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February 23, 2018

US Deportations Targeting More People With No Crime Records

(AP) - New government figures show people arrested by deportation officers increasingly have no criminal backgrounds, reflecting the Trump administration's commitment to cast a wider net in its push to expel people in the U.S. illegally.

February 23, 2018

Judge: California County's Redistricting Diluted Latino Vote

(AP) — Election districts for the board of supervisors in a Central California county illegally dilute the voting power of Latinos and deprive them of an opportunity to elect candidates of their choice, a federal judge said Friday.

Bob Moffitt / Capital Public Radio

February 23, 2018

Bob Moffitt

Yuba City Teacher-Supervisor Facing Sexual Misconduct Allegations Now Up Against Possible Recall Effort

According to the Sutter County clerk’s office, a group has inquired about launching a recall effort against county supervisor and teacher Jim Whiteaker. He’s on leave from his job at the school pending a sexual assault and bullying investigation.

Dennis McCoy / Sacramento Business Journal

February 23, 2018

Steve Milne

Business Journal: Archer Daniels Midland, Ten22, La Crosta Pizza Bar

Chicago-based Archer Daniels Midland has announced plans to open a research lab in Davis. The Sacramento Business Journal's Sonya Sorich has the details, plus news about Old Sacramento eatery Ten22 closing to make way for a new concept.

Ben Bradford / Capital Public Radio

State Government

February 23, 2018

Ben Adler

Energized Yet Fractured, California Democrats Convene In Crucial Election Year

As the California Democratic Party meets this weekend in San Diego for its annual convention, tensions between the party’s establishment and progressive wings could shape fights for governor, Senate and Congress.

Beth Ruyak / Capital Public Radio

Insight Music

February 23, 2018

Cody Drabble

Pianist Lara Downes Honors Legacy Of Bernstein On 'For Lenny'

Classical pianist Lara Downes released “For Lenny” in the centennial year of Leonard Bernstein’s birth. She performs classics and lost gems from the Bernstein catalog live in the Insight studio.

Chris Remington / Capital Public Radio

Insight Music

February 23, 2018

Cody Drabble

Jazz Saxophonist Mike McMullen Honors His Family And Mentors On 'Picture Book'

Jazz saxophonist Mike McMullen shares his new album "Picture Book" and reflects on the relationships and mentors who made his musical life possible.

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Massacre Of Teens In Norway Retold As A Feature Film

February 24, 2018

Captured in one 72-minute take, U — July 22 re-enacts the 2011 murders at a summer camp through the eyes of its victims — in order to refocus the story away from the extremist killer.

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Sometimes We Feel More Comfortable Talking To A Robot

February 24, 2018

Artist Alexander Reben wants to know whether a robot could fulfill our deep need for companionship. He created a robot named BlabDroid that asks people to share their raw emotions and deep secrets.

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Scientists Aim To Pull Peer Review Out Of The 17th Century

February 24, 2018

Some scientists want to change the old-fashioned way scientific advancements are evaluated and communicated. But they have to overcome the power structure of the traditional journal vetting process.