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Second Chances

December 12, 2019

Second Chances

On this week’s show, we’re talking about second chances. First, Michelle Pitcher takes a look at a career training program for California inmates re-entering society. Then, Natalia Gurevich tells us about Cambodian immigrants to the US facing deportation and what they’re doing to fight back. Finally, Hannah Ricker finds out whether our clothing really gets a second chance when we donate it to a secondhand store.

CREDITS:

PRODUCER: Will McCarthy
ASSISTANT PRODUCER: Eric Murphy
ANCHORS: Talia Gurevich
REPORTERS: Michelle Pitcher, Talia Gurevich, Hannah Ricker
ENGINEER: Nina Sparling
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Ben Manilla



INDIVIDUAL STORIES FROM SHOW

BOSS gives formerly incarcerated job seekers a boost

In California, the odds can be stacked against job seekers with felony records. People who have recently returned home from jail or prison face problems adjusting to the modern job hunt and are often turned down because of their criminal records. One Berkeley-based organization helps combat these problems with a…

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America’s second-hand clothing glut is causing a serious waste problem

Most Americans are familiar with the idea of spring cleaning. But it turns out, when we donate our clothes to second hand stores, only about 30% gets sold. The rest is sent abroad or landfilled. Americans are consuming and disposing way too many clothes, and second hand stores can’t keep…

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