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May 28, 2017

Report: Regents Party At University Of California's Expense

(AP) - A newspaper investigation finds the University of California Board of Regents spent tens of thousands of dollars on parties, including a $17,600 banquet the night before they voted in January to raise student tuition.

Ben Adler / Capital Public Radio

Assembly Committee Blocks Dam Inspection Mandate, Political Contribution Limit

A California Assembly committee has shelved nearly 200 bills for the year, including efforts to toughen penalties for sex offenses and ban unlimited campaign contributions from political parties to candidates.

May 26, 2017

Paul Conley

Area Musicians Tout Traditional Jazz's Cross-Generational Appeal

There are many styles of music featured at the Sacramento Music Festival. But traditional, New Orleans-style jazz has been always been at the festival’s core. We asked musicians from different generations what attracts them to traditional jazz.

May 26, 2017

Sally Schilling

Dialysis Clinic Worker Fired After Speaking At Rally

A health worker in Los Angeles was fired from a dialysis clinic shortly after publicly criticizing parent company DaVita during a political rally.

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WATCH: Kids Craft Comics To Explore Immigration Fears

May 28, 2017

Children of people in the country illegally often experience fear and worry — with the shadow of deportation as a constant presence. How can they work through those emotions? One workshop uses comics.

NPRMusic News

The Ramblin' Blues Of Gregg Allman

May 27, 2017

One of the most recognizable voices of his generation, Allman was one of the namesakes of a band that pioneered Southern rock — yet his music was always haunted by a sense of mortality and loss.

WBUR | Dear Sugars

When You Need To Cut A Parent Out Of Your Life

May 27, 2017

Dear Sugar Radio is a podcast offering "radical empathy" and advice for the lost, lonely and heartsick. Today the hosts hear from people who have estranged themselves from their parents.


Finding The Middle In The Incivility War

May 27, 2017

An assault of a reporter by Montana's Republican congressman-elect appears to have hurled the public into a new realm of political incivility, raising the question: Have we crossed an invisible line?