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

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.

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 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

Today's Show

Jul 08  Insight: SFO Crash Update / Health Insurance Marketplaces / "Tea Party Teddy" / Rice Fields

We'll hear more details on the plane crash in San Francisco this weekend. California and Nevada take different approaches to health-benefit exchange. Satirical novel about campaign spending in California politics. Take a trip out into a rice field.

Recent Shows

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.

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 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.

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

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.
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