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Country's Wealthiest Farmer Stewart Resnick Makes 'A Kingdom From Dust' During Drought California Sunday founder Mark Arax shares his feature "A Kingdom From Dust" on how the nation's wealthiest farmer influenced the water wars during the state's five-year drought. William Jessup Study Explores Climate Change's Effects On Migratory Birds William Jessup University Professor Michael McGrann shares research on climate change's impact on migratory birds. Sacramento Bacon Fest Kicks Off...
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News Network: Community Policing In Sacramento After Stephon Clark was shot and killed by Sacramento police in his grandparents' backyard, the focus has turned to preventing these events from happening in the future. Could a new approach to community policing be the answer? California Dream: The Cost Of Living In California Why does it cost so much to live in California? CALmatters data reporter Matt Levin explains why housing costs are so high. Six California Governor Candidates To Face Off In...
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Californians Might Get A Tax Break For Capturing Rainwater Sen. Steve Glazer explains Proposition 72, a bill he authored to incentivize rainwater capture by exempting new systems from property taxes. NPR International Correspondent Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson Speaks In Sacramento Currently based in Berlin, Nelson has ties to the Sacramento area and visits frequently. She spoke at a variety of events in town and discusses her career with Insight's Beth Ruyak. The Sweet History Of California...
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PolitiFact California: Bipartisan Support For Border Wall? Did then Senators Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton support a border wall? PolitiFact California reporter Chris Nichols checks the claim by Congressman Jeff Denham as the DACA debate continues. Crocker Con Explores Race And Gender Issues In Pop Culture What can intergalactic warfare in Star Trek teach us about race relations in America? A special panel at the Crocker Art Museum Thursday night titled explore that question and many others....
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Insight: Stories Of Immigration / Elizabeth Rosner / Les Dames d'Esoffier / Sound Advice On Insight, we'll have a conversation about Latino and Jewish arrivals and an event from the Latino-Jewish Forum. Author Elizabeth Rosner previews an upcoming event in Sacramento. And we take a look at a food and wine club for women only. Latino-Jewish Forum Hosts Stories of Immigration The Latino-Jewish Forum is hosting an event to share Stories of Immigration to foster greater understanding of the...
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PolitiFact California: 'Pants On Fire' Rating For Claim Chris Nichols is Capital Public Radio's PolitiFact California reporter. He joins Insight to talk about a claim he recently fact-checked from California Democratic Congresswoman and U.S. Senate candidate Loretta Sanchez. Elliott Ranch Elementary School Students Tackle Clean Energy Elementary school students from Elk Grove explain how they'll be working to solve real-world energy problems. "The Race for Paris" by Meg Waite Clayton...
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Political Junkie Super Tuesday Preview The Political Junkie Ken Rudin gets geared up for Super Tuesday and gives us a preview. Maya Soetoro-Ng Visits Sacramento State President Barack Obama's half-sister, Maya Soetoro-Ng visited Sacramento State University. She talked with Insight host Beth Ruyak about young people and her big brother, the President. Sacramento Beer Week We'll talk with the founder of Lagunitas Brewing Company about the business of craft beer and how it's changed since he first...
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Political Junkie: James Comey, Presidential International Trips Political Junkie Ken Rudin recaps the firing of FBI Director James Comey and Trump's first international trip as U.S. President. California Museum Partners With SoCal Cultural Centers For Traveling Exhibit On Hollywood Exiles, Emigres Curators and historians from the California Museum and Skirball Cultural Center describe the role of Hollywood actors who escaped from a former life of persecution in Europe during the 1930s and...
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CapChat: Guns, Guns, Guns This week on Capitol Chat, the topic of conversation is guns. Capitol Bureau Chief Ben Adler joins us in the studio to talk about what's trending as far as gun control in the state Capitol. Remembering Comedian Michael O'Connell Michael O'Connell, a beloved comedian in the Sacramento scene, died yesterday from complications of muscular dystrophy at the UC Davis Medical Center. We'll talks with local comedians about his life. Sound Advice: Blue Dog Jam Revamp From one...
