Carolyn Crane began her career in journalism in 1995 as a radio talk show host on KVMR-FM, Nevada City. In 2000, she produced a radio documentary on midwifery that aired nationally. Four years later she co-launched KVMR’s award-winning weekday news hour, which she left in 2006 to pursue full-time freelance journalism. She now roams northeast California with her kind chauffeur, gleaning stories for California Report, AARP’s Primetime Radio, The Sacramento Bee, Common Ground, and other publications. She continues to host a weekly morning talk show—Left Coast Radio--on KVMR-FM (www.leftcoastradio.org).
You may have met her when, in her role as reporter at KVMR, Crane covered the WTO meetings in Hong Kong (2005) and Cancun (2003). She also covered the 2005 Media Reform Conference in St. Louis Missouri, the Republican Convention in New York City (2004) and the FTAA meetings in Miami (2003).
Crane has interviewed many important thinkers of the day, including Maude Barlow, Amy Goodman, Studs Terkel, and Howard Zinn. You will find many of her interviews on this site, as well as www.leftcoastradio.org.
Crane graduated from San Francisco State University with a degree in English literature, and received her MA in English (Creative Writing) from CSU, Sacramento, in 1988. Her thesis, a play called “Honeymoon Near Lava Lands,” was produced by the Sacramento Theatre Company in 1990. She has taught English courses at U.C. Davis, Sierra College, Sacramento City College, and University of Phoenix. Education remains a topic of great interest to her as a journalist.
Crane lives with her two sons in the foothills of the Sierras.
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