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Insight: Arena Plan-CORE / Kim Edwards / Better Beef / Sound Advice: Jazz

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Arena Plan: CORE A citizens' committee is reviewing proposals for a new arena in Sacramento. Today on Insight, we finish our series on all four plans. Developer Ali Mackani tells you about his group's plan for a downtown site, perhaps on K street.

Kim Edwards The author of the best-selling novel "The Memory Keeper's Daughter" is in Sacramento with her new book "The Lake of Dreams." You'll meet Kim Edwards and hear about her work.

Kim Edwards is at California Lectures in conversation with Susan Kelly-DeWitt at 7:30 p.m. today at The Crest Theatre, 1013 K St., Sacramento. Information: (916) 737-1300.

Better Beef Nicolette Hahn Niman is the author of "Righteous Porkchop: Finding a Life and Good Food Beyond Factory Farms" and is married to Bill Niman, founder of Niman Ranch, a natural meat company. The couple is speaking in Sacramento about problems with the current food system and what people can do to eat better. We'll talk about it with Nicolette Hahn Niman.

An Evening with the Nimans begins at 6 p.m. today at The Citizen Hotel, 926 J St., Sacramento. Information: (916) 447-2700.

Sound Advice: Jazz Jazz host and music director Gary Vercelli joins us for our weekly music feature. He'll play some new and reissued music for us, including suprising interpretations of songs by jazz great Charlie Parker.

Thursday, January 20, 2011
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