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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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Could Sacramento Flood Like New Orleans? It's Possible, But Water Managers Are Trying To Make It Less Likely.

Two rivers cut through the Sacramento region and that means the risk of flooding is often on people’s minds. As part of CapRadio’s Great Question! series, one listener wondered about the probability of a major flood in the Sacramento region.

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Insight With Beth Ruyak

January 21, 2020

Political Junkie On Start Of Impeachment Trial

As President Donald Trump officially enters his final year of his first term, he may be facing the biggest challenge of his presidency to date: his impeachment trial in the US Senate. It begins today.

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Amtrak Reverses Course On $25,000 Bill

January 22, 2020

The rail carrier Amtrak says passengers who use wheelchairs will no longer have to pay for the added cost of accommodating them.

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How The Senate Impeachment Trial Works

January 22, 2020

Now that the House has impeached President Trump, the process shifts to the Senate, which will vote on whether to convict him. Here is your guide to the steps and the people that matter.

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Architect Of CIA's Torture Program Says It Went Too Far

January 22, 2020

One of the psychologists who designed the CIA's torture program appeared at war court in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, on Wednesday. He testified about an inmate who was waterboarded more than 80 times.