Budget Update / ER Usage / Galt Olympian / Zen Abbott

State Budget Update  We get an update on the state budget from KXJZ's Capitol Bureau Chief Marianne Russ.

Emergency Room Usage  California emergency rooms are more crowded than ever before, but not with patients needing emergency care. Today on Insight, we’ll talk with researchers and hospital officials about the source of the problem and it’s not the uninsured.

Galt Olympian Galt-resident and Olympic champion Stephanie Brown Trafton is being honored by her hometown today. She tells you what it was like to win the gold medal in discus at the Beijing Olympics.

The City of Galt honors Stephanie Brown Trafton beginning at 7 p.m. at the Galt Community Park.

Zen Abbott  Norman Fischer is the founder and and spiritual director of the Everyday Zen Foundation in San Francisco. He has written a new book, "Sailing Home: Using Homer's Odyssey to Navigate Life's Perils and Pitfalls."

Norman Fischer speaks at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 30th at Time Tested Books, 1114 21st St., Sacramento. Information: (916) 447-5696.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008