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September 18, 2019

Bob Moffitt

Earth, Wind & Fire Will Invite Foster Kids Backstage At Sacramento Show To Highlight Careers In Music

Wednesday more than half-a-dozen foster kids from the Sacramento area will get to go backstage before the Earth, Wind & Fire concert at Memorial Auditorium.

Bob Moffitt / Capital Public Radio

September 18, 2019

Bob Moffitt

'Last Apple Orchard In Paradise': Camp Fire Survivors Ask Community To Help Harvest Trees That Survived The Flames

The Camp Fire destroyed a large part of the town of Paradise. Now, nearly a year later, there is literally something sweet that is emerging as the only apple orchard remaining brings in a harvest of very small Galas.

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'Heaven, My Home' Is A Complicated Place

September 20, 2019

Attica Locke returns to the world of Highway 59 in Heaven, My Home, which finds Texas Ranger Darren Mathews dealing with the disappearance of the young son of an imprisoned white supremacist leader.

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Some 'Podunk' Town In The Middle Of Nowhere

September 20, 2019

"Podunk" is supposed to be bleak and isolated. But there are a few things that people who use the term might not know. For one, it really exists. For another, its history predates the United States.

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A Daily Mother-Daughter Moment Documented Forever

September 20, 2019

Maria Rivas stepped in as caretaker when her aging mother, Julia Medina, began having health complications. After Julia's death, a nostalgic photo reminds Maria of their life together.

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New Music Friday: Our Top 7 Albums Out Sept. 20

September 20, 2019

Our shortlist of the best albums out this week includes Brittany Howard's masterpiece, Jaime, sad bangers from Tove Lo, a profoundly beautiful, debut solo LP from Mountain Man's Molly Sarlé and more.