Capital Public Radio | October 2019
‘First Days in America’
We are finding, coaching and training public media’s next generation. This #nextgenradio project is created with partner Capital Public Radio, where six talented student journalists are participating in a week-long state-of-the-art training program.
In this project, six immigrants talk about how their first days in the United States shaped their lives today.
Coming to America, the ultimate bingo for one Sacramento resident
by Ricardo Tovar
Victor Igbenidion is a Nigerian immigrant who left his comfort zone 12 years ago but coming to the U.S. “felt like heaven.”
Fijian student continues passion for farming at new school
by Angelica Hernandez
Anish Prasad left behind a thriving garden in his home country to join the rest of his family in America. Now, he has a new place to grow food.
From Iraq to Dubai, and finally Sacramento: The long journey of Sarmad Alkayssi
by Alex Coba
One Iraqi Immigrant’s intro into American democracy and the freedoms that come with it
First days, last words
by Shaylyn Martos
How one Honduran woman lost her native language
A Shocking Epiphany: A Mexican woman finds hope in the classroom
by Roman Battaglia
At 18, Elizabeth Villanueva left Mexico for the U.S. to reunite with her mother. She now uses her experiences to teach and create a safe space for immigrant students in Meadowview.
Temporary rooms, permanent community
by Janelle Salanga