Molly Samuel joined KQED as an intern in 2007, and since then has worked here as a reporter, producer, director and blogger. Before becoming KQED Science’s Multimedia Producer, she was a producer for Climate Watch. Molly has also reported for NPR, KALW and High Country News, and has produced audio stories for The Encyclopedia of Life and the Oakland Museum of California. She was a fellow with the Middlebury Fellowships in Environmental Journalism and a journalist-in-residence at the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center. Molly has a degree in Ancient Greek from Oberlin College and is a co-founder of the record label True Panther Sounds.
Molly Samuel's Latest Posts
More than 4,700 PG&E customers in San Francisco lost power Wednesday afternoon when a bunch of mylar balloons hit a power line. KQED happened to be one of those customers.
The Exploratorium is opening on Wednesday at Pier 15. The new $300 million location, a restored pier, is three times the size of the old one, and it’s a state-of-the-art green building, outfitted with solar panels and a heating and cooling system that uses water from San Francisco Bay. So what should you know before you […]
For the first time in the Sierra Club’s 120-year history, its national leader has been arrested for civil disobedience. Executive Director Michael Brune was one of several celebrity demonstrators arrested today in Washington, DC, when they tied themselves to a White House gate to protest a proposed pipeline to bring Canadian oil sands to the […]
Listen to the audio version here: Nesting birds are adding nearly $5 million to the price of building the BART extension south of Fremont. BART’s board approved paying the extra cost on Thursday. It’s illegal to damage the nests of migratory birds, and the Bay Area is a stop on the bird superhighway known as […]
Oakland is taking another look at its urban agriculture rules. The clash between Oakland’s regulations, which were written in 1965, and the current popularity of urban homesteading came to a head in March when urban farmer and author Novella Carpenter was threatened with a fine. The city has already made some changes; it’s now legal […]
The Farallon Islands have been crawling with house mice for years. They may have stowed away on boats and ridden out to the islands as early as the 1800s. Mice can be annoying or — if they’re your pets — cute, but in the Farallones they’re causing problems on a life-and-death scale. “People on the […]