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June 25, 2010

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News Panel for June 25, 2010

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev visits California with the hope of creating a high tech center in his country, a runoff election for Lt. Governor Maldonado's senate seat on the Central Coast seems likely, a look at some of the initiatives that have qualified for the November ballot and Oakland braces for cuts to their police department as they try to balance the city's budget.

Guests:

  • Carla Marinucci, Political Reporter, San Francisco Chronicle
  • Josh Richman, Regional Legal & Political Affairs Reporter, Oakland Tribune
  • John Wildermuth, Writer, San Francisco Chronicle
  • Matthai Kuruvila, Staff Writer, San Francisco Chronicle
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Hepatitis C: The Silent Epidemic

A San Francisco Task Force on Hepatitis C is helping to find a cure for the disease, which is four times more prevalent in the Bay Area as AIDS. In this story from KQED's Quest series, we follow one San Francisco resident in her struggle to overcome Hepatitis C and hear from health activists, researchers and doctors who are trying to educate the public and stop the spread of this dangerous disease.

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Interview with E.O. Wilson

World-renowned biologist and two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning author E.O. Wilson talks about his lifelong fascination with ants, his first fiction novel, "Anthill," and what we can do to save the natural world.

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SFMOMA: The Fisher Collection

Spark gets a sneak peek at the masterworks as the exhibition From Calder to Warhol: Introducing the Fisher Collection at SFMOMA. The show presents 160 of the more than 1000 pieces from Don and Doris Fisher collection, long considered one of the finest in private hands. Part of SFMOMA's celebration of its 75th anniversary, the exhibition runs until September 19, 2010. A co-production of Spark and PBS NewsHour for This Week in Northern California.

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Food and Wine This Week with Leslie Sbrocco

Leslie and her guests look at "green" trends in wine. Wineries are using updated packaging techniques and re-vamping traditional methods for serving and storing wine that bypass bottles completely and go straight to the barrel. By using modern versions of old techniques, the wine industry is joining the food movement to become more eco-friendly and sustainable.

 

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