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CapRadio's Great Question! is where we invite you to be part of the reporting process. All we need from you is your curiosity.

Here's how it works: You ask the questions, vote on which ones to investigate, and CapRadio will work with you to find the answer.

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What Happened To The Property Of Sacramento's Japanese American Community Interned During World War II?

June 4, 2019 | Emily Zentner

More than 7,000 Japanese Americans from the Sacramento area were interned during World War II. A CapRadio listener wanted to know what became of their homes and farms.

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Insight With Beth Ruyak

How Sacramento's Japanese Community Lost (And Kept) Property During World War II

June 4, 2019

In CapRadio’s Great Question! series, Interactive Producer Emily Zentner answered a listener’s historical question: What happened to the property of Japanese Americans who were incarcerated during World War II?

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Insight With Beth Ruyak

Your Questions About Measles And Vaccinations In California, Answered

May 14, 2019 | Sammy Caiola

Do adults need measles booster shots? Can infants be vaccinated? And what's a vaccine injury? We asked for your questions about the California measles outbreak. Here's what we found out.

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What Causes The ‘Phantom’ Traffic Jams On Interstate 80 Near Dixon?

May 7, 2019 | Randol White

Traffic on the freeway between Sacramento and San Francisco has gotten much worse over the past decade. And it often comes to a crawl around Dixon for no apparent reason.

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Insight With Beth Ruyak

Why Does There Always Seem To Be A Traffic Jam In Dixon?

May 7, 2019

Why is it always slow when you drive Interstate 80 through Dixon? Listener Andy Brenan wanted to know, so he and CapRadio’s Randol White teamed up to find out why.

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Insight With Beth Ruyak

Great Question!: What Happens To Green Waste In Sacramento?

February 28, 2019

CapRadio listener Ellen Chapman wanted to know what happens to our yard waste after we drag it to the curb. In the second installment of our listener-driven series, CapRadio Food & Sustainability reporter Julia Mitric went looking for waste.