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News Network: Stockton Stockton is grappling with the issue of free speech versus hate speech during the public comments at its city council meetings. Plus, there are calls in the city to change streets named for Confederate leaders. Latino Center of Art and Culture Sacramento's La Raza Galeria Posada is changing its name and broadening its focus, with an eye toward the artists and cultural influences of the future. 'Aurora' by Kim Stanley Robinson One of the most acclaimed science fiction...
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Sacramento Council Tackles Policing / Police Chief Daniel Hahn / PolitiFact California On 'Paid Protesters' / Jazz Days Festival CapRadio's Ezra David Romero recaps City Council meeting on policing. Police Chief Daniel Hahn shares his plans to move the department forward. PolitiFact California rates sheriff's "paid protesters" claim. New jazz festival comes to Roseville. Sacramento Police Chief Answers Questions From Council, Community At Meeting. In the wake of the police shooting of...
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How A Moderator Can Help Shape A Debate Following the Vice Presidential Debate between Mike Pence and Tim Kaine, KVIE's Jason Shoultz and the Washington Post's Margaret Sullivan discuss the vital role moderators have in debates. Weed Fights For Its Water Rights A small Northern California town could see its water source cut completely as a battle with a timber company continues to grow. Beverly Johnson -- A Pioneer For Women Of Color In Fashion World famous fashion icon Beverly Johnson comes to...
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California's First Legal Challenge Against President Trump The first legal challenge to Trump's Executive Order on Sanctuary Cities begins on Friday. State government reporter Ben Bradford joins Insight from San Francisco for a preview of the case. Four Years Later, Sacramento Runners Reflect On Boston Marathon Bombing Saturday marks the fourth anniversary since three people were killed and 260 were wounded in one of the worst terror attacks in the U.S. We speak with past and present runners in...
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Insight: Sexual Harassment At Capitol / Cannabis For Pets / Sound Advice Jazz / Separate Spines Julia Mitric updates on developments in sexual harassment allegations against state Sen. Tony Mendoza. UC Davis researchers study using medical cannabis on pets. Gary Vercelli joins for Sound Advice Jazz. Separate Spines performs new music. Capital Senate Fellows Director On ‘Indefinite Leave' After Failing To Report Misconduct Sacramento State's placed the director of its California Senate Fellows...
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San Joaquin County Office of Emergency Services / Courtesy Levee, Oroville Spillway Repair Updates Insight provides an update on a levee break in Manteca and evacuations that are underway. Political Junkie Discusses New National Security Advisor The Political Junkie is turning his analytical gaze west. Ken Rudin, known to NPR listeners from his many years talking all things politics with Neal Conan on "Talk of the Nation," puts California politics in the context of the national scene....
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What Level Of Insurance Do Homeowners Have During Wildfire Season? As major fires continue to rage around California, many are wondering whether their homes are insured from fire damage and what the state is doing to protect them. CA Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones joins Insight with more. New Series 'Toxic Taps' Goes Under Surface Of California's Water Crises Why do a million Californians living in the nation's breadbasket lack access to a basic necessity- clean drinking water? Tara Lohan...
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Tahoe Ski Resorts Now Open Thanks to some cold and wet storms this past week, Alpine Meadows Ski Resort in Tahoe is opening earlier than it has in more than a decade. Sacramento French Film Festival Returns For 'Mini' Event The Sacramento French Film Festival is returning for a one-day mini event this Saturday at the Crest Theatre. This petite version of the popular summer festival will include five feature films. After 200 Issues, Submerge Creators Take A Look Back Sacramento music magazine...
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Congressman Tom McClintock On Immigration, Trade, Guns / Flu Season Recap / Vietnam War Doc / Violinist Joe Kye Performs Congressman Tom McClintock weighs in on the Trump administration's actions on immigration, guns and trade policy. Flu season recap by a UC Davis doctor. "Vietnam: An Inner View" screening comes to Sacramento Library. Joe Kye previews two concerts.
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Capitol Chat - Capital Public Radio's Bureau Chief Ben Adler joins us to discuss his latest report on Prop 55, the massive voter guide in your mailbox and the state of California's beloved first dog. Rock Climber Alex Honnold - Alex Honnold has shattered climbing records. At 31, he's become the first person to climb Yosemite's Half Dome and Moonlight Buttress without any protective equipment. He discusses his latest climbing adventures and his memoir, "Alone On the Wall." Rock Band...
