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Sasha Khokha

Sasha Khokha is Central Valley Bureau Chief for KQED’s  statewide public radio program, The California Report. Based in Fresno, she covers a vast geographic beat, including the nation’s most productive farm belt, some of California’s poorest towns, and Yosemite and Sequoia/Kings Canyon National Parks. Whether trekking up a Sierra glacier with her microphone, interviewing farmworkers in Spanish, or explaining complicated air or water quality issues, Sasha translates rural California to the rest of the state. She is a graduate of the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism and Brown University, and the mother of two young children.

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A Reporter in the San Joaquin Valley Finds Fertile Ground for Storytelling

August 27, 2014 | 12:00 pm

A Reporter in the San Joaquin Valley Finds Fertile Ground for Storytelling

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A glimpse of the complexity many miss as they hurry through the valley on their way somewhere else.

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At 150, Yosemite’s Roots Go Deep

June 27, 2014 | 3:53 pm

At 150, Yosemite’s Roots Go Deep

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It’s been 150 years since Lincoln preserved Yosemite, and the park is celebrating by boosting conservation efforts.

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Drought Drives Drilling Frenzy for Groundwater in California

June 2, 2014 | 10:07 am

Drought Drives Drilling Frenzy for Groundwater in California

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The race to drill new wells could put California’s biggest water source–groundwater–in jeopardy. Read more …

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Bill Would Impose Sanctions for Sexually Harassing Farmworkers

May 22, 2014 | 3:56 pm

Bill Would Impose Sanctions for Sexually Harassing Farmworkers

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Contractors could lose licenses if they hire crew leaders who’ve sexually harassed or assaulted workers.

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Drones: The Newest Water-Saving Tool for Parched Farms

April 21, 2014 | 8:18 am

Drones: The Newest Water-Saving Tool for Parched Farms

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Farmers are looking to the sky for the latest water-saving tool. But will aviation authorities allow it? …read more

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California’s Drought: What ‘Zero Water’ Means to San Joaquin Valley Citrus Farmers

April 8, 2014 | 8:41 am

California’s Drought: What ‘Zero Water’ Means to San Joaquin Valley Citrus Farmers

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Growers, still recovering from freeze, now must contend with a shutdown of water supplies: Read more …

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New Film on Cesar Chavez Evokes Memories in Delano for Original Farmworkers

March 14, 2014 | 4:00 pm

New Film on Cesar Chavez Evokes Memories in Delano for Original Farmworkers

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Kern County town offers few hints of one of the most important struggles in U.S. labor history.

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