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Governor Jerry Brown Signs Off On Eight Women's Caucus Bills

October 13, 2017 | Sammy Caiola

Equal pay, subsidized childcare and aid for sexual assault victims were just a few of the topics the women's caucus tackled this year.

J. David Ake / AP

Insight With Beth Ruyak

US Supreme Court 2017-18 Term Preview

October 3, 2017 | Cody Drabble

The US Supreme Court started its 2017-2018 term this week, and McGeorge Prof. Leslie Jacobs returns to Insight with a preview of the blockbuster cases on the docket.

Jason Rogers

Food and Sustainability

California Farm Academy Offers Path For Immigrants And Second Career Farmers

September 26, 2017 | Julia Mitric

The average age of a U.S. farmer is nearly sixty. A training program based in Winters, California aims to open a path into farming for immigrants and "second career" farmers.

AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli

Insight With Beth Ruyak

Senator Toni Atkins On Affordable Housing

September 26, 2017 | Cody Drabble

Senator Toni Atkins has been trying for almost a decade to pass permanent funding for affordable housing in California, and in the last week of the legislative session she sent S.B. 2 to Governor Brown's desk.

Ralf Smallkaa /Flickr

Insight With Beth Ruyak

Kushman By the Bottle: Wineries And Farm To Fork

September 20, 2017 | Jen Picard

How do California wineries take part in California's farm to fork marketplace? Wine expert Rick Kushman returns to talk about that and the fall harvest.

Jonathan Ayestas / Capital Public Radio

Insight With Beth Ruyak

Political Junkie Goes West: Trump Visits The UN

September 18, 2017 | Cody Drabble

Political Junkie Ken Rudin previews President Donald Trump's visit with world leaders at the United Nations, dealmaking with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, and more.


Modesto's Home Flipping Rate Rises, Bucking National Trend

September 14, 2017 | Steve Milne

Modesto has one of the highest home flipping rates in the United States. Analysts say flippers like Modesto because it still has a lot of low-priced housing available.

Insight With Beth Ruyak

How Federal Housing Policy Segregated American Communities

September 12, 2017 | Cody Drabble

The housing crisis started with the public policies that created racially segregated communities. Reporter Cosmo Garvin spoke with Richard Rothstein about his book "The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America."

Robert Durell, California Museum Unity Center / Courtesy

Insight With Beth Ruyak

California Museum Opens Long-Awaited Unity Center

August 23, 2017 | Cody Drabble

The California Museum's new Unity Center has been in development since 1999. The new interactive exhibition aims to promote tolerance and peace through civil rights education. The Unity Center will host a free block party on Saturday, Aug. 26.

Mark Anderson / Sacramento Business Journal

Business Journal: Starlite Lounge, The Glue Factory, Inc.

August 18, 2017 | Steve Milne

The guys who book shows at Ace of Spades plan to open a new nightclub called Holy Diver at the site of the old Starlite Lounge in midtown. The Sacramento Business Journal's Digital Editor Sonya Sorich has the story and more business news.


California Farmer To Pay $1.1 Million Fine For Plowing Field

August 15, 2017 | Amy Quinton

A California farmer has agreed to pay a $1.1 million fine for plowing a field in violation of the Clean Water Act.

Randol White / Capital Public Radio


California Approves Sacramento-Area Electric Car Share Program

July 27, 2017 | Randol White

California has approved Volkswagen's plan to invest $44 million in an electric car sharing program for Sacramento.

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