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Our Fire Conversation Needs to Change

Several wildfires are burning in Northern California — again. Fire is now a regular part of our lives, and we need to address it with the nuance and complexity it deserves.

But in order to do that, we need to rethink how we talk about and report on fire in the first place. Today, KQED science reporter Danielle Venton shares what she’s learned in 6 years of wildfire reporting — and what needs to change.

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