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Hopeless to home - Episode 3

1/7/2019
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Welcome back to The Placer Life as we continue our look at the Whole Person Care program, focused on moving people out of chronic homelessness. In the last two episodes we introduced you to three members of the program whose paths had been different but all had led them to homelessness. This episode takes a closer look at Whole Person Care staff, and what they do every day to ensure that these people don’t fall through the cracks. TRANSCRIPT: https://bit.ly/2RBRmKN

Duration:00:24:46

Hopeless to home - Episode 1

1/7/2019
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Learn how Whole Person Care came to be in Placer County, and meet two members whose different paths led them to homelessness. TRANSCRIPT: https://bit.ly/2HbtKbU

Duration:00:38:59

Hopeless to home - Episode 4

1/7/2019
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In the final episode of our miniseries, we explore housing and the creative ways the Whole Person Care program, and its partners, are finding solutions even when every sign in Placer County seems to say ‘no vacancy.’ TRANSCRIPT: https://bit.ly/2RfUcWM

Duration:00:37:26

Hopeless to home - Episode 2

1/7/2019
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Welcome back to The Placer Life as we continue our look at Whole Person Care, the county’s innovative pilot program to help chronically homeless people get back on their feet and off the street. This episode looks at how the program tackles medical services and challenges. TRANSCRIPT: https://bit.ly/2H1E9XS

Duration:00:38:00

Hopeless to home - Prologue

1/7/2019
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Placer County’s Whole Person Care program launched in 2017 with a lofty goal of helping homeless people with the most severe needs. Since then it has connected the dots for those who had once fallen through the cracks. In a four-part miniseries of “The Placer Life,” we follow three clients of the program as they make the journey from homeless to home. TRANSCRIPT: https://bit.ly/2seuenv

Duration:00:07:45

Beating Cancer: Justin Wages’ Story of the Healing Power of Nature

9/28/2017
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When faced with a serious cancer diagnosis and a series of setbacks, Justin Wages, a land manager with the Placer Land Trust, found a unique connection with nature that helped him not only heal but thrive. A transcript of this episode is available at: https://bit.ly/2N8Kd08

Duration:00:23:53

A Return to Grace - A Story of Drugs, Child Abuse and the Road to Recovery

5/3/2017
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When Grace — a pseudonym — was at her lowest point, her 3-week-old son was taken away because she was breastfeeding him while using heroin and meth, in a household riddled with substance abuse and domestic violence. But that wasn’t where her story ended. A transcript of this episode is available at: https://bit.ly/2tkNctd

Duration:00:28:43

Hugging George Lucas: Placer artist Frank Ordaz’s journey from Star Wars to the Sierra

12/22/2016
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Before setting up shop in Auburn, artist Frank Ordaz helped create the iconic worlds of “Star Wars, “E.T.” and “Indiana Jones.” Hear what it was like to work on those groundbreaking movies and how living in Placer County informs his art today in our latest episode of “The Placer Life.” A transcript of this episode is available at: https://bit.ly/2Bzydjr

Duration:00:24:42

Lost in the Wilderness - The Story of Cody Michael

12/6/2016
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It was supposed to be just a quick overnight hike for Cody Michael and his dog, Bauer. But, losing his trail in the snow, Cody found himself lost in one of the most rugged areas of Placer County for four days and, he thought, possibly forever. Cody, his father, Howard, and Sgt. Ty Conners of the Placer County Sheriff’s Office share the most detailed account yet of Cody’s harrowing story, the tremendous lengths undertaken to find him and advice for how to stay safe if you are ever lost in the...

Duration:01:58:41

Betty Samson - Placer's Original 'Rosie the Riveter'

11/10/2016
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Living near Auburn is an original Rosie the Riveter, 91-year old Betty Samson. Here, Betty talks about working as a plane engine mechanic in support of the war effort in the 1940s, what life was like during that time and what Veterans Day means to her now. A transcript of this episode is available at: https://bit.ly/2RWJe3X

Duration:00:14:59