Karen Gordon http://kalw.org en On-campus health centers aim to make Oakland schools safer http://kalw.org/post/campus-health-centers-aim-make-oakland-schools-safer <p>Many public schools are coping with constant and deep funding cuts to education, and neighborhood schools are looking for creative ways to serve the needs of their students. Six public schools in Oakland now house on-site health centers for just that reason. The newest – a state of the art clinic at Roosevelt Middle School – helps kids who are struggling with the twin traumas of violence and poverty.</p> Wed, 21 Nov 2012 21:03:00 +0000 Karen Gordon 11110 at http://kalw.org On-campus health centers aim to make Oakland schools safer A glimpse of the recession at the Alameda County food bank http://kalw.org/post/glimpse-recession-alameda-county-food-bank <p>The cavernous building of the <a href="http://www.accfb.org">Alameda County Community Food Bank</a> looks like an airplane hangar for the nearby Oakland Airport. Through the door of the community engagement center, with its bright orange awning, pallets of potatoes sit by empty donation barrels piled high to the ceiling. Volunteers busily bag produce. Giant walk-in refrigerators, the size of small houses, hum in the background.</p> Wed, 18 Jan 2012 01:00:29 +0000 Karen Gordon 4508 at http://kalw.org A glimpse of the recession at the Alameda County food bank