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captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> this is "the journal." >> we have the business and the headlines. >> protests in tunisia as three ministers resigned from the interim government. germany is to introduce tighter food safety controls. 17 years after the genocide in rwanda, a former mayor goes on trial in germany accused of ordering massacres. >> the old government of indonesia is gone. the new one might be on its way out as well. the prime minister has resigned from his duty in the ruling
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party. the powerful labor union says that its ministers, who resigned earlier in the day, but love be rejoining the government. the new cabinet contained too many of the ousted president's allies. [yelling] >> the revolution must continue he shouts to supporters after his arrival at the airport. after years in exile, the leader of the band congress for the republican party is back and running for president. the election is expected in march. >> this is a day of victory for me. i can feel free in my country. these men and women are free because they took part in the revolution. did is an incredible feeling to feel free in the country and the law to this incredible people.
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>> demonstrations continued in the streets. they rejected the government of national unity announced on monday because it included ministers that serve under the ousted president and of the -- ben ali. witnesses say the protesters were of less violent than in recent weeks. they also gathered in front of the offices of the ugtt trade union. they had resigned, saying that they would not serve with members of the old regime. >> the ugtt rejects this government. we will dissolve the ruling party. >> the rash of tunisian political leaders seeking to distance themselves includes ministers from the old government. they left the party on tuesday evening in a bid to hold on to
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their posts. meanwhile, more opposition figures say that they are returning from exile. >> for more on the situation we are joined by our correspondent. as we just heard, the president and the interim prime minister have resigned from their duties in the ruling party. what does that mean, exactly? >> dated not only ask the prime minister and the out of state, they ask for all of the minister's in the ruling party to resign. they are still keeping up their demands for all of the others to design. >> the opposition leader has returned. can you tell us more about him and how much support that he has?
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>> he left in 2002 after the party was banned. one of the leading figures of the tunisian human rights movement. he is hoping to have high chances during the election. >> thank you. haitian police have arrested a former dictator for shortly after his return to the country. human-rights activists have called for him to face justice for his alleged crimes. he is alleged to have enriched himself and his family at the expense of the poorest country in the americas.
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45 people have been killed in a suicide bombing in the hometown of saddam hussein. more than 100 others were wounded in the attack. they targeted a police recruiting station. the munich international security conference has withdrawn the invitation to the belarus foreign minister. they said that the move condemned the crackdown on opposition groups following last month's presidential elections. 600 people were jailed in december. opposition parties and international observers say that it was great. finance ministers is what i am trying to say. >> the european debt crisis continues to drag on.
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we will be talking about this for a while. seriously, the euro zone finance ministers are starting to move towards some sort of agreement or compromise on the rescue fund. they want to be well prepared if the crisis weidman's. they are prepared to restore market confidence. what the juggling act considering the views of the nations involved. member states have agreed on introducing stricter rules for lenders. >> banks will have to face tougher stress tests while underlying capital and liquidity after two large irish banks suffered a liquidity crunch and facilitated the irish bailout. >> we must learn our lesson for the next set of stress tests. >> euro zone finance ministers must have been relieved to have something to talk about other
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than the financial rescue fund. they are looking to move away from purely reactive responses to a proactive strategy for more stability, a lower budget deficits, and better coordination of economic policy. >> i hope that the current developments continue. that we can gradually convinced the markets that fundamental indicators are more stable than the rumors on the trading floors would have people believe. and that all members are willing and able to defend the currency. >> that could also mean that national budgets would be subject to closer scrutiny by the european commission. however, the more power given by brussels, the less say individuals will have over their economies. >> european union officials have raided the headquarters of several truckers in an anti-
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trust investigation. com have alleged that the companies violated competition rules that prohibited cartels or abused dominance in the market. coming months after the price investigation into several of europe's biggest commercial vehicle builders. european shares " -- closed at 28 month highs. congress has this report of what was going on at the frankfurt stock exchange. >> it is not the biggest european companies that reported sales and earnings this tuesday, but at least they come from diverse sectors. the german fashion designer and the chocolate maker from switzerland, all of these companies topped analysts' expectations with earnings and
