e2 - A Garden in Cairo

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Cairo, a city of 16 million, is one of the most densely populated in the world, with only one square foot of green space per person prior to 2005. His Highness the Aga Khan, the spiritual leader of the Shia Imami Ismaili Muslims, saw the need to relieve this congestion. The result is Al-Azhar Park: a 500-year-old dump-turned-"urban lung" that provides much-needed green space and a source of civic pride.

In The Studio - University Farm Circle

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Lin Weaver hosts Sheila Beyer and Linda Ziskind, Co-presidents of University Farm Circle. 

topics discussed: Intercampus day, Picnic Day, Golden Gala, and 2014 marking the 100th year anniversary of the University Farm Circle.

Populist Dialogues - 13-52 - Friends of Family Farmers

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Leah Rodgers, Dep Exec Director of Friends of Family Farmers (FofFF) describes how and why the organization formed in order to be a community voice supporting small socially responsible family farmers in opposition to a corporate farm in Oregon. FofFF is a non-corporate alternative for family farmers to the Farm Bureau, which is entrenched in the status quo of big corporate farming. Discussion covers challenges faced by small family farmers including access to capital.

In The Studio - Brewing Beer Locally

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Jeff Shaw hosts Trenton Yackzan, Operations Manager at Sudwerk Brewery, and Mike Hutson, Head Brewer.

Topics discussed include: history of Sudwerk, the UC Davis Master Brewers Program, and craft beer brewing, including behind the scenes at Sudwerk.

In The Studio - Yolo Bypass Floodplain Research

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Lin Weaver hosts Carson Jeffres, UC Davis Fish Ecologist.

Topics discussed include: the salmon and rice field work being done in the flood plains of the Yolo Bypass.

In The Studio - Vegetables: Fresh-Canned-Frozen

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Lin Weaver hosts Christine Bruhn and Diane Barrett, UC Davis professors and Cooperative Extension Specialists in the Food Science and Technology Department. 

Topics include: nutritional comparison of the value of fresh, frozen, and canned produce, and a demo of how to wash and preserve the produce.

Wake County Feral Bees

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Beekeeper's remove feral bees from a dead tree.

Bee-a-thon 2013 Live!

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Today is the day... the third annual Bee-a-Thon, 12 pm - 12 am PST. You can watch the broadcast online at You can also tune in for segments on KDRT 95.7 FM and DCTV Channel 15 (2pm - 4pm). Over 20 guests from around the world, plus the fund raiser luncheon at Monticello Restaurant and the after party (The BATMAP) in the back lot of DMA. It's going to be a simply Melliferus affair!

In The Studio - California Native Grasslands Association

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Autumn Labbe-Renault hosts Diane Crumley, Administrative Director, and Drew Rayburn, Board Member, both of the California Native Grasslands Association.

Topics discussed include: why grasslands matter and what is being done to preserve them.

In The Studio - Behind the Scenes of the Microcosm

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Diane Crumley hosts Emmet Brady, creator and host of the Insect News Network.

Topics discussed include: The upcoming Bee-a-thon, Cultural Entomology, the Insect News Network and Emmet's two radio shows.


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