On this episode we’re joined by Monica Samayoa. Monica is a climate reporter for Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB) and is co-chair of the steering committee for The Uproot Project, a network of environmental journalists of color.

Monica did not expect to become a climate reporter and filled us in on the path that took her to this job. She walked us through the different kinds of stories she covered, with examples. She included tips for aspiring radio reporters as well (“record at all times!”).

She also explained the purpose of The Uproot Project and why its existence is so important.

Monica’s salute: Meerah Powell, higher education reporter at OPB

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