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sales in the last quarter, contributing to the good mood on the stock trading floor this tuesday. just as the sentiment index, which also topped expectations. >> time for a quick look at the market members. the index pushed past 7100 points for the first time since the middle of 2008. euro stocks ended on tuesday after 2945. stock markets in the u.s. have opened after trading. the dow jones is up half of a percent. the euro is trading right now for one u.s. dollar and 33 cents. wall street was still closed the boss of apple said that he was taking medical leave. the reaction on tuesday was striking. this is the first time he has said to take time off for health
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reasons. traders are worried about the long-term future of apple. shares are currently down 2%. china continues to expand its global, financial, and economic influence. they lend more money to developing nations over the last few years than the world bank. china led the equivalent of 82 billion euros to emerging countries. in return, beijing returns a guarantee on soyoil supplies. here they come. watch out. >> as the fallout from the contaminated feed scandal in germany continues to grow, the agriculture minister has plans that he says will improve food safety. working in cooperation with the 16 state agriculture ministers,
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it will increase penalties for companies that do not comply with regulations. >> a rubber chicken. to these protesters it is about as palatable as the contaminated eggs and poultry discovered in the dioxin scandal. consumers were warned to stay away from german meat products. agriculture protection ministers held crisis talks on tuesday, where they dropped an action plan to improve food safety. >> the goal is to have the highest safety and control standards in europe. >> the government plan proposes a new licensing scheme for a strict separation of production lines and tougher punishments of violations. and also receives federal officials taking control of inspections, which have been regulated at the local level until now. officials are hoping that a stricter code of checks and tests will win back consumer
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confidence. but it is proving to be a tough sell. south korea and china have already suspended imports of pork in exile in germany. >> the russian president has endorsed a palestinian state. in his first visit to the west bank he said that the soviet union has recognized independence from palestine and moscow was not going to change that policy. there were supporting the rights for the capital in east jerusalem. asylum seekers have gone on trial for atrocities during a rwandan genocide. accused of coordinating massacres, under german law genocide trials can be brought before a german court regardless of where the alleged killings
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occurred. >> the charge makes a terrific breeding. as mayor of a community in the north of the country he was responsible for the murder of 3700 tutsis. he organized massacres and it said -- incited others to commit murder. >> he was responsible in his position of authority. he gave the orders and encourage other people to commit these deeds. >> it is thought that 8000 people were murdered in rwanda. most of the victims belonged to the minority. the german prosecutors conducted parts of their investigation in rwanda and have invited a number survivors to testify. >> our job will be to examine
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these accusations in great detail, determining the credibility of the witnesses. we will hear from experts, amongst others. >> the defense has been trying to portray the proceedings as a regular criminal trial and says that the prosecution has not done enough to find other potential suspects. >> prosecutors have opened proceedings against 16 people in connection with the fatal parade at last year's techno party. the organizers of the debt -- of the event are not amongst those being investigated. 21 people were crushed to death when hundreds were injured as crowds pushed into the tunnel. the event managers under investigation are expected to have committed negligence. soccer officials said they are concerned by the recent rise of right-wing extremism across the country.
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and they are taking action. they said that in addition to the standard signs, clubs -- clubs that do not prevent xenophobic or racist slurs will have points taken away. as this is showing, the problem is not confined to the top leagues. >> this 11-year-old low -- loved to play soccer with his classmates until last year. >> someone called him a crippled negro and said that he had an ugly face. >> an isolated case? perhaps. experts said that far right extremists have been infiltrating clubs. politicians and sports functionaries' hope that this new initiative stops the trend. >> organized right-wing extremism is getting weaker, even though the nationalists are represented in the state parliament. what we are seeing is an
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increase in far right ideology in society. let's hear a black player is harassed by racist fans. shocking scenes like these have forced the german soccer association to take action. >> we impose fines when racist and xenophobic statements were made in the stadiums. we even impose fines related to a match and have warned that we could deduct legal points. >> the initiative will include training for coaches and support staff to make sure that young students can continue to enjoy their favorite sport. >> southeastern australia is being hit by flooding. inundated by the end of last month, officials said that floodwaters have divided the community in two. 500 homes have been cut off.
