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Raquel Maria Dillon

Editor, Morning Edition

Raquel Maria Dillon has worked on both sides of the country, on both sides of the mic, at Member stations and now as an editor with Morning Edition. She specializes in documenting wildfires and other national disasters, translating the intricacies of policy into plain English and explaining the implications of climate change.

Previously, she reported and anchored for KQED News in San Francisco, where she also produced the daily statewide California Report, edited newscasts, and covered health and education stories. Before that, she chased breaking news in Los Angeles as an Associated Press reporter. She also shot video, edited packages and reported features across the West for APTN and AP's Online Video Network. She edited and mentored up-and-coming reporters at KALW, produced social videos for Timeline.com, was a local TV news videographer for Bay Area stations, produced a weekly public affairs roundtable TV show for OPB and covered health and politics at New Hampshire Public Radio.

Her work has appeared online and in print around the globe, and on NPR's flagship newsmagazines, Marketplace, On The Media and Studio 360. She has a BA in political science from Barnard College and a MA in video journalism from UC Berkeley, where she was awarded the Faith Fancher Scholarship and a Student Emmy.

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Snapchat is rolling out new parental controls that allow parents to see their teenager's contacts and confidentially report to the social media company any accounts that concern them. A child lies in bed illuminated by the glow of a cell phone. Elva Etienne/Getty Images hide caption

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Snapchat's new parental controls try to mimic real-life parenting, minus the hovering

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A plume of smoke from the Black Fire rises over the Gila National Forest. Philip Connors watched the fire grow and creep closer to his fire lookout post. Philip Connors/Philip Connors hide caption

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A New Mexico firewatcher describes watching his world burn

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Eva relaxes in a puddle in 2020. Erin Wilson hide caption

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Eva, the hero dog, beats back a mountain lion that attacked her owner on a hike

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Buffalo's poet laureate calls for change

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You now have to compost food scraps and yard cuttings if you live in California

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There's a fight brewing in California over incentives to go solar

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A new law in California requires food waste to be composted

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As demand for testing ramps up, community clinics and nonprofits struggle to keep up with the need. These groups have run testing sites throughout the pandemic in low-income and minority neighborhoods, like this one in the Mission District of San Francisco, Calif., from UCSF and the Latino Task Force. David Odisho/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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People scramble to get tested for COVID but appointments are hard to get

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The wastewater facility in San Jose, Calif., processes sewage from about 1.4 million people and 22,000 businesses. The facility is part of a network of communities testing their wastewater for the omicron variant of the coronavirus. Raquel Maria DIllon/KQED hide caption

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Poop sleuths hunt for early signs of omicron in sewage

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Omicron has been found in wastewater in California and Texas

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Some Of The Firefighters Battling The Caldor Fire Are Mexican Nationals On Work Visas

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How Caldor Fire Crews Are Combating Fatigue

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Smoke From California Wildfires Affecting Millions Of People Far From Fire Zones

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