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Sacramento Airport Upgrades | Northern California Great Migration Study | Ashay By The Bay Bookstore

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 2, 2023


Sacramento International Airport provides more details on its $1.3 billion renovation plan and what it means for travelers. A CSU East Bay professor shares her study on how the migration of African Americans from the South shaped the Sacramento Valley. A conversation with a Vallejo bookstore owner who focuses on African-American and multicultural books. Sacramento airport upgrades

California Senate Race | Tyre Nichols and Law Enforcement Culture

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 1, 2023


Updated 12:52 p.m. Examining the race for U.S. Senate taking shape in California. A conversation on the culture of law enforcement in the aftermath of Tyre Nichols' death. The Tahoe Institute for Natural Science shares how their conservation efforts in the Tahoe basin. California Senate Race

Peet's Coffee Unionizing | Winter Storms Becoming More Powerful | Black Owned Restaurants

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 31, 2023


Peet's Coffee in Davis becomes the first in the country to unionize. New research is suggesting winter storms are becoming larger and dropping more rain due in part to climate change. A taste of some of the Black owned restaurants in Sacramento. Peet's Coffee unionizing

CA Exports Toxic Waste | NPR's Nina Totenberg | Elton John Fundraiser for Leukemia & Lymphoma

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 30, 2023


An investigation revealing California is exporting almost half its toxic waste to other states. A conversation with NPR's Nina Totenberg. A concert featuring the music of Elton John in Auburn to raise funds for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Toxic waste

Healing from Collective Trauma | Honeybee Vaccine | “A Music of their Own” Recap

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 26, 2023


How individuals and communities can process secondary and collective trauma following mass violence and natural disasters. Development of a new honeybee vaccine to protect hives. A look back at CapRadio's podcast “A Music of their Own.” Healing from collective trauma

Monterey Park's Asian American History | Monterey Park's State Representatives | Paradise-opoly

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 25, 2023


A conversation with a journalist about the parallels between Sacramento and Monterey Park's vibrant Asian-American history and culture. Monterey Park's state representatives tell us about the community and how they're coping with the tragedy. A board game based on the classic “monopoly” is helping Paradise rebuild and heal from the Camp Fire. Monterey Park's Asian American history

Central Valley County's Lone Hospital Closes | All-Female West Sac City Council | Commission on the Status of Women

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 24, 2023


Updated 10:15 a.m. What the closing of Madera County's only hospital may signal for the rest of the state. A conversation with West Sacramento's all-women city council. Sacramento County's Commission on the Status of Women shares its work in shaping policy decisions to improve civic leadership opportunities for girls and women.   Central Valley County's only hospital closes

Lunar New Year | Public Companies Bury Wildfire Risks | The Sofia Soirée

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 23, 2023


Updated at 10:26 a.m. Lunar New Year is being celebrated as a state holiday in California for the first time. How public companies are not properly disclosing their wildfire risk with the federal government. A preview of The Sofia Soirée.   Lunar New Year

Climate Change's Impact on Education | Tahoe Basin Storm Aftermath | Importance of Music Mentorship

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2023


How climate change is impacting learning in the classroom. Local perspectives on how the winter storms and impressive snowfall are impacting Lake Tahoe. Importance of music mentorship in classical music.   Climate change and education

Why People Ignore Evacuation Orders | FEMA and SBA Disaster Assistance | Book “Aloha Vietnam”

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2023


Why some Wilton residents chose to ignore evacuation orders. FEMA and SBA disaster assistance. A Davis psychiatrist's novel “Aloha Vietnam” which explores mental health and cross-cultural identity.   Evacuation Orders

Crisis Communication | Dine Downtown | Non-alcoholic Pop-Up Bar | History and Science of Tea

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2023


A non-partisan think tank examines how a series of winter storms exposed the shortfalls in California's crisis communications. A preview of Dine Downtown in Sacramento.  A non-alcoholic bar offers a sober social space in Sacramento. UC Davis professors discuss the history and science behind tea.   Crisis communication

Sacramento Tree Health | Southwest Airlines Meltdown | Diversity in Classical Music

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2023


Today on Insight, we're looking at the health of Sacramento trees, Southwest Airlines' meltdown, and diversity in classical music. Sacramento tree health

Weather Challenges in Land Park | CA State Budget | Newsom's Second Term | Infused Aperitifs Celebrating Yolo County

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2023


How Sacramento is processing the intense scenes caused by the winter storms. Gov. Newsom's state budget proposal, which includes a projected $22 billion deficit. Unique tasting room in Winters offering low alcohol infused aperitifs.   Winter challenges

