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Insight: Initiative Reform / Office Politics / Kushman by the Bottle / "Tell Me on a Sunday"


 
 
Initiative Reform It’s been ten years this week since the recall that took California Governor Gray Davis out of office and put Arnold Schwarzenegger in. In that time, the Public Policy Institute of California says there have been 100 ballot propositions, 68 of which were generated by citizens and many were aimed at reform. Now, the PPIC has released three recommendations to reform the initiative process itself and we’re going to look at each of the three idea with Kim Alexander, President and Founder of the non-profit group, California Voter Foundation.
 
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Office Politics Our representatives in congress aren’t the only ones playing politics. Although the politics we play in the office may not be as extreme or have as high of stakes as in Washington, we still can’t avoid the games of power that exist in the workplace. And, according to author and political scientist Jack Godwin, if you can’t beat them, join them. His newly-published book, "The Office Politics Handbook: Winning the Game of Power and Politics at Work," explains how playing the game of politics can get you more than just a nicer job title and corner office. Jack Godwin is Chief International Officer and Director of Global Education at Sacramento State. He joins us with some insight from his new book.
 
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Kushman by the Bottle Did you know that the shape and size of the glass affects how much wine people pour? We'll find out why from wine expert - and occassional guest host - Rick Kushman, who joins us for his monthly segment on all things vino. We'll hear more research on wine tastings and hear some health news.
 
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"Tell Me On A Sunday" Considered an experiment, "Tell me on a Sunday" was written by Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber and was originally the first act of a show called "Song and Dance," produced in 1982 in the West End and 1985 on Broadway. It was first produced as a stand alone show in 2003 on the West End and Off Broadway in 2008. The production now comes to Sacramento with actress Nanci Zoppi as the idealistic Emma, a young English girl off to New York to make a new life for herself. We'll talk with Zoppy and Connor Mickiewicz, director of the musical and artistic director of New Helvetia Theatre, which is staging the production.
 
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Wednesday, October 09, 2013
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