The California Political Junkie The Political Junkie is turning his analytical gaze west. Ken Rudin, known to NPR listeners from his many years talking all things politics with Neal Conan on "Talk of the Nation," joins Insight host Beth Ruyak for a new signature segment that puts California politics in the context of the national scene. Rudin joins us from Washington D.C. in effort to put it all in perspective.
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New Laws The start of the year marks a time for all things new, including laws and regulations. Some are welcome, others detested. Capitol Bureau Chief Ben Adler has been keeping tab of California's newest laws and joins us to explain what they’ll do and who they’ll affect.
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Donna's Author Talks Capital Public Radio’s online and in-person book club, "Cap Radio Reads," is celebrating its first anniversary this January. Capital Public Radio Morning Edition and Classical Host Donna Apidone has spent the past year interviewing several of the club’s selected authors and joins us with excerpts from her talks. Christopher Reich joins Donna for a conversation in Capital Public Radio’s Community Room Thursday, January 14 for the book club’s one-year anniversary celebration.
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"Call of the Wolf" The journey of a lone wolf returning to its historic territory of California for the first time since the 1920’s captivated people around the state as the story played out across newspapers and on television. Now, Bruce Forman, a naturalist enchanted with the journey of gray wolf OR-7, is bringing its story to the stage. The production features music, stories and a scientific lecture about the plight of wolves as they struggle to return from the brink of extinction in America. Forman’s production, "Call of the Wolf," runs January 10, 11 and 12 at Wilkerson Theater in Sacramento.
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Listen to Science Friday's discussion of the gray wolf delisting HERE.