Tax Burden/ Budget Jury/ Strong Mayor/ Squeaky/ "Green Room"

Tax Burden Many Californians consider themselves overtaxes, but are they really? And if they're not, who's actually paying the state's bills. Today on Insight, we're going to talk about this with some tax experts.

Budget Jury Should California convene a citizens' jury to break state budget deadlocks? A local law professor made the case for this recently in the "New York Times." Chris Elmendorf tells you about his idea.

Strong Mayor Follow Up An update on the controversial "strong-mayor" issue in Sacramento. Last night, the City Council discussed a ballot initiative from Mayor Kevin Johnson that would increase the mayor's authority over the city. Capital Public Radio's Ben Adler tells you about what was decided.

Squeaky Fromme Photo Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme, a follower of Charles Manson who pulled a gun on President Ford in Sacramento, will be released from prison in a few days. The famous news photograph of Fromme being detained in Capitol Park seconds after she pulled out a gun was taken by retired photojournalist Dick Schmidt. At the time, he worked for the "Sacramento Bee." We talked with Schmidt about the photo on Insight on Feb. 2nd, 2007.

"The Green Room" A new musical gets its world premiere tonight in Sacramento. It's called "The Green Room" and it's about four friends determined to make it onto the Broadway stage. We'll talk with director of the Sacramento production and to the people who wrote it.

"The Green Room" opens Friday, Aug. 7th and runs through Aug. 29th at The California Stage, 2509 R St., Sacramento. Performances at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. There are also 8 p.m. performances on Thursday, Aug. 20th and 27th, and a midnight performance on Saturday, Aug. 22nd. Information: (916) 534-7496.


Insight will not be heard on Monday, Aug. 10th.

Friday, August 7, 2009