Insight: Cuts to Public Education / Born to be Wild / Women in the Bible / On a Narrow Windowsill

Cuts to Public Education What impact will California's budget crisis have on the state's public schools? Today on Insight, we'll talk about it with State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson.

"Born to be Wild" Will Travers, the head of wildlife and conservation charity Born Free, visits Sacramento for a screening of "Born to be Wild 3D." The documentary follows young orphaned elephants and orangutans from birth to their rebirth in to the wild in Kenya and Borneo. We'll talk with him about the film and his work.

"Born to be Wild 3D" opens April 8th at the Esquire IMAX, 1211 K St., Sacramento. Information: (916) 443-4629.

Women in the Bible Bible expert Sarah Shectman will discuss women and their contradictory roles in the Bible in an upcoming lecture in Stockton. The San Francisco resident received her master's and doctorate from Brandeis University and a bachelor's degree in religion from Wellesley.

Sarah Shectman will present "Women's Status in Biblical Israel" at 7 p.m. Thur., April 7th in Biology Building room 101, University of the Pacific.

"On a Narrow Windowsill" A small press based in Rocklin, Calif. has released a new book of poems all written like tweets in 140 characters or less. We'll talk about "On a Narrow Windowsill" with J.S. Graustein, managing editor of Folded Word, which just released the anthology. We'll also hear from Rose Auslander, co-editor of the anthology and contributor to the book, as well as poet Ellaraine Lockie.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011