Hemp and marijuana

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Hemp’s negative press has been fueled by competing industries in lumber and petroleum. This week, I speak with Magic J. Ellingson, activist and inspiration behind the Henry Hemp comic books, and Bob Dale of Hemp, Inc. about the personal and environmental benefits of hemp.

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Poetry and roots

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It’s National Poetry Month!  You are invited to listen in to a reading of poems from Mud Cloth Roots authored by mother-daughter poets Dr. V.S. Chochezi and Staajabu, which includes a back story of mud cloth.

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Science/Engineering and students

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Is there a way to alert a school’s football coach of a player’s possible concussion? Is fracking a viable environmental concern? What are practical steps to assist people suffering from depression?

These and several other hypotheses were posed by middle and high school students in the recent Snyopsys Sacramento Regional Science & Engineering Fair. It’s encouraging to see young people looking for solutions.

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Urban forests and Great Basins

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The health benefits of trees and their contribution to saving money on utility bills are perks to their visual beauty. Ray Tretheway of the Sacramento Tree Foundation provides insight into the offerings of trees and why each community should have its own tree foundation.

And, we visit Great Basin National Park in Nevada.

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