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    Survey Finds Most Californians Support Common Core

    Thursday, April 24, 2014

    (AP) -- While states around the U.S. are attempting to delay or stop the implementation of new education standards known as the Common Core, one study finds that most Californians are actually in support of it.

  • California Nurses Seek Greater Workplace Protections

    Thursday, April 24, 2014

    Nurses across the state are calling for greater protections from violent patients. Lawmakers will vote on a bill today that would require hospitals to do more to prevent violence at their facilities.

  • Fix 50: Some Slowdown Reported But Traffic Is Flowing

    Wednesday, April 23, 2014

    Sacramento's "Fix 50" construction project has entered day two, and traffic is slow in the area where CalTrans is repairing and resurfacing the elevated section of highway 50. Some eastbound lanes are closed.

Steinberg Orders Ethics Training For Senators, Staff
Wed, Apr 23, 2014

Recent scandals in California's senate have put ethics in the spotlight and Capital Public Radio's Katie Orr spoke with former staffers to see what the discussion is like when no one is looking.


Review: Community Asian Theatre of the Sierra Celebrates 20th Year with Miss Saigon Musical
Wed, Apr 23, 2014

Community Asian Theatre of the Sierra stages just one show per year, and it’s always a lavish effort with an Asian theme. For its 20th anniversary production, the Nevada City based company has chosen "Miss Saigon," a Vietnam War-inspired musical.


In Drought, Desperate Officials Consider Running Water Uphill
Wed, Apr 23, 2014

Because of the drought water districts in the San Joaquin Valley are proposing something that's never been tried before during a drought: they want to reverse the state's plumbing by running the California Aqueduct backwards.


Elk Grove Opens State-Of-Art Waste Transfer Facility
Tue, Apr 22, 2014

The City of Elk Grove celebrated Earth Day Tuesday by opening the first-of-its-kind facility to collect hazardous and electronic waste.


Fix 50 Day-One Morning Recap
Tue, Apr 22, 2014

As expected, lane closures on the eastbound side of U.S. 50 through Sacramento caused delays for people commuting. People who sat through the delays and some people who found alternate routes considered doing something differently the next time.


California Genetically Modified Food Labeling Bill Passes Senate Committee
Tue, Apr 22, 2014

Any genetically modified food product sold in California would have to come labeled as such under a bill that passed a state Senate committee Tuesday.


Stockton Asparagus Festival Kicks-Off This Weekend
Tue, Apr 22, 2014

A festival that pays homage to the asparagus grown in the Delta kicks off this weekend for a three-day run.


LIVE BLOG: First Phase Of Fix 50 Project Underway
Tue, Apr 22, 2014

The big "Fix 50" project beganTuesday morning in Sacramento and that means lane closures and likely congestion. Capital Public Radio's Bob Moffitt was out covering the impact on the morning commute.


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Using Technology To Fix The Texting While Driving Problem

Parents, cities and software companies have advocated or developed apps that block texts and calls when you're driving. But an Apple patent for locking phone functions could make a big impact.


Pope OKs Communion For The Divorced? Not So Fast, Vatican Says

Word about what the pope reportedly said when he called a woman in Argentina set off speculation that he wants to reverse church teachings. His spokesman says that's reading too much into the story.


A Measles Outbreak In The Philippines Travels To The U.S.

International travel is one reason why the number of measles cases in the U.S. has spiked this year. But the number of people who refuse to get their children vaccinated is a factor, too.


American Journalist Freed By Kidnappers In Eastern Ukraine

Simon Ostrovsky, a reporter for Vice News, was seized at gunpoint by masked men in the city of Slovyansk earlier this week. Vice says he is now safe and in good health.


Bracing For A Battle, Vermont Passes GMO Labeling Bill

The Green Mountain State is poised to become the first to require GMO labeling. But a federal lawmaker recently introduced a bill that would outlaw state rules like Vermont's.


Long-Lost Wreck Off San Francisco Recalls Anti-Chinese History

The City of Chester, which sank in 1888 after colliding with the liner Oceanic, has been found. At the time, false reports that the other ship's Chinese crew failed to assist stoked racial hatred.


Israel Halts Peace Talks After Palestinian Unity Move

The Israeli Cabinet on Thursday endorsed Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's decision to suspend talks because the Palestine Liberation Organization and Hamas are moving to form a unity government.


Tweet Suits: Social Media And The Law

In this age of social media, is every negative experience a possible class action?


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Special Coverage Sections

  • Fix 50: Details, Delays And Detours

    On April 22 until June 25, Caltrans will fix a section of U.S. Highway 50. Thousands of commuters are expected feel the impacts of lane closures and traffic delays. CapRadio has stories and a list of resources to help you navigate the construction.

  • Suddenly Sochi

    Beth Ruyak's family gave her a unique birthday present this year - a surprise trip to the Winter Olympics in Sochi! Beth has traveled to 5 Olympic Games as a reporter. This time she's a spectator... and she's sharing her unexpected trip with us!

  • A Journey Back to Cuba

    Monday, February 3, 2014

    CapRadio took 65 listeners to Cuba through a U.S. sanctioned "people-to-people" tour. Pauline Bartolone hosted one of the trips, largely leaving her reporter’s hat at home. Here she shares her experiences, with a focus on health care.

  • California State Of The State 2014

    Special coverage of Gov. Jerry Brown's annual State of State address. Beth Ruyak hosts with CapRadio's Ben Adler, analyst Steve Swatt, political consultants Beth Miller and Jason Kinney and the "Political Junkie" Ken Rudin.

  • State Of Drought

    Reservoir levels are at historic lows, municipalities are ordering mandatory conservation and farmers are bracing for water shortages. CapRadio has coverage on how Californians are being impacted by the drought.

  • Flu Season 2014

    Flu season for 2014 is officially in full swing and several influenza-related deaths have been recorded throughout California, including five in Sacramento County. Capital Public Radio continues to cover stories about influenza virus.

  • New California Laws 2014

    On Jan.1, 2014, new laws take effect -- impacting labor, economy, the environment and other aspects of society. We've collected stories about new legislation; where it comes from and how it impacts Californians.

  • California's Delta: Inside and Out

    A 5-part series from environment reporter Amy Quinton examining the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta inside and out, from its habitat and residents to its crucial role as the state's major supplier of water.

  • Kings Coverage: Here We Play

    Continuing coverage of the Sacramento Kings' new season after the city came close to losing the NBA franchise. The new season - and a new era for the Kings - started Oct. 30.

  • Special Section: Health Care in Transition

    Open enrollment for health coverage under the Affordable Care Act runs Oct. 1, 2013 through Mar. 31, 2014. Learn more about the plans being offered in California and Nevada and follow the latest national, state and local health care stories here.

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