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Monday, August 11, 2014 Permalink

Insight: Water Bond Update / Waterwise Vineyard / Being A Travel Writer / "The Light In The Piazza"

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Water Bond Update

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CapRadio's Ben Adler joins Insight to give an update on the water bond negotiations. 

With time running out for Gov. Jerry Brown and California lawmakers to negotiate a replacement to the $11 billion water bond on the November ballot, two contentious issues have emerged as sticking points. Today, lawmakers are expected to vote on legislation that will buy them more time to reach a deal. Follow the latest developments on negotiations here


Waterwise Vineyard

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Parducci Winery in Mendocino County is on the cutting edge of water efficient irrigation. It’s won top international awards for sustainability and conservation, and as the drought drags on, other wineries are paying attention to the system that cuts water use without sacrificing production. Owner Tim Thornhill joins us to talk about his background in landscaping and how that helped him design an irrigation system that’s a shining example of efficiency.  

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Being A Travel Writer

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So, you want to be a travel writer? Where do you go? And how do you capture the essence of a town or city as an outsider dropping in for maybe a day or two? One man who can help answer these questions is Sam McManis, a Sacramento Bee travel writer who just kind of fell into the gig. 

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The Light In The Piazza

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Green Valley Theatre is a community-based company based out of Stockton Boulevard and V Street in Sacramento. Green Valley strives to bring productions to Sacramento that have never before been performed in the region. They will be producing the Tony Award-winning The Light in the Piazza, which has never been before staged by a community theatre in Sacramento. The production can be described as classical and operatic in sound, with much of its dialogue in Italian. Mariana Seda is the show's director; Carly Giroux is the company's general manager and choreographer; Jennifer Morrison and Jacob Montoya play acting rolls in this production.