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Insight: GMO Labeling / Sacramento's Restaurant Scene / COLOSSUS WEST Jazz Band / Sound Advice


 

GMO Labeling The California Senate Agriculture Committee met earlier this week to discuss legislation that would require labeling of genetically modified food in California. Nathanael Johnson, raised in Nevada City, is an award-winning food writer who has written features for Harper’s, New York, Outside, and San Francisco Magazine. He recently wrote a 26-part series about genetically modified organisms and has been covering the labeling votes in Vermont and Connecticut. He joins us to talk about the GMO labeling debate being waged in California and around the country. 

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LINKS:

-SB 1381

-California genetically modified food labeling bill passes Senate committee

-Why Sacramento Restaurants Close

-Grist.org Panic Free GMOs

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Sacramento's Restaurant Scene 

Sacramento’s restaurant scene is hard to define. What works? What doesn’t? Sacramento chef Adam Pechal from the former Tuli Bistro and Restaurant Thir13en and now at Crawdads, and Ryan Donahue from Mother Restaurant join us to explain what they’ve learned about the Sacramento’s restaurant landscape. 

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COLOSSUS WEST Jazz Band Sacramento jazz composer and saxophonist Levi Saelua is having his 17-piece jazz band’s debut performance at JB’s Lounge on May 4. His band COLOSSUS WEST was started in college and has since reformed on the west coast in collaboration several local musicians. We will talk with Levi about founding COLOSSUS WEST, composing jazz for the big band format, and the novel approach to splitting a band into three entities in Sacramento, Iowa and Rochester NY.

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Sound Advice Capital Public Radio’s classical morning host Kent Teeters joins us for this week’s Sound Advice with symphonic music by Sibelius, works by Bernstein from cellist Zuill Bailey and Davis-based pianist Lara Downes, chamber music by Brahms, and a new recording from the Seattle Symphony under their new Music Director Ludovic Morlot.

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Thursday, May 1, 2014
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