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Tuesday, July 15, 2014 Permalink

Insight: News Network / Swimming For Solace / Sacramento Japanese Film Festival / OK Go




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. 




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.


Swimming For Solace from David George Agency on Vimeo.

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.



Sake Bomb Trailer

Rebirth Trailer

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



  • News Network: Sacramento Bee's Ryan Lillis

    Metro Reporter Ryan Lillis discusses NBA legend Michael Jordan's visit to Sacramento and the latest on the new downtown arena.

  • Interview With Damian Kulash Of OK Go

    Insight speaks to OK Go's Damian Kulash about the business of making and how their innovative approach to music videos carries all the way through creating their albums and designing their live shows.

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