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Larynx Transplant A UC Davis Health System patient recently received a larynx transplant. Since the highly complex and rare voicebox transplant, which took place last October, Brenda Jensen has regained the ability to speak using her natural voice. The 52-year-old Modesto, Calif. resident had severely damaged her vocal chords 11 years ago and was unable to speak without the use of a hand-held electronic device that produced an artificial, robotic-sounding voice. We'll talk about it with one of her sugeons, Dr. Greg Farwell, and hear how she's doing now.

Student Food Pantry A food pantry for UC Davis students just opened on campus. How have students reacted to it and where is the food coming from? We'll talk about it with student co-ordinators Justin Gold and Hannah Kirshner.

"Foreclosure USA" Bay Area photographer Kirk Crippens' "Foreclosure USA," a photo exhibit about the impact of housing foreclosures on Stockton, opens this weekend at the University of the Pacific's Reynolds Gallery. We'll talk with him about his work and why he decided to focus the housing crisis in Stockton.

French Flair at Sac Phil A French composer is in Sacramento for the opening of the Sac Philharmonic's new season. He wrote the opening piece to be conducted by Music Director Michael Morgan. You'll meet Philippe Hersant and hear about his work.

Friday, January 21, 2011
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