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Insight is celebrating its 15th birthday this summer! To celebrate, we'll be revisiting some of our favorite shows and segments. Enjoy!

LATEST SHOW | Monday, June 24, 2019

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Revisiting Insight Music: Topograf / Fashionista Boyfriend / Animals In The Attic / Sparks Across Darkness

To celebrate Insight's 15th birthday this summer, we're looking back at some of our favorite shows. We'll revisit an Insight Music special from August 2018, and we'll also start the show with a live update from Sacramento Police Chief Daniel Hahn.


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    Suspect In Death Of Officer Tara O'Sullivan Hospitalized Sunday

    Bob Moffitt

    Nick Miller

    Sacramento Police Chief Daniel Hahn joins us with the latest about the death of Officer Tara O'Sullivan and the case against the man who allegedly shot her.

  • Topograf Chases Dreams Of Music And Marriage On ‘Colors EP’

    Indie electronic duo Kevin and Alyssa Stefenesceu perform music from their debut “Colors EP.”

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    Fashionista Boyfriend Travels Far With His ‘Atlas’ On ‘TONAL EP’

    Fashionista Boyfriend plays music from “TONAL EP.”

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    Animals In The Attic Go Wild On ‘Naked In Public Part 2’

    Sacramento chillwave band Animals in the Attic play music from “Naked In Public Part II.”

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    Sparks Across Darkness Opens Up His Curiosity Cabinet On ‘Obscura’

    Hip hop artist Sparks Across Darkness performs with his band Monsters and Thieves with music from his debut album “Obscura.”

Thursday, June 20, 2019

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Capitol Chat / 1999 Sacramento Synagogue Attacks / Sound Advice: Davis Music Festival

Scott Rodd joins us for Capitol Chat to discuss the Dynamex decision and more. We remember the 1999 Sacramento synagogue attacks. Davis Live Music Collective Executive Director Kyle Monhollen brings us Sound Advice ahead of the Davis Music Festival.

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

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PolitiFact California / Camp Fire Exhibit / POOR Majesty Calls 'S.O.S.'

PolitiFact California's Chris Nichols fact checks a claim of raising the Pride flag “for first time” at California’s Capitol. Stephanie Taylor tells us about making art out of catastrophe. Local hip hop artists call out police violence in a new song.

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Courtesy of Black Women United

How Municipal Bonding Works / Black Women's March / Sacramento French Film Festival

PPIC's Patrick Murphy explains municipal bonds. The organizers behind this weekend's Black Women's March on centering and celebrating black women and their accomplishments. We preview the Sacramento French Film Festival.

Monday, June 17, 2019

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Political Junkie / Citizens Redistricting Commission / CapRadio's 395 Podcast

Political Junkie Ken Rudin joins us with the latest from Washington. California State Auditor Elaine Howle describes how the Citizens Redistricting Commission will reshape California. Chris Hagan and Steve Milne preview CapRadio's 395 podcast.

Thursday, June 13, 2019

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California Budget Vote / Job Opportunities For Adults With Autism / Sound Advice With Gary Vercelli

Ben Adler previews the budget vote happening later today. The Transformational Advocacy Project talks about expanding job opportunities for adults with autism. Gary Vercelli brings us Sound Advice on new music from female jazz vocalists.

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

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Fire, Floods And Earthquakes With Cal OES / Clean Drinking Water Access / Kushman By The Bottle

Cal OES Director Mark Ghilarducci explains the office's role in natural disaster prevention and recovery. Advocate Susana De Anda and researcher Jonathan London discuss clean drinking water. Rick Kushman joins us for Kushman By The Bottle.

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

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Previewing Sacramento's Budget With Mayor Steinberg / Mueller Report Hearings / 'The Forever Question'

Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg joins us to discuss the city's budget. Reporter Emily Cadei tells us about the upcoming Mueller report hearings. We preview the B Street Theatre's New Comedies Festival finalist "The Forever Question."

Monday, June 10, 2019

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California's Impending Budget Deal / New Housing Legislation / 'Becoming Incurable' Film

Ben Adler tells us about the nearing agreement on California's budget. CalMatters' Matt Levin fills us in on how housing legislation fared this session. Filmmaker Victoria Suan and activist Charis Hill preview their "Becoming Incurable" documentary.

Thursday, June 6, 2019

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Insight: Capitol Chat On Budget / Sac Pride Parade & Law Enforcement / Mental Health In The Restaurant Industry

Ben Adler joins us to discuss budget crunch time in the Capitol. We take a closer look at the tensions between Pride organizers and the Sacramento Police Department. Chef Patrick Mulvaney discusses the mental health needs of hospitality workers.