Branching Out with The Acorn Newspapers | Podcast Episodes

How Joel Burchfield Bridge Came To Be (Sept. 13, 2021): Reporter Makena Huey makes her Branching Out debut to discuss her latest stories for the Moorpark Acorn, including one detailing how a pedestrian bridge came to be named for an 11-year-old drowning victim. Plus, a profile of a local interfaith group working to provide much-needed goods to refugees arriving from Afghanistan.

Related Stories: “Becuase of Joel: Pedestrian Bridge Renamed for Moorpark Boy” by Makena Huey; “Women’s Interfaith Network Helps Resettle Refugees” by Makena Huey

Golden Touch – Local Olympian Visits with Branching Out (Oct. 18, 2021): Amanda Longan, a goalie for the US women’s national water polo team, stops by to share her memories of winning gold in the 2020 Tokyo Games. A graduate of Oaks Christian High School and USC, the Moorpark resident discusses her drive to succeed and why she’s so interested in the mental health aspect of competitive sports, plus her love for God and helping others.

Related Stories: “A Golden Opportunity” by Makena Huey