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  On the October 8th edition of Your Call, we’ll speak with Sandra Steingraber, the environmental writer who spent 15 days in jail in November 2014 for protesting fracking in New York.

Daily news roundup for Monday, February 9 , 2015

Feb 9, 2015
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Here's what's happening in the Bay Area, as curated by KALW news:

Fracking California: The view from Kern County

Jun 16, 2014
Lisa Morehouse

In the farming town of Shafter, in Kern County, kids are playing outside Sequoia elementary school. On the other side of the playground is an organic community garden where some people are picking vegetables.

“We are just cutting little zucchinis because the season is coming to pick them,” says Shafter resident Rodrigo Romo.

Anabel Marquez adds, “It is time to take them out. We are using them to make food, to cook.”