Donnell Alexander

Donnell Alexander

Journalist, author

Donnell Alexander is a Los Angeles based creator of cultural content whose writing, storytelling, and commentary has been featured by KCRW, TIME, Al Jazeera’s Inside Story, and Narrative Global Politics (Routledge, 2016). His most Recent short film (with Sika Stanton) is An Oregon County (Oregon Humanities, 2017)

Donnell Alexander on KCRW

CUTLER, CA—Outside a convenience store just down the road from where he recently graduated high school, David Vigil talks to me about how his large extended family must cope with…

Undrinkable water in California’s Central Valley

CUTLER, CA—Outside a convenience store just down the road from where he recently graduated high school, David Vigil talks to me about how his large extended family must cope with…

from News Stories

The California Water Resources Control Board reports that 360,000 Californians don't have access to clean drinking water.

Undrinkable water

The California Water Resources Control Board reports that 360,000 Californians don't have access to clean drinking water.

from KCRW Features

The boys in New Edition were basketball fans from Boston - Celtics country. So what happened when they hung out with the L.A.

New Edition’s Neighborhood Secret

The boys in New Edition were basketball fans from Boston - Celtics country. So what happened when they hung out with the L.A.

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