Rachel Dornhelm got her start in radio at WHYY. After anthropology graduate school, Rachel lived in Uzbekistan working with youth near the drying Aral Sea. Rachel returned to radio full-time in 2001. Her work has appeared on WNYC, WBUR, Marketplace, NPR news magazines and KQED.
Rachel Dornhelm's Latest Posts
The president’s State of the Union address hit on some big themes, including ones that resonate locally.
Oakland library blogger collects notes — mysterious and mundane — that show up in returned books.
Program brings food to residents of low-income hotels — and tries to break their isolation, too.
Last month’s police shooting has raised issues of exclusion, disrespect for Latinos in North Bay.
CropMobster grew organically, like everything else at Sonoma County’s Bloomfield Farms. The website connects individuals and nonprofits with food producers who offer items for deep discount or donation and, in the process, help tackle the perennial problem of waste. “Food insecurity, farmer insecurity, waste and then the transfer of knowledge to the next generation,” said […]
Who knew? Downtown San Jose is booming with exotic wildlife. Earlier this month came news that beavers had returned to the Guadalupe River after a long absence. Now … an update on the falcons that are making their nest on top of San Jose’s City Hall. This week biologist Glenn Stewart rappelled over the top […]
The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) and Caltrans say they will replace or reinforce all 96 of the 2008 anchor bolts installed in the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge, not just the 30 that have failed so far. Those bolts snapped within days of being tightened this March. MTC Executive Director Steve Heminger […]