Santa Cruz celebrates its 100th art tour. Kirby Scudder, one of the events’ founders takes us back to the beginning. Also Ken Burson offers a look at a computer game to help low income couples prepare for birth and Meghan Rosen reports on at the continuing hazard of lead in the environment and new stricter regulations for the toxic element. Also when Monterey Bay area schools fall behind, one of the critical standards they hope to improve is math. They’re not alone, schools across the state are struggling to improve math scores – let alone restore art class. Lillian Mongeau reports that a southern California group is demonstrating how both to reach both goals. And David Anthony’s look back at the two film versions and the novel, Cry the Beloved Country.
In this week’s Talk of the Bay: Monterey Bay area farmers have learned to save energy with new technology. California Secretary of Natural Resources John Laird discusses how the Governor’s budget proposal for 2012 through 2013 might effect rural fire fighting and state parks. Then Laird remembers his contemporaries, Bert Muhly and Scott Kennedy, fellow activists and veterans of the Santa Cruz City Council. Also in the show Santa Cruz Sentinel Entertainment Editor Wallace Baine discusses some of the artists being honored in this week’s Gail Rich awards.
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