How those Unhoused are Navigating Winter Storms | Hoopa Valley Tribe and the Digital Divide | Why Restaurants are Turning to Ghost Kitchens

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 10, 2023


How unhoused residents are navigating the series of winter storms in Sacramento. How the Hoopa Valley Tribe is overcoming the digital divide. Why restaurants are turning to “ghost kitchens.”  Unhoused during winter storms

Northern California Storm Forecast, Damage and Resources

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 9, 2023


Updated at 1:15 p.m. We are devoting our hour to the latest on the winter storm. We'll have an updated forecast with NWS, plus updates from local and statewide emergency services on what is being done to mitigate the damage, flood risk and power outages.   California's storm forecast and damage

Emergency Response to Winter Storms | California Jailed a Disabled Man 9 years Waiting for Trial | Youth and Diversity in Classical Music

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2023


California OES and San Joaquin County emergency services discuss their preparation for winter storms. A CalMatters investigation into how a disabled man was in jail for nine years waiting for trial. Youth and diversity in classical music.   Winter storm updates

Storm Forecast | Sierra Snowpack | Psychedelic Treatments

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2023


KCRA's Chief Meteorologist provides a forecast of the next major winter storm in Northern California.  A series of winter storms is boosting the snowpack in the Sierra. The benefits and risks of psychedelic treatment and how a proposed bill could reduce the stigma associated with mental health treatments.   Storm forcast

NYE Storm | Homelessness Street Medicine | Psychology Behind Wellness

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 3, 2023


An unexpectedly strong storm resulted in extensive flooding and damage to the Sacramento region on New Year's Eve. Street medicine teams bring healthcare into homelessness encampments across the state. The psychology behind wellness to thrive in both mind and body.   NYE storm

Best of Insight” | Photos of Manzanar | Yurok Tribe Redwood Canoe Tours | Stockton Soul

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2022


“Best of Insight 2022” Former CapRadio Morning Edition Host Donna Apidone shares her feature “Photos from Manzanar.” The Yurok Tribe, the largest tribe in the state, restores the lost art of hand-built canoes from California redwoods. The non-profit Stockton Soul takes performances into classrooms and throughout San Joaquin County.  Photos of Manzanar

“Best of Insight” | Sac State ‘Project Rebound' for Incarcerated Individuals | Dave Brubeck's “The Real Ambassadors”

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2022


“Best of Insight 2022”: A Cal State program called “Project Rebound” creates a higher education pipeline for those incarcerated. We'll learn about the program at Sac State. CapRadio Jazz Host Avery Jeffery's shares his conversation with Keith Hatschek on his book “The Real Ambassadors”.   Project Rebound

“Best of Insight” | PG&E CEO Patti Poppe | Linden Native Aaron Judge Makes Baseball History

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 20, 2022


“Best of Insight”: PG&E CEO Patti Poppe joins us to discuss the challenges she inherited from the troubled utility and her vision for regaining the trust of millions of customers in California. Also, Central Valley native Aaron Judge with the NY Yankees breaks a Major League homerun record.  PG&E CEO Patti Poppe

“Best of Insight” | Sacramento County District Attorney Elect Thien Ho and Sheriff Elect Jim Cooper

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 19, 2022


“Best of Insight” A conversation with Sacramento County District Attorney-Elect Thien Ho. State Assemblymember Jim Cooper discusses being elected Sacramento County Sheriff.  A conversation with Thien Ho

Nuclear Fusion Breakthrough | Sex Appeal & Aging in Music Industry | Holiday Wine and Music Selections

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2022


Scientists in Northern California make a significant breakthrough in fusion energy. A conversation about the expectation of sex appeal and stigma around aging for women in the music industry. A preview of the best seasonal wine and music for the holidays.   Nuclear fusion breakthrough

ICE Ends Contract with Yuba County Jail | SMUD Energy Transition | Crocker Art Museum's New Exhibit

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 14, 2022


The federal government is terminating its contract with the Yuba County Jail for detaining immigrants. A pilot program in Sacramento County is helping low-income homeowners with the “green energy” transition. Crocker Art Museum provides a preview of their upcoming exhibit featuring Lee Alexander McQueen and Ann Ray.  ICE ends contract with Yuba County Jail

California Hall of Fame | SCUSD Fentanyl Warning | Sacramento's Majority Women City Council | ‘Hepcat's Holla'Daze' at B Street Theatre

