Amy Goodman/Alzheimer's Project/Obama Book/Comedy Recording

Amy Goodman The host of "Democracy Now!" is away from her New York radio studio this week. She's touring Northern California with her latest book, "Standing Up to the Madness: Ordinary People in Extraordinary Times." Later this week, she's in Sacramento and Nevada City, but today's she's in Berkeley where Pacifica radio station KPFA is celebrating its 60th anniversary. We'll talk with Goodman about her book, her work and KPFA's legacy.

Amy Goodman speaks at 11:30 a.m. Friday, April 17th in Midtown Sacramento. Information: (916) 456-8600 ext. O. She's also speaking at 6 p.m. Friday at the Grass Valley Veterans Hall, 225 S. Auburn St., Grass Valley. Information: (530) 265-9073.

Alzheimer's Project The puzzling but common disease Alzheimer's is the subject of a documentary series premiering next month on HBO. Before the series makes its TV debut, there will be a preview screening in Davis of some highlights from the films. One of the researchers featured in the documentary is UC Davis neuroscientist Charles DeCarli. You'll meet him and hear from a caregiver and a social worker about working and dealing with the disease.

An advance screening and panel discussion on "The Alzheimer's Project" is at 6:30 at the Varsity Theater, 616 Second St., Davis. Another screening is scheduled for 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 22nd at the Masonic Center, 1111 California St., San Francisco. Information: (888) 684-0385.

French Obama Book A French political scientist who specializes in US government and has co-written two books about Barack Obama is in Sacramento today. Olivier Richomme tells you about his books and the various problems he thinks that Presient Obama faces.

Comedy Recording The seemingly always busy comedian Keith Lowell Jensen has a new project or two at hand. This month, he's recording several stand-up shows for a CD, and he's also started a new video blog called Atheist Church. Jensen is one of the founders of the comedy groups The Coexist Comedy Tour and I Can't Believe It's Not Comedy, and the All Sketch Comedy Festival.

Keith Lowell Jensen will be performing and recording his comedy shows at 8 p.m. Friday, April 17th; Saturday, April 18th and Friday, April 24th at Luna's Cafe, 1414 16th St., Sacramento. Information: (916) 441-3931.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009