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Reveal: The Secrets Of Church, State And Business will air at 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. on Feb. 27 in place of Insight.

LATEST SHOW | Monday, March 02, 2015

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Insight: Political Junkie Goes West / Peanut Allergy Research / Lisa See's "China Doll" / Tom Rigney

A Sacramento-based allergist explains what new findings about peanut allergies will mean for children with allergies. The Political Junkie Ken Rudin talks about congress’ showdown over funding the Department of Homeland Security.


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    Political Junkie Goes West: DHS Funding, Presidential Prospects

    Congress has narrowly averted a partial shutdown of the Department of Homeland security with a one-week funding bill that drags-out the fight a few more days.

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    Peanut Allergy Research

    A new study suggests peanut consumption in babyhood can prevent peanut allergies. Insight talks with one of the region’s allergy specialists about what the new study means for this serious – and increasingly common-- kind of allergy.

  • Lisa See's "China Dolls"

    New York Times bestselling author Lisa See on her new novel China Dolls -- a tumultuous story of three Chinese-American women, set against the backdrop of glamorous nightclubs in the 1930s and 1940s.

  • Blues Violinist Tom Rigney

    Violinist Tom Rigney has been called one of the premier blues and roots violinists in the world and he’s live in our studio.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Insight: Capitol Chat / Sacramento Beer Week / Tricia Stirling / Kathy Kosins

Beer Week begins today and the organizers join Insight to talk about the week’s events and the expanding craft brew scene in the Sacramento region. Plus, Tricia Stirling talks about her new young adult novel titled “When My Heart Was Wicked."

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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

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Insight: Wildlife And The Drought / Pet Tales: Adopting Older Pets / News Network / "From The Moon To The Earth"

A local woman’s surveillance camera caught a photo of four mountain lions passing through her yard. Is the warm winter causing wildlife to be active earlier in the year? A California Department of Fish and Wildlife experts explains animal patterns.

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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

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Insight: News Network / Tobacco Ban / Woodland Honor Band Heads To Carnegie Hall

Students from two high schools in Woodland are heading to Carnegie Hall. The Woodland High Honor Band will be competing against schools from across the nation for the New York Wind Band Festival in March.

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Monday, February 23, 2015

Insight: Political Junkie Goes West / Barry Broome / Pierre Balthazard

Barry Broome will lead Sacramento’s brand new Economic Council. He’ll explain how he intends to attract businesses to the region. Then, Sacramento State’s new Dean of the College of Business Administration is in the studio.

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Friday, February 20, 2015

Insight: Capitol Chat / Nutrition Research / "Wicked Women" / Italian Opera At Cal Stage

CapRadio's Katie Orr joins Insight for this week's Capitol Chat. Author Chris Enns is releasing a new book titled “Wicked Women” with stories of notorious and mischievous pioneer women. Then, California Stage’s new show lampoons the opera.

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Thursday, February 19, 2015

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Insight: Water Rights During Drought / Gambatte & Japanese Internment / City Of Sacramento's Budget / Sound Advice

Farmers in the Central Valley are asking for more water as the state continues to restrict supplies. CapRadio's Amy Quinton explains. Plus, Sacramento City Manager John Shirey talks about the city's budget. And Kent Teeters is in for Sound Advice.

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Wednesday, February 18, 2015

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Insight: West Coast Ports Dispute / Raise Your Hand Foundation Update / Rebroadcast: Gayle Pitman / Cellist Susan Lamb Cook

Shipping has resumed at the Port of Oakland this week but a labor dispute is ongoing. International trade advisor Jock O’Connell talks about the labor dispute and other problems with California’s ports. And cellist Susan Lamb Cook performs live.

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Tuesday, February 17, 2015

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Insight: The Political Junkie Goes West / News Network: Sacramento / Slow Medicine / Seven

Today on Insight, The Political Junkie Ken Rudin, Sacramento Metro Reporter Ryan Lillis discusses the new Sacramento Kings coach, Dr. Michael Finkelstein explains 'slow medicine' and a preview of 'Seven,' about women who led social change.

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Thursday, February 12, 2015

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Insight: Capitol Chat / Renee Byer / The Science of Monogamy / Sound Advice: Break Up Jams

A talk with Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Renee Byer. Her book “Living on a Dollar a Day” documents poverty on four continents. She spent two years working on the project and her photos are now showing at the Viewpoint Art Center in Sacramento.

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