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PG&E Meteorologist, John Lindsey talks with correspondent, Tom Wilmer about California coastal cloud formations, weather and climate change.

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Americans spend nearly ten times more to imprison a child then we would to educate them.  In her book, Burning Down the House, Nell Bernstein reveals that we are risking the future of a third of our children.

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Explosion Green: When David Gottfried came up with an idea for green environmental building 20 years ago, he ran into a number of hurdles.  The building industry had been doing what they did for decades.  Why change?  It’s taken another two decades, but changes have been made.

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In our quest to link the human brain with computers, neurosurgeon Eric Leuthhardt provides a cautionary tale.

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This Memorial Day special centers on the story of one of World War II’s most unusual encounters.  Nearly 50-years later, an American B-17 pilot and an ace German fighter pilot would bond as brothers.

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Entrepreneur and author David Howitt provides a modern day manifesto for those who feel disconnected and unfulfilled.

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California is going dry.  Professor Wade Graham laments that it’s not just the availability of water, it’s the wasteful way we use it.

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The first national meeting of Citizens Congress 2014 is set for early June in San Luis Obispo County.  Director William Ostrander details the groups effort to remove the influence of money in politics.

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An awareness of social class within any group is a key to effectively bridging class differences, according to Dr. Betsy Leondar-Wright.  She is the Program Director of Class Action.

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In his latest book, bestselling author Craig Nelson provides the first full history of the Atomic Age.  He takes his readers through the discovery of the X-ray to the nuclear plant meltdown in Japan.

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