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Thursday, September 24, 2015 Permalink

Pope on Capitol Hill / Microbeads / Delano Anniversary / Sound Advice: BDJ

Carolyn Kaster / AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster

Members of the House and Senate applause as Pope Francis begins his address before a joint meeting of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015, making history as the first pontiff to do so.

Carolyn Kaster / AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster



  • The Pope Visits Capitol Hill

    Pope Francis will address a joint session of Congress for the first time ever Thursday morning. Pastor Ken Laverone from the Saint Francis of Assisi Parish in Sacramento has been in Washington D.C. since Monday for the pope’s visit.

  • Carolyn Box / AP / Courtesy

    Microbeads And The Environment

    Over eight-trillion small pieces of plastic enter aquatic habitats every day. Governor Jerry Brown has until October 11 to sign A.B. 888, a measure to ban the sale of products containing plastic microbeads after 2020.

  • Author: Barbara Rhine, "Tell No Lies"

    Barbara Rhine was an attorney during the farmworker's movement; her experiences inspired her new novel titled “Tell No Lies” – she talks with us before this weekend’s 50th anniversary celebration of the Delano Grape Strike.

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    Sound Advice: Remembering Brianna Lea Pruett

    In this week’s Sound Advice, Blue Dog Jam host Nick Brunner remembers Sacramento singer-songwriter Brianna Lea Pruett. The 32-year-old musician died Sept. 2nd.

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