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As Syar Industries seeks to expand, it finds that no good effort goes unpunished

John Perry, Jennifer Gomez, and Tom Adams join Jeff Schechtman on behalf of Syar Industries. This conversation took place a couple of years ago when Syar went before the County Board of Supervisors. 

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California Burning

30 percent of California is forested. There are over 129 million dead trees, residential buildings increasingly closer to wildland, and conflicts about who’s responsible for managing it all. What could go wrong? My updated WhoWhatWhy.org conversation with CalMatters environmental reporter Julie Cart.

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Trump’s Trade War Encircles The Napa Valley

Over the past  several years, the Napa Valley has increased the amount of wine it exports to China.  In response to Trump’s tariffs on steel and aluminum, the Chinese have retaliated by placing tariffs on hundred of American products, including wine.  We decided to take look at how this might impact two Napa winery.  

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BOTTLE TALK WITH RICK AND PAUL

Season 4 Episode 13:  The Death Spiral of Wine Writing, and Other Cheerful Stories  A Master of Wine said wine writing loses more and more people everyday with all kinds of snobby moves. We happen to agree. Also, we’ve got some historic history about corks, some listeners who have been paying attention – always a risk with us – ask about wine glasses, research on screwtops and about cork bits floating in wine.

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Dr. Ron Kraft on the Growing Community Role of Napa Valley College

This 75th year of Napa Valley College is a transitional time.  Dr. Ron Kraft sits down to talk about the reasons for not going forward with a Bond issue right now, Napa Valley’s future job needs, how the college is responding to these local employment needs, and the improving working relationship between the college and every layer of the community.  Also, a look at how the college can help with the local housing needs.

Underground Napa