Water Conservation - The Sacramento City Council declared a water shortage Tuesday night and is now asking people to use 20 to 30 percent less water. Previously, people living in Sacramento have been able to hold off on water reductions for the past month while surrounding cities like Folsom and Roseville asked residents to make their lives 20 percent drier.
Capital Public Radio Regional Reporter Bob Moffitt is covering the ongoing drought and joins us with more information. Plus, Executive Director of the California Urban Water Conservation Council Chris Brown joins us to explain what a 20 percent water reduction looks like and how to make the cuts less painful.
Demographic Shift - The California Civic Engagement Project at University of California, Davis, will release a report on projected changes in the future age and racial composition of U.S. and California voters through 2040. The report, "Is Demography Political Destiny? Population Change and California's Future Electorate," will discuss how continued high Latino and Asian population growth is projected to bring many more eligible voters, making these groups the fastest growing bloc of voters in the state. We'll discuss the report with its authors.
Sacramento and the Civil War - 150 years ago the United States of America was anything but united. Brothers and cousins fought against each other in bloody battles in the east while Californians wondered how they could help. California gold, it turned out, was much more valuable than men.
Joining us to talk more about Sacramento and California's role in the Civil War are Glenna Mathews, author of "The Golden State and the Civil War", and Karen Richey, a middle school teacher in Elk Grove who has won awards for her Civil War Curriculum. Both women are speaking Thursday night at an event titled "Devoted to the Union: Sacramento and the Civil War," which is taking place at the Center for Sacramento History.