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

Nov 18  Insight: Sacramento Traffic / Cars and Bikes / Remembering Chef Trotter / Controversy Over "Crazy Horse and Custer"

Whether on a daily commute or just passing through - by car or by bike - navigating Sacramento's roadways can be a frustrating and dangerous prospect. Then, local restaurants honor an American chef and respecting cultural difference in art.

Nov 19  Insight: STEM Symposium / News Network / ADHD Grows Up / Run to Feed the Hungry

Educators convene in Sacramento for science, tech, engineering and math teach-in. Reporters Ky Plakson and Tim Daly update us on stories from Tahoe and Stockton. Plus, new research into adult ADHD and a charitable Thanksgiving tradition turns 20.

Nov 20  Insight: Theater Renovations / Solace Tree / Janet Evanovich / Pet Tales

Community Center Theatre is in need of renovations and the City of Sac is considering its options. Nevada non-profit helps young people cope with grief. Janet Evanovich brings latest Stephanie Plum novel to Sac and should you give pets as gifts?

Today's Show

Nov 15  Insight: Capitol Chat / Friendship Park / "From the Streets of Truckee" / The Doug Pauly Quintet

Katie Orr joins us with the latest allegations flying around California's Capitol this week and we'll hear about plans for a new Friendship Park from Loaves & Fishes' Sister Libby. We'll also hear live performances from two different musical genres.

Recent Shows

Nov 14  Insight: Healthcare Enrollment / Col. Felix Rodriguez / "Che Guevara and the Dispossessed" / Sound Advice: Jeff Hudson

Numbers are up for enrollment into Covered California's health plan but there are still plenty of uninsured. Pauline Bartolone has the latest. Then, a new play at Sac State about Che Guevara and Jeff Hudson previews upcoming holiday concerts.

Nov 13  Insight: Impact of Climate Change on Storms / Kushman by the Bottle / "Shrek"

One of the strongest storms on record has devasted the Philippines, leading people to wonder whether climate change is having an impact on severe weather. Plus, Rick Kushman with food and wine pairings for Thanksgiving and "Shrek" takes the stage.

Nov 12  Insight: Help for the Philippines / "Soldaderas" / News Network / Under the Gum Tree

We'll talk with leaders in the Sacramento Filipino community about how you can help typhoon victims. Teatro Nagual performs play about female soldiers in both English and Spanish. Plus, this year's Sammies' winners and a local digital mag turns 2.

Nov 11  Insight: Veterans Day / "Full Body Burden" / Michael Passmore / Stinkbugs

The role of women in the US military is increasing and so are services for veterans. Sac State One Book author visits campus. We'll hear stories from a Sloughhouse fish farmer and hibernating insects in Midtown could be worse this summer.

Nov 07  Insight: Capitol Chat / Marcos Breton / Second Saturday Art Exhibit / Sound Advice: Classical

A republican assemblyman is joining the race for Governor of California. Ben Adler tells us who. Plus, the Sac Bee's Marcos Breton on gun violence, a new exhibit at the Helen Jones Gallery and Kent Teeters offers more Classical Sound Advice.

Nov 06  Insight: Voter Turnout / California's Fruits and Nuts / Dressing Priscilla / Hawaiian Music

Beyond the results of yesterday’s elections, we’ll explore who DIDN’T vote. We'll also talk with about California characters, extravagant costumes, and Hawaiian slack-key guitars.

Nov 05  Insight: News Network / "Mercy Killers" / Governor's Mansion Renovation / Carpentry for Women

We'll check in with reporters in Stockton and Vallejo where elections are happening. One-man play takes harsh look at healthcare system. Piece of Sacramento history gets new life after years of decay.

Nov 04  Insight: ACA Insurer Tax / Farm to Fork: Aquaponics / Lord of Rice / "The Only"

Congressman Ami Bera joins us in studio to talk about a proposed delay to an ACA-related tax on health insurers. Bringing a farm directly to Folsom is one student's kickstarter campaign. Mikuni's Chef Taro knows his rice. Leo McElroy opens new play.
Photo by Rik Keller

Nov 01  Insight: Capitol Chat / Nobel Prize Winner / "Miracle Shine" / Misner & Smith

Ben Adler updates us on pay-to-play allegations against Sen. Ron Calderon. Nobel Prize winner in physics is a graduate of Encina High School and award-winning duo Misner & Smith talk about their fourth album and play in studio.

Oct 31  Insight: Health Insurance Cancellations / Kings Opener / Pet Costumes / Spooky Sound Advice

On Insight we're exploring the cancelling of tens of thousands of private insurance plans for Californians. We’ll also recap the Kings opener, talk about Halloween costumes for pets and take in some haunting music for Sound Advice.
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