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Tyche Hendricks

Tyche Hendricks
Project Editor, The California Report

Tyche Hendricks is the editor of Governing California, a project of The California Report, where she’s responsible for on air and on-line coverage of state governance.

Hendricks spent more than a dozen years at newspapers, most of them at the San Francisco Chronicle, where she covered immigration, demographics and immigrant communities. She has also reported on local government, transportation, urban planning, cops and courts and schools. She has worked at the Hearst-owned San Francisco Examiner, the San Jose Mercury News and the Seattle Times.

Hendricks reported extensively on the U.S.-Mexico border and her book, "The Wind Doesn't Need a Passport: Stories from the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands," was published by the University of California Press in June 2010. She teaches at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism.

Hendricks started her journalism career in radio, filing stories for Marketplace, Pacifica Network News and The California Report. Her work has won awards from the Society for Professional Journalists, the Best of the West and the National Federation of Community Broadcasters. She was a Knight Digital Media Fellow in 2010.

She holds a BA from Wesleyan University, and an MA in Latin American Studies and an MJ in Journalism, both from UC Berkeley. She speaks fluent Spanish and passable French.

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The California Report | Aug 11, 2016 8:50 AM
Marin Alsop Quits Cabrillo, Continues Fight for Women Conductors

The Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music in Santa Cruz winds down this weekend. The festival happens every year. But this year, after 25 years as the musical director Marin Alsop takes her final bow. In that time she's helped forge a path for other female conductors in the world of classical music, all without missing a note.

The California Report | Jul 7, 2016 8:50 AM
Salvador Dali Collection Opens at Museum of Monterey

The Spanish surrealist Salvador Dali spent much of the 1940s living and working on California's Central Coast. This week, a massive collection of his work - the largest on the West Coast - opens to the public in Monterey.

The California Report | Jul 1, 2016 8:50 AM
Stanford's Virtual Reality Lab Cultivates Empathy for the Homeless

Virtual reality has made a big splash with stories that put you right in the middle of the action. Some describe VR as "the ultimate empathy machine," but can it make people care about something like homelessness?

The California Report | Apr 15, 2016 4:30 PM
Quilts Help Stitch Together New Perception of East Palo Alto's Cooley Landing

This weekend, East Palo Alto opens a new community center on restored wetlands along the San Francisco Bay. It's a place called Cooley Landing, and it's been used and abused over the last century. It was even the San Mateo County dump for a couple of decades. But now an environmental artist is helping community members connect to this place -- to feel like it belongs to them.

The California Report | Apr 1, 2016 4:30 PM
Lasagna & Kleenex: Reaching Out Online in the Face of Death

Los Angeles is a big place, right? It can feel a bit lonely at times, and a friendly voice in the morning can mean a lot, setting you on your way in the day. For the last 16 years, Steve Julian has been the local Morning Edition host at KPCC Public Radio in Los Angeles. Now, he's dying from brain cancer. And his wife Felicia Friesema has been blogging about it. For the latest episode of our radio series and podcast "Love in the Digital Age," co-producers Rachael Myrow and Polly Stryker went to L.A. to talk with them.

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