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Friday, January 17, 2014 Permalink

Insight: Capitol Chat / Ski Season Without Snow / MLK March and Diversity Fair / John McCutcheon

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Capitol Chat Capital Public Radio Reporter Katie Orr will talk about Gov. Jerry Brown's drought proclamation that many agencies and organizations have been waiting for. There will also be a discussion on unemployment numbers and prisons.

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Ski Season Without Snow We’re heading into one of the most lucrative weekends of the year for ski resorts in the Sierra Nevada. Unfortunately, it’s a dry, warm year. Some ski resorts are making snow to compensate, but others don’t have that capability. To find out how what the lack of snow means for this ski season we’re speaking with representatives of a four different area resorts.

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Snow Water Equivalents in the Sierra Nevada mountain range in Calif. are abnormally low for this time of the year, as can be seen in this image comparing 2013 and 2014. Images from NASA/NOAA

MLK The 33rd March for the Dream and Diversity Expo in honor of the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. is this Monday, Jan. 20th. We’ll talk with organizers of the event about why it’s important to remember the late Civil Rights’ leader and his legacy.

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John McCutcheon Folk musician John McCutcheon is touring across California through January. He stopped by yesterday on his way to a show in Grass Valley. He plays music inspired by Woodie Guthrie, keeping historical events alive. Take a look at McCutcheon's performance from last year when he stopped by for Insight Studio Sessions.

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