State on Pace to Break Last Year's Record Breaking Fire Season

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Some Experts Fear 2021 Fire Season Could Exceed Last Year's Record

California’s fire season is off to a fast start, outpacing 2020, which was the worst year on record. Wildfires have burned over 480,000 acres in California so far this year. That’s about four times the total during the same time last year.
Reporter: Scott Rodd, CapRadio 

Los Angeles Artist Judy Baca Reflects on Famed Mural

One of Los Angeles' most extraordinary works of public art is in a storm water channel in the San Fernando Valley. Started in the 1970's and still not complete, it's a more than half-mile long mural -- one of the longest in the world -- called the "Great Wall of L.A." The mural was conceived by artist Judy Baca.
Guest: Artist Judy Baca

Water Supply, Drought Top of Mind for Californians

Because of the drought, the top environmental issue on the minds of Californians is water and how much there is of it. Roughly two-thirds of adults say water supply and drought are big problems in this state, that according to the latest Public Policy Institute of California survey.
Reporter: Kevin Stark, KQED

Fresno County’s Large Hmong Community Cheers on Gold Medal-Winning Gymnast

Gymnast Sunisa Lee has become the first Hmong-American to win gold for Team USA. And just as her hometown in Minnesota cheered her on, the San Joaquin Valley was watching as well.
Reporter: Kerry Klein, Valley Public Radio

Member of U.S. Shooting Team Prepares For Her Chance at Gold

The shooting competition at the Olympics is wrapping up and one Californian is hoping to take home a medal in her first Summer Games. Sagen Maddalena grew up in Groveland near Yosemite National Park and got an early start in the sport.
Guest: Sagen Maddalena, Member of the U.S. Shooting Team