School Proposition/Lisa See/Little Shop of Horrors


School District Proposition You need a two-thirds majority when you ask California voters to raise local money for schools. Is that too high a bar? A proposed initiative would reduce it to 55 percent and supporters are seeking signatures to try and qualify it for the ballot. Today on Insight, we'll talk with one of those supporters about it.

"Little Shop of Horrors" Who would have thought a blood-thirsty plant and the down-and-out shop assistant who raised it would be the subject of one of the most successful Off-Broadway shows of all time? It's "Little Shop of Horrors" and a new production opens this weekend in Sacramento at Cosumnes River College. You'll meet two of the actors and hear some of "Suddenly Seymour."

Lisa See One of the most acclaimed novels of last year just came out in paperback. It's "Shanghai Girls" by Lisa See and it tells the story of two glamorous Chinese women fleeing the horror of war and moving to California. Lisa See lives in Southern California, but is in San Francisco for book signings today and tomorrow and Stockton on March 13th. This interview originally aired June 19th, 2009.

 
Monday, February 22, 2010