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    Sam Ribakoff

    Journalist and Documentary Filmmaker

  • Some Video Work

    A day in the life of wood choppers on the Navajo nation

    for The Daily Times

    2020

    Local Radio stations in Farmington, New mexico

    for The Daily Times

    2019

    In the midst of a teacher shortage crisis, New mexico looks towards the Philippines: The story of three Filipino teachers living in rural new mexico

    for The Daily Times

    2019

    Elementary school students lead Youth Climate Strike on the Navajo Nation

    for The Daily Times

    2019

    Scenes from the Northern Navajo Nation Fair's Elder Fest

    for The Daily Times

    2019

    Letting the Light Back in: Upper Ojai After the Thomas Fire

    USC

    2018

    BridgeTown D.I.Y.

    USC

    2018

    Eyes of My Burqa

    for Afghan Women's Writing Project

    2014

  • Some Written Work

    200 jobs lost as marijuana farm clash continues

    for The Eastern Arizona Courier

    November 5 2021

    Students and local schools wrestle with Native American graduation rates

    for The Eastern Arizona Courier

    October 5, 2021

    COVID-19 impact reflected in standardized test scores

    for The Eastern Arizona Courier/The Copper Era

    September 16, 2021

    Horse medication for COVID? Some are trying it

    for The Eastern Arizona Courier/The Copper Era

    September 14, 2021

    Farmers and ranchers may love the rain, but so do creepy crawly bugs

    for The Eastern Arizona Courier

    September 10,2021

    Fort Thomas Schools to work with San Carlos Apache for teacher housing

    for The Eastern Arizona Courier

    August 31, 2021

    School districts settle water disputes with Gila River Indian Community

    for The Eastern Arizona Courier/The Copper Era

    August 21, 2021

    PUSD proposes alternative COVID-19 quarantine practices, despite county health rules

    for The Eastern Arizona Courier

    August 13, 2021

    Facing the challenges: Water, land, cost weighs heavy on local farmers

    for The Eastern Arizona Courier/The Copper Era

    August 6, 2021

    Heat and water stress still affecting local crops and cattle

    for The Eastern Arizona Courier/The Copper Era

    July 27, 2021

    Local school districts react to state budget, ban on CRT

    for The Eastern Arizona Courier/The Copper Era

    July 9, 2021

    Lack of senior care homes leaves families scrambling for help

    for The Eastern Arizona Courier/The Copper Era

    June 22, 2021

    Graham County approves contentious marijuana grow business

    for The Eastern Arizona Courier

    June 21, 2021

    Want to rent an apartment in Graham County? Good luck

    for The Eastern Arizona Courier

    May 18, 2021

    Miss Indian Fort Thomas crowns new local royalty

    for The Eastern Arizona Courier

    May 9, 2021

    Virden's petroglyphs remain a mystery

    for The Copper Era

    April 15 2021

    Coverage of the Blackpoint fire - picture won second place in news photography award from the Arizona Newspaper Association

    for The Eastern Arizona Courier

    April 8 and 9, 2021

    Groundbreaking Greenlee County potter dies of COVID-19

    for The Copper Era

    March 19, 2021

    Watts Profits

    The city of L.A. wants to redevelop the historic Mafundi Institute in Watts. Can the community save it?

    for The LAnd Magazine

    January 27, 2021

    COVID-19 stresses services for the unhoused in Farmington, New Mexico

    for the Durango Herald

    December 27, 2020

    Young Navajo musicians shape, define country music genre

    for The Durango Herald

    October 17, 2020

    "Avalon Emerson: Now the Party's Over" one of dance music's biggest DJs considers the end of clubs and parties as we know it

    for The Face magazine

    September 15 2020

    Saying Black Lives Matter in rural New Mexico

    for the Durango Herald

    September 5, 2020

    "Survival Mode" D.I.Y. spaces scramble to provide mutual aid and livestream shows amid a pandemic, all while figuring out how they’ll pay rent.

    for The LAnd Magazine

    July 23, 2020

    "Put Some value on what's valuable." Legendary L.A. jazz venue the world stage struggles to survive

    for Passion of the Weiss

    June 13, 2020

    covid-19 cases, and deaths, skyrocket in rural New mexico nursing and assisted living homes as relatives of residents are left in the dark

    for The Daily Times

    April 24, 2020

    Feds tell New Mexico that the state has underfunded native american students education

    for The Daily Times

    April 21, 2020

    "Everyone’s just bracing themselves": homeless shelters and food pantries brace for an increase in need as unemployment skyrockets in rural new Mexico

    for The Daily Times

    April 6, 2020

    What is Social Distancing and why does it matter?

