Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson/IOU/Stand Up Comedy/The Indigo Girls

Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson NPR's Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson is visiting Sacramento. Today on Insight, we'll talk with her about her work in Afghanistan and what it's like to be home.

IOU History California's cash shortage has forced it to start sending out IOUs instead of checks to some vendors and benefit recipients. It's not the first time California has had to do this - it happened in the early 1990s, too. Joining us to tell us that story and compare it to what's happening today is Michael Semler who teaches politics at Sacramento State.

Stand Up Comedy Class How does one learn to become a stand up comedian? You'll meet a local comedian who teaches a course on the subject and he'll try and teach Jeffrey some techniques.

Introduction to Stand Up Comedy with John Ross Section 5 is from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturdays and Section 6 is 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays at the Sacramento Comedy Spot, 1716 Broadway, Sacramento. Information: (916) 402-4757.

The Indigo Girls The Indigo Girls are headlining California WorldFest in Grass Vally later this month. Emily Saliers tells you about their latest album, "Poseidon and the Bitter Bug."

The Indigo Girls perform at 9 p.m. Friday, July 17th at California WorldFest, Nevada County Fairgrounds, Grass Valley.


Insight was not heard on Friday, July 3rd to allow for a special presentation of Captial Public Radio's "Second Opinions: Staying Healthy in a Sick Economy" moderated by Jeffrey Callison.

Monday, July 6, 2009