State Capitol Report: More reading tests, New director for health equity

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State Rep. Joel Kitchens talks about his bill to increase literacy testing for children up to second grade. After that, we speak with the director of the Office of Health Equity in the state’s top health agency.

Featured in this Show

  • Proposal to increase literacy testing for children

    State Rep. Joel Kitchens proposed tripling the number of reading tests that students get through second grade in an effort to prevent children from falling behind in school. We talk with the representative about the bill and his other priorities for the state.

  • Director of new health equity office talks challenges, disparities

    Michelle Robinson is the inaugural director of the new Office of Health Equity within the state Department of Health Services. We speak with the director about the aims of the organization and the challenges she faces in reducing health disparities throughout the state.

Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Joe Tarr Producer
  • Trevor Hook Producer
  • Keegan Kyle Producer
  • Maria Lopez Technical Director
  • Rep. Joel Kitchens Guest
  • Michelle Robinson Guest

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