Can arena projects revitalize a city's downtown? Nobel Prize-winning physicist speaks in Sacramento. Award-winning filmmaker has two features in the Nevada City Film Fest. We'll hear music from some of the artists performing at festival this weekend.
Filmmaker Greg Finton Award-winning Sacramento filmmaker and editor Greg Finton is a busy man who has worked on biographies of both Barack Obama and Dick Cheney. This Saturday you will find the two films, "The World According To Dick Cheney" and "A Mother's Promise: Barack Obama Bio Film," as well as Finton, at the Nevada City Film Festival. Finton will also present a special screening of "Making Dazed" Saturday to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the classic high school cruising film "Dazed and Confused." And, as if that's not enough, he just wrapped work on a TV documentary about American teachers called "Teach," which airs this Friday on CBS. Finton joins us to discuss his role in each film and the Nevada City Film Festival, which runs Thursday to Sunday at four venues in Nevada City.
Higgs ParticleGerard 't Hooft, one of the international scientists whose Nobel Prize winning research contributed to the discovery of the Higgs particle, will speak in Sacramento on how the particle was detected, what it means in terms of understanding the subatomic world and the future discoveries it will likely inspire.
Marcos Breton News about the potential new arena in downtown Sacramento keeps on coming. A labor agreement with local unions was announced yesterday and non-union contractors aren't particularly happy about it. The conversation also continues about whether an arena is even something that is good for the economic recovery of downtown. Joining us to talk about all these issues and more is Sacramento Bee Columnist Marcos Breton.
Sound Advice: Launch Entrepreneurs/organizers Clay Nutting and Mike Hargis have made no secret of their hopes the annual LAUNCH music and arts festival will parlay Sacramento into a city known around the world for music, much like South By Southwest has done for Austin, Texas. Last year 5,000 people turned out for the festival and this year Hargis and Nutting expect more than 10,000 patrons. The event starts in front of the MAARS building at 20th and K Wednesday and moves to Cesar Chavez Plaza for the weekend. To get a taste of this year's LAUNCH, Nutting and Hargis are joining us for this week's Sound Advice with music from some of the bands that will perform this week. Launch ticket information.