Around our region there are numerous groups offering activities that get students excited about science. Lillian Mongeau reports some of them are collaborating to make science a bit easier for teachers.
Also, California Secretary of natural resources John Laird inherited the Delta Restoration process from the prior administration. It’s a project that involves deciding how much water will be allowed to preserve some threatened species, water central valley crops and supply municipalities in the Bay area. Laird spoke with KUSP’s J.D. Hillard about a proposal that threatens this delicate process. He also talked about hopes for restoring salmon runs in the Klamath Basin.
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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Occupy Wall Street’s Santa Cruz contingent was evicted from the bench lands of San Lorenzo Park this week. Santa Cruz City and county staff had catalogued numerous instances of damage attributed to the encampment. Among these were damage to the grass where tents had stood and the cost of sanitary services to clean up human waste, despite the portable toilet the encampment had secured. A few hours before the eviction deadline, the discussion throughout the camp was where to go next. Also California Secretary of Natural Resource John Laird discusses the upcoming conference on climate change and restoring the San Francisco Bay Delta.