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Tuesday, August 12, 2014 Permalink

Insight: The Political Junkie Goes West / News Network: Stockton Robbery / "The Black Mage: First-Year" / Ottmar Liebert

Khalid Mohammed / AP

Khalid Mohammed / AP



The Political Junkie is turning his analytical gaze west. Ken Rudin, known to NPR listeners from his many years talking all things politics with Neal Conan on "Talk of the Nation," joins Insight host Rick Kushman for our signature segment that puts California politics in the context of the national scene. 


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Displaced Iraqis from the Yazidi community settle at a camp at Derike, Syria, Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014. Kurdish authorities at the border believe some 45,000 Yazidis passed the river crossing in the past week and thousands more are still stranded in the mountains. (AP Photo/ Khalid Mohammed)

Stockton police say they fired the bullets that killed hostage Misty Holt-Singh during last month’s violent bank robbery and ensuing high-speed chase. The police released this fact in a preliminary ballistics report Monday, hoping to create a transparent investigation and quell criticism officers responded too heavy handedly.

Capital Public Radio’s Stockton Reporter Rich Ibarra was at the press briefing yesterday and the scene of the fatal shoot out last month. He joins us to talk about the new information.  

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Rachel Carter’s, a Fair Oaks native, UC Davis grad, and current resident of Placerville, first novel entitled The Black Mage: First-Year will be released Tuesday, Aug. 12. The novel is the first of her young adult fantasy/romance series about a young female protagonist who enrolls in war school to learn fighting magic, a storyline similar to the popular “Hunger Games” or “Divergent” series.

The book will first be available electronically and then be published in paperback once it has reached $500 in gross sales. UC Davis will be featuring her book release in their alumni newsletter. 




Guitar star Ottmar Liebert performs at Harlows on J Street in Midtown Aug. 12.  Liebert talks with Inisight guest host Rick Kushman about his two new albums, "three-oh-five" and "Bare Wood." He also explains what he likes about playing Sacramento and why he keeps coming back.


Watch Liebert's latest Insight Studio Session from his August 12th appearance.

More videos:


  • News Network: Stockton Robbery Investigation

    CapRadio's Rich Ibarra has the latest on the Stockton robbery investigation.

  • Rachel Carter / Facebook

    Author Rachel Carter Discusses First Book

    A young author has her first book out today.

  • Greg Gorman / Courtesy Of Artist

    Guitarist Ottmar Liebert On Why He Likes Playing Sacramento

    Global guitar star Ottmar Liebert makes a return appearance on Insight to talks about his two new albums and about why Sacramento is one of his favorite tour stops.

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