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August 20, 2019

Billie Full Of Grace

The only place Holiday received formal vocal instruction also gave her bad-girl cred and an ambitious spiritual discipline. It was The House Of The Good Shepherd For Colored Girls, a Catholic convent.

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August 20, 2019

Bob Moffitt

Former City Of Sacramento Workers’ Identification Used To Obtain Free Fuel

A new audit by the city identified more than 60 former employees’ badges or identification numbers that were used to pump some 10,000 gallons of free gas over several years.


BBC World Service

August 19, 2019

BBC Lookahead: Sudan's Political Crisis, Russia's Election Protests

Rich Preston joins CapRadio's Steve Milne from London to discuss Sudan's road to civilian rule and Russia's growing protest movement.

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August 18, 2019

What California Knows About Kamala Harris

What most Americans are still just beginning to learn about California’s junior senator, we’ve seen it here for decades. Here are eight ways that California shaped Kamala Harris and that Harris has shaped California.

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Nicole Bus: Tiny Desk Concert

August 21, 2019

Nicole Bus' sound is reminiscent of vintage R&B, yet still feels current and capable of transcending age and demographics.