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Foon Rhee

Is California ready for frequent executions?

Arkansas is planning to execute five inmates before the end of April. California has the biggest death row in the nation, and voters called in November for speeding up executions. But is the public really prepared, especially given recent botched lethal injections?

Foon Rhee

North Korea standoff hits close to the heart

Any minute, it’s possible that President Donald Trump’s staredown over North Korea’s nuclear weapons program could lead to death and destruction in South Korea. Gone is the ultra-cool Barack Obama with his “strategic patience” plan of diplomacy and sanctions. Now we have Trump facing off against another very unpredictable leader with weird hair, North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un.

Foon Rhee

Charity begins at home, especially under Trump

With President Trump wanting to slash social program budgets to boost defense spending, donations to local charities are even more important. One of them is Meals on Wheels, which his budget director dismissed for not showing results. Riding with a volunteer might change his mind.

Foon Rhee

Is President Trump misfiring on trade?

Trump is focusing on unfair practices to reduce the U.S. trade deficit. But some economists say the real problem lies in countries with undervalued currencies. Now Trump has backtracked from calling China a currency manipulator in hopes it will help him on North Korea.

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The thinking behind Sue Wilson, who brought the end to 107.9 The End

Sue Wilson from Fiddletown won a victory over Sacramento radio station 107.9 The End. Where there once was commercial pop music, hooting deejays and stupid radio stunts, there’s now static. In January 2007, Jennifer Strange, a 28-year-old mother of three and a regular listener to 107.9-KDND, The End, entered a contest called “Hold your wee for a Wii,” the Nintendo gaming console that was all rage at the time. The person who gulped the most water without having to urinate would win. Strange fell into a coma and died later that afternoon.
Dan Morain The Sacramento Bee
The thinking behind Sue Wilson, who brought the end to 107.9 The End 4:53

The thinking behind Sue Wilson, who brought the end to 107.9 The End

Watch DeMarcus Cousins try to bully Sacramento media 2:24

Watch DeMarcus Cousins try to bully Sacramento media

Trump protesters pack big guns 1:11

Trump protesters pack big guns

Trump California campaign manager vows a fight 0:56

Trump California campaign manager vows a fight