Kathryn Barnes

Kathryn Barnes

Producer, Reporter

Kathryn Barnes is an award-winning journalist who helped launch KCRW’s Greater LA in 2019. When not producing the show, she reports on California’s Central Coast for regional, state, and national audiences. She seeks to connect listeners to complex social and environmental issues through personal and solutions-oriented storytelling.

Kathryn Barnes on KCRW

Eight oil platforms off the California coast are set to be decommissioned in the next decade, but the fate of the structures themselves has yet to be determined.

8 CA oil platforms: Decommissioned but used as marine reefs?

Eight oil platforms off the California coast are set to be decommissioned in the next decade, but the fate of the structures themselves has yet to be determined.

from Greater LA

Glendale wants to turn emissions from its landfill into electricity. Residents living nearby say the plant is a hazard in their backyard.

Turn trash into electricity in Glendale? Some residents worry about safety

Glendale wants to turn emissions from its landfill into electricity. Residents living nearby say the plant is a hazard in their backyard.

from Greater LA

It’s been nearly two years since the pandemic began. While the worst seems to have subsided, some COVID patients continue to suffer from mysterious symptoms.

How LA patients and doctors are grappling with long COVID

It’s been nearly two years since the pandemic began. While the worst seems to have subsided, some COVID patients continue to suffer from mysterious symptoms.

from Greater LA

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