Morning Edition, CapRadio Reads Host
Donna Apidone has been addicted to radio since the age of 14, when she visited a family friend at a Cleveland radio station. "From then on, I was hooked." After working in commercial radio and corporate public relations, Donna discovered the joys of public radio. She has been an announcer and fundraiser at public stations for more than 20 years.
Donna came to Capital Public Radio in 1998 and has hosted Morning Edition since 2001. Since early 2009, she has also hosted the midday show on the Music Station.
She serves on the board of directors of a national animal rescue organization and an interfaith organization. She enjoys her volunteer work as a certified life coach and seminar facilitator.
An in-depth roundup of the latest news, along with reports, analysis, and commentaries from NPR and Capital Public Radio News. Hosted locally by Donna Apidone with statewide and regional news anchored by Steve Milne.
Feed your curiosity and explore fresh perspectives with CapRadio Reads—our online, on-air and on demand resource for discovering your next great read.
April 20, 2022
Author Reyna Grande's new book, "A Ballad of Love and Glory," takes readers into the Mexican-American War, her first historical fiction novel.
March 19, 2022
Julia Cameron, author of the "Artist's Way" series, works to inspire creativity. Her book "Seeking Wisdom" focuses on various practices of prayer as a creative tool.
March 16, 2022
Author John Lescroart created his own personal plot twist when after announcing plans to retire, he surprised fans with his 30th book. Donna Apidone sat down to discuss his new novel, "The Missing Piece," and the games he likes to play with readers.
March 13, 2022
Dr. Michaeleen Douclef is known to NPR listeners for her science reporting. We spoke with her about her book which studies sociology that parents and non-parents can enjoy.
September 17, 2018
Ronstadt was diagnosed with Parkinson’s several years ago, but she occasionally appears onstage to talk about music. She’ll do that on September 21 at the Harris Center in Folsom.
August 15, 2018
Chris Thile is host of the national radio show Live From Here. He’s also a talented mandolin player, who is at ease in bluegrass and classical circles. And he’s a genius.
November 9, 2017
The Nazis were famous for raiding and ruining art collections throughout Europe during World War II. Some of the work was by little-known but prolific artists who documented the way of life they saw around them.
June 9, 2017
After almost 30 bestsellers, author John Lescroart can still dish up a surprise. In fact, his latest book features a new character.
June 9, 2017
Music is a big part of the human experience. It accentuates everything we do. It helps us relate to people and situations. And even books. Donna Apidone prepared a playlist for every CapRadio reads author she interviews.
February 3, 2017
Author Shanthi Sekaran has written a compelling and troubling story about immigration and motherly love. Her novel is called Lucky Boy. It’s about two women who love the same child.