Fresno's Pumpkin King Struggles to Supply Region as Drought Takes Toll
You may notice a glow in California neighborhoods this weekend: jack o' lanterns with jagged teeth and fires in their guts greeting trick-or-treaters. But maybe you had to travel a little farther, or pay a little more to get your pumpkins this Halloween. As Alice Daniel explains, you can blame the drought.
We Need to Talk About Your Face. It's Got Mites.
Inside your pores, right in there among the dirt and oil, face mites have set up shop and they're not going anywhere. Scientists are learning these creatures could show us a new picture of human evolution.
For Day of the Dead, Families Turn to Nicho Art to Ease Grief
It's Halloween weekend, but it's also the time when Mexicans celebrate Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead. Losing someone you love is a very personal experience. But the collective ritual of making an altar to honor a friend or relative who's died can bring people together. Farida Jhabvala Romero visited with a group in Oakland as they prepared "nichos," tiny wooden boxes that hold pictures and symbols of loved ones.
Wildfire Sparks Renewal for Reclusive Artist Ray Dutcher
If a wildfire threatened your house, what's the one thing you would take with you? Eighty-five-year-old Ray Dutcher had to make that decision back in February. That's when a wall of fire three stories high roared down a mountain toward his remote cabin near Bishop in the Eastern Sierra. As he fled in his old truck, the one thing he decided to take with him was a painting he'd been working on since 1982. Reporter Peter Gilstrap tells us how that wildfire sparked the artist's rediscovery and his first show in four decades.
Santa Barbara Musician Luis Munoz Calls on Cast of Voices for New Album
Santa Barbara isn't usually thought of as a hotbed of Latin American culture. But for composer and multi-instrumentalist Luis Munoz, the city has long served as an open door to the rest of the Americas. Known for his finely wrought instrumental compositions, he takes a different tack on his new album. Andrew Gilbert reviews "Voz."