Greg Mortenson/In The No/Honorary Degrees/Vocal Art Ensemble


Greg Mortenson Greg Mortenson, the man who builds schools for girls in remote parts of Central Asia, and wrote about it in the international best-seller "Three Cups of Tea." He has a new book out called "Stone into Schools." Today on Insight, Mortenson tells you about the book that focuses on his work in Afghanistan.

Greg Mortenson appears at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 13th at the Tsakopoulos Library Galleria, 828 I St., Sacramento. This is a ticketed event and tickets can be purchased at Borders Books on Fair Oaks. Information: (916) 264-2800.

In The No Jazz and gypsy-influenced Latin-rock band In the No is playing tonight in Natomas. You'll meet the band and hear them perform in our studios.

In The No performs from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Bella Bru Cafe & Catering, 4680 Natomas Blvd., Sacarmento.

Honorary Degrees In World War II, Japanese-Americans at UC Davis were sent off to internment camps. Now, the University of California is recognizing those former students and their peers at other UC campuses with honorary degrees. In July, we spoke with a UC Davis professor who helped lead the task force that recommended giving the degree. We also spoke with a Japanese-American woman who was forced out of her classes at the University of California. You'll meet Grace Obata and hear her story. This segment originally aired July 31st, 2009.

Vocal Art Ensemble Choral music from around the world will be sung at three concerts in the Sacramento area this weekend. The concerts are called "Voyages Musicaux," French for "musical journeys," and they're given by a fairly new group called the Vocal Art Ensemble. They also have a new CD out called "Tally-Ho! Choral Music of Great Britain and Ireland." A stripped-down version of the Vocal Art Ensemble joins us and you'll hear them perform live.

 
Friday, December 11, 2009