Homeless in Sac/Tour de France/Dengue Fever/Franz Wisner

Homeless in Sac What's happened to the people who were staying in the former tent city in Sacramento? Officials shut the tent city down just over three months ago, and its former residents dispersed. Some are now in housing, but others are still on the streets, some of them pushing for a permanent, legal camp site.

Tour de France There's plenty of drama in this year's Tour de France bike race, starting with the return of Lance Armstrong; the dominance of the Astana team he rides with; the tension between current leader Alberto Contador and others; and the sudden departure of Northern Californian Levi Leipheimer because of a broken wrist. Covering all this on scene is Sacramento journalist and cycling specialist James Raia. Raia was also a guest on Insight's fifth show on July 23rd, 2004 to talk with us from France about that year's race.

Dengue Fever The Los Angeles-based band Dengue Fever plays an unusual mix of music - Cambodian pop and American indie rock, rooted in psychedelic and surf. Some of Dengue Fever's songs are in Khmer, the language of Cambodia, and the others are in English. They're on a world tour and this Saturday they perform in Davis. We talk with Dengue Fever's Cambodian singer - Nimol - and keyboard player Ethan Holtzman.

Dengue Fever performs at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 25th at The Quad at UC Davis.

Franz Wisner When Franz Wisner was dumped by his fiancee just before their planned wedding, he decided not to waste the pre-paid honeymoon and went off with his brother instead. It went so well, they extended the honeymoon and Wisner ended up writing a book about it called "Honeymoon with My Brother." We spoke with Wisner in March just before the release of his new book, "How the World Makes Love and What It Taught a Jilted Groom." This segment originally aired March 13th, 2009.

Monday, July 20, 2009