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 State Senate voted to move California's presidential primary from June to February. Supporters say it will make California a more important player in the presidential race.
The ACLU and other civil rights groups want the U.S. government to speed up citizenship applications that have been in limbo. They've filed a class-action lawsuit in San Francisco.
Passed in November 2005, Proposition 83, better known as Jessica's Law, prohibits registered sex offenders from living within 2,000 feet of schools, parks, or other places where children gather. Friday, a federal judge in Sacramento ruled on whether that applies to previously-convicted sex offenders.
For state officials, this has been "alternative fuels" week. On Thursday, Governor Schwarzenegger and scientists from California and Illinois announced the launch of an alternative fuels research center at UC Berkeley.