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This week's record cold-snap in California has reached areas that are usually immune to freezing. That's bad news for leafy greens, avocados, strawberries and blueberries. But the crop hardest hit appears to be oranges. We update the damage and look at the importance of oranges to the history of California. Plus, tomorrow's the deadline for billionaires--or anyone else--to bid for the Los Angeles Times.

Producers:
Karen Radziner
Frances Anderton

Main Topic California Oranges, Then and Now 17 MIN, 30 SEC

Oranges are a $1.1 billion industry in California.  This week's cold wave comes at a crucial moment: only 30% of the current crop has been picked. And with 90% of America's oranges coming from California, the big freeze means that prices are likely to double as soon as next week. We get a damage assessment, look at the migration of the citrus industry from Southern California to the Central Valley and learn the role of the Orange in California's history and mythology.

Guests:
Joel Nelsen, president of California Citrus Mutual
A.G. Kawamura, Secretary of the California Department of Food and Agriculture
Douglas Sackman, Historian and author

Reporter's Notebook LA Times for Sale...Any Buyers? 7 MIN, 47 SEC

Eli Broad, Ron Burkle and David Geffen are local billionaires who’ve shown interest in the principal asset of Tribune Publishing, the Los Angeles Times.  Other newspaper groups are thought to be interested, too, and tomorrow is the deadline for submission of bids.  But one Merrill-Lynch analyst has thrown cold water on expectations.  We get an update from Jennifer Saba of Editor & Publisher and Professor Bryce Nelson of USC.

Guests:
Jennifer Saba, Associate Editor of Editor & Publisher
Bryce Nelson, professor of journalism at USC

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