California Burning Podcast: Our Future With Fire – December 20, 2019

One company believes it can protect California towns from mega-wildfires by manufacturing cell phone cases.

It was just over a year ago when President Trump made the widely mocked statement that we need to rake our forests to prevent forest fires. And while this was a great oversimplification of the problem, combustible material on the forest floors are powering faster, hotter wildfires. Matt Fidler, the creator of the podcast and radio series “California Burning,” tells us about one company’s solution.

This story comes from the new podcast “California Burning.” You can hear the hour-long version of this story this Sunday at 10 a.m. here on KRCB or online at