Skip to main content

KXJZ's Insight

A daily, in-depth radio interview program hosted by Capital Public Radio's Beth Ruyak, providing context and background to the issues that face the Sacramento region of California.



rss RSS

3,081
RESULTS


Show sorted alphabetically

Show sorted alphabetically

SHOW DETAILS
up-solid down-solid
eye
Title
Date Reviewed
Creator
KXJZ's Insight
audio

eye 4,342

favorite 0

comment 1

Political Junkie: Singapore Summit Preview And Primary Election Recap Political Junkie Ken Rudin recaps a week of primary elections in California and seven other states, and looks ahead to President Trump's scheduled meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. audio coming soon Developing True Sustainability: Dr. Jesus Hernandez Discusses Solutions To Sacramento’s Social Inequities Urban sociologist Dr. Jesus Hernandez, whose work shows that inequity in Sacramento follows patterns set by...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: KXJZ, Insight, Capital Public Radio, Sacramento, public, radio, CSU Sacramento, Political Junkie,...
KXJZ's Insight
audio

eye 830

favorite 0

comment 1

Love, Isadora - Love, Isadora is a one-woman play about dance legend, Isadora Duncan. It's from the same local team that brought you the national hit play, "Vivien." Chris Hillman & Herb Pedersen A pioneer of country rock is coming to town. Today on Insight, Chris Hillman - co-founder of The Byrds, The Flying Burrito Brothers and Desert Rose Band - brings his guitar and his songs to our studio. Performing with Chris is long-time friend and fellow musician, Herb Pedersen.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Love, Isadora, California Stage, Lori Russo, Janis Stevens, Rick Foster, Duende Drama and...
KXJZ's Insight
audio

eye 740

favorite 0

comment 1

Eva Rutland - Ninety-year-old Sacramento resident Eva Rutland’s book "When We Were Colored" has been re-published. On the next Insight, she and her daughter Ginger - who's also an editorial writer at the Sacramento Bee - tell you about it. Holocaust remembrance - The Sacramento Youth Symphony remembers the holocaust with a concert this weekend. Artistic director and conductor Michael Neumann tells you about "Survival and Triumph: Music of the Holocaust Era." You'll also...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: KXJZ, Insight, Sacramento public radio, Capital Public Radio, Eva Rutland, When We Were Colored,...
KXJZ's Insight
audio

eye 676

favorite 0

comment 1

Through Partisan Eyes - "If only those (insert political party here) would negotiate we could end this government shutdown." Chances are you've heard, or even said, this statement in the past week, with both Democrats and Republicans taking the blame. But how much does our own political point of view shape the way we view the highly-polarized battle in congress? How much does our choice of media sources shape our perception of the federal government shutdown? And is it even possible...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: KXJZ, Insight, Sacramento public radio, Capital Public Radio, CSU Sacramento, political point of...
KXJZ's Insight
audio

eye 617

favorite 0

comment 1

Bodytribe Fitness - Today on Insight, you'll meet Chip Conrad, owner of Bodytribe Fitness in Sacramento. He'll tell you about his new book "Lift With Your Head. "The Vagina Monologues" - Sacramento's long-running production of "The Vagina Monologues" is making the move to San Francisco. You'll hear excepts from the play and cast members tell you why they're involved. This segment originally aired Oct. 4, 2006.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Bodytribe Fitness, Chip Conrad, Lift With Your Head, The Vagina Monologues, Allyson Goble, Amber...
KXJZ's Insight
audio

eye 678

favorite 1

comment 1

Healthy marijuana? - What, if any, are the health benefits of marijuana? Today on Insight, we continue our look at Prop. 215 10 years after it was passed by California voters. The proposition allows people with a doctor's recommendation to use marijuana as medicine. You'll hear from experts on both sides of the issue, including a doctor and patient. Student fitness - California students are leading sedentary lives according to the California Department of Education's 2006 Physical Fitness Test...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: KXJZ, Insight, Sacramento public radio, Capital Public Radio, marijuana, medical marijuana, prop...
KXJZ's Insight
audio

eye 1,013

favorite 0

comment 1

Musicians from home and abroad found their way to Insight this year. Today Jeffrey Callison revisits some of your favorite live musical performances of 2005: Jackie Green, Fruit, Bill Champlin, Valerie Smith and Liberty Pike, Jez Lowe, and ¡Bucho! We also hear the Insight theme accompanied by two sacramento area residents who happen to be international beatboxing champions: Antoinette 'Butterscotch' Clinton and Leejay Abucayan. Listen to it now by clicking the link below.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Jackie Green, Fruit, Bill Champlin, Valerie Smith and Liberty Pike, Jez Lowe, Bucho, Antoinette...
KXJZ's Insight
audio

eye 543

favorite 0

comment 1

"Deadliest Catch" - Today on Insight, you'll meet two local brothers behind the Discovery Channel's hit reality series "Deadliest Catch." Todd and Doug Stanley tell you what it's like to record Alaskan crab fisherman at work. Both were recently nominated for creative Emmy awards. Chris Enss - Author Chris Enss tells you about her latest Western history book, "Tales Behind the Tombstones." Follow-up Friday - We catch up with Josh Montmeny, a young Sacramento man who...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Deadliest Catch, Discovery Channel, Todd Stanley, Doug Stanley, Emmy nomination, Chris Enss, Tales...
KXJZ's Insight
Nov 17, 2012
audio

