Ana Lucia Ralda Diaz
- Fact Checking
About Ana Lucia
Ever since I was a little girl I wanted to be a journalist. I envisioned myself going around my city and my country talking to people, covering important events, getting to know the different communities, and making sense of the bigger picture.
I grew up in Guatemala City. As a kid, it was hard to understand the stark inequality and violence that defines my country's reality. Why did some seem to have everything while others barely had enough to survive? How could there be so much hatred and violence, and at the same time, so much kinship and solidarity? I didn't know that these questions would be applicable into most other places in the world.
When I was 18, I moved to the US. Ironically, it wasn't until I got to college in California, that I started to learn about the history of my country and how that fits into the context of the world. Getting that perspective helped me understand how we got here. To get a bigger perspective, I traveled a lot and went to school and worked many jobs and talked to many different kinds of people. After countless adventures and learning experiences, I came back journalism and I fell in love with radio.
Ana Lucia's Portfolio
For thousands of years and hundreds of generations, the Ohlone people have lived on the land that is now known as the East Bay. They were forcibly removed from their land with the arrival of Europeans beginning in the 18th Century.
To begin to address the historic harms of the city’s founding, Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf and tribal Chairperson Corrina Gould started a conversation in 2018 that has grown into a partnership between the City of Oakland and the Sogorea Te’ Land Trust. With final city council approval in November, the trust will be given the rights to a section of Joaquin Miller park known as Sequoia Point, and Oakland will become the first city in California to use municipal property as reparations for land stolen from Native American territories. On this Indigenous Peoples day, we’ll talk to Corrina Gould and Mayor Schaaf about what this means for the Native community in the Bay and how it can serve as precedent for other cities.
Corrina Gould, Director, Sogorea Te’ Land Trust; spokeswoman and Tribal Chair of the Confederated Villages of Lisjan/Ohlone; Co-Founder and Lead Organizer, Indian People Organizing for Change.
Libby Schaaf, Mayor, Oakland
The San Francisco Bay is the largest estuary in Western North America and a key link in the 4,000-mile Pacific Flyway, one of the primary migratory routes used by birds to move north and south across the continent. It’s a place where birds come to rest and refuel for their long trip, or breed and nest the next generation. But in the span of a few human generations, 90% of California’s wetlands have disappeared to development and agriculture, endangering migrating and local birds. Now drought and sea level rise are further diminishing important bird habitats. As climate change becomes a bigger threat to the Bay Area’s local and migratory birds, scientists and conservationists work to help habitats adapt to climate change to ensure bird’s futures. We’ll talk to bird and conservation experts about how the Bay Area’s bird population has changed, what it means for the environment, for us, and what can be done about it.
Steven Beissinger, Professor of Conservation Biology, UC Berkeley
Andrea Jones, Director of Bird Conservation, Audubon California
Jenny Odell, author of “How to Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy”
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- Production Intern, Forum at KQED Radio (July, 2023)
- News Intern at KPFA Radio (September 2022)
- Freelance Reporter at 48 Hills Newspaper (May 2022)
- Freelance Reporter at SF Examiner (June 2022)
- Freelance Copywriter at Two Hats Consulting (April 2022)
- Content Writer at Bloom TV (March 2022)