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Reveal: The Secrets Of Church, State And Business will air at 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. on Feb. 27 in place of Insight.

LATEST SHOW | Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Insight: News Network / Teen Sleep / Lodi Science Night / Meri St. Mary

A Harvard sleep researcher living in Davis talks about new data saying teens need more sleep. Sacramento News and Review Co-Editor Nick Miller talks about the upcoming decision to approve an $8 million sculpture for the new downtown arena.


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    News Network: Sacramento

    On Insight, we’ll jump right into the conversation with Nick Miller, the co-editor of the Sacramento News & Review. He joins us for News Network.

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    New Research On Teen Sleep

    Teenagers seem to need a lot of sleep. But researchers are reporting that teenagers need even more than they get. And Davis High School is taking it seriously enough to consider shifting the school start time back to 8:30 a.m.

  • Lodi Science Night Live

    Engineer Quan Pham form the Applied Aerospace Structures Corporation discusses Lodi Science Night Live.

  • Meri St. Mary

    Punk poet Meri St. Mary is in studio to talk about music from her new record “Protagonista.”

Monday, March 02, 2015

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Insight: Political Junkie Goes West / Peanut Allergy Research / Lisa See's "China Doll" / Tom Rigney

A Sacramento-based allergist explains what new findings about peanut allergies will mean for children with allergies. The Political Junkie Ken Rudin talks about congress’ showdown over funding the Department of Homeland Security.

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Thursday, February 26, 2015

Insight: Capitol Chat / Sacramento Beer Week / Tricia Stirling / Kathy Kosins

Beer Week begins today and the organizers join Insight to talk about the week’s events and the expanding craft brew scene in the Sacramento region. Plus, Tricia Stirling talks about her new young adult novel titled “When My Heart Was Wicked."

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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

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Insight: Wildlife And The Drought / Pet Tales: Adopting Older Pets / News Network / "From The Moon To The Earth"

A local woman’s surveillance camera caught a photo of four mountain lions passing through her yard. Is the warm winter causing wildlife to be active earlier in the year? A California Department of Fish and Wildlife experts explains animal patterns.

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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

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Insight: News Network / Tobacco Ban / Woodland Honor Band Heads To Carnegie Hall

Students from two high schools in Woodland are heading to Carnegie Hall. The Woodland High Honor Band will be competing against schools from across the nation for the New York Wind Band Festival in March.

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Monday, February 23, 2015

Insight: Political Junkie Goes West / Barry Broome / Pierre Balthazard

Barry Broome will lead Sacramento’s brand new Economic Council. He’ll explain how he intends to attract businesses to the region. Then, Sacramento State’s new Dean of the College of Business Administration is in the studio.

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Friday, February 20, 2015

Insight: Capitol Chat / Nutrition Research / "Wicked Women" / Italian Opera At Cal Stage

CapRadio's Katie Orr joins Insight for this week's Capitol Chat. Author Chris Enns is releasing a new book titled “Wicked Women” with stories of notorious and mischievous pioneer women. Then, California Stage’s new show lampoons the opera.

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Thursday, February 19, 2015

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Insight: Water Rights During Drought / Gambatte & Japanese Internment / City Of Sacramento's Budget / Sound Advice

Farmers in the Central Valley are asking for more water as the state continues to restrict supplies. CapRadio's Amy Quinton explains. Plus, Sacramento City Manager John Shirey talks about the city's budget. And Kent Teeters is in for Sound Advice.

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Wednesday, February 18, 2015

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Insight: West Coast Ports Dispute / Raise Your Hand Foundation Update / Rebroadcast: Gayle Pitman / Cellist Susan Lamb Cook

Shipping has resumed at the Port of Oakland this week but a labor dispute is ongoing. International trade advisor Jock O’Connell talks about the labor dispute and other problems with California’s ports. And cellist Susan Lamb Cook performs live.

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Tuesday, February 17, 2015

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Insight: The Political Junkie Goes West / News Network: Sacramento / Slow Medicine / Seven

Today on Insight, The Political Junkie Ken Rudin, Sacramento Metro Reporter Ryan Lillis discusses the new Sacramento Kings coach, Dr. Michael Finkelstein explains 'slow medicine' and a preview of 'Seven,' about women who led social change.

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