In Southern California, One Woman Works to Heal a Forgotten Community of Nuclear Refugees
We meet a woman in Orange County who had a front row seat to the Cold War. She grew up on the small, tropical Marshal Islands where the U.S. military tested and detonated 67 nuclear weapons during the Cold War. The indigenous residents were uprooted and scattered across the world. The first group settled here in California in Costa Mesa. That’s where reporter Sarah Craig met Greta Briand, who is helping the Marshall Islanders still coping with those long-ago nuclear experiments.
The Painful Side of Positive Health Care Marketing
A couple decades ago, hospital and clinics didn’t advertise much. Now they’re spending more and more each year trying to attract patients in an increasingly competitive market. The ads are often positive and hopeful: happy patients and miraculous recovery stories. But if you’re really sick and not getting better, this kind of health care marketing can be jarring. Sam Harnett introduces us to a woman in San Jose who’s angry about that peppy messaging.
Vanilla, Chocolate, Strawberry and…Oyster? A Year of Ice Cream
The Mission Hill Creamery in Santa Cruz is the neighborhood ice cream shop for author Amy Ettinger, who spent a year researching, tasting, digging into the history and sociology of ice cream. Her new book is called “Sweet Spot: An Ice Cream Binge Across America.” Host Sasha Khokha met Ettinger at Mission Hill to talk ice cream over some drippy, delicious scoops.
Yoga is the Cat's Meow in California
It’s Monday evening at a yoga class in San Francisco. Eight people are resting in child’s pose on their mats, breathing deeply…with cats. The California Report’s Bianca Taylor takes us to cat yoga.