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Cody Drabble

Insight Producer and On-Air Director

Cody Drabble learned to love public radio growing up in San Francisco listening to KQED every morning during breakfast. He graduated from UCLA in 2007 with a degree in history and public policy. Drabble moved to Sacramento and earned his J.D., graduating from the McGeorge School of Law in 2010. He’s also a lifelong band geek.

After practicing law full-time for a few years, Drabble realized he couldn’t bill his hours of legal work without an episode of “This American Life,” “Planet Money,” or “Fresh Air” playing in the background, so he decided to go back to school for journalism. Drabble joined the Sacramento News & Review as an editorial intern and freelance contributor in 2013, covering any fascinating story including new legislation, clean energy policy, emerging artists, local musicians, major crimes, and rattlesnake wranglers.

Drabble joined Capital Public Radio’s “Insight with Beth Ruyak” team in January 2014, helping find topics, booking guests, and conducting research. In March 2014, he was brought on as a special project producer for the California Burning project. He shot photos at TBD Fest 2014 and Treasure Island Music Festival 2014 for Cap Radio Music. Cody Drabble produced and hosted a full-hour special on LGBT civil rights in California. In addition to producing and directing the live broadcast of Insight each morning, he also fills in as guest host for Beth Ruyak

    Stories by Cody Drabble

  • Jonathan Ayestas / Capital Public Radio

    Political Junkie: Athletes Speak Out Against Trump

    September 25, 2017

    Political Junkie Ken Rudin recaps a weekend of politics surrounding sports stars speaking out, the Graham-Cassidy bill to repeal the ACA, and Jared Kushner's use of a private email account.

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    Sound Advice: Jazz Classics By Female Vocalists

    September 21, 2017

    Capital Public Radio jazz host Gary Vercelli features four female vocalists covering classic tunes in this week's Sound Advice.

  • Petaluma Band Photo / Courtesy

    Petaluma Performs In Studio Before City of Trees 2017

    September 20, 2017

    The band Petaluma joined the Sacramento music scene in 2016 with their self-titled album. They perform in the Insight studio and share observations about growing the band and performing at City of Trees this weekend.

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    Short Supply Drives The Affordable Housing Crunch

    September 19, 2017

    A big part of the affordable housing crisis is that the demand is so much greater than the supply. Bernadette Austin from UC Davis Center for Regional Change and Tyrone Buckley from Housing California discuss the impact of new housing laws on supply.

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    Capay Valley Farmers

    September 19, 2017

    Author Elvira Di'Brigit shares her book "Why We Farm: Farmers' Stories Of Growing Food And Sustaining Their Business, Featuring Farmers Of the Capay Valley."

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    Write Or Die Debuts Music From New Album

    September 18, 2017

    Autumn Sky Hall returns to Insight with her new band Write or Die. They’re playing at City of Trees this weekend, and they’ll share tracks and a live performance video from their forthcoming full-length album.

  • Jonathan Ayestas / Capital Public Radio

    Political Junkie Goes West: Trump Visits The UN

    September 18, 2017

    Political Junkie Ken Rudin previews President Donald Trump's visit with world leaders at the United Nations, dealmaking with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, and more.

  • How Federal Housing Policy Segregated American Communities

    September 12, 2017

    The housing crisis started with the public policies that created racially segregated communities. Reporter Cosmo Garvin spoke with Richard Rothstein about his book "The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America."

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    Lara Downes Hits The Road For "Sounds Like America" Tour

    September 12, 2017

    Lara Downes continues her exploration of the American songbook with "Sounds Like America."

  • Political Junkie: Hurricane Relief, Bannon's Interview, Sept. 11

    September 11, 2017

    Political Junkie Ken Rudin recaps a weekend of deal cutting with Democrats on hurricane relief, Steve Bannon's latest interview, and the anniversary of Sept. 11.