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Capital Public Radio's daily, in-depth interview program providing context and background to the issues that face our region.

Capital Public Radio's daily, in-depth interview program providing context and background to the issues that face our region.
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Sacramento, CA


Capital Public Radio's daily, in-depth interview program providing context and background to the issues that face our region.




7055 Folsom Boulevard Sacramento, CA 95826-2625 (916) 278-8900


Insight Music: So Much Light, La Tour, Gentleman Surfer, Drop In With Frank

Today on Insight Music, we’re featuring local artists expanding their creative projects into uncharted territory. So Much Light songwriter Damien Verrett dives into his 2019 tour with American Football and previews his minimalist visual E.P. project “5 Minutes.” Family soul band LaTour talks about turning inspiration from a successful marriage into their self-titled album. Experimental prog-punk Gentleman Surfer pushes their musical boundaries on their fourth album “Hard Pass.” And the...


Pronouns: The Words We Use To Describe Our Truest Self

On Sept. 17, 2019, Merriam Webster expanded the word “They” to include a “Single person whose gender identity is non-binary.” The dictionary publisher says that “New words are a happy fact of life for a living language.” Today on Insight, we’re exploring “pronouns” with people in the local transgender community. Their lives are changing how we choose our words and interact with our community. Herine Palacios and Ayotunde Ikuku talk about the first-ever Trans Job Fair in Sacramento. Chef...


Jerry Brown On Climate / Lina Fat On Family & Food / Dr. Michael Shepard On Cancer Research

California’s former Gov. Jerry Brown is hardly retired where issues of climate change are concerned. Not only that, he’s also farming olives. CapRadio’s Capitol Bureau chief Ben Adler had a chance to sit down with the former governor last week. Yesterday, Brown announced the launch of a new Climate Institute with China. Then, 80 years of Frank Fat’s. August marked a big birthday for the Sacramento restaurant, known for its great food and lively history of political deal-making. Chef Lina...


Brain Scans & Suicide Research / Suicide In Amador County / African American Suicide Prevention

If you or someone you know needs help, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.


Insight Music: André Mehmari Trio / Herb Alpert / Dr. John Hillebrandt / Ross Hammond & Jay Nair

We’re exploring virtuoso musical performances from around the world today on Insight, with interviews and performances with a wide range of iconic performers. First, we revisit the Andre Mehmari Trio's visit to the Insight studio on their very first West Coast tour with Brazilian Jazz music inspired by the Corner Club arts collective. Then, we look back at jazz musician Herb Alpert's interview with Gary Vercelli before a performance in Sacramento. Alpert is in his 80s and still performs...


Land And Water

Land and water in California, Nevada and across the country generate politics, money, controversy and forward-thinking. This hour is focused on land, water and related issues. First, our conversation from 2018 with the interim chief of the U.S. Forest Service, who later became the chief. She talked about the management of land and the history of harassment cases. Then on to two experts from University of the Pacific, Professor Stephen McCaffrey and Mary Kay Camarillo to talk about water...


Three Views Of Inequality

There are many ways to talk about inequality. In this show, we’ll hear about three. The first, people known as the Black Overlanders: African Americans who were part of the pilgrimage across the Overland Trails. Sacramento State Emeritus Professor Shirley Ann Wilson Moore traced some of this history. Second, Oscar Grant’s death at the Fruitvale Bart Station in Oakland became an ugly chapter in American history. The 10th anniversary of his shooting by a police officer was Jan. 1, 2019....


The Anatomy of a Neighborhood

When you live in a city, the place that you call home can become a sort of identifier — You’re a San Franciscan, a New Yorker, a Sacramentan. But the individual neighborhoods within cities can differ in terms of residents’ demographics, access to healthy food and availability of public transportation. The conditions of neighborhoods today are the results of the plans, as well as the prejudices, of the past. In this episode, we revisit conversations about exclusionary infrastructure design,...