Former Health Care Reporter
Katie Orr came to Capital Public Radio from KPBS in San Diego, where she covered City Hall for four years. She has also worked at public radio stations in Indiana and Ohio. Her work has been heard on NPR and on The California Report. She has been recognized by several chapters of the Society for Professional Journalists for her work. She is a graduate of the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University.
Katie has a passion for political reporting which developed while covering the 2008 presidential campaign in the swing state of Ohio. She has since covered city council and mayoral elections as well as numerous policy issues.
December 29, 2015
Women in California could see greater salary parity with men under an expanded pay equity law.
December 28, 2015
Germany is struggling to keep up with an influx of refugees. Many are fleeing conflicts in the Middle East. California experienced a similar situation in the 1980’s.
December 23, 2015
Scientists with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife are rescuing Chinook salmon that took a wrong turn.
December 22, 2015
More people are using Sacramento International Airport this year.
December 21, 2015
Muslim-Americans are seeing a backlash of anger following terrorist attacks in Paris and Southern California. The Sacramento Area League of Associate Muslims held events over the weekend to show people what the faith is really about.
December 17, 2015
Healthcare workers face a high risk of violence on the job. Nurses from around California today testified in support of proposed new rules meant to prevent workplace violence.
December 16, 2015
California regulators say self-driving cars of the future must have a licensed driver behind the wheel, at least until the technology is proven safe.
December 14, 2015
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife is experimenting with a new way to save salmon eggs from low river flows and higher water temperatures in the drought.
December 10, 2015
The developmentally disabled and their supporters are again calling on California lawmakers to increase funding for programs that makes their lives easier
December 8, 2015
Thousands of new customers have signed up during the first month of open enrollment.