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floods have claimed 30 lives and cost billions in damage. more, next, stay tuned. >> learn german wherever you might be. www.dw-world.de. >> stopped looking at that book. come over here. >> you are silly. >> thank you so much. [applause] >> my god, my god, look at the sign. let's go, my god. oh, my god. [applause]
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>> welcome back. china has lent more money to developing countries in the last two years than the world bank. at least 82 billion euros according to research by the financial times newspaper. the german government spent only a fraction of that, but it is still one of the most important bilateral aid donors. they are trying to make sure that the year rose allocated are spent more efficiently. the center-right coalition has merged three agencies into one single german international cooperation organization, known by their new acronym. the biggest single reform in overseas assistance in the last 50 years. they also favor involving the
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german private sector more closely in aid projects, linking them to areas where germany holds direct interests. we accompanied the minister of a recent trip to africa. here is the report. >> the drummers and dancers are part of a performance for the german development minister. a guest who has brought a data. here to dedicate a hospital for nurses, the construction was financed by lope -- german taxpayers. local custom dictates that guests be invited to dance. >> me dancing with just not be right. let's not the only change he has brought about in german development policy. german free democrats -- free democrats have said they wanted
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to overhaul development policy between individual agencies. the first step came this year, merging three federal the bottom and agencies operate largely autonomously. in some cases that led to duplicated structures. the move was welcomed by most politicians in germany, including the opposition. >> it is the right decision and i am happy that it was made so quickly. >> the new german agency for international cooperation is an umbrella organization that plans and carries out aid projects. previous efforts failed but this time the merger consent -- succeeded as it was less ambitious. right now the three organizations have separate financing and maintain their leadership. >> if you carry out reform you
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cannot just stop halfway. you have to persevere within the organization itself. but the politician is no match for the individuals that leave the organization. >> back i ghana, germany is providing support for a dried fruit plant. creating a new market for the country. the merger does not affect local employees but a lot of work went into the plans and aid workers on the ground waiting to see how it goes. instead of three different offices, now there is just one. the potential for savings is clear. for government officials there is only one point of contact. aid workers concede the long- term benefits. let's there is no disputing the fact that our system was not always easy for our partners to understand. in the future explanations will be easier.
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>> berlin is hoping that after the merger that will be able to have greater influence on the strategy and specific areas of development. aid workers hope that does not mean that all decisions are made at the top. >> we have a responsibility to provide consulting for our clients. ultimately, we do provide a service. clients decide what needs to be done. >> the german government wants to increase synergy within industry. investors are involved in the fruit juice factory. the government calls it part of the ppp, a public-private partnership. as part of the project, suppliers learn to improve the quality of the fruit. the minister says that benefits both the factory and the fruit farmers.