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News Network - CapRadio's Healthcare Reporter Pauline Bartolone joins Insight as Sacramento County considers whether to provide health benefits to undocumented people. Weed: The New Science Of Marijuana - Acclaimed writer Hampton Sides joins Insight. He wrote the cover story for the June issue of National Geographic Magazine, which is entirely devoted to the science of marijuana. CORE Dance - CORE Contemporary Dance has an upcoming performance in the renovated State Theater in Auburn. Founder...
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TedX Sacramento: Bionic Pancreas - Edward Damiano, a professor of biomedical engineering, joins Insight to talk about the bionic pancreas he designed to help his son and others. He will be speaking at TEDX Sacramento Friday. Kushman By The Bottle - For this month's Kushman By The Bottle, wine expert Rick Kushman has the backstory on the cancellation of the Grape Escape. He'll also talk about the Barbera Festival. Shrem Museum Of Art Opening - UC Davis is preparing to open the new Shrem Museum...
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Capitol Chat: California Democratic Party Endorses Recreational Marijuana Use State Government Reporter Ben Bradford joins us to talk about why CA's Dem Party endorsing recreational marijuana is significant in this week's Capitol Chat. We'll also get an update on the Democrats' gun control sit-in. Oakland Police Scandal It's been a bad week for the Oakland Police Department, which has been rocked by a sex scandal that's led to the firing of three different police chiefs. We'll talk with East...
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Spillway Updates From Lake Oroville The state is considering opening an emergency spillway on the Oroville Dam this Saturday for the first time in history. Bob Moffitt is in Oroville and joins Insight. A Message On Climate Change From Former EPA Head What role will California continue to play in the fight against climate change? Capital Public Radioâs Ben Bradford sat down with the former head of the EPA and has new climate change legislation to discuss. 'Kokoro' Exhibit In California Museum...
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Political Junkie Ken Rudin: Short-Term Spending And Trump Comments On Immigration Political Junkie Ken Rudin recaps a weekend in Washington D.C. that saw an immigration compromise fall apart and lead to a potential government shutdown later this week. Wayne Thiebaud Exhibit Opens in Davis Shrem Museum Director Rachel Teagle explores legendary Sacramento pop-artist Wayne Thiebaud's work from 1958 to 1968. Remembering Benny Goodman Remembering Benny Goodman and his legacy 80 years after a...
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Dealing With Orlando Tragedy On Social Media Dr. Andy Jones, a social media expert and continuing lecturer for the University Writing Program at UC Davis, visits Insight to talk about the role of social media after a tragedy. News Network: California Fire Update Hot temperatures are in the forecast for the Sacramento region. Meanwhile, a number of fires are burning across the state. CapRadio's Steve Milne provides an update. Sacramento Stand-Up Competition The 4th Annual Sacramento Stand-up...
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The Political Junkie Ken Rudin - The Political Junkie Ken Rudin joins Insight to put California politics in the context of the national scene. PolitiFact CA: Myth Busting The Drought - PolitiFact CA Reporter Chris Nichols joins us to take on some of the statements we commonly hear about "the end of the drought." Fair Legislation - Director and Producer Doug Harris joins Insight to discuss his new documentary "Fair Legislation: The Byron Rumford Story." Sacramento Opera...
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The X That Marks Sacramento’s Social Ills: How Decades-Old Policy Racially Divided The City Sociologist Jesus Hernandez explains the geography that forms the baseline for race relations and public infrastructure investment in Sacramento, and how it influences the health of the city’s neighborhoods. audio coming soon Dissect Podcast Launches New Season On Frank Ocean Dissect podcast season three has returned as a Spotify original to break down the biographical and musical story behind Frank...
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The Political Junkie Goes West The Political Junkie Ken Rudin joins us from Washington D.C. in an effort to put it all in perspective. Microbes In Space Results On today's Insight, researchers from UC Davis will give an update on a project that sent earth microbes to space. Elaine Corn Shares Her Cherry Recipes Food writer Elaine Corn shares some of her recipes for cherry season. Summer Movies Insight has a preview of this summer's big movies.
