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Monday, July 7, 2014 Permalink

Insight: Political Junkie Goes West / Middle East Refugees / Poet Daniel Rounds / The Wailers

Manu Brabo / AP

Manu Brabo / AP




The Political Junkie is turning his analytical gaze west. 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.

Dr. Keith Watenpaugh is Professor of the Modern Middle East at UC Davis and the Director of the UC Davis Human Rights Initiative.  His work in studying refugees took him to Istanbul, Turkey in June and then to camps along the Turkey/Syrian Border.  He’s just back from the trip and will describe what he witnessed and learned.


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American River College’s Ad Lumen Press is releasing three new books this summer from fiction writer Lois Ann Abraham, microfiction writer Jason Sinclair Long, and poet Daniel Rounds. The authors will read from their work and sign books this Thursday at Time Tested Books in Sacramento. Poet Daniel Rounds joins us ahead of the signing to talk about his latest work.

The iconic reggae group “The Wailers” is performing the iconic album "Legend" in its entirety Wednesday, July 16 at the Miners Foundry in Nevada City. Lead vocalist Dwayne "Danglin" Anglin joins us ahead of the show. This is the only Northern California performance by the band.



  • Political Junkie Goes West

    Insight checks in with the Political Junkie Ken Rudin.

  • Mohammad Hannon / AP

    Plight Of Refugees In the Middle East

    Dr. Keith Watenpaugh stops by to talk about his work on the Turkey/Syrian border.

  • Poet Daniel Rounds Visits

    Poet Daniel Rounds will be at Time Tested Books in midtown Thursday evening.

  • The Wailers Perform In Nevada City

    The Wailers are performing in Nevada City July 16.

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