Jason Pohl

investigative reporter at The Sacramento Bee

Jason Pohl on KCRW

During the early days of the pandemic in March, Governor Gavin Newsom signed an executive order that was supposed to add tens of thousands of workers to the state’s health care system.

‘Health Corps’: Gov. Newsom wanted retired doctors and nurses to help treat COVID patients. What happened?

During the early days of the pandemic in March, Governor Gavin Newsom signed an executive order that was supposed to add tens of thousands of workers to the state’s health care system.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

COVID-19 caught America flat-footed. The country didn’t have enough masks, gloves, or gowns, which causeda desperate scramble for personal protective equipment (PPE).

California’s PPE marketplace filled with fraud and scams, according to investigation

COVID-19 caught America flat-footed. The country didn’t have enough masks, gloves, or gowns, which causeda desperate scramble for personal protective equipment (PPE).

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

In 2011, the U.S. Supreme Court ordered California to downsize its prisons because of overcrowding.

Local jails see a spike in violence

In 2011, the U.S. Supreme Court ordered California to downsize its prisons because of overcrowding.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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