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Insight: Clinical Trials on Hold / Occupy Yosemite? / Capitol Chat / Jazz Diplomacy


 
 
Clinical Trials on Hold As the federal government’s shutdown continues, real people are starting the feel the impact of Congress’ inability to pass a budget. One of those people is Michelle Langbehn. The 30-year-old Auburn mother has cancer and she’s been waiting to find out if she would be enrolled in a new clinical trial at the National Institutes of Health. When the government shut down on Tuesday, that decision was delayed. As she tells CNN, she and other cancer patients looking for a miracle, don’t have time to wait. We'll hear her story.
 
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Occupy Yosemite? The cables atop Half Dome will hang limply this weekend after park rangers emptied Yosemite of all remaining visitors Thursday afternoon. But what happens to all the international tourists coming to visit the shuttered park as congress battles over the budget? What happens to locals with permits to climb El Capitan or plans to get married in Curry Village? And what’s stopping audacious adventurers from entering the park illegally? Joining us to explain what happens to a shuttered Yosemite and the people wanting to visit it is National Park Ranger Scott Gedimen.
 
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Capitol Chat In this week’s Capitol Chat, reporter Katie Orr goes to prison. Pelican Bay to be more exact. She took a tour of the facility there including the Secure Housing Unit, often referred to as the SHU. We'll talk with her about what she saw.
 
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Jazz Diplomacy Five musicians from the Brubeck Institute at the University of the Pacific in Stockton have been invited to perform in Washington D.C. next week for a reprisal of Dave Brubeck’s 1988 jazz diplomacy performance. They'll be leaving on Wednesday even though federal government shutdown has caused a bit of a change to their plans. Simon Rowe, the Director of the Brubeck Institute at University of the Pacific, tells us about the trip.
 
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Friday, October 04, 2013
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