Insight: Cal Grant Cuts / Olympic Update / Sam Sixkiller / James Hunter
2008 Bejing Olympic Games - Courtesy of Mary Whipple
Students at private colleges could lose up to half of their Cal Grants; Sacramento-born Olympic gold medalist Mary Whipple talks about leadership in rowing; Chris Enss' biography of Cherokee lawman Sam Sixkiller; Soul singer James Hunter.
Cal Grant Cuts California's new spending plan
will cut $103 million from the state's Cal Grants program.
Public university students will mostly be unaffected, but
students attending private schools could lose half of their
Cal Grant funding. Governor Jerry Brown intended for the cuts
to stop students from using taxpayer money at private for-profit
colleges like Heald College or ITT Technical Institute. But students at
nonprofit private universities could see significant
reductions in their Cal Grants if their school fails to meet new,
stricter graduation requirements. Joining us to explain
who the cuts will affect and how is Steve Boilard, Managing
Principal Analyst at the Legislative Analyst's Office's education
section; Mary Lou Lackey, Vice President of the University of the
Pacific; and John Zimmerman, President of MTI College.
Olympics Update Sacramento born American
coxswain and gold medalist Mary Whipple describes herself as the
"Olympian I was, am and want to be." She competed at the 2008 Summer Olympics where she won a gold medal
in women's eight, and in the 2004 Summer Olympics where she won a silver
medal. We'll talk to Mary about life as an athlete and
her hopes for the London Olympics. We'll also check back in with
Track and Field athlete Kim Conley. She qualified for the Olympic
Team in the 5000 m race and you can see it here. Plus, US Olympics Trials swimmer Kevin
Ferguson. We spoke with him about his quest before the big event
and, unfortunately, he didn't make the team. We'll hear what it was
like to compete and what his plans are now.
Sam Sixkiller Sam Sixkiller was one of the
most accomplished Cherokee frontier lawmen in 1880's Oklahoma
Territory, and, in many ways, he was a typical law-enforcement
official, besides the fact that he was Cherokee. Sixkiller
upheld the law, but always made sure to protect the traditional
ways of the Cherokee. Chris Enss is the co-author of Sam Sixkiller's biography and joins us to
discuss the ways the Native-American sheriff made a name for
himself in the Wild West.
Hunter is an American soul singer who just can't change the
fact that he's British. His music is
thriving with American influence and soul. Hunter will be
performing at Harlow's on Tuesday, July 3.