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Julia Mitric / Capital Public Radio

Insight With Beth Ruyak

Kushman By The Bottle: Thanksgiving Wine Tips

November 22, 2017 | Chris Remington

Wine expert Rick Kushman shares tips for selecting the right bottle to pair with your holiday meal.

Ben Adler / Capital Public Radio

Food and Sustainability

The Myth Of The American Yam

November 21, 2017 | Randol White

As Americans pile Thanksgiving plates with candied yams, what they're really eating are sweet potatoes (yes, all of them). Now California growers are trying to drop the word "yam" from their marketing altogether.

Bob Moffitt / Capital Public Radio

Food and Sustainability

How To Donate Healthy, Useful Foods To Your Local Food Bank

November 17, 2017 | Sammy Caiola

There are some things to consider when donating to food banks in your area this holiday season.

Jeff Barnard / AP

Environment

Local Clean-Up Efforts Find Fewer Plastic Bags One Year After California's Ban

November 13, 2017 | Julia Mitric

A year after California enacted a statewide ban on single-use plastic bags, environmental groups say early data show a significant dip in plastic trash.

NWS Sacramento, Oct. 19, 2017

Insight With Beth Ruyak

Winter Weather Forecast

October 24, 2017 | Chris Remington

Forecaster Eric Kurth discusses the winter weather outlook for the Sacramento region and the potential for flooding in burn areas across the state.

Jason Rogers

Food and Sustainability

Most Calif. Farmers Say They Don’t Have Enough Workers To Pick Crops

October 18, 2017 | Rich Ibarra

The California Farm Bureau conducted the survey which showed 70 percent of farmers experienced labor shortages. Yet many farmers in the survey say they have increased wages, benefits, and more year-round jobs.

(AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

Insight With Beth Ruyak

National Weather Service Fire Update

October 11, 2017 | Chris Remington

We hear National Weather Service updates on weather conditions facing fire crews across Northern California.

Insight With Beth Ruyak

How The Mechanical Tomato Harvester Changed California

October 11, 2017

Do you like ketchup? The Cal Ag Roots podcast hosts share the history of the mechanical tomato harvester that changed the course of California agriculture. The podcast will be staged live at the Imagining America conference at UC Davis on Friday.

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

Food and Sustainability

As Labor Scarcity Grows, High-End Vineyards Embrace Machine Harvest

October 9, 2017 | Julia Mitric

Field labor is in short supply in California. While many of the state’s high-end wine grape growers still rely on the tradition of hand-picking, others are integrating machines into the vineyards and they say it may yield better quality grapes.

Mike Mozart / Flickr

Health Care

What's In Your McMuffin? New Study Looks at Fast Food and Antibiotics

September 28, 2017 | Sammy Caiola

There's a big public health push to stop pumping livestock with antibiotics. A new report looks at which fast food chains are being choosy about their meat.

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