In The View From Here's latest season, Making Meadowview, we explore the south Sacramento neighborhood where Stephon Clark was killed, a diverse and surprising place that exemplifies urban neighborhoods across the country.
Making Meadowview: Stepping Up To The Dais
Mai Vang has always been a trailblazer. She is a first generation Hmong-American and the eldest of 16 children. As a young adult she started a non-profit to give political voice to her South Asian community. Now, she’s a school board member.
Making Meadowview: Welcome To Margaritaville
Margarita Chavez has the best house on the block. At least, that’s how she describes it to all who come to visit her in Detroit Park. She wants all of her neighbors to feel that same pride in their home.
Making Meadowview: Episode 5 Coming Soon!
The team is still working on the next episode, where we'll introduce you to Margarita Chavez. The retired grandma patrols her neighborhood and is determined to rid it of overgrown lawns and other eyesores. But what do her neighbors think?
Making Meadowview: Healing From The Crack Epidemic
Rolanda Wilkins grew up in Meadowview and lived through its crack epidemic in the 1980s. Now, she dedicates her life to empowering neighborhood girls, some of whom may be working through residual effects of the crack epidemic’s “lost generation.”
Making Meadowview: Bonus Episode: Why Move To Meadowview
We’re excited to share the next episode with you — which we’re still producing. In the meantime, we’re going to share a few snippets of other stories we’ve gathered during the past year CapRadio has been in Meadowview.
Making Meadowview: The Man Of Meadowview
Teenager Lamajhe Miles wants to be a professional football player one day. And he has the talent. But without a bed to sleep on, poor grades and bad influences all around him, all he has is his will.
Incredible First Person Stories
This radio documentary is beautifully produced and shares the intimate journeys of people struggling with very real and common challenges in our society. I highly recommend listening with a box of tissues.