Millions of Older Californians Live Where Wildfire Threatens. Mostly, They're on Their Own (Aired: September 17, 2020)
In the 2017 North Bay fires and the 2018 Camp Fire, three-quarters of the people who died were over the age of 65. In a KQED investigation called Older and Overlooked, reporters Molly Peterson and April Dembosky explore how to protect elderly people who live independently. We begin with April, in fire-prone Nevada County.
(Image: Downtown Grass Valley. Credit: Andrew Nixon, Capital Public Radio)
We provide local news updates on The North Bay Report Tuesday-Friday at 6:45, 8:45 a.m., and 5:30 p.m. on KRCB radio 91 and 90.9. Here's our North Bay Report episode for Wednesday, September 16. Subscribe to The North Bay Report podcast to listen on the go.