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Paleontologist and "Dinosaur Train" host Scott Sampson says that the average American child spends about four to seven minutes a day outside. In his new book "How to Raise a Wild Child," Sampson calls on parents to become "nature mentors" and help their kids connect to the outdoors. We'll talk with Sampson about how to raise kids who love nature at a time when gratification is only a click away.
In his new book "The Road to Character," New York Times columnist David Brooks writes that Americans focus too much on "resume virtues" -- the ones that can get you a job -- and not enough on "eulogy virtues," the ones that get talked about at your funeral. The latter, he writes, include qualities like bravery, honesty and loyalty. Brooks joins us to talk about what it means to live a moral and meaningful life.
After squeaking out a victory with a 20-point comeback in Game 3, the Golden State Warriors completed a convincing sweep of the New Orleans Pelicans on Saturday with a 109-98 Game 4 win. The team will now face the winner of the Portland-Memphis series. We'll talk to Jim Barnett, who is currently in his 30th season as Warriors television analyst, about the team's historic season and prospects for the rest of the playoffs.
Isabella Rossellini was born into Hollywood royalty, the daughter of "Casablanca" star Ingrid Bergman and director Roberto Rossellini. She followed her own parents into the film business, starring in both Italian and American films, perhaps most notably David Lynch's "Blue Velvet." The actress and former Lancome spokesmodel joins us to talk about her career, her video series on the mating habits of animals and her wildlife conservation work.
On Sunday, California Gov. Jerry Brown announced that he will send a search and rescue team to Nepal to help with relief efforts after Saturday's devastating earthquake. The 7.8 magnitude quake has claimed the lives of more than 3,700 people and left many more without shelter. We'll get the latest on the rescue operations, which have been hampered by aftershocks and weather. We'll also talk to a leader of the Bay Area Nepalese community about efforts to reach and provide support for loved ones.
When Colorado legalized recreational marijuana last year, it opened the floodgates to $700 million in legal sales, orchestra "weed concerts" and the world's first pot credit union. So what would California look like if it legalized recreational marijuana use? The issue could be on the ballot as early as next year, and a task force led by Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom is studying how the state should prepare for possible legalization. Would pot be sold, as some entrepreneurs envision, in high-end marijuana resorts? Would enforcement become comparable to that of alcohol? In this hour, we imagine a future California where marijuana is legal and examine the economic and cultural implications.
Environmental groups are accusing Nestle of exploiting the state's scarce water supply after reports that the company is bottling water from a Southern California national forest. When it comes to overall water usage, experts say bottled water is a drop in the bucket compared to things like agriculture and lawns. But critics contend that bottled water is inherently unsustainable, and that the state's precious groundwater should be off limits, drought or no drought.
A Southern California appeals court ruled earlier this week that San Juan Capistrano's tiered water rates are unconstitutional. The city had been charging its heaviest water users nearly four times what it costs to provide the water in hopes of spurring conservation. The decision could have statewide implications as about two-thirds of California's water districts use tiered pricing. Gov. Jerry Brown recently encouraged local water agencies to utilize tiered pricing to help meet a 25 percent reduction in water use.
As the Ottoman Empire collapsed a century ago, more than a million Armenians died at the hands of Ottoman Turks or from starvation or disease. On Friday, people around the world will commemorate the 100th anniversary of what the Armenians and most historians refer to as a genocide. The Turkish government still rejects that terminology when referring to those events. We'll speak with some Bay Area Armenians about what the anniversary means to them and hear their family stories of survival.
Saudi-led airstrikes continued in southwestern Yemen on Wednesday, even as Saudi officials declared an end to a month-long aerial offensive against the Houthi rebel group. Yemeni president Abdu Rabbu Mansour Hadi, who was driven from power by the Houthis, remains in exile despite Saudi efforts to restore him. We discuss the conflict, its causes and its implications for peace and stability in the region.