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

9am and 8pm Monday - Friday.

Upcoming Shows

Alex Alexiev / Project MERCURRI

Mar 12  Insight: Microbes In Space / Jeremy Briggs / Kushman By The Bottle / The Living Room Sessions

UC Davis scientists are sending microbe samples from the Sacramento Valley to the International Space Station. Wine Expert Rick Kushman questions whether glassware makes a difference. Plus, singer Damon Wyckoff joins Insight.

Mar 13  Insight: Temporary Dams In The Delta / Kelly Corrigan / Remembering Lauren McCullough

Author Kelly Corrigan discusses her book: “Glitter and Glue.” Plus, a conversation with the mother of Lauren McCullough, who died of a rare cancer last month.
California ProStart Cup / California Restaurant Association

Mar 14  Insight: California ProStart Cup / Capitol Chat / Jan Haag / Magnolia Sisters

On Today's Insight, we speak with students competing in the California ProStart Cup, Poet Jan Haag and the Magnolia Sisters, a band that plays cajun and blues music. SF Chronicle's Carla Marinucci has more on the GOP convention for Capitol Chat.

Today's Show

Mar 11  Insight: Political Junkie Goes West / News Network / Turlock Documentary / Melissa Pagluica

The Political Junkie is back from vacation with his perspective on the latest national headlines. In News Network, Gus Thomson talks about the recently found gold coins. Plus, the premier of Turlock: the documentary and artist Melissa Pagluica.

Recent Shows

Darko Vojinovic / AP

Mar 10  Insight: Former Soviet Perspective On Crimea / Majoring In Coffee / Prof. Rebecca Kluchin / Return Of SacState's Latin Jazz Ensemble

A former Soviet engineer adds his perspective on Crimea. Also, will there be a coffee college degree at UC Davis? Plus, Dr. Rebecca Kluchin, who writes about women's reproductive rights and the return of Sac State's Latin Jazz Ensemble.
Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

Mar 07  Insight: Capitol Chat / Special Olympian Donald Schendel / Actor, Musician James Marsters / Local Artists Tom and Sally

On today's Insight, Capitol Chat, Special Olympian Donald Schendel, and local artists Tom and Sally Meyers. Plus, actor James Marsters, known as "Spike" on TV's Buffy the Vampire Slayer, as he preps for Sacramento's Wizard World Comic Con.

Mar 06  Insight: Syria / Sacramento Food Trucks / Tap Rooms / Sound Advice

On Insight, we'll discuss the crisis in Syria and local efforts to try and help refugees. We'll look at city rules through the lens of two popular trends -- food trucks and tap rooms. Plus, Ken Teeters brings us today's Sound Advice.

Mar 05  Insight: Obamacare Experience / "Fragile X" in Colombia / Marcos Breton / Hudson on the Arts

A Reno dad talks about his experience with the Nevada Health Exchange. A conversation with Autism researcher Dr. Randi Hagerman. Marcos Breton speaks about the latest projects in Sacramento. And Jeff Hudson has more on local Shakespeare productions.

Mar 04  Insight: California Water / News Network / Appraising Antiques / Wynton Marsalis

Sacramento appraiser for Antiques Roadshow previews an upcoming auction. Senior Editor Alexis Madrigal talks about the governor's twin tunnel project. The latest on Google barge heading to Stockton and Gary Vercelli has more on Wynton Marsalis.
Darko Vojinovic / AP

Mar 03  Insight: The Political Junkie Goes West / Reaction From Local Ukrainian Community / Grapes Of Wrath's 75th Anniversary / Sacramento Choral Society & Orchestra

Ken Rudin discusses Ukraine, Lubdow Jowa has reaction from the local Ukrainian community, acclaimed actor Miles Anderson speaks about "Grapes of Wrath" and the novel's 75th anniversary. Plus, the Sacramento Choral Society's upcoming concert.
Amy Quinton/ Capital Public Radio News

Feb 27  Insight: Capitol Chat / Infectious Diseases / Birds of Chicago / Sound Advice

On this week's Capitol Chat, Katie Orr talks about the vote on an emergency drought legislation. A UC Davis specialist delves into measles, flu and a polio-like virus. Nick Brunner profiles a few local bands for Sound Advice.

Feb 26  Insight: Forecasting Atmospheric Rivers / Pet Tales / Jose DiGregorio / Beer Week

A NASA scientist explains the future of forecasting atmospheric rivers, and how that may help in handling the drought. Pet expert Gina Spadafori talks about dental care for your cat or dog. Plus, the style and art of Jose DeGrigorio.
Marko Drobnjakovic /  AP

Feb 25  Insight: News Network / Reaction from Ukrainian Community / New Helvetia Theater / French Film Festival

Columnist Michael Fitzgerald joins us for News Network. Local Ukrainians react to news from their home country. At the New Helvetia Theatre,a Steven Sondheim musical called “Passion. And the 7th Annual French Film Festival happens this weekend.

Feb 24  Insight: The Political Junkie Goes West / Sochi Wrap-up / Sacramento Saloons / James Cavern

On Insight, Beth Ruyak returns from Russia with more stories from her trip abroad. The Political Junkie Ken Rudin returns. There's a new book about the history of Sacramento saloons. And James Cavern is set to appear on "The Voice."
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