The NBA has recommended a
petition to move the Sacramento Kings to Seattle be denied. This is
not the final say in the Kings saga but it does have good
implications for the Sacramento ownership group seeking to keep the
basketball team. It also has some political implications for
Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson, who has staked nearly his entire
tenure in city government on building a new sports and
entertainment complex. We'll get the details from the NBA with
Capital Public Radio's Regional Reporter Bob Moffitt
and Seattle sports reporter Art Thiel
. The Sacramento Bee's Marcos
explains what the victory means for Mayor Johnson.
Political Cartoons Cross Line?
say Sacramento Bee Editorial Cartoonist Jack Ohman's
cartoon about the fertilizer plant
explosion in West, Texas was a perfect balance of social commentary
without being disrespectful to the victims. Others -like Texas Governor Rick Perry's
- say it was a
"detestable attempt at satire." Editorial cartoons are almost - by
their very nature - supposed to cross "the line" and push "the
envelope," but how does a cartoonist know where the "line" is and
did Ohman's cartoon cross it? We'll speak with Ohman and fellow
editorial cartoonist Nick Anderson
from the Houston Chronicle about
walking the line between satirical and offensive.
The manhunt continues for the
unknown killer of Leila Fowler, an 8-year-old girl in Calaveras
County. Calaveras Enterprise Reporter
joins us to explain what little we know about the case as details
in the seemingly-random murder slowly emerge.
Shriners Burn Surgeon
Dr. Tina Palmieri,
Assistant Chief of Burns at Shriners Hospital
& Director of the UC
Davis Burn Center, has just completed her term as president of the
American Burn Association. Her work is remarkable on many fronts
and we will talk with her about how events in our lives impact the
delivery of health care. She is an expert in emergency response, a
practicing proponent of collaboration, a researcher heading a
center for outcomes research here in Sacramento, a stellar record
of achievement in burn prevention.
Capitol Steps The Humor Times, Sacramento's
online humor magazine run by James Israel, is celebrating its 22nd
anniversary with a concert this Sunday by the Capitol Steps. The
political satire-comedy group will perform at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, May
5th at The Clarion Hotel in Sacramento. We'll talk withElaina
Newport, co-founder of the Capitol Steps and co-author of their
material. She will also be in this Sacramento cast.