Christina Jewett

Center for Investigative Reporting

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Investigative reporter covering health and welfare for California Watch, a project of the Center for Investigative Reporting; former reporter for the Sacramento Bee

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An investigation into a drug prescribed to girls who start puberty early found long term consequences.

Drug delaying puberty linked to bone problems in early adulthood

An investigation into a drug prescribed to girls who start puberty early found long term consequences.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Southern California’s become the center of a drug-rehabilitation racket, that specializes in charging the state’s Drug Medi-Cal program for so-called “ghost clients,” including dead…

Rampant Fraud in Southern California Rehab Clinics

Southern California’s become the center of a drug-rehabilitation racket, that specializes in charging the state’s Drug Medi-Cal program for so-called “ghost clients,” including dead…

from Which Way, L.A.?

Hantavirus is a rare cause of disease, but it can be deadly, as visitors to Yosemite Valley are finally been warned.

Hantavirus Outbreak at Yosemite

Hantavirus is a rare cause of disease, but it can be deadly, as visitors to Yosemite Valley are finally been warned.

from Which Way, L.A.?

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Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced sweeping raids at food processing plants across Mississippi on Wednesday.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

LA Metro is considering plans for the Sepulveda Transit Corridor Project, which aims to build public transit options that would connect the San Fernando Valley to the Westside in a…

from Greater LA

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from Left, Right & Center

Rock musician Cody Marks and her band have been playing at California prisons for more than a decade as part of the nonprofit Jail Guitar Doors, which offers music workshops as a form…

from Greater LA

Since March some 387 Boeing 737 Max jets have been grounded by regulators and airlines with no end in sight. Boeing profits have tanked. Last month the company recorded its biggest ever quarterly loss and deliveries are at their lowest since 2012. Boeing says it expects the plane to return to service by the end of this year, as it continues to focus on the plane’s software system, thought to be the cause of both plane crashes. Boeing’s crisis highlights a problem beyond flight safety. The aircraft manufacturer chose to prioritize big spending on CEO compensation and stock buybacks rather than reinvest profits on its employees, infrastructure and R and D. Last year alone, Boeing’s chief executive Dennis Muilenburg took home $30 in compensation and gains from options. Buybacks over investment; the financial strategy that’s great for shareholders but may well have cost Boeing the public’s trust.

from To the Point

Most people don't think California was a slave state, but its presence on the West Coast predates the arrival of enslaved Africans in 1619.

from KCRW Features

As Los Angeles Unified students go back to school, the president of the teachers union says several changes will be implemented this year.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The death of the nation’s longest serving federal judge is a reminder about our lack of effective judicial oversight.

from Zócalo's Connecting California

The communities of Gilroy, El Paso and Dayton are recovering after attackers shot and killed at least 34 people and injured dozens more.  Erroll Southers, Director of Homegrown…

from KCRW Features