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Worker-Owned Business/Scientology/'First Ascent'/Linux


Worker-owned Business Today on Insight, you’ll hear about worker-owned enterprises from a Sacramento man who’s studied them overseas. Andrew Mcleod has visited one of the world's most advanced cooperative in the Basque region of Spain and he'll tell you what they are and how they work.

Andrew McLeod will be giving a presentation on worker-owned businesses from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Jan. 18th at the Davis Food Coop Teaching Kitchen, 537 G St., Davis. Information: (530) 758-2667.

Scientology One of the world's most controversial churches is Scientology. Founded by the writer L. Ron Hubbard, Scientology is probably best known for its celebrity practicioners and its opposition to psychiatric drugs. Joining us to discuss all this a former Stockton man who's an official in the Church of Scientology. Bob Adams is an alumnus of the University of the Pacific and an eight-year veteran of the National Football League. He's now Vice President of the Church of Scientology International.

"First Ascent" "First Ascent: Alone on the Wall" is a new film about a Sacramento man who's made a name for himself climbing steep cliffs without gear. It's a type of climbing called "free-solo." The film about Alex Honnold show this weekend at the Wild and Scenic Environmental Film Festival in Nevada City. He joins us along with one of the film's producers.

The 8th annual Wild and Scenic Environmental Film Festival opens today and runs through Sunday, Jan. 17th in Nevada City. Information: (530) 265-5961. "First Ascent: Alone on the Wall" screens at 7:14 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 16th and 2:46 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 17th at the Great Hall, Miners Foundry.

Linux Most personal computers use Windows as their operating system, the software that controls the computer. But there are other operating systems, and one has a suprisingly passionate following. It's called LInux and it's an example of so-called "open source" software. What exactly is Linux and "open source" software? Why are some people so enthusiastic about it? A local Linux users group is about to celebrate it's 11th birthday and two members join us to tell us all about it.

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Insight will not be heard on Monday, Jan. 18th to allow for a special on the life of Martin Luther King, Jr. Insight will return on Tuesday, Jan. 19th.

 
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