Sanden Totten Science Reporter
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As a Science Reporter, Sanden covers everything from advances in medical technology to dinosaur fossils and space exploration. Before joining Southern California Public Radio, Sanden worked at Minnesota Public Radio, where he was co-creator of In "The Loop," a program that made the audience part of the show. He was also part of the team behind the Public Insight Network, a crowd-sourcing project designed to bring unique perspectives to news.
Sanden is the winner of several honors, including the Radio and TV News Association’s Golden Mike for “best writing” and the National Entertainment Journalism's award for “best radio news story.” He was a 2011 Knight Science Journalism Fellow at MIT. With a BA in Psychology and English from Oberlin College in Ohio.
Sanden also attended school in Japan and Sweden, and speaks both languages.He is a fan of fast music, comics and movies about time travel.
Stories by Sanden Totten
The eye-catching concert hall celebrates its 10th anniversary in October. Initially met with skepticism, the building is now considered a major success.
A Republican-led effort in Congress hopes to delay Obamacare for one year. However, LA activists are undeterred in their efforts to promote medical insurance.
Author of the definitive guide to California reptiles and amphibians dies at the age of 98, shortly after having a new species named in his honor.
Researchers once thought a single species of 'legless lizard' lived in California, but a new survey found five distinct species spread through the region.
The city of Downey was once a hub of America's efforts to explore space, but few in the community southeast of Los Angeles remember those glory days.
An unusually high number of Blue-footed Boobies have been spotted in LA County recently, giving local bird watchers a chance to see an uncommon species close to home.
Voyager 1 has crossed a new frontier, becoming the first spacecraft ever to leave the solar system, NASA said Thursday, and it sent back an audio postcard of its trip across the threshold.
Researchers try to save the California Tiger Salamander from an encroaching transplant.
The USGS released a study looking at the damage a major tsunami could do in Southern California. The scenario is based on a real life disaster that happened in 1964.
A high pressure system combined with storms off the coast of Baja California have led to the recent heat and humidity in Los Angeles.
Extreme fires like the Rim Fire can create dangerous weather patterns. That can mean strong winds, thunderstorms and sometimes even fire tornadoes.
Bruce Murray co-founded the Planetary Society with long-time friends and colleagues, Carl Sagan and Louis Friedman in 1979.
Two groves of giant sequoias are in the projected path of the Rim Fire. The sky-high trees are usually able to withstand a wildfire, but this one may be different.
This weekend Korean pop stars perform in LA at KCON. Also on the bill is Missy Elliott, she's one of many US stars now collaborating with K-Pop icons.
Kei Iwamoto, a radiation researcher with UCLA, says the pollution may pose a threat to the immediate area — but beachgoers in California shouldn't worry.