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A two-hour special broadcast, marking the finale
Dozens of folks from Larry's radio past and present will gather in KPFA's studios to share their memories with Larry: of radio/media in the Bay Area and what's changed/what's stayed the same, and of working with and knowing Larry...
Guests: Wes "Scoop" Nisker, Denny Smithson, Bill Sokol, Bari Scott, Aileen Alfandary, Adi Gevins, Stephenie Hendricks, Jim Bennett, Matthew Lasar, Peter Laufer, Maria Martin, Nicole Sawaya, Mal Sharpe, Bonnie Simmons, Jan Sluizer, Sherry Gendelman, Susan Stone, and Kris Welch

In the second hour...
More "Sunday Salon" finale. To keep in touch with Larry, email:

Larry will broadcast from sister station KFCF in Fresno...
In the First Hour... Large Scale Commercial Agriculture vs. The Organic Family Farm... A discussion on crop viability and marketability in the Central Valley... Guests: Tom Willey, Organic Farmer, Joe Santellano, Farm Manager for Sunnyside Packing Company. This company packs and distributes produce from a network of farms, including it's own 600-acre, mostly conventional operation. It's starting to grow someorganics. Ali Shabazz, medicinal herb farmer/nutrition activist. Working to bring healthy foods to the African American Community on Fresno's West Side. At 9:45: This is Larry's second-to-last "Sunday Salon," and his last in Fresno. He'll talk history with KFCF founders.

And in the second hour...
A water crisis in California? Last week water regulators urged Californians to cut down on water usage or face mandatory cuts later in this drought year. Is there really a shortage? And if so, how does it affect the Central Valley? Guests: Lloyd Carter, Fresno attorney who has taught water law at San Joaquin College of Law. For more than two decades he served as a reporter for United Press International and the Fresno Bee in Fresno and San Francisco. He continues to write op-ed pieces for the Fresno Bee on water issues and gives public talks on water issues. Walt Shubin, a farmer/environmentalist who is on the board of directors of Revive the San Joaquin, a local group dedicated to reviving the San Joaquin River. Invited: California State Senator Dean Florez, D-Central Valley

Sandra Lupien, Sunday Salon Producer and KPFA Evening News Co-anchor hosts the show...

Larry Bensky returns April 15th

In the first hour...

Food or Fuel? Do we have to choose?

There's a global initiative, with a major push by the Bush Administration, to shift from fossil fuels to plant-based bio-fuels to meet the world's energy "needs." Fuel made from corn, palm, sugarcane, grasses, and cow-dung are often presented as green, but are they really? What do these fuels mean for the environment? Do they threaten the food supply? What could the shift mean for farmers? For human rights? Guests:

Jake Caldwell is a Director of Policy for the Energy Opportunity program in the National Security Department at the Center for American Progress. He's the author of a report titled "Navigating the 2007 Farm Bill, Biofuels, and the WTO Doha Round" .

Isabella Kenfield is a freelance journalist based in Brazil and a contributor to the International Relations Center's Americas Program. Her writing about how ethanol production in Brazil affects the nation's economy, land, and its landless workers can be found here.

Tom Philpott farms and cooks at Maverick Farms in Valle Crucis, N.C. Maverick is a 2.5 acre mixed vegetable farm with a 25-family CSA. He's also staff writer at, a Seattle-based online environmental magazine.

And, in the Second Hour...
On April 14th, people concerned about Global Warming will hold more than 1,100 actions across the United states as part of the Step It Up '07 Campaign.  We'll talk to participants from around the country, and have performances by a group planning an action at Berkeley's People's Park.

A Two-Hour April Fool's Day Special...
Hour 1 Theater, politics, and comedy with guest host Charlie Varon. Charlie's guests will include solo performer Dan Hoyle, whose show about oil politics in Nigeria, "Tings Dey Happen," is now in its third month at The Marsh in San Francisco.

In the second hour...
More with Charlie Varon...

In our First Hour...

Pressure, Politics, Economics:

A look at media coverage of the U.S. invasion and occupation of Iraq, it's military operations in Afghanistan, and other U.S. wars in the past 35 years...through the lens of the PBS Frontline series "News War."


Steve Talbot, Series Editor for Frontline/World, and Lecturer at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism.

Jamal DaJani, Director of Middle Eastern Programming at LINK TV.

Mohammed El-Nawawy, co-author, "Al-Jazeera:  The Story of the Network that is Rattling Governments and Redefining Modern Journalism"

And, in our Second Hour...

The Contradictions of Media Democracy, specifically as they manifest within the Pacifica Network.

Bob Mason joins us in-studio. See his blog for his writing on this topic.

And, we'll take your calls.

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