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Listen to Reveal: Law And Disorder, at 9 a.m. & 7 p.m. Friday, April 24, in place of Insight.

LATEST SHOW | Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Insight: Sacramento Urban Search And Urban Rescue / Saigon Anniversary / Organic Life Author

Rescue efforts continue after a deadly earthquake in Nepal. A Sacramento search and rescue expert talks about responding to disasters. Then, Sergeant Ken Crouse talks about being a young Marine in the final weeks of the Vietnam War.


  • The Challenge For Urban Search And Rescue In Nepal

    Californians are headed to Nepal to assist in rescue and recovery in the aftermath of a massive earthquake. Much of the capital is destroyed and the death toll is estimated at 4,000. An expert will talk about the challenges rescue teams face.

  • Chef Nora Pouillon's 'My Organic Life'

    On Insight, we'll talk with a pioneer in the Organic Food Movement. Chef Nora Poullion is the founder of the first organic restaurant in America.

  • Photo by Guillermo Esteves / Flickr

    U.S. Supreme Court Hears Arguments For Same-Sex Marriage Case

    The U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments on gay marriage today. Washington D.C. reporter Kitty Feld is there and will talk with Insight.

  • 40 Years After The Fall Of Saigon

    On Insight, we go back to 1975, during the final days of the Vietnam War. Roseville resident Ken Crouse was a young Marine helping to evacuate Americans and South Vietnamese from the U.S. Embassy in Saigon.

Monday, April 27, 2015


Insight: 'Vision For The Flyway' / Political Junkie Goes West / SNAP/CalFresh Sign-Ups / Katie McCleary

Former longtime California Congressman Vic Fazio marks the 25th anniversary of the Yolo Basin Foundation. The Political Junkie, Ken Rudin, checks in from Washington DC. And Katie McCleary shares a book that publishers have rejected.

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Thursday, April 23, 2015

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Insight: Capitol Chat / Mike Sager / Sound Advice

On Insight, we chat with CapRadio's Ben Adler to discuss SB 277, a controversial bill that would require vaccinations for kids going to public schools unless they have a medical condition. Plus, a conversation with award-winning Author Mike Sager.

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Wednesday, April 22, 2015

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Insight: Armenian Genocide 100 Years Later / Pet Tales / Jim Nunally And Nell Robinson

On Insight, we'll have a conversation with UC Davis Professor Keith Watenpaugh, who is in Turkey, about the 100th anniversary of the Ottoman Empire's campaign against Armenia in 1915. Plus, Gina Spadafori is in for this month's Pet Tales.

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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

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Insight: News Network / Urban Agriculture Ordinance / "The Chisera"

Insight checks in with News10's Tim Daly for the latest news in Stockton. Plus, Insight will have an update from urban farmers in Sacramento now that they're allowed to sell their produce on their private property.

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Monday, April 20, 2015

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Insight: Political Junkie Goes West / Sue Pearson / Jeffrey Young

The Political Junkie Ken Rudin has more on Election 2016. Plus, violinist Jeffrey Young will be making a stop in Sacramento.

Political Junkie Goes West / Sue Pearson / Jeffrey Young

Political Junkie Goes West / Sue Pearson / Jeffrey Young

Friday, April 17, 2015

Rich Pedroncelli / AP

Insight: Capitol Chat: SB277 / Japanese-American Internment Artifacts / Scottish Games

Ben Adler will be in for Capitol Chat. A Sacramento couple leads an effort to stop the auction of Japanese-American internment artifacts. And the 139th Sacramento Valley Scottish Games & Festival will be at the Yolo County Fairgrounds next week.

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Thursday, April 16, 2015

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Insight: California Water Rights / Hannah Nordhaus / Rita Coolidge / Sound Advice: Classical

California’s system of water rights makes combating the drought difficult. Chris Scheuring with the California Farm Bureau Federation explains. And the best-selling author of “The Beekeeper’s Lament, Hannah Nordhaus, talks about her new book.

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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

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Insight: Florida Vs. California / U.S. Drought Monitor Forum / 'The Little Lemon That Leapt' / Colfax High Presents 'The Wizard Of Oz'

One governor is in California trying to recruit businesses to his state. Is Florida Gov. Rick Scott’s visit a real threat or a hyped-up publicity stunt? We answer that question. Plus, actors from Colfax High School’s production of 'Wizard Of Oz.'

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Tuesday, April 14, 2015

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Insight: News Network / Reclaiming The Sierra / California Native Plants / 'Once the Musical'

Experts on drought tolerant landscaping explain the benefits of native plants. And Sacramento Bee Reporter Ryan Lillis talks about the Kings’ final game of the season against the Los Angeles Lakers.