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LATEST SHOW | Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Insight: Political Junkie Goes West / Measure Y / News Network / Retrograde Collective Art Salon

Ken Rudin joins us for another Political Junkie segment. Then, we learn about Measure Y, a marijuana tax measure that would fund youth programs. And, we'll discuss election issues in Placer and Yolo counties.


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    The Political Junkie Goes West: Presidential Candidates In California

    Ken Rudin joins us for our signature Political Junkie segment that puts California politics in the context of the national scene.

  • Sacramento’s Measure Y: Necessary To Better Serve Our Children Or Fiscally Foolish

    Measure Y would set aside money for youth services by taxing marijuana cultivators. Some people see it as a necessary way to meet the needs of Sacramento’s youth - others see it as irresponsibly fiscal policy.

  • Eric Risberg / AP

    News Network: Election In Woodland/Yolo County and Auburn/Placer County

    It's one week until California voters head to the polls for the June 7th primary. We'll check in with reporter Gus Thomson of the Auburn Journal and editor Jim Smith of the Daily Democrat in Woodland about election issues in Placer and Yolo counties.

  • Retrograde Collective's Art Salon

    Artist and writer Arielle Robbins, co-founder of Retrograde Collective and writer Andrew Kehoe talks with Insight about the groups upcoming Art Salon event.

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.

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

Eric Risberg / AP

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

Sierra Master Chorale and Orchestra

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.