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Insight: Nuclear-Powered Future? / Elizabeth Custer / Big Band / Sound Advice: "Off Air"


Public Support for Nuclear Energy A new report by the California Council on Science and Technology says California needs to double its energy production by the year 2050 to meet the demand of a growing population while also reducing greenhouse gas emissions to 80 percent below 1990 levels. Nuclear power is currently the only source of energy production that can both meet the state's increasing energy demands while reducing emissions. But, according to a statewide survey the Public Policy Institute of California released this week, public support for nuclear power is dropping following the meltdown in Fukushima, Japan. We'll speak with Burt Richter, an author of the CCST study and professor of physical science at Stanford University.  We'll also speak with Mark Baldassare, director of the PPIC statewide survey. 

Elizabeth Custer Nevada City author Chris Enss has teamed up again with Howard Kazanjian for a new biography about Elizabeth Bacon Custer; "None Wounded, None Missing, All Dead."  Enss will be speaking Thursday night at Madelyn Helling Library in Nevada City.   

Big Band "Unforgettable: A concert of band and swing music" is the Christ Unity Church's annual fundraiser for its music and performing arts program.  It's happening this Friday night. We'll talk to Reverend Charles Cooper, organizer of the event, and listen to songs recorded in our community room Wednesday. 

Sound Advice: Off Air It's time for this week's edition of "Sound Advice," our weekly music feature. This week, Nick Brunner brings us another array of this summer's freshest music from his show "Off Air."

 
Thursday, July 28, 2011
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