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Insight: Capitol Chat / 2012 Olympic Hopefuls / The Readers of Homer / Sound Advice: The Record Sale


 
 
 
Capitol Chat  It's been nearly a week since California lawmakers sent the upcoming year's spending plan to Governor Jerry Brown, but the saga of the budget drama continues as the legislature approves lingering trailer bills.  In our weekly Capitol Chat we'll discuss this and everything else of interest happening at the California Capitol over the past few days with the Sacramento Bee's state budget and politics reporter Kevin Yamamura.
 
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2012 Olympic Hopefuls  West Sacramento runner Kim Conley graduated from UC Davis three years ago as a fast competitor, but wasn't fast enough for anyone to offer financial support to train full-time.  She took a coaching job at UC Davis and her coach, Drew Wartenburg, encouraged her to keep training in case circumstances changed.  Last fall, they did.  With help from a few sources, including the Sacramento Running Association, Kim stopped coaching, trained and competed well and now has a chance to make the US Olympic team.  She will compete at the Olympic Track & Field Trials which start today in Eugene, Oregon, hoping to qualify in the Women's 5000 meters.
 
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The Readers of Homer The Readers of Homer (TROH) is a non-profit, tax exempt, organization that provides a method for reading Homer's epics aloud, in a continuous and smooth audience participation format with people of all ages and backgrounds reading their pre-assigned passages, all day or all night long, in venues both humble and sublime, in the US and abroad. We'll speak with Sac State Professor Emeritus Kathryn Hohlwein, the founder of TROH and Jeff Jenkins one of the readers in the program.  The Readers of Homer will be at Fairytale Town from dusk till dawn; 200 people, including children, veterans, poets and teachers, will read aloud pre-assigned passages from Homer's great epic, The Odyssey.   The all-night, non-stop reading, presented by Fairytale Town and TROH, will take place on the Mother Goose stage.  There will be music and other effects to complement and add to the magic of the reading.
 
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Sound Advice: Record Sale Capital Public Radio's annual record sale is coming up and people can still make donations.  Capital Public Radio Jazz Host, Dennis Newhall will play some random selections that you can find at the sale and we'll talk about the different kinds of music that will be available at the sale.
 
Thursday, June 21, 2012
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