Cheese Waste / Local Earl / Stille Night

Cheese Factory Waste  A Modesto-area cheese factory has racked up hundreds of violations for unlawful disposal of cheese processing leftovers.   The factory nearly got a sweetheart immunity deal that would allow dumping to continue without penalty.  How widespread is illegal dumping at area factories, and why isn't compliance a bigger concern?

Earl of Essex   A retired grocery worker in Yuba City recently found out he's the closest heir to the title Earl of Essex.  We'll find out what it all means, and hear about his recent trip the grounds of his family's former estate.

Stille Night  On December 24th, 1914, young German and British soldiers - supposedly enemies - crawled from their trenches to celebrate Christmas with each other.  Host Jeffrey Callison checks in with a new production of a play about that famous Christmas truce.  Our guests include a German singer-actor. He plays the soldier who started the truce by singing Silent Night. He'll perform a song from the play on today's Insight.

Performances: Dec 2-3, 10-11, 17-18.  Full information is available at the Nevada Shakespeare Company website linked below.

Thursday, December 1, 2005