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LATEST SHOW | Tuesday, January 27, 2015

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Insight: World Economic Forum / News Network: Stockton / Kevin Seconds

On today's Insight, we speak with an energy expert about the World Economic Forum. Stockton Record's Michael Fitzgerald talks about Stockton's restructuring plan. Plus, music from Kevin Seconds, who is writing a song every day.


  • Karin Higgins / UC Davis

    World Economic Forum

    UC Davis energy expert Amy Myers Jaffe stops by Insight after coming back from this year's World Economic Forum.

  • News Network: Stockton

    Stockton Record's Michael Fitzgerald talks about the city's implementation of its restructuring plan.

  • Kevin Seconds

    Local musician Kevin Seconds stops by Insight to talk about his New Year's Resolution -- write a song every day.

Monday, January 26, 2015

Insight: The Political Junkie Goes West / Cartoonists / Reggie

More about a special French Film screening on Wednesday at the Crest; the film is titled “Cartoonists” it’s been shown to honor the victims of the Charlie Hebdo attacks.

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Thursday, January 22, 2015

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Insight: CapRadio's Cuba Trip / Capitol Chat / Sacramento's Theater Scene / Sound Advice: Classical

Sacramento Bee's Dan Morain talks about who’s eyeing Barbara Boxer’s seat. Capital Stage Founder Stephanie Gularte talks about moving to Florida. Theater critics Jeff Hudson and Marcus Crowder also joins Insight. Plus, Sound Advice with Cale Wiggins.

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Wednesday, January 21, 2015

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Insight: State Of The Union Reaction / Study On Low Voter Turnout / Food & Sustainability Q&A / Soprano Carrie Hennessey

Will Obama’s proposals have a chance in a Republican-controlled congress? The Political Junkie Ken Rudin weighs in. A new report looks at voter turnout. Soprano, Carrie Hennessey, puts an operatic twist on “A Streetcar Named Desire."

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Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Insight: The Political Junkie Goes West / News Network: Sacramento / OR-7 Pack / Portland Cello Project

The Political Junkie, Ken Rudin, previews President Obama’s State of the Union message. Plus, the latest on the wolf know as OR-7 and his pups.

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Friday, January 16, 2015

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Insight: Capitol Chat: Nevada / Economic Recovery In Reno / Dig it! The Secrets Of Soil / Japanese Film Festival

CapRadio's Sierra Reporter Ky Plakson has details from Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval’s State of the State message. A discussion about Reno’s transformation following the recession. Plus, an exhibit titled “Dig It: the Secrets of Soil.”

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Thursday, January 15, 2015

Ben Margot / Capital Public Radio

Insight: Climbing The Dawn Wall / Eggonomics / Dr. Sue Johnson / Elaine Corn On Cooking / Sound Advice

A UC Davis food economist talks about the impact of Prop. 2 on egg prices. Sports writer Phil Barber reports from the Yosemite Valley where two climbers finished a free climb. Plus, Elaine Corn on getting started in the kitchen.

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Wednesday, January 14, 2015

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Insight: Tom DuHain Retiring / Wild & Scenic Film Festival / Kushman By The Bottle / Rent Romus

KCRA Reporter Tom DuHain is retiring after 46 years. He'll talk about the stories he's covered over the years. Filmmaker Jeff Litton talks about his short film on California's lone wolverine, which is screening at the Wild & Scenic Film Festival.

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Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Insight: NEA Chairman Jane Chu / Budget Reaction: Jon Coupal / News Network: Sactown Magazine / "Kepi Goes Country"

The chairman for the National Endowment for the Arts talks about new research that suggests the arts can be an economic engine. Plus, the president of the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association reacts to Governor Brown’s spending plan.

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Monday, January 12, 2015

Insight: The Political Junkie Goes West / Brown's Budget Plan / Community College Proposal / John McCutcheon

Who will step up to be California’s next Senator when Barbara Boxer leaves Congress in 2016? The Political Junkie, Ken Rudin, has some ideas. Plus, a look at President Barack Obama’s proposal to make community college free for some students.