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Senate President Pro Tem Kevin De Leon Defends His 'Sanctuary State' Bill Following a rally at the capitol on Wednesday for the California Values Act, Senate President pro Tem Kevin de Leon joins Insight to discuss why he believes SB 54 will make California cities safer and protect immigrant rights. UC Davis Men's Basketball Prepares For Tough Odds In March Madness Play-by-play announcer Scott Marsh gives an update on UC Davis Men's Basketball, following their win Wednesday night. He describes...
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California's First Legal Challenge Against President Trump The first legal challenge to Trump's Executive Order on Sanctuary Cities begins on Friday. State government reporter Ben Bradford joins Insight from San Francisco for a preview of the case. Four Years Later, Sacramento Runners Reflect On Boston Marathon Bombing Saturday marks the fourth anniversary since three people were killed and 260 were wounded in one of the worst terror attacks in the U.S. We speak with past and present runners in...
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A Look At The New Cap-And-Trade Proposal In The Legislature New cap-and-trade legislation was proposed this week, turning heads at the thought of what the future of offshore drilling will look like. Sacramento Bike Month Brings A Series Of Events For Cyclists Cyclists rejoice! Each May, Sacramento celebrates its bike riders for the miles logged on wheels. Monica Hernandez with SACOG and Jim Brown with SABA explain how Sacramento is supporting its cycling community and the hurdles it faces. East...
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Californians Might Get A Tax Break For Capturing Rainwater Sen. Steve Glazer explains Proposition 72, a bill he authored to incentivize rainwater capture by exempting new systems from property taxes. NPR International Correspondent Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson Speaks In Sacramento Currently based in Berlin, Nelson has ties to the Sacramento area and visits frequently. She spoke at a variety of events in town and discusses her career with Insight's Beth Ruyak. The Sweet History Of California...
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News Network: Community Policing In Sacramento After Stephon Clark was shot and killed by Sacramento police in his grandparents' backyard, the focus has turned to preventing these events from happening in the future. Could a new approach to community policing be the answer? California Dream: The Cost Of Living In California Why does it cost so much to live in California? CALmatters data reporter Matt Levin explains why housing costs are so high. Six California Governor Candidates To Face Off In...
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News Network - Sacramento Bee reporter Diana Lambert joins us to discuss UC Davis Chancellor Linda Katehi's resignation from the DeVry board after compensation revelations came to light. Remembering Nancy Reagan - Former First Lady Nancy Reagan died at age 94 over the weekend. We'll speak with Ronald Reagan biographer Lou Cannon about the Reagans time leading California and the United States. Maria Hinojosa - She loves to talk with cab drivers when she travels and see the world through their...
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Diabetes In California / Author Tom Chorneau / Jessica Malone / Sound Advice Hey Listen! CALMatters dives into diabetes statistics in California. Journalist Tom Chorneau shares his novel about fake news. Folk singer Jessica Malone walks "A Fine Line." Hey Listen! host Nick Brunner shares R.E.M. and Reggie Watts for Sound Advice. Type 2 Diabetes Rising In California Chris Remington CALMatters reporter Elizabeth Aguilera looks into the costs of diabetes in California and how little...
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Country's Wealthiest Farmer Stewart Resnick Makes 'A Kingdom From Dust' During Drought California Sunday founder Mark Arax shares his feature "A Kingdom From Dust" on how the nation's wealthiest farmer influenced the water wars during the state's five-year drought. William Jessup Study Explores Climate Change's Effects On Migratory Birds William Jessup University Professor Michael McGrann shares research on climate change's impact on migratory birds. Sacramento Bacon Fest Kicks Off...
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Californians Speak Out On Election And Public Policy Issues Leading Up To November A new poll conducted by CalSpeaks on behalf of a California Counts collaboration reveals new insight into voters' thoughts on the U.S. Senate Race and propositions in the air. Joining us is Sacramento State's Kim Nalder to give further analysis. Free-Range Or Helicopter? How You Parent Affects How They Play The Annual Play Summit brings "America's Worst Mom" Lenore Skenazy to Sacramento. She joins...
