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Insight: UN Envoy to Syria / Curiosity Landing / Olympic Coverage / The Kimberly Trip


 
 
UN Envoy to Syria UN Special Envoy Kofi Annan has resigned from his mission to Syria as a bloody civil war continues.  UC Davis Professor Keith Watenpaugh is an expert on Syria and has been following the situation closely.  He joins us to explain what Annan's resignation means for Syria and who will take over for the former U.N. secretary-general.
 
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Curiosity Landing NASA's rover "Curiosity" is expected to touchdown on Mars late Sunday, August 5.  Jim Jensen is a planetary geologist who has composed numerous studies on space mission analysis and design.  Here is a link to a NASA simulation of the "Seven Minutes of Terror", this is how long it takes for the images of the rover landing on Mars to reach us on Earth. In addition this link will take you to an artist's animation of how mission control communicates with "Curiosity.  For up to the minute updates, videos and amazing views of Mars, link to the NASA official website.
 
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Olympic Coverage  Our Olympic coverage continues with updates on Sacramento region athletes competing in London.
 
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The Kimberly Trip Sacramento indie group The Kimberly Trip is releasing its new album "Unicorns, Glitter, and Heartbreak" during a performance at Bella Vista High School Saturday, August 11.  The concert is also a benefit for a high-school friend who is battling stage 4 breast cancer.
 
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Monday, August 06, 2012
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