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Weeks before President Trump and Kim Jong Un are scheduled to meet for a day-long summit, there is growing uncertainty over how the meeting will go — or whether it will even take place.

The meeting was originally scheduled for June 12, but Trump now says it "may not work out" that day. "If it doesn't happen, maybe it will happen later," he said, after a meeting with South Korean President Moon Jae-in to discuss strategy.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is meeting with European Union Parliament President Antonio Tajani and other leaders on Tuesday, to discuss allegations that personal data of European Facebook users was misused.

The talks with also touch on the potential impact of social media and privacy worries on Europe's elections that are slated for next year.

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Art in the garden, art from the Garden – these are concepts familiar to most gardeners and yet for many of us also perhaps still largely unplumbed. This week, we visit with Iranian-American artist and plant person, Melody Overstreet to speak more about the culture of plant and land based art and the crafting of pigments, inks, dyes and watercolors.  Melody shares her cultural, artistic and plant based journey with grace and in a way that interweaves her art with her world view and ethics.

When America's pioneers headed west, the women of a wagon train had to provide food. How did pioneers in the old west do that? North State writer Gail Jenner looked into this question for her latest book. This week join Nancy for a conversation with the author of Sourdough Biscuits and Pioneer Pies: The Old West Baking Book.

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Listen to Capital Public Radio’s new podcast, “California’s Next Governor,” for interviews with all six candidates. 

When the six leading candidates for California governor debated Tuesday night in San Jose for what might be the only time in this final month before the June 5 primary election, their tactics illustrated each campaign’s strategy as the race enters a crucial stretch.

The frontrunner always draws the most fire in political debates, and it was no surprise that Democratic Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom spent much of the night fending off attacks.

We talk with two artists who are creating magical miniature doors for enchanted fairy-folk, doors which will be on display at three upcoming events in Chico. We also talk with Catherine Sullivan, curator of CSU Chico's Turner Print Museum, about the current juried Student Print Museum Show.

   

In this episode Dave visits with Adam Weymouth, author of the new book Kings of The Yukon. In it, he describes taking an epic trip down the length of the Yukon River in a canoe. His purpose is to learn about the longest Chinook or "King" salmon run in the world. As Adam leaves the spawning grounds at the headwaters, the salmon are entering the mouth of the river from the Bering Sea 2000 miles away. Somewhere along the way, the powerful swimmers and the human paddler will meet. As he journeys through Canada and Alaska, Weymouth learns more about both the imperiled salmon and the people who depend upon the salmon for their livelihoods and sustenance. The arcane world of fishing regulations from both the Unites States in Canada often conflicts with the ancient practices of the native people as well as the commercial fisherman profiled in the story. Add in the impacts of environmental degradation and what ensues is a gripping story about one of the last great salmon runs on the planet.

Lyme Awareness

May 3, 2018

May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month – and one thing you may not be currently be aware of is that Lyme disease is on the rise. NSPR’s Nolan Ford tells us more about the illness and why we’re seeing more cases throughout the country.

They are in your garden by the billions, they are in your food, in your house, and all over your skin. They partner us in all we do and they make all that we do well possible to start with. Listen in to this week's Cultivating Place, when we’re joined by science and food writer Eugenia Bone to talk more about her own foray into better understanding the world of the amazing and powerful world of Microbia. It’s a focus that is expanding for us all. 

Grass Valley author J. Jaye Gold says that the circumstances we find ourselves in have all the components we need for learning. This week join nancy for a conversation with the author of Justin Time: Autobiographical Stories from an American Spiritual Master.

  Full audio from Sunday's town hall meeting can be found at the bottom of this story. 

Sunday afternoon at the El Rey Theatre the Women’s March Chico and Our Revolution Chico organizations hosted a town hall gathering to meet the candidates running for US Senate. About 40 people gathered to hear from the three candidates who showed up – Pat Harris, David Hildebrand, and John Parker. Incumbents Dianne Feinstein and Kevin De Leon were invited but did not attend along with candidates Alison Hartson and John Melendez. NSPR’s Nolan Ford was there and has the story.

Credit Photo used courtesy of League of Women Voters of Butte County

This video stream will go live Monday 4/30 at 7 pm. 

Candidates vying for the 1st Congressional District seat will answer questions from media as well as give brief opening and closing statements at Chico State's Harlen Adams Theatre.  

The candidates in attendance will include: Gregory Edward Cheadle (Republican); Audrey Denney (Democrat); Lewis Elbinger (Green Party); Jessica Jones Holcombe (Democrat); Marty Walters (Democrat); and David Peterson (Democrat).

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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.

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.

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