Yosemite National Park updates winter closures. Why Roseville Joint Unified cut ties with an LGBTQ+ youth support group. Award-winning Blues and Soul Singer Shemekia Copeland joins us ahead of her performance at the Auburn State Theatre this week.
Yosemite Park Ranger Scott Gediman joins us for an update on the Park’s closure as a result of the winter storms. As yet another round of snow, rain and wind hit our area this week and with many people on Spring Break, Gediman updates us on what is open and what is not in Yosemite as well as the concerns for an extended snowy season and the impact that could have on the popular Spring and Summer months in the park. We’ll also learn about what impacts Yosemite’s closure has had on the local communities that surround the park.
Roseville Joint Unified
More than 100 parents and students packed a passionate school board meeting at Roseville Joint Union High School District, speaking for and against the district’s decision to cut ties with The Landing Spot, an LGBTQ+ support group for youth in Placer County, as well as the district alerting Roseville Police and Child Protective Services on its founder Pastor Casey Tinnin. In a district-wide email to families, Roseville Joint Unified shared an edited video from Project Veritas, which framed The Landing Spot and Pastor Tinnin as dangerous. Project Veritas describes itself as a journalism enterprise, but is also known as a right-wing group that conducts hidden video stings. In a statement, Pastor Tinnin says two Project Veritas activists masqueraded as parents looking to support their transgender child, illegally recorded their conversation, and then edited it to discredit the church. Pete Constant, School Board President for Roseville Joint Union High School District and public policy chair at William Jessup University, joined Insight following Thursday’s heated school board meeting. CapRadio Reporter Janelle Salanga also gives a bigger picture about the debate between the differing thoughts on parents’ role in kids’ lives, as well as how other school districts are creating safe spaces for LGBTQ+ youth and families.
She is described as “one of the leading blues artists of our time,” by NPR Music. Blues, soul, and Americana Singer Shemekia Copeland has performed at the White House and the United Nations General Assembly. In addition to a Grammy nomination for her 2020 album “Uncivil War,” Copeland is a recipient of the 2021 Blues Music Award for B.B. King Entertainer of the Year. Following the release of her new album “Done Come Too Far,” Copeland joined Insight ahead of her performance at the Auburn State Theatre on Thursday, March 30th.