Insight: Political Junkie Goes West / Father Dear John / "Around the World in 80 Days" / Reopening of California State Library
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Political Junkie Goes West 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 a new signature segment that puts California politics in the context of the national scene. Rudin joins us from Washington D.C. in effort to put it all in perspective.
Trivia: Who was the last Olympic gold medal winner to be elected to Congress from Calif.?
Trivia Answer: Robert Mathias
Father John Dear Nobel Peace Prize nominee and author of 30 books, Father John Dear, is in the Sacramento area this week to discuss his new book “The Nonviolent Life.” He’s been preaching peace and nonviolence around the world for the past 32 years and has been arrested more than 75 times for his opposition to war. Father John Dear is speaking Sunday at 2 p.m. at Davis Community Church Fellowship Hall and Monday at 7 p.m. at Carmichael Presbyterian Church.
Around the World in 80 Days B Street Theatre is leaving Feb. 17 for India and performing "Around the World in 80 Days.” The group will be in India for two weeks, performing twice, then back here for performances. Co-founder of B Street Theatre Buck Busfield joins us to discuss the trip.
California State Library After four years of renovation, the historic California State Library, across the street from the Capitol, will be opening to the public Tuesday. During the renovations, Insight got a special look at the new-and-improved building by the California State Library Foundation's Gary Kurutz, the executive director and curator of special collections.