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October 21, 2021

Ed Fletcher

Sacramento homeless advocates push for more winter shelter options as storms hit

Sacramento homeless advocates say that with bad weather coming, the city and county need to move to anytime respite centers.

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October 20, 2021

Randol White

Sacramento has nation's second-highest rent burden for Black renters

Renters are struggling to make ends meet with ballooning rental costs. According to a study by Zillow, Sacramento’s Black renters wages aren’t increasing fast enough to match higher rents.

Lisa Marie Mazzucco

Classical

October 20, 2021

Pianist Emanuel Ax Makes Music With Lifelong Friend Yo-Yo Ma

In this week’s New Classical Tracks, pianist Emanuel Ax teams up with longtime friend and collaborator Yo-Yo Ma to re-record Beethoven's cello sonatas for their new album, Hope Amid Tears.

Samara Joy

Jazz

October 20, 2021

Andrew Mills

Vocalist Samara Joy makes a striking debut

Samara Joy sings like she's seen it all, but she just released her self-titled debut album. CapRadio’s Andrew Mills spoke with her on winning an international jazz vocal competition, having a fan in Oscar-winning actress Regina King and more.

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Nick Offerman on why he finds solace in the outdoors

October 23, 2021

The actor and author has a new book, Where the Deer and the Antelope Play. He talks with NPR's Scott Simon about why walking in the woods makes him feel better and how to experience nature in a city.