Friday, August 28, 2009

Budget Cuts on School Grounds

Aired on The California Report Magazine Friday, August 28, 2009

Students and teachers across the state are settling in to the new school year, and in some cases they're not quite sure where things are heading. That's because the budget deficit deal struck this summer cut more than $5 billion from K-12 funding. That's on top of cuts made earlier. I visit Dixon Unified School District just west of Sacramento to see how the budget cuts are playing out there

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Small Farms Find Fertile Ground

Aired on KQED Radio's The California Report Tuesday morning, August 4, 2009.

It's been a tough year for many California farmers. Milk prices have collapsed, and cattle and almond prices are depressed. But along the northern Central Coast, a number of small farms are actually faring better than ever.