From Underdog to State Champs, Tiny High School Team Heads to Cooking Nationals
We start our show with a story about a team of underdogs. They're not jocks -- they're teenage chefs. You might expect the winners of a statewide high school culinary competition to come from one of California's foodie destinations: L.A., San Francisco or Sonoma County. But recently, the top prize went to tiny Greenville High School in Plumas County. Now they're preparing for the national competition this weekend.
An Immigrant Love Story, Four Decades in the Making
We're going to bring you a high school love story. It's about two Filipino immigrants finding a lost love after four decades apart. We're calling them 'Tess' and 'Marco' because they're both undocumented, and they've asked us not to use their real names. Their story comes to us as part of a new series called "At Risk in the Trump Era," produced in collaboration with the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism. Over the next few weeks, student reporters will explore the impact of the first 100 days of the Trump presidency on vulnerable communities in Southern California.
California Sounds: Nite Jewel, Derrick Anderson and Adam Turchin
This month, California music fans flocked to the desert to see and be seen at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. But here on our show, we like to focus on some homegrown talent that might not make big headlines. Producer Suzie Racho and pop music critic Steve Hochman tell us about some new releases from three Southern California artists.
A Grandfather Shares His Mexican Roots With 'Mijita'
We're going to listen in on an exchange between three generations, in three different languages. It's the final episode in our "Storycorps" series, featuring conversations between Latinos in the San Joaquin Valley. If you're like so many Californians with immigrant roots, you may not speak the same language as other generations in your family. In this story you'll hear 12-year-old Angelina Flores speak in English, asking her father, Luis, to relay questions to her grandfather, Julian, about his life in Mexico.