One Santa Rosa Family’s Fight to Allow Medical Cannabis in California Schools
The new year brought Californians legal access to recreation marijuana -- for adults, of course, 21 and over. But kids who rely on medications made from cannabis still face barriers. Cannabis is not allowed at school. Reporter Lee Romney introduces us to one Santa Rosa family trying to change that, because their young daughter depends on medicine from the marijuana plant to help with seizures.
What does Adam Schoenberg have in common with Body Count, Kendrick Lamar and the cast of Hello Dolly? He's a Grammy nominee. The 37-year-old classical composer is up for awards this weekend in two categories, including Best Contemporary Classical Composition for his work, "Picture Studies." You may not have heard of him, but Schoenberg’s work is so popular he’s made the national list of the top 10 most performed living composers. Twice. From Los Angeles, Peter Gilstrap brings us this profile.
Have you heard of moringa? It’s a hardy, fast-growing tree with brilliant green leaves and long seed pods that pack a nutritional punch. Moringa has been a food source for centuries in countries such as India and the Philippines. Food trend watchers think it could become the next big superfood in the US. KQED’s Katrina Schwartz takes us to Fresno, where Hmong farmers are poised to capitalize on the coming demand.
The Thomas Fire roared across Ventura and Santa Barbara counties last month and destroyed more than 1,000 homes. But it also provided artistic inspiration for a musician from the seaside town of Carpenteria, who started writing a song about the disaster -- and about his community’s response. Then mudslides devastated neighboring Montecito. More than 20 people were killed. He kept writing, playing multiple instruments, recording his vocals and mixing the song in his bedroom studio. Now the piece is finished and he’s sharing it here for the first time.
From City Council meetings to yoga classes, a lot of places are fragrance-free in the city of Berkeley, which means you’re not supposed to wear any scented lotions or perfumes. So it’s a little ironic that Berkeley is home to a new museum dedicated to perfume. We sent Bianca Taylor to sniff it out.