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Ruxandra Guidi's blog posts

posted 08/11/2017
Research shows that working in retirement presents both financial and health advantages. What keeps some people from reaping these benefits and can companies do more to retain older workers?
posted 07/27/2017
In Southern California’s Eastern Coachella Valley, "promotoras" are part of a growing effort to address environmental hazards and survey residents about their other health and housing needs.
posted 06/12/2017
Older adults are more likely to suffer from loneliness, a risk-factor for premature death. Caregivers such as Maria Martínez can help seniors stay in their homes longer while offering needed companionship.
posted 12/12/2016
As two journalists spoke to seniors throughout some of L.A.'s most ethnically diverse communities, no other issue bubbled up as often and as urgently as the lack of affordable housing.
posted 03/19/2014

New York journalist Anthony Advincula discusses the challenge of finding a subject willing to speak openly on the sensitive issue.

posted 02/14/2014

Reporter Erika Beras discusses her series on the health of refugees and the linguistic, cultural and logistical barriers to health.

posted 11/17/2011

Just two hours east from my home in urban San Diego, the Anza-Borrego mountains give way to open skies and desert, followed by miles upon miles of bright green crop land. The semi-rural Imperial County is home to almost 200,000 people, most of them Latino, spread out over 4,000 square miles into small but tight-knit communities. Life here is strikingly different from the bustle of the coastal cities; one of the reasons why I love reporting in this part of Southern California.

Ruxandra Guidi's Blog

Research shows that working in retirement presents both financial and health advantages. What... more »
posted 08/11/17
In Southern California’s Eastern Coachella Valley, "promotoras" are part of a growing effort to... more »
posted 07/27/17
Older adults are more likely to suffer from loneliness, a risk-factor for premature death.... more »
posted 06/12/17

Ruxandra Guidi's Work

Puente Hills is the country’s largest landfill, taking in about 12,000 tons of trash daily. But if Americans are buying less stuff and recycling more, do we still need mega-landfills?

The landfill in Salton City will go from being an 8-acre municipal site, to a 320-acre private one. But contamination from trash juice isn't the real concern: it's the threat of increased diesel truck traffic. There is a long-running scientific link between traffic air pollution and health problems.

About 150 miles east of Los Angeles, the the Lawson Dump is home to 40 acres of garbage that rises two stories high — a toxic collection of electronic waste, household chemicals and construction debris.

Collaborative Reporting

New York journalist Anthony Advincula discusses the challenge of finding a subject willing to... more »
Radio Bilingüe reporter discusses her story on the Fresno County health program that serves... more »