eye 286

favorite 0

comment 1

Live musical performances are an important part of Insight, and on our final show of 2010 we'll listen again to some of this year's standouts, including the comic folk stylings of Sacramento's Freebadge Serenaders; the indie rock of Sea of Bees; the Celtic sounds of Nine-9ths Irish; and much more.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: KXJZ, Insight, Sacramento public radio, Capital Public Radio, live musical performances from 2010
KXJZ's Insight
Nov 17, 2012
audio

eye 371

favorite 0

comment 1

World-famous violinist and California native Anne Akiko Meyers is renowned for her technical brilliance and compelling stage presence. She joins Jeffrey in studio to talk about her music, career and what it's like to travel the world with her violin.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: violinist, Anne Akiko Meyers, music and career, travel, KXJZ, Insight, Sacramento public radio,...
KXJZ's Insight
Nov 8, 2012
audio

eye 514

favorite 0

comment 1

You've heard about podcasts, but just what are they, and how do they work? Attend today's Insight for Podcasting 101. Host Jeffrey Callison talks with small and established podcasters about the programming they offer, why they do it, and if anyone's earning a living at it. Also: the San Francisco radio station that re-broadcasts podcasts found on the web. It's believed to be the only station of its kind in the nation.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Podcasting, KXJZ, Sacramento public radio, Capital Public Radio, Insight
KXJZ's Insight
Nov 7, 2012
audio

eye 863

favorite 0

comment 1

Four professors at the Sac State English Department have new books of poetry out. Today they read from their works, and tell us how and why they write poetry. We'll also talk about life as a poet in a world where appreciation for the written word seems in decline. Our poets and their books: Joshua McKinney, The Novice Mourner; Cherryl Smith, After Being Somewhere Else; Brad Buchanan, The Miracle Shirker; Catherine Fraga, Running Away with Gary the Mattress Salesman.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Joshua McKinney, The Novice Mourner, Cherryl Smith, After Being Somewhere Else, Brad Buchanan, The...
KXJZ's Insight
audio

eye 265

favorite 1

comment 1

Snowpack - The winter of 2012 is off to a dry start. We'll find out just how dry from the California Department of Water Resources, which conducted the first snowpack survey of 2012 this Tuesday. We'll have an update from Maurice Roos, Chief Hydrologist, Division of Flood Management for the California Department of Water Resources. We'll also speak about what the lack of snow means for tourism and winter sports in the Sierra Nevada mountains with Andy Chapman, Director of Tourism for the North...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: KXJZ, Insight, Sacramento public radio, Capital Public Radio, CSU Sacramento, Sierra snowpack,...
KXJZ's Insight
audio

eye 257

favorite 0

comment 1

Norman Solomon - MSNBC, Fox News and NPR have all recently been in the news because of how they handled journalists expressing political opinions. We'll talk about that, and last week's election, with author and media critic Norman Solomon. Urban Carnivores - A Central Valley ecologist has co-written a book about meat-eaters you find in cities, such as foxes, coyotes and even bears. We'll talk with Dr. Brian Cypher about "Urban Carnivores." Asian Clams in Lake Tahoe - We'll get an...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: KXJZ, Insight, Sacramento public radio, Capital Public Radio, Norman Solomon, newscasters and...
KXJZ's Insight
audio

eye 408

favorite 0

comment 1

Iranian Reaction - What do Iranians in Sacramento think about what's going on in Iran - the disputed election, the huge protests and now the government crackdown? To try and find out, Capital Public Radio's Ben Adler recently went to a restaurant popular with Iranians in Sacramento. Today on Insight, Adler joins us to tell us what he heard. Prison Psychologist - "How to Create and Maintain an Alien" is the provocative title of a new book about the psychology and treatment of...
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Iran election, Ben Adler, prison psychologist, Arthur Mattocks, How to Create and Maintain an...
KXJZ's Insight
audio

eye 10,018

favorite 6

comment 1

In 1931 a German radio producer broadcast live to Germany from the legendary Cotton Club in New York City. A recording of that broadcast was recently found. KXJZ producer Matias Bombal will give this historic recording its U.S. broadcast premiere on Sunday night at 9:00 pm on KXJZ's Classical Jazz and Swing. Today on Insight, we listen to remarkable clips, including Cab Calloway and his orchestra playing Minnie the Moocher; we also talk about the broadcast, and how it happened; why the...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Cotton Club, Cab Calloway, Rock climbing, KXJZ, Sacramento public radio, Capital Public Radio,...
KXJZ's Insight
Nov 16, 2007
audio

eye 508

favorite 0

comment 1

Dina's diary - Sacramentan Dina Howard is a breast cancer survivor who chronicled her year-long battle with the disease for a new KXJZ radio documentary that airs tonight. Today on Insight, Howard tells you about the challenges she faced this year and what it was like to record some of her most intimate moments. You'll also hear from one of the doctors that was instrumental in her care, as well as KXJZ's Paul Conley, who co-produced the hour-long special. Movie mayhem - Film critics Carla Meyer...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: KXJZ, Insight, Sacramento public radio, Capital Public Radio, Dina's Diary, Dina Howard, cancer,...
KXJZ's Insight
audio

