I've spent 10 years as a radio producer, but this here is my first story published in print! Thanks to Bay Nature Magazine and muralist, Mona Caron.
I was a production assistant on this beautiful documentary from The Kitchen Sisters. Here's what they say about the piece" Mark Dubois, co-founder of Friends of the River, Earth Day and International Rivers Network, began as a river guide who opened up rafting trips to disabled people in the 1970s. Dubois protested the damming and flooding of the Stanislaus River by hiding himself in the river canyon and chaining himself to a rock as the water rose. Katie Lee, born 1919, a former Hollywood starlet, ran the Colorado through Glen Canyon long before it was dammed and in 1955 was the 175th person to run the Grand Canyon. An outspoken conservationist, singer and writer, she has spent her life fighting for rivers. Ken Sleight, now 83, is a long time river and pack guide and activist in southern Utah who fought the damming of Glen Canyon and filling of Lake Powell. An inspiration for Ed Abbey's, Monkey Wrench Gang, Sleight is currently working on the campaign to remove Glen Canyon Dam."
You can listen to the full piece HERE (on The Kitchen Sisters' Sound Cloud Page)
Khaled Almaghafi, an immigrant beekeeper from Yemen, now lives in Oakland, California, but keeps up his family's traditions as civil war tears them down back at home.
Since the nuclear disaster in 2011, Fukushimans have been grappling with the question: Is our food safe to eat? Fear and Eating in Fukushima examines how Fukushima residents answer this basic question by walking the line between trust and fear.
Rebecca Burgess -- activist, natural dyer, and founder of Fibershed -- talks about her wardrobe, entirely sourced from within a 100-mile radius of her home in the San Geronimo Valley, California.
Growing Home community garden, started by Project Homeless Connect, brings San Francisco's Hayes Valley residents out to grow food alongside their homeless neighbors.
City parks don't just make themselves. They have to be planned and created, sometimes built into the map of a city, sometimes carved out as an afterthought. How does it work? One city planner offers historical insight.
The Tenderloin is an unlikely place for a park, let alone a forest. But the Tenderloin National Forest - an urban alleyway turned peaceful art garden - makes space for redwood trees, fish ponds, hummingbirds, and grateful neighbors.
The annual bicycle music festival is rolling! Pedal-powered... everything. Opera included.