The Mysterious Lawyer X

Nicola Gobbo defended Melbourne’s most notorious criminals at the height of a 
gangland war. They didn’t know she had a secret.

Published: Jan 16, 2020
Length: 48 minutes (12,100 words)

3 Kids. 2 Paychecks. No Home.

“South of San Francisco, in a fertile corner of California that feeds much of the country, working families are sleeping in shelters and parking lots.”

Published: Nov 24, 2019
Length: 19 minutes (4,959 words)

Her Own Space

“At Hackensack High School in New Jersey, where her family later moved, [Melina] Matsoukas was into photography and hip-hop. At home, she watched the films of Mira Nair, The Color PurpleAll About My MotherThe Royal TenenbaumsWest Side StoryBelly, and her absolute favorite, Julie Dash’s 1991 Daughters of the Dust, an impressionistic movie about three generations of Gullah women on South Carolina’s St. Helena Island. It was also the first feature directed by a black woman to be released widely in theaters. ‘The queen of Black women filmmakers [is] Dash,’ Matsoukas told the website Shadow and Act in August. ‘She was a tremendous influence … on my voice.'”

Published: Nov 18, 2019
Length: 13 minutes (3,478 words)

“She’s missing. I’m not going to quit her.”

The long, loving search for Betsy, bovine escape artist.

Author: Clio Chang
Published: Oct 3, 2019
Length: 9 minutes (2,400 words)


Journalist Mark Arax sifts through the aftermath of California’s deadliest wildfire to expose the governmental negligence, forest mismanagement, unregulated urban growth, and PG&E’s corruption, that put thousands of people in the path of the blaze.

Author: Mark Arax
Published: Jul 31, 2019
Length: 46 minutes (11,658 words)

The Launch

After two decades of research and development, WA 38 lands this fall. It could disrupt an entire industry. It’s an apple.

Published: Jul 18, 2019
Length: 20 minutes (5,200 words)

The Billboard

When artist Stephanie Montgomery told the police that she was raped at work, neither they nor her manager helped, so she sought justice her way.

Published: May 30, 2019
Length: 33 minutes (8,330 words)

What Remains

Studying glaciers has taught science about the Earth’s age and natural cycles. So what does the death of one California glacier tell us about our future?

Published: Apr 4, 2019
Length: 14 minutes (3,672 words)

Her Time

Sometimes the question was if. Usually, though, it was when. Debra said that she would kill herself before she lost herself completely. She would wait for as long as she could because she did not want to die, but she wouldn’t wait too long.

Published: Mar 20, 2019
Length: 30 minutes (7,500 words)

The Deported Americans

This is how the children of undocumented immigrants live in a purgatory between two cultures when they get sent “back” to a country where they didn’t grow up.

Published: Jan 31, 2019
Length: 15 minutes (3,863 words)