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Dec 4, 2013
Dec 5, 2013
Nelson Mandela, who spent 27 years behind bars as a political prisoner and later went on to become South Africa's first democratically elected president, has died. He was 95.
The City of Sacramento has asked the City Council to suspend the usual competitive bidding process for the downtown arena project.
Advocates for change in California’s correctional system are asking that alternatives to incarceration be considered in the planning for how to spend bond revenue meant to reduce the prison population.
If your driving in Sacramento, Fair Oaks, Carmichael or Folsom this Sunday morning, you could run into a few roadblocks.
Our review of the week's top economic stories with Sacramento Business Journal Editor Jack Robinson begins with one of Sacramento's most acclaimed annual sporting events...
Sacramento State University announced that Dr. Frederika Harmsen will be the next provost and vice president for Academic Affairs. Harmsen is currently a dean at Chico State and has more than 28 years of experience in the CSU system.
From court rulings to federal regulators, California’s high-speed rail project has hit quite a few bumps in the track in the last week-and-a-half. But the state’s High-Speed Rail Authority insists construction won’t be derailed.
Economists Toast 20 Years Of NAFTA; Critics Sit Out The Party
In December 1993, President Clinton signed the North American Free Trade Agreement into law. Presidential candidate Ross Perot predicted Americans would hear a "giant sucking sound" as Mexico vacuumed up U.S. jobs. Economists say that the worst of Perot's fears never materialized. But opponents still see downsides.
Winter Storm Moves Into Mid-Atlantic
Freezing rain is creeping across Tennessee on its way to the mid-Atlantic as the stunning cold, snow and ice that gripped Texas and the west on Saturday makes its advance eastward.
N.Y. Train Crash Spotlights Push For Automatic Safety System
The high-tech system can essentially override human error and slow a train that is going too fast. Congress mandated that all trains have it by 2015, but only a few passenger and freight railroads will be ready by then. And after a deadly train crash in New York, few in Congress may be willing to vote for a delay.
How U.S. Activists Helped Push South Africa Away From Apartheid
U.S. civil rights leaders were among the first Americans to shine an international light on apartheid in South Africa. But calls for economic sanctions eventually led to wider actions, from college campuses to Wall Street. Richard Knight, project director of the African Activist Archive, remembers the role the U.S. indirectly played in South Africa's struggle.
U.S. Veteran, Held By North Korea, Arrives Safely In Calif.
Newman was deported by North Korea on Friday, days after he appeared on state TV reading an apology for alleged war crimes.
Gene Therapy Keeps 'Bubble Boy' Disease At Bay In 8 Children
Earlier efforts to use gene therapy to treat a rare immune disorder in young children failed when some of the children got leukemia. Scientists say they think they may have figured it out, with eight children now living normal toddler lives.
WATCH: Maya Angelou's Poem For Nelson Mandela
The U.S. State Department unveiled a tribute poem written by Dr. Maya Angelou for Mandela "on behalf of the American people."
White House Invites All To 'Gather Around' A Holiday Tradition
Every year, on the day after Thanksgiving, almost 100 volunteer decorators show up at the White House. They spend the next five days stringing garlands and hanging ornaments, making the White House sparkle for the holidays. NPR has a related tradition, and it's about to end.
Fishery Closure Puts New England's Shrimp Season On Ice
After several years of declining shrimp stocks, regulators have imposed a moratorium on shrimping in New England waters. The closure could hurt commercial fisherman and future demand for the Gulf of Maine shrimp, but scientists say the move may be the only way to prevent the population from collapsing.
Hagel Arrives In Afghanistan, Has No Plans To Meet With Karzai
The U.S. and Afghanistan have been at odds over a security agreement that allows U.S. troops to remain in the country past 2014. Hagel also met with leaders of Gulf nations to assure them the U.S. is not abandoning those ties in favor of a nuclear deal with Iran.
Social Security Fight Exposes Democratic Divide On Populism
Fissures in the Republican Party have drawn a great deal of attention over the last year. But this week, the Democrats' economic disagreements came into full view. When it comes to Social Security, not all Democrats think expanding the program is a good idea.
How Mandela Expanded The Art Of The Possible
To an African-American coming of age in the late 1970s, there seemed two certainties: Nelson Mandela would die in prison in apartheid South Africa and no black person would become U.S. president in his lifetime. So much for youthful predictions.
North Korea Frees Elderly U.S. Tourist After Weeks In Detention
Merrill Newman, an 85-year-old veteran of the Korean War who was arrested by authorities in Pyongyang after a tour of the North, reportedly issued an apology for his "hostile acts."
Best when viewed in full-screen modeJazz great, Northern California native and Pacific alum Dave Brubeck died one year ago today, one day short of turning 92. Among his enormous list of achievements, Brubeck was immensely proud of the Brubeck Institute which he and his wife Iola established at University of the Pacific in the early 2000's. Hearing members of the Brubeck Institute Jazz Quintet perform always brought a smile to Dave's face.
A local Reverend remembers his meeting with Nelson Mandela and how it influenced his work today. Katie Orr updates us on the latest legislative news. Neal Conan on life after TOTN. Plus, author Toni Piccinini and musician John Weed live in studio.
New survey of parents show satisfaction with local schools but a lack of awareness about new funding mechanisms. Keith Lowell Jensen records fourth CD. Gay Men's Chorus teams up with Harley White Jr. Orchestra and Cale Wiggins with new music.
The holiday season shows are taking over local stages, but audiences still have a two weeks to see a provocative new play, imagining a conversation in the afterlife between two famous figures at the Battle of the Little Big Horn in 1876.
A plan to house the Sacramento Ballet and several other arts groups at a shuttered elementary school faces a critical vote tonight.