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Mar 26, 2015
Just over a week after proposing a billion dollars in drought help, California Governor Jerry Brown has signed the aid package into law.
(AP) -- A small earthquake has shaken the Coalinga area of the Central Valley but there are no reports of damage.
If you plan to drive in the midtown Sacramento area over the next few days, there's a closure you should know about.
The skiers' loss is the mountain camper's gain this year. Some campsites are opening now, almost a month earlier than normal.
Mixed martial arts (MMA) superstar Urijah Faber is not only one of Sacramento's biggest celebrities, he's also an active entrepreneur.
Take a tour of the California state Capitol - but not just any tour. This one includes a little history, some surprising details that are easy to miss, and a rare trip to the top of the Capitol dome.
California is loosening its restrictions on where sex offenders can live. The move comes in response to a recent court ruling.
If an agreement is reached, students would attain their Drexel degrees by taking classes at an expanding University of the Pacific campus in Sacramento's Oak Park.
California voters may get to decide next year whether to legalize recreational marijuana. But a new report out today says there are several questions that should be considered first.
What Is The Mystery Goo That Killed Seabirds In The Bay Area?
More than 200 birds died earlier this year. Now, scientists and federal agencies are running forensic tests and looking for clues to the goo as part of a national investigation.
Assessing The Ellen Pao Verdict
NPR's Arun Rath talks with Wired.com's Davey Alba about the outcome of the landmark gender discrimination case against a Silicon Valley venture capital firm.
Not Just Sugary-Sweet, Hard Cider Makes A Comeback
Cider is the fastest-growing alcoholic beverage in the United States. Much of that growth is driven by big industrial producers, but smaller cider-makers are looking for a larger bite of the apple.
Indiana's 'Religious Freedom' Bill Sparks Firestorm Of Controversy
When Gov. Mike Pence signed a law that allows his state's businesses to refuse to serve same-sex couples, he could hardly have anticipated the dramatic backlash he's received.
Expert: Iranians In Favor Of Nuclear Deal
A potential nuclear deal with Iran would have big implications for national politics in both the U.S. and Iran. NPR's Scott Simon speaks to Najmeh Bozorgmehr of the Financial Times about the talks.
Man Brings Joy And New Shoes To Somali Refugees
In Clarkston, Ga., a Somali American man named Omar Shekhey helps refugees get settled in their new lives.
Safety Experts Question Mental Screenings For Pilots
German authorities now say the co-pilot who brought down the Germanwings aircraft hid an illness from his employers. These reports have raised concerns about the mental health screening of pilots.
Indiana's HIV Spike Prompts New Calls For Needle Exchanges Statewide
Southeastern Indiana is battling an HIV outbreak. The new cases are mostly linked to injection drug use and have reignited a debate over needle exchanges, which are currently illegal in the state.
Saying Goodbye: Reflections Of A Music Teacher
An Ohio music teacher looks back at the school that defined her more than 30 years of teaching.
Guess What Makes The Cut As A 'Smart Snack' In Schools? Hot Cheetos
Frito-Lay has reformulated Flamin' Hot Cheetos to meet new federal nutrition standards for school snacks. That's been a big hit with school kids, but the rules' creators say the snack is still junk.
Southern Baptists Don't Shy Away From Talking About Their Racist Past
The denomination held a summit in Nashville, Tenn., this week to consider how the Gospel speaks to race relations. It wasn't easy, and moving from words to actions may be a challenge.
After Resuming Deliberations, Jury Rules In Favor Of Kleiner Perkins
The jury said that the venture capital firm Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield and Byers did not retaliate against former partner Ellen Pao by terminating her.
A Photo I Love: Featuring Astronaut Reid Wiseman
NPR hears from astronaut Reid Wiseman who was on the space station for four months in 2014. He discusses his photo of Italy at night from space.
Insight: Capitol Chat / Sacramento's District 6 Special Election / Dr. Tissa Kappagoda Memoriam / Sound AdviceThursday, March 26, 2015
CapRadio's Ben Adler is live from the assembly floor as lawmakers debate a $1 billion drought package. A conversation with the candidates running in Sacramento’s District 6 Special Election. Blue Dog Jam host Nick Brunner previews "The Sammies."
We discuss the arguments surrounding California's right-to-die legislation. Some say a physician’s aid in death is inconsistent with a doctor’s oath. Others believe they should have the right to choose the time, place and manner of their death.
When people reach middle age, they sometimes wonder what life would have been like if they’d made different choices in their 20s. The women in this play reflect frankly on men, money and motherhood – and whether it’s advisable to enjoy all three.
Life with a teenager can give the parents fits – teenagers want privacy and autonomy; parents want their teens to be honest about their activities. But sometimes the parents don’t hold themselves to the same standard, which is the crux of this play.