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. 

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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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