This is a piece I did for KQED's new series, My Spot, which is part of The California Report. The series focuses on Californians' favorite spots in the state. Here, we head with a new mom to the Meadowlark Dairy in Pleasanton.
I did this story on "extreme altruism" for the podcast we created at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism. I talk with a Yale psychologist who studies extreme altruism, as well as two local men who were recently awarded a Carnegie Medal for the act of extreme altruism: risking their lives to pull a stranger from a burning truck.
This is a same-day turnaround story I did for KQED, along with a print piece for the web, about a program that's retrofitting old Muni buses into mobile shower stalls for San Francisco's homeless.
For this KQED radio spot, I reported on why it is that three Bay Area counties have the highest rates of whooping cough in the state.
In this story, produced for a weekly show on Berkeley's KALX radio station, I explore the science behind what makes us happy — and whether we should strive for happiness at all.
In this radio feature for KALX, two Berkeley students share their past experience in solitary confinement and a state senator explains why the practice needs another look in California.
In January 2014, California expanded its pool of abortion providers. Two California nurse practitioners share why this move is important to healthcare access, especially women in rural areas of the state.
In 2013, a Pew Research survey found that more than a third of U.S. adults care for an adult relative or friend. In this feature for KALX, I talk with two people about their experience on the front lines of caring for a loved one.