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Valley Edition - June 19, 2018 - Mariposa Grove, Rule Changes For Asylum Seekers, "Jazz Owls"

Jun 19, 2018

Today on Valley Edition, we go to Yosemite to hear the lengths the park service and conservation groups went to in order to preserve the treasured Giant Sequoias of the Mariposa Grove. We also learn what locals are saying about Trump administration’s move to change the rules for people seeking refugee status in America, fleeing violence in their home countries. Later in the show we talk with reporter Hannah Furfaro about new developments in our quest to understand autism, and why law enforcement agencies need better training when dealing with people on the spectrum. Plus a look at the work that’s been underway for the past year on the Central Coast to clear a massive landslide on Highway 1, work that’s almost complete. And we close the show by talking to award winning local poet and children’s book author Margarita Engle about her new novel “Jazz Owls” – a book for young adults about the Zoot Suit Riots of 1943.