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September 18, 2019

Bob Moffitt

Earth, Wind & Fire Will Invite Foster Kids Backstage At Sacramento Show To Highlight Careers In Music

Wednesday more than half-a-dozen foster kids from the Sacramento area will get to go backstage before the Earth, Wind & Fire concert at Memorial Auditorium.

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September 18, 2019

Bob Moffitt

'Last Apple Orchard In Paradise': Camp Fire Survivors Ask Community To Help Harvest Trees That Survived The Flames

The Camp Fire destroyed a large part of the town of Paradise. Now, nearly a year later, there is literally something sweet that is emerging as the only apple orchard remaining brings in a harvest of very small Galas.

Julie Watson / AP

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September 18, 2019

Scott Rodd

California Says Nearly All Cannabis Businesses Will Be In Statewide Tracking System By End Of October

In May, less than 10 percent of licensed cannabis businesses were enrolled in the system known as track-and-trace.

Matt Rourke / AP Photo

September 17, 2019

'Learning From The Women Who Came Before Us': Cokie Roberts Discussed Roles Of Women In Society On Insight In 2009

Ten years ago iconic NPR political correspondent Cokie Roberts joined CapRadio's Insight to discuss her book "We Are Our Mothers' Daughters." The conversation is as relevant today as it was in 2009.

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Amazon Makes 'Climate Pledge' As Workers Plan Walkout

September 19, 2019

Amazon's plans include being carbon-neutral by 2040 and buying 100,000 electric delivery vans. It faced outcry from workers, hundreds of whom planned to join the Global Climate Strike on Friday.

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North America Has Lost 3 Billion Birds, Scientists Say

September 19, 2019

Researchers estimate that the bird population has fallen by a quarter since 1970. More than 90% of the loss can be attributed to just a dozen bird families, including sparrows, blackbirds and finches.

NPR8 Women Who Invented American Popular Music

What She Brought With Her

September 19, 2019

It can be tempting to encapsulate Celia Cruz's life with a single phrase: "The Queen of Salsa." But she carried with her a deeper musical history from Cuba than that phrase can encompass.