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At Pomona College, a group of medical students walk in procession to the music of a string quartet. This is their White Coat Ceremony, where they don the iconic symbol of the medical profession for the first time.

They take the Hippocratic Oath and begin their training as a physician.

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A little bit of funk, rock, and soul, Inland Empire’s homegrown band Kiki Diago will be performing in Downtown Riverside at the end of this month.

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At the First Congregational Church in Downtown Riverside, student volunteers are giving out complimentary hygiene kits. It’s part of the Riverside Free Clinic, where people can come for no-cost medical treatment from volunteers.

California farmers could feel the brunt of new tariffs being imposed by China as part of an escalating trade war with the Trump Administration. Capitaol Public Radio's Randol White has more.

You visit the grocery store or local farmer's market. Picture your favorite vegetable. to get it into your hands, it's possible a farm worker had to first pick it with theirs. 

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The Inland Empire’s severe doctor shortage affects all aspects of healthcare – including mental healthcare. KVCR’s Benjamin Purper explores the area’s shortage of mental healthcare professions in this report.

At the Riverside Free Clinic, patients are waiting for free mental health services. They’re provided by counseling students from the University of Redlands.

Most of the patients at the RFC are uninsured. Some are undocumented immigrants, others are transients. But Medina says the thing that’s common among them is low socio-economic status.

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