Mars Rover Update
- It's hammer time on the
Red Planet. NASA's Mars Rover
Curiosity hammered its first
rock last weekend and is preparing to bore into the Red Planet
deeper than any previous rover mission. Ultimately, the
Curiosity flight team is hoping to find evidence that Earth's
neighboring planet could have supported microbial life. Joining us
to explain more about the mission is UC Davis Geology Professor Dawn Sumner, who is also a
co-investigator for NASA's Mars Science Laboratory
Homeless Inventor - Mike Williams is a local
man and noted inventor who fell on hard times, lost his home and
family, and ended up on the streets. One night, while sleeping in
Capitol Park, he was severely beaten by two men while being robbed
of his few possessions. It was in the E.R. that he met Dr. Jong
Chen, a urologist who would end up operating on the homeless man.
They struck up a friendship and, eventually, business partnership.
Williams had an idea for a portable shelter for homeless people and
Dr. Chen invested in both the idea and the man, finding Williams a
home and work. We'll talk with them both about their unlikely
relationship and hear how the business is doing.
"The Paris Wife"
- Author Paula McLain
is in Sacramento today to talk
about her latest novel, "The Paris Wife," at the Sacramento Bee Book Club
. "The Paris Wife"
tells the story of writer
Ernest Hemingway's first wife, Hadley - why they fell for each
other, how well suited they were for each other and why it didn't
work. We'll talk with McLain about the book and why she got swept
in this marriage.
Sound Advice: Classical
- Each week, a
different music host or expert brings us new, reissued or
never-before-heard songs from a variety of sources. Today, Capital
Public Radio's Classical
Morning Host Kent
joins us with four new recordings featuring chamber and
Baroque music, plus some well-known and lesser-known
Sound Advice: Classical - Thursday, Feb.