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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Many Angelenos are camping out on a sidewalk overnight to be first in a daily unofficial standby line for leftover COVID-19 vaccine doses.

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Josh Barro and Ken White talk about the acquittal of former President Trump in his second impeachment, the beginning of civil lawsuits filed against him and more

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The FDA issued emergency use authorization for Johnson & Johnson’s coronavirus vaccine over the weekend, and the Biden administration says it could start arriving today.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Maurice Harris owns Bloom & Plume, a flower business with an adjacent coffee shop. Before the pandemic, his products were selling well and his social commentary was resonating.

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As technology becomes more sleek and complex, repairing is more difficult and dangerous. When something breaks, it’s often easier to buy a new one.

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Among a certain set, Joan Didion stands as California’s purest homegrown literary voice. But Didion left the state long ago and her most seminal works are decades old.

from Zócalo's Connecting California

Innova Medical Group, based in Pasadena, has developed a test people can buy over the counter and use at home. It costs $5 and produces results in about 30 minutes.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Johnson & Johnson says it will ship out nearly 4 million doses of its COVID-19 vaccine this week — after the FDA authorized it for emergency use on Saturday.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand