Amy Goodman / Of mice and genes / Neal Conan

Amy Goodman  "Democracy Now!" host Amy Goodman is speaking in Sacramento this weekend. Today on Insight, the award-winning journalist tells you about her latest book, "Static: Government Liars, Media Cheerleaders and the People Who Fight Back."

You can see Amy Goodman speak at 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, at Sacramento City College Auditorium, 3835 Freeport Blvd. Information: (530) 265-9073.

Of mice and genes  What are "knockout" mice and why did UC Davis receive a grant to create them?

Neal Conan  "Talk of the Nation" host Neal Conan tells you about reading poetry in Reno.

Neal Conan and Ensemble Galilei present "A Universe of Dreams" at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 6, at Nightingale Concert Hall, University of Nevada, Reno Performing Arts, 1664 N. Virginia St. Information: (800) 225-2277.

Thursday, October 5, 2006