eye 527

favorite 0

comment 1

People in the Sacramento area have until April 18th to vote on whether they want to pay for better flood protection. Today on Insight, find out about the Sacramento Area Flood Control Agency's proposal to create a new assessment district. It would incorporate some current flood assessment districts and add new ones to meet SAFCA's goal of protecting the area against a 200-year flood. Learn how much the flood assessment would cost and what's at stake. You've heard of the Peace Corps but have you...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: KXJZ, Insight, Sacramento public radio, UC Davis, Hood Corps, Oak Park, flood assessment, SAFCA,...
KXJZ's Insight
Sep 13, 2007
audio

eye 550

favorite 0

comment 2

Human rights experts tell you about the devastating impact torture and other cruel treatment can have, and what needs to be done to stop governments and other authorities from relying on it. Guests: Chip Pitts, former Board Chair and Treasurer of Amnesty International USA; Nestor Fantini, an Argentine educator and journalist who was tortured in captivity; and Dr. Maimul Ahsan Khan, a visiting law scholar at the University of California, Davis, and author of "Human Rights in the Muslim...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Topics: torture, human rights, Palace of Stains, KXJZ, Sacramento public radio, Capital Public Radio,...
KXJZ's Insight
audio

eye 698

favorite 0

comment 1

Farming is the Central Valley's oldest and biggest business. Jeffrey Callison profiles three Valley farmers, all of them women. They produce honey and other products from bees, raise alpacas, and produce cashmere. Each of the women on our show are featured in the book Outstanding in Their Fields: California's Women Farmers, published by the UC Davis Small Farm Center. Local researchers have found a compound in chocolate that's good for your heart. Jeffrey speaks with Carl Keen, who heads the...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: farmers, Outstanding in Their Fields: California's Women Farmers, UC Davis Small Farm Center,...
Cambodia Children's Photography - An exhibit featuring photographs taken by former child prostitutes is open in Sacramento. Today on Insight, you'll hear about the exhibit and learn about the Agape International Mission, an agency dedicated to teaching children marketable skills to help stop the cycle of child prostitution. Agape runs a retoration center in Cambodia that houses and educates children rescued from human trafficking. "Holler Back" - A Northern California-born filmmaker...
Topics: child prostitution, Cambodia photography, Agape International Mission, human trafficking, Holler...
Finacial Literacy - April is financial literacy month. Today on Insight, how should teenagers learn to manage their money and balance a budget? "The World Without Us" - Author Alan Weisman tells you about his best-selling book, "The World Without Us." "Songs of Hope" - The Sacramento Philharmonic presents "Songs of Hope" this weekend. You'll meet the guest conductor and one of the featured musicians.
Topics: financial literacy, managing money, teen budgets, The World Without Us, Alan Weisman, Songs of...
KXJZ's Insight
audio

eye 3,922

favorite 0

comment 0

Sacramento Reactions To Shootings Continued Insight continues the conversation of the Sacramento communityâs reaction to the shootings last week with NAACP President Stephen Webb and California Assemblymember Shirley Weber. Big Brother Comics Burns - Community Responds With An Outpouring Of Support A fire at Big Brothers Comics in Downtown Sacramento has the store's owner facing a huge loss of income and damage costs. The communities has responded with thousands of dollars in donations. Kenny...
Topics: KXJZ, Insight, Sacramento, public, radio, Capital Public Radio, CSU Sacramento, shootings reaction,...
KXJZ's Insight
audio

eye 5,610

favorite 0

comment 0

Community Responds To Stephon Clark's Funeral Following Thursday's funeral, family members and community activists discuss their memories of Stephon Clark and what they would like see happen moving forward. New Organization Working For Equity In Sacramento African-American Neighborhoods Cassandra Jennings and Pastor Les Simmons discuss community efforts for equity in African-American neighborhoods. The Sound Of Sacramento Since The Shooting Of Stephon Clark A look back at the sounds that have...
Topics: KXJZ, Insight, Sacramento, public, radio, Capital Public Radio, CSU Sacramento, Stephon Clark...
KXJZ's Insight
audio

eye 1,515

favorite 0

comment 0

Child custody law is supposed to look out for "the best interests of the child." But how are "best interests" defined, and who defines them? Host Jeffrey Callison talks about these and other issues with interested parties, including a professor of law and a vocal critic. It's rare, but Mountain Lions have been sighted in area neighborhoods. Jeffrey speaks with the California Department of Fish and Game about what you should do if one shows up in your back yard!
Topics: Child Custody Law, urban mountain lions, KXJZ, Insight, Sacramento public radio
KXJZ's Insight
audio

