Reporting

I'm currently a reporter at WFYI in Indianapolis, where I focus on local business and the economy through a data and equity lens.  Back in 2018, I began a nine month fellowship with KALW's Audio Academy in San Francisco, where I reported my own features, voiced newscasts, and took graduate-level courses on audio journalism and storytelling. Here is some of my work through that program. (WFYI stories coming soon!)

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 Nearly one million people were at this Sunday’s Pride March in San Francisco. It’s one of the biggest events in the city — but, after all is said and done, who cleans it all up?

 

After the last parade float cruises down Market Street, it may seem like that’s the end of the show. But as it turns out, there are actually two parades.

Credit: Pria Mahadevan

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 *San Francisco Press Club Award: First Place, Radio/Audio Non-Commercial News Story, 2020

San Francisco voters banned all flavored tobacco sales in June of 2018, and full enforcement of that law began on January 1st of 2019. But what happens when small businesses have to pull these products off their shelves, and how is the city helping with the transition?

Credit: Pria Mahadevan

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It’s a sunny but chilly New Year’s Day, and a couple hundred people are gathered outside the Fruitvale BART station. The crowd is eclectic – an older woman parks her blue lawn chair right in front of the main stage, young parents cart their chatty toddlers in strollers, and a few people burn incense sticks while silently weaving through the crowd.

Every year since Oscar Grant was killed by BART police officer Johannes Mehserle, Grant’s family has held a vigil in his memory. Although that might sound somber, the general feeling here is positive. Friends and family greet each other with wide smiles and big hugs. Ten years later, this is a space for gratitude, resilience, and hope.

Credit: Pria Mahadevan

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Listener Katie Taylor asked us why there are so many sand dollars on Ocean Beach, and if our sand dollar population is healthy. This was part of KALW's listener engagement project called "Hey Area."

Credit: Angela Johnston / KALW

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More than 40,000 people gathered in San Francisco for the third Women's March in 2019. Like at previous Women’s Marches, people of all ages arrived at Civic Center Plaza toting signs critiquing the Trump administration. This year, many also carried signs reflecting the newer issues of the Me Too movement, like, “I Stand with Christine Blasey-Ford” or “Mute R. Kelly.”

But the march also fell in the midst of an ongoing controversy involving Women’s March leadership, which has been accused of anti-semitism.

Credit: Pria Mahadevan

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