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:
Friday, Aug. 22: BackStory With The American History Guys: Tapped Out: Thirsting For Fresh Water
Monday, Sept. 1: American RadioWorks: The Science Of Smart

Upcoming Shows


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.
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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 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.

Today's Show

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.

Recent Shows


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.

Sep 30  Insight: Covered California / ACA & Small Businesses / Stewart Goodyear

Dana Howard from Covered California joins us to answer questions about enrolling into the healthcare exchange tomorrow. How ACA and Covered California is effecting small businesses. Pianist will perform all 32 of Beethoven's sonatas from memory.

Sep 27  Insight: Capitol Chat / Keith Woods / Steve Wozniak / Mars Curiosity Update

Ben Adler on some of the bills Gov. Brown has signed into law this week. NPR Vice President for Divesity in News and Operations visits Sac. Apple co-founder kics off Speaker Series. Dawn Sumner updates us on Curiosity's latest adventures.
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Sep 26  Insight: Electric Vehicles / "Songs of Willow Frost" / Prison Crowding / Sound Advice: Blue Dog Jam

Pros and cons of electric vehicles. New novel tells story of a child searching for a movie star he believes is his lost mother. Darrell Steinberg reacts to the latest ruling regarding prisons in California. Nick Brunner with new music from DOOMBird.

Sep 25  Insight: Farm to Fork: Public Market & Food Desert / "The American Way of Poverty" / Pet Tales: Scams

Local group proposes to build new permanent market in downtown Sac. How the area's farm-to-fork movement could better serve hungry people locally. Gina Spadafori on how to avoid pet scammers. Sasha Abramsky explores modern-day poverty in America.

Sep 24  Insight: Growing Police Force / News Network: Sacramento / Children's Author / Supervillain Play

Ryan Lillis and Bob Moffitt join us with updates on the on-going arena saga and new movement in Kings ownership. Sac Police Dept receives $1 million grant. "Steam Train, Dream Train" author headlines book festival. High school stages original play.

Sep 20  Insight on the Road: Live from Stockton - It Takes a Village / Community Impact / With Our Words

Insight travels to Stockton this morning to continue the conversations started in "The View From Here: Class Dismissed." We'll hear from young people, educators and community leaders about the high-school dropout issue, live from the Long Theatre.

Sep 19  Insight: Capitol Chat / "River City Anthology" / Chris Brubeck / Sound Advice: Jazz

Katie Orr on how some California cities are reacting to new bills. Story of Sacramento will be told through poetry at the Actor's Theatre. Renowned jazz soloist performs tribute concert to his father. Gary Vercelli introduces us to some witty lyrics.

Sep 18  Insight: Tahoe Crayfish / "The Collector's" / Elaine Eats / Ben Goldberg / DayTripper: Salmon Fishing

We get an update on efforts to create a new crayfish industry in Lake Tahoe. KVIE show chronicles the journey of serious collectors. Award-winning clarinetist performs this weekend.

Sep 17  Insight: Surburban Poverty / Cost of Being Unhealthy / News Network / Comedian Johnny Taylor

New book explores rising poverty in suburbia. Being vigilant and planning ahead helps community stay healthy. We'll hear how the Sacramento Convention Center is faring and other stories making news in town. Johnny Taylor gets "Tangled Up in Plaid."
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