eye 521

favorite 0

comment 0

Why can it be such a heady experience when you're getting down to rhythmic music? UC Davis neuroscientist Petr Janata will tell you about the three year study he's embarking on to find out why. Today you'll learn how Progress House, a local non-profit, combats drug and alcohol addiction. They're about to open a new residential facility in Yolo county.
Topics: rythmic music, Progress House, KXJZ, Sacramento Public Radio
Freedom of Expression in a Time of War - Stephen and Virginia Pearcy [pictured] sparked controversy and a nationwide media frenzy in February with commentary on the Iraq war by hanging a mock U.S. solider from their Sacramento home. Today they host a discussion entitled Freedom of Expression in a Time of War on the Sacramento State campus. Stephen and Virginia appear on Insight directly after their talk. Eyes Wide Open - The planners of a new exhibit to honor fallen U.S. military personnel and...
Topics: Stephen Pearcy, Virginia Pearcy, freedom of expression in a time of war, exhibit to honor fallen...
Americans have more than 115 million pets. Jeffrey looks at the extraordinary roles animals play in our lives, from companionship to service to rescue. He speaks with pet experts and goes live to an animal shelter set up in the wake of Hurricane Charley.
Topics: KXJZ, Insight, Sacramento public radio, Capital Public Radio, companion animals, animal housemates,...
State of the State of Nevada - Is the state of Nevada faring better than California in these tough economic times? Today on Insight, we'll hear excerpts from Governor Jim Gibbons State of the State address and analysis from a political reporter. Lying Authors - What happens when writers don’t tell the truth? We'll talk with a panel of publishing experts about the rise of lying authors. Sonia Sanchez - A traveling national exhibit that visited Sacramento this past winter featured 20...
Topics: Nevada State of the State, State of the State address, Governor Gibbons, Jim Gibbons, lying...
It’s the 20th anniversary of light rail in Sacramento. Today on Insight, experts tell you about the history of light rail and what the future holds. Plus, you'll learn about plans to bring street cars back to Sacramento and hear why the city’s street-car system was shut down 60 years ago. A new study from UC Davis found that soil bacteria could be used to help steady buildings against earthquakes. Assistant Professor Jason DeJong, who co-authored the study, tells you what this discovery...
Topics: KXJZ, Insight, Sacramento public radio, Capital Public Radio, Washboard Wizardz, light rail, UC...
Manzanar pilgrimage - A recent pilgrimage to Manzanar, a World War Two internment camp, included members of Sacramento's Japanese American and Muslim communities. Today on Insight, you'll meet some of the pilgrims and they'll tell you why they went. Women's Empowerment - How do you help women and their children out of homelessness? Women's Empowerment is a Sacramento organization that does just that through an eight-week program that provides job training and placement, as well as health...
Topics: Manzanar, internment camp, Japanese American, Muslim, Women's Empowerment, women, homelessness,...
Gender-Based Roles in Gay Marriage - Evidence shows that same-sex couples have a great deal to teach everyone else about marriage and relationships. Today on Insight, we'll talk with social scientists and members of same-sex couples about how they get things done around the house. Job Prospects for College Grads - 2008 college grads face an uncertain career future. Experts discuss their prospects. Wintu Indians Malaria Follow Up - We return to anthropologist Bill Hildebrandt, author of Life on...
Topics: gender-based roles, same-sex couples, marriage and relationships, gay marriage, job prospects,...
"All Part-time Legislature - Should California's legislature be part-time? A campaign by Citizens for California Reform to put an initiative on the 2010 ballot is gathering signatures. Today on Insight, two former lawmakers rebut arguments made in favor of it by Citizens for California Reform president Gabriella Holt, who joined us on Insight on July 30th to talk about why they were pursuing it. Wine Aroma Wheel - The Wine Aroma Wheel helped make wine tasting easier for the...
Topics: Insight, KXJZ, Sacramento public radio, Capital Public Radio, Part-time Legislature, Gabriella...
KXJZ's Insight
audio

eye 340

favorite 0

comment 0

Waste-to-Energy - The City of Sacramento currently ships its garbage to a landfill in Sparks, Nevada, but is investigating a new technology to derive electrical power from burning it instead. Today on Insight, you'll learn about what the City is planning to do with its municipal solid waste. Marcos Breton - How is the media treating Sacramento Mayoral candidate Kevin Johnson? Today on Insight, we talk about that topic and more with Sacramento Bee metro columnist Marcos Breton. He also writes...
Topics: City of Sacramento, garbage, waste to energy, municipal solid waste, Marcos Breton, mayoral race,...
KXJZ's Insight
audio

eye 370

favorite 0

comment 0

California Nuts - California's three-year drought may be changing the future of the state's agriculture. Farmers growing water-intensive row crops like tomatoes and plums are tearing up the plants and replacing them with nut trees. Walnut, almond and pistachio trees use less water than row crops and the market for California nuts is booming right now as demand grows around the world. Joining us to explain how California's drought is shaping the state's different nut growers are Bruce Lampinen,...
Topics: Insight, Capital Public Radio, Sacramento public radio, KXJZ, CSU Sacramento, California Nuts,...
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 a new signature segment that puts California politics in the context of the national scene. Rudin joins us from Washington D.C. in effort to put it all in perspective. Eastern Ukraine Tension - Tensions are building along the border between...
Topics: insight, KXJZ, Capital Public Radio, Sacramento Public Radio, CSU Sacramento, The Political Junkie...
UN Envoy to Syria - UN Special Envoy Kofi Annan has resigned from his mission to Syria as a bloody civil war continues. UC Davis Professor Keith Watenpaugh is an expert on Syria and has been following the situation closely. He joins us to explain what Annan's resignation means for Syria and who will take over for the former U.N. secretary-general. Curiosity Landing - NASA's rover "Curiosity" is expected to touchdown on Mars late Sunday, August 5. Jim Jensen is a planetary geologist...
Topics: KXJZ, Insight, Sacramento public radio, Capital Public Radio, CSU Sacramento, UN Envoy Annan...
KXJZ's Insight
audio

