Back to Afghanistan The war in Afghanistan
continues 11 years after the September 11th terrorist
attacks that spawned the conflict and people across the country are
finding it impossible to return to normalcy. Jess Ransom is a
graduate of Luther Burbank High School and mother of two who
suffered Traumatic Brain Injury a torn ACL in Afghanistan.
When she returned to the states to recover she suffered Post
Traumatic Stress Disorder. To add to Ransom's troubles, she
has been notified she is being sent back to Afghanistan for a
second tour of duty. We're speaking with Jess about
her plans to start a non-profit to benefit at-risk
Affirmative Action in College Admissions The
Supreme Court of the United States is set to decide whether
affirmative action in college admissions remains
constitutional. UCLA law professor Adam Winkler is arguing
with the Supreme Court that the framers of the 14th Amendment
supported race-conscious measures to help African Americans,
especially in the field of education.
News Network The Sacramento Bee's
Metropolitan Reporter, Ryan Lillis, joins us with an update on a
controversial new law targeting City Hall protests. Plus, Brandon
Darnell, staff reporter for the Sacramento Press, joins us to talk
about a new trend in food trucks and the city's plans to make
parking easier downtown.
Cheryl "The Soccer
Sacramento is home to a thriving comedy
scene and a number of nationally-known comedians who will be
featured at this week's Sacramento Comedy Festival. We'll
speak with one of the featured comedians, Cheryl "The Soccer Mom"
Anderson, who switched from engineer/soccer mom to stand-up
entertainer. She is also the author of two books and her most
recent "It's a Jungle Out There and a Zoo in Here," was an Amazon
top 100 best-seller. The Sacramento Comedy Festival runs
through Saturday, September 15 at The Sacramento Comedy Spot and
Luna's Café and Juice Bar in Sacramento.