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A 12 episode documentary series following 5 startup companies competing in the 2013 San Francisco TechCrunch Disrupt Startup Battlefield as they fine tune their products and eventually present in front of a panel of judges in hopes of winning $50,000 in funding.
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SHOTLIST:ABC Pool - AP Clients OnlyFresno, California - February 14, 20141. SOUNDBITE: (English) President Barack Obama (NO SUPER) " Today i want to announce new actions that we can take together to help these hard working folks. First, we're accelerating 100 million dollars of funds from the farm bill isigned last week to help ranchers. for example if their fields have dried up this is going to help them keep their livestock. Second, last week we announced 20 million dollars to help and today we're annoucing up to 50 million dollars more for california and other states thatare in extreme drought. Third I'm directing the interior department to use its existing authoritiesto give water contracting flexibility to meet their obligations. Fourth I'm directing all federalf acilities in california to take immediate steps to curb their water use, including a moratorium on water usage for newnon-essential landscaping projects.2. SOUNDBITE: (English) President Barack Obama (NO SUPER) "And everybody, from farmers to industry to residential areas, to the north of California to the South of California and every place in between as well as the entire Western region are going to rethink how we approach water for decades to come."STORYLINE:President Barack Obama arrived in Fresno to offer millions of dollars in federal aid for drought-stricken California.He visited with farmers and ranchers Friday and outlined plans to seek $1 billion from Congress to help communities manage the effects of climate change.California is in the midst of its worst drought in more than 100 years. Obama will announce more than $160 million in federal financial aid, including $100 million in the farm bill he signed into law last week for programs that cover the loss of livestock.Obama also called on federal facilities in California to immediately limit water consumption. Warning that weather-related disasters will only get worse, he said the U.S. must rethink the way it uses water. Obama drew a clear connection between California's troubles and climate change as he toured part of a farm that will go unsown this year as the state faces its worst drought in more than 100 years.Even if the U.S. takes action now to curb pollution, the planet will keep getting warmer "for a long time to come" thanks to greenhouse gases that have already built up, Obama said.The White House has been closely watching the California drought, which follows a year of the lowest rainfall on record. The drought has also brought to a head political warfare over the state's water resources that feed major cities, the country's richest agricultural region and waterways that provide habitat for endangered species of fish.Some farmers in California's drought-stricken Central Valley said the financial assistance President Barack Obama delivered on his visit Friday does not get to the heart of California's long-term water problems.