Budget Issues/ Schwarzenegger/ Sac Book Review/ Youth Ballet

Small Town Budget Issues We continue our short series on how local governments of different kinds are dealing with big budget cuts brought on by the recession and California's financial crisis. Yesterday, we heard about social service cuts in Sacramento County, and parks and recreation cuts in Placer County. Today on Insight, we'll hear how the City of Woodland is dealing with cuts to its public safety departments.

Schwarzenegger's Budget The number one job for Gov. Schwarzenegger this summer is working with lawmakers to fix the state's budget deficit. Next year, though, is Schwarzenegger's last as governor before being termed out. What are his thoughts on fixing the deficit, the challenges of governing in California, and his own future? Capital Public Radio's Capitol Bureau Chief Marianne Russ sat down with the governor to talk about all of this and more.

Sacramento Book Review If you thought book review magazines were disappearing, think again. A couple has started a monthly one in Sacramento. Since last September, they've reviewed many hundreds of books of all kinds. These are tough times for many publishers. Why did Heidi Komlofske and Ross Rojek decide to start a montly book review and how do they run their business?

Tahoe Youth Ballet A professional ballet dancer has returned to Lake Tahoe to start her own company for young artists. She's Christin Hanna, and her Tahoe Youth Ballet debuts this Saturday. On the program, a variety of dances, including the world premiere of a piece choregraphed by Hanna herself. We'll talk with Hanna and some of her young pupils.

The debut performance of the Tahoe Youth Ballet is at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 13th at the NTHS Theater, 2945 Polaris Road, Tahoe City. Information: (530) 613-4363.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009