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Insight: Words Take Wing / California's Unfunded Pensions / In the Next Room / The Chieftains


 
 
 
Words Take Wing Ying Chang Compestine is a prolific children's literature author whose novel for young adults about the Chinese revolution received more than 30 awards.   Compestine will be the featured speaker at this year's Words Take Wing children's literature lecture series on Thursday.  The event will take place at UC Davis' Freeborn Hall and is sponsored by the UC Davis School of Education.  More than 1,000 children are expected to attend.
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California's Unfunded Pensions  California's independent pension plans are underfunded by more than $135 billion, according to a new report.  The report was released on Tuesday by the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research and California Common Sense.  It says all of California's independent pension systems, not including CalPERS or Calstrs, are less than 80 percent funded, which is the minimum standard for pension funding.  Most are hovering around 55 percent funded, including Sacramento County's pension system.
 
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In the Next Room Capital Stage's provocative and intimate production "In the Next Room or the vibrator play" has gotten excellent reviews in the past few weeks.  The play is set in the sexually repressive 1880's and takes a comical look at an invention created to treat hysteria in women.  We'll speak with the director of the vibrator play, Peter Mohrmann, and two actors as the production enters its final weekend.
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The Chieftains The Chieftains, who play traditional Irish music, are celebrating their 50th anniversary with a tour that brings them to the Mondavi Center in Davis on Feb. 23.
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 (Discussion of In the Next Room begins 2:23 into video)
 
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
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