“Best of Insight”: Northern California Regional Intelligence Center on threats leading up to Jan. 6. A program for veterans and first responders centered on moral injury. The push for South Lake Tahoe to become a “dark sky community.”
Jan. 6 Regional Intelligence
Over the last several weeks, the House committee investigating the January 6th attack on the U.S. Capitol has presented evidence and testimony, they believe, reveals an orchestrated scheme by former President Donald Trump to overturn the 2020 election.
Earlier this year, we learned intelligence officials did, in fact, receive tips and threats in the days leading up to Jan. 6, alerting law enforcement agencies. So what went wrong? To better understand the complexities, Insight spoke with Mike Sena, Executive Director of the Northern California Regional Intelligence Center, who shared some of the threats and red flags the center received and shared with federal officials in the days leading up to the Jan. 6 insurrection.
Center for Post Traumatic Growth
As we continue to reflect on some of the best conversations on Insight so far this year, we turn to a unique center of healing for veterans and first responders in Sacramento that struck a chord with us. The Center for Post Traumatic Growth in Rancho Cordova offers treatment for “moral injury”, a new field in psychology that is different from PTSD.
In April, Insight spoke with Dr. Melinda Keenan, a psychologist and Executive Director of the non-profit, which opened its doors just before the pandemic, and since then, dozens have completed, or are on their way to, unparalleled healing.
South Lake Tahoe "Dark Sky" designation
When we look up at the night sky, some of us are lucky enough to gaze at a sea of stars, spot a planet or streaking meteor, or, if you’re truly blessed, drink in the Milky Way. But for an increasing number of us in California and the world, artificial light clutters the evening hours, turning night into day. One study estimates that 80% of the world’s population lives under light-polluted skies. Earlier this year, South Lake Tahoe joined a growing movement of cities that are exploring becoming a “dark sky community.” Insight spoke with Michael Marlin, an “International Dark-Sky Association Ambassador,” about how a darker sky could benefit South Lake Tahoe and every community across the country.