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:
Friday, Aug. 22: BackStory With The American History Guys: Tapped Out: Thirsting For Fresh Water
Monday, Sept. 1: American RadioWorks: The Science Of Smart

Upcoming Shows

Jul 01  Insight: Valley Heat Wave / Shark Fin Ban / Prop. 8 and the Initiative Process / Nelson Mandela's Legacy / 100th Tour de France

The pros and cons of California's initiative process in light of the recent SCOTUS decision on Prop. 8. New law goes into effect today. Sac State professor on legacy of anti-apartheid leader. James Raia on the state of cycling's big race.

Jul 02  Insight: Federal Student Loan Rate Increases / News Network / Bill Cosby / Ghost Trees

What impacts will the federal student loan rate increase have on California consumers? News headlines and heat advisories for Woodland, Auburn and Sacramento. Legendary comedian performs at the Nevada County Fairgounds. Jazz duo performs in studio.

Jul 03  Insight: Heat Wave Continues / Marcos Breton / Artist Maren Conrad / Sound Advice: Classical / Caltrans Choir

We check in with forecasters, city officials and reporters about different way to beat the heat. Sacramento Bee columnist on human rights in America. Artist talks about her work "Politically Vulnerable." Kent Teeters features American composers.

Today's Show

Jun 28  Insight: Capitol Chat / Blue Planet Prize / Pet Tales / Anthropophonia

Governor Brown signed California's budget into law and reacts to Prop. 8 decision. Daniel Sperling is awarded prize for his work in environmental sciences. Gina Spadafori with pet tips for hot weather and dealing with fireworks. Band performs live

Recent Shows

Jun 27  Insight: Prop. 8 & DOMA Follow Up / Library of Congress Institute / Michael Spurgeon / Sound Advice: Jazz

We hear how decisions on DOMA and Prop. 8 will impact actual people in California. Three local teachers gain news skills for the classroom. ARC professor releases his first novel on Ad Lumen Press. Devin Yamanaka with some new jazz releases.

Jun 26  Insight: SCOTUS Rulings on DOMA & Prop. 8 / Prop. 8 Reaction / Considering Conditions / Official California Response

Untangling today's Supreme Court rulings. What's next for Prop. 8 defenders and a Davis couple who hope to marry soon. Sacramento doctor considers social and environmental factors in patient treatment. California State officials respond to rulings.

Jun 25  Insight: Voting Rights Act / News Network / "Wizard of Oz" / Tapigami

Supreme Court strikes down Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act. Controversial stories from San Joaquin and Nevada counties. Munchins take over Music Circus for opening of summer series. Sacramento becomes the home of a new kind of art form.

Jun 24  Insight: Affirmative Action and Civil Rights / Plastic Bag Ban / "The Golden Shore" / James Rollins

Update on the Supreme Court's ruling on affirmative action and details on the case regarding voting rights. Should plastic bags be banned or recycled? Or both? New book on Californians' love affair with the sea. And James Rollins releases next novel.
Chris Enss

Jun 21  Insight: Capitol Chat / Blind Science / "High Country Women" / Genre Peak

What's next after judges order California to release prisoners? Blind scientist Hoby Wedler creates a chemistry camp for disabled youth. Chris Enss releases her new book on female pioneers in Yosemite National Park. Electronic music with Genre Peak.
Photo by Guillermo Esteves / Flickr

Jun 20  Insight: Prop 8 Ruling Preview / "Your Ideal Cat" / End of the World Movies / Sound Advice: Record Sale

A look at the anticipated US Supreme Court ruling on Proposition 8. Finding a cat with a personality to match to your own. End of the World movies to enjoy this summer. Classic hits and fun pop tunes when this weeks' Sound Advice goes vinyl.

Jun 19  Insight: Eppie Johnson / "The Prisoner of Carrot Castle" / Eating with Elaine / "Open Mic Sketchbook"

Eppie Johnson remembers 40 "Great Races." Getting kids to eat their vegetables. Elaine Corn gives recipes for Bing cherries in syrup and the perfect Manhattan. Poet Lawrence Dinkins releases his second collection of poetry.

Jun 18  Insight: News Network / Nevada's New Laws / "Underneath" / Poet Sharon Olds

Controversy over elephant rides in Nevada County and flouridation in Davis. Nevada wraps up its legislative session with a slate of new laws. Modesto author has new book that deals with suicide. Pulitzer Prize-winning poet reads in Sacramento.

Jun 17  Insight: DME Fuel Testing / Syria and Turkey / Smokejumpers / French Film Festival

We'll discuss the latests developments in Syria and Turkey with UC Davis Professors. Renewable fuel substitute for diesel being tested in San Joaquin Valley. Training for a job as a smokejumper. Twelth annual festival begins in Sacramento.
brothergrimm via Flickr

Jun 14  Insight: Capitol Chat / Bay Delta Tour / News Updates / "Tuskegee Airmen and Beyond" / Pianist Pauline Yang

Katie Orr updates us on California's tenative budget deal which is due Saturday. Amy Quinton tells us what she's seen on a three-day tour of the Bay Delta. Author David Styles speaks about his new book. Pianist performs this weekend in Nevada City.
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