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PolitiFact California: Bipartisan Support For Border Wall? Did then Senators Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton support a border wall? PolitiFact California reporter Chris Nichols checks the claim by Congressman Jeff Denham as the DACA debate continues. Crocker Con Explores Race And Gender Issues In Pop Culture What can intergalactic warfare in Star Trek teach us about race relations in America? A special panel at the Crocker Art Museum Thursday night titled explore that question and many others....
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What Level Of Insurance Do Homeowners Have During Wildfire Season? As major fires continue to rage around California, many are wondering whether their homes are insured from fire damage and what the state is doing to protect them. CA Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones joins Insight with more. New Series 'Toxic Taps' Goes Under Surface Of California's Water Crises Why do a million Californians living in the nation's breadbasket lack access to a basic necessity- clean drinking water? Tara Lohan...
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No Endorsements In Races For Governor, Senate At California Democratic Convention Capitol Bureau Chief Ben Adler recaps a weekend of surprising endorsements and non-endorsements by the California Democratic Party at the statewide convention in San Diego. Political Junkie Ken Rudin On Gun Law Debate, Schiff Memo Political Junkie Ken Rudin discusses the continuing debate on gun laws in the wake of the Parkland shooting, the release of Adam Schiff's response to the Devin Nunes memo, and the latest...
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Spillway Updates From Lake Oroville The state is considering opening an emergency spillway on the Oroville Dam this Saturday for the first time in history. Bob Moffitt is in Oroville and joins Insight. A Message On Climate Change From Former EPA Head What role will California continue to play in the fight against climate change? Capital Public Radioâs Ben Bradford sat down with the former head of the EPA and has new climate change legislation to discuss. 'Kokoro' Exhibit In California Museum...
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UC Davis Firearm Violence Prevention Expert Garen Wintemute On Parkland Shooting Chris Remington UC Davis firearm violence expert Dr. Garen Wintemute discusses the school shooting in Parkland, Florida. New Book Goes Inside Watergate Hotel - 'America's Most Infamous Address' Chris Remington Joe Rodota shares his book "The Watergate: Inside America's Most Infamous Address." Remembering Tower Records Founder Russ Solomon Jen Picard Remembering Tower Records founder Russ Solomon, who died...
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News Network: Migrants Continue To Seek Asylum In US NPR's Kirk Siegler reports from Calexico about what's happening with 150 Central American migrants camping near a U.S. border station in Tijuana, Mexico. News Network: Secret Questionnaires Shape Gubernatorial Race CALmatters politics reporter Laurel Rosenhall joins to talk about how secret questionnaires from special interest groups shape how the candidates for California governor position themselves on a raft of important issues. Prolific...
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Community Reacts To Shooting Death Of Stephon Clark By Sacramento Police Chris Remington Cody Drabble On Sunday, Stephon Clark was shot and killed by two Sacramento police officers. City Council member Larry Carr, community activist Barry Accius, and a member of Stephon Clark's family share their reactions to the event. John Cleese Visits Davis For Screening Of Monty Python's 'Holy Grail' Comedian John Cleese previews his live screening of "Monty Python and the Holy Grail" at Mondavi...
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News Network: Stockton Stockton is grappling with the issue of free speech versus hate speech during the public comments at its city council meetings. Plus, there are calls in the city to change streets named for Confederate leaders. Latino Center of Art and Culture Sacramento's La Raza Galeria Posada is changing its name and broadening its focus, with an eye toward the artists and cultural influences of the future. 'Aurora' by Kim Stanley Robinson One of the most acclaimed science fiction...
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Congressman Tom McClintock On Immigration, Trade, Guns / Flu Season Recap / Vietnam War Doc / Violinist Joe Kye Performs Congressman Tom McClintock weighs in on the Trump administration's actions on immigration, guns and trade policy. Flu season recap by a UC Davis doctor. "Vietnam: An Inner View" screening comes to Sacramento Library. Joe Kye previews two concerts.
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Analysis Of Supreme Court Nomination Hearings For Neil Gorsuch Supreme Court Nominee Neil Gorsuch sat through another long day of congressional questioning as he seeks confirmation to the nation's highest court. UC Davis Law Professor Carlton Larson discusses what we've learned from the testimony. Intellectual Salons At Sierra College: Fear And The Boogeyman How do humans react to and organize around fear? This question is central to the new Intellectual Salon series at Sierra College....
