ouRXperience: An “F” in Air Quality; Hmong Shaman Training; Healthy Food Access; Child Abuse Awareness

Wood-burning stoves are a major source of air pollution in Butte County. (Photo: Marley Zalay)

Editor’s Note: KQED produces ouRXperience, a blog from community correspondents, to enrich coverage of health issues across California.

Recently, ouRXperience featured posts from four California communities:

  • Tom DeVries

    If you heat yr house with natural gas, there’re gas wells and a refinery and holding tanks and high pressure pipelines thru all the neighborhoods between all that and you. Just because we keep the mess out of our sight doesn’t mean there isn’t any.

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Shuka Kalantari

Shuka Kalantari is a health and culture reporter living in the Bay Area. She is Outreach Coordinator for KQED Public Radio's Health Dialogues, where she works with under-served communities throughout California, and does reporting for the web and radio. She is also a producer for KPFA Pacifica Radio's Voices of the Middle East and North Africa (VOMENA).Shuka's focus is in health disparities and health policy, with a particular emphasis on Middle Eastern, North African, & Latino communities. A Philosophy & Spanish Studies graduate from UC Santa Cruz, Kalantari received a Masters degree in Multimedia Health and Medicine Reporting from The City University of New York (CUNY) Graduate School of Journalism in 2007, and is the proud recipient of the 2009 California Health Journalism Fellowship and the 2010 AHCJ Ethnic Media Fellowship.

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