Lauren Sommer

An artist of sound, story, scene, and science, Lauren Sommer reports for QUEST – KQED Radio’s multiplatform science and environmental series. She came to “Environmental Communications in the Anthropocene,” my class at UCLA, to share the secrets of painting powerful pictures and telling compelling stories about our complicated times with sound — and then joining those stories with the rich possibilities of multimedia online. To prepare for our conversation with Lauren, we listened to her report “Restore The California Delta! To What, Exactly?” on NPR’s Weekend Edition Sunday and explored the interactive map and narrative at “Envisioning California’s Delta As It Was.”

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