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State of the Fair/Offshore Drilling/Brenda Novak/Anne Lamott

State of the Fair This year's California State Fair ended earlier than usual this year on Aug. 1st instead of the Labor Day weekend. The goal was to boost attendance by avoiding overlap with the early return to school. Today on Insight, did that pay off? What kind of future does the State Fair see for itself? We'll talk with executive director Norb Bartosik about it.

Offshore Drilling A new survey finds a solid majority of residents no longer support more drilling off the coast of California. Today on Insight, we'll talk with Mark Baldassare, President and CEO of the Public Policy Institute of California about it and what it means for people and businesses.

Brenda Novak Sacramento-based bestselling author Brenda Novak returns this month with "White Heat," the first book in a new back-to-back trilogy. "White Heat" will be followed by "Body Heat" in September and "Killer Heat" in October. When Novak’s not writing bestselling novels, she’s raising funds for Juvenile Diabetes through an online auction. We'll talkw ith Novak about her work.

Anne Lamott Essayist and novelist Anne Lamott has a new book. It's a novel called "Imperfect Birds" and it's her first in eight years. She'll talk about it this weekend in Sacramento at a new lecture series. Lamott's previous book was a collection of essays about faith titled "Grace (Eventually)." Her essays are marked by her frankness in discussing herself, her actions and her motivations. We listen again to an interview conducted with Anne Lamott on April 9th, 2007.

Anne Lamott speaks at the "Changing the World Through the Eyes of Visionaries" lecture series at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 7th at St. Mark's United Methodist Church, 2391 Saint Marks Way, Sacramento. Information: (916) 485-6509.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010
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