eye 448

favorite 0

comment 0

Proposition 38 - Proposition 38 would raise taxes on most Californians by about $54 a year to pay for local schools. California Senate President Pro-tem Darrell Steinberg and Former Superintendent of Public Instruction Delaine Eastin laid out their arguments for and against the initiative in the opinion pages of The Sacramento Bee earlier this month. Steinberg says Prop 38 will fund schools but will require billions of dollars in trigger cuts to other state programs to balance the budget....
Topics: KXJZ, Insight, Sacramento public radio, Capital Public Radio, CSU Sacramento, prop 38, California...
KXJZ's Insight
audio

eye 407

favorite 0

comment 0

Vice Presidential Debate - Vice President Joe Biden and Congressman Paul Ryan meet for the first and only Vice Presidential debate Thursday, October 10. Stakes are high for Biden, who has to do damage control for Pres. Obama's performance during the first presidential debate. Ryan's challenge will be in how well he represents the GOP's plan and whether he can capitalize on Romney's recent success. Gary Knell - There was no mention in last night's debate, of funding cuts to PBS - but when Mitt...
Topics: KXJZ, Insight, Sacramento public radio, Capital Public Radio, CSU Sacramento, vice-presidential...
Syria's Refugees - A humanitarian crisis rages on in Syria as Americans consider who should be the country's next president. Many Americans and journalists are asking the candidates whether the United States should intervene in an international conflict if our national security is not at risk. We'll speak with a UC Davis professor who has been following the Syria crisis closely, Keith Watenpaugh, about what America's responsibility to help Syrian refugees might be. Laurence Leamer - Arnold...
Topics: KXJZ, Insight, Sacramento public radio, Capital Public Radio, CSU Sacramento, Syria's refugees,...
KXJZ's Insight
audio

eye 316

favorite 0

comment 0

HIV Vaccine - Widely recognized as an expert in the molecular events involved in viral infection, Professor Sir Andrew McMichael is currently testing a series of T-cell boosting vaccines to determine if they can replace traditional drug treatments in preventing or controlling human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). He'll be speaking at noon in Davis and 5pm in Sacramento this Wednesday. Marcos Breton - Sacramento Bee columnist Marcos Breton joins us at the start of each month to discuss various...
Topics: KXJZ, Insight, Sacramento public radio, Capital Public Radio, CSU Sacramento, HIV vaccine, Andrew...
American Fire Update - A spreading fire outside Foresthill is billowing smoke into the foothill sky and creating poor air quality in the Auburn area. Placer County air and health officials have issued an advisory for people in the foothills to avoid prolonged smoke exposure. Air Quality Specialist of Placer County Air Pollution Control District Ann Hobbs joins us to explain health problems the fire is creating. Plus, we'll get the latest information on the American Fire from the US Forest...
Topics: Insight, KXJZ, Capital Public Radio, Sacramento public radio, CSU Sacramento, American Fire Update,...
America's Role in Syria? - Americans are waiting with high anxiety as President Obama and his cabinet try to convince congress to intervene in Syria's civil war. Most Americans are coming out against American missile strikes against the Arab nation, but President Obama continues to make the case for war. To get a better handle on what people are saying about America's potential military intervention, we're talking with Sacramento area residents with ties to Syria, and who disagree on how the...
Topics: Insight, KXJZ, Capital Public Radio, Sacramento public radio, CSU Sacramento, America's role in...
Expanding Midwifery - Homebirths were the norm before modern medicine. Now, a bill in the California legislature could help make homebirths more of a norm again. Assembly Bill 1308 would expand licensed midwives' rights to perform homebirths in California. And as this year's legislative session grinds to a close, the bill is facing life or death as it's contended in the state senate by opponents who say the legislation will endanger expecting mothers who run into complications during...
Topics: KXJZ, Insight, Sacramento public radio, Capital Public Radio, CSU Sacramento, Expanding Midwifery,...
KXJZ's Insight
audio

eye 889

favorite 2

comment 0

Grief Jeffrey speaks with David Kessler, co-author of On Grief and Grieving - Finding the Meaning of Grief Through the Five Stages of Loss, about our fear of death and our inevitable acceptance of it. Kessler teaches the newly bereaved how to recognize, and cope, with their emotions, anticipatory grief, dreams, isolation, sex, regrets, and public grief. Solar Power More and more homes are solar powered. Experts join Jeffrey to talk about the pros and cons, and if it's worth the cost.
Topics: On Grief and Grieving, five stages of loss, solar power, KXJZ, Insight, Sacramento public radio
KXJZ's Insight
audio

eye 523

favorite 0

comment 0

A proposition in November's special election ballot could have big impact on the way funding levels for public schools are determined. Experts join Jeffrey Callison to talk about the challenges school budgets face in California, and how much money they really need.
Topics: California school funding budget, KXJZ, Sacramento public radio
San Joaquin Valley Planning Grants - Secretary Sunne Wright McPeak today announces Regional Blueprint Planning grants aimed at improving the Valley’s quality of life with better land use patterns. Jeffrey Callison gets the details from Carol Whiteside, president of the Great Valley Center. “What He Left” - Comedian Jack Gallagher's new play is a touching memoir of his parents, the third in an autobiographical trilogy of one-man shows. Jeffrey talks with Jack Gallagher about his career in...
Topics: San Joaquin Valley Planning Grants, Sunne Wright McPeak, Carol Whiteside, comedian, Jack Gallagher,...
KXJZ's Insight
audio

