The dwindling groundwater basin in Paso Robles has been big news on the Central Coast, especially after the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors extended an emergency ordinance banning new pumping to two years. Some are calling the plight of Paso Robles a good example of what's wrong with California's unregulated groundwater supply. Chris Richard will have the story.
Also, the Morro Bay National Estuary Program has just launched a fundraising campaign. Marisa Waddell will talk with the N-E-P director Adrienne Harris about the organization's plans for the money they raise -- their goals and current work -- and about some of the threats to the estuary, including pollution and sedimentation.
As director of programming and content, Marisa Waddell coordinates the radio programming on KCBX and KCBX HD2 and leads efforts to develop content on digital media. Marisa also hosts the Thursday night Americana music program The Road Home, and contributes interviews to the weekly KCBX radio magazine Issues and Ideas and to KCBX News. She manages the KCBX on-air staff, including the newsroom, music hosts, continuity announcers and on-air volunteers.