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July 1, 2020

New Classical Tracks: Helen Chang Haertzen Takes Us Down 'American Avenues' On Latest Release

This week on New Classical Tracks, violinist Helen Chang Haertzen shares what inspired her latest release 'American Avenues,' and how fun it was to make an album perfect for the July 4th holiday.

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Updates On COVID-19 Cases, Safety Protocols, Reopenings

Many parts of the country are experiencing spikes in cases of COVID-19, including California where another record-high in daily cases was set on Monday. We check in on the latest and what you need to know.

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Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author Colson Whitehead On ‘The Nickel Boys’

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Colson Whitehead joins the show as his 2019 book “The Nickel Boys: A Novel” is released in paperback.

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A Conversation With New CapRadio General Manager Jun Reina

Insight talks with CapRadio General Manager Jun Reina about his new role and outgoing General Manager Rick Eytcheson on his time at the station.

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Pitch-Perfect 'Mexican Gothic' Ratchets Up The Dread

July 2, 2020

Silvia Moreno-Garcia's latest is true Gothic horror; set in 1950s Mexico in a creepy, isolated house where a young bride believes her new husband is poisoning her, and that ghosts walk through walls.