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Insight: Toxic Air / Pot the Vote / Children's CD / Journey's Steve Smith


Toxic Air Capital Public Radio has learned state regulators did not monitor air quality at a toxic dump in Kettleman City during a period when there was a spike in the number of area babies born with birth defects. Today on Insight, healthcare reporter John Sepulvado tells us what's happening. 

Pot the Vote Of the nine propositions on the November statewide ballot, Proposition 19 - the unsuccessful measure to legalize marijuana - attracted the most interest among voters, and those who voted against it felt more strongly about the outcome than those who voted yes. Those are just some of the findings in a recent PPIC poll about how and why Californians voted they way they did. We'll talk about it with Mark Baldassare.

Children's CD Sacramento jazz musician Brady McKay has produced a new children's CD. The songs were written by her mother, Janeen Brady, who supported her nine children with her music - 35 or so albums published since the late '70s. We'll hear some of the music.

Journey's Steve Smith During the late 70's and early 80's, drummer Steve Smith was the driving force behind the hugely successful pop-rock band, Journey. But before then, and long after, Smith has won acclaim as a jazz and world music artist.  His latest band, the Ragabop Trio, blends jazz with Indian music and performs in Sacramento this weekend.  He talked about it with Capital Public Radio's Gary Vercelli.

Friday, December 3, 2010
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