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Thursday, January 16, 2014 Permalink

Insight: Anniversary Of Stockton School Shooting / Water 4.0 / Pauline Frommer / Sound Advice

Walter J. Zeboski / Associated Press

Walter J. Zeboski / Associated Press



Stockton school shooting It's been 25 years since the 1989 school shooting at Cleveland Elementary in Stockton. On Jan. 17, 1989, Patrick Purdy, 24, walked onto the the school playground and started shooting. Five children were killed and thirty more were wounded. Since then, gun laws have changed and so did our psche. Stu VanAirsdale, senior editor of Sactown Magazine, speaks about his article about the incident titled "Trigger Effect," a compelling and comprehensive look at Stockton's Cleveland school shooting.

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Margo Lopez walks away from the shooting scene with her daughter Monique Lopez, 7, at an elementary school in Stockton, Calif., Jan. 17, 1989, after a heavily armed gunman invaded the school and killed five children and injured 30 others. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)


Sophal Chan holds up a photo of her son Long Keo, 5, at her home in Stockton, Calif., Jan. 18, 1989 after he was shot in a nearby school yard after a gunman killed 5 children, Jan. 17. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)


Water 4.0 A UC Berkeley professor with expertise in environmental chemistry, water quality engineering and ecological engineering, has just released a new book about tap water and the engineering that has allowed us to make water available with a simple turn of the faucet. We’ll talk with Prof. David Sedlak about “Water 4.0” and find out why we should care about how we get out water delivered to us.

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Frommers travel guides One of America's best known travel experts will be speaking Thursday at Time Tested Books in Sacramento in support of the re-launch of the iconic travel guides, “Frommer’s Easy Guides” and “Day by Day Guides.” Pauline Frommer recently reacquired the publishing rights for 30 new Frommer’s books in 2014. We’ll talk with her about the popular travel guides and hear her tips for traveling on a budget in 2014.

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Sound Advice
Capital Public Radio's Devin Yamanaka has this week's Sound Advice, with the theme "funny music."

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Devin Yamanaka
  • Lorraine Feather, “Traffic and Weather,” Language
  • Blossom Dearie, “Rhode Island is Famous for You,” Jazz Masters 51
  • Frank Vignola & Vinny Raniolo, “Eye of the Tiger,” Melody Magic
  • Da Vinci’s Notebook, “Title of the Song,” The Life and Times of Mike Fanning