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Thomas Goetz/ Civility Tour/ Postcard History/ Banjo-Rama

Thomas Goetz A top editor of Wired magazine thinks people should be more involved in making decisions about their health. Today on Insight, Thomas Goetz tells you about his book "The Decision Tree" and how technology can help people take more control of their health.

Thomas Goetz speaks at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 13th at the Tsakopoulos Library Galleria, 828 I St., Sacramento.

Civility Tour A former Republican congressman who President Obama named to head the National Endowment for the Humanities is on a national "civility" tour. Jim Leach was sometimes at odds with the conservative wing of his own party in his 30 years representing southeastern Iowa. Yesterday, Leach visited UC Davis where there have been recent incidents of bigotry, including swastikas and anti-gay graffiti. You'll meet him and hear about the tour.

Postcard History One way of seeing how a community presents itself to the world - and how visitors to that community experience it - is through postcards. A local photographer has collected vintage postcards from Sacramento and the Central Valley and made them into a book called "The Postcard History of Sacramento." You'll meet Tom Myers and hear about his work.

Tom Meyers is signing books at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 24th The Avid Reader, 617 Second St., Davis. Information: (530) 758-4040. He's also signing books at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 25th at The Avid Reader at Tower, 1600 Broadway, Sacramento. Information: (916) 441-4400.

Banjo-Rama The Sacramento Banjo Band must be doing something right. This is their 50th anniversary and this week they're playing in Sacramento's annual Banjo-Rama festival. You'll meet some of the members of the Sacramento Banjo Band and hear them perform in our studio.

The 43rd annual Banjo-Rama runs through Sunday, April 11th at the Red Lion Hotel, 1401 Arden Way, Sacramento.

Friday, April 9, 2010
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