Righteous Porkchop/Memory, Music, Sleep/Buddhism and Science

"Righteous Porkchop" Nicolette Hahn Niman's new book "Righteous Porkchop" is about the ethical production of meat. Today on Insight, you'll meet Niman and hear how she came to write the book "Righteous Porkchop," about the ethical production of meat.

Nicolette Hahn Niman appears at 7 p.m. today at Borders, 2339 Fair Oaks Blvd., Sacramento. Information: (916) 564-0168.

Memory, Music and Sleep When you hear a famous pop song like "I Want to Hold Your Hand" or "Billie Jean" or "Smells Like Spirit," chances are it takes you back in time to vivid memories of your youth. What is it about familiar music that does that? We'll talk with a local psychology researcher who recently looked into it and seems to have found the answer. We'll also talk with one of his colleagues who's studying working memory and the ability to keep information active in our minds.

Buddhism and Science A Western expert in Tibetan Buddhism is coming to Sacramento to give a series of workshops this weekend. Alan Wallace is a scholar, author and lecturer and his specialties include the connection between Buddhism and science and Buddhism and Christianity. We'll talk with him about balancing the heart and mind.

Alan Wallace presents "Meditation for Settling the Mind: Finding Happiness from Within" at 6:30 p.m. Friday, March 13th at Trinity Cathedral of Sacramento, 2620 Capitol Ave. Wallace also presents "Balancing the Heart and Mind: A Weekend Meditation Seminar" on Saturday, March 14th and Sunday, March 15th at Dante's Club, 2330 Fair Oaks Blvd., Sacramento.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009