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 25  Insight: Stockton's Mayor / Driverless Cars / Guitarfish Music Festival / Sound Advice: Blue Dog Jam

Anthony Silva joins us to talk about recent controversy with the Stockton City Council. Reporter Katie Orr takes a look at the future of robocars. We'll hear music from some of the festival performers. Nick Brunner with new music from Chelsea Wolfe.

Jul 26  Insight: Capitol Chat / Childhood Cancer / "The Romance of Old Havana" / Musical Robot

Sac Bee Columnist Dan Morain talks pensions. Sixteen-year-old cancer survivor lobbies Congress for better legislation for pediatric patients. The sights, sounds and tastes of Cuba come to Modesto for fundraiser. Children's band performs in studio.

Jul 29  Insight: Violence in Egypt / Tobacco Tax / Worker Shortage / MDA Camp

Sacramento-based Imam with family in Egypt offers opinion on possible US involvement there. New legislative push in California for a $2 tobacco tax. California farmers are seeking wokers again this year. Camp caters to kids with muscular dystrophy.

Today's Show

Jul 24  Insight: Special Elections / Franklin Boulevard /"Folsom's 93" /"The Adventures of Flapjack" / James Finch

Results & analysis from two special elections yesterday. A look at Sacramento's Franklin Blvd. New book examines executions at Folsom Prison. Dan Cohen releases new novel starring his muse. Guitarist James Finch releases album.

Recent Shows

Jul 23  Insight: Royal Baby / Ryan Coogler / News Network / "Sugar" / Shakespeare at the Lake

What's the fascination with Britian's royal baby? Young director of "Fruitvale Station" talks about how he came to make it. Updates on Detroit's bankruptcy and Sacramento's "report card." New musical hits the local stage and Shakespeare at the Lake.

Jul 22  Insight: Royal Baby / Florida Boycott? / Yosemite's Amenities / Del Jack / Sacramento's Last Record Store / State Fair Sounds

Baby watch begins as Kate Middleton goes into labor; A California lawmaker proposes boycotting Florida; A plan that could end many of Yosemite's amenities; Young adult author Del Jack; Sacramento's last record store; A state fair audio postcard.
Glen Carey

Jul 18  Insight: Capitol Chat / Rising Energy Rates / Kelly McEvers / Sound Advice: Nebraska Mondays

Ben Adler updates us the latest news from California's capitol. Sac residents may start to see their electricity rates rise. NPR foreign correspondent talks about her life at war. Ross Hammond brings Nebraska Mondays to Insight.

Jul 17  Insight: Private Gun Sales in Nevada / Water Shortage? / "Lost Restaurants of Sacramento" / Elaine Eats / Brass Bed

Private gun sale to mentally ill man raises concerns in Nevada. What a possible water shortage mean for NorCal. Siblings release new book about some of Sac's former restaurants. Elaine Corn makes cucumbers a star. Band performs in our studio.

Jul 16  Insight: News Network / Parasites in Cat Feces / "The Five Acts of Diego Leon" / Beer & Bacon

Update on parking meter problems in Reno and Stockton's current political strife. How to deal with potentially harmful parasites in kitty poop. Author Alex Espinoza releases second novel. Bacon and beer takes center stage in Sac this weekend.

Jul 15  Insight: Napolitano's Education Priorities / The Sirolli Institute / Delta Smelt / Nicolas' Garden Update

A look at Janet Napolitano's education priorities while Governor of Arizonia. Sacramento resident is "doctor for entrepreneurs." Amy Quinton updates us on the plight of the Delta Smelt. Young healthy eating app developer meets President Obama

Jul 12  Insight: State Fair Opens / Capitol Chat / Eugene Redmond / Japanese Film Festival / Joy and Madness

What's new at this year's fair. Looking ahead to major political races in California. Poet returns to Sacramento with new collection. "Miss Judo" plays local film festival. Eight-piece soul band performs live in our studios.

Jul 11  Insight: Property Tax Assessments / Prescription Drug Disposals / Karin Slaughter / Sound Advice: Slim Whitman

Property tax assessments may increase across California. What's the best way to dispose of medication without putting it into the water supply? Best-selling author reads in Sac. Sean Bianco remembers Slim Whitman

Jul 10  Insight: CalPERS Pension Info Online / Emergency Drill / Kushman by the Bottle / Valerie V

CalPERS plans to put previously private information online and retirees are upset about it. How do different regional agencies work together on disasters? How summer heat affects the taste of wine. Sac vocalist perform at Second Saturday.

Jul 09  Insight: News Network / Female Sterilization in Prisons / Sacramento Travel Guide / Musical Charis

We'll get the latest information on fires burning in Nevada and California and the decision to postpone the opening of the Bay Bridge. CIR reporter investigates female sterilization in California. New Moon Guide for Sac. Band performs live in studio.
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