Erika joined KAZU in 2016. Her roots in radio began at an early age working for the independent community radio station in her hometown of Boulder, Colorado. After graduating from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University in 2012, Erika spent four years working as a television reporter. She’s very happy to be back in public radio and loves living in the Monterey Bay Area.
Farm workers in California are facing the double health threat of working during the coronavirus pandemic and fire season. Wildfire smoke often makes the air quality dangerous for harvesting produce.
Teaching assistants at the University of California, Santa Cruz who were picketing in the spring will assist classes virtually this fall. But their fight for higher wages isn't over.
Purple sea urchins are devouring the kelp forest off California's coast. To help the forest survive, researchers are trying to make these urchins a delicacy on menus at seafood restaurants.