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Wednesday, June 4, 2014 Permalink

Insight: Election Follow-Up / Tiananmen Square Anniversary / Brent Bourgeois




We’re speaking with California State University Associate Professor of Government Kim Nalder. Nalder is the founding director of the Project for an Informed Electorate at Sacramento State University.

CapRadio Election Coverage

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Wednesday, June 4, is the 25th anniversary of the Chinese government’s violent crackdown on protesters in Tiananmen Square. McClatchy Newspapers’ Beijing Bureau Chief Stuart Leavenworth is in Sacramento for a break from his work in China and joins us to discuss the anniversary.  


0604 Tank Man

In this June 5, 1989 file photo, a Chinese man stands alone to block a line of tanks heading east on Beijing's Changan Blvd. from Tiananmen Square in Beijing. A quarter century after the Communist Party’s attack on demonstrations centered on Tiananmen Square on June 4, 1989, the ruling party prohibits public discussion and 1989 is banned from textbooks and Chinese websites. (AP Photo/Jeff Widener, File)

0604 Tiananmen Square 2

A paramilitary policeman in plain clothes with an umbrella, center, looks back as his uniformed comrade, foreground left, holds his position during a flag-lowering ceremony on Tiananmen Square in Beijing, China, Wednesday, June 4, 2014. Heavy security blanketed central Beijing on the 25th anniversary of the bloody suppression of the Tiananmen Square pro-democracy protests on Wednesday, pre-empting any attempts to publicly commemorate one of the darkest chapters in recent Chinese history. (AP Photo/Alexander F. Yuan)

0604 Lama Temple

0604 Smog

0604 Centralpark

0604 Harbin

Local musician Brent Bourgeois is recording his first solo record in 20 years. We’ll talk to Brent and play some songs from the latest solo record as well as some vintage Bourgeois Tagg songs.



  • Alexander F. Yuan / AP

    Insight: Tiananmen Square Anniversary

    A discussion on the 25th Anniversary of the protests in Tiananmen Square.

  • Insight: Brent Bourgeois

    Brent Bourgeois’s new album is titled “Don’t Look Back,” but it’s been twenty years since his last release so he’ll have to indulge in a little listening and conversation about those Bourgeois-Tagg days of the 80’s.

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