Marcos Breton/Emergency Plans/Parolee Training/Ross Hammond

Marcos Breton We check in with Sacramento Bee columnist Marcos Breton about some of the top news stories.

Emergency Planning How does the state and region prepare for emergency responses? Does the cultural and language diversity of California create special challenges in emergency preparedness planning? A researcher of preparedness plans across the state and an emergency preparedness planner join us to discuss these issues and more.

Parolee Training A local program offers training and support to parolees upon their return to the community. An administrator of the Sacramento Community Based Coalition and one of their clients tell you about the program.

Ross Hammond Sacramento guitarist Ross Hammond has been a fixture on the regional jazz, improvised music, soul, and rock scenes for the past decade. He has a new CD out, "An Effective Use of Space".

The CD release party is on Friday, September 4th at the Beatnik Gallery, 2421 17th St., Sacramento. Information: (916) 443-5808. 
Wednesday, September 2, 2009