Photographing Orange Skies and a Historic Year

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Matt Cowdrey, Mark Paiz and Kyle Ortega get ready to paddle out and surf Ocean Beach in San Francisco under an orange-red sky caused by wildfires on Sep. 9, 2020. (Beth LaBerge/KQED)

When KQED photojournalist Beth LaBerge woke up to orange skies in San Francisco Wednesday morning, she rushed out the door to document the extraordinary moment.

In a year with the coronavirus pandemic, racial justice protests and wildfires, Beth has been on the front lines documenting it all. And in some ways, it helps her process all that’s been happening.

Guest: Beth LaBerge, photojournalist for KQED

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USPS employee Shombe Randall delivers mail in the Sunset neighborhood of San Francisco on Sep. 9, 2020. (Beth LaBerge/KQED)
A view of the San Francisco skyline from Dolores Park in San Francisco on Sep. 9, 2020. (Beth LeBerge/KQED)
Brianna Noble rode her horse Dapple Dan down Broadway in Oakland on May 29, 2020, during a protest over the Minneapolis police killing of George Floyd.
Brianna Noble rode her horse Dapper Dan down Broadway in Oakland on May 29, 2020, during a protest over the Minneapolis police killing of George Floyd. (Beth LaBerge/KQED)

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