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Take a California road trip away from the coast, away from the cities, and see the state from a different perspective. CapRadio's 395 podcast follows Highway 395 along the Eastern Sierra. The stops may surprise you, and change how you see the state.

Acid Jazz 

Old school, New school...the soulful experience of Acid Jazz

Saturday,10 p.m. – 12 a.m. on the News Station


All Things Considered 

NPR’s daily afternoon news program offers an in-depth presentation of the day’s news, with some of the nation’s best reporting, commentary, and analysis. Hosted locally by Devin Yamanaka with statewide news anchored by Randol White.

Monday – Friday, 3:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. on the News Station


America Abroad 

Explore today's critical international issues and U.S. foreign policy in this award-winning series.

Occasional special in place of Insight on the News Station

America’s Test Kitchen with Chris Kimball 

America’s Test Kitchen with Chris Kimball. It's about food, cooking, recipes that work (and warnings about ones that don't work!). A show to fit today's lifestyles.

Ask Me Another 

NPR's exciting new show featuring puzzles, word games and trivia played in front of a live audience. Ask Me Another is a co-production of NPR and WNYC.

Saturdays at 11 a.m. on the News Station

At the Opera 

Host Sean Bianco brings you a full-length opera featuring great voices from the past and present followed by “Opera Potpourri.”

Saturday, 8 p.m. – 12 a.m. on the Music Station


BBC Newsday 

Newsday provides live global news, business and sports reporting from the BBC, giving listeners a glimpse of the day ahead, or a recap of the day’s top stories.

Monday – Thursday, 9 p.m. – 11 p.m. on the News Station

BBC World Service 

International news, business, sport, analysis and information from around the world from the BBC.

Monday – Thursday, 11 p.m. – 2 a.m.
Friday, 11 p.m. – 5 a.m.
Saturday, 12 a.m. – 5 a.m.
Sunday, 11 p.m. – 2 a.m. on the News Station

The Best Of Car Talk 

For two decades Tom and Ray Magliozzi, aka Click and Clack, and the Tappet brothers, have been America's funniest auto mechanics. Tom passed away in Nov. 2014, but their legacy lives on in a mixture of clips from their shows through the years.

Bottle Talk With Rick & Paul 

Wine shouldn't be scary. And it shouldn't feel like you're being tested by a snoot in a beret. Wine is fun, and delicious. All you need to know is how to get it open. We'll help with whatever comes next, including making fun of snoots in berets.


Burn: An Energy Journal 

A broadcast and digital project hosted by one of public radio’s most trusted journalists, Alex Chadwick. Alex explores our energy future through the intimate stories of visionaries of research, inventors, industry insiders and concerned citizens.

Occasional special in place of Insight on the News Station

California Dream 

California seniors are increasingly working well into their golden years, with nearly 20% of them age 65 and older now in the workforce.

The California Report 

The California Report provides daily coverage of issues, trends, and public policy decisions affecting California and its diverse population.


California's Next Governor 

The two finalists in the 2018 California governor’s race — Democrat Gavin Newsom and Republican John Cox — sit down with Capital Public Radio’s Capitol Bureau Chief Ben Adler to share who they are, where they came from, and what they believe in.

Capitol Chat 

A weekly round-up of what's happening (or not happening) in California politics and state government with Insight host Beth Ruyak.

CapRadio Reads 

Feed your curiosity and explore fresh perspectives with CapRadio Reads—our online, on-air and on demand resource for discovering your next great read.

Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center 

A series of one-hour programs drawn from live performances by the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center.

Sunday, 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. on the Music Station

Classical Music 

In your car, at work, or at home, enjoy CapRadio's relaxing and inspiring selection of classical music. Our daily playlists provide information on the pieces, performers and composers featured, plus links if you're interested in buying music.

Sunday, 6 a.m. – 8 a.m.
Monday – Friday, 6 a.m. – 7 p.m. on the Music Station


Exploring the often surprising links between concepts, themes and people in classical music, from medieval to modern

Saturday, 4 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Rebroadcast Sunday, 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. on the Music Station

The Dinner Party Download 

A fast and funny hour of culture, food and conversation; essentially, it’s “public radio’s arts & leisure section.”


