Julie Small Sacramento Correspondent
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Julie Small covers state government, prisons and the California Supreme Court for Southern California Public Radio.
Before joining KPCC, Julie spent 7 years as the deputy foreign editor for Public Radio’s critically acclaimed "Marketplace." She helped shape the show’s coverage of Asia during China ascendency and India’s growing economic influence. She was the Los Angeles producer of a two-week live broadcast from China in 2006 and produced some other series on counterfeit goods, and the effect of the Iraq War on European-US trade relations. She also produced the "Marketplace Morning Report" for a stint.
Small is a former staff reporter for the Los Angeles Times. She's also reported for NPR, "The California Report," and "Weekend America."
Small earned her master's degree in Journalism from the University of Southern California Annenberg School of Communication.
In 1996 she helped launch a national campaign for redress for Japanese-Latin Americans interned by the U.S. government during World War II. The group won a settlement from the U.S. Department of Justice in 1998.
When she’s not walking the halls of the state capitol, Julie spends her free time enjoying life with her family in the San Francisco Bay Area, but she misses her home town of Los Angeles.
Stories by Julie Small
The board that oversees the state's health insurance exchange decided it's too late to include pediatric coverage in the program's first year.
California's health insurance exchange made changes it says are economical, but critics charge parents can now opt out of dental coverage for their kids.
The U.S. Supreme Court denied the governor’s attempt to block a lower court order to reduce overcrowding by releasing 9,600 inmates by the end of the year.
Jeff Beard, the head of California's Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, will hold what is being called a "discussion"—not a negotiation.
Some 3,000 California prisoners housed in isolation units suffer from some form of mental illness. Advocates seek a court order to sharply limit the practice.
Independent investigators have found medical care to be "grossly inadequate." The federal receiver in charge says steps are being taken to "correct deficiencies."
School districts will be required to meet with parent groups before making final decisions on how they'll spend increased state money.
A former state psychiatrist who testified on staffing shortages at the Salinas Valley Psychiatrist Program for prisoners says he’s being blacklisted.
With the protest in its third week, a prison spokesman said the meeting was "informational...not a negotiating or mediating session."
They have joined with the Public Policy Institute of California to develop a system to track felons. The goal is to find what practices reduce crime the most with the least amount of cost.
State corrections officials suspend media visits during the protest. They say "mass disturbance" is demanding considerable resources.
Prison officials have isolated the strike leaders and banned one of their attorneys from the facilities. Advocates for hunger strikers say the state has no right to take such action.
The number of participating inmates dropped from 29,000 to 12,000, but state officials still have a lot on their hands to ensure prisoners' wellbeing.
State regulators and utility companies are developing a plan to replace the nuclear plant's supply, weighing environmental concerns with the need to keep the lights on.
About 30,000 inmates continued a hunger strike to protest the "torture" of longterm stays that severely restrict access to sunlight, visitors and other inmates.