On Sept. 5, a team of doctors from UC Davis including eye surgeons, anesthesiologists and a recovery room nurse will fly to Trujillo, Peru to perform special eye care for Peruvian citizens. The team will travel via the Flying Eye Hospital, a DC10 cargo jet that transformed from within into a state-of-the-art operating room and classroom. They plan to test the vision of both adults and children in addition to perform sight restoration surgeries. UC Davis's new dean of Health Systems will attend the trip as well in order to explore further medical partnership with a local university hospital in Trujillo.
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Perhaps the two most important and powerful people in the Capitol that nobody has ever heard of are retiring from the Legislature this year. Senate Secretary Greg Schmidt and Assembly Administrator Jon Waldie have more than 70 years of combined experience at the Capitol and a wealth of institutional knowledge. Both men join us ahead of their retirement to talk about their time in the legislature and venture a guess as to whether the Capitol will continue to stand after their departure.
Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko rebuked Russia last week for sending soldiers and military vehicles into his country to support armed rebels. Now, Poreshenko and Russia Prime Minister Vladimir Putin are reported to be working on a cease-fire agreement that could end fighting in the volatile regions of Southeast Ukraine, where fighting has been the worst. President of the Ukrainian Heritage Club of Northern California Lubow Jowa joins us to talk about how Ukrainians in Northern California are reacting to the news of a potential cease-fire in Ukraine’s ongoing civil war.
Sacramento jazz musicians Levi Saelua (saxophone) and Bryan McAllister (piano) are launching a monthly First Thursday concert series at the Naked Lounge featuring local jazz artists, playing a new theme every month. The inaugural concert theme on Sept. 4 will feature jazz covers of Michael Jacksons classic pop hits.