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

Sep 13  Insight: Capitol Chat / College Football's Underbelly / Mixing Eastern and Western Medicine / Michael Levine

California lawmakers have finished their session and we'll hear what bills made it through to the Governor. Mark Kreidler talks about big business in college sports. Dr. Daphne Miller speaks in Nevada City. Dallas Brass founder perfoms in Folsom.

Sep 16  Insight: Covered California: A Consumer's Guide / Fighting the Flu / "Stem Cells: An Insider's Guide" / History and Geography of the Mount Shasta Region

What Californians can expect when the health-insurance exchange opens Oct. 1. Tips for fighting the seasonal flu. New book documents exciting stem cell research happening in Sacramento. How the geography of a place impacts its people's history.

Sep 17  Insight: Surburban Poverty / Cost of Being Unhealthy / News Network / Comedian Johnny Taylor

New book explores rising poverty in suburbia. Being vigilant and planning ahead helps community stay healthy. We'll hear how the Sacramento Convention Center is faring and other stories making news in town. Johnny Taylor gets "Tangled Up in Plaid."

Today's Show

Sep 12  Insight: California Legislative Update / Tahoe Swimmer / When Pets Go Viral / Sound Advice: Fall Preview

We'll get an update on some of the bills lawmakers have passed during this last week of session. UNR student swims perimeter of Tahoe in honor of his dad. The secret to pets going viral on the internet. Jeff Hudson looks ahead to the concert season.

Recent Shows

Sep 11  Insight: America's Role in Syria? / Farmers and Climate Change / Kushman by the Bottle / Music to Memorialize 9-11

Sac area residents with ties to Syria offer their opinions on American intervention. New survey shows farmers fear government policy more than climate change. It's crunch time for area winemakers.

Sep 10  Insight: Capitol Watch / News Network: Fire Update / Ikebana International / "Stolen Moments"

We check in with political reporters nationally and locally to talk about some of the big issues facing lawmakers this week. An update on three fires burning in NorCal. The art of Japanese floral arranging.Sac-made film opens film fest this weekend.

Sep 09  Insight: Expanding Midwifery / "The Pink Room" / Sacramento Comedy Festival / Indian Raga & American Jazz Fushion

New bill would expand licensed midwives' rights to perform homebirths. Award-winning documentary about sex trafficking airs on KVIE tonight. Comedy gets a week-long showcase at annual festival. Abbos Kosimov and Pandit Binay Pathak perform.

Sep 06  Insight: Capitol Chat / Food Literacy Month / Producer Pete Berkow / "Fringe"

Ben Adler updates us on the end of the prison strike and how the end of session is going for lawmakers. Finding new ways to teach kids healthy eating habits. PBS Producer films two concerts for new series. Sideshow meets comedy in new monthly show.

Sep 05  Insight: Filmmaker Greg Finton / Higgs Particle / Marcos Breton / Sound Advice: Launch

Can arena projects revitalize a city's downtown? Nobel Prize-winning physicist speaks in Sacramento. Award-winning filmmaker has two features in the Nevada City Film Fest. We'll hear music from some of the artists performing at festival this weekend.

Sep 04  Insight: Local Reps Views on Syria / Questions Congress Should Ask / Summer of Riesling / "Five Songs" Podcast

Congressmen Garamendi and McClinktock talk about military action in Syria and what they're hearing. What should we know about Syria before military action is authorized? What makes riesling so versatile? Jack Gallagher and Tommy Dunbar team up.
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Sep 03  Insight: Common Core / New Bay Bridge / Fire Predicter / Day Tripping: Gold Country

As kids head back to school, a new curriculum is is being adopted. We'll learn more about Common Core standards. The new span of the Bay Bridge is open. Beth Ruyak is there. What can we learn from fire predicter models? Katie Orr travels to Amador.

Aug 29  Insight: Prison Plan: Steinberg / Prison Plan: Perez / Art Hike / Sound Advice: Classical

Gov. Brown released a new prison plan this week and it's split Democrats in the Senate and Assembly. We'll talk with Senate leader Darrell Steinberg and Assembly leader John Perez about it. Unique hike features art. Kent Teeters with new music.

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.

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.
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