Alexis Luna-Torres | KALW

Alexis Luna-Torres

Audio Academy

Alexis Luna-Torres was born and raised in the city of Richmond. She double majored in Journalism and Cultural Communications at New York University. She has worked for social and economic justice with a focus on labor issues. With KALW, Luna-Torres hopes to tell well-researched, artistic stories about the working class and Latino and Chicano culture.

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California drought: Big storm on the way for Northern California // Contra Costa Times

"After the driest January in recorded history, the Bay Area is back in the rain business.

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In 1996, Bay Area journalist Gary Webb wrote a series of articles in the San Jose Mercury News proving that in the 80s, the CIA and DEA helped facilitate drug trafficking into the U.S. in order to give Nicaraguan Contra fighters funding to topple the communist Sandinista government.