eye 257

favorite 0

comment 0

With more people turning to the Internet for news, traditional media outlets have had to expand their online presence. Today on Insight, local media bloggers talk about their blogs - the good and the bad - and tell you why they write them. Jazz guitarist and Sacramento resident Ross Hammond will perform live in our studio. A SAMMIE (Sacramento Area Music Award) nominee in 2005 and 2006, Hammond also organizes The Prescott Showcase, a weekly Sunday night jazz series at Old Ironsides.
Topics: media blogs, bloggers, Jazz, Ross Hammond, KXJZ, Insight, Sacramento public radio
KXJZ's Insight
audio

eye 709

favorite 0

comment 0

With the growing popularity of search engines and social networking sites such as Facebook and MySpace, there's more and more information about us on the Internet. Is that a good thing? Today on Insight you'll hear from experts about the possible problems of having too much personal information online and what you can do to protect your privacy. The comedian and host of "Real Time with Bill Maher" is coming to Sacramento this weekend. You'll hear him first on Insight.
Topics: online privacy, personal information online, Bill Maher, KXJZ, Sacramento public radio
KXJZ's Insight
audio

eye 287

favorite 0

comment 0

Governor Schwarzenegger recently signed a bill that would help bring healthy foods to stores in low-income areas. Today on Insight, Assemblyman Mark Leno tells you why he authored the bill. This is Suicide Prevention Week and you’ll hear from people on the frontlines of suicide prevention in Sacramento. David Bianculli, TV critic for the New York Daily News and regular contributor to Fresh Air, tells you about his life as a television critic, the sad state of broadcast TV this summer, and the...
Topics: healthy eating, low income food, Mark Leno, suicide prevention, David Bianculli, Fall TV, KXJZ,...
Robert Mott - A recently retired local editorial writer reflects on the state of the world. Robert Mott traveled to dozens of countries throughout his long career as a journalist, editor and information officer. Celebration Arts - Sacramento's Celebration Arts theater company is getting raves for its latest production. Today on Insight, actors perform a scene live from "Statement After an Arrest Under the Immorality Act." The play was written by South Africa's greatest playwright,...
Topics: KXJZ, Insight, Sacramento public radio, Capital Public Radio, Robert Mott, Celebration Arts theater...
Phil Angelides - After his resounding defeat to Arnold Schwarzenegger in last year's Gubernatorial election, Phil Angelides is settling back into private life. Today on Insight, he'll talk about the election, his campaign, and what he plans to do next. Washing machine woes - The Department of Energy recently refused California's request to implement water efficiency standards in its washing machines. You'll hear why California wanted to regulate water efficiency standards and how it could have...
Topics: KXJZ, Insight, Sacramento public radio, Capital Public Radio, Phil Angelides, Arnold...
KXJZ's Insight
audio

eye 305

favorite 0

comment 0

Collision engineer - Pat Fyrhie is a Davis woman who works with dummies. The crash-test kind, that is. Today on Insight, the General Motors collision engineer will tell you about her job studying collisions and designing safety features in cars. You'll also find out why she doesn't drive. Consuming clones - Also, the FDA recently declared that cloned meat and milk is safe for human consumption. We'll revisit a show in which we heard about the science behind the decision, consumer opinion and...
Topics: KXJZ, Insight, Sacramento public radio, Capital Public Radio, Pat Fyrhie, crash-test, dummies,...
KXJZ's Insight
audio

eye 374

favorite 0

comment 0

Grammy picks - The 49th Grammy Awards are Sunday, Feb. 11. Who will win? Who should win? Local music experts and Grammy voters will tell you what to listen for as they play clips of their favorite songs from the past year.
Topics: KXJZ, Insight, Sacramento public radio, Capital Public Radio, Grammy Awards
Sac Bee birthday - The McClatchy Company, owner of The Sacramento Bee, is celebrating its 150th anniversary this month. Today on Insight, executive editor Rick Rodriguez tells you about the history of the company. Plus, you'll hear from former Bee photographer Dick Schmidt who captured Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme on film right after she attempted to assassinate Gerald Ford in Capitol Park. Newspaper news - Jeff von Kaenel, President and CEO of the News & Review, tells you about the...
Topics: KXJZ, Insight, Sacramento public radio, Capital Public Radio, Sacramento Bee, The McClatchy...
Bay Area jazz singer Paula West is performing in Reno this weekend. Today on Insight, West tells you how she interprets the Great American Songbook and you'll hear clips from her albums. We follow up on the opening of the new Gallo Center for the Arts in Modesto. Modesto Symphony Orchestra music director David Lockington tells you what it's like to perform in the new hall. The Vagabond Opera returns to the Sacramento area this weekend. They call is "liberated opera" - opera and...
Topics: KXJZ, Insight, Sacramento public radio, Capital Public Radio, Vagabond Opera, Gallo Center for the...
KXJZ's Insight
audio

