Broadcast reporter Kelley Weiss is based in our Sacramento office where she’s helping lead the center’s expansion into public broadcasting. Her stories have appeared on NPR, Marketplace, The World, KQEDPublic Radio and World Vision Report. She’s produced series about illegal sales of prescription drugs at swap meets and preventable patient deaths and money mismanagement in Missouri’s mental health system. She won a 2009 national Edward R. Murrow award for investigative reporting and has received several honors in the Association of Health Care Journalists awards competition. She was named a Livingston Finalist in 2011 for a multi-platform project about how tribal sovereignty makes it nearly impossible for mothers to collect child support. Weiss previously worked as a health care reporter at Capital Public Radio in Sacramento and KCUR in Kansas City. Her work has also appeared in Reuters, the San Francisco Chronicle and the Center for Investigative Reporting. She’s completed health reporting fellowships from the Association of Health Care Journalists and the USC Annenberg School of Communication & Journalism. She has a journalism degree from the University of Kansas.
Despite the decline in California’s lead poisoning cases, without more money to remove the toxin, the most vulnerable children are still at risk. Here’s the story of how two counties are trying to fix the problem.
Andre Blaze of Orange has been watching the rollout of Obamacare with a growing sense of dread.
As a self-employed financial services marketing consultant, Blaze has bought his own health insurance for the last 30 years. The irony now, he said, is that the Affordable Care Act won’t bring him much relief.
“Because of all of the new benefits that are being added on I’m not going to be able to afford the new affordable health care,” Blaze said.
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