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Insight: New Laws / Sacramento Press / History of Mather Field / Country Joe McDonald

New Year, New Laws  We'll focus on a handful of new laws taking effect this month with three Capital Public Radio reporters.  Health reporter Pauline Bartolone discusses changes to needle exchange programs and the minimum age for using tanning beds.  Deputy Capitol Bureau Chief Jenny O'Mara talks about the changes to the age requirement for kindergarten acceptance and the introduction of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender curriculum into school curricula.  State government reporter Ben Adler talks about a law that changes the foster emancipation age from 18 to 21.   
Looking ahead with the Sacramento Press Sacramento Press reporter Brandon Darnell will speculate about the issues to keep an eye on in 2012.  You can read more about the stories Brendon spoke about at http://www.sacramentopress.com/
"Images of America: Mather Field" Sacramento Public Librarian James Scott and other library staff members have written a book on the nearly 100-year history of Mather Air Force Base which includes historic photos dating back to when it opened as a World War I military flight training site, then known as Mills Field.  "Images of America: Mather Field" will be published on January 9th, 2012. 
Country Joe McDonald Singer/songwriter Country Joe McDonald will be in Sacramento on Saturday, January 7th to perform his 100 year anniversary Tribute to Woody Guthrie.  In a two-act, 90-minute presentation, McDonald weaves together Guthrie's best-loved songs and some writings from Guthrie's autobiography, his novel, and his Daily Worker newspaper column.
Tuesday, January 03, 2012
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