Linda and James discuss how thousands of Humboldt County residents suffer from an astounding shortage of dental care providers and poor dental insurance coverage even as our society continues to judge people based on the condition of their teeth. The problem is especially true for low- and middle-income families, with Humboldt County offering only a small handful of clinics that accept California’s MediCal dental insurance. Our hosts also review efforts under way to address these issues and attract more dental professionals to Humboldt County.
Journalists Linda Stansberry and James Faulk explore problems that impact residents of Humboldt County, CA, then research those issues to help provide listeners with the tools to make things better. Conversational yet informative, the show combines serious data journalism with optimism for a brighter, better future community. This podcast is produced as an adjunct to an ongoing series of stories on the Headline Humboldt television program, aired weekly on KEET-TV.
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