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Insight: Democratic National Convention: Day Two / Endangered Plant Life / The Age of Champions / Béla Fleck


 
 
Democratic National Convention: Day Two  California's delegation to the Democratic National Convention will play a much larger role than the state's delegation to the Republican National Convention.  Capital Public Radio's National Political Reporter Matt Laslo will explain what California delegates are doing at the convention this week.  Plus, we'll check in on Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson, who isn't a delegate, but will be the keynote speaker at the meeting of the College Democrats of America at this year's DNC.
 
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California's Endangered Plant Life California's endangered animals are regulated by Federal and State agencies but what about plants and insects?  According to a new study by a UC Davis researcher, anyone using private lands can relocate and manage endangered plants.  Dr. Mark Schwartz explains the problems facing California's endangered plant life and why protecting the state's flora is an unregulated free-for-all.
 
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The Age of Champions A documentary about senior Olympians.  We'll talk with Keith Ochwat the Sacramento-based filmmaker and producer about it.  Keith Ochwat is the Managing Director of the Documentary Foundation, a Sacramento, California-based nonprofit dedicated to documentary production, education, and outreach.  His first feature, Age of Champions, premiered at the prestigious Silverdocs Film Festival in Washington DC and was called "infectiously inspiring" by the Washington Post. 
 
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Béla Fleck Grammy nominated blues rock guitarist Béla Fleck is often considered the premier banjo player in the world.  He has virtually reinvented the image and the sound of the banjo through a remarkable performing and recording career that has spanned four decades.  Fleck will be performing with the Marcus Roberts Trio at Three Stages in Folsom Wednesday, September 5. 
 
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Wednesday, September 05, 2012
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