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Central Coast farmers and workers struggle with popular H-2A visa program

The U.S. Government’s Temporary Agricultural Workers program, also known as H-2A, allows employers to bring foreign workers to the US when there aren’t enough local workers to meet demand.
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Apple Owes Ireland $14.5 Billion In Taxes, European Commission Says

The European Union's executive branch has found that Ireland granted unfair and illegal tax breaks to the tech giant Apple, and ruled that Apple now owes more than $14.5 billion in back taxes.The commissioner in charge of competition policy, Margrethe Vestager, says that under EU rules, "Member states cannot give tax benefits to selected companies."But the European Commission found that Ireland allowed Apple — which has two...
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Gabe Dixon at Bluebird Cafe
Thomas Wilmer

 Join NPR podcast host Tom Wilmer at the legendary Bluebird Cafe for a conversation with Nashville based musician, Gabe Dixon.

Just mention the name Bluebird Café to anyone in the world familiar with the Nashville Music Scene and you are bound to receive a fond smile of reverence in response. 

Front facade Ryman Auditorium
Thomas Wilmer

Join Lisaann Dupont, PR and Digital Media Manager at the legendary Ryman Auditorium. Revered as the “Mother Church” of country music, the Ryman has been an anchor of the Nashville music scene for more than a century.

The Grand Ole Opry moved in to the Ryman in 1943 where it broadcast shows weekly across the airwaves every Saturday on WSM 650 AM radio.

Kaila Dettman

Nearly two years ago, The Land Conservancy of San Luis Obispo County solidified a deal to take ownership of 900 acres of property, in its effort to create what’s now known as The Pismo Preserve. 

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The U.S. Government’s Temporary Agricultural Workers program, also known as H-2A, allows employers to bring foreign workers to the US when there aren’t enough local workers to meet demand. 

Country Music Hall of Fame entry
Thomas Wilmer

The Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville, Tennessee is the Mother Ship where the entire history of country music, from the 1800s to present, is showcased and revered in the 360,000 square-foot, multi-story facility.

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In early August, Monterey County announced its first travel-related case of Zika Virus, marking a first for the Central Coast.

A few weeks later and Santa Barbara County announced a resident there has also tested positive.

KCBX News, Karen Garcia

A building abandoned for decades in one San Luis Obispo community could soon be restored as supportive housing for people with mental illness.

Nashville is so much more than just the epicenter of the Country Music scene. The town, passionately dubbed Music City, is a Mecca of sorts for every musical idiom imaginable. It’s an extremely hip and happening destination where more than 700 people arrive every week to take up residence in Music City. And there's also a fascinating historical architectural underpinning that gives the town a certain elegance.

KCBX News, Randol White

The Central Coast is well known for being “The 805” based on our area code. There’s even a popular beer named to reflect that fact.

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Dozens of structures, many of those homes, had been destroyed by San Luis Obispo County's Chimney Fire during its first full week. 

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