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Insight: Steve Schmidt / Marcos Breton / Cool California Challenge / Gregory Crouch


 
 
 
Steve Schmidt Senior campaign advisor for John McCain's 2008 presidential bid, Steve Schmidt, joins us to talk about John Heilemann's book "Game Change" and the new HBO movie based on the book.  The movie "Game Change" focuses on the ways Schmidt's choice of Sarah Palin as McCain's running mate changed the presidential campaign -for good or bad.
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Marcos Breton Sacramento Bee columnist joins us to discuss some of the latest news items.  Marcos Breton joins us at the start of each month; his columns appear each Wednesday and Sunday in the Bee's Our Region section.
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Cool California Challenge Sacramento, Davis, Citrus Heights, and a growing list of California cities will compete in a challenge to see which community can reduce its greenhouse gases the most.   Businesses and individuals are encouraged to participate in the Cool California Challenge by tracking and lowering their carbon footprint with an online calculator that tracks the greenhouse gases produced in normal daily activity.
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Gregory Crouch Hiking the snow-covered slopes north of Tehran as a pair of Americans were being held captive and relations between the United States and Iran were not at their height might not sound all that appealing to most people.  But Northern California author Gregory Crouch did just that, and lived to write about it.  His article about hiking in Iran during the late spring of 2011 has just been published in the April edition of the Atlantic.  He also has a new book about the history of aviation in China during the 1930s called "China Wings: War, Intrigue, Romance and Adventure in the Middle Kingdom during the Golden Age of Flight."
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Monday, April 02, 2012
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