Insight: Capitol Chat / Nobel Prize Winner / "Miracle Shine" / Misner & Smith

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Ben Adler updates us on pay-to-play allegations against Sen. Ron Calderon. Nobel Prize winner in physics is a graduate of Encina High School and award-winning duo Misner & Smith talk about their fourth album and play in studio.
 
 
Capitol Chat California State Senator Ron Calderon allegedly accepted $88,000 in bribes according to an FBI affidavit. Capital Public Radio's Capitol Bureau Chief Ben Adler joins us for this week's Capitol Chat to talk about the investigation and what it says about pay-to-play politics.
 
 
Nobel Prize Winner Dr. David Wineland is a Sacramento native who went on to win the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2012. The Encina High School graduate is one of four Sacramento natives being honored by the San Juan Education Foundation at An Evening with the STARS this weekend. We'll talk with him about his work at the National Institute of Standards and Technology.
 
 
"Miracle Shine" Sacramento poet Bob Stanley returns to Insight with bassist Pete Gealey to talk about his latest collection of poetry, “Miracle Shine.” We’ll also talk more about his tenure as Sacramento’s poet laureate (2009 to 2012).
 
 
Misner & Smith Award-winning duo Misner & Smith released their fourth album, “Seven Hour Storm” this past October. With the new release, Davis natives Sam Misner & Megan Smith have created an album of vivid, poetic songwriting, filled with some of the finest harmony singing around. They are performing a CD release show at The Palms in Winters, on Friday, November 1. They join us ahead of their show in Winters for a special in-studio performance of one of their new songs.
 
 
  Misner & Smith Photo By Rik Keller