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Insight: State of the Union Economics / B Street Theatre's 20th Anniversary / Parkinson's Tandem Cycle / Pam Houston


 
 
 
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.
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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.
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Parkinson's Tandem Cycle The 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/
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Pam Houston Pam 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.
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Wednesday, January 25, 2012
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