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The California Dream has changed, so what does it look like now?

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KPCC is starting a new two-year project exploring the modern California Dream and how the history of our state has shaped our dreams today.

KPCC is kicking off a two-year collaboration with public media outlets around the state looking at the California Dream, how the dream has changed and whose dream it is today.
Adriene Hill, the Senior Editor of the California Dream project, joined Take Two to tell us more about what's coming up. 

Hill said this project will cover a lot of topics because there are now about 39 million Californians who each have their own dream.

"A big part of our goal for this project is to hear and respond to Californians all around the state, to understand what it is we have in common as Californians, tell stories that maybe take us out of our individual communities or cites that we hear so much about but look more broadly at the state from top to bottom and really understand the dreams of people around us."

The project will launch with a live call-in show on Thursday, Feb. 15, at 12 p.m. Listeners across the state can call in to answer the question: why have you and your family stayed in California?

This question ties into one of the major topics of the project: cost of living. Hill said data shows the cost of living in California has gone up and this project will explore what it takes to make a life in the state today. 

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