Next Generation Radio
We are finding, coaching and training public media’s next generation. Six talented student journalists enrolled at northern California colleges and universities are participating in this state-of-the-art training week in California’s Capitol. This #nextgenradio project is created in partnership with Capital Public Radio, Sacramento State University.Learn More
Four months ago, Jessica Lamar had no idea where she would live. She learned that one of her kids would need round-the-clock care. Six of her other children were bouncing around from house to house living with her friends. Lamar was homeless with no housing prospects, because of a previous eviction.
Warehouse Artists Lofts Offer Affordable Community for Sacramento Artists
Low Cost Living at the WAL Gives Tyler Campbell An Opportunity to Pursue his Music | By Nour Coudsi
Housing assistance still has a long way to go
Housing in Sacramento can be challenging for young adults with a history of homelessness. Twenty-year-old Eroz Burse shares his journey.
By Hilda Flores
From High School To A Homeless Shelter
With housing nearly impossible to find, many Millennials are staying with their parents. But those without stable homes have nowhere to go. Natasha Matú and Colin Ray Jackson share their experiences with homelessness. | By Isabella Lord
Despite Financial Help, Some College Students Can’t Find Housing In Sacramento
Rebecca Rodriguez has two weeks to find a place, and nowhere to go. She is one of about 48,000 California State University students without reliable housing. | By Laura Tsutsui
‘We Don’t Have a Mortgage — It’s Fantastic’
This family of six considered buying a home in Sacramento, but steered away due to high housing prices. They now live in a RV as an affordable alternative.
By David Rodriguez
The real work on this Next Generation Radio project began on day two. It turned out to be full of very helpful lessons. As I worked to find my source, the hours were passing and many of the phone calls were unsuccessful. No callbacks, tons of voicemails, leads falling...
I started the Next Generation Radio program four days ago without any experience in audio production. Today, I can say that I have a much better idea on how a radio piece is constructed, mixed together, edited and re-edited. I can also say that I have experience in...
Going into NPR's Next Generation project I knew it would be difficult, but I don't think I was prepared for all the work we ended up doing in a mere 5 days. After finishing the week, I feel really proud of all the work I was able to complete in such a short time....
I grew up in a quiet neighborhood in the Silicon Valley, my house was right by a park that I loved, but my parents forbade me from playing in the creek, because of the “hobos.”
When all else fails and knocking on doors and taking names actually works. Never in my reporting experience have I driven an hour away from the “newsroom” hoping to find a story. That’s exactly what my mentor, a NextGen audio engineer, the NextGen digital designer,...
A reflection by Laura Tsutsui about learning how to collect multiple elements as a reporter, and being intentional in the process.