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Insight: High Cost of Textbooks / Father Boyle / "Neat" / Hasan Himhaj


High Cost of Textbooks As students head back to university, many are grappling with how to pay for the textbooks they need. Why are textbooks so expensive and what alternatives do students have? Today on Insight, we'll talk about the high costs of textbooks.
 
Father Boyle Father Gregory Boyle is the founder of Homeboy Industries, the largest gang intervention program in the country. It brings rival gang members together to work on community issues and projects.
 
Father Boyle is speaking in Sacramento this weekend. You'll meet him and hear about his work.Father Boyle speaks at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 11th at St. Mark's United Methodist Church, 2391 St. Mark's Way, Sacramento. Informatoin: (916) 483-7848.
 
"Neat" A one-woman, multi-character piece about an African-American woman's coming of age is running at the B Street Theatre. The actress is Danielle Truitt, who's from Sacramento but now lives in LA. You'll meet her and hear what it's like to star in "Neat."
 
"Neat" runs through Oct. 2nd at the B Street Theatre, 2711 B St., Sacramento. Performances are at 7 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays, 2 p.m. Thursdays, 8 p.m. Saturdays and 1 p.m. Sundays. Information: (916) 448-9707.
 
Hasan Minhaj A comedian, actor, and writer based in Los Angeles, Hasan Minhaj is originally from San Francisco and has appeared on E!'s 'Chelsea Lately' and is a regular correspondent on Yahoo!'s 'OMG the 411'. He's headlining a Sacramento comedy benefit show Thursday for the victims of the flood in Pakistan. You'll meet him.
 
The Pakistan Flood Benefit is at 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 9th at the Sacramento Comedy Spot, 1050 20th St., Suite 130, Sacramento. Information: (916) 444-3137.
 
Wednesday, September 08, 2010
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