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Candacy Taylor

Forget the movie, which won the 2019 Oscar for Best Picture despite criticism for being overly simplistic and “whitewashed”—the real-life “Green Book” was a widely-distributed paperback pamphlet that listed tens of thousands of businesses that would serve African Americans in pre-Civil Rights Act America. In this interview, we speak with Candacy Taylor, a Bay Area-based cultural documentarian putting together a book and Smithsonian Museum exhibit based on the Green Book.

New York Public Library

When Hank Hendrix was a teenager in Fresno in the 1950s, his family would embark on road trips to visit extended family in Arkansas. “My mom would cook everything before we left,” he says. “We’d got water, food, everything, and that’s the way we would travel.”

Kerry Klein / Valley Public Radio

The Madera County Board of Supervisors voted today to censure the county district attorney.

The workplace conduct of Madera County District Attorney David Linn was the subject of a special meeting this morning by the county board of supervisors. The meeting follows months after the county hired an outside law firm to investigate allegations of Linn’s inappropriate comments and behavior.