All Hands on Deck
There’s been a lot of bad news coming out of Sacramento lately: homelessness, the foreclosure rate, unemployment, political gridlock in a state crippled by the recession. Add to that a stubborn case of politics fatigue, and you’ve got a lot of reasons to write off this city. But we trekked to California’s beleaguered state capital to peek behind the national headlines and find out who keeps this city running—day in, day out—despite all that’s going wrong. And we left with the realization that people in Sacramento are remaking the American city, in surprising and deeply moving ways.
For instance, after severe budget cuts jeopardize Sacramento’s biggest and best-loved park, a fifth grader masterminds a solution to help save it.
We follow the emotional ups and downs of die-hard fans as the threat to move their beloved basketball team, the Sacramento Kings, unites them as a community with one voice and cause. Also, Explore Sacramento’s tent city, and the people working to find innovative solutions to assist in resolving this crisis spanning many years. Al will give you a guided tour of all of these things involving facets of survival and community helping to bridge a divided community.
To find out more how the story unfolds, listen to the full episode of Sacramento, CA: All Hands on Deck.