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 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 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 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.

Today's Show

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.

Recent Shows

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.

Oct 29  Insight: Bear and Arena Update / Elk Grove Animal Shelter / Solace Tree / News Network

Two contentious issues - bears in Incline Village and the arena in Sacramento - will be discussed by their respecitve city councils tonight. Is it time for Elk Grove to have its own shelter? Grief center helps young people with tragedy.

Oct 28  Insight: Sparks School Starts Again / Immigration Limbo / "But I Digress" / Jazz Diplomacy

Reporter Ky Plaskon talks with Sparks students before they return to school after a recent shooting. Nevada County resident faces deportation. Ed Goldman puts some of his favorite columns into a book. Brubeck Quintet returns from Washington D.C.

Oct 25  Insight: Capitol Chat: State of Jefferson / "Until They Have Faces" / "Asian Tales of Terror" / "MacBeth"

Katie Orr updates us on efforts by some California counties to secede from the state. Auburn attorney writes book chronicling the lives of local homeless people. CATS offers up some unique ghost stories and Capital Stage takes on "MacBeth."
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Oct 24  Insight: Sacramento Marijuana Laws / National Food Day / Farm to Fork / Sound Advice: BDJ

It may be legal, but growing weed in the region is still a well-kept secret. Bob Moffitt explains. Symposium puts focus on healthy and sustainable food for all. What's next for Farm to Fork in Sac. Nick Brunner with new music from ALAK and Failure.

Oct 23  Insight: Yosemite Update / Parent Teacher Home Visits / Beer and Cheese / Adrian Bellue

We'll check in with a business in Groveland to see how the economy is doing now that the shutdown has ended. Sacramento program strengthens school-family relations. Charlie Bamforth makes a case for cheese and beer tastings. Guitarist plays in studio

Oct 22  Insight: News Network: Sparks Shooting / Enrollment Problems / "Birds of the Sierra Nevada" / "Falling in Love Backwards"

We'll hear the latest on a deadly school shooting in Sparks, Nevada. How is Covered California and Silver State Health Insurance working for consumers. New book focuses on birds in Sierra Nevada. Life coaches take different approach to relationship.
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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.
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