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Erika Mahoney

New offshore oil and gas wells could be coming to the coast of California.  The Trump Administration has proposed an expansion of drilling operations in nearly all federal waters. 

Broadcast: January 21, 2018 at 4pm

DREAMers got a sliver of hope this week in the form of a court decision.  A federal judge blocked the Trump Administration’s plan to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, also known as DACA. 

There are roughly 700,000 undocumented immigrants who were brought here as children enrolled in DACA.  This court decision doesn’t solve the issue though. 

Erika Mahoney

Monterey County defended its voter approved fracking ban in court, and got a split decision.  Now the question is whether the county has a responsibility to appeal that decision.

B​roadcast: January 14, 2018 at 4pm

This is a Peace Talks radio special… from the archive of the series on peacemaking and nonviolent conflict resolution. We’re calling it Peace Greats Part 1 which will feature memorable moments from episodes we’ve done spotlighting Nobel Prize winners or more famous peacemaking names from history - Mohandas K. Gandhi, the Dalai Lama, Cesar Chavez & Dolores Huerta, Nelson Mandela, and Martin Luther King, Jr.

KAZU is a media sponsor of “Whalefest Monterey”, a weekend celebrating grey whales and the Marine Sanctuary, featuring films, lectures, and family activities. January 27th and 28th at Monterey’s Wharf. Details at montereywharf.com

Erika Mahoney

We all create a lot more trash during the holidays. Keeping that out of the landfill is a big goal for the state of California, but it’s not going to be easy.  

Broadcast: January 7, 2018 at 4pm:

This week's Sunday Sound Adventure is by Black Swan Arts.

Immigration is in the news every day. But we rarely hear the stories of immigrants in their own words.

KAZU is a proud sponsor of the Second Harvest Food Bank. At a time of year when most families will gather at tables filled with food and cheer, we want to make sure that every family in Santa Cruz County will have food on their table. The proceeds from Second Harvest Food Bank’s Holiday Food & Fund drive provides healthy food  year-round to children, families, veterans, the elderly, and others in need. Every $1 donated is turned into 4 healthy meals. Be a Hunger Hero and fight hunger with us. Please donate now at thefoodbank.org

Erika Mahoney

Monterey County’s fracking ban stands, but voters won’t be getting all they hoped for when they passed Measure Z last year. Late Thursday, Monterey County Superior Court Judge Thomas Wills issued a split decision on the ballot measure.

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