Geographical Disparities In Medical Treatment
Sacramento is the model for a new collaboration between San
Francisco hospitals and insurance provider Blue Shield, which is
intended to rein in the high variation of patient care between
hospitals. Joining us to talk about the sometimes extreme
variations of patient care from hospital to hospital is
Emily Bazar, a reporter for the Center for Health Reporting
has recently published a two-part series in the San Francisco
Chronicle about geographical disparities in medical treatment and
what is being done to solve this problem. We'll also speak
with a representative of Blue Shield, who can tell us how the
Sacramento Music Festival
bedrock Memorial Day festival, the Jazz Jubilee, is now the
Sacramento Music Festival, although Dixieland will still have a
strong presence. We'll speak with Mike
Testa of the Sacramento Convention and Visitors Bureau
the city's decision to jettison the all-things-jazz approach to the
festival in order to attract a younger, more diverse
variant of cyberpunk, steampunk is a sub-genre of culture and music
that draws its inspiration from steam-era science fiction authors
and artists like Jules Verne, H.G. Wells, and Mary Shelley.
We'll talk to a member of the Sacramento Steampunk Society
about the latest steampunk event: The Great Basin Costume Society: The Victorian
, which is happening this Saturday at the Piper's
Opera House in Virginia City.
Listen to "Man Overboard" by Puscifer; a
steampunk style song.
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
and regularly fills in on Insight.