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

Aug 26  Insight: Rim Fire Update / Wild Fires & Air Quality / Burning Man / Cellist Ben Sollee

An update on the fire burning north of Yosemite National Park. Fires lead to bad air quality - we'll get an update on air quality and tips on how to stay safe. Annual counter-culture festival begins today. Cellist is performing at Harlow's Friday.

Aug 27  Insight: Rim Fire Impact / News Network / Joey Travolta / Dynamic Fuzz Bomb

Rim Fire's affect on communities around it. Loomis firefighters battling the American Fire barely escape with their life. Reno reporter investigates Nevada's policy of busing mentally ill patients. New film studio in Sac. Band performs in our studio.

Aug 28  Insight: Brown's Prison Plan / March on Washington Remembered / Author Sherry Joyce / Pet Tales

Gov. Brown has announced plans for a new plan to buy prison space and he has some unlikely supporters. A local couple's lives were changed 50 years ago today. Local author releases new romantic suspense novel. Kids, dogs and bite prevention.

Today's Show

Aug 22  Insight: Capitol Chat: Gov. Brown / Brown: Then and Now / Rising Tennis Star / Sound Advice: BDJ / DayTripping

Ben Adler talks with Gov. Brown about his time in office. Leo McElroy and Dan Walters weigh in on Brown's tenure in office. Collin Altamirano of Yuba City heads to the U.S. Open. Plus, new music from Yacht and a day trip to Moaning Caverns.

Recent Shows

Nevada Discovery Ride via Flickr

Aug 21  Insight: Californians and the ACA / Tales From the Trail / Elaine Eats: Blueberries / "Alabama Bound"

Californians like the Affordable Care Act but they don't know much about it. Why? Nevada woman completes 450-mile journey to raise awareness of wild horse adoptions. There's a bumper crop of blueberries this year. Sac play on the New York stage.

Aug 20  Insight: Wage and Benefits Ordinance / News Network / Winters Earthquake Festival / Justin Farren

Sac City Council votes tonight on revising the Economic Impact Analysis for large stores. Tim Daly with updates on Stockton's falling crime and foreclosure rates. Tiny town celebrates odd anniversary. Singer-songwriter performs in studio.

Aug 19  Insight: Lake Tahoe Summit / Future of Newspapers / "Grape & Gourmet" / "In the Mood"

Annual summit bring major political forces to Lake Tahoe to work on its future. Former Sac Bee editor on the future of newspapers. The best wines from the California State Fair under one roof. 1940s big band revue returns to Harris Center in Folsom.

Aug 15  Insight: Capitol Chat / Egypt's State of Emergency / Investing in Energy Efficiency / Sound Advice: Jazz

On Capitol Chat, a special legislative session on corrections and a protest for the prison strike. Egypt's state of emergency from the perspective of Sacramentans with family there. Is it worth investing in energy efficiency? Plus Sound Advice: Jazz.
The Windish Agency

Aug 14  Insight: American Fire / The Difficulty of Removing a Mayor / Kushman by the Bottle / Ivan & Alyosha

With news of San Diego Mayor Bob Filner's refusal to resign, we find out what having a strong mayor really means. We get an update on the American Fire. Plus, wine cost versus value in Kushman by the Bottle, and Seattle folk-pop band Ivan & Alyosha.

Aug 13  Insight: Transgender Sports Rules / News Network / Prison Strike: An Insider's Perspective / Jazz Soloist Chris Brubeck

The implications of a bill Governor Brown signed to allow transgender students to use facilities that best match their gender identity. News Network: Sac arena and Occupy UC Davis. A former state volunteer prison chaplain. Jazz soloist Chris Brubeck.
Photo by Michael Weintrob

Aug 12  Insight: Megadrought Preparedness / Syria Update / Author Anthony Marra / Trombonist Natalie Cressman

California could be facing a megadrought soon, but not all state water officials are prepared for one. An update on the fighting in Syria. Award-winning author Anthony Marra. Trombonist Natalie Cressman performs.

Aug 08  Insight: Capitol Chat / Summer Deaflympics / Todd Borg / Sound Advice

On Capitol Chat, what's left in the final weeks of the state legislative session. A 17-year-old swimmer just returned from the Deaflympics. Mystery writer Todd Borg on his newest Tahoe thriller. Sound Advice: Clay Nutting previews THIS music party.
Andrew Nixon

Aug 07  Insight: State of the Lake / Day Tripping: Locke / Lewis Black / Parie Wood

We have details from the annual report on Lake Tahoe from the Tahoe Environmental Research Center in Incline Village; a visit to Locke, just 30 minutes south of Sacramento; a visit with comedian Lewis Black; and the sounds of Parie Wood. 9am & 8pm
Photo by sleepyneko/flickr

Aug 06  Insight: Nevada County Fair Protest / Stockton Audit / News Network / Avoiding Travel Illness / Preserving and Pickling

Elephant rides are spurring protest at this year's Nevada County Fair. A state audit of Stockton. Tips on staying healthy while travelling abroad. "Jartender" Jason Poole explains the secret to preserving summer flavors and pickling most anything.
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