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Insight With Beth Ruyak

Mental Health Advocates Request Resources For Black Neighborhoods

April 24, 2018

Dr. Kristee Haggins is an African-centered psychologist and has ideas on how specialized mental health care could benefit black communities affected by violence.

Insight With Beth Ruyak

Sacramento Speaks Out On Creative Edge

April 24, 2018

A final town hall for an initiative to gather information and set priorities for Sacramento's arts and creative economy was held Monday night. We hear what will happen next.

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Insight With Beth Ruyak

Young Actor Lights Up The Stage At Sacramento Theatre Company

April 24, 2018

Miller Traum is a 10-year-old actor making a name for himself at the Sacramento Theatre Company.

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Insight With Beth Ruyak

Tiny Desk Contest Winner Announced; Davis Musician Lillian Frances Performs

April 24, 2018

There were more than 700 entries from California alone in this year's popular NPR music video contest. We'll hear music from the winner, Naia Izumi, and Davis-based entrant Lillian Frances.

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Food and Sustainability

E. Coli Cases In Alaskan Prison May Lead To Source Of Contaminated Lettuce

April 23, 2018 | Julia Mitric

Federal investigators are looking for the origin of an E. coli outbreak stemming from romaine lettuce that's sickened 53 people in 16 states. A food safety lawyer says cases at an Alaskan prison may help investigators track the pathogen's source.

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Environment

California Protects Tricolored Blackbird As A Threatened Species, Fewer Than 200,000 Remain

April 23, 2018 | Ezra David Romero

Male Tricolored Blackbirds have a red spot and a white bar on their wings. They mostly call California home, and the bird’s population has dropped by 55 percent since 2008.

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Health Care

Police Shooting Billboard Marks Shift In Public Health Conversation

April 23, 2018 | Sammy Caiola

The #RestInPower campaign is part of a broader effort to combat violence and give voice to communities that are often shut out. The nonprofit behind the movement says it's about health, not politics.

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Yuba County DA Retires With A Host Of Experiences

April 23, 2018 | Bob Moffitt

Yuba County District Attorney Patrick McGrath is retiring after 34 years in the position.

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio file, 2013

Insight With Beth Ruyak

Capitol Chat: California Governor's Race, National Guard Deployment, Renter Rally

April 23, 2018

Capitol Bureau Chief Ben Adler has news on the renter revolt, California's Governors race and the deployment of the California National Guard to the state's border with Mexico.

Courtesy Steve Almond

Insight With Beth Ruyak

Author Steve Almond On The 'Bad Stories' Americans Tell Themselves

April 23, 2018

Steve Almond’s new book “Bad Stories: What Just Happened To Our Country” looks at how the stories Americans have been telling themselves about their history misses the truth and leads them to delusion.

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

Insight With Beth Ruyak

Boston Marathon Bombing Survivors Share Children's Book About Rescue, Their Service Dog

April 23, 2018

Rescue isn't just a black lab, he's a service dog who changed the life of his owner Jessica Kensky and her husband Patrick Downes. The 2013 Boston Marathon bombing survivors explain their connection to Rescue.

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Mayor Says He’s Deploying Volunteer Mental Health Workers To South Sacramento

April 20, 2018 | Sammy Caiola

In the wake of Stephon Clark’s death, community members have demanded more mental health resources and safe spaces for people in distress. The city is putting out a call for volunteers.

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