Oceans and Resources

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What are the pros/cons of the different desalination plants? Who do rising sea levels affect? This week, I speak with oceanographer Dr. Tony Jones, who pursues utilization of the natural and mineral resources of the sea, without causing further harm to the marine environment.

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Planes and battles

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Solving old aircraft crash riddles not only provides historical insight, but often provides closures to families who were never provided answers. David Trojan is an airplane archaeologist-aircraft detective. He has a Masters Degree in Professional Aeronautics, an Associate of Science degree, and is a certified Master Electronics technician. He has visited over  250 military aircraft crash sites dating from 1918 to about 1960 in 12 different states, written over 30 published articles, has been featured on the worldwide Armed Forces Radio and Television Network, given lectures to the Civil Air Patrol, FAA, Professional Pilots Associations, American Aviation Historical Society, and university students concerning aviation archaeology and aviation history.

And, we visit the Washita Battlefield National Historic Site in Oklahoma

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Books and wishing wells

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Book events provide a treasure trove of literary treats. This week, you are introduced to a wide range of genres through brief conversations with over a dozen authors at the California Capital Book Festival.

Also, we visit Great Basin National Park in Nevada.

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Tequila and Father Damien

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Do you know the real reason the U.S. celebrates Cinco de Mayo? Ernesto Delgado, owner of Tequila Museo Mayahuel, talks tequila and his proud Mexican heritage. And, we visit Kalaupapa National Historic Park in Hawaii.