A wrap of the frenetic end of the legislative session at the California Capitol. CapRadio reporters share their reporting on how the Sacramento City Unified school district is working to ensure safety and equity as thousands of students head back to class this week. A preview of the Oak Park Black Film Festival.
Legislative session ends
The political marathon has come to a close at the State Capitol. Hundreds upon hundreds of bills bounced between chambers, shape-shifting along the current of negotiations. The legislative deadline has come and gone, and the bills still standing now await the governor's signature into law or veto. To help break down the key bills and convey the bigger message from this session, Insight invited KCRA3 California Capitol Correspondent Ashley Zavala onto the program.
Tens of thousands of Sacramento public school students will return to class Thursday after enduring more than two years of COVID protocols and mandates. Schools are open, and students, teachers and staff are headed back to a more “normal” school year. But there are still concerns over health and safety issues along with equity and accessibility. CapRadio reporters Janelle Salanga and Srishti Prabha join us with their reporting on how the district is addressing some of those issues and how schools are getting ready to welcome everyone back.
Oak Park Black Film Festival
Oak Park's foundation is Sacramento's Black contributions, community, and history. And for the first time, the neighborhood is rolling out a "red carpet" of sorts. The inaugural Oak Park Black Film Festival will showcase more than a dozen films, as well as panel discussions over five days. Cassandra Jennings is the CEO of St. Hope and oversees a family of nonprofits committed to revitalizing Oak Park, joined Insight to provide a preview of the festival.