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LATEST SHOW | Friday, January 30, 2015

Insight: Capitol Chat / State Of The City / Tobias Wolff / Band Of The Golden West

Writer Tobias Wolff is kicking off the 2015 season of Stories on Stage Sacramento. The author of "This Boy's Life" and "The Barracks Thief" talks about his craft and approach to teaching. Plus, the Air Force Band of the Golden West performs live.


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    Capitol Chat: State Parks, DMV

    California’s State Parks need a “fundamental transformation.” That’s the conclusion of a new report by the Parks Forward Commission. And new developments efforts to regulate driverless cars and services like Uber and Lyft.

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    Mayor Kevin Johnson's State Of The City

    In his annual address, Sacramento’s mayor says the State of the City is “strong.” And he announced a major boost for Sacramento’s new soccer team – an investment by 49ers owner Jed York.

  • Tobias Wolff At Stories On Stage

    Award-winning author Tobias Wolff kicks-off the 2015 season of Stories on Stage Sacramento. We’ll talk with him about his craft, and his approach to teaching.

  • Band of the Golden West

    We'll have songs from the Air Force Band of the Golden West. They’ll play live in our studio.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Insight: Avocado Consumption / Peter Coyote / Sound Advice

Insight talks about the spike in avocado consumption during Super Bowl weekend. Peter Coyote talks about his one-man show at the Harris Center and Nick Brunner has Sound Advice.

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Wednesday, January 28, 2015

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Insight: Measles, Flu, Vaccines / Pet Tales: New Trends In Pet Care / Joseph The Musical / Guitarist Mike Stern

The measles outbreak that started in Disneyland continues to spread throughout California. UC Davis infectious disease specialist Dean Blumberg talks about the danger this once-contained virus poses to children in the state.

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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

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Insight: News Network: Stockton / World Economic Forum / Kevin Seconds

On today's Insight, we speak with an energy expert about the World Economic Forum. Stockton Record's Michael Fitzgerald talks about Stockton's restructuring plan. Plus, music from Kevin Seconds, who is writing a song every day.

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Monday, January 26, 2015

Insight: The Political Junkie Goes West / Cartoonists / Reggie

More about a special French Film screening on Wednesday at the Crest; the film is titled “Cartoonists” it’s been shown to honor the victims of the Charlie Hebdo attacks.

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Thursday, January 22, 2015

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Insight: CapRadio's Cuba Trip / Capitol Chat / Sacramento's Theater Scene / Sound Advice: Classical

Sacramento Bee's Dan Morain talks about who’s eyeing Barbara Boxer’s seat. Capital Stage Founder Stephanie Gularte talks about moving to Florida. Theater critics Jeff Hudson and Marcus Crowder also joins Insight. Plus, Sound Advice with Cale Wiggins.

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Wednesday, January 21, 2015

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Insight: State Of The Union Reaction / Study On Low Voter Turnout / Food & Sustainability Q&A / Soprano Carrie Hennessey

Will Obama’s proposals have a chance in a Republican-controlled congress? The Political Junkie Ken Rudin weighs in. A new report looks at voter turnout. Soprano, Carrie Hennessey, puts an operatic twist on “A Streetcar Named Desire."

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Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Insight: The Political Junkie Goes West / News Network: Sacramento / OR-7 Pack / Portland Cello Project

The Political Junkie, Ken Rudin, previews President Obama’s State of the Union message. Plus, the latest on the wolf know as OR-7 and his pups.

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Friday, January 16, 2015

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Insight: Capitol Chat: Nevada / Economic Recovery In Reno / Dig it! The Secrets Of Soil / Japanese Film Festival

CapRadio's Sierra Reporter Ky Plakson has details from Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval’s State of the State message. A discussion about Reno’s transformation following the recession. Plus, an exhibit titled “Dig It: the Secrets of Soil.”

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Thursday, January 15, 2015

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Insight: Climbing The Dawn Wall / Eggonomics / Dr. Sue Johnson / Elaine Corn On Cooking / Sound Advice

A UC Davis food economist talks about the impact of Prop. 2 on egg prices. Sports writer Phil Barber reports from the Yosemite Valley where two climbers finished a free climb. Plus, Elaine Corn on getting started in the kitchen.

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