"The Tenth Inning" "Baseball: The Tenth Inning" is a new documentary by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick. It picks up after Burns' 1994 PBS series "Baseball" and features Sacramento Bee columnist and former sports writer Marcos Breton appears in it. It premieres on PBS next week and Burns is in town today for a special event at Raley Field.
"Baseball: The Tenth Inning" premieres at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 28th and Wednesday, Sept. 29th on KVIE Channel 6.
"Angel Island" A new book about Angel Island in the San Francisco Bay - the "Ellis Island of the West" - has just been released. The authors are a grand-daughter and a daughter of immigrants who arrived in America via Angel Island. Most of the immigrants who arrived there were from Asia. We'll talk with Judy Yung about it.
"Gay Bar" A book about a ground-breaking woman that's been out of print for 50 years is being re-released. "Gay Bar" was a memoir written in 1957 by Helen Branson, a straight woman who operated a bar for homosexuals in Los Angeles in the 1950s. Author Will Fellows found the book in a store one day and became fascinated with its author. He tracked down her daughter and grandson - who live in the Sacramento area - and rewrote the book with the additional information he learned about her life. He's in Sacramento this week to talk about it.
Will Fellows will appear at 7 p.m. today at Time Tested Books, 1114 21st St., Sacarmento. Information: (916) 447-5696.
Sound Advice: Jazz It's Thursday and time for more Sound Advice. This week, Capital Public Radio's Devin Yamanaka introduces us to some new jazz.
Sound Advice: Jazz Tracks
1. "Take the 'A' Train" by Nikki Yanofsky, "Nikki"
2. "On the Street Where you Live" by Tamir Hendelman, "Destinations"
3. "You're My Everything" by Fred Hersch Trio, "Whirl"
About our guest host: Sacramento-native David Watts Barton has been involved in Sacramento's music and cultural scene for more than 30 years as a writer, performer and fan. The former Sacramento Bee reporter is now the Editor-in-Chief of the SacramentoPress.com.