Insight: Inside Stockton / Keeping the Family Farm / Pet Tales: Food Recalls / "The Mountaintop"
What life is really like for people living in a city that's declared bankruptcy. Tips for passing a family farm to the next generation. Gina Spadafori on what foods your pets should avoid and what brands are currently recalled. CapStage's latest play
Inside Stockton - As people around the
Sacramento region - and even the nation - watch Stockton's bankruptcy proceedings with varying
degrees of interest, we've decided to turn to the people who live
in Stockton to hear their perspective on the fiscal insolvency of
their city. How has the bankruptcy affected everyday life in
Stockton? Do most people even notice? We'll talk with Bob
Gutierrez, director of government affairs for Food 4 Less and a
member of Stockton Forward, and Paula Scheil, an English Teacher
and member of the Stockton Arts Foundation who has lived in the
city since she was 17 years old.
Keeping the Family Farm - Many family farms
in California are in jeopardy but it has little to do with the
economy. Rather, many families fail to successfully transfer their
business from one generation to the next due to a myriad of reasons
including sudden death, poor communication, people unable to
relinquish control or unwilling to take it. A new year-long, free
program from Downey Brand begins Thursday, March 28, and
it's intended to address these and other common problems for family
farms. We'll talk with Gina Lera, a Certified Specialist in Estate
Planning, Trust and Probate Law, and Mark Burrell, Managing Partner
of the WestMark Group, LLC who has more than 25 years experience in
Pet Tales: Food Recalls - It could be garbage
off the street, your favorite plant or maybe even a pair of dirty
socks. Your dog or cat probably eats so many weird things you
wouldn't imagine their food could potentially be making them sick.
But it's important to be aware of pet food recalls that are often caused by
contamination of salmonella that can spread to humans. Joining us
for this month's Pet Tales segment to suggest ways to protect your
animal friend from tainted food is pet expert Gina Spadafori.
"The Mountaintop" - The suprise winner of the
prestigous Olivier Award in 2010, "The Mountaintop" made
its Sacramento premiere at Capital Stage on March 20th. Written by the 28
year old Katori Hall, the play examines Dr. Martin Luther King
Jr.'s final night before his assasination in a work that is at the
same time intimate, stirring and humerous. Director Anthony
D'Juan and the cast - Beethoven Oden and ZZ Moor - join us
in the studio to talk about the production.