Weekly playlists and interviews featuring cutting edge bands and their influential roots. Whether you’re looking to start your record collection or touch up the fringes, Nick Brunner leads you through two hours of CapRadio’s curated new music mix.
Award-winning journalist Vicki Gonzalez hosts daily interviews with community leaders, advocates, experts, artists and more to provide background and understanding on breaking news, big events, politics and culture in the Sacramento region and beyond.
Exploring the often surprising links between concepts, themes and people in classical music, from medieval to modern
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CapRadio's monthly showcase of in-studio performances and interviews keeping you in touch our regional scene, the music and its makers.
Capital Public Radio music hosts and special guests discuss and feature new and noteworthy recordings and music events on Insight with Beth Ruyak. Look for a new post every Thursday.
Capital Public Radio’s Ben Adler sits down with the six leading candidates for governor of California, and introduces you to each of them in less than 10 minutes.
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PolitiFact California Reporter Chris Nichols discusses his latest fact-checks. PolitiFact California examines claims by elected officials, candidates, groups and individuals who speak on matters of public importance.
A rural pocket of Northern California is seeing some of the highest rates of suicide in the state. We’re exploring the mental health crisis in Amador County, and what’s being done to solve it.
Tahoe is a jewel in the Sierra Nevada, but climate change threatens to transform the region by the century’s end. CapRadio’s Ezra David Romero explores this petri dish for scientific research to see how Tahoe can help us confront the global climate crisis.
How can sexual assault survivors find a path to healing even when justice isn’t served? Host Sammy Caiola and Data Reporter Emily Zentner help us understand survivor experiences in the immediate aftermath of sexual violence and during police investigations. You’ll meet women searching for inner strength and legal resolution amid trauma, experts looking at the cracks in a law enforcement system that rarely yields rape convictions or even charges, detectives trying to solve some of the most di ...
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.
California Congressional seats that were solidly Republican are suddenly up for grabs. Capital Public Radio's Keys to the House follows the battleground races and themes that could determine which party controls the House of Representatives.
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The death of a 22-year-old woman in Iran is sparking violent protests in the country and outrage worldwide, including Northern California. A new law legalizes human composting in California as an alternative to burial and cremation. A wine expert explains what “natural wine” is and helps us sort out some of the health claims behind this latest tren…
A law Gov. Newsom signed changes employer’s drug testing for marijuana. The son of a late Stockton homeless advocate shares his father’s life, work, and how he plans to continue his father’s legacy. Podcast revisiting the investigation and trial of the Hillside Strangler. Law changes to marijuana testing According to the National Organization for t…
Sacramento schools try to address the mental health crisis. An international human rights organization report suggests California and the United States are failing to protect children's rights. Sacramento Ballet kicks off its 68th season. Addressing the mental health crisis The pandemic revealed and exacerbated a mental health crisis among youth na…
The impact of Richard Strauss and his sweeping orchestral style on Hollywood’s great composers—from Erich Korngold to John Williams.
This week, take a listen to the work of Canned Heat’s Al Wilson, a great set by early blues man Big Joe Turner, Bobby Blue Bland. Plus, a new track from the upcoming album from Buddy Guy and the latest release by famed sideman of Muddy Waters, Jr. We
Tune in at 8pm for the music stations fall fund drive with the always popular All Opera Potpourri. Hear the best of the best of the opera world and also call in to support your favorite public radio station!
New research is revealing the impact of giant wildfire plumes on air quality throughout the Western United States. A federal report shows climate change is threatening the American River Basin, a critical watershed providing water to millions of people. CapRadio Jazz Host Avery Jeffery shares his conversation with Keith Hatschek on his new book “Th…
An independent journalist in Puerto Rico joins us in the aftermath of Hurricane Fiona and how the U.S. territory continues to struggle to overcome compounding crises. Efforts are underway to protect Yosemite National Park’s giant sequoia trees from the threat of wildfires and climate change. A preview of this year’s Farm-To-Fork Festival in Sacrame…
Disaster researcher discusses Hurricane Fiona, an Alaskan storm, and an earthquake in Mexico in terms of the impact of emergency response on historically vulnerable communities. The latest on Azerbaijan’s attack on Armenia and how California’s Armenian diaspora is responding to the invasion. A remembrance of Fred Franzia and his legacy on the wine …
An infectious disease expert provides details on what families need to know about COVID boosters, MPOX, and the flu heading into the fall. A new organization at Modesto Junior College supports the growing number of Afghan women pursuing education. The Sacramento Hispanic Chamber of Commerce discusses the significance of Hispanic Heritage Month and …
Terence Blanchard, Bebel Gilberto, Pharoah Sanders, Grupo X and The RH Factor!
