The Madeleine Brand Show for August 29, 2011

Redwoods vs. red wine in Sonoma county

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Coastal redwood forest Muir Woods, California - March 2008

Two of Sonoma County's most famous attractions - redwood groves and red wine grapes - are vying for space. Two prominent wineries are trying to get permission to plant new Pinot Noir vineyards where a redwood grove now stands, against the efforts of environmentalists. The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors will decide the issue later this year. Supervisor Efren Carillo joins Madeleine.


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