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September 18, 2019

Bob Moffitt

Earth, Wind & Fire Will Invite Foster Kids Backstage At Sacramento Show To Highlight Careers In Music

Wednesday more than half-a-dozen foster kids from the Sacramento area will get to go backstage before the Earth, Wind & Fire concert at Memorial Auditorium.

Julie Watson / AP

State Government

September 18, 2019

Scott Rodd

California Says Nearly All Cannabis Businesses Will Be In Statewide Tracking System By End Of October

In May, less than 10 percent of licensed cannabis businesses were enrolled in the system known as track-and-trace.

Matt Rourke / AP Photo

September 17, 2019

'Learning From The Women Who Came Before Us': Cokie Roberts Discussed Roles Of Women In Society On Insight In 2009

Ten years ago iconic NPR political correspondent Cokie Roberts joined CapRadio's Insight to discuss her book "We Are Our Mothers' Daughters." The conversation is as relevant today as it was in 2009.

Evan Vucci / AP Photo

September 17, 2019

Trump Gives California Grief — But Also Likes Its Money

The California events, which will be spread across two days in in the Bay Area, Los Angeles and San Diego, are expected to bring in $15 million, according to a Republican official familiar with the plans who spoke on the condition of anonymity.

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

September 16, 2019

California Campaign Will Warn Public Of Vaping Dangers

Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom said Monday he wants to ban flavored e-cigarettes in California, offering words of condemnation to companies that sell the products.

Chris Hagan / CapRadio

September 16, 2019

Randol White

California Sex Trafficking Study Invests $1.5 Million To Focus On Stockton Boulevard In South Sacramento

California is spending $4 million statewide to do more research on the problem.

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The Time Ric Ocasek Helped My Band Make Its First Record

September 18, 2019

Matthew Caws' band Nada Surf had "no immediate prospects" when Caws passed Ocasek a demo tape at a show — and before he knew it, they were all in the studio together, recording the band's debut.

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Angélique Kidjo Explains Celia Cruz's Rhythmic Singing Style

September 18, 2019

Cruz, known as the "Queen of Salsa," always carried her African roots into her music. Watch Angélique Kidjo explain what Cruz's music means to her and demonstrate her unique way of singing.