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Insight: Banned Books Week / Landswap Update / Active Job Seekers / New Artistic Director

Banned Books Week Banned Books Week, which begins today in Sacramento and Saturday in Yolo County, is a national celebration of the freedom to read. It was launched in 1982 in response to a sudden surge in the number of challenges to books in schools, libraries and stores. More than a 1000 books have been challenged since 1982. We'll talk about it.

The California State Library presents local celebrities reading banned books beginning at 11:30 a.m. today in the Fragrance Garden of the California State Library, 900 N St., Sacarmento.

Karen Street presents Don't Read This! Banned Books in High School from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 28th at the Margaret Parson Room of the Winters Community Library, 708 Railroad Ave., Winters. Information: (530) 795-4955.

Landswap Update An independent analysis of the proposed landswap deal that would eventually allow for a new Kings Arena in the railyards and includes moving the State Fair to the Arco Arena site and selling parts of Cal Expo is going before the Cal Expo board on Friday. The report says it wouldn't be a good deal for the State of California or Cal Expo. The developer says he has a new partner that would negate that. We'll talk with developer Gerry Kamilos about it.

Active Job Seekers We continue our look at life for the long-term unemployed this week with a discussion about Active Job Seekers of America, a social network formed specifically to support those who are on the job hunt. AJSA presently exists in Roseville, Auburn and Folsom. You'll meet the founder and the executive director.

New Artistic Director After being a Sacramento Theatre Company actor, director, teacher and playwright for several years, Matt K Miller is now the interim Artistic Director. His inaugural production is "The Importance of Being Earnest," by Oscar Wilde and it begins previews Oct. 6th. You'll meet Matt K. Miller and two of the actors in "The Importance of Being Earnest."

Wednesday, September 22, 2010
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