Insight: Egypt Update / Laughter Against the Machine / Three Stages / The Spokes

Egypt Update UC Davis Professor Noha Radwan, who was injured after being beaten by a Pro-Mubarak mob in Egypt, has returned to the United States. We'll talk with her about her experience, what she saw happening in Egypt and we'll get her reaction to the lastest news that President Hosni Mubarak has stepped down. We'll also talk with Sarah Moussa, an Egyptian-American with family in Alexandria. She's a member of the Sacramento Coalition for Egyptian Democracy and has helped organize local protests and rallies.

The Sacramento Coalition for Egyptian Democracy is holding a candelight memorial and celebration from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the corner of 16th and J streets in downtown Sacramento.

Laughter Against the Machine Comedian W. Kamau Bell, Nato Green and Janine Brito are bringing their political comedy tour Laughter Against the Machine to The Sacramento Comedy Spot. We'll talk to all Bell and Brito about what's happening in Egypt and how they work topical material into their sets every night.

Laughter Against the Machine is at 9 and 11 p.m. today at The Comedy Spot, 1050 20th St., Sacramento. Information: (916) 402-4757.

Three Stages Folsom Community College opens its new theater complex Three Stages today. How did it happen? What is its niche? What are its prospects? What does it mean for the arts groups of the region and for arts audiences? How does it compare to Mondavi and Community Center and what effect will it have on them? We'll talk about all of this with arts reporter Jeff Hudson.

The Spokes UC Davis' only all-female a cappella singing group, The Spokes, are having their annual "HellaCappella" concert this weekend. They'll perform live in our studio.

HellaCappella is at 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 12th at Freeborn Hall at UC Davis. Information: (530) 752-1915.

Friday, February 11, 2011