California's in a Drought and Concerns Are Heating Up

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The story of California is the story of water, and this is the driest winter in the state's recorded history. The Sierra snowpack is at 15% of its annual average, big trouble for the Central Valley's $45 billion agriculture industry. With winter conditions already like early summer, even regions with adequate water supplies are at risk of fast-moving fires. What will the Governor's drought declaration mean for you?  Is it time for a water bond? Also, local public libraries are getting back into business.

Image-for-WWLA.jpgOn our rebroadcast of today's To the Point, UN inspectors have confirmed that Iran has suspended its most advanced enrichment of nuclear fuel today.  In exchange, some international sanctions are being lifted. After decades of mistrust, what are the prospects of a permanent settlement in the next six months?

 
Banner image: Mono Lake South Tufa, August 2013. Photo: King of Hearts