Habitat for Humanity/ Shriners/ Found Footage/ Wall of White

Habitat for Humanity The housing downturn is helping a charity that builds homes for low-income families. Habitat for Humanity recently bought 19 lots in Stockton for a bargain price, with an option on 40 other lots. We'll talk with John Shores from the San Joaquin Chapter of Habitat for Humanity about it. We'll also hear from the bank that owns the property and a Stockton City Councilmember.

Shriners Hospitals The touch economy has hit Shriners Hospitals hard. Six of its hospitals could soon be closed. If that doesn't happen, says Shriners' boss, the whole organization - including the flagship Shriners Hospital in Sacramento - could be at risk. At the same time, Shriners in Sacramento is gearing up for its big annual fundraising event.

Shriners Hospitals 16th Annual Concours d'Elegance is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 17th at Mather Field in Rancho Cordova. The Prelude d'Elegance is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 2nd at Town & Country Village, Fulton & Marconi Ave., Sacarmento. Information: (916) 453-2009.

Found Footage Festival The Found Footage Festival is coming to Sacramento. It's a celebration of odd videos, some of them found in garage sales and dumpsters. It includes exercise videos, public access shows, corporate training programs and a surprisingly intimate presentation by Angela Landsbury. We'll talk with curator Nick Prueher about the festival.

The Found Footage Festival is at 7 p.m. Friday, May 1st at Movies on a Big Screen, 600 Fourth St., West Sacramento.

Deadly Avalanche A new book about a deadly avalanche at Alpine Meadows in 1982 was recently released. Author Jennifer Woodlief tells you about "A Wall of White" and how one woman came to be saved after spending five days under the snow. This segment originally aired April 3rd, 2009.

Jennifer Woodlief signs books at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 2nd at Borders, 2339 Fair Oaks Blvd., Sacramento. Information: (916) 564-0168.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009