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>> this is helping 500 people from local area to combat poverty with the name -- income of the rome. after 10 years of being tax- free, the company will be paying considerable amounts of the local authorities. also, the factory is making a product that can be sold on the word -- world market. meaning secure jobs and income. >> the minister says that state funding to be used to secure market access, promoting industry in the long term. even those with an industry admit that some ppp's are little more than hot air at the moment. >> german companies are currently very keen on public- private partnerships because they are a way to improve their image as far as corporate responsibility. real ppp's could be more
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numerous and successful at german companies could gain a foot hold by a more difficult markets. >> the opposition is suspicious of use and development funds to provide economic aid. they believe it might be a waste of already limited funds. >> in principle we believe that working together with industry is right. but not if the aim is to create jobs in germany or increase german exports. >> we have the impression that development policy was being turned into trade promotion for german companies. which is not acceptable. german companies are represented abroad by industries of chamber and commerce. they know what they can do in these countries and they invest where they think profit can be made. >> germany also wants to move
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towards other cooperation with delight -- donor companies. the german development ministry says that cooperation is based on pragmatic and political concerns. >> israel has vast experience in processing citrus fruits. this is essential for getting a folbaum of world market. it is also a political decision. germany has worked with israel in third world countries as a way to stop israeli isolation. let's the german government is also changing its political track by and afghanistan towards what they call network security. new projects from five development organizations have been restricted to the area where german troops operate. prompting protests to one aid
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organizations until they stop supporting organizations across the country. >> vista -- this agreement has been resolved. the ministry took a pragmatic stand, understanding that these agencies would want to continue working long after the german troops left. >> despite criticism of the ministry's new course, they also have their admirers for opening discussions on development policy and willingness to we examine old structures. and he knows that there will always be those that try to ridicule him for sticking to his favorite military cat. >> i cannot wait to read the tagline for this photograph. >> he may need to convince people of his style and policies
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this is bay area vista and what a view we have. i'm janice edwards. thank you for joining us. profiles of fascinating bay 2uea residents making a difference in the community. 2u> and the impact of on community. with over 20 years experience in the area. bringing good works to light. >> this is bay area vista.
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welcome and thanks for joining us, the bay area is known for the lifestyle, the beautiful environment, and the people who are committed to mae$ng a difference in the lives of others. we're going to profile some of those people and find out more about what they're doing to make the bay area the great place thatit is. >> you'll meet our guests. but first today a community activist dedicated to improving the lives of all she meets. eleanor williams !@urry is the founder of the curry fund for girls. >> i should be retired. but i don't think i'll ever retire. 2 so i'm very active in the community. i do community activities wherever it's needed, helping over people. i like to serve other people and that's what $do best. my mother brought us up and she
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had a deep moral commitment about life. and she brought us up with all these ideas. she said you're a williams -- that was my maid"g name -- you have to behave yourself. even though i didn't have 2 financial wealthi húb moral wealth. and i got married when i was 18 and my husband -- he said he wanted a lot of kids. i didn't know what he meant at the time but i found out. >> those are many of the plaques that people have given us through the years. >> when i first got involved in the community, it was in 1961 in san francisco. that was the very first time that i started community work. i was a volunteer with the united crusade.
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we would go and teach children to read. and i recall my very first job as a teacér aide at one of the local schools. and i was involved with the desegregation program in the san mateo school district. we went ú&l over the bay area, discussing desegregated education at that time. the civil rights era as many of you know was focused around one man, dr. martin luther king jr. but there were many others. for me one of the strongest things he wr'áe among many things was the strength to love. 2 i was very excited about that because we have a chanc"to work with all the children in the diiárict. and we were teaching children how to get along with "ú!d other. after that i was working as a publicffairs director for 12 years. one of the greatest
