Insight: State of the Union Economics / B Street Theatre's 20th Anniversary / Parkinson's Tandem Cycle / Pam Houston
Are the country's economics relevant to California's? The benefits of pairing strong cyclists with Parkinson's patients on stationary tandem bicycles; Pam Houston's upcoming new novel; B Street Theatre marks 20 years in Sacramento.
The State of the Union Address The economic
forecasts President Barack Obama presents in his 2012 State of the
Union Address may not coincide with Northern California's middle
class housing and job market. The Director of Business Forecasting
Center at the University of the Pacific, Jeffrey
Michael, joins us to clarify whether Obama's economics reflect
what we're seeing in Northern California.
B Street Theatre's 20th The intimate B Street
Theatre is marking the 20th anniversary of its first
production, "Mass Appeal." Co-founder and now producing
artistic director, Buck Busfield, talks about the theatre's past 20
years and looks forward to the next couple decades.
Parkinson's Tandem CycleThe Davis Athletic
Club picked up on a research study happening in Cleveland that
pairs people suffering Parkinson's disease with strong lead
cyclists on stationary tandem bicycles. We'll hear about the
ensuing results of their week-long, do-it-yourself program.
We'll be speaking with Madeleine Kenefick, Davis resident, program
organizer, and Parkinson's disease sufferer, as well as the cyclist
she is partnered with. Here is the link to the Davis
Enterprise article http://www.davisenterprise.com/local-news/tandem-cycling-program-targets-parkinsons-sufferers/
Houston, award-winning author and UC Davis director of Creative
Writing, has experienced a lot of things: a 50th birthday
celebration in the Gobi Desert, ranch life at 9,000 feet, an
interview with John Updike, and classrooms upon classrooms of
students. Her upcoming new novel, Contents May Have Shifted, is her most recent
endeavor. We'll be speaking with her about her most thrilling
adventures, teaching, her new book, and life in the Norcal region.