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Insight: Community College Cuts / Fort Ord Monument / Age Of Champions / California Budget Revisions


Community College Cuts California's Community Colleges stand to lose more than the other two parts of the state's three-legged higher education system if Governor Jerry Brown's tax initiative fails in November.  The UC and CSU systems could each take a $200 million cut and the California Community Colleges faces a cut of $292 million.  Chancellors of the state's three higher education systems are arguing that they've had to "ration" education and refer thousands of high school graduates to out of state universities in an unprecedented brain drain for the state. CCC Chancellor Jack Scott joins us to discuss current issues facing his branch of the higher education system.
 
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Fort Ord Monument President Obama designated the nation's newest national monument this month on Bureau Land Management (BLM) land in Monterey - the Fort Ord National Monument.  The background about the designation is a very interesting success story about how a local community with diverse interests came together to protect an area that all agreed was special and worthy of this designation.
 
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Age of Champions A documentary about senior Olympians is playing at the Crest Theatre on Monday, May 21st.  We'll speak with Keith Ochwat, the Managing Director of the Documentary Foundation, a Sacramento based nonprofit dedicated to documentary production, education, and outreach.  His first feature, Age of Champions, premiered at the prestigious Silverdocs Film Festival in Washington DC and was called "infectiously inspiring" by the Washington Post.  In addition to film-making Keith teaches the Doc School, an innovative youth media program for high school students in Sacramento.  Doc school students develop, produce, and distribute short documentaries about important community issues.   
 
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RSVP for free tickets to the Monday, May 21st Sacramento Premiere of Age of Champions at the Crest Theater by visiting www.ageofchampions.org/crest or by calling 916-456-5229, ext. 4.
 
Budget Revisions Governor Jerry Brown is announcing revisions to his budget proposal for 2012-2013 and funding shortfalls are expected to increase from $9 billion to $16 billion.  Capital Public Radio's Ben Adler joins us from the California Capitol with the latest information.
 
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Monday, May 14, 2012
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