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Insight will be taking some time off during the holiday season, with the following special programs scheduled to run in its place:

Tuesday Dec. 23
9am and 8pm:  Tinsel Tales 3 NPR

Wednesday Dec. 24
9am and 8pm: Insight: Live At The Crocker

Thursday Dec. 25
9am:  Tinsel Tales 2 NPR
8pm:  Tinsel Tales NPR Christmas Favorites

Friday Dec. 26  
9am and 8pm: IQ2: Should We Genetically Modify Food?

Thursday Jan. 1
9am and 8pm:  Global Girl’s Education: Breaking Barriers   

Friday Jan. 2         
9am and 8pm:  Health Nuts: A History of Nutritional Advice

LATEST SHOW | Friday, December 19, 2014

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Insight: Capitol Chat / The History Of America's Rift With Cuba / Sacramento's Music Scene

2014 was a bad year for live music venues in Sacramento. The Sacramento News and Review’s Janelle Bitker talks about Sacramento’s changing live music scene. CapRadio's Ben Adler talks about new laws set to go into effect starting January 1.

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Thursday, December 18, 2014

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Insight: Grand Juries / Night Of Giving / Sound Advice

Understanding the grand jury process following their use in the recent high profile cases of Eric Garner and Michael Brown. A UC Davis Law Professor Jack Chin explains why they’re used and why some people are pushing California to stop using them.

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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

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Insight: Sacramento Policing Policies / NASA Curiosity Rover Discoveries / Joshua Davis' Spare Parts

Methane on Mars has put NASA’s Curiosity Rover in the news. UC Davis’ Dawn Sumner explains the discoveries. Joshua Davis talks about his book “Spare Parts,” a story of disadvantaged high school students beating an MIT robot-building team.

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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

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Insight: News Network / Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson / Holiday Movie Guide

NPR foreign correspondent Soraya Sarhaddi-Nelson, who still calls Davis “home,” stops by for a visit. CapRadio's Sierra Reporter Ky Plaskon has an update on snow totals in the mountains. Plus, film critics Carla Meyer and Derrick Bang stops by.

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Monday, December 15, 2014

Insight: Political Junkie Goes West / Trust, Transparency Between Law Enforcement And Communities / Cops And Clergy / The Pizza Bible

The Political Junkie checks in from Washington DC. A local pastor and police lieutenant talk about working together to change the relationship between communities and law enforcement. A world pizza champion, talks about a new book “The Pizza Bible."

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Friday, December 12, 2014

Insight: Drought / Capitol Chat / Afghan Women's Cycling Documentary / Sunmonks

This week’s storm may not be a drought-buster, but it’s a start. A climatologist at the Desert Research Institute in Reno talks about how many of these storms it would take to end the drought, and what type of weather pattern we might see this winter

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Thursday, December 11, 2014

Insight: Northern California Storm / Dance Sites 2014 / Hot Buttered Rum

We have the latest on the storm with reporters from the Sierra to the Valley. Plus, a dance showcase at Sacramento State and Hot Buttered Rum.

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Wednesday, December 10, 2014

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Insight: USDA Visit / Genetically Engineered Rice / UC Davis Die-In / Kushman By The Bottle

USDA Under Secretary Kevin Concannon shares his vision for Farm-to-School during his visit to Capital Public Radio. Plus, a UC Davis Geneticist joins Insight to talk about lab engineered strains of rice that are drought and flood resistant.

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Tuesday, December 09, 2014

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Insight: News Network / Lead Levels In California Condors / Sacramento Choral Society & Orchestra

The Sacramento Choral Society & Orchestra has recently released a recording of last year’s “Wells Fargo Home for the Holidays” Christmas concert. The orchestra will also be performing the holiday concert again this Saturday.


Monday, December 08, 2014

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Insight: The Political Junkie Goes West / "Forgive Me, Father" / Men Of Worth

The Political Junkie, Ken Rudin tracks Congress’ budget talks and the national discussion on grand juries. Bill Pieper (reads from his new collection of short stories: “Forgive Me, Father” and Celtic Christmas music from "Men of Worth."

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