Ben Adler on how proposals make their way through the legislature. A new bill seeks to raise the minimum wage in California to $8.25 next year. New book tells the bumpy, winding story of Sacramento's settlement. Comedian releases new CD, "Elf Orgy."
Eleven elementary schools could be closed in Sacramento. Last-minute shopping could boost local economy. Sacramento artist featured in upcoming Crocker exhibit. Sean Bianco with operatic odes to romance.
Matt Laslo on what it was like at the State of the Union and we get reaction to the President's address from Congressmen Ami Bera (D) and Tom McClintock (R). Rick Kushman with wine advice for Valentine's Day. Miles Davis record gets showcase at JB's.
We get an update on efforts to keep the Sacramento Kings in town and why a seven percent share could make a big difference. Author and teacher Virginia Eubanks is in town. How do people choose religion or not? Book teaches skills to young people.
Reaction from parishioners in Sacramento to announcement. Should CEQA be changed to make it easier to do business in California? Assistance for local underwater homeowners. Hip Hop from Ghana. Words Take Wings features Newbury Honor author.
The gun debate continues in California's Capitol with stricter laws proposed; A look at California's existing gun laws that aren't enforced; The limitations of gun control laws for reducing gun violence; How "50 Shades" is changing romance writing.
UC Davis researcher gives us the latest on Curiosity's on-going mission; The story of a homeless man who got a new lease on life when a doctor decided to befriend him; Paula McLain's new book explores Hemingway's first marriage; Kent Teeters joins us