Drought Restrictions Start to Roll Out
What are you doing to save water? Water districts around the state are scrambling to figure out how we?re going to enforce Governor Jerry Brown?s new water restrictions. We talk all things drought with KQED Science Editor Craig Miller.
The Agriculture Roots of San Jose's Japantown
Drought was not a problem for Japanese American farmers in San Jose a century ago, when what we now call Silicon Valley was known mostly for its farms and fruit orchards. This year marks the 125th anniversary of San Jose's Japantown. It's one of only three historic Japantowns still thriving in the U.S., and the only one rooted in the history of California agriculture.
Between Homelands: Saving the Armenian Dialect
The Armenian genocide is marking a somber anniversary this weekend. It began 100 years ago and caused thousands of Armenians to flee what's now Turkey, taking their language dialect with them. Los Angeles is home to the largest population of Armenians in the United States, but the dialect they brought with them is now in danger of fading away. This week, we launch a new series we're calling "Between Homelands." We're teaming up with students from USC Annenberg's School for Communication and Journalism. They're bringing us stories of people living in California who have come from far away or who were born in the U.S. but for some reason feel like cultural foreigners. Andy Vasoyan starts us off with this story about a language teacher trying to save something that could have died 100 years ago.
Music Review: Karine Denike's Under Glass
Bay Area singer and songwriter Karina Denike has spent 20 years in bands of all types. Her repertoire ranges from torch songs and jazz standards to punk rock and art pop. According to The California Report's jazz critic Andrew Gilbert, you can kind of hear it all on Denike's new album "Under Glass."
My Spot: Indian Snack Serves Up a Taste of Home
Our occasional series "My Spot" celebrates personal experiences with special places in California. Today we meet an artist and mother who moved to the Bay Area from India 14 years ago. The Tracy resident takes us to eat an Indian snack food called pani puri at her favorite place: a food stand tucked away in a Fremont grocery store.