Heat Stress in the Fields

By Lisa Morehouse, Latino USA

It’s been a hot summer throughout the country, and for people working outside, the high temperatures can be deadly. Lisa Morehouse reports from California, where the deaths of three agricultural workers are being investigated.

This article was first published in Latino USA.

Lisa-MorehouseLisa Morehouse is an award-winning independent public radio and print journalist, who’s filed for KQED’s The California Report, NPR’s Latino USA and All Things Considered, Edutopia magazine and McSweeney’s. Her reporting has taken her from Samoan traveling circuses to Mississippi Delta classrooms to the homes of Lao refugees in rural Iowa.  She’s currently working on After The Gold Rush: The Future of Rural California, an audio documentary website and series. A former public school teacher, Morehouse also works with at-risk youth to produce radio diaries.

[Photo by Lisa Morehouse]

 

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