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Insight: Robbers Fire / Capitol Chat / London Calling: Jeff Float / Sound Advice: Classical


 
 
The Robbers Fire Today on Insight, we'll look at efforts to fight the Robbers Fire which started late Wednesday afternoon in Placer County. With a small snowpack and little rain during the winter, the fire burning in a canyon near Foresthill could turn into a major Sierra blaze. For evacuation information check with Cal Fire.
 
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Capitol Chat The Homeowners Bills of Rights. High-Speed Rail. Pension talks betweeb Govenor Jerry Brown and Legislative Democrats breaking down. On the next edition of Capitol Chat, we catch up on the latest happenings in the California legislature with Capital Public Radio Capitol Bureau Chief Ben Adler.
 
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Keeping Pets Cool Update On yesterday's show, we talked about keeping pets cool during the heat wave. One of our guests said that shaving your dog might be a good idea, but a listener strongly disagreed.  We get clarification from James H. Jones, an expert in comparative animal exercise physiology and thermoregulation at UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine.
 
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London Calling: Jeff Float We catch up with another local athlete that made a name for themselves as an Olympian. Sacramento swimmer Jeff Float remembers the relay race that captured a Gold Medal for himself and the American team at the pool where he now coaches.
 
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Sound Advice: Classical Classic pop songs get a classical remake when Morning Edition and Classical host Donna Apidone joins us for this week's Sound Advice.
 
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Sound Advice Playlist:
- "Valparaiso," Sting; performed by Cantus
- "Light My Fire," The Doors; performed by Jaz Coleman and Nigel Kennedy
- "Hello, I Love You," The Doors; performed by Jaz Coleman and Nigel Kennedy
- "Under Pressure," Queen and David Bowie; performed by London Symphony Orchestra
- "Empire State of Mind," Jay-Z and Alicia Keys; performed by Yo Yo Ma & Silk Road Ensemble
- "Layla," Eric Clapton; performed by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
 
 
Thursday, July 12, 2012
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