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Insight With Beth Ruyak

Humanizing Homelessness Through Fiction

October 18, 2018

Before he retired, Timothy Brown was Executive Director of Loaves & Fishes, Inc. and an advocate for people experiencing homelessness in Sacramento. Now a writer, he just published his first novel, a historical mystery called “Squatter’s Gold.”

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California Agency, Gas Tax Backers Worked Closely Together

October 17, 2018

As the battle to overturn California's gas tax increase intensified, the state transportation agency coordinated frequently with the public affairs firm working to block the repeal on behalf of unions, construction companies and local governments.

Joe Proudman / UC Davis

Food and Sustainability

When Does Smoke Actually Result In Tainted Wine Grapes? It’s Complicated.

October 17, 2018 | Julia Mitric | Julia Mitric

In the wake of 2017’s devastating wildfires, California’s growers and winemakers are worried about grapes exposed to smoke. The industry is funding a UC Davis researcher to study “smoke taint” to find out what can be done.

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

Sacramento Roadways Ranked Among Worst In Nation In TRIP Report

October 17, 2018 | Drew Sandsor | Drew Sandsor

Sacramento’s roads and highways placed among the worst in the nation in a new report by TRIP, a national nonprofit that rates road conditions. The Bay Area’s roads and highways were ranked the worst in the U.S.

Rich Pedroncelli / Ann Heisenfelt, File / AP

Senate Candidates Dianne Feinstein And Kevin De Leon Share The Stage In San Francisco

October 17, 2018 | Nadine Sebai | Nadine Sebai

California's candidates for U.S. Senate spoke on Wednesday, Oct. 17 in a conversation organized by the Public Policy Institute of California in San Francisco.

Rich Pedroncelli / AP Photo

Insight With Beth Ruyak

PolitiFact CA: Proposition 10

October 17, 2018

There are many claims being made about Proposition 10 on both sides. PolitiFact CA Reporter Christ Nichols does some fact checking.

Ben Adler / Capital Public Radio

Insight With Beth Ruyak

Work Equity President Surveys Changes A Year Into #MeToo Movement

October 17, 2018

After a year of public discussion and legislative reforms in the wake of the #MeToo movement, Work Equity President Pamela Lopez reflects on how much has and has not changed for women in the workforce.