The question of whether a
society should punish criminals who commit extreme acts of murder
and violence with death is largely based on a person's moral,
ethical, and/or emotional stance on the issue. But Proposition 34
adds one more factor to
California's death penalty debate: the financial cost of killing
criminals. Proponents of Prop 34 say abolishing the death
penalty will save the Golden State $100 million a
, which can be redirected to investigating crimes.
Opponents say the cost savings are misleading
California's death penalty should be reformed to be more efficient,
not scrapped entirely.
One Amazing Thing
Sacramento State's One Book
program is featuring "One Amazing Thing"
author Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
Thursday, Oct. 25.
She's the winner of an American Book Award, a Light of India Award,
an Allen Ginsberg poetry prize and other honors. "One Amazing
Thing" has been called "ingeniously conceived and intelligently
written … the book is a fun read from the first page to the last,"
by "Life of Pi" author Ha Jin.
Sound Advice: Blue Dog Jam
In our weekly
music segment, Blue Dog Jam
host Nick Brunner
introduces us to latest releases from contemporary rock
groups, local bands and artists heard on NPR
Sound Advice Playlist:
"Tonight We Get To Sing Our Songs (Live)" by Matt Bauer
"All You've Got" by Cold Eskimo
"Upon Viewing Oregon's Landscape With The Flood Of Detritus"
by Titus Andronicus
"Sleep in the Park" by Solange
"I Wanna Make an Arrest" by Martha Wainwright
"The Magic Clap" by The Coup