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Wednesday, October 23, 2013 Permalink

Insight: Yosemite Update / Parent Teacher Home Visits / Beer and Cheese / Adrian Bellue

Yosemite Update Things have still been a little slow since the federal government shutdown ended and the residents of Groveland, Calif., are still feeling the effects. The small town outside Yosemite gets an economic boost from tourists who visit the national park. The town already had a slow summer with the Rim Fire closing the road that led through Groveland. We'll talk with the owner of the Iron Door Saloon about what's happening there. We'll also check in with a Yosemite Park Ranger about how the park fared while closed and what it means to be a good steward of the public land.
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Parent Teacher Home Visits The connection between a school and a student's family can sometimes be a weak link, especially as money for education in America remains tight. Schools can't afford to reach out to parents as much as they'd like and parents may not have the time or interest to connect with the school. And it's the students who suffer. But the Parent Teacher Home Visit Project, which began in Sacramento 15 years ago, has been gaining ground nationally. The organization's goal is simple: teachers visit students and their parents at home and create a network of support surrounding the child. Executive Director of the Parent Teacher Home Visit Project Carrie Rose joins us to explain the organization's success with outreach and a national conference for the PTHVP this weekend in San Francisco.
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Beer and Cheese UC Davis professor of brewing Charles "The Pope of Foam” Bamforth and California Artisan Cheese Guild President Seana Doughty will be pairing California cheeses with California beers this Saturday afternoon at the UC Davis Conference Center. During the event, “Fermentation at its Finest: A Journey into Pairings of Beer and Cheese,” you will be able to sample cheese and beer while the local producers tell you how they crafted it and what it pairs with. Bamforth and Doughty join us for a preview pairing in our Insight studio. We'll also talk with "The Pope of Foam" about his soon-to-be-released book "Flavor," which is all about beer flavor.
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Guitarist Adrian Bellue Fingerstyle guitarist Adrian Bellue is performing the Wednesday Nooner at Sac State today. The multi-instrumentalist from Sacramento first starting playing at age 14 in his school band and singing in jazz choir. In addition to playing the guitar, he's also trained in the Tuvan style of singing. We'll hear about his unique musical instruments and hear him perform in our studio.
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