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Political Junkie: Asylum Seekers Reach California's Border With Mexico Political Junkie Ken Rudin discusses the implications of Central American migrants seeking asylum in the United States, and we'll hear reaction to talks between North and South Korea. Does Gavin Newsom Support The Legislature's Single-Payer Health Care Bill? It's Complicated. Ben Adler Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, who's faced criticism in the California governor's race over his stance on single-payer health care, says he backs the...
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Insight: New Hampshire Primaries / Young Adult Bereavement / Kushman By The Bottle / Jamie Davis Politico California Playbook Reporter Carla Marinucci joins Insight to talk about the results from Tuesdayâs primary. How should young adults deal with the death of a loved one? A new young adult bereavement group aimed at helping individuals 17 to 24 deal with their grief begins this week at UC Davis Home Care Services Building. Insight talks with two experts. Capital Public Radioâs resident wine...
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News Network - CapRadio's Environment Reporter Amy Quinton details the $1.5 million fine levied against a Central Valley irrigation district by state water regulators. Pluto - Astronomy Professor Chris Taylor is back on Insight to talk more about Pluto. Alicia Hunt In 'Grounded' - Alicia Hunt is a military fighter pilot in the B Street Theatre play titled "Grounded." The production is a complex one-woman show. Ideateam - Insight rebroadcasts an interview with funk band Ideateam. The...
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California Gov. Jerry Brown's Week Of Legislation Explained Gov. Jerry Brown had another busy week signing key legislation on education and the environment. LA Times' state government and politics reporter Melanie Mason talks about the governor's busy work week. Reyna Grande Shares Memoir About Crossing Mexico-U.S. Border Award-winning novelist and memoirist Reyna Grande shares her new book, "The Distance Between Us," about Reyna's parents making the dangerous trek across the...
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Political Junkie Goes West - The Political Junkie is turning his analytical gaze west. Ken Rudin, known to NPR listeners from his many years talking all things politics with Neal Conan on "Talk of the Nation," joins Insight host Beth Ruyak for our signature segment. Anthony Silva's Arrest - Last Thursday, Stockton's Mayor Anthony Silva was arrested on charges that include felony eavesdropping, contributing to the delinquency of a minor and child endangerment. We talk with longtime...
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CapChat: Guns, Guns, Guns This week on Capitol Chat, the topic of conversation is guns. Capitol Bureau Chief Ben Adler joins us in the studio to talk about what's trending as far as gun control in the state Capitol. Remembering Comedian Michael O'Connell Michael O'Connell, a beloved comedian in the Sacramento scene, died yesterday from complications of muscular dystrophy at the UC Davis Medical Center. We'll talks with local comedians about his life. Sound Advice: Blue Dog Jam Revamp From one...
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Ami Bera And Scott Jones Debate For California's 7th Congressional District Incumbent Democrat Ami Bera and Sacramento County Sheriff Scott Jones faced off in their final debate before the November election. Politico's David Siders was at the debate and he joins us now with analysis. John Shirey Discusses Plans For Remaining Time As City Manager In John Shirey's final month as Sacramento's City Manager, he joins Insight to discuss the transformation of Sacramento during his tenure and the final...
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Brussels Attacks Hit Close To Home YubaNet editor Pascale Fusshoeller joins to talk about reports from her friends and colleagues in Belgium in the wake of the attack on Brussels. Wind Youth Services Shelter Re-Opens Executive Director of Wind Youth Services discusses the re-opening of the shelter after receiving over $15,000 in donations. Pet Tales: Veterinary Medicine Trends Pet expert Gina Spadafori joins Insight for this month's Pet Tales to share some of the emerging trends in veterinary...
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News Network - CapRadio's Healthcare Reporter Pauline Bartolone joins Insight as Sacramento County considers whether to provide health benefits to undocumented people. Weed: The New Science Of Marijuana - Acclaimed writer Hampton Sides joins Insight. He wrote the cover story for the June issue of National Geographic Magazine, which is entirely devoted to the science of marijuana. CORE Dance - CORE Contemporary Dance has an upcoming performance in the renovated State Theater in Auburn. Founder...
