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This week on "This American Life"... In the summer of 1951, two baby girls were switched at birth in a Wisconsin hospital. One of the mothers realized what had happened, but instead of correcting the mistake, she kept quiet. Until one day, more than 40 years later, when she decided to tell both daughters the truth. How her choice changed two families' lives…and how it didn't.

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Sonoma County is grappling with the many complexities of legalizing cannabis, bringing a fast-growing, largely free-wheeling industry under governmental control. Opponents of Measure A, which would tax cannabis businesses here, fear it will cripple the small-scale operations it is out to regulate.

Sonoma County Republicans have officially opposed measure A. The Sonoma County Taxpayers Association took no position, but their Executive Director, Dan Drummond, says he personally is inclined to favor it, despite some misgivings.

California Senator Ousted From Floor

Feb 24, 2017
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Security forcibly removed a California Senator from the floor of the chamber for the first time in the memory of long-time state Capitol staff.

Today's reporting by Ben Bradford.

Living With Autism

Feb 23, 2017

While Temple Grandin has become a well-known exemplar of a person with autism, attaining that status required overcoming a daunting series of challenges. It was a journey begun and largely shared with her mother, Eustacia Cutler, who has become an ardent advocate for families that include children on the autism spectrum. She has her own story to tell.

America was built on the idea of protecting religious liberty. But what happens when religious groups take advantage of these special freedoms to make money, skirt rules or hurt children? We revisit an hour of Reveal that explores the tricky territory of religious freedom and how different groups have exploited this loophole.  

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ALSO: Congressman Tom McClintock told reporters that he would support cutting off federal funds not just to sanctuary cities -- but even to the state of California.

Today's reporting by Chris Nichols and Ben Adler.

Our guest this week on Art of the Song is pop/folk singer/songwriter Kina Grannis.  Kina first rose to fame by winning the Doritos Superbowl songwriting contest in 2008.  Since then, her YouTube videos have received more than 99 million views and have propelled her to become one of YouTube's most popular artists.  Her recent music reflects a maturity in songwriting and artistry and documents a period of growth and change in Kina's personal life.  The music is dark and driving, sweet and soaring, melancholy, humble, heartfelt and hopeful.

Activists and citizens in Sonoma County seeking to oppose the Trump administration are finding support and gleaning tactics from the Indivisible Guide, and the local chapters that are promulgating it.

A key to the growth of participation in local Indivisible groups—now estimated at more than 1500 people county-wide—is how it is structured to allow a gradual entry, observes  Rebecca Hachmeyer from the Petaluma group.

Lawmakers Look To End Jails That Don't Allow In-Person Visits

Feb 22, 2017
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ALSO: The labels on sugary drinks would have to warn consumers they can cause health problems, under a bill in the California Legislature. This isn’t the first time such a measure has been proposed...

Today's reporting by Ben Bradford and Daniel Potter.

Raymond Baltar, Sonoma Biochar Initiative

In centuries past, bio-char helped grow food for the indigenous people of the Amazon basin for hundreds, maybe even thousands of years before the first Spaniards arrived. Now it could help the 21st century world to slow global climate change.

The Sonoma Biochar Initiative is hosting a workshop on the process this Friday at Circle Bar Ranch south of Sonoma. Find details here.

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