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accomplishments i've had was creating the curry fund for girls in 1986. and 20 years later -- this is our 20th anniversatv -- we have served hundreds of girls. and these kids never thought they could go to college. they must x community service, keep their grades jh, and want to go to college or higher education. and i have hundreds of c@irls applying for it every year. and it's for any stjbent in the san mateo county. so i went to talk to these kids one year. i said you guys can apply for this scholarship. and this one little girl kept watching. finally, she got up and said i got to ask you a couple of questioniw where do you get your money from? i said what? she said why are you giving it away j us? don't you have nothing else to
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do with your money. >> there are people who care about others. and the i said thank god, i haveplenty. and i want to share it. those are the things that satisfy you. when you realize thúáone little scholarship can turn a person's life around. >> as you saw eleanor has received many awards. and one is the sustainability 2uard from sustainable san mateo county. it's an organization dedicated to educating about environmental impact and equity. >> we are lucky to have so many people involved. >> we have well over 50 volunteers involved in different aspects of the organization. they keep the gears of the organization going. >> we do a lot of outreach to the public in general to try to
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2eep them posted on what is sustainability. >> host sustainable business morning program that connects 2 2usiness people with different resources and water conservation and en")gy efficiency and solid waste reduction. we'll bring in experts and connect them with the pusiness leaders. >> we help p"'ple understand the things that we need to be how our choices today affect our future generations. i meet with all the service organizations and city managers, city staff. we like to have a presence pcause it allows us an opportunity to make sure that sustainability is on everybody's agenda. >> environment has become a major part of our concern over the past few years, and working together with sustainable san mateo, we've used the indicator report in dealing with the issues that are a concern to
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all of us. >> we're very fortunate in san mate'county to have sustainable san mateo county. the report that we get every year, and usually it comes out about april, is something i've looked upon as the conscience of the county in terms of environmental issues and in terms of our sustainability. but $á also creates and stimulates a dialogue. as we move forward looking at the social, the economic, and the environmental ijstainability of th" community. >> reporter: she has received many awards and one is the sustainaplity award for her work sustaining the dreams of others. that came from sustainable san 2ateo county. he's how she reacted. i had won the sustainaplity award and i said are you sure about that. i don'tplant trees and i don't build buildings. how did i win? you are sustainable because
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you have been able to sustain caring for children over a number of years at least 40. so that was what they liked and they said some people build buildings and plant trees. 2 you nourish minds of the young. you show them a way. you show them the straight road can be good for you. i said okay. >> carey finley is now 2xecutive director of sustainable san mateo county. what was it that attracted you to sustainable san mateo county? >> my husband and i moved to the bay area in september of '08 when the economy and the jobs were just terrible. and so i really wanted to make a career change and so i wanted to learn more ab'jt the whole c)een economy and what sustainability wasall about. and i volunteered at sustainable san mateo county so i could learn about
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sustainability in general and make connections. >> what were y'jr doing as a volunteer? >> i was on the communications committee, the marketing arm of the organization. programs here. can you give us an overview? >> sustainability is about the 3 e's. >> environment, sociú& equity, and the economlw you can't make the environment beer at the cost of the economy or the cost of the .ople who live in the community. and vice versa. you can't fúke the economlgrow without considering the environment. so it's th"triple bottom line that we're really focused on. so we illuminate, educate, on issues here in san mateo counáç. >> give me an example of what you do. >> for example, redwood city put in a water treatment facility that allowed them to us"less water which enabled
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them to have4ore high density 2 housing in their area. so high density housing as we all know in san mateo county. affordable homes are in great need. this allowed redwood city to offer more affordable housing. also reducing water usage and 2uildisq the economy. >> wúáer usage is a critical factor right now. 2 for people who are concerned about it but don't kn'+ where to star what's the simple plan of how to begin? >> there are a number of ways of looe$ng at your water usage. there's a great organization, 2he bay ata +úter supply conseruption associatio3 which has a number of clasi"s and 2 landscape audits. they're a great resource for that. the sustainability ub helps people take action o3a number
