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Jul 21, 2014
Jul 21, 2014
When the work is finished, pipes from four feet to six feet in diameter will have been installed.
California voters have decided to allocate $600 million to house homeless vets. Now the state has to figure out how to spend it.
High school football concussions, tax relief on home loan modifications, and homeowners association watering requirements – all subjects of bills signed Monday by California Gov. Jerry Brown.
(AP) -- A Stockton robbery suspect is expected to be charged Monday with the deaths of a woman taken hostage and two other robbery suspects
Officials are bracing for more wildfires in the state due to lightning and the drought.
California lawmakers will hear a handful of health measures when they return in August -- they're lauded by patient advocates and opposed by insurers.
Nevada is spending millions of dollars on a" mobile crisis center" to help kids in emergencies.
There are 500,000 trees in the City of Sacramento and some may need extra care during the drought. The City's urban forester says that care may save you time, your tree, and money.
Homeowners in San Joaquin County saw a healthy jump in their home values but that will mean paying higher property taxes.
Net Neutrality, Shall I Compare Thee To A Highway? A Showerhead?
Net neutrality can be an issue that's difficult to understand and difficult to explain, so the metaphor that's used to describe it is kind of important. See what neutrality is being compared to.
Hospital Settles Lawsuit By Thousands Of Women Over Exam Photos
The Baltimore-based Johns Hopkins Health System will pay $190 million to settle a class-action lawsuit that includes more than 7,000 women.
1 Million Net Neutrality Comments Filed, But Will They Matter?
The last time the FCC saw this much public interest was after the Janet Jackson Super Bowl wardrobe malfunction. But research shows comments aren't likely to sway the agency's policy decision.
For These Vegans, Masculinity Means Protecting The Planet
A group of men in New York are challenging the stereotype that eating meat signifies manliness. Instead, they say that manhood can be proven by caring for the planet, not dominating it.
High-Performing Charter Schools May Improve Students' Health
People who graduate from high school are healthier than people who drop out. To find out why, researchers looked at whether students who got into top charter schools were avoiding health risks.
In Bloody Battle, Medal Of Honor Recipient Held His Post Alone
President Obama presents the Medal of Honor to former Sergeant Ryan Pitts. It's the nation's highest medal for valor. Pitts single-handedly fought off a Taliban assault in Afghanistan back in 2008.
By Putting Interrogations On Tape, FBI Opens Window Into Questioning
The FBI and other federal law enforcement agencies will soon begin recording the interrogations they conduct. It's a reversal of decades of policy and, the Obama administration says, a demonstration that agents act appropriately, without coercing suspects. Some big loopholes remain in the policy, though.
Boston Bombing Suspect's Friend Is Convicted On Obstruction Charges
A college friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has been convicted of impeding the investigation into the attack. Azamat Tazhayakov was found guilty Monday of obstruction of justice and conspiracy.
Sen. Alexander Outpaces Tea Party, But Remains In Its Cross Hairs
Tennessee Sen. Lamar Alexander, like other GOP incumbents, is facing competition from his right as he runs for a third term. But his Tea Party challenger, Joe Carr, is having trouble gaining traction.
Obama Signs Order To Protect Against Anti-LGBT Bias
President Obama has signed an executive order to ban bias against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees among federal contractors.
GOP Marks Dodd-Frank's 4th Birthday With Calls For Repeal
It's been four years since Dodd-Frank Act was signed into law. On the anniversary of this sweeping overhaul of financial regulations, Republicans have released a report that argues the law falls short on one of its main tasks.
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's Friend Convicted For Impeding Bombing Inquiry
Azamat Tazhayakov has been found guilty on some obstruction of justice charges, and not guilty of others. He was accused of removing evidence from Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's dorm room.
Why Diversity In Tech Matters: 'People Solve Problems That They See'
Host Michel Martin talks to a roundtable of activists and innovators about the future of technology, and recruiting the next generation of African-Americans and Latinos into the tech field.
Insight Goes To Yosemite. In honor of the 150th Anniversary of Yosemite National Park, the Insight team hit the road and spent a day at Yosemite. Beth Ruyak talked with visitors, rangers and locals and gives you an audio tour. And we took LOTS of pics. Sample below. More here.
Insight: The Political Junkie Goes West / 50 Years Of Hemingway Criticism / Growing Avocados During The Drought / Keith Lowell JensenMonday, July 21, 2014
The Political Junkie, Ken Rudin, is back. UC Davis Professor Peter Hays dissects the character of Ernest Hemingway on his 115th birthday. An avocado grower talks about the drought. Plus, Keith Lowell Jensen on mixing stand-up comedy and jazz.
Insight: Capitol Chat / Gold Mining and Breast Cancer / Johnny Winter / Matt Schofield "As Far As I Can See"Friday, July 18, 2014
CapRadio's Katie Orr explains why a federal judge ruled California’s death penalty unconstitutional. We have an archived interview with iconic guitarist Johnny Winter, who died Wednesday. And, British blues guitarist Matt Schofield previews his show.
There’s a new summer theater series in the Sacramento region – the Davis Shakespeare Festival. They’re staging an evergreen Shakespeare comedy, and a small Broadway musical from 1963. Critic Jeff Hudson says this new venture is off to a strong start.
As a change of pace this summer, Sacramento’s B Street Theatre is staging a pastoral fable called “Provenance” – a gently mysterious tale in which characters find ways to overcome their personal troubles and move forward with their lives.