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Insight: Californians and the ACA / Tales From the Trail / Elaine Eats: Blueberries / "Alabama Bound"


 
 
 
Californians and the ACA A new Field Poll released this morning finds that most Californians may like the Affordable Care Act, but they don’t know much about it or the state’s healthcare exchange, "Covered California." Many people think they’re not eligible for coverage and this lack of information could cause big problems when enrollment opens in October. What’s going on here? Is there not enough information out there or are people not paying attention because they don’t believe it affects them?
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Tales From the Trail Samantha Szesciorka took on the adventure of a lifetime this summer. On June 21, she completed a 450-mile journey across Nevada, accompanied solely by her dog, Bella, and her mustang, Sage, to bring attention to the plight of wild horses. Szesciorka joins us today to talk about her journey's challenges, her motivation to save wild horses and her future plans.
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Elaine Eats: Blueberries There's a bumper crop of blueberries this year and prices for the healthy purple fruit are lower than ever. Capital Public Radio's food reporter Elaine Corn joins us to explain how California farmers started ripping out other crops in favor of blueberries several years ago and why they were right. Plus, we'll get tips on how to avoid fake blueberries in commercial products and a recipe for Blueberry Coffeecake.
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"Alabama Bound" After sold-out shows in Sacramento and San Francisco last summer, "Alabama Bound" is making the rounds at the New York International Fringe Festival this month. In the one-woman show, written by Placerville resident and Alabama native Charlotte Higgins, Sacramento star Linda Nalbandian ties together five vignettes of memorable Southern women. Chosen as one of 200 shows from over 800 submissions, "Alabama Bound" will finish its run at the multi-arts festival this Sunday. The two local women join us on the phone from New York today to talk about what it was like to make the leap to the big stage and how it's been going so far.
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Wednesday, August 21, 2013
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