Fighting Fire With Fire

By Shannon Lavelle
Fire ecologist and wildland firefighter Dr. Sasha Berleman reflects on her two seasons working on the Redding Interagency Hotshot Crew, Trump’s controversial tweet criticizing forest management, and why California wildfires are getting larger, deadlier and more destructive. Continue reading Fighting Fire With Fire

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Steven Czifra on Shakespeare, Solitary Confinement and Marveling at the Ordinary

Many people talk about transformation, but Steven Czifra has actually lived it. After spending many years incarcerated, he emerged as a co-founder of the UC Berkeley student organization Underground Scholars Initiative. In this interview with the BCC Voice, he offers his bracingly honest and intensely political thoughts, ideas and personal recollections.
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The Problem with Fast Fashion

Story and Photo by: Megan Davis The planet is deteriorating at an alarming rate, but conscientious consumers can make a difference. Many people don’t think about where their clothes are made, what they’re made from, or the conditions of the workers. Yet, these are important questions to consider. According to Hawthorne, a clothing brand in the UK, the fashion industry is the second most harmful … Continue reading The Problem with Fast Fashion