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One Planet: Lessons From The Paradise Camp Fire

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Paradise, California, eight months after the devastating Camp Fire (July 2019)

On this edition of  Your Call’s One Planet Series, we're speaking with journalists Alastair Gee and Dani Anguiano about their new book Fire in Paradise: An American Tragedy.

On November 8, 2018, Paradise, a community of 27,000 people, was swallowed by the ferocious Camp Fire, which razed virtually every home, killed at least 85 people, and displaced thousands. What lessons have we learned from the Paradise fire?


Alastair Gee, award winning journalist, editor of special series at Guardian US and co-author of Fire in Paradise: An American Tragedy

Dani Anguiano, copy editor at Guardian US and co-author of Fire in Paradise: An American Tragedy

Web Resources:

The Guardian: 'It sounded evil': inside the eerie moment California’s deadliest wildfire began

The Guardian: We created the Anthropocene, and the Anthropocene is biting back

Rose Aguilar has been the host of Your Call since 2006. She became a regular media roundtable guest in 2001. In 2019, the San Francisco Press Club named Your Call the best public affairs program. In 2017, The Nation named it the most valuable local radio show.