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May 13, 2011

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News Panel: Education protests, new census data, and the latest on California's high-speed rail

Educators and students demonstrated throughout the state this week against drastic cuts to education. New census data shows California's population is getting grayer with fewer children, and more ethnically diverse. California's high-speed rail receives federal money turned down by Florida, while the state Legislative Analyst's Office says the project is on track to cost much more than expected.

Guests:

  • Jill Tucker, Education Reporter, San Francisco Chronicle
  • Scott Shafer, Host, The California Report, KQED Public Radio
  • Michael Cabanatuan, Staff Writer, San Francisco Chronicle
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Climate Watch Conversation with Mindy Lubber, President, Ceres

Climate Watch Senior Editor Craig Miller talks with Mindy Lubber, president of the Boston based nonprofit Ceres. The organization works to address sustainability challenges such as global climate change and water scarcity. This week, it held a conference in Oakland at which environmentalists, executives and investors from around the world gathered to consider ways for business to adopt environmentally sustainable practices.

 

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