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Tuesday, May 27, 2014 Permalink

Insight: Political Junkie Goes West / News Network: San Joaquin Elections / Climbing Everest / Joni Morris Patsy Cline Tribute




Ken Rudin, known to NPR listeners from his many years talking all things politics with Neal Conan on "Talk of the Nation," joins Insight host Beth Ruyak for our signature segment that puts California politics in the context of the national scene. Rudin joins us from Washington D.C. in an effort to put it all in perspective.



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Two candidates are running for the top cop's spot in San Joaquin County -- the incumbent sheriff and one of his deputies. Also, just one county away another contentious sheriff's race is underway. Stanislaus County Sheriff Adam Christianson is running for a third term against one of his deputies, Tom Letras. Capital Public Radio's Rich Ibarra has been covering the campaigns and joins us with more information. Plus, Ibarra will talk about the district attorney race in Stanislaus County.

CapRadio's Election Coverage 

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Following a deadly avalanche and an ensuing Sherpa strike, Sacramento Mt. Everest climbing-hopeful Jim Geiger decided to call off his ascent of the world’s tallest mountain in April. Geiger, returning from Nepal after yet another foiled attempt to scale Everest, joins us to talk about his tumultuous time on the mountain and any future plans he might have for reaching the top of the world.



Joni Morris will perform her critically acclaimed Patsy Cline tribute at the Folsom Harris Center. She will join us on Insight to talk about her performance and connection to the legendary country music artist that changed the American song catalog.




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    Insight: Political Junkie Goes West

    The Political Junkie is turning his analytical gaze west.

  • Eric Risberg / AP

    Insight: News Network

    On Insight, we discuss the race to be the next sheriff in San Joaquin County and Stanislaus County.

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    Insight: Climbing Everest

    Local mountain climber Jim Geiger talks about his experience at Mt. Everest.

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