Budget Update / Zoe Dunning / Tour of California


Budget Update After months of on-again, off-again talks, California finally has a budget deal. Sort of. The legislation is still being written and it isn't certain that the deal has all the votes it will need. Today on Insight, we'll talk about the latest news coming out of the Capitol with Bureau Chief Marianne Russ.

Zoe Dunning The Pentagon's "don't ask, don't tell" policy ended the military careers of many gay and lesbian soldiers, sailors and pilots, but not all of them. One woman who came out as a lesbian while serving in the Navy fought her discharge case and won, eventually rising tot he rank of Commander. You'll meet Zoe Dunning and hear about her experience.

Tour of California Downtown Sacramento can be quiet ont he weekends, but this Saturday should be different. Local police are expecting 75,000 people around Capitol Park and the Capitol Mall for the opening prologue of the Tour of California. Many of cycling's big names are competing, including Lance Armstrong and Floyd Landis. Capital Public Radio News' Ben Adler tells you about the local impact of the race and what to expect if traveling downtown Saturday and we'll talk with Sacramento journalist James Raia, who's covered cycling for many years.

The Prologue of the Amgen Tour of California begins at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 14th at Capitol Mall at Ninth Street in downtown Sacramento. The finish line is the intersection of L and 11th street. The first stage begins at noon in downtown Davis and ends in Santa Rosa.

 
Thursday, February 12, 2009