Emily Callahan (left) and Erika Soderstrom (middle) interviewing Julie Winter, Mayor of Redding, California.

Emily Callahan (left) and Erika Soderstrom (middle) interviewing Julie Winter, Mayor of Redding, California.

About

In September of 2018, Erika Soderstrom, Emily Callahan, and Kayle Blackmore teamed up to cover the Carr Fire in Redding, California for a Virtual Reality class at Southern Oregon University. While filming, the three met individuals impacted that inspired them to discover and report more. With all three graduating this spring, they decided to base their capstone project on what happens when devastating fires occur in communities and what can be done to protect communities that are susceptible.

Podcasts: Audio by Kayle Blackmore. Edited by Erika Soderstrom and Kayle Blackmore.

Transcripts: Kayle Blackmore & Erika Soderstrom.

Article: Written and edited by Erika Soderstrom.

Documentary: Filmed by Emily Callahan and Erika Soderstrom. Audio by Kayle Blackmore. Edited by Emily Callahan.

Special thanks to Heather Stafford and the SOU Creative Entrepreneurship class for their help in this process.