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Shahla Farzan is an intern at Capital Public Radio, working with Catherine Stifter and jesikah maria ross as part of The View from Here team. Shahla is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of California, Davis, where she studies the ecology of native bees. She first caught the radio bug as a world music show host for WMHC, the oldest college radio station in the country operated exclusively by women. As a graduate student, she worked as a contributing writer for the California Environmental Legacy Project, creators of the Emmy Award-winning documentary, “Becoming California.”
As she prepares to transition from academia into a career in public radio, Shahla is excited to learn the ins and outs of audio production in the bustling Cap Radio newsroom. When she’s not in the station, you can find Shahla combing through local flea markets and training her two lively parakeets.
September 25, 2015
The Great Reno Balloon Race is one of the largest hot air balloon events in the world. This year, nearly 90 skilled balloonists took to the skies, hoping for a share of the $11,000 prize.
September 8, 2015
Summer wildfires have scorched thousands of acres in California and reduced forests to ash. But for researchers who study forests, wildfires can provide intriguing opportunities for discovery.
August 14, 2015
The triple-digit temperatures expected this weekend will raise the risk for heat-related illness for farm workers in the Central Valley. The state approved heat illness prevention rules 10 years ago. But advocates say enforcement has fallen short.
July 28, 2015
The heat is back in the Sacramento Valley this week with temperatures peaking at 106 degrees Wednesday and Thursday. Community organizations are preparing "cooling centers" for people seeking relief.
July 24, 2015
Highway 140 will reopen Thursday afternoon after a mudslide made the road impassable in Yosemite National Park.