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Environment

September 17, 2021

A Single Fire Killed Thousands Of Sequoias. Scientists Are Racing To Save The Rest

The world's largest trees are adapted to wildfires. But with fires getting more extreme, scientists warn that giant sequoias are running out of time.

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California State Of Mind | Episode 40

September 17, 2021

Recall Reset: Newsom Claims Victory And Turns His Attention Back To Bills

Gavin Newsom will keep his job as Governor but will the recall election have a lasting effect on how the Golden State is governed? Hear more context on the results and learn about some of the bills we might have missed.

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State Government

September 17, 2021

California’s Housing Crisis: How Much Difference Will A Zoning Bill Make?

YIMBYs and NIMBYs are battling over legislation to allow more duplexes, but some experts downplay its impact on California housing.

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California's Top Elections Official On ​​The Security Of The State’s Voting Process

As California Secretary of State, Dr. Shirley Weber runs elections for the state. Part of her job now is reacting to claims of potential voter fraud and educating voters about the process.

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Classical

September 15, 2021

Carolyn Surrick And Ronn McFarlane Make Music For The First Time

Carolyn Surrick and Ronn McFarlane are both performers of early music. With so much in common, it is a surprise that they never worked together, until now. Their new album, ‘Fermi’s Paradox,’ is the result of their collaboration.

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