Insight: News Network / Keeping the Promise / Eldering / What's Happening Sacramento
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
This week's News Network looks at the media frenzy surrounding the state of the Kings. Business opportunities for disabled veterans. Retirement and how to redefine aging in positive terms. A student project pieces together Sacramento's heritage.
News Network It started with a tweet...or did it start with a story from a Yahoo sports writer? Either way, it doesn't really matter because Twitter, Facebook, every place imaginable on the Internet, texts and phone lines were blowing up with the news that the Sacramento Kings NBA team had been sold to a Seattle group. Well wait, not really though. It might have been a deal, but then it wasnt...how do you track news like this? Who should be your sources and which should you believe? In today's News Network, we're asking the reporters themselves. Joining us is Ryan Lillis, Sacramento Bee metro reporter, David Bienick, KCRA TV news reporter, Bob Moffitt, Capital Public Radio reporter, and Al Gibes, Capital Public Radio's director of digital content.
Keeping the Promise 30,000 war veterans come back to California each year with 35-50% of those veterans returning from extended tours and suffering from disabilities. Transitioning back to civilian life is tough, particularly with jobs being as scarce as they are and unemployment still a major issue. The California Disabled Veterans Business Alliance (CA DVB) decided to face that issue head on, creating Keeping the Promise as a response. Keeping the Promise is a business expo that places disabled veteran entrepreneurs directly across the table from buyers with the state and federal government, as well as some of the world's most reconizable business names. Registration for Keeping the Promise 2013 has just opened up and we're being joined by CA DVB Alliance executive director Rich Dryden and local Alliance chapter president Christian Tolen, both disabled veterans, to talk to us about the significance of the event.
Eldering Retirement might begin with good health and an energy and desire to give...but without the same social connections and sense of purpose as before. It's a time of "well-aging" when you might ask yourself how to develop a positive attitude towards aging and how you can "give back" with your skills and wisdom. Here to talk with us about this are Dr. Glenn Hammel, a geriatric neuropsychologist who is one of the chief architects of a lifestyle approach called "optimal living" and Deni Deustch Marshall, a licensed clinical social worker working nas a mediator and coach for families in a variety of transitions. They will both be leading a special Shabbaton at Congregation B'nai Israel on February 2nd called "Spiritual Eldering-Harvesting Wisdom."
What's Happening Sacramento? Led by curators of the Oakland Museum of California (OMCA) and Sacramento State history professor Lee Simpson, students have created a project documenting community perspectives on how important the Sacramento and American Rivers are to the region. The resulting exhibition, called What's Happening Sacramento? paints a rich picture of life in the Sacramento area through oral history interviews, interpretive text, short videos, and artifacts. Part of the ongoing series, What's Happening, California?, the project reflects a mission to connect communities to the cultural and environmental heritage of California. The exhibit will be on display at the Oakland Museum of California from January 5 to March 24.