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Ben van der Meer / Sacramento Business Journal

June 15, 2018

Steve Milne

Business Journal: Jamie's Broadway Grill, Muntean's Soups, El Fuego Express, Calling All Dreamers

In business news this week - one restaurant closes, another opens, and the future of one eatery is up in the air. The Sacramento Business Journal's Sonya Sorich tells us about Muntean's Soups, El Fuego Express and Jamie's Broadway Grill.

Rich Pedroncelli / AP Photo

State Government

June 14, 2018

California Lawmakers Pass Budget Expanding Help For Poor

(AP) — State lawmakers approved a $139 billion budget Thursday that uses California's massive surplus to boost funding for homeless programs, welfare, child care and universities while also socking some money into savings.

Justin Ward / Courtesy

June 14, 2018

Sammy Caiola

A Black Man Died While In Sacramento Police Custody. Now, The Family Is Asking Why He Didn’t Receive Medical Care.

Brandon Smith died in the back of a police wagon last week while being transported to the Sacramento County Main Jail. The family’s lawyer says officers neglected to provide him needed medical care.

AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli

Portugal Joins Gov. Brown’s Under2 Coalition To Fight Climate Change

Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa visited Sacramento Thursday and met with Gov. Jerry Brown to sign onto Brown’s Under2 Coalition to address climate change.

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

California’s Budget Deal Is Set For A Vote On Thursday. Here Are The Details.

The budget agreement California lawmakers are expected to send to Gov. Jerry Brown doesn’t just include the spending bill itself. There’s also more than two dozen other measures that implement the budget — known as trailer bills.

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NPRMonkey See

Have We Reached Peak Funny?

June 18, 2018

In his new book Planet Funny: How Comedy Took Over Our Culture, Ken Jennings takes humor seriously, tracing how comedy infiltrated every aspect of our lives — and what it's doing to us.

NPRTiny Desk

Khalid: Tiny Desk Concert

June 18, 2018

Watch the 20-year-old star perform acoustic versions of "Location," "Saved" and "Young Dumb & Broke."

NPRMusic Interviews

serpentwithfeet Crafts His Own Language For Queer Life

June 18, 2018

Growing up, Josiah Wise says, he was closeted because he didn't have the language to express himself. His new album is intended to put words to his identity that go beyond sex and attraction.