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Adrian Florido

Adrian Florido

Correspondent, National Desk

Adrian Florido is a national correspondent for NPR covering race and identity in America.

He was previously a reporter for NPR's Code Switch team.

His beat takes him around the country to report on major flashpoints over race and racism, but also on the quieter nuances and complexities of how race is lived and experienced in the United States.

In 2018 he was based in San Juan, Puerto Rico, reporting on the aftermath of Hurricane Maria while on a yearlong special assignment for NPR's National Desk.

Before joining NPR in 2015, he was a reporter at NPR member station KPCC in Los Angeles, covering public health. Before that, he was the U.S.-Mexico border reporter at KPBS in San Diego. He began his career as a staff writer at the Voice of San Diego.

Adrian is a Southern California native. He was news editor of the Chicago Maroon, the student paper at the University of Chicago, where he studied history. He's also an organizer of the Fandango Fronterizo, an annual event during which musicians gather on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border and play together through the fence that separates the two countries.

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Hundreds of thousands of people in Puerto Rico still have no electricity

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Puerto Rico was still recovering from Maria when Fiona hit. Now, many fear the long road ahead

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Puerto Ricans are racing to eat all of the avocados that Hurricane Fiona blew off of trees before they go bad. Adrian Florido/NPR hide caption

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After Hurricane Fiona, avocados have become a currency of community in Puerto Rico

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In Puerto Rico, people rush to eat and share avocados knocked off trees by hurricane

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Will Disaster Response In Puerto Rico Improve Under Biden?

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Puerto Rico's infrastructure wasn't ready for the serious flooding that Fiona caused

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Puerto Rico's southern coast takes stock of the destruction left by Hurricane Fiona

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Some areas of Puerto Rico remain in danger after devastation of Hurricane Fiona

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Hurricane Fiona hits Puerto Rico causing an assortment of problems

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Hurricane Fiona is moving over Puerto Rico, which has lost all of its electricity

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Debt relief for Black farmers shows challenges of pursuing racial equity with policy

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Former Puerto Rico governor arrested on bribery charges

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Some parents fear Uvalde schools' safety upgrades won't be ready by new school year

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What new footage of the Uvalde shooting recording tells us about the police response

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The evolving grief of Uvalde residents

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