Insight: Capitol Chat / Memories of McClatchy Library / High School Music Exchange
Friday, December 14, 2012
Ben Adler wraps up 2012 in this week's Capitol Chat; McClatchy Library's book "Memories of McClatchy Library," a compilation of memories from the early 1940s to the present; Australian concert band members join musical ranks with Rio Americano High.
Capitol Chat Listen back to a year-in-review audio montage of the events that shaped California politics in 2012. Then, host Beth Ruyak and Capitol Bureau Chief Ben Adler look back at other events during the year and ahead to 2013.
Memories of McClatchy Library We expect libraries to house books--not produce them. But the Ella K. McClatchy Library in Sacramento has recently published "Memories of McClatchy Library," a rich collection of memories from the early 1940s to current times. The book is a compilation of 41 authors, with five editors, and began as a cookbook. We'll talk with the Friends of McClatchy Library President and newsletter editor, both members of the editing committee.
"Foam" UC Davis brewer Charlie Bamforth has released the first book in what he plans to be a six-volume series, "The Practical Guides for Beer Quality." It's intended to help brewers, retailers and consumers. We'll talk with Bamforth about "Foam." (This segment originally aired May 17, 2012)
High School Music Exchange The Rio Americano Band Program has a long history of top-notch music. They've played their music around the world, attained national recognition, and congratulated fellow trombonist Michael Wang as he received the coveted Presidential Scholarship from the Berklee College of Music. They've done this, and much more, under the direction of Mr. Josh Murray and Mr. Max Kiesner, and are now performing in Sacramento alongside Chatswood High School band members. (That's Chatswood, as in a subarb of Sydney, Australia.) We're joined today by director Josh Murray and students of both Rio Americano and Chatswood today to discuss the fun and success of their long journey.