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Capital Public Radio's daily, in-depth interview program providing context and background to the issues that face our region.

Capital Public Radio's daily, in-depth interview program providing context and background to the issues that face our region.
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Sacramento, CA


Capital Public Radio's daily, in-depth interview program providing context and background to the issues that face our region.




7055 Folsom Boulevard Sacramento, CA 95826-2625 (916) 278-8900


Insight: Senator Toni Atkins / National Voter Registration Day / Tycho Plays Golden1 Center

Senator Toni Atkins shares her view on the affordable housing crisis. Dr. Mindy Romero returns for National Voter Registration Day. Scott Hansen and Zac Brown return to Sacramento with their band Tycho before their show at Golden1 Center.

Duration: 00:50:43

Insight: Political Junkie Ken Rudin / Earthquake Forecasting / Author Melina Watts / Pianist Alejandro Sabre

Political Junkie Ken Rudin recaps a weekend of politics surrounding sports stars speaking out, the Graham-Cassidy bill to repeal the ACA, and Jared Kushner's use of a private email account. Will California be ready for the next big earthquake? UC Davis Professor Jonathan Rundle explains what we learned from Mexico last week and what warning systems are currently in place. Melina Sempill Watts' debut novels explores the history and ecology of California’s Santa Monica Mountains through the...

Duration: 00:55:50

Insight: Delta Tunnels / Farm Preservation / WWII Internment Documentary / Sound Advice Jazz

Gov. Jerry Brown’s Delta Tunnels hit a major funding roadblock this week. In Sacramento’s Farm to Fork Week, we hear perspectives on the fight to save America’s farmland and promote the next generation of growers. Then at the Crest Theatre, a new documentary addresses cultural violence during the Japanese Internment. And Capital Pubilc Radio jazz host Gary Vercelli has this week’s Sound Advice. In Sacramento’s Farm to Fork Week, we hear perspectives on the fight to save America’s...

Duration: 00:49:13

Insight: ACA Repeal / Merrin Dungey / Wine And Farm To Fork / Petaluma Performs

Healthcare Reporter Emily Bazar explores the latest Republican effort to replace and repeal Obamacare. Then Hollywood actor Merrin Dungey and motivational speaker Tony Asaro discuss their Sacramento roots. Plus, there’s this months’ Kushman by the Bottle and new music from the band Petaluma.

Insight: Pelosi Visits Sac State / Housing Supply / Capay Valley Farmers


Insight: Political Junkie / Capitol Chat / Write Or Die

A politics-filled hour begins with the Political Junkie Ken Rudin. Then State Government Reporter Ben Bradford wraps up California’s legislative deadline. And there’s new music from Write or Die before their performance at City of Trees.

Insight: Capitol Chat / Creative Edge / John Skinner / Light Opera

It’s the final day at the legislature to get bills to Gov. Jerry Brown Capitol. Bureau Chief Ben Adler recaps a late night of legislative deal-making The Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission has a new leader and a town hall meeting. Insight Host Beth Ruyak shares her remembrance of local musician John Skinner. And the Light Opera Theatre of Sacramento presents "Patience."

Insight: Pacific Hurricanes? / Vietnam Documentary / Sound Advice: Classical

Could high powered hurricanes happen in California someday? A NOAA meteorologist weighs in. UC Davis' Dr. Carolee Tran is in a new documentary on Vietnam. And Cale Wiggins brings new classical releases for Sound Advice.

Insight: PolitiFact On Border Wall Statements / Race And Gender In Pop Culture / Author Stephen Finlay Archer

Did then Senators Obama and Clinton support a border wall with Mexico? PolitiFact reporter Chris Nichols explains. Then a conversation on race and gender in pop culture that expands at CrockerCon on Thursday. And author Stephen Finlay Archer introduces us to his historical novel series, The Irish Clans.

Duration: 01:10:14

Insight: Housing Segregation History / "Reinventing America's Schools" / Pianist Lara Downes

The View From Here affordable housing series Place and Privilege continues with reporter Cosmo Garvin’s interview with Richard Rothstein on his best-selling new book ‘The Color of Law’. Author David Osborne takes a look at schools succeeding across the country to learn what works when innovating education. And acclaimed pianist Lara Downes kicks off her "Sounds like America" tour with a performance on Insight.

