‘California Connected’ To Examine Physician Shortage in Rural California Communities
"California Connected," a weekly, hour-long newsmagazine produced by PBS stations in Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Diego and San Francisco that covers state events and issues, tonight will examine the physician shortage in the rural communities of Downieville and Oakdale. The segment will include interviews with Frank Lang, a nurse practitioner with the Western Sierra Medical Clinic, and Dr. Sprianza Avram of the Northern Sierra Rural Health Network. "California Connected" airs Thursdays at 9 p.m. PT on PBS stations in Eureka, Fresno, Los Angeles, Redding, Sacramento, San Bernardino, San Diego and San Francisco. The program will be available online after the broadcast. Viewers also can participate in a discussion on the program's Web site tonight between 10 p.m. and 11 p.m. PT (KVIE release, 8/12).This is part of the California Healthline Daily Edition, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.