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Thursday, August 8, 2013 Permalink

Insight: Capitol Chat / Summer Deaflympics / Todd Borg / Sound Advice

Capitol Chat Six weeks left in California's legislative session and there are still bills to pass. Capital Public Radio's Capitol Bureau Chief Ben Adler joins us for Capitol Chat to explain what lawmakers are doing in these final weeks. Plus, we'll hear about the state's plans for transferring thousands of prisoners who are at risk for getting valley fever.
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Summer Deaflympics Matthew Klotz, a senior at Vista del Lago High School, returned from Bulgaria on Monday night carrying several prize medals in his luggage. The 17-year-old Sierra Marlins swimmer, who suffers from severe hearing loss, competed in the 22nd International Summer Deaflympics in Sofia last week. There, Klotz won America's first swimming gold medal of the week, in addition to another gold and bronze medal, and broke two deaf world records. Today, the Cameron Park resident joins us to talk about his experience at the Deaflympics and his hearing impairment.
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Todd Borg Tahoe Chase is the 11th book in the Owen McKenna series of mystery thrillers based in Lake Tahoe and written by local author Todd Borg. This newest installment, released this month, features a murderer chasing his victim through alpine ski trails. The Tahoe-based writer joins us in studio today to talk about the novel and preview a series of speaking events starting on Saturday in Cameron Park.
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Sound Advice THIS is a free block party on 20th Street in front of the MARRS Building this weekend. If you missed that, the name of the music party is “THIS.” In this week's Sound Advice, organizer Clay Nutting joins us in studio with some music from the bands that will be performing this weekend. 
Check out Blue Dog Jam host (and Sound Advice contributor) Nick Brunner featured on NPR Music's Heavy Rotation.
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Amateur video of Matthew Klotz winning gold in the 100 meter backstroke

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