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Monday, August 18, 2014 Permalink

Insight: Political Junkie Goes West / Linked Learning / Senior League Baseball / Art Deco Society: Jazz Lecture

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio




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 guest host Bruce Maiman for our signature segment that puts California politics in the context of the national scene. 


There’s a relatively new model of education in California that may better prepare students for finding a well-paying job. Linked Learning teaches real-world skills in high-need and high-growth economic sectors like health care, green energy and information technology that make them instantly hirable. But students can are also prepared to pursue their career goals in college if they choose. Joining us to talk more about linked learning.


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The Sacramento National Adult Baseball Association started its 23rd year of providing competitive men's league baseball in 2014 for men in the greater Sacramento region. The League offers Sunday competition for men ages 18 to 65 with a special senior league ages 50 to 65.

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The years between World War I and World War II were an amazing period in the United States. Besides the economic slide from the height of the Roaring '20s to the depths of the Great Depression, the era saw a fantastic evolution in music. Jazz became a national sensation in the 1920s, while the ragtime of the Edwardian era gave way to the big band sounds of the '30s and '40s. The Sacramento Art Deco Society’s regular lecture series is highlighting the music from the period between 1919-1940 this Thursday. Jazz musician Harley White Jr. will be performing live music with his band and lecturing on the topic. The lecture and performance is at the East Lawn Memorial Park in its renovated 1926 Art Deco building at 43rd and Folsom Blvd.


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Music Featured In This Segment:


  • Charlie Riedel / AP

    The Political Junkie Goes West: Ferguson, Iraq

    Ken Rudin joins Insight from Washington D.C. in an effort to put national news in perspective.

  • League Brings Baseball To Seniors

    Are you a senior who loves baseball and are looking to stay active? There's a league for that.

  • paul_a_hernandez / Flickr

    Sacramento Art Deco Society's Jazz Lecture: Harley White Jr.

    The Sacramento Art Deco Society will host a jazz lecture on Aug. 21.

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