Robert Garrova

Robert Garrova is a Los Angeles native and a reporter at Southern California Public Radio/KPCC. He previously worked at New Hampshire Public Radio and on APM's Marketplace with Kai Ryssdal.

His work has been featured on Marketplace's flagship program and the Los Angeles Review of Books. Robert has reported on a wide range of topics, including the largest fire in California history and the re-discovered costumes of a silent film star.

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Curley Bonds, the Chief Medical Officer for the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health, joins other state and county officials at a 2019 Suicide Prevention Month event.
Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health

Some states and cities are trying to improve the quality of data on veteran suicide, which is often incomplete and years old.

Manuel Bernal, president of East LA Community Corporation, stands in front of what remains of the Nuevo Amanecer complex, which had 30 units for homeless veterans.
Robert Garrova / American Homefront

Some of Los Angeles County's 3900 homeless veterans had been lined up to move into the complex under construction. After the fire, many will remain on the streets.

Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado Springs is serving as temporary headquarters of the U.S. Space Command for at least the next six years. But several cities, including Colorado Springs, are competing to become the permanent home.
Duncan Wood / U.S. Air Force

Communities in 26 states hope to be chosen as the headquarters for U.S. Space Command, which could employ an estimated 1,400 people.