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Chris Lehane The Sacramento City Council will look at some new financing options for building a sports and entertainment complex downtown tonight.  These proposals include selling city selling city-owned parking to private companies and taking advantage of a federal law that attracts foreign investment by offering visas to investors and their families. We'll talk with the executive director of the Think Big arena task force, Chris Lehane, to see how much money these proposals are expected to generate, and whether the city council will reject them.  

Sacramento News and Review Guest host David Watts Barton talks with Sacramento News and Review Associate Editor Nick Miller about arena financing, finding a home for Sacramento's trash, the new terminal at the Sacramento International Airport, and more.  Our regular weekly segment with SacramentoPress.com Editor-in-Chief David Watts Barton will return next week.

Infant Gut Microbes and Dangers of Personal Care Fragrances A group of undergraduates from UC Davis spent their summer studying how nutrition affects the formation of gut microbes, which play an important role in human health, particularly in infants. Those students presented their findings Monday at a university symposia.  We'll speak with them about what they found.  Also, UC Davis graduate students have been researching how fragrances in personal care products may make them more appealing to consumers, but more dangerous for the environment and human health. We'll speak with them about their findings

21-Day Weight Loss "21-Day Weight Loss Kickstart" is the title of a book about losing weight to "boost metabolism, lower cholesterol and dramatically improve your health". The author, Dr. Neal Barnard, is speaking about the book today at the Artisan at Uptown in Sacramento.

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About our guest host: Sacramento-native David Watts Barton has been involved in Sacramento's music and cultural scene for more than 30 years as a writer, performer and fan. He now serves as Editor-in-Chief of The Sacramento Press and regularly fills in on Insight.

 
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
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