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One year after legalization, how's the cannabis business?

One year after legalization, has California's cannabis business been booming as people hoped or is it a bust? What are the challenges of doing business in an industry that had a thriving black market, but is now highly regulated?

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One Planet: Climate change and the Colorado River

On this edition of Your Call’s One Planet Series, veteran environmental journalist Jim Robbins joins us to talk about his in-depth series headlined, “The West’s Great River Hits Its Limits: Will the Colorado Run Dry?”

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On this edition of Your Call, we’ll discuss the function and impact of AIPAC. The American Israel Public Affairs Committee’s conference began this weekend in Washington DC.

On today's show: we head out into the Santa Cruz Mountains to meet the owner of the Bigfoot Discovery Museum. Then, an agnostic inmate turns to prayer, after being sentenced to death.

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Have you ever gone camping and thought you saw something mysterious in the woods?

Unlike its namesake, the Bigfoot Discovery Museum is easy to find.

It’s a two-room building of faded artifacts and disputed claims. There’s no pretense, no spectacle, no irony.

The short, round proprietor stands behind a glass counter wearing a long white beard and a cap that casts a shadow over his bespectacled eyes. He’s wary of skeptics, though always ready to preach the gospel of the Sasquatch.

Steve Drown

From the series Uncuffed:

As a child, Ivan Kilgore believed in God because that’s what he was told to do. But doubts were always with him. I wondered if those doubt surged or faded when Ivan found himself faced with a lethal injection in Oklahoma.

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One year after legalization, has California's cannabis business been booming as people hoped or is it a bust? What are the challenges of doing business in an industry that had a thriving black market, but is now highly regulated? 

Almanac - Monday 3/25/19

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Today is Monday, the 25th of March of 2019.  It is the 84th day of the year. There are 281 days remaining until the end of the year. 88 days until summer begins. 589 days until presidential elections Tuesday November 3, 2020

  On this edition of Your Call’s One Planet Series, veteran environmental journalist Jim Robbins joins us to talk about his in-depth series headlined, “The West’s Great River Hits Its Limits: Will the Colorado Run Dry?”

My Mixtape: "River," by Joni Mitchell

Mar 23, 2019

Playwright, stage actor, and sports columnist for the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, Chuck (CW) Nevius, shares with us a favorite from Joni Mitchell. It's a dreamy Christmas song unlike any other; give it a listen and see why it's one of Chuck's favorites!

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Community members came together on Thursday, March 21, for a forum and roundtable discussion of what it takes to navigate San Francisco Unified School District’s Special Education system and to develop an action plan to support African American students with learning differences.

My Mixtape: "Testify," by Dianne Reeves

Mar 22, 2019

Destiny Muhammad is a local recording and performing artist, band leader, composer, and producer. Her new album, Sonic Legacy, is a tribute to the legendary jazz harpist Alice Coltrane. 

She brings to My Mixtape another source of inspiration, Dianne Reeves, whose music might just keep you grounded when times get tough.

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