Health, Science, Environment

12:34am

Fri May 22, 2015
Health, Science, Environment

Your Call: Media and the legacy of oil spills

Anti-Arctic drilling kayak activists hold 'Shell No' protest in Seattle
Joshua Trujillo / seattlepi.com via AP

On the May 20th edition of Your Call, it’s our Friday Media Roundtable. This week, we’ll discuss coverage of President Obama’s decision to open the Arctic to oil and gas drilling. This week, Seattle activists used their kayaks to stop Shell from docking at the port and then continuing on to the Arctic. We’ll also discuss the latest oil spill in Santa Barbara, the possibilities of a spill in the Arctic and the environmental impact of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. We’ll be joined by Huffington Post’s Kate Sheppard and investigative journalist Antonia Juhasz.

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6:41pm

Tue May 12, 2015
Health, Science, Environment

Witching to find water

Marc Mondavi demonstrates his divining rods.

The lack of rain has forced California farmers and wine makers to turn from the sky to the ground to find water. It’s down there, but you have to know exactly where it is in order to drill a well.  

There are a couple of options for how to do this: you can have a geologist use mapping and scientific data to get a lay of the land; or you can can hire a water witch. These are people who search for water using two thin sticks or iron rods that they say cross each other when there’s water  under the earth.

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11:53pm

Mon May 11, 2015
Health, Science, Environment

Your Call: What are the solutions to California's drought ?

On the May 12th edition of Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about the efforts to tackle the state's historic drought. January was the driest month in the state since record keeping began in 1895. Wells are running dry, and the Sierra snowpack is far below normal. How is the state responding to this rapidly growing crisis? Join the conversation on the next Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

Guests:

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12:00am

Mon May 11, 2015
Health, Science, Environment

Your Call: Where are the bees and the butterflies?

On the May 11th edition of Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about efforts to restore pollinator habitats. Thousands of species of bees and butterflies are under threat. With 90 percent of the world’s flowering species requiring insects or other animals for pollination, how is the decline of bees and butterflies affecting our food supply and our landscapes? It’s Your Call with me, Rose Aguilar, and you.

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11:24am

Fri May 8, 2015
Health, Science, Environment

Your Call Weekly Kudos: May 8th, 2015

Every week on Your Call's Friday Media Roundtable, we ask the journalists on our panel to recommend great reporting they've seen this week.

Guests:

Lisa Krieger, award-winning journalist with the San Jose Mercury News

Matt Weiser, freelance writer covering water and environment

Mauricio Savarese, freelance journalist based in São Paulo, Brazil

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