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

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

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.
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.

Today's Show

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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.

Recent Shows

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Aug 05  Insight: Student Loan Changes / Climate Change and Violence / "Lemons into Lemonade" / Paige Anderson and The Fearless Kin

Cutting through the confusion of Congress' new student loan proposal; Researchers have found a link between climate change and violence; How to make your meetings more productive; Grass Valley bluegrass group "Paige Anderson and The Fearless Kin."

Aug 02  Insight: Capitol Chat / Co-Ed Restrooms / Lake Tahoe SummerFest / "The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity"

Julie Small joins us to talk about prisons. A bill moving through the legislature would change bathroom rules in public schools. Maestro Joel Revzen previews the Lake Tahoe SummerFest. We preview the play The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity.

Aug 01  Insight: Economic Climate / Olive Oil Label / Karate Mountain / Sound Advice: Classical

Studies indicate continued economic recovery in the region. What does that really mean for residents? How to avoid bad olive oil by disregarding the labels. Instrumental neo-steampunk band releases new album. Cale Wiggins with some new music releases

Jul 31  Insight: STARS Graduation / McKinley Playground / Pet Tales / California State Library

Unique drug and alcohol intervention program in Sac County keeps families intact during treatment. McKinley Park Playground reopens tonight. What can you do to find your lost pet? Take a tour of the newly renovated California State Library.

Jul 30  Insight: CT Scans for Smokers / Rehab Racket / State Fair Success? / News Network

New recommendations could make annual CT scans a reality for smokers and ex-smokers. CIR/CNN investigation into Medicaid fraud in California. How did this year's California State Fair do? Latest news in the Leila Fowler murder case and Sac arena plan

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.

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 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 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.

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.
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