We hope you’re enjoying the holidays with friends and family. Take a moment to consider that many farmworkers who help grow and pick the food for our feasts live in precarious conditions. For some, those conditions are improving. That story is on our new podcast.
As the year ends, the North Bay Report is featuring excerpts from our new series Living Downstream: The Environmental Justice Podcast.
This time, news director and senior producer of the podcast, Steve Mencher, talks with reporter Ruxandra Guidi. She recounts her decade-long exploration of life for farmworkers in the Coachella Valley east of Los Angeles. Steve talked with Ruxandra to find out how she won the trust of those workers, as they battled for better living conditions while farming the food that ends up on our tables.
To hear “Trailer Park Activists of the Eastern Coachella Valley,” subscribe to Living Downstream: The Environmental Justice Podcast. There are links to the podcast and to this story at norcalpublicmedia.org. Hear this story on demand with our free KRCB mobile app. You can also find this and past stories on our new North Bay Report Facebook page. Comment, share and give us a like there. Follow the North Bay Report on Twitter @KRCBNews.