The Populist Vision/ Tent City/David Wesley/YouTube Symphony

"The Populist Vision" Populism can thrive in times of change and challenge. It certainly did in America in the late 1800s and the populist movement of that time helped inspire social reforms in the early 20th Century. One of the most acclaimed US history books of recent years tells that story. It's called "The Populist Vision" and its author is a history professor at Sacramento State. Charles Postel tells you what the populism of the late 19th Centurey can teach us about politics and the economy of today.

Charles Postel gives a public lecture at the annual meeting of the Friends of the CSUS Library at 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 15th in the Library Gallery, 6000 J St., Sacramento State.

Tent City Update Sacramento's tent city for the homeless could soon be no more. The property's owner was set to start fencing off the area today. While some of the tent city's residents have already moved on, there are rumors that others may try to resist the closing of the camp site. Capital Public Radio News' Ben Adler is there.

David Wesley How can Jews and Arabs live peacefully and work productively together in Israel? An anthropologist who lives there and is visiting Sacramento this week has studied the topic and recently wrote a book about it. David Wesley tells you how economic development is managed in Israel's Arab towns.

David Wesley speaks at 7 p.m. today at the Elk Grove Public Library, Community Room, 8800 Elk Grove Blvd., Elk Grove. Information: (916) 689-6943 or 685-3612. He also speaks at 7 p.m. on Monday, April 27th at Congregation Bet Haverim Social Hall, 1715 Anderson Road, Davis.

YouTube Symphony An unusual orchestra makes its debut this week at Carnegie Hall. It's the YouTube Symphony and its members auditioned with video clips posted on the YouTube Web site. One of them - a violinist - is a physician from Modesto. You'll meet Calvin Lee.


Insight was not heard on Friday, April 10th to allow for a special rebroadcast of California Lectures featuring author Daniel Handler.

Monday, April 13, 2009