Sacramento Airport Upgrades | Northern California Great Migration Study | Ashay By The Bay Bookstore
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Southwest Airlines passengers Anna Bell, left, and her father, Steve, wear face masks as they go to the boarding gates at Sacramento International Airport in Sacramento, Calif., Monday, May 11, 2020.
AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli
Sacramento International Airport provides more details on its $1.3 billion renovation plan and what it means for travelers. A CSU East Bay professor shares her study on how the migration of African Americans from the South shaped the Sacramento Valley. A conversation with a Vallejo bookstore owner who focuses on African-American and multicultural books.
Sacramento airport upgrades
Sacramento International Airport is getting another major facelift. Terminal B, which is home to Southwest Airlines and other carriers is slated to expand with the addition of more gates and a new pedestrian walkway. Terminal A, which has needed to be updated for years, will also see significant changes. The bill for all of the upgrades is almost a billion-and-a-half dollars but the money is not coming from taxpayers. Cindy Nichol, Director of Sacramento County Department of Airports, joins us to share details about the improvements coming to SMF, where the funding is coming from and what passengers can expect over the next several years as construction gets underway.
Great Migration study
Mariama Gray, Associate Professor of Educational Leadership at CSU East Bay discusses their project the Great Migration Study which examines how the migration of African Americans from the South shaped the Sacramento Valley. Mariama is also looking for more participants who identify as African American, attended a school in the Bay Area or Sacramento Valley between 1930 (or earlier) and 1970, and you or your parents were born in a southern U.S. state. For those interested in the study, here’s a link to the form.
Ashay By The Bay
Malcolm X once said, “Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.” Reading is fundamental to tolerance and seeing your culture and identity in books is important to finding placement in the world. That is exactly what Ashay By The Bay, a Vallejo children’s bookstore, is doing by providing books focused on the African-American and multicultural experience. Ashay By The Bay owner Deborah Day joined Insight to talk about the mission of the bookstore and offer some recommendations in honor of Black History Month.