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Insight: Student-to-Librarian Ratio / Marcos Breton / Father Boyle / Less Forest, More Farm Water


Student-to-Librarian Ratio in California  California ranks last in the country for its student-to-librarian ratio.  The Department of Education says only 1 in 4 schools keep a full-time credentialed librarian, known as a teacher librarian, on staff.  Most California public schools don't have teacher librarians. We'll talk to David Triche. teacher librarian in Sacramento about the John H. Still Middle School http://schools.scusd.edu/johnstill/ , School of Engineering & Sciences http://www.schoolofengineeringandsciences.org/  and Sam Brannan Middle School http://schools.scusd.edu/sambrannan/  

Marcos Breton Sacramento Bee columnist Marcos Breton joins us the first Wednesday of each month; his columns appear each Wednesday and Sunday in the Bee's Our Region Section.
 
Father Gregory Boyle   Founder of Homeboy Industries, the largest gang intervention program in the country that brings together rival gang members to work in harmony is being inducted into the California Hall of Fame Thursday.  Father Greg Boyle is a Jesuit Priest who makes approximately two hundred speaking engagements per year and has received numerous humanitarian awards, among them the California Peace Prize. He is the author of the critically acclaimed book, "Tattoos on the Heart" which has been on the Los Angeles Times Bestseller list for nineteen weeks and most recently garnered him a Southern California Bookseller's Association nomination for best nonfiction of 2010.
 
Thinning Forests A group of scientists from UC Merced are proposing to test the hypothesis that thinning the forests in the Sierra Nevada Mountains may increase California's water supply. We'll speak with Roger Bales, the scientists leading the study.
 
Wednesday, December 07, 2011
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