Maladh Mohammed Ali's family moved to the United States about six months ago. Part of her family at least. One of her sons died in Iraq, where the family is from, which made the whole move possible. But the family is finding adjusting to the United States to be difficult.
Reporter Jill Replogle, of the public radio collaboration Fronteras Desk, follows up with a family from Iraq who moved to San Diego as refugees six months ago. Now, Replogle finds that some members of the family are struggling to adjust to their new life.
As immigration reform continues to percolate, some states and communities are taking measures of their own. In California, the state senate approved a bill that, if it becomes law, would prohibit local agencies from working with a specific federal immigration program.
Limpets grown in sea-side tanks in California are a crucial ingredient in medical research. A serum they produce is a key ingredient in vaccines -- and may hold the key to creating a vaccine for cancer.
Dan Matthews is a California-based rapper. He was adopted from Korea when he was 8 months old. But he was curious about his birth parents. So he wrote a letter to his adoption agency. He never thought he'd get a response.
International students continue to pour into American universities, many of them from China. But those Chinese students are running into challenges in adapting to U.S. culture. So at some universities, including the University of Southern California, the universities are stepping in to try and help.
The hotly contested public option for health care coverage is up for debate on Capitol Hill next week. For a closer look, The Takeaway talks to Xavier Becerra, Congressman from California and the vice chair of the House Democratic Caucus.
As part of a look at back-to-school challenges, we talk to someone who is re-imagining American education. Steve Barr, the founder of California-based Green Dot Public Schools, and has developed a reputation for making radical changes in public schools.
A major part of the new health care legislation focuses on cutting the skyrocketing costs of medical care. People with chronic diseases put a particular burden on medical services; we look at this issue by examining the preventable Type 2 diabetes.