• NEWS 90.9 KXJZ Sacramento
  • 90.5 KKTO Tahoe/Reno
  • 91.3 KUOP Stockton
  • 88.1 KQNC Quincy
  • MUSIC 88.9 KXPR Sacramento
  • 91.7 KXSR Groveland/Sonora
  • 88.7 KXJS Sutter/Yuba City

Insight: Cuban Missile Crisis / Proposition 35 / California Glaciers / Haunted Stacks


 
 
Cuban Missile Crisis 50 years ago the world was on the verge of nuclear annihilation.  The Soviet Union's attempt to stage nuclear missiles in Cuba led to a 13-day standoff between the United States and its Communist counterpart, which ended 50 years ago this weekend.  We'll take a look back at what it was like to live in America during those 13 days and how the nation's president, John F. Kennedy, ultimately averted humanity's greatest disaster.  We'll also look at new public documents from then Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy showing just how close to nuclear war we really were.
 
Listen to Cuban Missile Crisis

Click to Listen

download link
 
Proposition 35 Proposition 35 would quadruple jail time and greatly increase financial penalties for people convicted of human trafficking.  Proponents of Prop 35 say sex trafficking is out of control in California and needs to be curbed.  Opponents fear the ballot language is vague and overbroad.  They believe new definitions of "trafficking" will unfairly target prostitutes and divert what little resources law enforcement have from chasing true human traffickers.
 
Listen to Proposition 35

Click to Listen

download link
 
California Glaciers Glaciers have formed and sculpted the Sierra Nevada Mountains numerous times over millions of years, leaving us with the landscape we know today.  But in the past two centuries, the mountains have experienced a dramatic loss of glaciers. Geologist Richard Hilton joins us to explain glacial systems in the Sierra Nevada, how they were formed, how they sculpted the state's great granitic spine and how they are currently being affected by climate change. We'll also speak with Tim Palmer, writer and photographer, who has recently published the book "California Glaciers."  Both Hilton and Palmer will be speaking at Sierra College's two-day lecture "Glaciers: Going, going, gone?" in Rocklin this weekend.  Hilton's lecture "How the Sierra Obtained its Beauty?" is Friday, October 26 and Palmer's lecture "California Glaciers" is Saturday, October 27.
 
Listen to California Glaciers

Click to Listen

download link
     
 
Haunted Stacks In honor of Halloween, the Sacramento Public Library is hosting a Haunted Stacks Tour, which will include "ghost" characters, story telling and a screening of a classic scary movie. We'll talk with two library staff who are participating in the tour and hear some of the stories.
 
Listen to Haunted Stacks

Click to Listen

download link
 
Friday, October 26, 2012
We Get Support From:
Become a Supporter

We Get Support From:

Become a Supporter