January 25, 2018
Insight: Transgender Sports Rules / News Network / Prison Strike: An Insider's Perspective / Jazz Soloist Chris Brubeck
Transgender Sports Rules Governor Jerry Brown signed a contentious bill Monday that will allow California students to choose the restroom, locker room or sports team that best matches their gender identity. The bill was designed to promote the equality of transgender students but it is unclear how the new policy will affect non-transgender students, both in locker rooms and in head-to-head sports based on the biological abilities of sexes, not gender identity.
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News Network Former UC Davis police lieutenant John Pike filed a worker's compensation claim last month, saying he had sustained psychiatric injury after using pepper spray on Occupy UC Davis protestors in November 2011. His hearing was originally scheduled for today, but it has since been taken out of court. Reporter Cory Golden from The Davis Enterprise joins us for this week's News Network to explain the situation. Plus, The Sacramento Bee's reporter Ryan Lillis has more arena news. He'll give us the details on a significant donation to an anti-arena ballot measure that came from the law firm that represents the Maloofs.
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Prison Strike: An Insider's Perspective David Warren, a former volunteer prison chaplain, has spent time counseling some of California's most dangerous inmates in the Security Housing Unit. Today, he will relate his experiences behind the walls of California prisons and his views on the recent state prison hunger strike protesting the solitary confinement of inmates with gang affiliations.
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Jazz Soloist Chris Brubeck On the schedule for Lake Tahoe SummerFest this weekend is renowned jazz soloist Chris Brubeck. On Friday, he is slated to perform his "Concerto for Bass Trombone," while Sunday afternoon's family concert will include a piece with local flair: "The Jumping Frog of Calaveras County." He joins us today with SummerFest maestro Joel Revzen to preview the weekend's festivities.
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