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CapRadio's current headquarters on the campus of Sacramento State University on Sept. 28, 2023.
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The late Sen. Diane Feinstein’s legacy and who Gov. Newsom has chosen to appoint to fill her seat. CapRadio interim general manager discusses CSU audit detailing financial mismanagement.
Late Sen. Diane Feinstein’s Legacy and Who Fills Her Seat
Just days after the passing of longtime California Senator Dianne Feinsten, Governor Newsom has made his pick to fill the vacant seat. Previously, he had said he would fill it with an African-American woman who was not going to run for the seat in 2024 and it appears he is fulfilling that promise. Joining us to discuss the choice is CalMatters’ Alexei Koseff with more on Laphonza Butler and how her appointment makes history and how it may impact the upcoming race for Feinstein’s Senate seat.
CSU Audit Details Financial Mismanagement at CapRadio
CapRadio is the focus of a devastating audit by the California State University system that lays out years-long financial mismanagement and uncertainty that the public radio station has the ability to pay for costly downtown projects. In response, Sacramento State — which holds CapRadio’s license — is stepping in with oversight and financial support. The audit comes four weeks after CapRadio laid off 12% of its staff, which includes North State Public Radio based in Chico, and led to the cancellation of four longtime music programs. As journalists, we are taking a hard look at our employer. Insight Host Vicki Gonzalez and CapRadio Reporter Chris Nichols sat down with interim General Manager Tom Karlo for a better understanding of what happened and where we go from here.
Disclosure: Following NPR’s protocol for reporting on itself, no CapRadio corporate official or news executive reviewed our reporting before it was posted publicly or broadcasted.
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