Insight: School Tax and Bond Measures / Edgar Degas in Turlock / Saxophonist Eric Darius / Sound Advice
Thursday, November 8, 2012
A look at how Proposition 30 and Sacramento area school bonds will help students; Dozens of pieces of Edgar Degas' artwork are showing in Turlock; Jazz saxophonist Eric Darius; Reissues of 1960's and 1970's songs in this week's Sound Advice.
School Tax/Bond Measures Schools fared well this election cycle. Voters overwhelmingly approved school bond measures in Sacramento and Davis. Plus, voters said yes to Governor Jerry Brown's ¼ cent sales tax, which will generate revenue for education around the state. We're speaking with school districts in Davis and Sacramento to understand what kind of boost these measures will provide their K-12 instruction.
Edgar Degas in Turlock Edward Degas is known for his depictions of dancers, but his body of work includes much more. "Edgar Degas: The Private Impressionist, Works on Paper by the Artist and His Circle," a current exhibit at Turlock's Carnegie Arts Center, includes drawings, prints, pastels, and photographs by Degas, from his early days of making studies of works at the Louvre to late in his career. We'll talk with Robert Flynn Johnson, curator of this collection, and Rebecca Phillips Abbott, director of the Center.
Eric Darius Smooth jazz saxophonist and composer Eric Darius' new CD is titled, "On a Mission," and Eric is, too. From age 17, the musician has performed with the likes of Prince and Carlos Santana with the goal of wanting his "music to be a vehicle for change and to transcend boundaries from age to race." We'll talk with Eric today--join us.
Sound Advice: '60s & '70s Reissues Capital Public Radio Jazz Host Dennis Newhall joins us for this week's Sound Advice with some recently-released reissues of some of the greatest songs of the '60s and '70s, including The Steve Miller Band and The Doors.