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Auburn Recreation/Health/Peter Schrag/Miss Lonely Hearts

Auburn Recreation The Auburn Recreation Area is one of the region's most popular areas, whether for hiking, mountain biking, whitewater rafting or even skinny dipping. The federal government recently announced that it will not continue to administer the area which is 30,000 acres that attract more than one million visitors a year. Today on Insight, what will happen to it? We'll discuss it with Mike Finnegan, Area Manager for the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation's Central California Area Office, and Scott Nakaji, State Parks District Superintendent.

Health Reform Hundreds of thousands of Californians can't get health insurance because of pre-existing conditions. But that will change for at least some of them, as a new fund designed to help pay those costs brings more than $700 million into the system. Will this fix the problem? Emily Bazar with the University of Southern California's Center for Health Reporting tells you about it.

Peter Schrag Peter Schrag was the Sacramento Bee's editorial page editor and political columnist and he continues to contribute to the paper years after his retirement. He recently released his latest book "Not Fit for our Society: Immigration and Nativism in America" and he will be speaking at Sacramento's Time Tested Books on Sunday night. We'll talk with him about his book today.

Miss Lonely Hearts A locally based Americana group that plays an intriguing blend of pop and roots music has a new album out and they're performing in Sacramento this weekend. You'll meet the members of Miss Lonely Hearts and hear them play in our studio.


About our guest host: Sacramento-native David Watts Barton has been involved in Sacramento's music and cultural scene for more than 30 years as a writer, performer and fan. The former Sacramento Bee reporter is the Editor-in-Chief of The Sacramento Press.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010
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