News Network: Stockton
is at risk of becoming the biggest
city in the nation to go into bankruptcy. The city is the
first California municipality required to go through mediation with its creditors under the restraints
of a new law
designed to protect labor unions. But it
appears mediation has failed and the Stockton City Council will
have no choice but to adopt the pendency plan. Stockton
Record Reporter Scott Smith
joins us with more details on the
Foster Youth After Graduation
adults living in foster homes have just graduated from high school,
and with the help of a relatively new law in California those young
adults can remain with their foster families for a few extra years.
The problem, though, is that there aren't enough foster
families to care for these young adults, even if the law requires
it. For the next month, a group of local agencies, including
the ones in Placer and Nevada Counties, will be trying to fix the
problem in this area by recruiting as many adults as possible to
become foster parents. Their initiative is called "Today's Foster Parent,"
and joining us to
discuss the importance of foster families is a woman who has cared
for more than 20 foster children over the past eight years, Susan
Flanagan from Lincoln. Gail Johnson Vaughan also joins the
discussion. She's the Executive Director of Mission Focused
Solutions, a Grass Valley-based foster care advocacy organization
that is spearheading the campaign to recruit foster parents.
Olympic Preview Week Stephanie Brown Trafton
, who lives in Galt,
thrilled Northern Californians and fans everywhere, by winning the
Olympic Gold Medal in Women's Discus Throw in 2008. Four
years later, she is a favorite to win a medal again. First,
however, Stephanie has to make the US Team at Track & Field
Trials in Eugene, Oregon this weekend. Qualifying competition
is Friday, with Finals on Sunday June 24. We'll talk with her
about how she did and whether she's on her way to another Olympics.
We'll also check in with Kim Conley to find out about her
progress with the Trials.
Could you live forever? Would you
live forever? Bestselling author and former veterinarian James Rollins
returns to Insight with his
latest novel Bloodline
where he explores the
science of immortality in this new riveting thriller.
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