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Thursday, December 5, 2013 Permalink

Insight: New Parent Survey / Atheist Christmas / "Cool Yule" / Sound Advice: Classical

Parent Survey Most parents say they don’t know about the new funding system in California schools, but want to get involved in guiding how the funds are spent, according to a new survey by EdSource. The statewide survey is the first to look at how connected and involved parents are with their child's schools. And it couldn't come at a better time. Parents have been given a role by the State Legislature to provide input into how state education funds are spent through the Local Control Funding Formula now being implemented in schools across the state. We’ll talk about the survey's findings with Louis Freedberg, executive director of EdSource, and what it means for schools and parents.
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Atheist Christmas Sacramento Comedian Keith Lowell Jensen is recording his next comedy album "Atheist Christmas" right here in Sacramento. It’s his second for Stand Up! Records and fourth overall, but this time he’ll also have three cameras rolling for a special that will be available as Video on Demand and DVD. We’ll talk with Jensen about the new comedy album and why he’s focusing on a Christmas special of sorts.
Lowell Jensen is also featured on one of a series of atheist billboards recently installed around the region by the Freedom From Religion Foundation.
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"Cool Yule" The Sacramento Gay Men's Chorus is presenting its 29th annual holiday show this weekend. The big-band themed "Cool Yule" will feature special guests The Harley White Jr. Orchestra. We’ll talk with SGMC Artistic Director Stephen Johnson about the history of the choir and this year's show and we'll also hear from Harley White Jr. himself.
Cool Yule - A Big Band Theory
Friday - Dec. 6 - 8 PM
Saturday - Dec. 7 - 8 PM
Sunday - Dec. 8 - 4 PM
Tuesday - Dec. 10 - 8 PM
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Sound Advice: Classical Hearing holiday music everywhere you go is ubiquitous this time of year and Capital Public Radio is no different. Well, actually, we are a little different. You definitely won’t hear wall-to-wall "Jingle Bells" on our station, but you will hear beautiful sounds of the season sprinkled throughout the normal programming on our Classical Station. Joining us for today's Sound Advice is Classical host Cale Wiggins and he's got a raft of Christmas selections, both choral and instrumental, including a cut that will be featured in an upcoming Christmas special on the Boston Handel & Haydn Society: America's oldest continually performing ensemble.
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