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Monday, June 2, 2014 Permalink

Insight: Political Junkie Goes West / Sac City & Davis Election Round-up / B St. Theatre Loan / Bike Month Follow





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.

With the June primary a day away, we turn our sights to city council races. In Sacramento, two current councilmen are running against each other in a four-way race for Assembly District 7. We’ll talk with reporter Bob Moffitt about how that’s effected races for two open seats on the Sac’s city council. And we’re hoping to have Jeff Hudson’s wrap-up of the Davis City Council races. There’s a Republican candidate making waves in the notoriously left-leaning city.

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The B Street Theatre has been planning a long time to build a new arts facility in Midtown. Located on 27th Street and Capital Avenue, the new complex would house two theatres with a total of 615 seats.  A few days ago, the California Infrastructure and Economic Development Bank Board of Directors voted to grant the B Street Theatre an $8.4 million loan for the new theatre.  We'll discuss what this means for the theatre for future productions, classes, as well as moving forward with construction.



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May is Bike Month encouraged residents of the Sacramento region to ride their bikes as much as possible by logging miles, challenging their friends, and taking an active role in reducing emissions.  We'll take a look at how this year's campaign compared to previous ones, as well as meet a Clean Air Award winner who is leading her community in distributing bikes to those who can't afford them, as well as starting a folding bike initiative.



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    Insight: Political Junkie Goes West

    The Political Junkie is turning his analytical gaze west.

  • Insight: B Street Theatre Grant

    B Street Theatre itself was onstage before the I-Bank Board last Friday and it was a winning performance. The Theatre was approved for an $8.4 million loan.

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    Insight: Bike Month

    Clean Air Award Winner Maria Contreras and Monica Hernandez with Sacramento Area Council of Governments talk about bike month.

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