Corpse flower/ Still birth bill/ John Prendergast

Corpse flower  UC Davis’ "Corpse Flower" is finally in bloom. The rare event lasts only a few days but the smell is something you’ll remember for a lifetime. Hear the curator of the Botanical Conservatory describe this unusual plant species, which can reach a height of 9 and a half feet and smells like rotting meat.

Still birth bill  California Senator Albel Maldonado wants the state to recognize stillborn births with an optional certificate. Find out if his bill will have any legal affect on a woman's right to an abortion and meet a local group in favor of the legislation - including the parent of a stillborn.

John Prendergast   Human rights activist and former diplomat John Prendergast speaks in Davis this evening. Hear what he has to say about genocide in Darfur, the conflict in Uganda, and his new book, "Not on Our Watch: The Mission to End Genocide in Darfur and Beyond" which he co-authored with actor Don Cheadle.

John Prendergast speaks about Darfur, activism and his book at 8 p.m. today at 123 Sciences Lecture Hall, UC Davis. Information: (510) 612-8987.

Wednesday, May 9, 2007