Long before the #MeToo movement inspired by powerful women in Hollywood and politics, we spent a year and a half investigating how immigrant janitors are particularly vulnerable to sexual violence. The result is a series of radio stories and articles, plus a Frontline documentary called "Rape on the Night Shift." As part of that series, Sasha Khokha brings us the story of janitor Georgina Hernandez.
Songwriter In a Cage: Meet Glen Sherley, Johnny Cash’s Friend In Folsom
Fifty years ago this month, Johnny Cash performed at a prison in Folsom, northeast of Sacramento, to a captive audience of a thousand convicts. At the prison, Cash met Glen Sherley, a career criminal and jailhouse songwriter. As Peter Gilstrap tells us, that friendship would have a profound effect on both men.
After the shooting at a black church in Charleston, South Carolina in 2015, a white woman named Lois Helmbold realized she wanted to do something to help the country heal deep racial divisions. So she co-founded a group in Oakland called White Awake. Now, with so much frank discussion on the national stage about racism and confronting bias, KQED’s Farida Jhabvala Romero caught up with the group.
If you're a football fan, you're probably excited for Sunday's match up between the Philadelphia Eagles and the Minnesota Vikings, which will determine which team heads to the Super Bowl. But for one family in Fresno, it won't be so easy to pick a favorite. Katrina Schwartz takes us to the hometown of two brothers, now rivals, whose parents find themselves in a tricky position: who to root for?