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Tomoko stands at the inn in Fukushima prefecture that has been in her family for generations. Claire Harbage/NPR hide caption

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Recovering Fukushima

Fukushima Has Turned These Grandparents Into Avid Radiation Testers

After losing trust in official information, the Japanese public took it upon themselves to learn to measure for radioactive matter. Nearly a decade after the nuclear disaster, they're still testing.

A funnel appears in a thick plume of smoke from the Loyalton Fire last month in Lassen County, Calif. It is one of many wildfires to have hit the state recently. Katelynn & Jordan Hewlett/AP hide caption

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Opinion: The California Dream, A Catastrophic Wake-Up Call

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Recovering Fukushima

Fukushima Has Turned These Grandparents Into Avid Radiation Testers

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Fukushima Has Turned These Grandparents Into Avid Radiation Testers

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Rev. Michael O'Reilly preaches from a third-floor fire escape in a Sacramento alley while indoor worship services are prohibited due to COVID-19 heath restrictions. Pauline Bartolone/CapRadio hide caption

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The Coronavirus Crisis

California Catholics Adjust To Outdoor Worship During Pandemic

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California Catholics Adjust To Outdoor Worship During Pandemic

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On his solo album Mirla, Bomba Estereo's Simón Mejía saw his growing archive of nature sounds turn into raw material for electronic beats. Daniela Vesco/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Bomba Estereo's Simón Mejía Taps A Symphony Of Nature Sounds

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Bomba Estereo's Simón Mejía Taps A Symphony Of Nature Sounds

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