Insight: Eppie's Great Race / "The American Way of Poverty" / With Our Words / Bob Stanley / Chu-Fang Huang
Best of Insight 2013 - Part 1: Some of our favorite interviews from the year include Eppie's Great Race founder Eppie Johnson, author Sasha Abramsky, spoken word artist Genesis Barrow, former poet laureate Bob Stanley, and pianist Chu-Fang Huang.
Eppie’s Great Race Eppie Johnson, founder of the popular triathlon Eppie’s Great Race, died in September. Beth Ruyak spoke with Eppie the day before he celebrated the race’s 40th anniversary in June. We’re re-airing that interview as Insight looks back at some of the most memorable moments of 2013. Here's a video of the race from 2011.
The American Way of Poverty Freelance journalist, author and part-time lecturer at UC Davis Sasha Abramsky released a book about poverty in America earlier this year. His book, “The American Way of Poverty,” tells the story of real people around the country who are struggling to survive, and it was recently included in the New York Times list of 100 Notable Books of 2013. Abramsky spoke about his book with Beth Ruyak in September of this year.
With Our Words Insight broadcast a live show from Stockton’s University of the Pacific in September that focused on the high school dropout crisis in California. During that show, Beth Ruyak spoke with Tama Brisbane, the director of a slam poetry group called With Our Words, and Genesis Barrow, a spoken word artist who performed live.
Bob Stanley Sacramento’s former poet laureate Bob Stanley with bassist Pete Gealey performed the original poem “Miracle Shine” live in the Insight studio this past November. It was one of the most memorable performances on Insight in 2013.
Chu-Fang Huang Award-winning pianist Chu-Fang Huang was also one of Insight’s most memorable performances of 2013. She joined the discussion remotely from a piano at Sacramento State University’s Music Recital Hall and performed a Chinese folk song called “Liu Yang River” live. Huang was in Sacramento for a performance with the Auburn Symphony and Maestro Peter Jaffe joined the conversation.