Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Profile: Burgeoning Activist Eduardo Guevara

Aired on The California Report on Wednedsay, July 31, 2013.

The unincorporated community of Mecca, in Riverside County, struggles with a host of environmental problems, from arsenic in the well water to toxic dump sites. For years after moving to Mecca from Mexicali, Mexico, Eduardo Guevarra was not particularly worked up about it. But then his wife was hospitalized for asthma, twice.  Guevarra says his wife's suffering prompted him to get some answers.

Heat Stress and Farm Workers Across California

Aired on The California Report Magazine on July 19, 2013:

and on Latino USA on July 26, 2013.

We've had some record-setting heat around the state this summer -- it's more than just an annoyance for those who can't take refuge because the outdoors is their office. Recently when temperatures in California soared above 100 for almost three weeks, three farm workers died. State regulators are investigating those deaths to see if employers violated heat illness prevention laws.