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.
November 24, 2015
The rate of kids dying from drug overdoses has sharply increased in California over the last 12 years.
November 23, 2015
Nearly a third of California’s population receives Medi-Cal benefits and a recent report on California’s fiscal outlook found rapid enrollment among some population groups.
November 20, 2015
Covered California is reassuring consumers they will have health insurance through 2016 if they enroll in United Healthcare plan. United warned yesterday it may pull out of Obamacare because it’s losing money.
November 19, 2015
Governor Jerry Brown’s administration says it will continue to work on a plan to overhaul the way health insurers are taxed in California.
November 19, 2015
Dyslexia is a common learning disability. About 20 percent of Americans are estimated to be living with it. Yet it can be difficult for kids with dyslexia to get the right kind of educational services. A new law in California seeks to make it easier.
November 17, 2015
A judge will hear arguments tomorrow about whether to block a California law requiring anti-abortion clinics to inform clients about free or low-cost abortions.
November 16, 2015
An increasing number of Californians are going to the doctor simply by sitting in front of their computers.
November 12, 2015
Sacramento State is putting some more money toward diversity efforts.
November 11, 2015
The United States is taking today to honor its veterans. But one California group is working year-round to make sure no vet is forgotten.
November 10, 2015
The US Department of Veterans Affairs plans to build two new cemeteries in California.