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 13, 2022


California Hall of Fame 2022 class. Sac City Unified's fentanyl warning. New majority women Sacramento City Council. Peter Petty's “Hepcat's Holla'Daze Swingin' Yuletide Revue” returns to The Sofia, Home of B Street Theatre.    California Hall of Fame Amanda Meeker, Executive Director of the California Museum, joins us to discuss the latest class of California Hall of Fame. This year's inductees include actor and singer-songwriter Lynda Carter, ice skater Peggy Fleming, and soccer player Megan Rapinoe. Meeker also shares details of the museum's latest exhibits. SCUSD fentanyl warning Zach Didier was a 17-year-old senior at Rocklin's Whitney High School with dreams of attending UCLA. Although Zach was accepted, he would never step foot on campus. The teen's life was tragically cut short by Fentanyl poisoning just days after Christmas in 2020. Zach was just one of the more than 10,000 Californians who died from drug-related overdoses from October 2020 to September 2021, with Fentanyl accounting for more than half of those deaths, according to the state. Since then, the opioid crisis has only worsened. In Sacramento County alone, over 800 people were hospitalized for opioid overdoses in 2021 and claimed the lives of 174 others. In October, we spoke with the Sacramento City Unified School District about its plans to distribute a potentially life-saving drug to prevent poisoning and overdoses on all of its campuses. CapRadio Sacramento Education Reporter Srishti Prabha joined us to provide an update on that effort and how Zach Didier's family and others are sharing their stories.  Sacramento's majority women city council For the first time in 30 years, Sacramento has a women-majority city council. Three of whom are new faces and will be sworn in Tuesday night. CapRadio Sacramento Government Reporter Kristin Lam joins us with an introduction to the new face of the city council as well as a refresher on what these “hyper-local” elected officials do.   Hepcat's Holla'Daze Holiday music and gatherings are a highly anticipated tradition for some, while others may be done hearing the same songs and may dread the return of holiday parties. If the latter is you, there is a scintillating party in Sacramento to shake up the holiday season. Hepcat's Holla'Daze Swingin Yuletide Revue is making a roaring return this weekend at The Sofia, Home of B Street in Sacramento. It's a holiday tradition like no other, with music that promises to transport you back to the height of the "Swing Era." At the center of it all is Band leader and Master of Ceremonies Peter Petty, along with his Jazz orchestra the "Mercenaries of Merry." The ringleader of this swingin' Christmas celebration joined Insight to provide a preview of the celebration.

RSV, Flu and COVID | Localis Receives Michelin Star | New Music Box Sets

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 12, 2022


A statewide look at how three viruses are impacting hospital capacity. Localis restaurant earns Michelin Star status and a perspective of Sacramento's culinary scene. A preview of the top Classic Rock box sets.   Tripledemic

Sacramento County Grand Jury | Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg | “A Music of their Own” CapRadio Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2022


Sacramento County is seeking applications for its Grand Jury. A wide-ranging discussion with Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg. A preview of CapRadio's new original podcast, “A Music of their Own.”  Sacramento County Grand Jury

California Hate Crime Commission | Iran Protest Latest | Sacramento Black Experience Update

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 7, 2022


A new state commission on hate crimes is seeking community-based solutions and resources in response to a sharp rise in hate crimes. The latest developments on the women-led protests in Iran. An update on Sacramento's African American Experience Project.  California's hate crime commission

UC Strike Latest | Cal Poly SLO Diversity Investigation | Holiday Etiquette

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 6, 2022


The latest updates on the UC Strike, one the largest academic strikes in higher education in American history. A new report from CalMatters shows that Cal Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo enrolls the lowest rate of black students among all of California's public universities. An etiquette expert shares her social “dos” and “don'ts” this holiday season.  UC strike

Winter Weather Outlook | 2022 Wildfire Season | Holiday Mental Health Triggers

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 5, 2022


Putting the first major winter storm of 2022 into context. Why California's wildfire season this year was less severe than in recent years. How to process the “holiday blues.”  Winter weather outlook

Teen Mental Health and Online Learning | CA Water Outlook and Priorities | Italian Tenor Pasquale Esposito Performs

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2022


UC Davis study looks at teen mental health during COVID-19 online learning. The Public Policy Institute of California releases its annual report on the state's water challenges. Italian tenor Pasquale Esposito performs in Sacramento.   Mental health and online learning

Measure O Update | Unseen Heroes | Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe Museum

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2022


Sacramento voters approved Measure O, a contentious ballot measure that allows the city to clear homeless encampments. An organization helping economic development with a community-focused approach and investing in local entrepreneurs. A discussion about the importance of indigenous heritage.  Measure O