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Capitol Chat: Budget Talks, Controversial Bills On Insight, Ben Adler takes us through this week's budget discussions at the capitol. ARC Writing Professor Christian Kiefer Wins National Pushcart Prize This week, Christian Kiefer received a national Pushcart Prize for one of his short stories. He reads part of it on Insight with Beth Ruyak. SummerWords Keynote Speaker Carolyn Forche Poet Carolyn Forche joins Insight as she prepares to give the keynote address at this weekend's SummerWords...
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News Network: Nancy Pelosi Visits Sac State Advocating for new DREAM Act Legislation, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi joined local Congresswoman Doris Matsui in a joint press conference. Short Supply Drives The Affordable Housing Crunch A big part of the affordable housing crisis is that the demand is so much greater than the supply. Bernadette Austin from UC Davis Center for Regional Change and Tyrone Buckley from Housing California discuss the impact of new housing laws on supply. Capay...
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SCOTUS On Gay Marriage - McGeorge Law Professor Lawrence Levine analyzes the Supreme Court's decision to legalize same-sex marriage in all 50 states. Political Junkie Goes West - Republican Presidential candidates gave a spectrum of reaction to the same-sex ruling. In some states, the decision will play strongly into the 2016 elections. The Political Junkie Ken Rudin checks in on this part of the discussion. Same-Sex Marriage Opposition - There is opposition to legalizing same-sex marriage,...
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Golden State Killer, Stephon Clark Updates / National Guard Deploys To Border / Capital Stage's 'Marjorie Prime' / Sound Advice KPBS reporter Steve Walsh discusses the arrival of National Guard troops at the Mexico border. Updates in the Golden State Killer and Stephon Clark cases. Capital Stage produces "Marjorie Prime." Sound Advice from the First Festival.
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Assembly Passes Farmworkers Overtime Bill In 44-32 Vote Farmworkers landed a decisive victory when the Assembly voted in favor of a bill that would expand overtime pay for farmers. With us Tuesday is Capitol Bureau Chief Ben Adler to talk about the implications of the bill passing. CapRadio Reporter Julia Mitric Shares Experience Reporting On California Farmworkers CapRadio food and sustainability reporter Julia Mitric has spent time following California farmworkers in their daily workflow. She...
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'Sunday Street: Broadway' / 'Three Revolutions In Urban Transportation' / Sound Advice Sacramento hopes to get drivers out of their car with an open street event; a new report has different ways to reduce emissions between Sacramento and Yolo counties and Submerge Magazine's Jonathan Carraba hosts Sound Advice.
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Oroville Situation / Student Mental Health / 'Betrayal' More Oroville updates following Wednesday's press briefing arise; mental health advocates look into the effects of rising rent on students and Harold Pinter's "Betrayal" plays at Capital Stage.
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Capitol Chat: Senate Hires Attorneys To Handle Harassment Investigations The California Senate has hired outside attorneys to investigate harassment allegations at the Capitol. Bureau Chief Ben Adler joins us with the latest information in today's Capitol Chat. Surviving Hurricane Katrina Former Insight producer Jonathan Ayestas joined Beth Ruyak in studio to talk about his own experience living through Hurricane Katrina. Life In 24 Frames Headlines All-Ages Toy Drive Life in 24 Frames leader...
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Capitol Chat - Capital Public Radio's Bureau Chief Ben Adler joins us to discuss his latest report on Prop 55, the massive voter guide in your mailbox and the state of California's beloved first dog. Rock Climber Alex Honnold - Alex Honnold has shattered climbing records. At 31, he's become the first person to climb Yosemite's Half Dome and Moonlight Buttress without any protective equipment. He discusses his latest climbing adventures and his memoir, "Alone On the Wall." Rock Band...