Dissect is a serialized music podcast that breaks long form musical analysis into short, digestible episodes.


Host Kelly McEvers takes a story from the news and goes deep. Whether that means digging into the Trump administration's past, or visiting a town ravaged by the opioid epidemic, Embedded takes you where the news is happening.

Occasional special in place of Insight on the News Station

Excellence in Jazz 

The Giants of Mainstream Jazz plus today's most exciting straight-ahead emerging artists with contemporary vocals and spices of Blues and Latin Jazz.

Sunday – Friday, 7 p.m – 11 p.m.
Rebroadcast next day on JazzStream, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on the Music Station


Fresh Air 

Daily Magazine of contemporary arts and issues known for captivating interviews with guests from literature, science, music, film, and more, hosted by Terry Gross.

Monday – Friday, 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. – 9 p.m. on the News Station

Fresh Air Weekend 

Everything you love about Fresh Air — tailored for Saturday and Sunday.

Sunday, 10 p.m. – 11 p.m. on the News Station

From the Top 

Recorded before live audiences in venues across the country, this program introduces listeners to exceptional, pre-college-age classical artists.

Sunday, 3 p.m. – 4 p.m. on the Music Station

Here & Now 

Here! Now! In the moment! Paddling in the middle of a fast moving stream of news and information. Here & Now is Public Radio’s daily news magazine, bringing you the news that breaks after Morning Edition and before All Things Considered.

Monday – Thursday, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Friday, 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. on the News Station

Hey, Listen! 

Weekly playlists and interviews featuring cutting edge bands and their influential roots. Whether you’re looking to start your record collection or touch up the fringes, Nick Brunner leads you through two hours of CapRadio’s curated new music mix.

Saturday, 8 p.m. - 10 p.m. on the News Station

Hidden Brain 

A blend of science and storytelling, Hidden Brain reveals the patterns that drive human behavior, the biases that shape our choices, and the imperceptible forces that influence our relationships.

Sunday, 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. on the News Station


A weeknight call-in radio talk show to bring Americans together for a national conversation in a time of transition.

Monday through Thursday, 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. on the News Station

Insight With Beth Ruyak 

Insight creates conversation to build community, exploring issues and events that connect people in our region. Insight covers breaking news and big ideas, music, arts & culture with responsible journalism, civil discussion and diverse voices.

Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. on the News Station

Insight Music 

CapRadio's multimedia showcase of in-studio performances and interviews keeping you in touch our regional scene, the music and its makers.

Last Friday each month, 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. on the News Station

Intelligence Squared 

Intelligence Squared is the world’s leading forum for debate and intelligent discussion. Live and online we take you to the heart of the issues that matter, in the company of some of the world’s sharpest minds and most exciting orators.

Occasional special in place of Insight on the News Station


Invisibilia is about the unseen forces that control human behavior — things like ideas, beliefs, assumptions, and thoughts.

Occasional special in place of Insight on the News Station

Jazz Night In America 

Along with NPR Music's partners at WBGO and Jazz At Lincoln Center, we're proud to announce a new public media initiative: Jazz Night In America. It streams on this page Wednesday evenings, with past performances available on-demand.

Wednesday, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Online Only

Keys To The House 

California Congressional seats that were solidly Republican are suddenly up for grabs. Capital Public Radio's Keys to the House follows the battleground races and themes that could determine which party controls the House of Representatives.

K-ZAP On CapRadio 

Each week you’ll hear favorite artists making fresh music and fresh artists making new favorites, from Led Zeppelin to Foo Fighters to Beck. It’s all in the free form tradition of Sacramento’s legendary rock radio station.

Saturday, 7 p.m. - 8 p.m. on the News Station

Latest News 

News and information from the Sacramento region, Stockton, Modesto, Reno and Tahoe.

Latino USA 

A radio journal of news and culture that brings a rich understanding of Latino influences and contributions to the evolving identity, life, and reality of the United States.

Sunday, 6 p.m. – 7 p.m. on the News Station

Live From Here 

Live from Here with Chris Thile is a Saturday-night destination for audiences everywhere. This variety show features a unique blend of musical performances, comedy and audience interaction.

