Sac Wi-Fi / Dr. Marius Koga / "Tongues"

Wi-Fi for the Masses.  Wireless Internet access backed by the city could roll out soon in Sacramento. But is Internet access a utility, or should public agencies stay out?  Experts join host Jeffrey Callison to talk about what's right, and what's wrong, with the current plan.

Dr. Marius Koga of Sacramento calls for increased understanding of the challenges faced by Sacramento's sizeable population of Eastern European immigrants. Dr. Koga, a psychiatrist, serves as medical director of the Romanian Community Center of Sacramento.  Dr. Koga is Romanian, and was tortured as a political prisoner before coming to the United States.

"Tongues," an edgy new exhibit by Robert Morrison, explores the artist’s perception of his environment through a morphine haze while recovering from surgery. Morrison's sound sculptures use materials such as alarm clocks, steel, and water, maintaining a minimalist style despite their complex composition.

Tongues: The Half-Life of Morphine and Lepidopterous Shame, from Dec. 2 to 22 and Feb. 1 to 11 at Sacramento State’s University Library Gallery. An artist's lecture will be held at 3 p.m., Dec. 2, in Kadema Hall 145, followed by a reception from 5 to 8 p.m.  Information: (916) 278-2368.

Tuesday, November 29, 2005