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.

from Lost Notes

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Movies came back this summer, providing theater owners some relief.

from Hollywood Breakdown

There are two ways to survive California’s drought: Conserve water or innovate to create more usable water. Santa Monica and Avalon are trying to do both.

from Greater LA

Filmmaker Sara Dosa’s childhood fascination and fear of volcanoes shaped her career.

from The Business

Chaz Bear and co. get psychedelic above the LA skyline to play cuts from “MAHAL” and talk Tagalog, Eric Andre, and an abiding love for Arby’s. Plus, a visit from Mr. Postman.

from Live from Anne's Backyard

When the last commercial orange grove in LA went up for sale, neighbors tried to prevent it from becoming housing. Three years later, most of the trees will be razed.

from Greater LA

From mountain tops to the underworld, Robert Macfarlane explores the natural world through language, metaphor, and music.

from Life Examined

Actor, comedian, musician, and producer Steve Martin had been invited to one of talent manager’s Sandy Gallin’s showbiz parties in New York.

from The Business

NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope has released its first images that show stars and galaxies never before seen. Some are believed to be more than 4 billion years old.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Hulu gets 58 Emmys’ nominations this year, but its future as a streaming platform remains unclear.

from Hollywood Breakdown