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Capitol Chat: Republican National Convention This week on Capitol Chat, Capital Bureau Chief Ben Adler joins us on Insight to talk about the upcoming Republican National Convention next week in Cleveland, Ohio. Sacramento News & Review Wins Legal Battle Over Mayor's Emails We'll talk with Sacramento News & Review editor Rachel Leibrock and former Co-Editor Nick Miller on what's next in the investigation into Mayor Kevin Johnson's use of private emails. Sound Advice: Classical Music With...
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McGeorge Immigration Clinic Prepares For Trump Administration The McGeorge Immigration Clinic is advising residents looking to settle their immigration status with the U.S. to do so in anticipation of a Trump presidency. Professor Blake Nordahl and dean Raquel Aldana talk about changes in U.S. aid. Michael Bratton Turkey Trot Aims To Boost Suicide Awareness With Record Turnout The Michael Bratton ll Annual Turkey Trot, which promotes suicide awareness, is aiming for a record turnout this year....
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Wall Fire Aftermath / Alpacas In Calif. / Artist Raphael Delgado / Sound Advice Insight speaks with Mayor Linda Dahlmeier about how residents of Oroville are coping after the destruction from the Wall Fire. We learn more about California's alpaca industry and why the animals are growing increasingly popular in the Golden State.
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PolitiFact: Trump's Foreign Visit, Dead Tree Fund Did President Trumpâs first foreign visit generate millions of jobs and billions of dollars? PolitiFact national editor Angie Holan examines the claim. Joining her is PolitiFact California Reporter Chris Nichols. 'The Last Days Of Cafe Leila': A Story Of Exile And Nostalgia Chef Donia Bijan is best known for her work in the kitchen, but she joins Insight to share her novel inspired by the history, culture, politics and food of her homeland....
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A Look At The New Cap-And-Trade Proposal In The Legislature New cap-and-trade legislation was proposed this week, turning heads at the thought of what the future of offshore drilling will look like. Sacramento Bike Month Brings A Series Of Events For Cyclists Cyclists rejoice! Each May, Sacramento celebrates its bike riders for the miles logged on wheels. Monica Hernandez with SACOG and Jim Brown with SABA explain how Sacramento is supporting its cycling community and the hurdles it faces. East...
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Folsom Lake Water Release Management Shane Hunt from the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation joins Insight to explain how his agency manages water releases from Folsom Lake. Human Trafficking In Sacramento Jenny Williamson, the executive director of Courage Worldwide, joins us in studio to talk about human trafficking in Sacramento. Kushman By The Bottle In this monthâs Kushman by the Bottle, weâll talk about St. Pattyâs Day and wine, plus weâll learn what not to do when it comes to using wine apps...
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Capitol Chat Capital Public Radio's government reporter Ben Bradford joins us for this week's Capitol Chat. Pulitzer Prize Winner Jack Ohman Sacramento Bee editorial cartoonist Jack Ohman won the Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Cartooning this week. He joins us in the studio tell us more about winning and what's next after a career-defining achievement. The Sacramento Youth Symphony We'll talk to Sacramento Youth Symphony artistic director and conductor Michael Neumann and we'll hear a live...
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The Political Junkie Goes West The Political Junkie joins us for our signature segment that puts California politics in the context of the national scene. Rudin joins us from Washington D.C. in an effort to put it all in perspective. US Track & Field Trials The US Track & Field Trials are underway in Eugene Oregon. Distance runner Kim Conley joins Insight to talk about her race and the big win over the weekend by her teammate Kate Grace. Author Interview: Beaks, Bones & Bird Songs...
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Political Junkie Ken Rudin On Hope Hicks, Jared Kushner Cody Drabble Political Junkie Ken Rudin recaps a week of changes at the White House with the departure of Hope Hicks and downgrade of Jared Kushner's security clearance. BBC World Service Look-Ahead: China Moves To Remove Presidential Term Limits Chris Remington BBC World Service editor Pooneh Ghoddoosi looks ahead to the week in news: China eliminates term limits for President Xi Jinping; US Sec. of State Rex Tillerson travels to five...
