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Tuesday, September 2, 2014 Permalink

Insight: The Political Junkie Goes West / News Network: Election Season / Tech In The Classroom / Visions Of The Wild




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. 

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Democrat Ami Bera and Republican Doug Ose are vying for a seat in California’s 7th Congressional District. 

Sacramento Bee columnist Dan Walters joins us to discuss the end of the legislative session and to look forward to the campaign trail as the election nears.

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Educators at the forefront of the digital classroom revolution are modifying and adjusting their original technological plans in order to meet both teacher and student needs. Local school districts, who adopted iPads among other new technology for the classroom, are now shifting towards the Chromebook at K-12 educational levels. Gregg Ramseth, Director of Technology and Assessment at Placer Union High School District, has led the transition towards digital textbooks in his county for the past several years and will speak about the latest changes he's seen.


The U.S. Forest Service is partnering with other agencies to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act with an art exhibit. We will talk with Forest Service officials Steve Dunsky and Jon Erickson about the history of the Wilderness Act and the art that will be on display. We will also talk with artist Marc Pandone about his contributions to the art show and how he teaches his students to capture the beauty of nature on the canvas.



  • The Political Junkie Goes West: Election Season Begins

    The Political Junkie Ken Rudin joins us from Washington D.C. in an effort to put it all in perspective.

  • News Network: Wrap-up Of Legislative Session

    For this week's News Network, Sacramento Bee's Political Columnists Dan Walters joins Insight.

  • Technology In The Classroom

    Insight gets a report card on a program at Placer County schools that's incorporating technology in the classroom.

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    Visions Of the Wild: Festival Celebrates Wilderness Act Anniversary

    An upcoming festival in Vallejo celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act.

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