Mick has new music from the B. Christopher Band, songs from a great album by veteran John Primer, a new mastering of The Keef Hartley Band live, and more Kal David and Marcus King.
Tune in at 8pm to hear Giacomo Puccini's first major success, Manon Lescaut. This 1957 recording stars Maria Callas and Giuseppe di Stefano.
A breakdown of the bills on Governor Gavin Newsom’s desk that he will either sign into law or veto by the end of the month. California launches a new website providing abortion resources and information for both Californians and those living outside the state. Folk Artist Hayley Reardon joins us ahead of her performance at The Sofia in Sacramento. …
A new report shows a record number of homeless people died in Sacramento County in 2021. An investigative reporter reveals the failures of California’s legal cannabis market since marijuana became legal in the state in 2016. A volunteer group shares how much trash they’re moving from Lake Tahoe and surrounding lakes to help restore their natural be…
A health equity reporter shares her reporting on how the increasing frequency and intensity of California's wildfires impact children's mental and physical health. A conversation about the intersections between domestic violence and community gun violence. Grant High School in Sacramento is celebrating a big anniversary. Wildfire impacts Wildfires …
Robert Glasper, Chaka Khan, Mike Stern, Sergio Mendes and Billie Holiday!
Stuck in a kind of writer's block, Franz Schubert found inspiration in an unlikely place--the music of Gioachino Rossini
One more tribute to Kal David from Mick this weekend and plenty of new Blues. Hear songs from the latest releases by the Tedeschi Trucks Band, Walter Trout, The Texas Horns, John Nemeth, and one new track by Marcus King.
Tune in at 8pm to hear the only opera of composer Arrigo Boito, Mefistofele. This1982 recording stars Nicolai Ghiaurov, Luciano Pavarotti, Mirella Freni and Montserrat Caballe. This was the last recording made by conductor Oliviero de Fabritiis.
George Benson, Louie Vega, Xiomara Torres, Miles Davis and Zero 7!
Mick has found lots more music featuring Kal David as his tribute continues, plus a new song from Buddy Guy, and by request, the Hamsters. Plus classic Freddie King, Fleetwood Mac and the Paul Butterfield Blues Band.
Tune in at 8pm to hear Jacques Fromental Halévy's La Juive (The Jewess). The spectacular example of french-grand opera recorded in 1989 stars Julia VaradyJose Carreras, June Anderson, Dalmacio Gonzales and Ferruccio Furlanetto.
Digable Planets, Leon Thomas, Roy Ayers, PALO! and George Duke!
How the Strauss family—and others—transformed a humble folk dance into an art form
Mick pays tribute to bluesman Kal David with some very rare performances, Joe Lewis Walker’s latest release is explored, new tracks from Walter Trout, and Blues Party favorites Cafe R&B, The Hoax and The Hamsters…all this week.
Tune in at 8pm to hear the iconic 1953 recording of Puccini's Tosca staring the dynamic trio of Maria Callas, Giuseppe di Stefano and Tito Gobbi. Following Tosca will be a presentation of the farewell recital of Callas and Di Stefano from 1974.
Works using wordless vocals along with instruments of the orchestra by Tchaikovsky, Debussy, Ravel, Nielsen, Holst, Vaughan Williams, and more.
Mighty Mike Schermer is coming to town and Mick Martin will get you ready with a set of his new music on this week’s Blues Party. Plus, there’s more work by Mike Bloomfield and a set showcasing Sacramento blues legend Johnny Heartsman.
Tune in at 8pm to hear Giuseppe Verdi's last opera, Falstaff. This 2001 recording stars Bryn Terfel in the title role and Thomas Hampson as Ford.