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'Sunday Street: Broadway' / 'Three Revolutions In Urban Transportation' / Sound Advice Sacramento hopes to get drivers out of their car with an open street event; a new report has different ways to reduce emissions between Sacramento and Yolo counties and Submerge Magazine's Jonathan Carraba hosts Sound Advice.
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Ken Rudin Gives Political Analysis On First Upcoming Clinton-Trump Debate The Political Junkie is turning his analytical gaze west. Ken Rudin, known to NPR listeners from his many years talking all things politics with Neal Conan on "Talk of the Nation," joins Insight host Beth Ruyak for our signature segment. Sacramento Attorney Goes Over Best Practices Interacting With Law Enforcement Do you know what to do if you are pulled over by the police -- a lot of people don't. Sacramento...
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Capitol Chat: Oroville, Mexican Delegation and Kamalaâs Maiden Speech The federal government has approved federal funding for the storm disasters affecting California including the Oroville Dam. Capitol Bureau Chief Ben Adler explains this and the Mexican delegation in town as part of this week's Capitol Chat. Sacramento/Black Art Of Dance Found Prepares To Retire On 25th Anniversary The Sacramento/Black Art of Dance will celebrate its 25th anniversary while also bidding farewell to its...
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Capitol Chat: Millions Undisclosed In UC Audit, Single-Payer Bill Passes First Hurdle Capitol Bureau Chief Ben Adler shares his report on the single-payer health care legislation and the state auditor's findings of undisclosed money from the University of California. Stories On Stage Brings Local Author Robert Dorjathâs Short Story To Life With Actor Ethan Ireland Local author Robert Dorjath brings his short story "A Parable of Fausto Bruzzesi" to Stories on Stage, based on a Chicago...
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State Senate HR Failed To Remedy Harassment For Six Weeks Ben Adler reports on the California Senate's inadequate response to harassment allegations by a Senate Fellow against Tony Mendoza. PolitiFact California: Latino Student Graduation Rates, Trump's Claim On Feinstein Are only 12% of Latino students graduating college in California? PolitiFact California Reporter Chris Nichols fact checks this claim by gubernatorial candidate Antonio Villaraigosa. Loaves & Fishes Explains New Tax Law...
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Capitol Chat: A California Legislature Post Election Capitol Bureau Chief Ben Adler gives updates on the November elections and what the supermajority for Democrats look like in the California Legislature. All this and more on this week's Capitol Chat. Placer County Approves Controversial Squaw Valley Expansion Project After years of tenuous debate, the Squaw Valley Expansion project has been approved. Sierra Sun Reporter Amanda Rhoades was at the Placer County Supervisor's meeting on Tuesday...
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Capitol Chat - In this week's Capitol Chat, Capital Public Radio's National Political Reporter Matt Laslo talks about California Senator Barbara Boxer's push to counter the Hobby Lobby Supreme Court decision. Plus, a Nevada senator wants to extend long-term unemployment benefits. Sustainable Fish Farming - Farmed sturgeon from Sacramento's Passmore Ranch, which is known among the city's culinary scene for its exceptionally fresh fish, has recently been updated to "green" on the...
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Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg Reflects On 2017, Looks Ahead To 2018 Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg reflects on his first year in office and his goals for 2018. PolitiFact Year End Roundup: Fact-Checking 2017 With President Trump's first year in office there were plenty of claims to be fact-checked in 2017. PolitiFact reflects on its biggest lies of the year including those made by California politicians. 'City Rising' Documentary Explores Gentrification And Housing Discrimination...
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Fiat-Chrysler, Becerra Confirmation And More Budget Analysis With Ben Bradford In this week's Capitol Chat, State Government Reporter Ben Bradford examines the newest emissions cheating scandal, the confirmation of new attorney general Xavier Becerra and the governor's state budget proposal. UC Davis Professor Studies Mating Behaviors Of Birds Professor Gail Patricelli is a UC Davis professor studying the mating habits of birds. She talks with Insight about her findings. Rerun: Lara Downe...
