Capitol Chat - Capitol Bureau Chief Ben Adler
joins us for our weekly look at California's Capitol and what
lawmakers are working on. This week, we'll talk about teacher
layoffs, the Bay Delta Conservation Plan and Senator Darrell
Steinberg's online college courses bill.
Father Madigan - Father Dan Madigan of St.
Joseph's Catholic Church in Clarksburg, founded the Sacramento Food
Bank and Family Services and helped run the program for 30 years.
He has guided his parishioners on several tours of Ireland and this
year, in honor of St. Patrick's day, brings Ireland to them. The
St. Patrick's Day Irish show benefits two of the church's charities
- the Mobile Mall (providing clothing and home goods to sites in
Sacramento and Yolo counties) and the Mobile Food Locker.
SXSW Wrap - Capital Public Radio's Nick
Brunner is in Austin, Texas this week for the annual South by
Southwest conference. The Blue Dog Jam host is following Sacramento
bands performing at the festival and he'll talk with two who have
big shows Thursday night - DLRN at the TerrorEyes Showcase and
James Cavern. We'll hear from the artists and some music from their
Stepping Stone - Sacramento would sound a lot
less Irish this St. Patrick's Day if it weren't for the mandolin
playing of James Wilson. Wilson will be performing with the Irish
rock group Whiskey and Stitches in two places Sunday; Killian's
Irish Red Race Party at Raley Field in the morning and Harlow's in
the evening, where the band is having a CD release party. And, in a
rather fine display of vigor, he'll be performing with the Irish
acoustic trio Stepping Stone before Whiskey and Stitches takes the
stage at Harlow's Sunday evening. We'll speak with Wilson and other
members of Stepping Stone before their show and the band will
perform in our studio.