Sandhya Dirks

Sandhya Dirks (@sandhyadirks) is a reporter at KQED public radio in the Bay Area, focusing on race and equity.

She's the co-host of the podcast American Suburb and has covered the presidential election from the swing state of Iowa, broke a sexual harassment scandal in the San Diego mayor's office, and made investigative documentaries about international adoption and criminal justice. She believes all stories are stories about power.


A decade ago, a 22-year-old black man was killed by a white police officer at Oakland's Fruitvale BART station.


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