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Insight: Capitol Rally / Climbing Gas Prices / High Speed Rail / Human Rights at UC Davis / Eames Design


 
 
 
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Capitol Rally Students wanting to protest higher education cuts and tuition increases are planning to rally at the capitol Monday.  But the California State Students Association, which organized the rally, has noticed that Occupy and labor groups are planning to join the rally and possibly occupy the California State Capitol building.  Miles Nevin, the executive director of the California State Student Association, which represents the student protesters, says the Occupy and labor groups are hindering his groups message.
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Climbing Gas Prices If you've been to the gas pump in the last couple weeks, you've probably felt the sting of some of the fastest climbing gas prices in years.  So, why are gas prices rising and when are they expected to drop?  Joining our discussion on the reasons for climbing gas prices, the effects of the rising prices and the ways to improve gas efficiency are Gregg Laskoski, the Senior Petroleum Analyst for Gas Buddy.com; Fred Pleines, President of Yellow Cab Company of Sacramento; and Cynthia Lin, a UC Davis assistant professor who has tips on how to save money at the pump.
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High Speed Rail  California's High Speed Rail Authority has been the political punching bag for the left and the right for the past few years, and some critics have been using the popular word "boondoggle" to describe the multi-billion-dollar project.   Dan Richards, Chairman of the California High-Speed Rail Authority, sat down with Capital Public Radio's Capitol Bureau Chief, Ben Adler, to discuss the agency's new direction and address some of the on-going criticism.
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Human Rights at UC Davis Human Rights are getting a lot of attention this week at UC Davis. As part of Human Rights and the Humanities week, March 5th to 9th, UC Davis is sponsoring the Inaugural Provost's Lecture in Human Rights given by Sarah Leah Whitson of Human Rights Watch, and other events and workshops. Also, UC Davis is one of the few universities in the country offering a minor in Human Rights.  We'll hear from the speaker giving the lecture and the Director of the minor program, Keith David Watenpaugh.
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Eames A new film about the Eames design shop in Venice, California that shaped what we think of as design.  The film will be showing at The Crest Theatre on Tuesday, March 6.  We have the filmmaker, Jason Cohn, to talk about this.
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Monday, March 05, 2012
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