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Insight: Redistricting Challenge / Ending Federal Inmate Medical Care Oversight / The Last Crop / Musical Charis


 
 
 
Redistricting Challenge The California Supreme Court ruled Friday that the state Senate maps drawn last year by an independent redistricting commission will be used in the June primary and November election.   Republicans brought the legal challenge to the new maps in an attempt to block Democrats from gaining enough seats to pass taxes on their own.
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Ending Federal Inmate Medical Care Oversight  A United States judge says it's time to start planning to end federal oversight of California's inmate medical care.  As the clock ticks federal receiver J. Clark Kelso says California is nearly ready to take back control of its prison health care.  But Don Specter, director of the nonprofit Prison Law, says California still hasn't proved it can provide adequate inmate health care.
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The Last Crop Good Humus Produce is not a brand name most people easily recognize, however you can find organic products with the Good Humus label at a number of places in Sacramento and Davis.  But maybe not much longer.  Owners Annie and Jeff Main are in danger of losing their family owned organic farm.  We'll talk with Annie about the struggle to keep her family farm, and a filmmaker whose documentary about the Good Humus' struggle to stay alive is being shown at the Sacramento Natural Foods Coop on Tuesday.
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Musical Charis The Sacramento Indie group Musical Charis makes a conscious effort to defy genre.  The group performs in our studio ahead of noon concert at Sacramento State University Monday.
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Monday, January 30, 2012
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