Sarah is a producer and reporter at Michigan Radio where she works on the State of Opportunity project.  Formerly the Public Insight Journalist at the Changing Gears project, Sarah also worked as a civil rights lawyer in New York and a consultant to social justice organizations in California. She graduated from the University of Michigan, Columbia Law School and the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University. 


Features by Sarah Alvarez

Health care for foster youth, if they can find it

Those who've aged out of foster care get Medicaid until age 26.
Posted In: Obamacare, medicaid, ACA

Rural schools are struggling to keep the lights on

When rural families leave to search for better jobs, schools scramble to make cuts -- and may even shut down.
Posted In: rural America, Michigan, school closings

Teenagers who could sign up for Medicaid, but don't

After a long fight over Obamacare, Michigan will offer expanded Medicaid coverage starting next spring. But will everyone take advantage of the benefit?
Posted In: health care, Obamacare, Affordable Care Act, medicaid, teenagers

What happened to the factories in Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood?

Fred Rogers' "How Things are Made" videos are a nostalgic look back at U.S. factories -- as we churned out toys, crayons, and clothes. Do any of those companies still operate?
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