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Arts and Lifestyle

Muralists Give Sacramento A Paint Job During Wide Open Walls Art Festival

August 16, 2018

The mural festival is happening now throughout the city. Organizers have brought together dozens of artists from around the world to create artworks — including renowned artist Shepard Fairey.

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State Government

Breakthrough In Effort To End Cash Bail In California

August 16, 2018 | Ben Adler

The proposal would instead require courts to base pretrial release decisions on inmates’ risks to the public and their flight risks.

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Insight With Beth Ruyak

Element Brass Band Brings The Battle Back To Sac

August 16, 2018

Element Brass Band hosts Second Annual Battle of the Brass Bands this weekend at Harlow’s.

Insight With Beth Ruyak

Chris Thile Talks About 'Live From Here' With Donna Apidone

August 16, 2018

CapRadio Morning Edition host Donna Apidone chatted with Live From Here host Chris Thile about evolving the show and taking it to Telluride for a very special performance. He's coming to the Mondavi Center on Aug. 21 with The Punch Brothers.

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Insight With Beth Ruyak

Capitol Chat: Time’s Running Out For These State Bills

August 16, 2018

The California state legislative session only has three weeks left, but lawmakers have yet to decide the fate of several important bills.

AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli

Insight With Beth Ruyak

Drought, Wildfires Stir Up Valley Fever Fungus, Prompting Travel Alert For California Cities

August 16, 2018

There is a Valley Fever travel alert until the end of August for a number of California cities, including Sacramento, Modesto and Redding.

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Jazz, Law And Vocalist Tiffany Austin

August 16, 2018

Before Bay Area vocalist Tiffany Austin got serious about a career in music, she had a run in with the law... law school, that is.

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GOP Governor Candidate John Cox Shares Story Comparing Long California DMV Waits To Holocaust

August 15, 2018 | Nick Miller | Andrew Nixon | Ben Adler

The Republican gubernatorial candidate and businessman relayed the story of a Holocaust survivor during a California DMV visit on Wednesday. A campaign spokesperson says Cox “misspoke.”

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Sacramento Deputies Fired ‘Excessive’ Rounds During Fatal Shooting Of Mikel McIntyre In May 2017, Inspector General Says

August 15, 2018 | Nick Miller | Bob Moffitt

The new report also states that deputies put the general public “at risk” when they shot at McIntyre 18 times near Highway 50, and when they fired additional rounds in a Rancho Cordova parking lot.

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Housing Affordability Crisis And Solutions Discussed At Special Sacramento City Council Meeting

August 15, 2018 | Bob Moffitt

New housing and more money — those were common suggestions from a panel of housing experts that spoke at a special Sacramento City Council meeting on Tuesday.

Insight With Beth Ruyak

Jewish Food Faire Returns To Carmichael

August 15, 2018

The 41st annual Jewish Food Faire returns to Congregation Beth Shalom.

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Health Care

New Google-Backed Plan To Spend California’s Mental Health Dollars Is Raising Eyebrows

August 15, 2018 | Sammy Caiola

There’s a push to revamp California’s mental health service network using smartphone apps and online therapy, but some advocates say it’s a questionable use of taxpayer dollars.

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CapRadio Reads

Lauren Markham - The Far Away Brothers

August 15, 2018

Journalist Lauren Markham’s book, “The Far Away Brothers,” tells the true story of twin teens who escape violence in their native El Salvador and start a new life in Oakland, California.

Radio Host Chris Thile Visits Mondavi Center With Fellow Punch Brothers Musicians

August 15, 2018 | Donna Apidone

Chris Thile is host of the national radio show Live From Here. He’s also a talented mandolin player, who is at ease in bluegrass and classical circles. And he’s a genius.

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