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Friday, June 13, 2014 Permalink

Insight: Capitol Chat/ "The Time is Now" / Sacramento Cheese & Charcuterie / Carolina Chocolate Drops




Sunday’s a big day. It’s Father’s Day, there’s the final round of the U.S. Open in golf, the World Cup will be in full flight, and the weather looks like it’ll be great. But Capital Public Radio will be spending it at the Capitol. That’s because Sunday is also the day we’re expecting the final vote on California’s budget. Capitol Bureau Chief Ben Adler joins us to explan more.

Producer Chris Lango’s documentary about a seminal civil rights figure from Sacramento could potentially win an Emmy this Saturday. Lango, like the subject of his film, Nathaniel Colley, is a longtime Sacramentan and former KCRA television sports and feature producer. Lango originally produced "The Time is Now: The Civic Life of Sacramento's Nathaniel Colley" for KVIE-TV in early 2013.



 0613 Anthony Kennedy Letter To Nathanial Colley

We’ve entered the age of cured meats and artisan cheeses in Sacramento. Restaurants offering little more than fine meat and cheese are popping up and sticking. The Rind in Midtownis celebrating its one-year anniversary Saturday with fanfare, cheese and events.

See also the newly-opened artisan food stops Block Butcher Bar in Midtown and The Cultured and the Cured in East Sacramento. But what’s driving the demand for handcrafted, artisanal food? Joining us to answer this question with some samples of their craft is Sara Arbarian, cheesemonger at The Rind, and Michael Tuohy, who runs Block Butcher Bar.


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The Grammy Award-winning folk group “Carolina Chocolate Drops” will be performing at the Gallo Center for the Arts in Modesto July 2The band joined us in our studio last year ahead of a sold-out show in Sacramento and this time around there may still be some tickets left.




  • Update On The Eve Of The Budget Deadline

    Lawmakers are scrambling to make Sunday's budget deadline.

  • Inisght: "The Time is Now: The Civic Life of Sacramento's Nathaniel Colley"

    A documentary about key civil rights figure Nathaniel Colley has been nominated for an Emmy. The creator of the film stops by Insight.

  • Insight: Sacramento Cheese & Charcuterie

    The days of eating sliced bologna and American cheese on a saltine are over.

  • Insight: Carolina Chocolate Drops

    We have last year's interview with Carolina Chocolate Drops as the band gears up for a performance next month in Modesto.

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