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Issues & Ideas: air date 10-02-2013

  • There's a conference coming this month that will feature social, scientific, and environmental innovators from many disciplines to share breakthrough solutions to environmental, scientific and social challenges. It's the Central Coast Bioneers Conference, coming at the end of October. Marisa Waddell talks with the conference organizer, and the CEO of a company whose goal is to create a global community of people helping each other to repair things instead of throwing things away.
  • Also, travel correspondent Tom Wilmer visits with Cuba expert Christopher P. Baker about what Cuba is like for American visitors since President Obama created a new license category for travelers that allows any U.S. citizen to travel to Cuba. It's called "People to People," and its purpose is to encourage cultural exchange and to encourage Americans to act as "Citizen Ambassadors.