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The Drive

January 23, 2020

The Drive Season 2 Coming Soon!

Hear compelling personal stories from people impacting countless lives in the Sacramento region.

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Insight With Beth Ruyak

January 23, 2020

US Firefighters Die In Australia Plane Crash

There's been a firefighting plane crash in New South Wales in Australia. There were three U.S. firefighters aboard who died in the crash. They had been deployed from Oregon to fight the catastrophic wildfires raging in Australia.

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Insight With Beth Ruyak

January 23, 2020

CapChat: Santa Anita Horse Deaths / Uber Pilots New Pricing / State Of The State

There have been more horse deaths at Santa Anita Park, five just since December 28, 2019. Uber is piloting a new pricing program allowing drivers to set rates at three airports. And we wait for the State of the State to be scheduled.

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Insight With Beth Ruyak

January 23, 2020

'And Yet They Persisted'

This year is the 100th anniversary of women getting the right to vote in the U.S. The struggle for suffrage led to British women getting that right in 1918 and Dutch women in 1919. Why did it take so long and what about women of color?

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Classical

January 22, 2020

New Classical Tracks: Black Oak Ensemble's Debut Album Pays Tribute To 6 Jewish Composers

This week on New Classical Tracks, members of Chicago-based Black Oak Ensemble discuss their debut album 'Silenced Voices.' The recording features string trios by six Jewish composers, all but one of whom perished during the Holocaust.

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Insight With Beth Ruyak

January 22, 2020

Politifact California Rates Claims On Senate Bill 50

SB 50 is a controversial California housing bill. There’s quite a bit of information circulating about it, but not all of it is true. The PolitiFact California team separates fact from fiction, taking a closer look at the legislation.

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Insight With Beth Ruyak

January 22, 2020

Women’s Efforts To Secure Their Right To Vote

Sacramento State History Professor Dr. Mona Siegel traces women’s rights after World War I in a new book titled “Peace on Our Terms: The Global Battle for Women’s Rights After the First World War.”

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Insight With Beth Ruyak

January 22, 2020

Infamous Sacramento Killer 'Tells All' In Sold-Out Play

Sacramentans will remember the 1988 arrest of Dorothea Puente. She was a grandmotherly figure who killed nine and cashed their government checks. In California Stage’s sold out production, the audience gets a glimpse into the mind of a serial killer.

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'Nora From Queens' Is, And Is Not, Awkwafina

January 23, 2020

Awkwafina's career has ranged from rap to Crazy Rich Asians to a Golden Globe for The Farewell. Now, she's putting down a lot of her old habits in a new Comedy Central series.