Deepa Fernandes is a journalist who has covered guerrilla insurgencies, natural disasters and political coups in countries from Haiti to East Timor. Most recently she was the Early Childhood Development Correspondent for KPCC. Prior to Southern California Public Radio, Deepa was a national anchor for the Pacifica Radio network, she founded and ran a national non-profit that aimed to diversify the ranks of journalism by training new reporters in communities of color, and she was a Knight Journalism Fellow at Stanford in 2012. She has an MA from Columbia University.
Advocates say that these immigration enforcement threats keep workers from telling their stories of wage theft to law enforcement. Wage theft costs Los Angeles workers $26 million a week, according to the University of California, Los Angeles.
When the weather changed and kids became malnourished, one Guatemalan indigenous community made big changes. And they seem to be working.
A cough that has lasted months, fevers and diarrhea that keeps coming back. Small children are still suffering months after extreme weather lead to flooding in a small Peruvian town. Is climate change to blame?
Sea level rise projections suggest Levi Draheim’s home on Florida’s east coast will be sitting in water in 30-40 years. A hurricane last year already flooded him out of his school. So, he’s suing the federal government to try to force it to take stronger action to fight climate change.
High School students from Ecuador’s Galápagos Islands are learning about climate change and working to protect their islands’ tortoises and other unique wildlife from its effects.