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Oiled Wildlife Care Network Responds To Santa Barbara Oil Spill Veterinarians from the Oiled Wildlife Care Network have responded to the coast of Santa Barbara after a recent oil spill. The group's director discusses the cleanup effort on Insight. Training Program Prepares Shelter Pit Bulls For Adoption A program at the Sacramento County Animal Shelter gives pit bulls special socialization training to help them become adoptable. Volunteers say they're also hoping to improve the breed's...
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News Network - Capital Public Radio's regional reporter Bob Moffitt, brings us up-to-date with Sacramento's on-going anti-camping-ordinance protest happening at City Hall. The Future Of Unions - Chair of the Uc Berkeley Labor Center Ken Jacobs joins Beth Ruyak to discuss how unions might fare in the near future. Jesse Vasquez - Jesse Vasquez takes photographs with only a flashlight illuminating the subjects. He joins us to talk about his work and an upcoming live performance at the Crocker Art...
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'Wherever There's A Fight:' California's Track Record On Civil Rights The Golden State has a long history as a pioneer in the civil rights movement. Elaine Elinson and Stan Yogi reflect on that past in their book "Wherever There's a Fight." They join Insight ahead of their talk at the California State Library. Experts Explain The Reason Why Some Trees Are Worse For Allergies Than Others All Things Considered Anchor Randol White guest hosts today in his segment explaining why certain...
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Dissecting The First Clinton-Trump Debate: Who Won? Was it the most viewed political event in U.S. history? Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump squared off in their first televised debate. How will it affect each candidate's path to the November elections? Observing National Voter Day With The California Civic Engagement Project Tuesday is National Voter Registration Day. Mindy Romero from the California Civic Engagement Project talks about low voter rates despite recent surges in registration....
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Political Junkie: Mueller Probe Indicts Manafort And Gates Political Junkie Ken Rudin weighs in on the Mueller investigation's first moves to indict Paul Manafort and Rick Gates for money laundering and other charges. Mayor Michael Tubbs Pilots Universal Basic Income In Stockton Stockton Mayor Michael Tubbs is piloting a program that would provide a basic income for certain Stockton residents. Dia De Los Muertos: Arte Y Almas A new exhibit at the California Museum explores the Day of the Dead...
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California Gov. Jerry Brown's Week Of Legislation Explained Gov. Jerry Brown had another busy week signing key legislation on education and the environment. LA Times' state government and politics reporter Melanie Mason talks about the governor's busy work week. Reyna Grande Shares Memoir About Crossing Mexico-U.S. Border Award-winning novelist and memoirist Reyna Grande shares her new book, "The Distance Between Us," about Reyna's parents making the dangerous trek across the...
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Insight: PolitiFact California / Grand Canyon Expedition / Sound Advice / Cellist Amit Peled For Thursday's Insight, we hear about PolitiFact's latest fact checks, a 135-mile rafting expedition by UC Davis, hip-hop and punk music in Sacramento and a preview of cellist Amit Peled's upcoming performance.
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Due to an uploading error with this program, full files can also be found with identifiers: iNSIGHT-161003 or Insight-161003_78 Political Junkie Goes West The Political Junkie is turning his analytical gaze west. Ken Rudin, known to NPR listeners from his many years talking all things politics with Neal Conan on "Talk of the Nation," joins Insight host Beth Ruyak for our signature segment. Looking Into The Gender Bias In Yosemite National Park National Park Services Superintendent Don...
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What Does The Future Of High-Speed Rail Travel Look Like Now? What are the roadblocks facing Governor Brown's High-Speed Rail project and how soon could we see autonomous vehicles on California roads? State Government Reporter Ben Bradford has these answers in this week's Capitol Chat. German-Influenced Porcelain Exhibit 'Forbidden Fruit' Comes To Crocker Museum A special exhibit at the Crocker kicks off this weekend highlighting the incredible porcelain artwork of Chris Antemann. Antemann and...