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President Trump's Travel Ban Results In Controversy, Lawsuits Political Junkie Ken Rudin recaps the back and forth between Trump and two states that filed legal action against him and other news surrounding the President's actions. What Legal Rights Do Immigrants Have When Traveling? As questions percolate surrounding President Trump's executive order on immigration, attorneys are scrambling to advise their clients on travel, legal rights and actions they can take. Examining Overland Trail's...
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Political Junkie Goes West The Political Junkie is turning his analytical gaze west. Ken Rudin, known to NPR listeners from his many years talking all things politics with Neal Conan on "Talk of the Nation," joins Insight host Beth Ruyak for our signature segment. How The November Election Affects The Arts A special forum this Thursday brings national and state lawmakers together to discuss how the November election will affect the arts. Tim Foster with Capitol Weekly joins Joe Landon...
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Capitol Chat: MCO Tax Update Capital Public Radio State Government Reporter Ben Bradford updates us on the "managed care organization" tax story. Remembering Civil Rights Pioneer Jiro âJerryâ Enomoto Friends of the late Jerry Enomoto, talk with Insight host, Beth Ruyak about the legacy of Jiro Enomoto ahead of a memorial service this weekend. Robert Caisley's New Play âA Masterpiece Of Comicâ¦Timing!â Robert Caisley is in Sacramento to launch his new comedy "A Masterpiece...
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Fire Officials Update On Preacher Fire Near Carson City And Wall Fire In Butte County Updates from fire officials for the Preacher Fire near Carson City, Nevada and the Wall Fire in Butte County, California. California Native: Dahkota Brown On Passing Law Banning Racial Mascots Native American activist Dahkota Brown shares the story of lobbying the California Legislature to pass Assembly Bill 30, the California Racial Mascots Act, which banned derogatory and offensive mascots in public schools...
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Election Follow-Up - We're speaking with California State University Associate Professor of Government Kim Nalder. Nalder is the founding director of the Project for an Informed Electorate at Sacramento State University. Tiananmen Square Anniversary - Wednesday, June 4, is the 25th anniversary of the Chinese government's violent crackdown on protesters in Tiananmen Square. McClatchy Newspapers' Beijing Bureau Chief Stuart Leavenworth is in Sacramento for a break from his work in China and joins...
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The Political Junkie Goes West: Presidential Race The Political Junkie Ken Rudin joins us from Washington D.C. in an effort to put it all in perspective. California GOP Convention Wrap-Up CapRadio's Ben Adler gives a recap of the California Republican Party Convention. Meanwhile, Ben Bradford was reporting on Californians campaigning to become Democratic delegates. Big Idea Theater's 'The Rover' Today on Insight, we'll talk about "The Rover" production with guest director Gail Dartez...
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Capitol Chat: California Democratic Party Endorses Recreational Marijuana Use State Government Reporter Ben Bradford joins us to talk about why CA's Dem Party endorsing recreational marijuana is significant in this week's Capitol Chat. We'll also get an update on the Democrats' gun control sit-in. Oakland Police Scandal It's been a bad week for the Oakland Police Department, which has been rocked by a sex scandal that's led to the firing of three different police chiefs. We'll talk with East...
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Wildfires Across Wine Country The fires in Napa, Solano and Sonoma Counties have become the deadliest in California history taking at least 31 lives so far. Reporters Sally Schilling and Andrew Nixon explain the view from the scene. Capitol Chat: Gov. Brown Declares Wildfire Emergencies State government reporter Ben Bradford discusses how Gov. Brown is handling the massive wildfires in wine country as well as the legislation to be signed this weekend in this weekâs Capitol Chat. Johnny Cash...
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Fair Political Practices Commission - This year marks the 40th anniversary of Prop. 9, the Political Reform Act of 1974. On Insight, we'll meet the new chairperson of the Fair Political Practices Commission and Election Jodi Remke, who was appointed by Gov. Brown this April. Remke will discuss the implications of Senate Bill 27 enacted this year, which requires the publication of the top 10 campaign contributors to committees supporting and opposing each state ballot measure. The Proposition...
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The Political Junkie Goes West - This week, The Political Junkie is in the west and in our studio. Ken Rudin visits Sacramento in advance of the Wednesday debate between 7th District Congressman Ami Bera and his challenger, former California Congressman Doug Ose. He joins Insight host Beth Ruyak for our signature segment that puts California politics in the context of the national scene. Mission To Antarctica - Why would geologists be studying bacteria at the bottom of a lake in Antarctica to...
