About the podcast

Our Children’s Trust has teamed up with independent producers to create a podcast about Juliana v. US that will offer context for the legal basis for case, background on the climate history and the science that frames the arguments, and the stories of the plaintiffs as they try to force the federal government to take action on climate change. The podcast feed will also feature timely and relevant updates on the progress of the legal proceedings. Subscribe on your favorite podcast app to No Ordinary Lawsuit.


Production crew

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Host/Producer

Ambar Espinoza was 15 years old when she took her first steps toward journalism. She wrote for the paper at University High School, Teen People magazine and LA Youth, a nonprofit citywide publication in Los Angeles. While in college, she interned at NPR’s Morning Edition in Washington, D.C. At Rhode Island Public Radio she specialized in environment coverage, and as a bureau reporter for Minnesota Public Radio she covered the central region of the state. The Associated Press and the Radio and Television News Directors Association have recognized her hard features and investigations. The honor she most cherishes, from the Rhode Island chapter of the American Planning Association, resulted from listeners’ nominations for her coverage of the environment, particularly climate change. Ambar holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from American University and a master’s degree in science education from the University of Washington. She’s faced her toughest audiences -- kids as young as incoming first graders -- as an outdoor science educator. When she’s not working, Ambar likes to knit, cook, hike and binge-watch TV series with her friends.  

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Producer

& the

Digital Storyteller - Our Children's Trust

Caitlin Howard grew up in Portland, Oregon and in 2006 moved to Montreal, Canada to attend McGill University. She earned a bachelor’s degree in political science and English literature. After she worked in a Canadian immigration law firm helping people from around the globe move to Canada, she set off to see more of the world. She lived in New Zealand and Australia, and traveled throughout Southeast Asia before returning to her home state. Her time abroad deepened her understanding of the ways that humans everywhere are intrinsically connected -- and that our planet's changing climate is an issue we all must face together. In 2016 she began work toward a master’s degree in Journalism at the University of Oregon; upon her recent graduation, she joined the communications team at Our Children's Trust. Caitlin spends her free time reading, practicing yoga, riding her bicycle, swimming in rivers and exploring the wilderness near her home in Eugene.

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Producer/Editor

Cheryl Devall is a veteran storyteller in sound, images and words. As an editor and correspondent, she has worked for Reveal from the Center for Investigative Reporting, National Public Radio, Marketplace and Southern California Public Radio. Earlier this decade she was delighted to edit and write for the Daily World in Opelousas, Louisiana – her parents’ ancestral state and the birthplace of one of her passions, zydeco music and dancing (alongside jazz, classical, roots, folk and the Great American Songbook). She edited the audio version of the Reveal investigation “All Work, No Pay,” a finalist in the 2018 Pulitzer Prize national reporting category. Cheryl’s shared in three Alfred I. duPont-Columbia Awards for coverage of AIDS and Black America early in the epidemic, the 1992 Los Angeles riots and North Carolina 40 years after the federal War on Poverty. Education, work and life have taken this California native all over; now she’s based within 10 miles of her birthplace in the East San Francisco Bay Area.

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Producer

& the Communications & Youth Engagement Director - Our Children's Trust

Meg Ward graduated from University of Oregon in 2010 with a bachelor’s degree in environmental studies before joining Our Children's Trust in early 2011. As an undergrad, Meg was involved in the Environmental Leadership Program where she developed and implemented a science curriculum in Eugene, Oregon’s public schools. Before graduating, she spent six months studying environmental planning at the University of Tampere, in Tampere, Finland. At Our Children's Trust, Meg leads the communications team and works closely with the young people behind the legal actions to elevate their important voices within and beyond the climate movement. Always with a book close at hand, Meg spends her time away from the screen in the outdoors surrounding San Francisco, and enjoys bringing people together through dinner parties and weekend camping trips.

Producer

Devin Gallagher is the owner and lead producer for Wait What Productions LLC. Devin consults with a variety of clients to develop and produce campaign-focused videos, educational media content and story-driven podcasts. Through the help of Wait What and other collaborating filmmakers, Devin has produced two successful feature documentary films: Married in Spandex, which has screened around the world and on Hulu.com, and Kandahar Journals, which has had a wide release in Canada, Europe, and South America.

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composer

Seth Augustus Quittner is a San Francisco-based singer-songwriter who's recently turned his attention to soundtrack composition. He's performed his original music on stages in the U.S., Europe and Central Asia. Seth's work draws on influences from the Delta Blues of the 1920s and 30s, as well as his travels to Mali and Tuva (Siberia), where he studied Tuvan folk music, instrumentation and Throatsinging. The podcasts  Philosophy Talk and Mother Jones' ”Bite” have incorporated his compositions.


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