Duration: 00:53:59

Insight: Political Junkie / A Nation Engaged On DACA / Christopher Fairman

How is President Trump responding to the devastation caused by Hurricane Irma? The Political Junkie Ken Rudin has analysis. Then, we hear reaction from Sacramentans to the President’s decision on DACA, North Korea and other major policy decisions in his first nine months. And singer-songwriter Christopher Fairman shares music from his new E.P.

Insight: Housing Legislation / Lyme Disease / "Nouns" Art Exhibit

What’s the fate of housing legislation at the State Capitol? Sacramento Bee reporter Alexei Kosseff has the details. We'll explore the latest on Lyme disease and its impact on Californians. Artists Emily Swinsick and Erik Castellanos share "Nouns," a collaborative art show at Menagerie Sacramento. Producer's note: Guitarist Ottmar Liebert was originially scheduled to appear on this epidose of Insight but was unable to.

Insight: DACA Questions / Author Sasha Abramsky / Jewish Food Faire / Sound Advice Classical

A look at the unanswered questions surrounding the end of DACA. Author Sasha Abramsky on the science of fear and how it intersects with politics. The 40th Annual Jewish Food Faire. Sound Advice previews classical concerts in Sacramento.

Insight: Advance Peace / Farm To Every Fork / Triumph Cancer Foundation / Marcus Crowder On Arts And Media

Advance Peace is a program to give cash to gang members practicing nonviolence. Farm To Every Fork is bringing food to low-income and homeless families. Cyclist Pam Whitehead shares Triumph Cancer Foundation. Marcus Crowder discusses arts and media.

Insight: Lawmakers Delay Housing Vote / CAL FIRE Updates, "Fire Chasers" Documentary / Landscape Photographer Fred Dusel

Capital Public Radio's Ben Adler has the details from the Capitol on housing legislation and a major parks and water bond at the Legislature. CAL FIRE has an update on the Ponderosa Fire and a new Netflix documentary titled “Fire Chasers.” And Fred Dusel discusses his 3D landscape photography on exhibit in Sacramento.

Insight: Northern California Hurricane Relief / Memoir Of Abuse And Survival / LGBTQ Comedy Night / Sound Advice: Live Music For Labor Day Weekend

Northern California organizations send relief to Texas in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. Author Alice Anderson shares her story of abuse and survival. The LGBTQ Comedy Night brings laughter to the 30th Anniversary of the Sacramento Rainbow Festival. For Sound Advice, Insight producer Cody Drabble previews three live music events for Labor Day weekend.

Duration: 00:50:50

Insight: PolitiFact Checks On Joe Arpaio Pardon / Helping Pets Cope With Sudden Changes / Historian Richard Schwartz On Actor M.B. Curtis

Angie Holan from joins Insight with fact-checks on the Joe Arpaio pardon and disaster memes. Pet expert Gina Spadafori talks about how animals cope with change. Historian Richard Schwartz tells us about the trailblazing Jewish actor M.B. Curtis– Richard’s written a book about him.

Insight: Capitol Chat Housing Bills / Tahoe Workforce Housing / Alice Waters Memoir / Fair Oaks Theatre Festival

This week’s episode of the ‘Place & Privilege’ podcast explores Tahoe’s crisis and some proposed solutions. California lawmakers, meanwhile, are shaping new legislation to ease similar issues across the state. We’ll get an update from the Capitol. We take a look back at a conversation with chef Alice Waters in anticiaption of her new memoir. Fair Oaks Theatre Festival presents "SHREW!" and remembers their late artistic director Bob Irvin.

Insight: Political Junkie On Trump's Tone / Bay Area Protests / Berryessa Monument Retains Status / Guitarist Ross Hammond

Ken Rudin on the impact of President Trump’s messages and tone over the past week. Then, the latest from San Francisco on the Patriot Prayer rally that was cancelled and relocated. We’ll explore what happens next to national monuments, specifically Berryessa Snow Mountain. And guitarist Ross Hammond performs in our studio.

Insight: Capitol Chat / New Voter Data / Keyboard Conversations / New Music PIcks From Hey Listen!

In this week’s Capitol Chat, Ben Bradford discusses California's Cap and Trade program and affordable-housing legislation. Mindy Romero with the California Civic Engagement Project discusses new voter data. Keyboard Conversations kicks off its concert series at the Harris Center with a tribute to Leonard Bernstein and George Gerschwin. This week's selections from Hey, Listen! host Nick Brunner include songs from Downtown Boys and Japanese Breakfast.

Duration: 00:48:58

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