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Central Coast Curious: Will PG&E's bankruptcy affect Diablo Canyon community settlement?

For our latest Central Coast Curious segment, a listener asks what happens to San Luis Obispo County’s compensation for Diablo Canyon’s decommissioning if PG&E goes bankrupt due to its multiple liabilities?

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Federal Watchdog Finds Government Ignored Emoluments Clause With Trump Hotel

Updated at 8:59 p.m. ET Officials leasing the Old Post Office Building for the Trump International Hotel in Washington improperly ignored the Constitution's anti-corruption clauses when they continued to lease the government property to President Trump even after he won the White House, according to an internal federal government watchdog. The Inspector General for the General Services Administration , the agency that leased the building to Trump in 2013, said in a report published Wednesday...

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For our latest Central Coast Curious segment, a listener asks what happens to San Luis Obispo County’s compensation for Diablo Canyon’s decommissioning if PG&E goes bankrupt due to its multiple liabilities?

UPDATE 1/15/19 6 P.M. Santa Barbara County has now lifted the evacuation orders issued on Jan. 14. 

According to the county's office of emergency services, "the National Weather Service has advised that critical rain rates did not materialize over the area as expected. Showers are expected through late Tuesday night, but rainfall is not anticipated to reach critical levels to cause debris flows. However, a high surf advisory remains in effect until 8 p.m. Friday, January 18."

We need to be able to recognize the emotions that we're having and find the words to describe them. But how can we get the help we need if we can't define our own feelings, are uncomfortable being vulnerable or sharing our experiences? Tune in for a conversation with Elizabeth Barrett, the reluctant therapist, about helping families and each other to create a culture of support and comfort.

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Fire and Rain: Ecopoetry of California is an anthology of 250 poems about California’s ecosystems. Join correspondent Tom Wilmer for a chat with Los Osos-based poet Jackie Marcus. Her work is included in the collection, which serves to propel environmental awareness through evocative poetry.

U.S. Department of Energy

A federal agency is currently taking public comment on plans to lease areas off California’s coast to wind energy development. Proposed for areas of the ocean roughly 20 miles offshore, the wind farms would consist of dozens of connected floating turbines generating electricity, conveyed to shore—and the energy grid—via a seafloor cable.

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The Diablo Canyon Decommissioning Engagement Panel released its recommendations Tuesday for the future reuse of the state’s last nuclear power plant, as well as the property's surrounding lands and coastline. The facility is scheduled to shut down in 2025, and the panel—made up of various community leaders—is tasked with listening to public input and submitting a 'Strategic Vision' to the plant’s owner, PG&E.

If you've never tried it—now's the time. Whatever it is: that idea you have but keep pushing aside, that dream you remember but dismiss, that change you've considered but find too daunting to try. If you want things to be different, you have to do things differently. The first step is to retreat from your routine, then find a supportive group, awaken a new truth, take small steps and trust. Tune in Tuesday at 2 for today's conversation with Elizabeth Barrett, the Reluctant Therapist, and guest Tawny Sterios about reigniting our fire.

On this week's Issues and Ideas: Monday marks the transition from Jerry Brown to Gavin Newsom as California's next governor; we'll hear stories about "Brownisms" and Newsom promises. Tyler Pratt reports on a new California prison integration program has inmates' families worried for their safety. And Greta Mart attends a recent public forum on offshore wind energy and reports on how state and federal officials are taking public comment on locations proposed for offshore wind energy development—two of which are off San Luis Obispo County's coast. 

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At just five feet tall and barely 30 years old, San Luis Obispo's Julie Simon may not be a shoo-in for your typical farmer. But then again, Simon hasn't done much of anything the prescribed way. 

New California laws for 2019

Jan 3, 2019

Our colleagues at Capital Public Radio in Sacramento produce an annual rundown on new legislation taking effect on January 1. Click here to navigate to CPR's coverage of new laws that may impact your daily life. 


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