|9/11 firefighters / War blogger|
The fifth anniversary of 9/11 is upon us. Today on Insight, you’ll hear from two local firefighters who worked at Ground Zero after the attacks. You'll meet former Major Eric Egland, a Roseville man and Air Force veteran who blogged about his experiences in Iraq and Afghanistan. He tell you about his experiences and about the new book he contributed to called "The Blog of War."
Keywords: 9/11; firefighters; ground zero; war blogger; Majoy Eric Egland; The Blog of War; KXJZ; Insight; Sacramento public radio
|Fast Transit / Sue Mingus / Go Team!|
Will a bullet train ever link San Francisco and Los Angeles? Jeffrey Callison speaks with Mehdi Morshed, Executive Director of the California High Speed Rail Authority. Sue Mingus The widow of jazz legend Charles Mingus talks about her husband's legacy, and how she works to keep his music alive. Tavia Morris, a dance instructor from Sacramento, is in her second year as a Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader...
Keywords: Fast Transit; Sue Mingus; KXJZ; Sacramento Public Radio
|Fiddle and Cello / Save the Merc|
One of the world's top Celtic musicians lives in Nevada City. Today you'll hear Scottish fiddler Alasdair Fraser, along with cellist Natalie Haas, live in our studio with music and conversation. What do you do when McClatchy doesn't want to buy you? San Jose journalists have started a campaign called Save the Merc.
Keywords: Fiddle and Cello; Save the Merc; Alasdair Fraser; Natalie Haas; KXJZ; Sacramento Public Radio
|Freedom from Hunger grant / SushiMasters / Malcolm MacKenzie|
The President of Freedom from Hunger, a non-profit in Davis, tells you about a million dollar grant the group received from the Nike Foundation to aid girls in India. California sushi chefs converge on Sacramento on Monday for an "Iron Chef"-style competition hosted by the California Rice Commission. Chef and competitor Taka Watanabe of Taka's in Fair Oaks tells you all about it. You’ll hear from local opera singer Malcolm MacKenzie – he’s in Sacramento Opera’s upcoming production of Moz...
Keywords: Freedom From Hunger; Nike; grant; sushi competition; SushiMasters; California Rice Commission; Taka Watanabe; Malcolm MacKenzie; Sacramento Opera; KXJZ; Insight
|Funding California's Schools|
A proposition in November's special election ballot could have big impact on the way funding levels for public schools are determined. Experts join Jeffrey Callison to talk about the challenges school budgets face in California, and how much money they really need.
Keywords: California school funding budget; KXJZ; Sacramento public radio
|Future car technologies|
Have gas prices and traffic got you down? Today on Insight a Davis company that's developing a flying car! Also, experts tell you about how new technologies like ethanol and electricity could change the way we drive, but which is more likely?
Keywords: future car; flying car; KXJZ; Insight; Sacramento public radio