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Friday, December 6, 2013 Permalink

Insight: Remembering Nelson Mandela / CapChat / Neal Conan / "The Goodbye Year"/John Weed

UPDATE: Saturday night's scheduled performance of Neal Conan with the Ensemble Galilei in Grass Valley has been cancelled due to weather. 
Remembering Nelson Mandela The death of South African President and longtime anti-apartheid activist Nelson Mandela gripped the world Thursday. Today on Insight, we'll talk with the Rev. Kevin Ross, Senior Minister of Unity of Sacramento, about meeting President Mandela in 1999 at the Parliament of the World's Religions and how Mandel's legacy connects to the work Rev. Ross does now.
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Capitol Chat In this week's Capitol Chat, reporter Katie Orr joins us to talk about how the California State Parks system is doing after recent scandals involving hidden money. The 150th anniversary of California's public parks system was celebrated this week. Plus, we'll hear how a federal decision regarding Detroit's bankruptcy rulings might impact California cities like Stockton. More state government news.
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Neal Conan You may know him as the voice of reason from his time hosting NPR’s "Talk of the Nation." Now, you have the opportunity to hear Neal Conan in an entirely new fashion - reading the words of great authors like Jack London. Conan is joining with the instrumental group Ensemble Galilei for "A Winter's Night: Music and Poetry for the Solstice" this Saturday at the Center for the Arts in Grass Valley. He'll be reading the texts of Jack London, Ogden Nash, May Sarton and Jim Harrison while Ensemble Galilei provide musical accompaniment. Conan spoke with us from UC Berkeley earlier in the week about the show and how he's been spending his time since Talk of the Nation ended.
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"The Goodbye Year" Senior year of high school can be an exciting time for the student, but it can also pretty pretty tough for some mothers. Toni Piccinini, author and restaurateur, will be at The Avid Reader in Davis Saturday to discuss her new book "The Goodbye Year: Surviving Your Child’s Senior Year in High School."
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Molly's Revenge John Weed, world-class fiddler for Molly's Revenge Celtic Band and Rio Americano High School grad, is in town this weekend with the group. They will be performing at this year's Celtic Christmas Celebration in Carmichael and Sutter's Creek on Dec. 6 and 7. We'll talk with Weed about his music and hear him play live in our studio.
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