Saturday, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. on the Music Station
Sunday, 12 p.m. – 2 p.m. on the News Station

Los Angeles Philharmonic 

Each year since its founding in 1919, the Los Angeles Philharmonic has been hailed as Southern California’s leading performing arts institution. Under the leadership of Venezuelan Gustavo Dudamel.

Sundays, 4 – 6 pm
July through September on the Music Station

Making Obama 

From WBEZ Chicago, Making Obama tells the story of Barack Obama’s climb from the South Side of Chicago to the national stage.

Occasional special in place of Insight on the News Station


Putting a human face on the global economy, the program illuminates how international business and finance relate to listeners’ daily lives.

Monday – Friday, 3 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. – 7 p.m. on the News Station

Marketplace Weekend 

Marketplace Weekend from American Public Media is a weekly hour-long program on the topics of personal finance, money, retirement, and health care.

Sunday, 4 p.m. – 5 p.m. on the News Station

The Metropolitan Opera 

Live broadcasts from the stage of the Metropolitan Opera in New York City, Saturday morning on Capital Public Radio.

Saturday, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
December through May on the Music Station

Mick Martin's Blues Party 

Four powerful hours of the blues every Saturday.

Saturday, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. on the News Station


Morning Edition 

An in-depth roundup of the latest news, along with reports, analysis, and commentaries from NPR and Capital Public Radio News. Hosted locally by Donna Apidone with statewide and regional news anchored by Steve Milne.

Monday – Friday, 2 a.m. – 9 a.m. on the News Station


New York Philharmonic This Week 

Enjoy great performances from the New York Philharmonic's current season and archives. Alec Baldwin is the broadcast host Sunday afternoon at 4 o'clock.

Sunday, 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
October through March on the Music Station

NPR's Politics Podcast 

The NPR Politics Podcast is where NPR's political reporters talk to you like they talk to each other. With weekly roundups on news of the day, you don't have to keep up with politics to know what's happening. You just have to keep up with us.

Occasional special on the News Station

On The Media 

An award-winning weekly radio show on all things media, hosted by Brooke Gladstone and Bob Garfield.

Sunday, 3 p.m. – 4 p.m. on the News Station


Meet Outside/In. A brand new radio show and podcast that takes a look at the natural world and how we use it.

An Occasional Special on the News Station

Overnight and Weekend Classical Music 

Playlists and information about our Weekend and Overnight Music

Political Breakdown 

Political Breakdown is a KQED series that explores the political intersection of California and the nation. Each week hosts Scott Shafer and Marisa Lagos unpack politics -- with personality — and offer an insider’s glimpse at how politics happens.


Political Junkie Goes West 

The Political Junkie turns his analytical gaze west. A long-time contributor to NPR, Ken Rudin joins Insight host Beth Ruyak every week to discuss national political issues and how they play out in California and Nevada.

PolitiFact California Podcast 

PolitiFact California Reporter Chris Nichols discusses his latest fact-checks on Insight with Beth Ruyak. PolitiFact California examines claims by elected officials, candidates, groups and individuals who speak on matters of public importance.

Radio Open Source 

An American conversation with global attitude, on the arts, humanities, and global affairs, hosted by Christopher Lydon.

Occasional special in place of Insight on the News Station



Radiolab believes your ears are a portal to another world. Where sound illuminates ideas, and the boundaries blur between science, philosophy, and human experience. Big questions are investigated, tinkered with, and encouraged to grow.

Wednesday, 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. on the News Station


Reveal is an investigative program from The Center for Investigative Reporting and PRX. Hosted by Al Letson.

Tuesdays noon - 1 p.m. and Sundays 10 p.m. – 11 p.m. on the News Station

Rural Suicide: One California County’s Fight To Save Lives 

A rural pocket of Northern California is seeing some of the highest rates of suicide in the state. We’re exploring the mental health crisis in Amador County, and what’s being done to solve it.

The San Francisco Symphony  

The San Francisco Symphony continues a tradition that began in 1926, when it became the first symphonic ensemble in the United States heard in regular radio broadcasts.

