News Network: This week's segment will cover Sacramento's latest items with Sacramento Bee's Metropolitan Reporter, Ryan Lillis and Brandon Darnell of the Sacramento Press.
Arts in Stockton: Stockton may have one of the highest crime rates in the state, but the city's saving grace may be its well-respected art community. Unfortunately, the city's bankruptcy is undercutting its ability to invest in future artists. The Stockton Arts Commission lost a $1.3 million endowment overnight without any input in the decision when the city filed for bankruptcy. For a city well-known for its long-standing art institutions, there is still a strong demand for arts. The Stockton Symphony is preparing to start its 86th season. But many of the emerging artists in Stockton will either have to find new sources of grant money or leave the city. We'll speak with Paula Sheil, a member of the Stockton Arts Foundation; Peter Jaffe, Music Director and Conductor of the Stockton Symphony; and Tama Brisbane, who runs "With Our Words" -a slam poetry group in Stockton that relied on city grants for funding.
Debbie Meyer: Former Olympic Gold medalist Debbie Meyer became the first swimmer to win three individual gold medals in one Olympics at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City, while still a 16-year old student at Rio Americano High School in Sacramento. She joins Beth Ruyak to talk about her career as a swimming coach in Truckee and share her thoughts about the swimming scene at this year's Olympics in London.
Johnny Winter: For the past few decades, Johnny Winter has played alongside the greatest of musicians - from Muddy Waters to Jimi Hendrix to Willie Dixin to Janis Joplin to Steve Ray Vaughan to Eric Clapton - the list is dazzlingly endless. An iconic blues musician, Johnny is continuing his unparalleled legacy with a new album called "Roots," and will be playing in Saratoga August 1st at the Rock 'N' Blues Fest.