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.
Santa Cruz County’s Local Agency Formation Commission was expected to okay the esxtension of Santa Cruz City water service to the north of the current UCSC campus, allowing the university to expand. Sante Cruz County District 1 Supervisor John Leopold serves on the commission. He explains his motion that delayed the approval. Monterey County emergency services manager Sherrie Collins discusses Monterey County’s preparations for tsunamis.
Taren Sterry’s one-woman show “180-days” draws on her experience as a volunteer for a hospice group. She discusses hospice and the show with J.D. Hillard. Plus Reporter Meghan Rosen gives us a look at some of the businesses sprouting up to serve Makers. Also reviving Santa Cruz’s tradition of Poetry Festivals and a review of Albert Nobbs.