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New Poll Shows Californians' Opinions On Climate Change, Water

A new poll shows Californians support the goals of the state’s landmark law to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. it also found that Californians want state and local governments to do more when it comes to the drought.

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July 27, 2016

Ed Joyce

Fire Restrictions In Northern California Counties

Dangerous fire weather conditions has prompted one federal agency to impose fire restrictions on public lands in northern California.

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July 27, 2016

Steve Milne

HazMat Crews Contain Chemical Leak At Aerojet

Sacramento fire officials say hazardous materials crews last night contained a chemical leak at the Aerojet Rocketdyne campus in Rancho Cordova.

Live From The Democratic Convention: Day Three

The Democratic National Convention continues in Philadelphia this week. We are first joined by the Political Junkie Ken Rudin and then given live updates from our state government reporter Ben Bradford on the split in the California Delegation.

Comedian Katie Rubin Talks Judgment, Unity As Themes For Upcoming Show "Why I Died, A Comedy!"

Katie Rubin is a comedian who has performed many times in Sacramento and earned her MFA in acting at UC Davis. She joins us on Insight today to talk about her upcoming show "Why I Died on July 30th at the Capital Stage.

1960s Rock Band Yardbirds Continue Decades-Long Career In Music

The Yardbirds are coming to Sacramento with a new touring line-up. The legendary rock band – best known to casual fans as the band that honed the skills of future “guitar gods” Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page – is still going strong.

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NPRBook Reviews

'You Will Know Me' Says No, You Won't

July 28, 2016

Megan Abbott's novel about a talented young gymnast and her mother starts with a mysterious death, but the real mysteries are the characters themselves: You never really know the people close to you.


Is The Student Loan Crisis Fact Or Fiction?

July 28, 2016

A new book says the student loan crisis is overblown. Author Sandy Baum says we really need to focus on the small portion of borrowers who are really struggling.

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What Women Need In A Checkup: Test Less, Talk More

July 28, 2016

Some tests that used to be part of an annual physical are no longer recommended. Others can be done less often. Still, seeing your doctor regularly for a face-to-face chat may help your health.