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of their sustainability goals. 2 sustainability encompasses so much, water, energy, habitat protection, jansit oriented development. people are not expected to p experts on all of those things. but if you're interestednd want to learn more, it's a great way to learn more and 2uow you how to tak"action. >> people wonder where to begin. and little steps can makea big difference. can you tell us about the 2 landscape audit and the ambassad') program. >> landscape audits. 2 a lot of people water incorrectly at thewrong times or over wúáer. and a landscape audit lets you know how to water your lawn based on the type of plants and e size of your yard and maybe you can make adjustments. our energy ambassador program $i specific to a resid"gce. there's three ways to change 2energy efficiency. change your behaviors, turn off
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the lights. there's the appliances and getting energy star apfiances and that's behavior -- doing your laudery at night rather than in the middle of the day. but the building envelope is the grand puba. 2ud that entails adding insulation, sealing ducts, taking a look at your heating and air-conditioning systems. and making sj)e that all té air pumping into the house to make it comfortable is not goincstraight out the window. so with this program. +"'re helping to educate people by having what we call tupperware parties. 2> i love this idea. it's really fun. what we asking eople to do is get a home energy audit. and through the process you )arn about it yourself. they have good equipment that sh'+s the heat exchange through
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the walls and they measure -- 2u'sreally an interesting 2 pr'!ess. 2ue bl'+er door test. and then you invite your friends, fúfily, and neighbors over to get educated on what it's ú&l about and how i applies to your physical home. the interesting part is that neighbors oftentimes have the 2 same kind of house that you do, built ar'jnd the same time, you know, same builder perhaps. so they'll have i'me of the 2ume issues. $á's a good way to get people to un8rsáxnd whúá the comfort and health issues are and how you can save energy. >> so you have programs that help with subsidies or information thúá people can get2 so it does b"!ome cost efficient as well as energy efficient. >> there are a number of rebates that help offset some of these costs. 2 +"'re also w')king with lo!úl banks to offer a financing mechanism at a low rate so that people with get a home equity 2une of cre8t or some kind of
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credit soat they can make these úbjustments on their home. ú)e now executive director. what do you find that people are f'st surprised to learn ab'jt suiáaispble san mateo !'unty? >> we havea small staff and we rely on our volunteers. if the volunteers +"re not around, the orcúnization would not be ar'jnd. >> so every march you have a fundrais") where honor people who have demonstrated 2ume commitment to sustainaplity. 2uat other th$ggs are recognized busies the environment? >> we +únt the award winners to 2 something in the 3 e's of sustainability. 2hen w"tell em, they say i had s idea i was being sustú$nable. 2
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theyéere rust doing the right thing. those are the fun award 2inners. 2u thank you so much for the information. and most of all for what you're doing to make a difference in the bay area through sustainable i@an mateo county. if you'd like more information 2bout sustainable san mateo county, that's on the weptite. úgd the award winners wet mentioned. and h")e's a nursery thajts beencited for doing gtat jobs when it comes to sustainability. 2> té nursery is the oldest retail native plant nursery business in the state. we specializ"in over 600 types 2u californianative plants. 2ur mission is to educate the 2onsumer, úgd our consumer is the home gardener. 2 it's t'educate is h'fe 2 gardener about the native plants and how to pick the right plants. here's a selection. 2 they have a beautiful red bark.
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we have classes in our old farmhouse. 2 2u've had signs in the nursery. we have úfabulous website. e native plants are usedto the type of soil, th"weather, and they take less watein general. i'd like to point out one of our specialty plants. also known úi monkey flower. by putting plantspogether in groupings, plants that use similar amou3s of water or xn't use water at all. and byputting plants together with similar amounts of ijnshine
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an ord$gary nursery. >> for speci"i in té senator mountains, we have agreements 2uthe landown")s. that gives us an opportuniáç to2 be ableto sell genetically lo!úl plantséhich a lot of our 2ustomers úhpreciate. >> we want people to see what th"native plants are +@hen they're full gr'+n úgd c÷'ie those plants to take ome. another reason is for people to see how té native plants look together as a community. they can wander through a section fu of salvias, and compú)e them. we use "garden to colle!á seeds and makecuttings