eye 702

favorite 0

comment 0

Howard Hersh - You'll meet Nevada County composer Howard Hersh. Two of his works will soon have their world premieres. You'll learn about his creative process and hear clips from the two works. "Shadowlands" - You'll learn about the Volcano Theatre Company's Cobblestone Theatre and hear a scene from its latest production, "Shadowlands." It's based on the life of C.S. Lewis. "Life of Pi" - Author Yann Martel and illustrator Tomislav Torjanac are speaking tonight at...
Topics: Howard Hersh, composer Howard Hersh, Nevada County, world premiere, Shadowlands, C.S. Lewis,...
KXJZ's Insight
audio

eye 301

favorite 0

comment 0

Mosquito diseases - West Nile Awareness week is this week. Today on Insight, you'll hear from UC Davis experts about mosquito-born diseases such as West Nile and malaria and how you might avoid them. Student scholarships - The Sacramento chapter of Physicians for Social Responsibility holds an annual scholarship essay contest for high school students. This year's topic comes from the lyrics of a song, by contemporary recording artist, Michael Franti, who sings, "We can bomb the world into...
Topics: KXJZ, Insight, Sacramento public radio, Capital Public Radio, mosquito, diseases, West Nile,...
Building on facts 4 - "Getting Down to Facts" is a compilation of more than 20 studies that show what's working and what's not working in California's K through 12 education. Today on Insight, the fourth in our series about school reform: Governor Schwarzenegger and several prominent lawmakers commissioned a 17,000 page report about California's K through 12 schools. Find out what's going to be done about it. Hear from the Department of Education, the Governor's Committee on Education...
Topics: KXJZ, Insight, Sacramento public radio, Capital Public Radio, school reform, Governor...
Radical fundamentalism - Why do some people turn to radical politics and religion? Today on Insight, Imam Mohamed Abdul-Azeez, the religious leader of the SALAM Islamic Center in Sacramento tells you about the root causes of Islamic Fundamentalism. Marcos Breton - We check in with Sacramento Bee columnist Marcos Breton about some issues facing the region. Andrew McKnight - Virginia folk musician Andrew McKnight is touring California. You'll meet McKnight and hear him perform live in our studio.
Topics: radical fundamentalism, politics and religion, Imam Mohamed Abdul-Azeez, SALAM Islamic Center,...
Volunteering in Sacramento - Cities located in middle America lead the U.S. in volunteering, according to a new study by the Corporation for National & Community Service. Today on Insight, find out how the Sacramento region stacks up against the nation when it comes to volunteering. Plus, two local volunteer agencies - Volunteer Center of Sacramento and the Retired Senior Volunteer Program - tell you how to get involved. Harry Potter - The fifth movie in the magical wizard franchise that is...
Topics: volunteering, Harry Potter, Ten West, Carla Meyer, Rachel Leibrock, Jon Monastero, Stephen Simon,...
Mohanna Mediation - KXJZ's Ben Adler tells you about possible big news regarding redevelopment in downtown Sacramento that could have an impact on the mayoral election. Drought Alert? - The City of Roseville recently activated the drought alert for the first time in a dozen years. Today on Insight, we talk with regional and state water officials about what might be in store for all of us this summer. Lake Tahoe Clarity - For years, the clarity of Lake Tahoe's water has been getting worse....
Topics: Mohanna, downtown Sacramento, Sacramento development, drought alert, Roseville, Lake Tahoe, water...
State of Engineers - Late last year, Governor Schwarzenegger announced a plan to raise the number of engineers in the state of California. A local leader in this effort is Emir Macari, the Dean of Engineering at Sacramento State. He has been invited by the Governor to attend today's State of the State address where this topic is expected to be brought up. Prof. Macari tells you why it's important. Fernley Flooding - A small town in Nevada flooded this past weekend after a levee broke during the...
Topics: Emir Macari, Dean of Engineering, Sacramento State, Governor Schwarzenegger, State of the State...
CA vs. U.S. EPA - Should the U.S. EPA give California a waiver to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from cars? Was California right to sue the EPA over this? Today on Insight, we talk with some of the key players in California's quest to increase greenhouse gas emission regulations. Iowa Caucuses - NPR's political editor Ken Rudin tells you what to expect from the Iowa Caucuses and how results there and in New Hamphsire might affect Nevada and California's early primaries. Rookie Sailor - A...
Topics: EPA waiver, greenhouse gas emissions, CA vs US EPA, Iowa caucus, Ken Rudin, rookie sailor, Gonzo...
Tahoe Winter Olympics - What's going on with the campaign to bid for the Winter Olympics in Reno/Tahoe? Vietnamese Democracy Activist - Last year, an Elk Grove resident and pro-democracy activist was arrested in Vietnam and has been in jail since. Today on Insight, we'll talk with his wife, Mai Huong Ngo, who's trying to get him out. Donner Party Book - Desperate Passage: The Donner Party's Perilous Journey West is a moving new account of the Donner Party's passage across the Sierra. Drawing on...
Topics: Tahoe, Winter Olympics, Vietnam, democracy activist, Donner Party, Desperate Passage: The Donner...
Saving seabirds - UC Davis veterinarians and volunteers tell you what it takes to clean and care for birds oiled in the recent Bay Area spill. Carbon-trading debate - Sacramento will be the site of an international televised debate on carbon trading. It's the final installment in a series of debates - collectively known as "Questions for the Future" - held in several countries on climate-change issues. Today on Insight, Geoff Cutmore, the CNBC Europe host who'll moderate the debate,...
Topics: Bay Area oil spill, Oiled Wildlife Care Network, UC Davis veterinarians, cleaning oiled birds,...
KXJZ's Insight
audio

