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 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 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 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.

Today's 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.

Recent Shows

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.

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 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.
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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.
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