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

9am and 8pm Monday - Friday.
Upcoming specials, in place of Insight:
Monday, Sept. 1: American RadioWorks: The Science Of Smart

Upcoming Shows

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Jun 20  Insight: Capitol Chat / Sterilization in Prison Audit / "Airborne Bunny" / "A Chorus Line"

On Insight, we have Capitol Chat and a conversation with CIR's Corey Johnson on a state audit that found women prisoners were sterilized illegally. Plus, children's book author Ray Cordell and "A Chorus Line."

Jun 23  Insight: Political Junkie Goes West / Track and Field Championships / Western Writers Of America

Ken Rudin discusses the decision-making in Washington D.C. around Iraq. Olympic runner Kim Conley visits to talk about the start of the U.S. Track & Field Championships. Plus, what to expect for the Western Writers of America Conference.
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Jun 24  Insight: News Network: Woodland / "Zuccotti Park" / "Living With Parkinson's" / Jazz Gitan

Woodland is the focus for today's News Network. Brian Grant talks about the documentary called "Living with Parkinsons. Plus, Jazz Gitan performs in studio.

Today's Show

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Jun 19  Insight: Oil on Trains / California Blackbird Study / "Airborne Bunny" / Sound Advice: Symphony of 1000

Sacramento Bee Transportation writer Tony Bizjak speaks about Fix 50 and the issue of oil-by-rail. UC Davis researchers are investigating the dramatic drop in tri-colored blackbird population. Plus, author Ray Cordell and Sound Advice.

Recent Shows

Jun 18  Insight: Natomas Levee / Pool Care during Drought / Donna Reads / "The Submission"

Councilwoman Angelique Ashby talks about the passage of WWRDA and the Natomas Levee repair. We discuss how to maintain a swimming while in a drought. Donna Apidone has the latest CapRadio Reads event. Plus "The Submission" at Big Idea Theater.
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Jun 17  Insight: Whooping Cough Epidemic / News Network: Davis / My Father's Gardens / French Film Festival

An infectious disease specialist discusses the latest whooping cough epidemic. Davis writer Karen Levy shares her memoir about growing up in Israel and the United States and we say bon jour to the French Film Festival.
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Jun 16  Insight: California Budget / Political Junkie Goes West / ISIS Offensive / Dianne Reeves

State lawmakers discuss the newly approved budget. Ken Rudin talks about the political jockeying within the House Republicans. Plus, from Turkey, UC Davis Middle East expert Keith Watenpaugh describes regional fears about ISIS in Iraq.

Jun 13  Insight: Capitol Chat/ "The Time is Now" / Sacramento Cheese & Charcuterie / Carolina Chocolate Drops

Ben Adler reveals the latest on budget negotiations. Chris Lango talks about his documentary on the life of Nathaniel Colley, which is up for an Emmy. Plus, a look at Sacramento's cheese scene and another listen to Carolina Chocolate Drops.

Jun 12  Insight: Wind Youth Service / "Going Gay" / 916 Ink Makes Comics / Sound Advice: Blue Dog Jam

Sixth-graders talk about creating a comic book. The executive director Wind Youth Services talks about plans to help homeless youth. A former Evangelical minister talks about coming out. And Nick Brunner reveals CapRadio Music.
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Jun 11  Insight: Marcos Breton / 100-Year Gardens / Kushman By the Bottle / Raymond Coats

Pomologist and viticulturist Chuck Ingels talks about the history of the UC Cooperative Extension. Rick Kushman gives his “behind the scenes” story from judging wines for this year’s California State Fair. And blues singer Raymond Coats joins us.

Jun 10  Insight: News Network: Stockton / Voices From The Drought / Davis Science Cafe / "This Day In June"

Stockton Record Columnist Michael Fitzgerald talks about Stockton’s bankruptcy battle with CalPERS. A UC Davis project features farmers struggling with the drought. Plus, Gayle Pitman talks about her children’s book, which explains Pride Parades.

Jun 09  Insight: Political Junkie Goes West / Incarceration and DA Race Issues / Gay Romance Novels / Kumyn Featuring Phillip Rayburn

The Political Junkie, Ken Rudin has analysis of the latest election. Law professors Mike Vitello and David Ball explain why California needs to abandon policies that rely on mass incarceration. Two gay romance writers talk about their work.
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Jun 06  Insight: Capitol Chat / California Chrome / Book Publishing / Gay Men's Chorus Tribute To The Beatles

A Yuba City teacher inspired by California Chrome’s race for the Triple Crown has written a song about the horse. He will perform it in the studio. Plus, music from the Sacramento Gay Men’s Chorus, which is holding a Beatles tribute concert.
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Jun 05  Insight: OR-7 Pups / Verge Re-Opening / Project Hope Exchange / Sound Advice: Classical

A wildlife official explains how they discovered OR-7's wolf pups. Artist Liv Moe talks about reopening Sacramento’s Verge Center for the Arts. Former KFBK newsman Jeff Bell describes a new project that gives hope. And Cale Wiggins has Sound Advice.
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