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Insight: Democrat-Sponsored Budget Reform / Marcos Breton / Iraq Marshes / Barefoot Runner


Democrat-Sponsored Budget Reform Bills Two bills that would change the budget process are being debated on the floor of the California State Assembly and are being well received by Democrats, Republicans and the business community.  We'll speak with SB 15's sponsor, Senator Mark DeSaulnier (D-Concord) and SB 14's co-sponsor, Assemblywoman Susan Bonilla (D-Contra Costa). We'll also speak with the CEO of the Silicon Valley Leadership Group, Carl Guardino, about why business leaders support budget reform.
 
Marcos Breton Sacramento Bee columnist Marcos Breton joins us the first Wednesday of each month.  His columns appear each Wednesday and Sunday in the Bee's Our Region section.  
 
Iraq Marshes Environmental changes are impacting the daily lives of women and children in Iraq. Visiting researcher, Dr. Nadia Al-Mudaffar Fawzi, from the University of Basra, Iraq will explain the research being done in the Mesopotamian Marshes of southern Iraq (recently featured on 60 minutes and the Nature Documentary Braving Iraq) in a lecture series at Sacramento State this week. 
 
Barefoot Running Longtime barefoot runner Michael Sandler speaks with Insight Host Jeffrey Callison about why people run barefoot and how they get started.  Sandler is hosting free barefoot running events in Sacramento this Thursday and Friday.  He also teaches and writes about the subject. His latest book is "Barefoot Running." 

You can see Michael Sandler in action here

 
Wednesday, September 07, 2011
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