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Insight: News Network: Sparks Shooting / Enrollment Problems / "Birds of the Sierra Nevada" / "Falling in Love Backwards"


 
 
 
News Network: Sparks Shooting The nation is stunned following a deadly school shooting in a Sparks, Nevada middle school Monday morning. A student at Sparks Middle School shot and killed a teacher and wounded two other students Monday morning before fatally turning the gun on himself, according to reports by the Reno Gazette-Journal. Reno Gazette-Journal Investigative Reporter Martha Bellisle and Capital Public Radio Sierra Reporter Ky Plaskon have been reporting on the story and join us to explain what happened.
 
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Enrollment Problems President Obama acknowledged problems with Healthcare.gov Monday but urged Americans not to give up on the process. As thousands of people struggle to sign up for healthcare insurance through the federal government, we'll take a look at how California and Nevada are faring from a consumer standpoint. Both states opted to set up their own healthcare exchanges - Covered California and Silver State Health Insurance Exchange. We'll talk with Anthony Wright, executive director of Health Access in California. And we'll check back in with Gregg Stokes, a Nevada man who was trying to sign up for Silver State Health Insurance at the beginning of October.
 
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"Birds of the Sierra Nevada" Ed Pandolfino, president of Western Field Ornithologists and a longtime Sacramento resident, has co-authored a new book "The Birds of the Sierra Nevada." We'll talk with him about their histories and status and hear some audio of their calls.
 
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"Falling in Love Backwards" Diane Covington-Carter and Landon Carter have an unusual love story. Both had traveled the world seeking understanding of love and success - she as a writer, photographer and life coach, he as a human potential and business seminar leader - and they eschewed the idea of a "love bubble." Confronting their issues and reality head on, they managed to sustain an intimate romantic relationship. They tell their story in a book "Falling in Love Backwards, an Unlikely Tale of Happily Ever After" and lead seminars for other couples. We'll talk with them about what they've learned.
 
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Tuesday, October 22, 2013
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