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Manola Secaira

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California-based environmental journalist, interested in telling stories that uplift underrepresented community voices
Member since 2023




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  • Reporting
  • Scripting
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About Manola

Hi! I'm Manola, an environmental journalist currently working for CapRadio, the NPR station in Sacramento. I've been doing audio stories here for the last year and a half, covering topics like extreme weather in the state, the worsening impacts of climate change, and how communities are responding. Before that, I worked at a PBS affiliate in Seattle where I covered both Indigenous Affairs and environmental justice (topics that frequently overlap with one another, as Tribes play a big role in environmental policy throughout the country). 

More recently, I've been interested in exploring projects where I create audio stories rooted in the perspectives of people who share my background -- specifically, queer communities of color. I want to create stories that don't necessarily prioritize explaining their contents to people outside of our community; instead, I want to do storytelling that does not need to explain itself constantly but instead digs in, with nuance and complexity, to the needs of the community it wants to serve.

Manola's Portfolio



  • Mixing
  • Tape Syncs
  • Research
  • Reporting
  • Producing
  • Interviewing
  • Field Recording
  • Fact Checking
  • Voiceover