eye 606

favorite 0

comment 0

The Sacramento Zoo recently passed a rigorous accreditation inspection. To be accredited, the Zoo underwent a thorough investigation to insure it has and will continue to meet ever-rising standards, which include animal care, veterinary programs, conservation, education, and safety. Roni Deutch is recognized nationwide as an experienced tax debt attorney and founder of the nation's largest law firm dedicated to resolving IRS back taxes. Roni's firm began as one-person practice in a small condo...
Topics: Sacramento Zoo, Mary Healy, Association of Zoos and Aquariums, accreditation, Roni Deutch, tax...
Coleman Barks - The spiritual verse of a 13th Century Persian poet is on display in Grass Valley this weekend. Today on Insight, translator Coleman Barks tells you why he's drawn to Rumi's work centuries after his death. The Traditionist - Banter Records, a label founded by Fair Oaks native Matt Halverson, releases its first major album. "Season to Season" features the indie folk of The Traditionist, a new project from musician Joey Barro. He'll play live in our studio before heading...
Topics: spiritual verse, Rumi, Persian poet, translator, Coleman Barks, The Traditionist, Season to Season,...
KXJZ's Insight
audio

eye 511

favorite 0

comment 0

Dress Code Discrimination - A Sacramento Muslim woman has sued her former employer for discrimination. She says she was discriminated against for wearing a religious headscarf to work. Today on Insight, you'll hear Zaylanin Southavilay's story and hear experts discuss employees' vs. employers' rights when it comes to dress codes concerning religious garments. Pups on Prozac - Why are area dog owners turning to Prozac for their pets? You'll hear from an expert on animal behavior.
Topics: dress code, Muslim discrimination suit, employee rights, employer rights, religious garments, pups...
KXJZ's Insight
audio

eye 242

favorite 0

comment 0

DNC Wraps Up - The Democratic National Convention comes to a conclusion this week in Denver. Today on Insight, we talk with a local photojournalist covering it. Rome Scholar - A UC Davis professor is one of two recipients of the Rome Prize in musical composition. Composer and violist Kurt Rohde tells you about winning the prestigious award. Fastest Chihuahua - Isabelle, the fastest Chihuahua in the Sacramento area, competes for the world title this weekend in San Diego. You'll meet Isabelle and...
Topics: DNC, Democratic National Convention, photojournalist, Max Whittaker, Rome Prize, Kurt Rohde, UC...
Thunder Valley Casino Expansion - Today on Insight, we'll discuss what impact the one-billion dollar expansion of Thunder Valley Casino will have on South Placer County. Rubicon Trail Management - How does the future look for off-road vehicle users of the Rubicon Trail? Today on Insight, we'll talk with trail users and local officials. A new master plan for the trail was recently shelved for budget reasons. African Great Lakes Initiative - David Zarembka is the Program Director of the African...
Topics: Thunder Valley Casino, casino expansion, Placer County, Rubicon Trail, off-road vehicles, African...
Foothills Ozone - What impact does ozone from the Bay Area and the Central Valley have on the Sierra foothills? Today on Insight, experts tell you about the impacts of ozone on air quality and in Sierra forests, and offer some solutions to the problem. Extra Dimensions - You'll meet a physicist who studies extra dimensions. Author and physicist Lawrence Krauss tells you about the allure of extra dimensions. His popular books include "The Physics of Star Trek." Golf for Women - The...
Topics: ozone, foothills ozone, air quality, Gretchen Bennitt, Larry Greene, Marina Bernheimer, Nancy...
Wildfire Season Starts Early - We'll take a look at what's behind all the wildfires in our area. Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson - NPR's top Afghanistan reporter is in Sacramento this week. Today on Insight, you'll meet Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson. Media Escort Extraordinaire - She drives visiting VIPs to their engagements. Stories from the front of the car of media escort Kathy Landis. She is joined by food stylist colleague Jane Vandenhoff.
Topics: wildfire update, Daniel Berlant, CalFire, John Juskie, National Weather Service, Soraya Sarhaddi...
Sustainable Residential Landscaping - Landscaping gives your home curb appeal, but most lawns are difficult to maintain in our hot climate. Today on Insight, you'll meet experts in sustainable residential landscaping, and learn how to plant in dry conditions and support native species. "Three Cups of Tea" Co-Author - David Relin is in Sacramento to speak about the best-selling book, "Three Cups of Tea," and his co-author's efforts to build dozens of schools for girls in...
Topics: landscaping, sustainable residential landscaping, lawns, grasses, native species, David Relin,...
Wine Judging - The California State Fair Wine Competition is the oldest and perhaps most prestigious wine contest in America. Every summer in Sacramento, experts evaluate thousands of wines from hundreds of wineries. The industry pays close attention to who wins medals, but a recent four-year study found a significant judging problem. We'll talk about it with the study author and the chief judge for the wine competition at the California State Fair. Conspiracy Theories and American Democracy -...
Topics: wine judging, California State Fair, judging problems, Real Enemies: Conspiracy Theories and...