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Join KIXE PBS to watch and discuss "Treading Water" a film by Jesse Dizard.
Facing an uncertain future, a community confronts its reflection in the mirror of water scarcity. In the new normal of what once was the California dream, activists, commercial fishermen, farmers, local politicians and others share their anxieties and reveal their values in an effort to find common cause, if not always common ground
Resurrection plants aren’t dead; they just look dead. But add water, and these plants completely transform. There are 135 species in the world that can do this, and plant biologist Jill Farrant believes these plants could be the key to producing food security in the face of drought.
OVEE Outro w/Buffer
- Julie Driver
KIXE PBS Corporate and Community Engagement
- Jesse Dizard
An Emmy Award nominated Cultural Anthropologist interested in natural resource problems and the way individuals and bureaucracies respond to them, Jesse sought conversations with those intimately involved in their communities' local and regional public policy debates over water and its future
- Matthew Tennis
Matthew Tennis has farmed rice, tomatoes, corn, sunflower seeds and garbanzo beans with his family in Butte and Sutter Counties since 2007. After graduating from California State University, Chico in 1995 he entered the field of politics, in Sacramento. Matt has worked for US Senator Robert Dole, California Governor Pete Wilson, and California Assembly Speaker Curt Pringle. He eventually served as a legislative advocate for the Agricultural Energy Consumers Association, the California Poultry Federation and the Associated Builders and Contractors. Matt moved home to Chico in 2007, where he primarily farms. He and his wife Rebekah also own Wild Ink Press, an award-winning stationery manufacturer and retailer. Together they have four children. Matt serves on the Butte County Water Commission, the Butte County Farm Bureau Board of Directors, and he is the “Cub Master” for Cub Scout Pack 9 in Chico. Matt is well-known in the Chico area for his advocacy of the “PID – Chico ‘Intertie,’” a 13-mile long pipeline which, if constructed, would enable the financially-distressed Paradise Irrigation District to lease its water rights to the mixed urban and agricultural region around the City of Chico.
- Paul Gosselin
Paul Gosselin joined Butte County in November, 2007, as its third Director of Water and Resource Conservation. The Department manages the County's State Water Project Table A allocation, investigates and reports on groundwater conditions, administers Chapter 33, implements the Groundwater Management Plan, fosters regional partnerships and other water resource activities. Prior to joining Butte County, Paul was Chief Deputy Director for the California Department of Pesticide Regulation. From 1989 to 1993 he was the Director of Regulatory Services for the Massachusetts Department of Food and Agriculture. Paul received a Bachelors degree in biochemistry and a Masters degree in chemistry from the University of Massachusetts.
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