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State Parks/ Horse Culture/ Isabella Powers/ Raina Rose

State of the State Parks California's State Parks are suffering from years of neglect. A huge maintenance backlog has built up in large part because of the state's ongoing deficit. A team of journalists is investigating and recently visited dozens of state parks. They're all reporters at McClatchy-owned newspapers, including the Sacramento Bee, the Modesto Bee and the Merced Sun-Star. Their first report came out yesterday. Today on Insight, we'll talk with four of the reporters behind the investigation about what they found.

Horse Culture A recent topic on Insight was wild horses on federal land. There are thousands of wild horses and burros on land managed by the Bureau of Land Management. The feds have been rounding up some wild horse herds and putting them in holding facilities. An animal-rights group is leading a campaign against that practice. A Washington State-based expert on horse behavior visited Sacramento last week. We'll talk with Mary Ann Simonds and UC Davis professor Jan Roser about how wild horses are doing in America today.

Isabella Powers Being 11 years old is no impediment to being a TV journalist. Just ask Isabella Powers, a Sacramento girl who's host of Isabella's Animal Show on Access Sacramento, and a contributing reporter to Kids Corp, a community cable show. She's interviewed movie stars and Mayor Kevin Johnson, and traveled as far as Utah and Hawaii for reports.

Raina Rose Singer-songwriter Raina Rose is touring the western U.S. with her new album "When May Came." Today she's in Sacramento with a concert tonight at Old Ironsides. You'll meet the Austin, Texas-based singer songwriter and hear some of her music.

Raina Rose performs at 9 p.m. today at Old Ironsides, 1901 10th St., Sacramento. Information: (916) 443-9751.

Monday, June 28, 2010
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