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Insight: Reno Air Race Crash / Famine in Africa / Peter Detwiler / "Why Me, Mama"


Reno Air Race Crash A 10th person died this morning from Friday's plane crash at the Championship National Air Races in Reno, Nevada. Now, airport authorities are saying speed will most likely take a backseat to safety in future races.  We'll get the latest updates on the disaster from Martha Bellisle, the reporter for the Reno Gazette-Journal that's been covering the story. 
 
Famine in Kenya Local physician Hernando Garzón has just returned from a humanitarian assessment of the famine in East Africa.  Garzón is part of a relief effort trying to determine what it's going to take to set up a nutrition program and medical clinics in Nairobi, Kenya.  Garzón also provided emergency medical care in the Oklahoma City bombing, 9/11, the tsunami in Sri Lanka, and the earthquake in Haiti.  Garzón is an emergency medicine physician with Kaiser Permanente in Sacramento and Roseville.
 
Peter Detwiler Long-time senate staffer Peter Detwiler is retiring after decades at the California capitol. He is a virtual encyclopedia of knowledge about many different subjects. Today is the first day of his retirement.
 
"Why Me, Mama" A Fair Oaks woman has written a compassionate book about the tears, heartaches, struggles, and joys that come with raising a mildly retarded child.  Micky Wever's memoirs "Why Me, Mama" chronicles a mother's fight to face the lifetime challenges associated with raising a disabled child.  We'll speak with Wever about her book and her daughter Brenan. 
 
 
Monday, September 19, 2011
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