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LATEST SHOW | Thursday, May 26, 2016

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Insight: Capitol Chat / "Disgraced," Racism And Islamaphobia / Jazz Saxophonist Jacam Manricks / Sound Advice

Our Capitol Bureau Chief joins us for this week's Capitol Chat. Then, we'll hear a re-run of our segment with "Disgraced" cast members. And, we meet jazz saxophonist Jacam Manricks. Also, a preview of the SacMusicFest on this week's Sound Advice.


  • Capitol Chat

    Capitol Bureau Chief Ben Adler joins us for Capitol Chat to explain Prop 50 that would allow the state's Legislature to suspend lawmakers without pay. We'll also talk about a new PPIC poll that finds Clinton leading Sanders in the Democratic race

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    Re-Broadcast: Disgraced

    The 2013 Pulitzer Prize winning play Disgraced opened recently at Capital Stage. Listen to a re-run segment when we talked to actors from the play, Basim Elkarra from CAIR's Sacramento chapter and CapStage Artistic Director Michael Stevenson.

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    Saxophonist Jacam Manricks

    Jazz saxophonist and composer Jacam Manricks will perfom this weekend at the Sacramento Music Festival. He joins us in studio to talk about his career background, the music that inspired him most and how he ended up a West Coast transplant.

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    Sound Advice: Sacramento Music Festival Preview

    Executive Director of the Sacramento Music Festival Tom Duff joins us with a preview of some of the bands set to perform during this year's festival happening over Memorial Day Weekend.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Insight: What To Know About Meningitis / Pet Tales / Sacramento Band Humble Wolf / Motown The Musical

Pet expert Gina Spadafori discusses dog sports. Then, we meet actors Chester Gregory and Loren Lott from "Motown the Musical." And, Sacramento's Band Humble Wolf members join us in the studio.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Insight: News Network / Poet Cathy Arellano / Sacramento's Young Actors Stage

On Insight, CapRadio's Ben Bradford provides highlights from the campaign trail with former President Bill Clinton. Plus, a conversation with the cast members of Young Actors Stage's 'Les Miserables' production.

Monday, May 23, 2016

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Insight: Evolution Of California's Voting History / The Political Junkie / Author Luis Alberto Urrea

Ken Rudin joins us for this week's Political Junkie Segment. Then, California Secretary of State Alex Padilla and California Museum Executive Director Amanda Meeker discuss the history of voting in California. And we meet author Luis Alberto Urrea.

Friday, May 20, 2016

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Insight: PolitiFact Nevada & California / Capitol Chat / Author Celeste Leon / SacCity College's Photo Exhibit

Nevada and California PolitiFact reporters share new fact-checks. CapRadio's Ben Bradford updates us on the state government news in this week's Capitol Chat. Then, we meet author Celeste Leon. And, we discuss SacCity College's photo exhibit.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Insight: B Street Theatre / Iconic Photographer Ethan Russell / Arthur A. Benjamin Health Professions High School / Alive Inside Foundation / Sound Advice

We learn more about Sacramento's new B Street Theater groundbreaking. and meet the founder of the Alive Inside Foundation. Then, we discuss some of the most legendary images from the history of rock and roll.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

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Insight: Political Junkie / Day Of Inclusion / Author Julie Otsuka / Kushman By The Bottle / "Remember The Ladies"

Author Julie Otsuka talks with us about her novels based on Japanese internment. Gina Mulligan launches her first novel titled: “Remember the Ladies.” Plus this month's Kushman By The Bottle.

Thursday, May 12, 2016

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Insight: Capitol Chat / Author Sam Freedman / Sierra Master Chorale And Orchestra / Sound Advice

Ben Adler joins us for this week's Capitol Chat. Then, we meet author Sam Freedman. Then, we discuss Sierra Master Chorale and Orchestra's "The Armed Man."And, we hear new Sound Advice from CapRadio's Cale Wiggins.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

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Insight: Author Caitlin Doughty / Dorothy Rice / US Senate Race Debate Highlights / 'Something Inside Is Broken'

CapRadio's Managing Editor Linnea Edmeier joins Insight for a recap of the Race for the Senate Debate. Then, we learn more about the Hip Hop Native Rock Opera Something Inside Is Broken. And, we meet author Dorothy Rice.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

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Insight: News Network: Sanders In Sacramento / Sacramento Mayoral Debate Recap / Senatorial Debate Preview / Italian Tenor Pasquale Esposito

CapRadio's Amy Quinton joins us for a recap of Bernie Sanders' rally in Sacramento. Then, CapRadio's Bob Moffitt shares some highlights from the Sacramento mayoral debate. And, we meet Italian tenor Pasquale Esposito ahead of his show this Saturday.