Insight: Capitol Chat: Washington D.C. / Dance and the Brain / The Idea Man / Sound Advice: Classical Performances
Thursday, February 16, 2012
A tax cut extension, a $3.8 national budget and a topsy turvy Republican presidental primary in this week's capital chat; How dancing stimulates the brain; A comical play about corporate greed; The best classical performances to see this spring.
Capitol Chat: Washington D.C. President Barack Obama released a $3.8 trillion national budget this week and congress reached a tentative agreement to extend a tax cut that provides the average worker an extra $20 a week. Matt Laslo is a national reporter based in Washington D.C. who's been covering these issues. He joins us for our weekly capitol chat.
Dance and the Brain How can certain movements and motions strengthen and stimulate the brain? The director of the Pamela Trokanki Dance Studio in Davis is giving a workshop at UC Davis on Thursday where she'll present specific movement and dance techniques that will enhance brain activity and improve overall wellness.
The Idea Man The Ovation Award-winning play "The Idea Man" takes a comical look at corporate greed by following the events that play out when industry executives steal an idea from one of their foul-mouthed toolmakers with "anger issues." The show runs February 18 through March 17 at California Stage before opening in New York mid March.
Sound Advice: Classical Performances Capital Public Radio News' arts contributor Jeff Hudson joins us for Sound Advice this week. He'll introduce us to some new music from February and early March performances in the Sacramento region. Some of the musicians and recordings we'll be hearing about are:
- Schubert Lieder (Eric Owens)
- Copeland Clarinet Concerto (David Shifrin)
- Talking about Liszt (Jeffrey Siegel)
- Liszt Sonata (Garrick Ohlsson)
- Kern River (Merle Haggard)