Sunday, 4 p.m. – 6 p.m
April through June on the Music Station

Says You 

Says You is a panel game show of bluff and bluster, words and whimsy.

Sunday, 8 p.m. – 9 p.m on the News Station

Science Friday 

Science, technology, environment and health news and discussion with host Ira Flatow.

Friday 11 a.m. – 1 p.m and 9 p.m. – 11 p.m on the News Station

Sound Advice 

Capital Public Radio music hosts and special guests discuss and feature new and noteworthy recordings and music events on Insight with Beth Ruyak. Look for a new post every Thursday.

Sound Opinions 

Sound Opinions is where people who love music can come together. Make discoveries, debate, learn about pop culture, engage, have fun and find new ways to further enrich your lives through music.

Monday, May 30 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. on the News Station


State of the Re:Union 

Host Al Letson takes you on a journey of the new Americana.

Occassional special, in place of Insight, on the News Station

State of the State 

Capital Public Radio broadcasts of the California governor's State of the State address.

Sunday Baroque 

Sunday Baroque celebrates the current wealth of recorded music with great performances by yesterday's and today's best musicians. Listen Sunday morning beginning at 7 o'clock.

Sunday, 8 a.m. – 10 a.m. on the Music Station

The TED Radio Hour, with host Guy Raz 

An idea is the one gift that you can hang onto even after you’ve given it away. The TED Radio Hour, hosted by Guy Raz, is a journey through fascinating ideas: astonishing inventions, fresh approaches to old problems, new ways to think and create.

Monday, 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. on the News Station

The Drive 

Who are the people driving change in our communities? What can be learned from their experiences? The Drive is a podcast about personal stories on the road to leadership.

The Splendid Table 

Hosted by Lynne Rossetto Kasper, The Splendid Table is public radio's culinary, culture, and lifestyle program that celebrates food and its ability to touch the lives and feed the souls of everyone.

Sunday, 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. on the News Station

The Takeaway 

The Takeaway is a daily national news program focused on you. What you know and what you share helps to shape our daily discussion.

Temporarily Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. on the News Station


The Thistle and Shamrock 

Host Fiona Ritchie's program comes to listeners from Perthshire, Scotland, weaving music with Celtic roots into a richly entertaining program. 5 p.m. Saturday on the Music Station.

Saturday, 5 p.m. – 6 p.m. on the Music Station

The World 

This collaboration between the BBC and WGBH brings one-of-a-kind international stories home to America.

Monday – Friday 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. on the News Station


This American Life 

Built around the innovative vision of Ira Glass, this program documents and describes contemporary America. Using radio monologues, mini-documentaries, “found tape,” and unusual music, it is radio storytelling at its best.

Thursday, 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.
Saturday, 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. – 7 p.m. on the News Station

Travel With Rick Steves 

A fun, practical talk show with guest experts and questions from travelers. Each show is a lively conversation between travelers and the experts as we explore our world smartly, smoothly, and thoughtfully.

Sunday, 9 p.m. – 10 p.m. on the News Station

Up First 

NPR's Up First is the news you need to start your day. The biggest stories and ideas—from politics to pop culture—in 10 minutes.


The View From Here 

Thought-provoking first-person documentaries and digital stories inspire us to learn, understand and respond. We build stronger communities with artful, relevant storytelling that connects us to each other's experiences, challenges and dreams.

Occasional special

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me! 

Each week, an entertaining assembly of panelists plays games designed to test their knowledge of the week’s news, as well as their wit.

Saturday, 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Sunday, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. and 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. on the News Station

Weekend Edition Saturday 

This refreshing combination of news, analysis and features provides wrap-ups and perspectives on the week's events, as well as a taste of what makes weekends special-from sports and gardening to entertainment.

Saturday, 5 a.m. – 10 a.m. on the News Station

Weekend Edition Sunday 

A unique blend of news, features, our regularly scheduled puzzle segment, and interviews with newsmakers, artists, scientists, politicians, musicians, writers, theologians and historians.

Sunday, 5 a.m. – 10 a.m. on the News Station


YosemiteLand is Capital Public Radio’s exploration of how the park, the surrounding region and the experience of Yosemite are in transition.