Post-Disaster Trauma - Friday's shooting at Newtown's Sandy Hook Elementary School that ended in 27 deaths "broke the nation's heart", to repeat the words of President Barack Obama. Unfortunately, school shootings in America are nothing new, and this recent tragedy brings a reminder of the 1989 Stockton Cleveland School shooting that left five children dead and 29 people wounded. Mory Framer is a clinical psychologist who has helped people deal with psychological trauma in the wake of numerous disasters, including the Stockton Schoolyard Shooting and the Columbine Shooting in 1999. Stockton Record Columnist Michael Fitzgerald was a new reporter covering the story at the time.
Egypt Referendum - Back in February 2011, we spoke with UC Davis Professor of Modern Islam Keith Watenpaugh and Sacramento SALAM religious leader Imam Abdul-Azeez. That was two weeks into the revolution in Egypt. Nearly two years later, Egypt's political battle is still raging and has even amplified with Saturday's divisive referendum vote. Professor Watenpaugh and Dr. Azeez re-join us to talk about the changes since their last visit Political Science Professor Tamir Sukkary is also in our studio to relay his relatives' experiences in Egypt.
Holiday Tips - The last thing you want to get in the mail in January is another bill. That's why we're speaking with a California Energy commissioner Andrew McAllister about simple ways to cut back on your energy use over the holidays. Plus, we'll speak with Sacramento police officer Michelle Gigante about ways to safeguard your home while you're out celebrating.
"Relativity" - Local jazz musician Joe Gilman has released an album titled "Relativity" in which each piece is inspired by a different drawing by M.C. Escher. Gilman's compositions interpret Escher's work musical, following up his last album entitled "Americanvas," which was an interpretation of American artists of the 20th century.