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Insight: Capitol Chat / Prop 8 / Somewhere Between / Celtic Christmas Celebration


 
 
Capitol Chat Leaders of the California's legislature welcomed new lawmakers to the Capitol this week.  Capital Public Radio's Capitol Bureau Chief Ben Adler was at the ceremony and joins us to explain what these new legislators are planning to accomplish. 
 
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Prop 8 

Same-sex couples in California hoping to get married are paying close attention to the United States Supreme Court this week.  The High Court is set to decide whether or not to hear the case of Proposition 8, the California ballot initiative banning same-sex marriage.   If the court decides to hear the case, same-sex marriage will remain illegal in the state, but if the court decides not to take up the case, the appeals court ruling will stand, paving the way for same-sex weddings in the near future.  



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Somewhere Between  Since the implementation of China's One Child Policy in 1979, 95% of adopted Chinese children were girls.  Somewhere Between tells the intimate stories of four of these girls.  The film follows four Chinese-adopted teens who travel back to China and attempt to answer the uniquely human question, "Who am I?". We're joined by the filmmaker, Linda Goldstein Knowlton, and Lynn Cameron, a mother who has adopted four children from China and is in the process of adopting a fifth. The film is showing at the Crest Theatre from Dec. 7-13 and at the Nevada Theatre on Sunday, Dec. 9.

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Celtic Christmas Celebration   A previous guest on Insight, John Weed is the fiddle player for Molly's Revenge.  They perform their usually sold out Celtic Christmas Celebration in Carmichael on Dec. 7 and Sutter Creek on Dec. 8.  The show features a guest vocalist Christa Burch and Irish Dancers and plays Christmas music from across the ages with a Celtic twist.  John himself graduated from Rio Americano HS and Chico State and performed with the Sacramento Youth Symphony.  He went on to study in Ireland before becoming internationally know touring with Molly's Revenge for 8 years. Find show and ticketing information here.

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Friday, December 7, 2012
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