Year of the Ox/ Diesel from Coffee Grounds/ Corky Siegel


Year of the Ox The Chinese Year of the Ox starts today and festivities are planned throughout the region. Today on Insight, local members of the Chinese community tell you about the New Year and the significance of the ox.

"One Heart, One World," the Chinese New Year Celebration of the Year of the Ox, is Saturday, Feb. 14th in the University Union, Sacramento State. Exhibitions are from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., the stage program is from 1 to 5 p.m. and ballroom dancing is from 7 to 11 p.m. Information: (916) 370-6688.

Diesel from Coffee Grounds One of the challenges in making biofuels is the fact that it often uses something - such as corn - that people would otherwise eat, and that's contributing to a worldwide rise in some food prices. Researchers at the University of Reno, Nevada have taken a different approach. They used already consumed coffee grounds to produce biodiesel. We'll talk with one of the researchers about what they discovered.

Corky Siegel You'll hear the entertaining blues harmonica player Corky Siegel who's considered one of the world's great players. This segment originally aired on Jan. 25th, 2007 when Siegel visited Sacramento to perform with the Camellia Symphony Orchestra.

 
Monday, January 26, 2009