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Friday, August 2, 2013 Permalink

Insight: Capitol Chat / Co-Ed Restrooms / Lake Tahoe SummerFest / "The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity"

  
Capitol Chat Things are really quiet this week at the Capitol because the legislature is out of session, but that's not stopping people from rallying and protesting in favor of prisoner rights. Under pressure from hunger strikes, the state of California has made some changes to the way it runs its toughest prison units. But protestors say those efforts aren't enough. A rally and march to the governor's office was held Tuesday, and families are unhappy with the state's response. Also, the CDCR began moving high-risk populations for West Valley Fever to other facilities this week, and the inmates taking their places are not too happy about the situation. We'll talk about these two issues with Julie Small from Southern California Public Radio.
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Co-ed Restrooms A bill that would allow California students to choose the restroom, locker room or sports team that best matches their gender identity could soon become law. AB 1266, authored by Assemblymember Tom Ammiano, is intended to help transgender students struggling with their identities. Critics worry the legislation could upset parents of school-age students and open the door for young sex offenders. We'll talk about these issues with a bill advocate and Matt McReynolds, Capital Resource Institute.
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Lake Tahoe SummerFest World-renowned classical musicians will invade Incline Village for the next three weekends as they participate in the Lake Tahoe SummerFest. In its second year, the program offers classical concerts featuring soloists playing along with the Lake Tahoe SummerFest Orchestra. Maestro Joel Revzen joins us from Lake Tahoe to preview some of the concerts and share some music with us.
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"The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity" With its over-the-top characters and colorful costumes, pro wrestling draws big crowds at mammoth arenas. Now a local theatre company is offering up a humorous take on this larger-than-life form of sports entertainment. It's called "The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity" at Sacramento's Capital Stage. Director Jonathan Williams and a few of the actors join us to talk about the production.
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