Gov. Newsom’s ballot measure proposal to expand mental health services. A filmmaker and Sac State Professor takes us behind the scenes her newly released documentary about a subglacial lake in Antarctica. premieres “Rancho Cordova, from the Gold Rush to the Space Race.”
Mental health expansion
Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg joins Insight to unpack Governor Newsom’s proposal to expand mental health services in California by issuing a bond that could raise upwards of $3 billion dollars for behavioral health and treatment facilities. This proposal vastly expands and builds upon Prop. 63 from 2004, which taxed California millionaires to fund county-run services. Mayor Steinberg was the author of Prop. 63 and will discuss how the Governor’s plan will build off of that law’s blueprint. The mayor will also talk about the latest proposal to bring tiny homes to Sacramento to help support the unhoused community.
Sac State filmmaker's Antarctica documentary
Antarctica is often thought of as a frozen and desolate landscape that, beyond its coastline, is largely devoid of life. But a new documentary produced by a filmmaker and Sacramento State associate professor is changing perceptions of the frozen continent. It also reveals how it shaped Earth’s climate past and highlights its critical role in shaping its future. “Lake at the Bottom of the World” tells the story of a team of scientists and engineers following their expedition deep into a frigid world to reach a subglacial lake buried underneath more than 3,000 feet of ice, all to gather critical clues of how our relationship with Antarctica could impact the future of all life on Earth. Kathy Kasic the film’s Director, Producer, and Cinematographer, joined Insight to tell us more about the film and share her experience filming in Antarctica.
"Rancho Cordova, from the Gold Rush to the Space Race"
When most people think of Sacramento the first thought (typically) is the State Capitol. But the history of our region that has shaped California and the country overflows well beyond city limits. If you head east on Highway 50, you’ll find the city of Rancho Cordova in Sacramento County. From the time of the Gold Rush, to both World Wars, and even the “space race”, Rancho Cordova is a key player in all of these major milestones in American history. Airing on KVIE’s ViewFinder series is a special highlighting what makes cities like Rancho Cordova important to the fabric and culture of California. Bill George, a historian, journalist, and documentary film producer channeled his passion for California’s “back lawn” into a film “Rancho Cordova, from the Gold Rush to the Space Race” which premieres tonight at 7 p.m. on Sacramento’s PBS station. It will also air again on Friday, March 24, at 4 p.m.