Insight: Capitol Chat / Nevada Gun Laws / Festival of the Arts / Pianist Chu-Fang Huang
Three-court panel rules against Gov. Brown in regards to federal cap on California's prison population. Dan Morain on new controversial gun bill in Nevada. Dean Edward Inch on Sac State's major arts showcase. Pianist performs from music recital hall
Capitol Chat - A loud and definitive "no" to
Governor Jerry Brown from a three-judge panel on his request
to remove the federal cap on California's prison
population implemented two years ago by the U.S. Supreme Court.
That news leads today's Capitol Chat and our Bureau
Chief Ben Adler
joins us to talk more about it. We'll also get an update on some of
the bills lawmakers are working on.
Nevada Gun Laws - As a national gun debate
roils on in the nation's Capitol there's a different battle over
gun legislation taking place in Nevada's legislature. Nevada
Republican state Senator Ben Kieckhefer is proposing a bill to
restrict people deemed mentally ill by a psychiatrist from owning
guns for three years. While some people think the bill is a
no-brainer, it's getting heavy opposition from the National Rifle
Association. We'll speak with Senior Editor of Opinion at the
Sacramento Bee Dan Morain about his reporting on the battle to pass gun laws in
Nevada and how that affects California.
Festival of the Arts - A new "Family
Sunday Funday" on Sunday, April 14 is the centerpiece of an
expanded Festival of the Arts at Sacramento State.
Presented by the University's College of Arts and Letters, this
year's festival runs through Wednesday, April 17 and will include
more attractions to showcase the best of Sacramento State's arts
programs, including a production of "Cabaret," jazz by "Saturday
Night Live" trombonist and Sac State alumnus Steve Turre,
and special exhibits in campus art galleries. We'll talk about the
festival with Dean Edward Inch.
- Award-winning pianist Chu-Fang Huang joins the Auburn
Symphony Sunday, April 14 for its penultimate concert of the
season at the Mondavi Center.This year, the orchestra is performing
Musorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition. We'll speak with the
symphony's new conductor, Peter Jaffe, who made his debut with the
Auburn Symphony at the 2012 Mondavi performance, and hear a live
performance from Chu-Fang Huang.