Running on empty / Microcredit missionary / Buddhist monk

Running on empty  How do you run a campaign against an incumbent member of Congress in a relatively safe seat? Today on Insight, you'll hear from candidates who ran against incumbents - and lost - in the recent election.

Microcredit missionary  The President of Freedom from Hunger, a nonprofit, international development organization based in Davis, tells you about a plan to help 100 million of the world’s poorest families.

Buddhist monk You'll meet a Buddhist monk who's also a member of the Tibetan Parliament in exile. Geshe Thupten Phelgye is touring North America, with stops scheduled in Sacramento conducting workshops and giving speeches.

Geshe Thupten Phelgye will conduct a series of workshops Friday, Nov. 17, through Wednesday, Nov. 22, at Lion's Roar Dharma Center, 1433 Gladstone Dr., Sacramento. Information: (916) 481-0424. Phelgye will also speak at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 20 at Cosumnes River College, 8401 Center Parkway, Sacramento. Information: (916) 691-7344.

Tuesday, November 14, 2006