The Jim Crow Era's Guide to Safe Travel for African-Americans
The road trip. The freedom to get behind the wheel and explore the country is a tradition that goes back nearly a century. But it's a freedom that not all Americans have enjoyed. Back in the 1930s, the hazards facing one group of travelers inspired the creation of a unique travel guide. It was called The Green Book, and for 30 years it told African-American travelers where they'd be welcome to stay the night, get a bite to eat, or fill up with gas. We report on one woman's quest to preserve the memory of The Green Book -- a piece of history she says remains relevant in 21st century America.
National Parks Have Some Work to Do to Become 'Parks for All'
This month, the National Park Service celebrates its centennial. Last year the system had over 307 million visitors -- but very few of them were people of color. We look at what parks are doing to draw people who reflect the changing face of America.
Surf's Up -- 120 Miles From the Beach
The International Olympic Committee recently voted to add surfing to the 2020 Tokyo Games. It's just by coincidence that late last year a world famous surfer announced he created the perfect human-made wave. At this point no one knows exactly how he did it -- or even where it was at first. We found the surfing site in the most unlikely of places.
Brazilian-Influenced Jazz: Clarice and Sergio Assad's 'Reliquia' and Allison Adams Tucker's 'Wanderlust'
As the Olympic Games continue in Rio this week, it got our jazz critic, Andrew Gilbert, thinking about the influence of Brazilian music on artists here. This month he talks with guest host Suzie Racho to talk about two recent California releases with Brazilian lineage
Sacred Powwow Draws Native Americans to California Foothills
For the last two summers, wildfires have interrupted a longstanding cultural celebration: the Sierra Mono Museum's Powwow. But this year, they caught a break -- no major fires in the area. We visited the Sierra foothill town of O'Neals for the 45th annual weekend gathering.