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California School Safety "Something must be done." This is the sentiment echoing across the country and powerfully reiterated in a recent article by Liza Long entitled "I am Adam Lanza's Mother." The recent school shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary has many wondering about the changes that may take place in the tragedy's aftermath, one of the primary thoughts being school safety in California. California Senate President Pro-tem Darrell Steinberg joins us today for a discussion about state legislation from the Capitol.
 
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Pet Tales: Hospice Care We'll revist advice on what may be one of your toughest choices: whether your ailing pet should live or die. How much do you spend to keep a sick pet alive and what if there's no guarantee the money you spend will do any good?  What if you don't have the money?  Should you go into debt to keep your pet alive? These are all questions many pet owner may someday face, so we'd like to begin the first installment of our new signature segment Pet Tales with a discussion on hospice care for pets. Gina Spadafori is a pet expert who has co-authored several pet books with Dr. Marty Becker and she was one of the first guests on Insight in 2004. For additional advice, visit peacefulpassing.org.
 
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"A Sidekick Christmas" Andrew Ward tells the story of six infamous sidekicks of the Old West (think Tonto, Poncho) who gather each Christmas to celebrate not just the holiday but their friendship.  The 48 minute spoken word narrative is recorded by famed character actor and Texan, Barry Corbin (Lonesome Dove, No Country for Old Men).  Ward, a former All Things Considered contributer joins us in the studio to talk about the piece and the inspiration behind it. You can listen to the full Sidekick Christmas here (a free PRX account registration is required to listen to the full program).
 
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Sound Advice: Classical In our weekly music segment, Capital Public Radio's classical music host Kent Teeters has some new and vintage recordings of holiday music with a classical sound.
 
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Featured on today's Sound Advice:
1. "We Three Kings" - Cincinnati Pops, conductor John Morris Russell, CD "Home For The Holidays"
2. "Angel's Dance" - Cincinnati Pops, conductor John Morris Russell, CD "Home For The Holidays"
3. "Sullivan" - Christmas Revels, from Arthur Sullivan's music for the ballet "Victoria and Merrie England" - Irish Radio & Television Sinfonietta, conductor Andrew Penny
4. "Carol Medley" - Vasari Singers.  CD "A Winter's Light"
5. "O Come, All Ye Faithful" - Academy and Chorus of St. Martin in the Fields, conductor Neville Marriner.  CD "Christmas with the Academy"
 
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
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