Insight: Harry Shearer / Climate Change Clues / Mystery Spot Play / Sound Advice: JazzStream

Harry Shearer Harry Shearer brings his documentary about the levee failures in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina to Sacramento for a special screening. We'll talk with the actor and comedian - best known as the bass player from "Spinal Tap" and the voice of mutiple "Simpsons" characters including Smithers and Mr. Burns  - about "The Big Uneasy" and why he decided it was a story that needed to be told.

"The Big Uneasy" airs multiple times beginning Friday, March 18th through Thursday, March 24th at The Crest Theatre, 1013 K St., Sacramento. Harry Shearer will appear at the 7:30 p.m. showing Friday, March 18th and 5 p.m. Sunday, March 20th. Information: (800) 225-2277.

Clues to Climate Change Rocks and sediments that are millions of years old could hold clues to how the Earth's climate could respond in the future in an environment with high levels of atmospheric greenhouse gases, says a new report from the National Research Council. Through an integrated climate research program, these ancient geologic records could enable scientists to better understand how climate behaved during past warm periods. UC Davis professor Isabel Montanez is working on the research program and we'll talk with her aobut it.

Mystery Spot Play California Stage Company is premiering a comedy about the Mystery Spot in Santa Cruz. The playwright is originally from the Sacramento area. We'll talk with Steve Lyons about his new work.

"Mystery Spot" runs through Sunday, April 10th at California Stage, 2509 R St., Sacramento. Performances are at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Information: (916) 451-5822.

Sound Advice: JazzStream John Brenneise, the host of Capital Public Radio's JazzStream, joins us for our weekly music segment that showcases new and reissued music we think you should pay attention to. See the selections of tracks, below:


Thursday, March 17, 2011

Play List

Peter Beets : Waltz in C sharp minor, Op. 64/2 - from Chopin Meets the Blues FindBUY
Peter Beets: Nocturne in E-flat Major - from Chopin Meets the Blues FindBUY
Rachel Z: King of Pain - from The Trio of OZ FindBUY
Tom Luer: Beautiful Ones - from Project Popular FindBUY