Insight: Tahoe Crayfish / "The Collector's" / Elaine Eats / Ben Goldberg / DayTripper: Salmon Fishing


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We get an update on efforts to create a new crayfish industry in Lake Tahoe. KVIE show chronicles the journey of serious collectors. Award-winning clarinetist performs this weekend.
 
 
 
Tahoe Crayfish California Governor Jerry Brown has recently signed into law a bill that legalizes commercial fishing of crayfish, which could mean good things for the Lake Tahoe Basin. Officials estimate the lake holds 240 million to 280 million invasive crayfish, and fishing the crustaceans will provide local food for consumers and create a new industry. Of course, there are a few hiccups in the deal too. Capital Public Radio’s Sierra Reporter Ky Plaskon joins us to explain.
 
"The Collectors" Have you ever taken a wrong turn on eBay and found yourself wondering who’d buy a Wizard of Oz PEZ dispenser for $100?  Well, there’s actually quite a lot of people spending a lot more than that on PEZ dispensers and other limited edition goods. "The Collectors," on Sacramento’s public television station KVIE, is focused on finding these collectors and chronicling their journey to accumulate the best assortment of antiques and such. Steve Abbott is a whiskey bottle collector who was recently featured in an episode of "The Collectors." He joins us with KVIE Producer Jason Shoultz to talk about the rabbit hole of collecting and the latest installment of the show - "Animals and Antiques" - which airs at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18 at 7 p.m.
 
Elaine Eats Capital Public Radio's Elaine Corn joins us for a monthly discussion about all things food in Northern California. Farm-to-Fork week is about to begin in Sacramento and we'll hear about some the events planned and what chefs and city leaders hope to accomplish. 
 
Ben Goldberg An award-winning clarinetist is bringing his Unfold Ordinary Mind project to Antiquite Maison Privee this weekend. Ben Goldberg was named the "Rising Star" for clarinet in 2011 and 2013 by Downbeat Magazine and he'll perform this weekend with Nels Cline (Wilco) on guitar, Ches Smith on drums and Ellery Eskelin and Rob Sudduth on saxophones. We'll talk with Goldberg about the Unfold Ordinary Mind project and hear some of his music.
 
DayTripper: Salmon Fishing Capital Public Radio reporter Bob Moffitt heads out on the Sacramento River to try his hand at salmon fishing.