The Comic Adventures of Bo, the Obamas' 'First Dog'
With all eyes on a new president-elect, there's less attention on the one about to exit. But one Los Angeles comic artist is commemorating the Obama White
House with a new book, through the eyes of the Obama family's dog, Bo. "Looking for America's Dog" collects the best of Steven Weissman's whimsical and darkly funny online political comic strips.
Letters to the Next President: 'My POV on Poverty'
We're featuring letters written by California students expressing their hopes, fears and dreams, and what they’d like the next president to know. Today we hear "My POV on Poverty," a letter from a Santa Clara High School student called Medha.
Battling Purple Urchins to Save the Kelp Forests
There's a man who's invented a kind of underwater vacuum cleaner to deal with a very big problem. He's a fisherman in Mendocino County, and he's seen his livelihood threatened by disappearing kelp forests. He took reporter Eli Wirtschafter out on a boat to see the damage.
Sikh Festival Highlights Community's Deep Roots in Yuba City
Yuba City in Northern California is one place where festivals mark some of the rituals and traditions of Sikhism: the 500-year-old religion from India?s Punjab region. For our series "California Foodways," we visit this farming community, where Sikhs have settled for over a century.
December Jazz Releases From California Artists
We dip back into politics and the arts with some music. Bassist Mark Dresser's latest work, "Sedimental You," has a song that references Donald Trump and Valdimir Putin -- written before the election. We hear about that -- and the debut album of drummer Matt Mayhall -- from Suzie Racho and jazz critic Andrew Gilbert. They join us every month to talk about the latest from jazz musicians here in the Golden State.
What Do Urban Coyotes Eat? There's One Sure Way to Find Out
In Los Angeles, where wild coyotes roam the streets of densely populated neighborhoods, biologists have been wondering what these urban canines eat to survive in the city. So dozens of volunteers are scouring the streets for coyote droppings.