End of Materialism/Poets Laureate/Guiding Light/Gondoliers

"The End of Materialism"  Will science explain away spirituality? That question is at the heart of a new book - "The End of Materialsim" - by Charles Tart, professor emeritus of psychology at UC Davis and a faculty member of the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology in Palo Alto.

Poets Laureate  California poets laureate are converging on Sacramento for a big reading and the release of a new anthology of their work, "Sometimes in the Open: Poems from California's Poets Laureate." You'll meet some of them.

Several poets will be reading from "Sometimes in the Open: Poems from California's Poets Laureate" at 7:30 p.m. today at California Stage, 2509 R St., Sacramento.

Soap Opera Writer  The longest running broadcast drama is at risk of going off the air after 73 seasons. It's "Guiding Light," the soap opera that started in 1937 on radio and is currently produced by CBS TV. Last week, CBS announced that it was going to drop "Guiding Light" and its future is uncertain. A Sacramento man is one of the show's writers and he joins us to talk about his experience.

"The Gondoliers"  One of the most popular comic operas by Gilbert and Sullivan is playing at Sacramento State this week. You'll meet the director and conductor of Sac State's "The Gondoliers" and hear the cast sing a song.

Sacramento State presents "The Gondoliers" at 8 p.m. Friday, April 10th and 3 p.m. Saturday, April 11th in the University Theatre, Sacramento State, 6000 J St. Information: (916) 278-4323.

Monday, April 6, 2009