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Thursday, April 24, 2014 Permalink

Insight: Capitol Chat / Dating Documentary / One Sharp Mind / Sound Advice

Ben Adler, Capital Public Radio

Secretary of State Candidates Derek Cressman (D), Sen. Alex Padilla (D), Pete Peterson (R) and Dan Schnur debate in Sacramento on April 23, 2014.

Ben Adler, Capital Public Radio



Capitol Chat It’s time for Capital Chat and CapRadio's Katie Orr joins us this week. She was a panelist for the Secretary of State debate held by the Sacramento Press Club yesterday. We’ll hear how it went and listen to some clips.

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Dating Documentary Filmmaker Catherine O’Brien is premiering her 24-minute long documentary on dating at the Sacramento International Film Festival, “It All Started with Mom.” The film follows a moment in O'Brien's life when six women in her family -- from her 85-year-old mother to her 16-year-old daughter -- were all dating.

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One Sharp Mind One Sharp Mind is a local reggae rock band featuring two parent-child duos in the lineup. Donald Duncan, the lead songwriter guitarist and keyboard player, is joined by his son Brean who provides backup vocals and DJs. Also in the band are guitarist Phil Summers and his daughter Kiah who also sings. We will talk with the band about how this family affair got started and their upcoming performance at the Blue Lamp on April 26.

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Sound Advice It’s a return to form for California’s alt-pop band The Eels in this week’s Sound Advice. Blue Dog Jam host Nick Brunner joins us with a new song from the band's latest release, “The Cautionary Tales of Mark Oliver Everett.

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Song Artist Album
Forever Be Kelis Food
Hey Girl Sonny Knight & The Lakers I'm Still Here
Daddy's Car Brian Eno & Karl Hyde Daddy's Car (Radio Single)
Treat Her Better Mac DeMarco Salad Days
Where I'm From Eels The Cautionary Tales of Mark Oliver Everett

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