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National Walkout Day / Jazz Concerts To Watch For / The Pikeys Reporters from Sacramento and Reno recap National Walkout Day. Jazz announcer Devan Kortan previews upcoming concerts for Sound Advice. Irish punk rockers The Pikeys perform live in studio. How Schools Marked National Walkout Day In Sacramento And Reno Chris Remington Thousands of students took part in National Walkout Day across the country Wednesday. CapRadio's Ezra David Romero and Sam Gross of the Reno Gazette Journal discuss...
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Political Junkie Ken Rudin On Hope Hicks, Jared Kushner Cody Drabble Political Junkie Ken Rudin recaps a week of changes at the White House with the departure of Hope Hicks and downgrade of Jared Kushner's security clearance. BBC World Service Look-Ahead: China Moves To Remove Presidential Term Limits Chris Remington BBC World Service editor Pooneh Ghoddoosi looks ahead to the week in news: China eliminates term limits for President Xi Jinping; US Sec. of State Rex Tillerson travels to five...
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City Of Sacramento / Website Outgoing City Manager Talks About Coming Changes, Issues The next few months will be a time of change for the city of Sacramento. Joining us to talk about the changes and coming issues is outgoing city manager John Shirey as part of a two-day conversation starting Wednesday. UC Davis Doctors Explore Storytelling As Part Of Patients' Medical Experience How can telling stories improve patient care? A UC Davis physician and professor joins us in studio to explain...
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California Legislature Approves $125 Billion Budget, The Largest To Date The Legislature successfully passed a $125 billion budget for the fiscal year which progressive priorities pushed through. Capitol Bureau Chief Ben Adler discusses how the money is being spent and where some of the controversy lies. Trump Gets A Boost From Business Allies In Golden State Oakland-based reporter Gabriel Thompson talks about Capital and Main's three-part series describing President Trump's allies in...
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Ken Rudin Gives Political Analysis On First Upcoming Clinton-Trump Debate The Political Junkie is turning his analytical gaze west. Ken Rudin, known to NPR listeners from his many years talking all things politics with Neal Conan on "Talk of the Nation," joins Insight host Beth Ruyak for our signature segment. Sacramento Attorney Goes Over Best Practices Interacting With Law Enforcement Do you know what to do if you are pulled over by the police -- a lot of people don't. Sacramento...
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News Network: Lightning, Thunder In The Sierra Insight checks in with Cal Fire, YubaNet and the National Weather Service to learn more about the recent lightning, thunder and rain in the Sierra. How Bats Protect California's Walnut Crops What is it about walnuts that attract bats and why do farmers want them around? Rachel Freeman Long shares her research in advance of Wednesday nightâs Davis Science Café. Ernesto Sirolli Previews TedX Sacramento Talk Ernesto Sirolli is back with a new TED...
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Jeff Sessions Testimony: A Wrap-Up With LA Times Reporter Sarah Wire LA Times reporter Sarah Wire talks about key moments during the Jeff Sessions testimony, where tireless exchanges between Sen. Kamala Harris and the attorney general were made back and forth. Tracking The Truth: Insight Launch Of Fact-Checking Series PolitiFact California reporter Chris Nichols joins us for the launch of "Tracking the Truth," a series with the goal of fact-checking claims in the 2018 Gubernatorial...
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Pulitzer Winner, UC Davis Historian Alan Taylor - UC Davis distinguished professor of history Alan Taylor won his second Pulitzer Prize this week for his book on 3,000 slaves that escaped the Chesapeake region of Virginia and defected to help the British in the War of 1812. We will talk with Taylor about the interesting characters he discovered in his research and how this overlooked gem from early American history changed our relationship with Canada. Feral Cat Management - Sacramento animal...
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Political Junkie: James Comey, Presidential International Trips Political Junkie Ken Rudin recaps the firing of FBI Director James Comey and Trump's first international trip as U.S. President. California Museum Partners With SoCal Cultural Centers For Traveling Exhibit On Hollywood Exiles, Emigres Curators and historians from the California Museum and Skirball Cultural Center describe the role of Hollywood actors who escaped from a former life of persecution in Europe during the 1930s and...
