Lenya Quinn-Davidson

fire advisor for University of California Cooperative Extension

Fire adviser with the University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE) and director of the Northern California Prescribed Fire Council.


Lenya Quinn-Davidson on KCRW

The KNP Complex Fire continues to burn out of control in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in Central California.

Protect sequoias from KNP Complex Fire: Are prescribed burns the way to go?

The KNP Complex Fire continues to burn out of control in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in Central California.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

CNN’s Ron Brownstein says LA was so creative with music, movies, and TV in the 1970s that it’s still shaping American politics today.

LA’s 1970s pop culture affects today’s politics. Plus controlling wildfires with fire

CNN’s Ron Brownstein says LA was so creative with music, movies, and TV in the 1970s that it’s still shaping American politics today.

from To the Point

Hundreds of wildfires continue to rip through large swaths of California. Many were sparked by thousands of dry lightning strikes last week.

What to let burn, what to save? Firefighters must practice triage in California

Hundreds of wildfires continue to rip through large swaths of California. Many were sparked by thousands of dry lightning strikes last week.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

More from KCRW

The U.S. Forest Service is struggling to hire enough firefighters to handle what’s expected to be a brutal wildfire season.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Three decades after Rodney King was pulled over for a traffic violation and beaten by the LAPD, law enforcement officers are now learning to reduce pretextual stops.

from KCRW Features

Join us as candidates running for the Los Angeles Mayoral race debate the issue of homelessness, live on KCRW. Come back on May 20th at 6 p.m. to watch the livestream.

Pentagon whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg argues the Russian president may not be deploying his nukes but is using them effectively as a threat.

from Scheer Intelligence

Panelists discuss how abortion rights could play out during the midterms, and how to win the Latino and Gen Z vote.

from Left, Right & Center

A Florida politician is suing the federal government over what she says is unconstitutional regulation on gun ownership for marijuana users.

from KCRW Features

The United Nations can’t stop Russia’s war on Ukraine. And author Yascha Mounk says more diversity is a threat to democracy, but he’s still hopeful.

from To the Point

Former LA City Councilman David Ryu reflects on the LA Riots and how economic inequality stoked community tensions.

from KCRW Features

More than 15,000 Ukrainians have passed through Tijuana on their way into the U.S. Some struggle with nightmares and trauma as they wonder what comes next.

from Greater LA