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Methyl Iodide/Crisis Line/Chief Crazy Horse/Frequent Kings

Methyl Iodide A follow-up to our discussion last week with Neil Schore about methyl iodide. California regulators are considering approving a controversial pesticide for use on fruit - even though state scientists have found methyl iodide could result in significant health risks for workers and the general population. A public comment period just ended and a final decision by the California Department of Pesticide Regulation could take several more months. Today on Insight, we talk about it with James Sims, Professor of Plant Pathology & Chemist and author of the patent for methyl iodide.

Youth Crisis Line Lawmakers have declared July California Youth Crisis Line Awareness Month. What is the youth crisis line and who does it help? To contact the Youth Crisis Line, call 1-800-843-5200.

Chief Crazy Horse Saloon The famous Chief Crazy Horse Saloon in Nevada City is scheduled to close on July 31 after presenting live music since the 1960s, due to a dispute between the owner of the Nevada City building that houses the Saloon and Grill and the owner of the saloon. We'll follow up on our discussion last week with the owner of the building by talking with Diana Hill, the propietor of the saloon.

Frequent Kings The Arizonia-based indie folk duo Frequent Kings has eclectic musical influences, including "jazz hop" and Hawaiian slack key. They're in town for a concert this afternoon at the California State Fair. You'll meet them and hear them perform "Sactown."

Insight Anniversary Today is Insight's sixth anniversary. In that honor, we've been following up on topics we've covered during the last year. We end today's show with a piece by the Davis Senior High Madrigal Singers who recently competed in a famous international choral competition in Wales.


Monday, July 19, 2010
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