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Poet Tanaya Winder.

courtesy Tanaya Winder & Sierra Poetry Festival

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Today on Insight, why California is closely watching a $2.2 trillion infrastructure proposal on Capitol Hill. We also look at closing the digital divide and cleaner water across the Central Valley through a major boost to transportation. Plus, a look at Sacramento’s progress in making the city’s cannabis industry equitable for those hardest hit.

Today’s Guests

The New York Times California Correspondent Shawn Hubler explains how California stands to benefit from a $2.2 trillion infrastructure proposal by President Biden and the odds it passes through Congress The City of Sacramento’s Office of Cannabis Management Head Davina Smith discusses the Cannabis Opportunity Reinvestment and Equity program (CORE) to assist individuals and communities disproportionately impacted by the War on Drugs in entering the cannabis industry CORE graduates Labeebah Rahman and Ashtyn Gibson on the benefits of the program and the concerns with a Tuesday City Council agenda item, which proposes a moratorium on new cannabis permits and expansions in their district Nevada County Arts Council will present the 5th Annual Sierra Poetry Festival on April 10th and 11th. Festival director Eliza Tudor and Shelly Covert with the Nevada City Rancheria Nisenan Tribe discuss the free festival with online and live performances offered free of charge. Poet and artist Tanaya Winder is the keynote performance. 

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