State Drought Regulations on Fast Track
The State Water Board is putting the final touches on plans to implement Gov. Jerry Brown's demand to cut water use. Now comes the hard part: getting this plan to work on the ground. We talk with KQED Science Editor Craig Miller about getting started.
Water Conservation Efforts Not Reaching State's Wealthy Enclaves
It's really easy to see how this drought could turn into an ugly kind of us vs. them scuffle all over the state. Backing that up are numbers from the State Water Board showing that in the swankiest zip codes in California, conservation isn't so chic. Cities like Beverly Hills and Malibu just aren't doing their part to save water. And neither is a wealthy rural enclave in the heart of Silicon Valley: Woodside.
California Foodways: Feeding a Hungry Marin Trail Crew
"Hard work, low pay, miserable conditions, and more!" That's the actual motto for the California Conservation Corps, the state program that puts young adults to work outdoors. In Marin County, they have the tough job of building and maintaining world-class trails. For the series California Foodways, Lisa Morehouse reports on the role food plays for a crew of young people burning thousands of calories a day -- and why their menu has barely changed since the 1930s.
Player Pianos Come to Life at Stanford
We're listening to the second movement of a piano concerto in D major by Mozart. It's being played live, but there's no pianist in the room. It's a player piano. The music was recorded on long paper rolls more than 100 years ago. Stanford University just acquired a collection of rolls and pianos that will come to life at a special concert this weekend.
Reliving the Classic Pan Am Flight Experience on an L.A. Studio Lot
You might be making plans for summer vacation. Maybe somewhere far away. The thing you?re probably looking forward to the least is getting there, right? Flying isn't fun. Crying babies, no leg room, and they charge for everything these days, even pillows and blankets. But at one point, people got excited to fly. They even dressed up for it. From KCRW in Los Angeles, Steve Chiotakis visited a place where that passion lives on.