Insight: Capitol Chat / Prop 40 / Augusta Read Thomas / Thibault Cauvin
Photo courtesy of Thibault Cauvin
A new poll shows voters are shifting their opinion of an initiative that would repeal the death penalty; Prop 40 was abandoned by supporters but opponents fear it may pass; Virtuoso composer Augusta Read Thomas; Parisian guitarist Thibault Cauvin.
Proposition 40Proposition 40 may be one of the least
contentious measures on the November 6 ballot--its sponsors have
withdrawn their support for the proposition. A "yes" vote would
uphold the state's current redistricting plan, while a "no" vote
means that districts wil be adjusted by officials supervised for
the California Supreme Court. However, voters confused by Prop. 40
are likely to vote "no" when they actually support the measure--as
voters often do when a list of ballot initiaves is overwhelmingly
long, or the issues seem unfamiliar.
Capitol Chat A newly released Field
Poll finds for the first time more Californians are supporting
than opposing a ballot initiative to replace the death penalty with
life in prison. Capital Public Radio's Capitol Bureau Chief Ben
Adler joins us to discuss this and other findings in the last Field
Poll before this year's election.
Augusta Read ThomasAugusta Read Thomas has been called "a true
virtuoso composer" by the New Yorker and her song "Astral
Canticle," which she created as Mead Composer-in-Residence with the
Chicago Symphony Orchestra, earned her a Pulitzer Prize in Music
nomination. Augusta delivered the keynote
address for the Festival of New American Music at Sacramento
State University Thursday. She is also the featured composer
of the festival, which runs through Saturday, November 10.
Thibault Cauvin World-famous, charismatic
French guitarist Thibault Cauvin is coming to Folsom in a
partnership between Three Stages and the Sacramento Guitar Society. Join us as we speak
with the 27-year-old Parisian about his career as a young prodigy
and his international tour.