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Insight: Methyl Iodide / SacPress / Dancing With Pain / Audie Cornish

Methyl Iodide Farm workers and environmental groups are suing the California Department of Pesticide Regulation for using a pesticide called methyl iodide.  Typically used for strawberry cultivation in Southern and Central California, environmental groups are claiming methyl iodide causes cancer and miscarriages in farm workers.  We'll speak with President of the United Farm Workers Union, Arturo Rodriguez, as he and a small band of union faithfuls march the 165 miles from Madera to Sacramento to protest the state's use of the pesticide.  We'll also speak with UC Riverside pathologist and chemist, Jim Sims, who is one of the authors of the patent for methyl iodide.    
SacPress In our regular weekly segment, SacramentoPress.com Managing Editor Colleen Belcher tells us about some local issues in the news this week. Sacramento Press Editor-in-Chief David Watts Barton will return next week. 
Dancing With Pain After a head-on car collision Loolwa Khazzoom discovered that dancing helped her to heal. Now she's designed a class called Dancing with Pain. We'll speak with her about her natural approach to rehabilitation and the launch of her Dancing with Pain class series in Sacramento, which will be held regularly beginning September 11th.
Audie Cornish NPR News has named Audie Cornish the new host of Weekend Edition Sunday. Cornish, a reporter and substitute host for NPR since 2006, will be the new voice of Sunday mornings for millions of public radio listeners beginning this fall. Liane Hansen, who has been hosting Weekend Edition for more than 20 years, announced her retirement last year and will broadcasted her final show earlier this summer. 
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
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