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The End Of Governor Brown's Bill-Packed Week By the end of Friday, Gov. Jerry Brown will have signed or vetoed the 800 bills sitting on his desk. Capital Public Radio's Ben Adler will explain how Brown's legislative actions will affect your life. Stories On Stage Features Los Rios Community College District Students This month, Stories on Stage is departing from its usual format to feature four local writers from the Los Rios Community College District. Joining us are John Adkisson and Bojana...
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Political Junkie Goes West - The Political Junkie is turning his analytical gaze west. Ken Rudin, known to NPR listeners from his many years talking all things politics with Neal Conan on "Talk of the Nation," joins Insight host Beth Ruyak for our signature segment that puts California politics in the context of the national scene. Bay-Delta Science Conference - More than 1,000 scientists, managers and policymakers will be in Sacramento this week for the Biennial Bay-Delta Science...
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Political Junkie: Neil Gorsuch, FBI Investigations and Wire-Tapping Political Junkie Ken Rudin discusses the hearings happening Monday involving Neil Gorsuch's Supreme Court nomination, accusations of Obama wire-tapping Trump Tower and the White House, and the possible influence of Russian interfering with elections. Zip Code Vs. Genetic Code: Which Matters More For Life Expectancy? Dr. Anthony Iton shares his latest research on life expectancy in the Central Valley and what's being done to...
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State Fair Preview - Whether you like deep-fried Twinkies, art exhibits, or winning over-sized plush bears, the State Fair continues to attract visitors from all over the state. We talk with Cal Expo's Jennifer Castleberry about this year's event, which starts Friday. Fix 50 Glare - After months of work on US 50 in connection with the Fix50 Project, it seems there is still work to be done on lane striping. Bob Moffitt details the glare problem that drivers are grappling with. Stanford Obesity...
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PolitiFact California: 'Pants On Fire' Rating For Claim Chris Nichols is Capital Public Radio's PolitiFact California reporter. He joins Insight to talk about a claim he recently fact-checked from California Democratic Congresswoman and U.S. Senate candidate Loretta Sanchez. Elliott Ranch Elementary School Students Tackle Clean Energy Elementary school students from Elk Grove explain how they'll be working to solve real-world energy problems. "The Race for Paris" by Meg Waite Clayton...
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Political Junkie Goes West The Political Junkie is turning his analytical gaze west. Ken Rudin, known to NPR listeners from his many years talking all things politics with Neal Conan on "Talk of the Nation," joins Insight host Beth Ruyak for our signature segment. Shortage Of Maternal Healthcare Creates Crises In Parts Of California There is a dire shortage of maternal healthcare in some parts of California. We'll talk with CALmatters journalist Minerva Canto about the shortage of...
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Insight: CALMatters: High Cost Of Drugs / Kushman By The Bottle / KSSU Celebrates 25 Years Insight talks with CALMatters Reporter Pauline Bartolone about a new report on California spending on pharmaceuticals. Plus, tips from our resident wine expert Rick Kushman. And, we learn more about KSSU, SacState's student run radio station.
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A Look At Diabetes County-By-County Executive director of the California Center for Public Health Advocacy joins Insight to discuss the health implications of diabetes as well as policy recommendations. Ditching Daylight Saving Time: Pros And Cons We discuss the pros and cons of rejecting Daylight Saving Time in California. Conserving Monster Fish Host of National Geographic TV’s show “Monster Fish,” talks to us about his efforts to conserve monster fish and the National Geographic Museum...
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California's Teacher Shortage - Students are back in class, but there is a shortage of teachers throughout the state. Insight speaks with local educators and administrators to talk about the issue in Sacramento. Dry Wells In Tuolumne County - More than 200 wells in Tuolumne County have dried up, but residents do have other options. The coordinator of the dry well assistance program will joins Insight. Play: 'When We Were Colored' - Ginger Rutland has adapted her mother's memoir, "When We...
