News Network In this week's News Network, we'll catch up with Gus Thomson of the Auburn Journal about the recent earthquake and other things. We'll also talk with Jim Smith from the Daily Democrat about a poisoned well in Woodland.
Search Dogs A group of Californian-trained rescue workers are on-scene in Oklahoma City sifting through massive piles of brick and wood left in the wake of one of the nation’s worst tornadoes. The workers go by names like Salsa, Moxie and Spotter, and have been trained to find people with nothing but their noses (and maybe their ears). Search dogs are an invaluable asset in rescue efforts like the one in Oklahoma, and almost all of the canine rescuers involved in any disaster response across the nation are trained right here in California by former FEMA-Certified Canine Search Specialist Wilma Melville, founder of Search Dog Foundation. She joins us to explain how our four-legged friends find survivors buried beneath layers of concrete and steel.
"Grow, Cook, Savor" How well do you know the Sacramento food scene? Did you take the Food History Quiz in the Sunday Sacramento Bee? It included 40 questions like this: What national grocery store chain opened inside Weinstock’s in 1921? Maryellen Burns, the director of the "We Are Where We Eat" Project, joined with Capital Public Radio’s Food Reporter Elaine Corn to create the quiz and they’ve organized a food legacy event this Saturday called “Grow, Cook, Savor.” We'll talk with them about Sacramento's food history.
"Miracle Shine" Bob Stanley's newest book of poems, Miracle Shine, is coming out at the end of May. Stanley is doing a local book tour and stopping by the studio to share a few of his new poems here on Insight. In addition to being Sacramento's Poet Laureate, Stanley is also a musician and he's bringing accompanist Pete Gealey along for the interview.