Fighting Food Waste at the Grocery Store
If you listen to public radio, research says you're more likely to be a curious traveler and life-long learner who cares about the environment. Maybe you're letting your lawn go brown, or trying to drive less. Some experts say there's another way you can be environmentally friendly: stop wasting food. From the farm to the fridge, it's estimated that 40 percent of what could be eaten just isn't, and that can impact climate change. For the series California Foodways, Lisa Morehouse reports on a brand new, ground-breaking partnership trying to change the way consumers think about less-than-perfect produce.
Ruling Raises Questions About Long-Held Water Rights
As our historic drought continues, so do disputes over water. Earlier this year, the State Water Resources Board issued mandatory cutbacks statewide, including for those who've held water rights for over 100 years. But a recent ruling by a Sacramento Superior Court judge raises questions about how the state regulates and manages these rights. KQED Science reporter Lauren Sommer explains.
Can a Startup Transform Health Care in California's Lake County?
A group of tech entrepreneurs from Silicon Valley has taken on a huge task: trying to transform an entire community's health status in five places across the country, in just five years. One of those targets is in rural Lake County, just north of Napa. Reporter David Gorn traveled there to find out if these innovators, with all of their tech tools, can help reverse some of the worst health trends in the state.
Anna Deavere Smith Tackles School-to-Prison Pipeline With New Play
Schools are not always a welcoming place for some children of color. They're suspended, expelled and even arrested way out of proportion to their numbers in the student population, often setting them on a path to prison. Social justice groups call this the school-to-prison pipeline. As Cy Musiker explains, it's the focus of an unconventional play by Anna Deavere Smith, which she hopes will get people thinking about how to solve the problem.
Santa Rosa Theater Company Brings Bilingual Plays to Parks by Bike
It's hard to believe, but summer is halfway over. With the long days, it's a great time to take in a play or concert outside. But for a Santa Rosa theatre group, performing outdoors is also about making their work accessible. The Imaginists Theater Troupe travels by bicycle, setting up in public parks and gardens throughout the city. And their plays -- like their audiences -- are bilingual.