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Bookwalter interview

by Ben Adler

Pacific Grove, CA – Santa Cruz County is known for its hard-fought election battles and its progressive politics. But Tuesday's primary ballot is relatively tame, with the exception of a couple of close races. KAZU's Ben Adler previews those races and two big initiatives that won't be on the ballot until November with Genevieve Bookwalter, the political reporter at the Santa Cruz Sentinel.

Joe Livernois interivew

by Ben Adler

Pacific Grove, CA – While the June primary has some statewide races that polls show a lot of voters have found uninspiring, there's no shortage of political drama here at the local level. KAZU's Ben Adler previews the Monterey County races and issues with Joe Livernois, interim city editor at the Monterey County Herald.

Monterey County Measure A preview

by Ben Adler

Monterey, CA – If your morning commute is more like a morning crawl, Monterey County elected officials have a message for you - help could be on the way. That help, they say, is Measure A - the half-cent sales tax increase on Tuesday's primary ballot. The measure would help fund transportation projects throughout the county. KAZU's Ben Adler reports.

Monterey, CA – As Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad made headlines denouncing Israel and challenging U.S. nuclear weapons policy, the man charged with watching Iran's nuclear program was in Monterey this week. Mohamed ElBaradei, the director of the International Atomic Energy Agency, spoke to about 200 people Tuesday at the Monterey Convention Center at an event sponsored by the Monterey Institute of International Studies. KAZU's John Sepulvado reports.

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