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Harald Hoffmann


February 24, 2021

New Classical Tracks: Avi Avital Loves His Plucked String Family

Mandolinist Avi Avital hits the reset button on life to switch focus to his new album, 'Art of the Mandolin.' He shares his excitement of bringing together the plucked string family on New Classical Tracks.

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

February 23, 2021

Ed Fletcher

Sacramento Warming Centers Remain Closed Due To COVID-19 As Strong Winds Return

While winds aren't expected to match what the city saw earlier this winter, officials are urging unhoused Sacramento residents to take advantage of a city parking garage for emergency shelter with warming centers closed after a COVID-19 outbreak.

Andrew Nixon / CapRadio

Newsom Signs Economic Relief Package, Sending $600 Stimulus Payments To Low-Income Californians

The $7.6 billion relief package will provide checks for nearly 6 million Californians and provide grants to small businesses. Meanwhile, Newsom and lawmakers are back at the negotiating table over a plan to reopen classrooms.

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Health Care

February 23, 2021

Bert Johnson

Nevada Seeks To Address ‘Equity Crisis’ In COVID-19 Vaccine Access

State data shows early vaccine rollout has disproportionately gone to white Nevadans. But public health officials hope a new coalition will help ensure more equitable access moving forward.

Ezra David Romero / CapRadio

How About Wind? California Explores Plan For Wind Energy Along Coast To Combat Climate Change.

California has ambitious climate goals. For example, by 2045 all energy has to come from renewable sources. Now, the state wants to lean on an untapped resource: its windy coastline.

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David Belanger, 71: Barbra Streisand's 'Songbird'

February 25, 2021

Belanger's daughter remembers hanging out with her father for "patio party times," when they'd play music of every genre, but would often close out with his favorite Streisand cut, "Songbird."