Sunday Salon

Sunday Salon – April 22, 2007

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Larry will broadcast from sister station KFCF in Fresno…

Hour 1:

Large Scale Commercial Agriculture vs. The Organic Family Farm…
A discussion on crop viability and marketability in the Central Valley…

Guests:

Tom Willey, Organic Farmer, tdwilleyfarms.com

Joe Santellano, Farm Manager for Sunnyside Packing Company. This company packs and distributes produce from a network of farms, including it’s own 600-acre, mostly conventional operation. It’s starting to grow some organics.

Invited:

Ali Shabazz, medicinal herb farmer/nutrition activist. Working to bring
healthy foods to the African American Community on Fresno’s West Side.

At 9:45: This is Larry’s second-to-last "Sunday Salon," and his last in Fresno. He’ll talk history with KFCF founders.

Hour 2:

A water crisis in California?

Last week water regulators urged Californians to cut down on water usage or face mandatory cuts later in this drought year. Is there really a shortage? And if so, how does it affect the Central Valley?

Guests:

Lloyd Carter, Fresno attorney who has taught water law at San Joaquin
College of Law. For more than two decades he served as a reporter for
United Press International and the Fresno Bee in Fresno and San Francisco.
He continues to write op-ed pieces for the Fresno Bee on water issues and
gives public talks on water issues.

Walt Shubin, a farmer/environmentalist who is on the board of directors of
Revive the San Joaquin, a local group dedicated to reviving the San Joaquin
River.

Invited:

California State Senator Dean Florez, D-Central Valley

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