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Insight: State Parks Reprieve / News Network: Reno / Gory Bateson / Sound Advice: Blue Dog Jam


 
 
State Parks Reprieve Are you planning to visit a California State Park this Fourth of July? There was a time when 70 of those parks were slated to be closed, but many of them have seen reprieves. Today on Insight, we'll talk with State Parks Director Ruth Coleman about the parks that will remain open and how that's happening. We'll also discuss the recent line item budget of parks funding by Gov. Jerry Brown.
 
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News Network: Reno Presumptive Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's biggest competitor in Nevada may be nobody. Romney backers have filed a federal lawsuit seeking to remove the "None of these Candidates" option from ballots in Nevada to improve the candidate's odds of beating Barrack Obama in the battleground state.  Here to discuss this story and other issues affecting life in Washoe County, Nevada is Dennis Myers, reporter for the Reno News & Review.
 
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Gory Bateson Sacramento State Communications Professor Nick Trujillo created a fictional musical character - Gory Bateson - complete with YouTube videos for a potential book a la Spinal Tap. Since then, he has launched a small music publishing company and released an album under the Batesman moniker. His second album, "That is (Still) the Question," comes out today and he's celebrating with a release party at the Torch Club in Sacramento. We'll talk with him about the character and why he continues to make music under his alias.
 
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Sound Advice: Blue Dog Jam In our weekly music segment, Blue Dog Jam host Nick Brunner introduces us to latest releases from contemporary rock groups, local bands and artists heard on NPR.
 
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Tuesday, July 03, 2012
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