Many California Farmworkers Forced To Stay Behind During The Wildfires

Many California Farmworkers Forced To Stay Behind During The Wildfires

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Gabriela, 32, a strawberry picker from Oaxaca, poses for a portrait at her home in Oxnard, Calif. on Nov. 18, 2018. Gabriela wears a bandana she used to cover her nose and mouth to avoid inhaling smoke while working in the fields during the Hill Fire.

Farmworkers workers in Ventura County toiled through the wildfires despite the risks. NPR’s Scott Simon talks to Juvenal Solano, a former farmworker and community organizer, about why workers stayed.

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