End of an Era: Scott Shafer Steps Out of the Host's Chair
Host Scott Shafer says goodbye at the end of this, his final show as host of the California Report Magazine.
Pioneering Black Farmer Stays Dedicated to Educating Youth in Face of a Drying Well
Almost a decade ago, we profiled Fresno farmer Will Scott Jr., who was teaching African-American kids that farming could be lucrative. Since then, he's started a demonstration farm where kids can come to learn and get their hands dirty. But now he's reckoning with a bigger force: the drought.
The Mendocino Coast Fears Losing Its Only Hospital
In Fort Bragg, residents fear they're on the verge of losing the only hospital in town. The Mendocino Coast District Hospital went bankrupt a few years ago, and today it's barely hanging on. All over the country, rural hospitals have been struggling to survive -- but a closure of the hospital in Fort Bragg would be a tough pill to swallow for local residents.
Santa Cruz Conference Celebrates 'Ecotopia,' a Utopian Classic
UC Santa Cruz is holding a conference this weekend in honor of "Ecotopia." It's a 40-year-old book by Ernest Callenbach that's helped shape modern ideas about sustainability. Cy Musiker explores the long tail of this utopian classic.
Foundation Helping the Blind Gets Surprise Donation of $125 Million
Imagine there's something you've been trying to do for decades. Something deeply personal, but something that could also help thousands of other people. And then, a total stranger steps in and makes it possible. Well that's what happened this week to a San Francisco nonprofit. From KQED’s new podcast "The Leap," Amy Standen has the story.