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Measles, Flu, Vaccines - Sacramento County officials are investigating a possible case of measles in Elk Grove. It's the first potential case in the region since more than 73 people were linked to an outbreak at Disneyland in December. Measles is highly contagious. We'll talk with Dr. Dean Blumberg, associate professor of Pediatric Infectious Diseases at UC Davis Children's Hospital, about the outbreak and what people can do to mitigate their risk. Plus, Placer County reported its first...
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Californians Speak Out On Election And Public Policy Issues Leading Up To November A new poll conducted by CalSpeaks on behalf of a California Counts collaboration reveals new insight into voters' thoughts on the U.S. Senate Race and propositions in the air. Joining us is Sacramento State's Kim Nalder to give further analysis. Free-Range Or Helicopter? How You Parent Affects How They Play The Annual Play Summit brings "America's Worst Mom" Lenore Skenazy to Sacramento. She joins...
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News Network: Wisconsin Primary Insight host Beth Ruyak is traveling in Wisconsin and she joins us for today's News Network to tell us what she's seen and heard from voters in that state. The Political Junkie: Wisconsin's Primary The Political Junkie, Ken Rudin, joins us for our weekly political segment to talk about the Wisconsin primary. Author Jennifer Laam Today on Insight, we'll meet Jennifer Laam, talk with her about her work and find out what drew her to the Russian and the Romanov...
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Political Junkie Discusses Trump's New Travel Ban The Political Junkie is turning his analytical gaze west. Ken Rudin, known to NPR listeners from his many years talking all things politics with Neal Conan on "Talk of the Nation," joins Insight host Beth Ruyak for our signature segment. Davis Woman Writes Book About Her Journey As A "Previvor" Of Genetic Breast Cancer A Davis woman grew up idolizing breasts until she found herself vulnerable for a breast cancer mutagen...
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New Laws Series: Driving Restrictions With the start of the new year, Capital Public Radio continues its new laws coverage. Reporter Chris Nichols took a look at two new driving related laws in California, one for infants and the other regarding cellphones. download Hiker Raises Funds For Suicide Awareness And Prevention Jeff Garmire joined an elite group of hikers completing the Appalachian Trail, Pacific Crest Trail and the Continental Divide in a single year. Known as "Legend" on...
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CapRadio's Ben Bradford Recaps Governor's Approved And Vetoed Bills Gov. Jerry Brown spent part of his week in Fresno, allocating hundreds of millions from the state's cap and trade program to entities across the state. CapRadio's Ben Bradford has the full scoop on this and other bills in this week's Capitol Chat. Pros And Cons Of California's New Grading Rubric System California has announced a new rubric for grading the state's public schools. State Board of Education President Michael Kirsh...
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Jeremy White will finish his third year of political reporting at the Sacramento Bee for a foreign correspondent position in Cambodia. He talks about some of his favorite moments and the start of the new legislative session. A special event at the World of Wonders Science Museum Saturday tests children's creativity and design skills. Nick Gray is the Education Director at the museum and explains Makerfest. Bestselling author James Rollins releases the latest installment of his Sigma Force...
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Update On Northern California Wildfires Firefighters have made significant progress on the fires in Mendocino, Napa, and Sonoma Counties, we get an update on the battle and the damage. Political Junkie: De Leon Challenges Feinstein For U.S. Senate This week, Political Junkie Ken Rudin weighs in on Kevin De Leon's decision to challenge Dianne Feinstein in the 2018 primary for her seat in the U.S. Senate. Poetry From Prison Life without parole inmate Mike Owens has published his first book of...
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Record-Breaking Dry January - California just experienced its driest January on record. So as California heads into what could be another dry summer, is the state better prepared for drought than it was last year? If so, what has it done? If not, what needs to be done? And how does this drought size up against past droughts? Director of the UC Davis Center for Watershed Sciences Jay Lund joins us to talk about what is being done to counter the drought in California. Voices from the Drought - In...
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Donald Trump has chosen more people for his staff and cabinet over the weekend, with names like Jeff Sessions for Attorney General. We meet with Political Junkie Ken Rudin to discuss all of Trump's picks and his meeting with Mitt Romney. Google and Facebook have stopped selling ad space to fake news sites, following criticism it impacted the 2016 election. Will this lead to censorship on our social media platforms? USCâs Karen North shares her social media expertise. The story of Thanksgiving...
