Darwin's 200th Birthday/ Stimulus Plan/ Neruda Translator

Darwin's 200th Birthday Charles Darwin's 200th birthday is coming up and it's also the 150th anniversary of his famous book, "On the Origin of Species." Today on Insight, we talk with experts about Darwin's work and its impact on science and society.

Local Stimulus Plans Tens of billions of dollars of federal stimulus money will likely be spent soon on infrastructure projects across the country. Sacramento region leaders want to maximize the amount of cash that comes here and today, they jointly announced and promoted a list of local projects they think should qualify for federal help. We'll talk with Metro Chamber President Matt Mahood about the various projects.

Neruda Translator A local poet and translator has finished his final book of Pablo Neruda translations. William O'Daly tells you about "World's End," the eighth volume in his two decade-long Neruda project.

William O'Daly with guitarist Louis V. Johnson are featured at the Time Tested Books Poetry Series at 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 15th at 1114 21st St., Sacramento. Information: (916) 447-5696.

Monday, February 9, 2009