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Insight With Beth Ruyak

Reporter Tells Stories Of California Retirees Struggling With Pension

November 29, 2016

In our ongoing series on California’s Pension Crisis, we hear the stories of some retirees who argue the benefits aren’t excessive. Reporter Sam Harnett guides us through the tales of three California retirees.

Insight With Beth Ruyak

Bay Area Company Aims To Reduce Food Waste - One Fruit At A Time

November 1, 2016

In the United States, 30-40 percent of our available food ends up in the trashcan. CropMobster, a Bay Area start-up, is taking the issue of food waste head-on with an innovative model. CEO and cofounder Nick Papadopoulos talks about the company.

City Of Sacramento / Website

Insight With Beth Ruyak

John Shirey Touts Community Center Theater Renovation Plans

October 19, 2016

Sacramento City Manager John Shirey is touting a proposal to renovate the Community Center Theatre and the Memorial Auditorium that was approved by the city council this week.

Eric Risberg / AP

California Counts

Proposition 53 Aims To Give Voters Say On Big Projects

October 14, 2016 | Amy Quinton

Supporters of Proposition 53 say California taxpayers have a right to weigh in on large public works projects. Opponents say the measure is a move to stop the state’s largest water project from moving forward —and has huge unintended consequences.

Environment

Strange Bedfellows Form Coalition To Increase Water Supply

October 13, 2016 | Amy Quinton

An odd assortment of corporations, nonprofits, environmental and agricultural groups have joined forces to help increase California’s water supply.

Insight With Beth Ruyak

Making The Case For And Against Renovating The Community Theatre, Convention Center

October 12, 2016

There are competing visions for the re-development of two Sacramento landmarks, the Convention Center and Community Theatre. Mike Testa with Visit Sacramento debates Barry Broome of the Greater Sacramento Area Economic Council over the project plans.

Jae C. Hong / AP

Insight With Beth Ruyak

Weed Fights For Its Water Rights

October 5, 2016

A small Northern California town could see its water source cut completely as a battle with a timber company continues to grow.

Flickr / Rubbertoe (Robert Batina)

State Government

Bill Would Protect Nail Salon Workers And Customers From Chemical Exposure

September 6, 2016 | Ja'Nel Johnson

A new bill aims to protect the health of nail salon workers and their customers.

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio News

Business

Report: Construction Leads Annual Job Growth In Region

August 19, 2016 | Ben Bradford | Steve Milne

State data released today show total jobs in the Sacramento region increased by 17,700, or nearly two percent from July 2015 to July 2016. The state Employment Development Department says construction led year-over growth.

Stock / Capital Public Radio

Business

Report: Sacramento Fourth Most Hipster U.S. City

July 29, 2016 | Steve Milne | Joanne Serrieh

Sacramento is the fourth "most hipster" city in the U.S., according to a new ranking that looked at the presence of hipster-friendly businesses in town, like record stores, locally-owned coffee shops and microbreweries.

Business

‘Pokemon Go’ Draws Crowds And Profits Into Old Sacramento

July 22, 2016 | Melody Stone

Merchants in Old Sacramento are running ragged after two weeks of “Pokemon Go" mania. The neighborhood has become a magnet for players of the augmented reality game, which launched earlier this month. The crowds are translating into profits.

Insight With Beth Ruyak

Politifact: More Gun Dealers Than McDonald's In California

July 19, 2016

Does California really have more licensed gun dealers than McDonald’s? PolitiFact California reporter Chris Nichols decided to look into that statement and joins Insight today to talk about his discovery.

Capital Public Radio / File

Business

Golden 1 Center Is Hiring

July 13, 2016 | Ed Joyce

The Golden 1 Center will provide hundreds of part-time jobs when it opens in downtown Sacramento later this year. A job fair Thursday at Sleep Train Arena starts the hiring process with "speed-dating" style interviews.

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