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Friday, June 20, 2014 Permalink

Insight: Capitol Chat / Sterilization in Prison Audit / "Airborne Bunny" / "A Chorus Line"

J. Scott Applewhite / AP

J. Scott Applewhite / AP



House Republicans voted yesterday to make California Congressman Kevin McCarthy the new House Majority leader. He replaces Eric Cantor, who lost his re-election bid this month. Capital Public Radio’s State Government Reporter Katie Orr joins us for this week’s Capitol Chat to talk about what this might mean for Californian interests. We’ll also hear about the water bond California lawmakers will take up next week.


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An audit was released Thursday on the prison sterilization program The Center for Investigative Reporting's Corey Johnson will talk about the audit, what’s in it and hear reaction from his sources to it.


Prison Sterilization Audit

A Rocklin man who spent 28 years in the U.S. Army as an Airborne Ranger and public affairs officer, has written his first book. The main character in “Airborne Bunny” is based on the stuffed animals that many troops take with them to war as good luck charms or to remind them of home and family.

Command Sergeant Major (retired) Ray Cordell was inspired to write “Airborne Bunny” for his son after a friend’s child -- who struggled with being scared of the dark -- was comforted by an old Army doll Cordell had given him as a gift. We’ll talk with Cordell about his book.

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A Chorus Line comes to Sacramento with the Music Circus. We’ll speak with Sacramento native actresses Kate Levering and Jen Foote about their acting careers and the production.



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  • Insight: Female Sterilization In Prisons

    A recently released state audit found that the sterilization of dozens of women prisoners were done in violation of informed consent laws.

  • Insight: Airborne Bunny

    Author Ray Cordell speaks about his book "Airborne Bunny."

  • Broadway Vets Kate Levering And Jenifer Foote Back In Town For A Chorus Line

    Broadway veterans Kate Levering and Jenifer Foote, both Sacramento natives, are back in town this month to star in the Music Circus Production of A Chorus Line. Listen to their Friday conversation with Beth Ruyak.

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