Early Prison Release/ Dollison and Marsh/ Sound Advice

Early Prison Release Few political issues are as volatile as crime and punishment and a recent bill aimed at reducing California's prison population has become particularly controversial. The bill, SB X3 18, allows inmates to earn more time off for good behavior. Both the legislature and Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger supported it, but uncertainty about the effects of the releases has left some people confused, scared and angry. Today on Insight, journalist and author Sasha Abramsky sheds some light on the issue.

Dollison and Marsh Kerry Marsh and Julia Dollison are a husband and wife jazz singing team who teach in Sacramento State's jazz vocal program. Unfortunately, this semester will be their last. Before they leave town, though, they are set to release a new album based on the music of Maria Schneider. You'll meet Dollison and Marsh and hear some of their music.

Sound Advice: Off Air It's Thursday and time for our weekly music feature. This week, "Off Air's" Nick Brunner offers advice on new tracks from Lightspeed Champion and Ted Leo.


About our guest host: Sacramento-native David Watts Barton has been involved in Sacramento's music and cultural scene for more than 30 years as a writer, performer and fan. The former Sacramento Bee reporter is the Editor-in-Chief of The Sacramento Press.

Thursday, February 18, 2010