A daily, in-depth interview program providing context and background to the issues that face our region.

9am and 8pm Monday - Friday.
Upcoming specials, in place of Insight:
Friday, Aug. 22: BackStory With The American History Guys: Tapped Out: Thirsting For Fresh Water
Monday, Sept. 1: American RadioWorks: The Science Of Smart

Today's Show

Aug 20  Insight: Mail-In Ballot Study / Capitol Weekly Top 100 List / La Cage Aux Folles / The Mike Justis Band

We discuss a study about the state's mail-in ballot process and Capitol Weekly's list of the 100 most powerful non-elected people at the state capitol. Plus, actors from Music Circus' "La Cage Aux Folles" and the Mike Justis Band are in-studio.

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Aug 19  Insight: News Network / UC Davis Ebola Research / The Yoga Of Food / Sacramento Film and Music Festival

A UC Davis veterinarian explains how a virus like Ebola can transfer from animals to humans, and how small changes can prevent the spread of disease. Plus, a psychologist explains how yoga can change your relation to food.
Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

Aug 18  Insight: Political Junkie Goes West / Linked Learning / Senior League Baseball / Art Deco Society: Jazz Lecture

On Insight, we discuss a new method for teaching called Linked Learning, seniors get into the competitive spirit in a special league for them and the Sacramento Art Deco Society hosts a jazz lecture. Ken Rudin puts the latest news in perspective.

Aug 14  Insight: Capitol Chat / The Stagecoach / Sound Advice: Cale Wiggins / Lila Downs

CapRadio's Ben Adler talks about the new $7.5 billion water bond that lawmakers and the governor agreed on. An author discusses a book about an Old West icon, the stagecoach. Plus music from Lila Downs and Sound Advice with Cale Wiggins.

Aug 13  Insight: U.S. Involvement In Iraq / California Hop Exchange / Science Cafe / Yolo Causeway Bats / Grazing Goats

Prof. Keith Watenpaugh of UC Davis will give his perspective on the turmoil in Iraq. We speak with local growers gearing up for the California Hop Exchange. Plus, a lesson in the Yolo Causeway bats and how goats are being used as lawn mowers.
Khalid Mohammed / AP

Aug 12  Insight: The Political Junkie Goes West / News Network: Stockton Robbery / "The Black Mage: First-Year" / Ottmar Liebert

The Political Junkie Ken Rudin makes a rare Tuesday appearance on Insight. CapRadio's Rich Ibarra has more on the revelation that police gunfire killed robbery hostage Misty Holt-Sigh. Plus, author Rachel Carter and guitar star Ottmar Liebert.

Aug 11  Insight: Water Bond Update / Waterwise Vineyard / Being A Travel Writer / "The Light In The Piazza"

The owner of Parducci Winery explains how he conserves water. Plus, The Sacramento Bee’s Sam McManis talks about being a travel writer. And actors from the Green Valley Theatre Company perform a scene from the “The Light in the Piazza.”

Jul 31  Insight: Capitol Chat / Parkways and Public Health / Transportation Projects / Sound Advice: Sacramento News & Review

CapRadio's Ben Adler is in for Capitol Chat. Plus, a UCLA professor talks about new research linking urban river parkways to improved public health. And Sacramento News and Review’s Janelle Bitker explains the jump in local electronica musicians.
Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

Jul 30  Insight: California-Mexico Business Relationship / Pet Tales: Spay-Neuter Study/ "Race" at Celebration Arts / Catherine Russell

International trade adviser Jock O’Connell explains what Gov. Jerry Brown’s trip to Mexico can do. A UC Davis professor discusses the complications that could come with neutering a dog. And, singer Catherine Russell talks about her new album.
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Jul 29  Insight: Wildfires From the Foothills To Wine Country / California State Fair / Cheese Conference

Winery owners in El Dorado and Amador Counties talk about the Sand Fire. The head of the California State Fair explains how this year’s fair set new attendance records. And, the American Cheese Society’s annual convention is in Sacramento this week.
Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

Jul 28  Insight: The Political Junkie Goes West / California State Parks / Sacramento Seafood / Les Miserables

The Political Junkie gives his take on the governor's visit to Mexico. We learn how Cal Poly Pomona students are rethinking California's state parks. Plus, we discuss seafood safety and Fair Oaks Theater production's Les Miserables.
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