Methyl Iodide/Whopping Cough/Bastille Day/Chief Crazy Horse

Methyl Iodide California regulators are considering approving a controversial pesticide for use on fruit - even though state scientists have found methyl iodide could result in significant health risks for workers and the general population. A public comment period just ended and a final decision by the California Department of Pesticide Regulation could take several more months. Today on Insight, we'll talk with a UC Davis chemistry professor about it.

Whopping Cough Whooping cough is at a peak in California - what's the epidemic all about and what can be done about it? We'll talk with a professor of pediatrics, microbiology and immunology at Stanford University Medical Center about it.

Bastille Day A loose-knit group of Sacramento residents have come together to put on the first Bastille Day celebration in Sacramento. It will include a waiter's race like Paris' and Portland's. Why is this happening Sacramento and how did it come to be?

Chief Crazy Horse Saloon The famous Chief Crazy Horse Saloon in Nevada City is scheduled to close on July 31 after presenting live music since the 1960s, due to a dispute between the owner of the Nevada City building that houses the Saloon and Grill and the owner of the saloon. We'll talk with the building's owner, whose family started the saloon.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010