Equality California | Yosemite Reservations End | B Street Theatre's "'Tis the Season" Winter Series

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2022


A statewide LGBTQ civil rights organization discusses the historic gains made in this year's Midterm election and how the community is responding to this month's mass shooting at a gay club in Colorado. Yosemite National Park's decision to suspend its peak hour reservation system for Summer 2023 and its impact on the local tourism economy. Equality California

CA Projected Budget Shortfall | UC Davis Health Kidney Transplants | Sac State Hornet Football Season

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 28, 2022


California is projected to see a budget shortfall in the upcoming fiscal year, according to a non-partisan analysis. UC Davis Health is using an innovative process to connect kidney donors with recipients to save hundreds of lives.  California's projected budget shortfall

Insight Storytelling Hour

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2022


Insight is devoting the hour to storytelling and letting CapRadio colleagues tell personal stories of the meaning of family, how that meaning can evolve, and the conversations and memories that come up during the holiday season.   Laura and Victor

“Best of Insight” | Endangered Condors Return to Northern California Redwoods | Understanding Lowrider Culture | Jazz Pianist Michael Wolff's Autobiography

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 21, 2022


Revisiting some of the best Insight conversations of 2022. Yurok Tribe releases endangered California Condors onto ancestral lands for the first time in 100 years. The history of lowrider culture. Jazz pianist Michael Wolff's autobiography “On That Note.”   Endangered condors returned to Northern California Redwoods

Midterm Election Update | California College Corp | Artist Behind Insight's New Theme Music

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2022


An update on Midterm election results across the country. California College Corp embarks on its second year. The artist behind Insight's new theme music.  Midterm election update

BURNED: A California Newsroom investigation

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 14, 2022


Wildfires in California have grown increasingly extreme and devastating in the last decade. BURNED, a yearlong investigation from the California Newsroom, reveals how the U.S. Forest Service is struggling to complete the work it knows it must do to keep Californians safe from wildfires. For decades, the agency has developed projects to thin and manage overgrown forests in an effort to reduce wildfire intensity. But those plans routinely stall out, and sometimes are abandoned completely. The 2021 Caldor Fire destroyed most of Grizzly Flats, a foothills community in Northern California that borders Forest Service land. CapRadio's Scott Rodd investigated how the Forest Service took years to develop a large forest management project around Grizzly Flats, and only finished a small portion by the time the Caldor Fire ignited in 2021. The agency originally committed to finishing the 15,000-acre project by 2020. Towns up and down California fear they could be next. KCRW's Caleigh Wells uncovered how the Forest Service tackles only a fraction of the prescribed burning work it needs to get done to protect communities in Southern California. The agency delayed or canceled multiple projects around Big Bear Lake, a popular tourist town surrounded by the San Bernardino National Forest. The town narrowly avoided disaster this year when the Radford Fire ignited. CapRadio's Scott Rodd and KCRW's Caleigh Wells reported this special investigation. Additional reporting by George LeVines and Emily Zentner. It was edited by Adriene Hill and Mike Kessler of the California Newsroom, a collaboration of the state's public radio stations.

CA Secretary of State | Shasta County Elections | Beatles Guitar Project

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2022


California Secretary of State updates the statewide ballot count. Shasta County Registrar of Voters Cathy Darling Allen. The Beatles Guitar Project's upcoming performance.  California Secretary of State Shirley Weber

Midterm Recap | CapRadio Politics Reporter Nicole Nixon | ‘Political Data Inc' | Political Strategist Luis Alvarado | LA Times' Laurel Rosenhall | CapRadio Digital

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2022


The latest results and analysis of the midterm election from statewide races and ballot measures to races and measures in the Sacramento area.  Midterm election recap with CapRadio Politics Reporter Nicole Nixon

Election Day | Last Minute Tips | Latino Vote | Author ‘Bravo Company: An Afghanistan Deployment and its Aftermath.'

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2022


Midterm Election Day coverage, including last-minute voting tips from the California Voter Foundation. Understanding the untapped power of the Latino vote. Author of the new book “Bravo Company: An Afghanistan Deployment and its Aftermath.” Election Day

First-Time and Young Voter Outreach | Preserving Indigenous Language | Book ‘Awaiting the Sun: WWII Veterans Remember the Aleutians'

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 7, 2022


The outreach and challenges with mobilizing first-time and younger voters. The ongoing efforts to preserve indigenous languages in California. A Dixon-based author discusses new book “Awaiting the Sun: WWII Veterans Remember the Aleutians.” Voter outreach

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