Global Health/Dunbar Ogden/Essay Contest/Arboretum All-Stars

Global Health Global health policy is on many people's minds right now because of a variety of current challenges, including the swine flu outbreak. Global health is also the topic of a new series of public discussions starting at UC Davis School of Medicine. It's produced by the World Affairs Council of Sacramento. Leading the Global Health Series is UC Davis medical professor and college director Dr. Ami Bera, who is also a former Chief Medical Officer of Sacramento County.

Stephen McCaffrey will be speaking on global health in the context of water resources at 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 5th at the UC Davis School of Medicine, Lecture Hall, 4610 X St., Sacramento.

"My Father Said Yes" The book "My Father Said Yes" tells the story of a white minister who was a civil rights leader in Arkansas at the time of the Little Rock Nine. The Little Rock Nine were a group of African-American high school students who wanted to enroll at a white school. Reverend Dunbar Ogden took a stand on their behalf and paid a price. His son - also called Dunbar Ogden - is the author of "My Father Said Yes." We'll talk with him about his father's legacy.

Dunbar Ogden presents "My Father Said Yes" at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 5th at The Avid Reader in Davis, 617 Second St., Davis. Information: (530) 758-4040.

Essay Contest We'll talk with one of the winners of a local high school essay contest prompted by a quote from Albert Einstein.

Arboretum All-Stars There's a new list of 100 plants that are tough, water-efficient and easy to grow. Today on Insight, we'll talk with UC Davis researchers about their "arboretum all-stars."


Insight will not be heard on Tuesday, May 5th to bring you a special presentation of California Lectures featuring Richard Price.


Monday, May 4, 2009