Friday, June 29, 2007

Berry Picking on the Coast

Aired on KQED's The California Report, June 29, 2007, voiced by host Scott Shafer

All over the state, U-pick farms offer a chance to gather your own haul of fresh fruit straight off the bush or tree. You can find acres of raspberries, peaches, plums and other summer vegetables and fruits ready to harvest. I went looking for olallieberries at one of these do-it-yourself farms, Phipps Country Ranch in Pescadero.

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Magic Circus of Samoa

The Circus Comes to Samoa
Aired on KQED's Pacific Time, June 14, 2007

The Pacific Island nation of Samoa is beautiful -- and isolated. Direct flights to and from the United States leave just once a week, and even travelling to the closest island neighbors can require taking multi-day ferries or inconsistently-scheduled flights on 19-seat planes. For the past 20 years, though, the Magic Circus of Samoa has defied these distances, bringing acrobats and jugglers under the big top to almost all of the central Pacific Islands.

Friday, June 1, 2007