Stimulus Smackdown/Governmental Ethics/DJ Oasis

Stimulus Smackdown Can deficit spending save an economy in recession? Economists have debated this issue for decades. It has returned to the fore thanks to the current recession and the Obama administration's huge economic stimulus plan. Two top economists will discuss the pros and cons of deficit spending at a debate tomorrow. We'll talk with them today.

The Stimulus Smackdown is scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 4th at the University Club Lounge, University of California, Davis.

Governmental Ethics How ethical is government? How can government be made more ethical and what are some of the obstacles? That's the theme of a one-day conference this week at McGeorge School of Law in Sacramento. Local and national experts will discuss ethics and government and we'll talk with organizer Paul Paton about it.

"Ethics in Government - Ethical Cultures, Falls From Grace and the Way Ahead" is from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, March 6th in the Northwest Hall, McGeorge School of Law, 3200 Fifth Ave., Sacramento. Information: (916) 739-7316.

DJ Oasis What does a DJ do that an iPod cannot? We'll find out when we talk with DJ Oasis, a local artist hosting a gig this week at Capitol Garage.

DJ Oasis spins at 10 p.m. Wednesdays at Capitol Garage, 15th and K streets, Sacramento.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009