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2usition in is shrub. and the plants also provide qod ú@nd shelter for wildlife. there's a bunny. >> is grove has a louly blanket '# red+'od soil b" a pond that prec"bes it. so itreally sustains the whole ecosystem j pr'kide these plants to the public. 2u family and i l$ke here on the property as we as run the yerba buena nursetv. if we can brisq a little of that to people's gardens, a little of th"feeling on wild nature into their hearjz, that's w')th it. 2u youske seen at california commercial that says it's the
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!deese. at holly farfi goat dairy, $@t'2 the goat cheese thatsi gets rave reviews. and eyske tceived an award. >> $sm dee holly. úgd our farm is $g tuscadero. we only make cheese from the f$lk at we pr'buce ourselves 2uom our own animals. and we're one of very few dair$"iacross the countrlthat actual)ç do thúá. we are the only remaining dairy in súg mateo county. it was a vibrant industrlyears 2uo. we're bringing back to life what was an important pú)t of the coast. we have200 americúg alpine goatiw we produce about 00 gallons of milk a day.2 and it's all made into four 2tl&es of fresh cheese. 2uople hav"been $gtrigj"d by
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the farm. >> what's great for us is that we get a direct relationidip with a person. 2e can take them behindthe scenes and we can tell them how we farm. >> the farm itself was built about 100 yeú)s ago. >>3q it's aput that now. it'sbout having a personal relationship with the food that 22u eat. >> and ther"ss a huge edu!útion aspect. there's the sustainability 2 aspect to it. we use th"word sustainable in many, many different forms. 2ud i would always use it to -- i'm looking after the earth. i'm help$gg the earth be rich so it can gt+good grass to the goats can eat it. it'sú@ctuay much more than 2 thúá. 2ud i think 'ge of th"biggest parts i've l"úrned is the 2ustainability of the actual peop) that work here ú@t the fats. 2ur secret ingredient isthe people that live on the farm and work o3the farm who also
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carry the ambience of the qprm. theyske worked here for 10 years, and they're an integral 2 part
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no+goand do $@t úá anothe farm. and that's how it works. the leader has a qpbulous word+ and it's gicaiu it sáxrts locay,and it c'es 2lobally. 2uat's an impoant word. speaking globally iia natural for this rofessor. as a child he escaped the soviet invasion of afghanistan 2nd came to the united states 2ith his fami)ç. he noww')ks to bridge th" 8vide between western cultures 2 and the muslim world. >> i teach úá iúnta clarú jgiversity in the political 2cies"department. $+ús born in kabul, afghanistan orfghanistan as 2ou say in the u.s. and we had 2very intention '# staying i3 afghanistan. my father was teaching at kabj&2
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un$kersiáç. and we were very appy there. but of couri", $á was 1978 and '79 when we were in afghúgista3k as you know, the soviet ú#ter. and it became very difficult for afghanfamili"i, especially 2uose that +"re educated, to stay in the country. and f@any started to flee. pres$bent reagan with open arms welcomed afghan refugees and those trying to flee communism to come to the united states. 2ur familyx")y easily was able totakeare of the paperwork arrive here in the u.s. >> something about teachincthe middle east andpea!dincmiddle east pol$áics -- it's a topic thúá i'mlo pass$'nate abojá. 2 and thúá$s conveyed i3each of 2he lectuts. and the reason is because i feel that is $i úregion that 2 is not understood.
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th$ipú)of the w')ld. 2> unfortunately, we have a tif" todaywithin the politicú& arena, the tensions that exist between th"un$áed stúáes and 2ue muslim world. 2 2gd often thúá tension is 2uflected $g policies that vv 2lt ever since i was y'jng and when we left afghan$itan that i'd like to do 2omething j help address this misunderstúgding thaexists between the west and the islamic wod. tae"n my class cof"inje clúis know$gg very lit"about the tgion, thinking one +@ay very stereo typicaviews about 2 the region. i co3uey fl own p")sonal 2 stories of +dúá itsi lie" to live in his tgi'g. 2 i expresiviews about .'hle that i know there, people at
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$sve met. fr$"nds that i have. ev"g qpmily that continues to 2uve ther"w 22uy then are seeing somebody who noon)ç has studied th$i region for many years and sp"úei about it academically but also has úvery personal 2 relationship with this region. 2 it's the first step in building2 understanding with a region that has over 300 million 2 people. if thetsi any+úy i can help bridge té divide that exists between the west a3q the middle east úgd e muslim world broadly,$t's something that i'd like to x. and hopefully, in the process, is documentary co3ributeito educating he public about is)xm and musl$fs, bo here and abtad. i ink it w$&l have been worth the tif" put into $@t. >> and there is a xcumentary 2uout his life. we'll give you m')e information 2uout thaton bay area
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