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Insight: The Affordable Care Act / Capitol Chat / Olympic Preview Week: Cycling / Sound Advice: Music Festivals

The Affordable Care Act The Supreme Court of the United States  has ruled on the national Affordable Care Act.  We'll hear what this ruling means for California with Capital Public Radio's Healthcare Reporter Pauline Bartolone, Anthony Wright, Executive Director of Health Access, John Sims, Professor of Law, UOP's McGeorge School of Law, and Patrick Johnston, Chief Executive Officer of the California Association of Health Plans.
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Capitol Chat Capital Public Radio's Capitol Bureau Chief Ben Adler explains what was in the budget that California Governor Jerry Brown approved yesterday (Wednesday, June 27) in this week's Capitol Chat.
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Olympic Preview Week: Cycling Director Mike Sayers Olympic dreams are fulfilled in many ways - sometimes they come true for a coach.  Long-time Sacramento-area professional cyclist Mike Sayers, who shifted his career from racing to coaching, will direct the US Olympic Men's Cycling Team at the 2012 Summer Games in London.   He's in France right now preparing athletes for the Tour of Austria,  and will share his perspective on the Olympics, the Tour de France and more.
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Sound Advice: Music Festivals From the High Sierra Music Festival to Worldfest and the Cesar Chavez Plaza Concert in the Park series, veteran music journalist David Watts Barton joins us with a breakdown of what's hot in this summer's music scene.  Below is more information about the Festivals:
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Harmony Festival  in Santa Rose was cancelled after 33 years. But most festivals haven't happened yet. 
Kate Wolfe Festival in Laytonville (this weekend: June 29-July 1): k.d. lang ("Big Boned Gal") and the Siss Boom Bang, Marcia Ball, Jimmy LaFave, Lucinda Williams, Poor Man's Whiskey, the Texas Tornados, Richard Thompson, Ferron)http://katewolfmusicfestival.com/

High Sierra Music Festival (July 5-8): Galactic ("I Got It"), Nibblers, Matt the Electrician, Matisyahu, Garage a Trois, Toots and the Maytals, ALO, Deer Tick, Soullive, The Devil Makes Three, Ben Harper, Nicki Bluhm, Built to Spill, March Fourth Marching Band,) http://www.highsierramusic.com/

Worldfest (July 12-15): Cake ("Long Time") on Saturday night, Mumbo Gumbo, Fishtank Ensemble, Dehli 2 Dublin, Ani Defranco, MaMuse, Tommy Emmanuel - eight stages, xxxx people expected, 16th year, family friendly, village atmosphere. http://worldfest.net/index.asp

Launch Festival, July 23-28 in venues around Sactown. Chromeo, !!! ("Steady as the Sidewalk Cracks"), DJ Shadow and the Joy Formidable and locals Sea of Bees, Doombird and Exquisite Corps will perform. http://launchsacramento.com/

Gaia (August 3-5), Laytonville: Franti, MaMuse, Kinky, Yonder Mountain String Band ("Casualty"), Sierra Leone Refugee All-Stars, Hot Buttered Rum, Pimps of Joytime, David Lindley http://thegaiafestival.com/

Outside Lands (August 10-12), a very different feel, but with BIG BIG names: Metallica, Foo Fighters, Neil Young, Stevie Wonder, Beck, Jack White ("I'm Shakin'"), Skrillex…but it's $225 for all three days. http://sfoutsidelands.com/home/

Also Coming Up:

Wanderlust (July 26-29): Kinda scaled back this year, though there's headliner Ziggy Marley, Beats Antique, a bunch of unfamiliar performers and LOTS of yoga teachers) Can't beat the venue.http://squaw.wanderlustfestival.com/

Strawberry Music Festival (Aug. 30-Sept. 3) k.d.lang and Jimmy LaFave repeat, John Hiatt and the Combo, Hot Rize…http://www.strawberrymusic.com/home.aspx 

Reggae on the River in Humboldt July 21-22, with Toots and the Maytals, Pato Banton and a ton of other reggae acts. http://www.reggaeontheriver.com

Thursday, June 28, 2012
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