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Capital & Main’s weeklong podcast series The Crossing, we take a closer look at the intersection of health, wealth and race in California. The same groups that have constantly struggled to access health care in the state – lower income families, Blacks and Latinos, immigrant workers, the homeless — are disproportionately represented among both COVID cases and deaths.

The Crossing Capital & Main

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Capital & Main’s weeklong podcast series The Crossing, we take a closer look at the intersection of health, wealth and race in California. The same groups that have constantly struggled to access health care in the state – lower income families, Blacks and Latinos, immigrant workers, the homeless — are disproportionately represented among both COVID cases and deaths.

    Holly Mitchell on the Quest to Bring Health Care to All Californians

    Holly Mitchell on the Quest to Bring Health Care to All Californians

    The L.A. County Supervisor shares her own experience inside the state’s fractured medical system and the huge stakes in creating a better one.

    • 15 min
    How Gentrification is Affecting the Health of LA County's Black and Brown Residents

    How Gentrification is Affecting the Health of LA County's Black and Brown Residents

    Michelle Burton of the Social Change Institute talks about structural racism and its effect on generations of vulnerable communities.

    • 13 min
    Why Advocates Want Health Care for All Californians -- Regardless of Immigration Status

    Why Advocates Want Health Care for All Californians -- Regardless of Immigration Status

    The California Immigrant Policy Center's Sarah Dar makes the case for universal health care.

    • 13 min
    A Community Health Provider That's Too Big --- and Vital -- to Fail

    A Community Health Provider That's Too Big --- and Vital -- to Fail

    Venice Family Clinic's Elizabeth Benson Forer explains how the dramatic growth of her essential facility reflects the breakdown of our health care system.

    • 13 min
    Veteran Nurse Says COVID's Brutal Disparities Show Why We Need Health Care for All

    Veteran Nurse Says COVID's Brutal Disparities Show Why We Need Health Care for All

    Forty years into her career, RN Cathy Kennedy believes the poor and people of color will never get fair treatment until we make systemic change.

    • 12 min

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