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Thursday, February 27, 2014 Permalink

Insight: Capitol Chat / Infectious Diseases / Birds of Chicago / Sound Advice

Amy Quinton/ Capital Public Radio News

Amy Quinton/ Capital Public Radio News



Capitol Chat

Capital Public Radio’s State Government Reporter Katie Orr joins us for this week’s Capitol Chat to talk about the case against State Senator Ron Calderon. He was indicted last week.

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Also, the state assembly and senate are expected to vote on the emergency $680 million drought release plan.  




Infectious Diseases

There are some nasty infectious diseases taking up residence in Northern California this year. An outbreak of measles and a mysterious respiratory illness with polio-like paralysis are showing up in certain enclaves of our region where vaccination rates are lower than average. What’s happening and how can people protect themselves? 

Dr. Dean Blumberg, associate professor of pediatric infectious diseases at UC Davis Children's Hospital, has more on the various diseases.

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0227 Poliovirus Type 1

Transmission electron micrograph (TEM) of poliovirus type 1. CDC  / Dr. Joseph J. Esposito; F. A. Murphy

Birds of Chicago

Birds of Chicago is a collective based around JT Nero and Allison Russell. Whether touring as a duo or with the full family band, Nero and Russell have emerged as two of the most compelling new voices in North American Roots music. They will perform Saturday at Off Center Stage in Grass Valley.

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Nick Brunner for Sound Advice

Blue Dog Jam Host Nick Brunner brings us a recording from a local band that visited earlier this week.

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