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Insight: Think Big / Diablo Canyon / Weed Day / "The Summer of Impressionism" / "Vincent: A Life in Color"

Think Big Think Big Sacramento, the campaign to drum up regional support for a new sports and entertainment complex in Sacaramento, took a bus tour of the suburbs Thursday. What's their pitch, and how was it received. Today on Insight, we'll talk about it with Chris Lehane.

Diablo Canyon Capital Public Radio's environment reporter, Joe Rubin, talks about the issues raised in his two-part story about the unexpected earthquake risk at Diablo Canyon, one of California's nuclear reactors. Did PG&E - the reactor's operator - minimize the risk? Rubin's two stories air Thursday and Friday this week; a longer piece - in collaboration with other journalists - also airs tonight on the PBS show "Need to Know."

Weed Day The latest developments in weed control took center stage at UC Davis' 55th annual Weed Day this Thursday.  We'll speak with Bradley Hanson, a Specialist in the Department of Plant Sciences at UC Davis.  He and scores of scientists, students, regulators and others gathered at the event to give pest control advisers, farm advisers, chemical company representatives, and regulatory officials the opportunity to learn more about current weed science research at UC Davis.  

The Summer of Impressionism "The Summer of Impressionism" is going on at the Crocker Art Museum through September. Three impressionism exhibits are running at the same time rivaling any San Francisco museum exhibit; a feat unimaginable before the expansion of the museum.  Chief Curator of the Crocker Art Museum, Scott Shields, will speak about some of the artists and artwork on display.

Vincent: A Life in Color Vincent P. Falk is a legally blind man who was abandoned at birth.  Falk used his unique sense of style to become a Chicago legend known for twisting and twirling at river crossings and in front of restaurants in bright neon suits. The Sacramento Premier for "Vincent: A Life in Color," a documentary based on Falk, opens at the Guild Theater this Sunday night.  The director of the film, Jennifer Burns, and the legendary Suit Man (Falk) will be in our studio to discuss the film and the legend.


See more on Capital Public Radio's investigative series Double Fault at Diablo Canyon
Friday, July 15, 2011
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