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KAZU News won two Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards for its work in 2017.   Every year the Radio Television Digital News Association honors outstanding achievements in electronic journalism with the Murrows. 

Broadcast Sunday April 29, 2018 at 4pm:

Doug McKnight

The Monterey Bay’s multi-billion dollar farming industry depends on thousands of farmworkers. But a new study finds there’s a tremendous lack of housing for them.

The 12th annual “Summit for the Planet Earth Day Celebration and Eco-Carnival” at Mount Madonna School is a family-friendly event featuring kids’ solar car races, carnival games, face painting, pony rides, live wildlife, tasty foods, live music, a learning expo and trash fashion show. The three-hour event begins at 11:00am Saturday morning. A walk-a-thon among the redwoods will take place earlier in the day. Event details and schedule of events is available at summitfortheplanet.org. Sorry, no dogs allowed.

Listen to a provocative conversation at the intersection of parenting and mindfulness. In a rapidly changing and uncertain world, the challenges and expectations that parents face can feel never-ending. Join experts Dr. Shefali and Dr. Dan Siegel at 1440 Multiversity as they engage in conversation that promises to awaken new ideas about modern-day parenting and stress. More information at 1440.org

Erika Mahoney

Friday is April 20, or “420”, a code word for marijuana and an annual, unofficial celebration of pot.  Every year on 4-20, thousands gather in a meadow at UC Santa Cruz to smoke weed. It’s always a busy and long day for campus police. Now, recreational marijuana is legal in California. But don’t expect the new law to change this event.

Krista Almanzan

Earth day will bring out volunteers for beach clean ups this Sunday.  The one thing they’ll likely be picking up the most is cigarette butts. 

It’s a fact that has long bothered State Assembly Member Mark Stone who represents the Monterey Bay Area.  This year is the third time he’s proposed legislation to make cigarettes sold in California filter-less (AB 2308). 

Broadcast Sunday April 15, 2018 at 4pm:

From WFIU...Today African-American heroes and heroines and figures of inspiration are celebrated in American culture, but it wasn’t always so. In the mid-20th century it was sometimes jazz artists who stepped up with musical dedications to people such as Jackie Robinson , Marcus Garvey , Paul Robeson , and Malcolm X . In the next hour we’ll hear some of these tributes from Count Basie, Freddie Hubbard, Oliver Nelson, Max Roach, Lee Morgan, and others.

Erika Mahoney

Nearly two years after the Soberanes Fire, some Big Sur hiking trails are still closed. The fire and following mudslides left major damage. But this Saturday, one popular trail is reopening. 

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