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POP QUIZ: What's the cleanest energy source on the planet?

ANSWER: Creativity!

And if the 5th annual Maker Faire at the San Mateo County Event Center was any indication, creativity is alive and well and living in California.

80,000+ people, grown-ups and kids alike, attended over the weekend to gawk, make stuff and play with each other.

"It's one part crafts festival, one part Renaissance Faire and three parts giant flaming robots," Christina Wodtke of Palo Alto told the San Francisco Chronicle.

BTW, here's the Forum segment Dave Iverson conducted last Friday with Dale Dougherty, founder of the Maker Faire and editor of Make Magazine, among others:

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About Rachael Myrow

Rachael Myrow hosts the California Report for KQED. Over 17 years in public radio, she's worked for Marketplace and KPCC, filed for NPR and The World, and developed a sizable tea collection that's become the envy of the KQED newsroom. She specializes in politics, economics and history in California - but for emotional balance, she also covers food and its relationship to health and happiness.

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