Interview: Returning Veterans Transition from Combat to Campuses

Interviewer: Laura Flynn Public Radio Reporting at Mills College Article originally published by KALW LAURA FLYNN: Currently about 800,000 vets receive education benefits across the country. Many are finding that the level of support for former service members varies significantly from campus to campus. RANDOLPH MARTINEZ: The Veterans Affairs representative, the one that certifies you,…

A Fruitvale Food Tradition Threatened

By Esther Honig Public Radio Reporting at Mills College Article originally published by KALW Oakland is known for its food trucks, which serve everything from tacos and tamales to West African cuisine.  But few know that this latest culinary trend got its start in Fruitvale almost 30 years ago. Fruitvale still has the city’s largest…

Street Level Celebrates 10 years of Feeding The Hungry

By Maddie Fowler Public Radio Reporting at Mills College Article originally published by KALW Oakland’s Fruitvale neighborhood has a history of welcoming new immigrants. At the turn of the 20th century, the area was full of orchards and beer gardens that served as an attraction to San Francisco residents. Today, you can see colorful markets…