In this week’s News Network, the Sacramento Bee’s Metropolitan Reporter Ryan Lillis joins us on the heels of a Sacramento meeting between NBA star Michael Jordan and NBA star-turned-Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson. Plus, new plans show that the new downtown sports and entertainment complex will be one of the smallest NBA arenas in the country, with less than 200 seats more than the old arena. And some people are worried VIP packages will make leave fewer general admission seats than the current arena. And in non-basketball related news, Sacramento police will have to start paying into their pensions for the first time, but they’ll get a raise.
- New Kings Arena Will Be NBA's Smallest
- Editorial: Don't Price Out Fans
- Arbitrator Rules Sacramento Police Must Pay Part Of Their Pensions
- Sacramento: Look Up And See The Birdhouses
- Sacramento Faces History Of Support For Japanese Internment
Robby Schlesinger is about to swim the perimeter of Lake Tahoe for second time to raise money for grief support and counseling. He’s partnering with numerous organizations, including Solace Tree the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, Living Works the Community Foundation of Western Nevada. The swim starts Saturday and ends July 26, which is the same day of a partnering Reno Beer Crawl fundraiser.
The Sacramento Japanese Film Festival is celebrating its 10th year. The festival runs Friday through Sunday at the Crest Theatre and features seven films. Chairperson of the Sacramento Japanese Film Festival Barbara Kado joins us to talk more about the history and influence of Japanese cinema in America.
Life On Four Strings
OK Go is kicking off its latest tour at The Assembly in Sacramento July 15th. The Grammy-winning band has a new album - "Hungry Ghosts" - due in October and a new viral music video getting rave reviews. We'll talk with lead singer and guitarist Damian Kulash about the new album and how the band harnessed the power of the internet to great success.
Read the full transcript of the interview on CapRadioMusic.org.