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Emily Dugdale

Emily Dugdale was an audio reporter and producer at Civil Beat and the podcast Offshore.

Emily joined Civil Beat in September 2017 after a stint reporting on science and environment at KPCC Southern California Public Radio in Los Angeles. Previously, she covered race and social justice issues for Uptown Radio, a radio broadcast program in New York City. Before that, she lived in Oakland and freelanced at several local news outlets in the San Francisco Bay Area. She’s also lived and reported overseas in Santiago, Chile and Medellin, Colombia.

Emily is a recent graduate of the Toni Stabile program in investigative journalism at the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism. She also holds a B.A. in political science from Williams College.

Emily left Civil Beat in October 2018.

 

Birth Moms Sometimes Face Adoption Fraud Charges The Baltimore Sun

Birth Moms Sometimes Face Adoption Fraud Charges

But defense attorneys question why lawyers involved in the deals that go sour never face scrutiny.

This Arkansas Nonprofit Is Trying To Facilitate Lawful Marshallese Adoptions Courtesy: Shared Beginnings

This Arkansas Nonprofit Is Trying To Facilitate Lawful Marshallese Adoptions

Still, Marshallese community leaders think it would be better to end all U.S. adoptions from the island nation.

Marshallese Adoptions Fuel A Lucrative Practice For Some Lawyers April Estrellon/Civil Beat

Marshallese Adoptions Fuel A Lucrative Practice For Some Lawyers

U.S. and Marshall Islands officials say the law clearly bars women from traveling to America to give up babies for adoption. But some attorneys are still taking advantage of lax oversight and willing families.

Desperate Birth Mothers Are Seeking A Better Life Jessica Terrell/Civil Beat

Desperate Birth Mothers Are Seeking A Better Life

Lack of economic opportunity, educational challenges and rising sea level convince many Marshallese that their babies would be better off with other families in the U.S.

Adoptive Parents Attracted By Marshallese Adoptions April Estrellon/Civil Beat

Adoptive Parents Attracted By Marshallese Adoptions

The wait for a baby, cutbacks in other countries and the cost of adoption in the U.S. prompts some prospective parents into sticky situations.

Why A Crackdown On This Growing Adoption Pipeline Just Hasn’t Worked Sarah Holm/Civil Beat

Why A Crackdown On This Growing Adoption Pipeline Just Hasn’t Worked

Adoption advocates, hospital workers, even judges are at a loss when it comes to stopping illegal adoptions that are delivering babies from the Marshall Islands to U.S. families.

Why A Crackdown On This Growing Adoption Pipeline Just Hasn’t Worked Sarah Holm/Civil Beat

Why A Crackdown On This Growing Adoption Pipeline Just Hasn’t Worked

Adoption advocates, hospital workers, even judges are at a loss when it comes to stopping illegal adoptions that are delivering babies from the Marshall Islands to U.S. families.

Pod Squad: What Voters Should Know About The ConCon

Pod Squad: What Voters Should Know About The ConCon

Peter Adler talks about the complicated mechanics of holding a state constitutional convention.

‘Chaos At Kamalani’: Why It’s So Hard To Run A Charter School Emily Dugdale/Civil Beat

‘Chaos At Kamalani’: Why It’s So Hard To Run A Charter School

An innovative new charter school continues to struggle with parent communication and teacher turnover in its second year.

A Tough First Year Comes To An End For This Innovative Oahu Charter School Emily Dugdale/Civil Beat

A Tough First Year Comes To An End For This Innovative Oahu Charter School

Despite efforts to build a culture of collaboration, Kamalani Academy faced a multitude of challenges with staff turnover and figuring out exactly how the school should be run.

Pod Squad: Jill Tokuda’s Personal Bid To Be Hawaii LG Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Pod Squad: Jill Tokuda’s Personal Bid To Be Hawaii LG

The Democratic state senator speaks about formative lifetime experiences that shaped her as she now seeks higher office.

Charter School Principal Calls It Quits After A Year April Estrellon/Civil Beat

Charter School Principal Calls It Quits After A Year

Principal Jeff Vilardi is the latest in a series of staff departures at Kamalani Academy.

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