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Insight: Marijuana Dispensaries in Sacramento County / Dream Develop Do / Sacramento City Minority Redistricting Groups / "Lee Marvin Be Thine Name"

Marijuana Dispensaries in Sacramento County The Sacramento County Board of Supervisors will be reconsidering a temporary ordinance Wednesday that will "all but ban medical marijuana dispensaries in Sacramento," according to the Sacramento Alliance for County Collectives.  We'll speak with Leighann Moffitt, Interim Planning Manager for Sacramento County, who is helping prepare the ordinance for the county, and Max Del Real, lobbyist for the SACC and lead lobbyist for the medical cannabis industry in California.

Dream Develop Do As the state struggles to fund programs in this tough economic time, tuition and fees are being increased at public universities.  We'll speak with Yeimi Lopez, Jordan Mortimer and Robert Graham, leaders of the local student organization, Dream Develop Do, that is helping students who are struggling to pay tuition.

Sacramento City Minority Redistricting Groups The Sacramento City Council is now considering six redistricting maps for the city.  We'll speak with Derrell Roberts, a leader of the African American Leadership Coalition, and Eric Guerra, a leader of the Latino Redistricting Working Group, to see what's playing out for minority groups in the redistricting process. 

Lee Marvin Be Thine Name The Prospect Theatre in Modesto has staged the world premiere of Nick Zagone's "Lee Marvin Be Thine Name." Zagone is a well respected playwrite and his works have played throughout the US, Europe, and Asia.  The play itself is also well worth discussing as it has a very bizarre and thought provoking storyline about a priest who has lost his faith and makes the acquaintance of a most unlikely and odd character. While on assignment to give a dying man his last rights, Father Joe finds that the man is not only strange and cantankerous, but he also may or may not be the 60's movie icon Lee Marvin.  We'll speak with Zagone and Jack Souza, who is not only playing Lee Marvin, but is also the founder of Prospect Theater.      

Wednesday, July 27, 2011
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