UpFront

Water and Wine; Police and Theater

water wineCalifornia’s drought actually has the market for high-end wines booming – which may be a very bad thing for California’s drought. We’ll talk to journalist Will Parrish about diverted streams, bulldozed woodlands, and the class politics of viticulture. Plus: The San Francisco Mime Troup launches a new production focused on police violence — we’ll bring their writer in studio to talk about musical theater and social change.

Guests:

  • Will Parrish, Ukiah-based journalist who frequently covers environmental issues for the East Bay Express – where, most recently, he’s written an investigative spread called Turning Water into Wine
  • Michael Gene Sullivan, writer and performer with the San Francisco Mime Troupe, which opens its 56th season this weekend in Dolores Park with a play about police violence called Freedomland, debuting this weekend in San Francisco’s Dolores Park.

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