CapRadio’s TahoeLand Wins National PMJA Podcast Award
Sacramento, CA - June 29, 2020: The Public Media Journalists Association (PMJA) announced that Capital Public Radio (CapRadio) won second place in its Podcast (Division AA) category for TahoeLand. The PMJA awards recognize the best work in public media journalism from across the country.
TahoeLand, hosted by environment reporter Ezra David Romero, is an eight-episode, limited-run podcast that takes an innovative approach to explaining the global impacts of climate change through the ecosystem and community of Lake Tahoe. The podcast uses first-person storytelling and the latest scientific research in a way that makes the topic relevant and accessible to a broad audience.
Host Ezra David Romero explores issues such as how rising temperatures and invasive shrimp impact the iconic lake’s clarity, how changing snowfall affects Olympic skiers, how more wildfires threaten vacationers and what a drier region means for the area's hospitality workers.
Additionally, data reporter Emily Zentner and the podcast team worked closely with researchers from the UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center to get the latest climate models, translate their findings and explain the potential impacts if nothing is done.
“We are thrilled to win this award and receive recognition among an incredibly talented group of public media peers in the podcasting space,” said CapRadio Director of Podcasts Sally Schilling. “This award reflects the stellar work that host Ezra David Romero, editor Nick Miller, data reporter Emily Zentner and the entire TahoeLand team put into a year-long effort to investigate, report and produce the podcast.”
Learn more about TahoeLand at capradio.org/tahoeland.
CapRadio serves California’s Capital Region, Central Valley and Sierra Nevada as the public-supported alternative to for-profit media. As the NPR-member station based in Sacramento, CapRadio connects with communities through seven broadcast stations, live streaming, podcasts, digital communities, live experiences and more. Known for its award-winning newsroom, CapRadio is recognized as a leader in community-engaged journalism and state government reporting, and CapRadio Music is the exclusive broadcast source of classical and jazz in the region. With more than 500,000 weekly listeners on-air and online, CapRadio provides a trusted and indispensable source of information, music and events.