    for The Daily Times

    April 4 2020

    Navajo students raise awareness of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women epidemic, call for action

    for The Daily Times

    February 28 2020

    New Mexicans refer to public education in the state as "just fair."

    for The Daily Times

    January 8 2020

    Food trucks roll into rural New Mexico

    for The Daily Times

    November 10 2019

    The burgeoning wine vineyards of Northwest New Mexico

    for The Daily Times

    Oct 31 2010

    To fill teaching positions, rural new mexico looks towards contracted teachers from the Philippines - winner of an SPJ award in education reporting

    for The Daily Times

    October 15 2019

    The four corners only Jewish synagogue celebrates the Jewish new year

    for The Daily Times

    September 30 2019

    Why are Families in SOutheast L.A. Still being poisoned by lead? A Look at the continuing "Chernobyl Level Event" in L.A.

    for L.A. Taco

    September 23, 2019

    FACING MASS EVICTION, HUNDREDS OF TENANTS IN CHINATOWN ARE FIGHTING BACK IN RENTERS STRUGGLE 

    for L.A. Taco

    June 10, 2019

    Pedro J Gonzalez, L.A. Revolutionary

    Medium

    April 28 2019

    A Report on the Strike at Wonderful Halos, one of the biggest farm worker strikes in recent history

    for Civil Eats

    April 8th, 2019

    NIpsey Hussle's Activism was his Music

    for L.A. Taco

    April 2, 2019

    An Interview with Nick Estes about Standing Rock and the Long History of Indigenous Resistance

    for L.A. Review of Books

    March 15, 2019

    A Profile of Amde Hamilton of the Watts Prophets

    for The LAnd Magazine

    February, 8 2019

    The UTLA Strike is about charter schools and the future of public education

    for L.A. Taco

    January 15 2019

    Monday Evening Concerts, and the History of Modern Classical Music in L.A.

    for Passion of the Weiss

    January 15 2019

    a PostMortem on Ca's Rent Control bill, prop 10

    for L.A. Taco

    November 11 2018

    I.C.E. Raids, Socialism, Beats: An Interview with Cola Boyy

    for L.A. Taco

    August 24,2018

    A Profile of Two Ethiopian Music Legends, Hailu Mergia and Ayalew Mesfin

    for The OC Weekly

    February 13 2018

    "A Love Letter to the San Gabriel Valley" - A personal essay about a part of L.A. that I love, and my family's connection to it

    for Ampersand

    February 10, 2018

    An Intervew with Musician Chino Amobi

    for Passion of the Weiss

    May 17, 2017

    An Interview with Ecologist Daniel Botkin

    for The L.A. Review of Books

    March 20 2017

    An Interview with the Group Crimewave 5150

    for The OC Weekly

    February 17 2017

    An Interview with Rapper Kari Faux

    for Forbes

    February 1st 2017

    An Interview with Author Sam McPheeters

    for the Los Angeles Review of Books Blog

    December 10 2016

    A Profile on Bridgetown DIY, an Arts Space in La Puente, CA

    for the LA Weekly

    October 21 2016

    A Profile on Trap House Chicago, the Chicago Streetwear Brand Bridging Fashion and Activism

    for the Chicago Reader

    August 25 2016

    An Interview with the rapper Problem on his Activism with H.U.N.T.

    for the LA Weekly

    July 26 2016

    An Interview with the Filmmaker, and Musician, John Carpenter

    for the SF Weekly

    June 16 2016

    An Investigation Into the Absence of Local Hip Hop Acts at Long Beach's Biggest Music Festivals

    for the OC Weekly

    June 13 2016

    An Interview with Musician Laraaji

    for the SF Weekly

    June 10 2016

    An Interview with Musicians Jesca Hoop and Sam Beam

    for the LA Weekly

    May 27 2016

    A Profile of Juke Bounce Werk

    for the LA Weekly

    February 22 2016

    A Review of a Young Thug Concert

    for the OC Weekly

    January 8 2016

    An Interview with RP Boo

    for Passion of the Weiss

    October 1 2015

    A Report from Occupy LA

    for The Corsair

    November 28 2011

    Why You Definitely Want to Be In the College Football Business 

    for The Corsair

    November 15 2011

  • Some Radio Work

    Flannery o Connor Essay for Davis Review of Books

    for Davis Review of Books on KDVS 90.3 FM

    2017

    Samuel Delany Essay for Davis Review of Books

    for Davis Review of Books on KDVS 90.3 FM

    2017

    An Interview with KNxwledge

     

    for Ibbur Radio on KDVS 90.3 FM

    2015

    Pulitzer Prize Winning Photojournalist David Carson on his time covering the Ferguson Rebellion

     

    for Ibbur Radio on KDVS 90.3 FM

    2014

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