Brianna Chavez

This year, our news team won three awards from the Public Media Journalists Association. Our series on Roseland health, produced in partnership with local bilingual station KBBF, won second place in its division for collaboration. For one of the reports in this series, KRCB’s Adia White visited Roseland Elementary on their first day of school. Ninety percent of students in this district qualify for free and reduced priced lunch, but in the summer, families must find other options.

 (Pictured at right Roseland Elementary fourth grader Brianna Chavez. She prefers to bring her own lunch to school. Maybe it's because of her  cool lunchbox - Photo by KRCB's Adia White)

This reporting is supported by the USC Annenberg Center for Health Journalism Impact Fund. 

Our Roseland Health Project is done in partnership with KBBF, Radio 89.1 FM, Santa Rosa's bilingual community radio station.

 

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