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
A state lawmaker wants to reimburse Medi-Cal patients who speak limited English for interpreters to help them get the right diagnosis and treatment. Read the bill.
The four-year probe of Caltrans mismanagement finds workers collected pay for safety tests they never performed. Caltrans states that they have addressed the issues.
Federal judge raises questions about inmate interviews by state lawyers.
The request comes as a judge prepares to hear the state's request to end federal oversight of California's mental health programs and facilities.
California will ask a judge to end federal oversight of mental health care in state prisons. But the state's case is complicated by a stubbornly high inmate suicide rate.
State lawmakers consider costly options for plugging a $70 billion shortfall in the CalSTRS fund. Almost two percent of the state's population is enrolled in the fund.
State GOP lawmakers say counties can't manage the thousands of new felons under their supervision.
Two state legislators are seeking $15 million annually for the medical school at UC Riverside, which last year won approval to extend its two-year program to four years.
The expert hired by a federal court to help California lower its prison suicide rate says he’s so frustrated he’s going to stop trying.
Parolees who fail to register as sex offenders would have been returned to state prison instead of local jails where they often serve little time.
Advocates and families of victims of prescription drug overdoses want the California Medical Board to monitor physicians who freely prescribe painkillers.
Shorter jail sentences may have contributed to spike in the number of paroled sex offenders who cut off their GPS monitoring devices.
A change in California law that sends lower-level felons to county lockups instead of state prison means local facilities are handling inmates with longer sentences.
Student groups want tuition rolled back to pre-recession levels to make a college education affordable again.
Starting next year, the number of Californians who must purchase their own health insurance will grow by 3.5 million people.