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Maintaining Levees â Who's In Charge? As aging levees across the Sacramento region continue to pose a flood risk, environmental reporter Amy Quinton provides an update on whoâs inspecting and maintain them. The Vagina Monologues Takes On A Politically (And Emotionally) Charged Climate Three Sacramento non-profits take on domestic violence and sexual assault in a unique production of the Vagina Monologues. The director of the production and representatives from three non-profits join us in...
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Political Junkie Weighs In On Voter Recounts, Death Of Fidel Castro Political Junkie Ken Rudin talks about the impact of possible voter recounts in certain states and reflects on Cuba under a Fidel Castro leadership following his death. Mayor-Elect Michael Tubbs And The Future Of Stockton Stockton Mayor-Elect Michael Tubbs made history as the city's first African-American mayor and also as one of the youngest mayors of a major city in the U.S. He talks about his journey leading up to his...
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News Network - Insight speaks with the editor of Sacramento City College's campus newspaper, Kristopher Hooks and student Vienna Montague, who were both reporting while the school went on lockdown last week. Prof. Michael Gunter - Dr. Michael Gunter, a political scientist, explains why Turkey's involvement in the Syrian war might be about their own domestic politics and not about the global fight against ISIS. Gunter speaks Tuesday night at McGeorge Law School. El Nino Science, History And...
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Race for State Superintendent: Tom Torlakson - Tom Torlakson has been the Superintendent of Public Instruction in California since 2010. In those four years he's appealed a court ruling striking down teacher tenure laws and has overseen the state's implementation of the education standards known as Common Core. Torlakson began his career as a teacher and has served as a California state senator and assemblyman. Race for State Superintendent: Marshall Tuck - Political newcomer Marshall Tuck is...
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Sacramento County Sheriff Responds to Federal Immigration Orders How are law enforcement in Sacramento County responding to the recent immigration orders by President Trump? The Sacramento News & Review's Raheem Hosseini shares his latest story on the financial incentives for detention. Indivisible: A Movement On Grassroots Advocacy Thousands of groups nationwide have formed as community organized partners in a fight against the Trump administration. Members from the Nevada County and...
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Insight: Capitol Chat / Election Report / Heifer International/ Sound Advice Capitol Chat covers California lawmakers' reactions to Trump's wall; Mindy Romero from UC Davis' engagement project reflects on the new administration; a nonprofit is hosting a storytelling event and a Sac State professor hosts Sound Advice.
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Water Rights During Drought Hours of testimony Wednesday gave a dramatic picture of California's Central Valley during drought. CapRadio's Amy Quinton has the details after an emotional hearing at the California Water Resources Board. Photography Exhibit Honors Survivors Of Japanese Internment Camps Photographer Paul Kitagaki, Jr. spent ten years gathering stories and photos of people interned in Japanese prison camps during World War II. Kitagaki joins Insight to talk about his exhibit,...
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Anne Gust Brown - Much like 2011, Anne Gust Brown introduced her husband Jerry Brown as he took the oath of office for Governor of California, Monday morning in Sacramento. We'll listen to portions of both speeches and discuss her evolution as the First Lady. Sketches of Science: Photo Sessions With Nobel Laureates - German Photographer Volker Steger has a passion for science. His work has taken him from an Amish research clinic in Pennsylvania to the shores of Lake Victoria in Kenya. His...
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The X That Marks Sacramento’s Social Ills: How Decades-Old Policy Racially Divided The City Sociologist Jesus Hernandez explains the geography that forms the baseline for race relations and public infrastructure investment in Sacramento, and how it influences the health of the city’s neighborhoods. audio coming soon Dissect Podcast Launches New Season On Frank Ocean Dissect podcast season three has returned as a Spotify original to break down the biographical and musical story behind Frank...
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GMO Labeling - The California Senate Agriculture Committee met earlier this week to discuss legislation that would require labeling of genetically modified food in California. Nathanael Johnson, raised in Nevada City, is an award-winning food writer who has written features for Harper's, New York, Outside, and San Francisco Magazine. He recently wrote a 26-part series about genetically modified organisms and has been covering the labeling votes in Vermont and Connecticut. He joins us to talk...
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