MyRA President Obama revived an economic proposal in his State of the Union address this week – MyRA – which would help Americans without employer-based 401(k) plans save for retirement. Insight is speaking with financial columnist John Wasik about what Obama’s MyRA proposal might accomplish and why it doesn’t go far enough.
- Keynes's Way To Wealth: Timeless Investment Lessons from the Great Economist
- Forbes: Why Retirement Security Stinks In the U.S. And How To Fix It
- NPR: Meet the MyRa: Obama's New Retirement Plan
- NY Times: Review of Keynes's Way to Wealth
- Treasury Direct
California Asparagus and the Drought Despite the drought, the Stockton Asparagus Festival will be plush with the green speared vegetable this year. But that doesn’t mean asparagus farmers won’t be hurting if this year stays dry. Asparagus growers in Sacramento and San Joaquin County are worried reduced flows in rivers will cause salty sea water to backup into the Delta and hurt their crops. Plus, asparagus may be the only food left for bugs as everything around it dries out. Joining us to explain how the drought is affecting asparagus in the Sacramento and Stockton regions is Marc Marchini, asparagus farmer, chairman for the California Asparagus Commission and board member of the Stockton Asparagus Festival.
Sierra Snow A storm is dumping rain in the valley and snow in the Sierras after a dry spell. Insight will touch base with Donner Ski Ranch to find out what weather conditions are like in the mountains.
Sound Advice Jazz gets a special showcase in this week’s Sound Advice. Insight traveled to downtown Sacramento’s Crocker Art Museum for a special edition of our weekly music segment. Taped before a live studio audience, Capital Public Radio’s Gary Vercelli introduced Insight host Beth Ruyak to a wide variety of current jazz recordings from Tower of Power, Myra Melford and Bobby Hutcherson.