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Oppressed By Wildfire

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April Ehrlich | JPR News

Oppressed By Wildfire

Jefferson Public Radio spent months speaking to families in Northern California about how wildfires impact them. We found that wildfires leave the most long-lasting impacts on marginalized populations — including people of Latino and Native American descent, people who are homeless, and people with disabilities. The key issue, it seems, is that wildfire response and preparation systems weren’t designed with these communities in mind.
 
 
This four-part radio series was produced in partnership with the USC Annenberg Center for Health Journalism’s 2019 California Fellowship.