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A recording of migrant children crying for their mothers and fathers has gripped the nation — and ratcheted up the debate over the Trump administration's policy of separating families at the border.

In a video posted to Twitter Monday, the president of France tore into a teenager who called him 'Manu,' is a common nickname for Emmanuel in French, during an event at a World War II memorial.

Instead of shaking the boy's hand, or taking a selfie — as he did with other crowd members, Macron proceeded to reprimand him.

"Call me 'M. President of the Republic' or 'Sir'," Macron said in the video.

He also tweeted his disapproval citing the boy's lack of respect.

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We take you to Theatre on the Ridge in Paradise to hear from director & cast of the charming comedy "Enchanted April" about four restless Englishwomen revitalized by their stay in Italy. We also talk with the curator of the Sutter County Museum in Yuba City about the current exhibition of photos showing everyday Native American tribal life. And we talk with the new concert promoter for the Sierra Nevada Big Room in Chico.

In this first installment of a two part look at the life and career of Apollo 12 astronaut Alan Bean we hear from two very special astronaut friends. Alan Bean devoted his life to creating masterful oil paintings depicting many aspects of the Apollo Moon landings. Bean passed away at age 86 on May 26, 2018. We talk to his longtime friend, fellow Apollo astronaut Walt Cunningham who flew the very first test of the Apollo Command and Service module in Earth orbit -- Apollo 7. Then we talk to a current member of the NASA astronaut corps, Karen Nyberg, who was befriended by Bean and shared his love of art. Join us as we celebrate the fourth man to set foot on the Moon, Alan Bean.

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It is now officially summer vacation for most public school districts in the US. Today, Cultivating Place takes a little field trip to visit Sacramento high school teacher Kevin Jordan’s garden program which adds fresh air and fresh thinking in the classroom and out, in all weather and all seasons. Join us! 

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Just as we’re finalizing summer travel plans comes word that travel is a bad actor when it comes to climate change. According to a study published on May 7 in the journal Nature Climate Change, tourism—meaning pleasure travel—accounts for 8% of all global greenhouse gases. Four times more than previous estimates, because someone finally looked at the big picture, and included the climate costs of all aspects of tourism, not just jets and other fossil-fueled transportation.

Award-winning author T.E. Watson draws ideas for his many children's books from his own imagination, but his book Going West is a true story told by a 12-year-old girl who made the journey to California in 1852. This week join Nancy for a conversation with prolific author T.E. Watson.

Adia White

How many ways can you start a wildfire? You may be surprised that nearly all fires are human caused. That could mean they were started by arson, but many happen by accident. Anything from a chain dragging on the ground to a lawnmower spark can start a wildfire.

Today our guests in studio make up the San Francisco rock band, Meant To Bend. Guitarist Aamir Mauladad and drummer Nathan Driver have been playing music together since they were high school students in San Diego. After relocating to San Francisco a couple years ago and meeting bass guitarist Gaku Kelliher, Meant To Bend started to become an active presence in venues across the Bay Area. We talk with the band about their songwriting. Meant To Bend just released their debut EP titled Minimum Frowny, which can be found anywhere you stream music online.

We talk with director and cast from Chico Theater Company's current production, "Footloose the Musical." We also talk with two of the sixty women artists who are showing their works in the exhibit called "Persistence" at the Museum of Northern California Art in Chico.

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More than a dozen prized pooches may soon be back on the road after what must have been a harrowing overnight detour. 

 

The fourteen pups, on their way from Washington state to a dog show in Vallejo, went missing for 21 hours after their vehicle was hijacked from the In-n-Out Burger in Redding by an unknown white male, authorities said. 

 

The driver and two human companions had momentarily left the vehicle for a bite to eat. The vehicle, a brand-new, full-size Dodge van, was left unlocked and running to power the air conditioning. When they returned, the van was gone. 

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In the global gardening world, Piet Oudolf is synonymous with a naturalistic planting style - rich in sweeps of grouped flowering perennials (often North American wildflower and prairie plants) and characterized by dramatic seasonal dynamics and ecological grounding . A new film "Five Seasons: The Gardens of Piet Oudolf" opens in New York this month celebrating this man and his work. On Cultivating Place this week, we learn more when we’re joined by filmmaker Thomas Piper. Join us.

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With our new series Since You Asked, we're turning to YOU. What have you always wondered about the North State? What questions do you have about this place we call home?

Blue Dot, named after Carl Sagan's famous speech about our place in the universe, features interviews with guests from all over the regional, national and worldwide scientific communities.

On Cultivating Place, we speak with people passionate about plants, gardens, and natural history. We explore what gardens mean to us and how they speak to us.

Each week host Nancy Wiegman talks to local, regional and national writers about their latest projects.

There’s still time to head up the road for a late-summer adventure. Plan a trip with help from this new map of California destinations featured by Kim Weir on her show Up the Road on NSPR.

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