One of the strongest storms on record has devasted the Philippines, leading people to wonder whether climate change is having an impact on severe weather. Plus, Rick Kushman with food and wine pairings for Thanksgiving and "Shrek" takes the stage.
Impact of Climate Change on Storms
A climate negotiator from the Philippines pleaded for the world to take serious action in combating global warming during UN climate talks Monday in Warsaw. Typhoons like Haiyan are exceptional in their strength, but less severe tropical storms hit the South Pacific island nation on average eight to nine times a year and are expected to increase in severity because of climate change. Now, in the wake of Haiyan (and last year's Super storm Sandy in the Eastern United States), people are asking a little more seriously whether climate change is fueling extreme weather around the world. Joining us to help answer this question is UC Davis Assistant Professor Paul Ullrich
, who develops models for the influence of climate change on extreme weather.
California Senate Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg was successful yesterday in removing Sen. Ron Calderon from of his Insurance Committee chairmanship after it was revealed that Sen. Calderon is the subject of an FBI investigation. Capital Bureau Chief Ben Adler join us with the latest, including how the vote went and what Calderon had to say about it.
Kushman by the Bottle As Thanksgiving approaches, you may find yourself thinking about the perfect food and wine pairings for your meal. In today's Kushman by the Bottle, wine expert and Insight guest host Rick Kushman talks about fundamental principles of pairing that apply to Thanksgiving foods. He’ll also talk about Chenin Blanc and Petite Sirah, which grow better in Clarksburg than maybe anywhere else in California.
More than 100 Sacramento area students are part of a production of "Shrek" that opens this Friday and runs for two weekends. River City Theatre
Company opens their fall show on the Hiram Johnson High School Stage with Shrek, Princess Fiona, the Donkey and more, dancing, singing and navigating the stage with some crazy costumes. Joining us to talk about the production is Choreographer Ron Cisneros, who is the founder of RCTC and Mitch Worrell-Olson, who plays the evil Lord Farquaad.