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Sex Abuse In The Marijuana Industry - Is sexual abuse and trafficking prevalent in the marijuana industry? As Californians consider whether to legalize the use of recreational marijuana at polls this November, a new investigation from Reveal and The Center for Investigative Reporting explores issues of abuse in the state's highest-producing pot counties - Humboldt, Mendocino and Trinity. We'll talk with reporter Shoshana Walter about abuse in the Emerald Triangle. Race On The Farm - How...
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Capitol Chat - New poll numbers show strong support for a California water bond and Gov. Jerry Brown for this year's November election. Capital Public Radio's Capitol Bureau Chief Ben Adler will expand on these numbers in Capitol Chat. An Iliad - An Iliad, by Lisa Peterson and Denis O'Hare, based on Homer's The Iliad, will be at the Wilkerson Theatre from Oct. 24 through Nov. 2. The play is produced by SacImpulse, a professional theatre company in Sacramento that produces contemporary...
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Foxtails Brigade Band We meet Sacramento band Foxtails Brigade and hear new music recorded live in our studios. Sacramento Classic Jazz Messengers CapRadio's jazz music director Gary Vercelli talks with the Sacramento Classic Jazz Messengers. Epsilona Band We hear one of our favorite, most-recent in-studio performances by Epsilona, an up-and-coming indie rock band hailing from Northern California. Willy Tea Taylor We hear another one of our favorite, most-recent in-studio performances by folk...
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The End Of Governor Brown's Bill-Packed Week By the end of Friday, Gov. Jerry Brown will have signed or vetoed the 800 bills sitting on his desk. Capital Public Radio's Ben Adler will explain how Brown's legislative actions will affect your life. Stories On Stage Features Los Rios Community College District Students This month, Stories on Stage is departing from its usual format to feature four local writers from the Los Rios Community College District. Joining us are John Adkisson and Bojana...
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State of the Union Recap - President Barack Obama's 2014 State of the Union address comes 50 years after Lyndon B. Johnson used the same presidential speech to begin a war on poverty, which many experts say the United States has lost. Joining us to recap the President's remarks is Capital Public Radio's Washington D.C. Reporter Matt Laslo. Hydroponics & Aquaponics - With names like aquaponics and hydroponics, it sounds counterintuitive that these forms of farming could rise in popularity as...
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The Political Junkie Goes West - The Political Junkie is turning his analytical gaze west. Ken Rudin, known to NPR listeners from his many years talking all things politics with Neal Conan on "Talk of the Nation," joins Insight host Beth Ruyak for our signature segment that puts California politics in the context of the national scene. Urban Agriculture Ordinance - Sacramento calls itself the Farm to Fork capital of the world, yet it's currently illegal for urban farmers in the city...
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Capitol Chat - The state Legislature returns on Monday and CapRadio's Capitol Bureau Chief Ben Adler details some of the issues lawmakers will address. Tipping In Restaurants - Insight chats with Michael McCall, an expert on tipping, about the practice. We'll also talk with the owner of Magpie Cafe, which recently put in place a policy to let diners tip the cooks, along with the wait staff. Good Day Sacramento - Sacramento's oldest morning TV show, "Good Day, Sacramento" turns 20 this...
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Discussing Trump's Nomination Of Neil Gorsuch For U.S. Supreme Court We talk with McGeorge School of Law professor John Sims about President Trump's nomination for Supreme Court Neil Gorsuch.   audio coming soon Sac Children's Home Graduate Celebrates Organization's 150th Anniversary For 150 years, the Sacramento Children’s Home has fostered hundreds of young men in need. Miles Cooley is one of their prestigious graduates and has made a career as a lawyer in LA. He joins the company’s CEO...
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Deadly Dust: Valley Fever In The West - Sacramento's public television station KVIE is investigating a Central California health concern in the newest ViewFinder documentary "Deadly Dust: Valley Fever in the West." The half-hour documentary explores Valley Fever's impact on various populations and the push for more funding and attention. It includes interviews with Valley Fever survivors and experts. The show airs March 26th but KVIE is holding a screening event March 19....
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