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Insight: Capitol Chat / Ski Resort Consolidation / Sikkil Gurucharan / Sound Advice: Luciano Pavarotti


 
 
 
Capitol Chat A new Public Policy Institute of California poll finds that a slim majority of voters support Governor Jerry Brown's tax initiative for the November ballot. And, it looks unlikely that voters will have the option of voting on a budget spending cap.  We'll discuss these topics and more in our weekly Capitol Chat with Capital Public Radio's capitol bureau chief Ben Adler.
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Tahoe Ski Resort Consolidation Two out-of-state companies are slowly buying Tahoe's most well known ski resorts.  Colorado-based Vail Resorts purchased Kirkwood last month (February), which means the company owns three of the largest ski resorts in the Tahoe Area -Heavenly, Northstar-at-Tahoe (which it purchased in 2010), and now Kirkwood.  The other Colorado-based resort operator is KSL Capital Partners of Denver.  It purchased Squaw Valley in late 2010, and Alpine Meadows last year. But is ski resort consolidation a good or bad thing?  Here to discuss possible costs and benefits of Tahoe area ski resort consolidation is the Co-president of Vail Resorts, Blaise Carrig, and the CEO of Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows, Andy Wirth.
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Sikkil Gurucharan Born to a family of flautists, Sikkil Gurucharan's vocal talent was recognizable from age 5, and it was at this age that Sikkil made his initial forays into Carnatic music. 30 years later, he is recognized as one of the foremost performing musicians of Carnatic music in India, and he'll be performing in Davis on March 9th.  Today we'll be speaking with Sikkil Gurucharan and listening to a song or two to learn about Carnatic music and what brought him to continue practicing this particular style for his entire music career.
 
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Sound Advice: Remembering Luciano Pavarotti Luciano Pavarotti is possibly the most recognized and highly regarded opera singers of the 20th century.  "At the Opera" host Sean Bianco joins us for this week's Sound Advice with some of Luciano Pavarotti's best works.
 
 
Insight will not be heard tomorrow so that we can bring you the show: "Burn, An Energy Journal" 
 
 
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Thursday, March 08, 2012
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