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Insight: Sacramento Health Officer / SHU Hearings / "Nefarious: Merchant of Souls" / Georgia Bockoven

About our guest host: Sacramento-native David Watts Barton has been involved in Sacramento's music and cultural scene for more than 30 years as a writer, performer and fan. He now serves as Editor-in-Chief of The Sacramento Press and regularly fills in on Insight.

Public Health Officer After a long time with the Sacramento Public Health Department, Health Officer Glennah Trochet is retiring this September. We'll talk to her about her time in the department and the major changes in Public Health she experienced.

SHU Hearings The State Assembly Public Safety Committee held public hearings yesterday about the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation's use of  Security Housing Units (SHU) at Pelican Bay State Prison.  Julie Small of Southern California's KPCC Radio toured Pelican Bay State Prison's SHU facility last week.  She'll join us.  We'll also talk with Dolores Canales, mother of a prisoner in the SHU at Pelican Bay who took part in a three-week hunger strike last month protesting SHU conditions and involving thousands of prisoners.  She saw her son for the first time in 16 years two weeks after the hunger strike ended and was also a lead organizer of the hunger strike support rallies.

Lincoln Propane Tanker Fire Many parts of Lincoln have been evacuated as a propane train tanker continues to burn by the lumber yard outside Lincoln High School.  Capital Public Radio's Metro Reporter, Bob Moffitt, will joins us this morning to give an update on the fire.

Nefarious: Merchant of Souls A documentary that exposes the disturbing trends of modern sex slavery premiers in Granite Bay this Friday as part of an anti-sex trafficking event.  "Nefarious, Merchant of Souls" was shot across 19 countries and shows how hundreds of thousands of girls from Asia to North America are exploited daily as sex slaves.  We'll speak with the director and producer of the film, Benjamin Nolot, and the founder of Agape International Missions, Don Brewster, who organized the Awareness to Action event to battle sex slavery.  
Georgia Bockoven Local author of "The Beach House" and "Another Summer," Georgia Bockoven, joins us.  We'll talk to her about her newest book, "The Year Everything Changed"-- a story about four-sisters who learn about family on their father's death bed-- which was released yesterday.   
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
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