A daily, in-depth interview program providing context and background to the issues that face our region.

9am and 8pm Monday - Friday.
Upcoming specials, in place of Insight:
Monday, Sept. 1: American RadioWorks: The Science Of Smart

Upcoming Shows

Oct 17  Insight: Federal Shutdown Over / Structural Problems in Congress / Kim Stanley Robinson / Sound Advice: Jazz

Matt Laslo joins us from D.C. to update us on Congressional deal to reopen the government. Kim Nalder takes a look at structural issues in Congress that may have led to the shutdown. Davis writer releases new novel. Devin Yamanaka with new music.

Oct 18  Insight: Pension Reform / Capitol Chat / Violinist Ji in Yang

A group of California mayors are proposing changes that would make it easier to alter workers' pension benefits. Capitol Bureau Chief Ben Adler with the latest news from California lawmakers. South Korean violinist performs this weekend in Auburn.
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Oct 21  Insight: BART Strike / Damaging to Unions? / OCD Treatment / "The Turn of the Screw"

What impact do strikes like the current BART effort have on public perception of unions and their power? New treatments for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Classic ghost story gets Sac stage treatment.

Today's Show

Oct 16  Insight: San Diego Mayor Update / Male Breast Cancer / Maggie McKaig / "Two in Tune"

Scott Lewis updates on the San Diego mayor case. The story of a local man who is also a breast cancer survivor. Nevada City musician performs her "Cumberland Suite." Grammy winning soprano Sylvia McNair performs Gershwin with the Sac Philharmonic.

Recent Shows

Oct 15  Insight: Strong Mayor / News Network: SNR / Winter Gardens / SLV

Why a group of citizens is leading a new effort for a strong mayor in Sac. Nick Miller with news about Sac's efforts to stop people from feeding the homeless in parks. Seasonal veggies perfect for planting now. Latin singer performs at Sol Collective

Oct 14  Insight: Antarctic Research Freeze / New Bills / High-Speed Rail / Film Festival Winners

UC Davis geologist on how the government shutdown is affecting two well-known research projects. Ben Adler updates us on new laws signed by Gov. Brown and he gets the latest on California's high-speed rail project. Students make award-winning video.

Oct 10  Insight: Capitol Chat / "Breaking the Line" / Chris Horner / Sound Advice: Beach Boys

A look at the stack of bills on Governor Brown's desk in this week's Capitol Chat. A new book about segregated college football in the South in the 60's. Cycling Champion Chris Horner. Sound Advice features unreleased songs by the Beach Boys.

Oct 09  Insight: Initiative Reform / Office Politics / Kushman by the Bottle / "Tell Me on a Sunday"

We'll analyze three suggested initiative reforms from the PPIC with Kim Alexander. New book helps people play the office politics game. New research on wine tasting has some intersting results. Nanci Zoppi stars in New Helvetia Theatre production.

Oct 08  Insight: Law Licenses for Undocumented Immigrants / Concussions and Brain Injury / News Network / Sacramento Ballet

Sergio Garcia talks about new legislation allowing undocumented immigrants to obtain professional licenses. UC Davis pathologist featured in new doc about NFL and concussions. Gus Thomson with news from Auburn. Ron Cunningham previews new season.

Oct 07  Insight: Through Partisan Eyes / The Delta / California's Food Trends and Policies / "Eating Right in America"

Is it possible to cover and consider the federal shutdown through non-partisan eyes? Amy Quinton travels California to learn more about how the Delta provides for the state. Steve Boillard talks trends in food. Book explores America's dietary ideas.
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Oct 04  Insight: Clinical Trials on Hold / Occupy Yosemite? / Capitol Chat / Jazz Diplomacy

How the government shutdown is affecting an Auburn mother with cancer. What happens to people with permits for Yosemite or are already out in the back country? Katie Orr visits Pelican Bay Prison. Students from the Brubeck Institute travel to D.C.

Oct 03  Insight: Effect of Yosemite Closure on Surrounding Communities / New Breast Cancer Drug / Girls Love Mail / Sound Advice: Classical

The federal government shutdown is bad news for communities surrounding Yosemite. A new breast cancer drug arrives just in time for breast cancer awareness month. How love letters help breast cancer patients. Classical Sound Advice with Cale Wiggins.

Oct 02  Insight: Navigating Open Enrollment / Marcos Breton / "Japantown"

Pauline Bartolone takes us through the enrollment process for health insurance in California and Nevada. Sac Bee columnist offers his opinion on local issues in the news. New thriller set in San Francisco has been optioned for television.

Oct 01  Insight: Government Shutdown & the Affordable Care Act / News Network / 'My Own Stranger'

How a federal government shutdown will affect California. A glimpse into the first day of Obamacare enrollment in the state. Stockton's plans to exit bankruptcy, and what opponents are saying. An acclaimed play based on poet Anne Sexton's life.
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