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Capital Public Radio's Capitol Burea Chief Ben Adler joins Beth Ruyak with the latest on California political news. This week they discuss: California will elect a new governor in November. Before that, the two people who will be on the ballot have to get past the June 5 primary, and we’re just two weeks from vote-by-mail. Is California's Natio ...…
 
New Nightmares On Wax! Also, Grupo X, Peter Erskine, Pedrito Martinez, Soulive, Lenny White, Sabrina Malheiros, and more!
 
Hey how about that Lillian Frances? She's something else right? Hear a longer version of our conversation on the latest Hey, Listen! podcast and check out more videos from her session at the CapRadio YouTube profile. Nothing Compares This wek the Prince estate released the original version of "Nothing Compares 2 U" and it's stunning. The ...…
 
There's a lot of attention being paid to the need for affordable housing in California, with legislators in Sacramento talking about bold action and a marked incease in new building. To address the problem, Sen. Scott Weiner, a Democrat from San Francisco, authored SB 827, which would have allowed developers to build five-story condominiums and ...…
 
This week's mix of old school/new school includes: The Pedrito Martinez Group, Cymande, Azymuth, The James Taylor Quartet, Raphael Saadiq, Digable Planets, Thievery Corporation and The Jazz Crusaders.
 
From The Desk of... "On or around" April 24th NPR Music will announce the winner of its now annual TIny Desk Contest. It's spun off the wildly popular Tiny Desk Concert series and each year attracts thousands of submissions. Northern California has a huge showing with roughly 70 performances spanning the radio tower reach of CapRadio (and anoth ...…
 
Music by Handel, Mozart, Tchaikovsky, Elgar, Walton, and more
 
Tune in at 8pm to hear a live 1962 performance of Verdi's Il Trovatore staring Franco Corelli and Leontyne Price.
 
It’s been a busy week in California’s capitol. Gov. Jerry Brown decided to answer President Trump’s call and deploy the National Guard to the Mexico border. There were also big changes made to a controversial housing transit bill — SB 827 827 — that aims to build taller residential buildings near public transportation stations. With all that ne ...…
 
New CD from Peter Erskine & the Dr. Um Band: On Call! Also, Havana Maestros, Sabrina Malheiros, The Headhunters, Under The Lake, Charlie Palmieri, and more!
 
Works by Beethoven, Verdi, Strauss, Ibert, Walton, and more
 
Tune in at 8pm to hear the always popular All Opera Potpourri. A great show for the whole family.
 
Students and faculty rallied yesterday for increased funding for higher education in California, but the most interesting thing is what lawmakers aren't saying. Capitol Bureau reporter Ben Bradford joins Beth Ruyak for our weekly Capitol Chat discussion. We'll hear more about possible funding for the California State University system and why G ...…
 
Bonobo, Ray Barretto, Ace of Clubs, Sam & Dave, Sabrina Malheiros, Anthony Smith, Freddie Hubbard, and more!
 
Handel’s recycling of other composers’ music--and his own
 
Tune in tonight to hear the famous opera double-bill of Cavalleria Rusticana and Pagliacci. The singers include Agnes Baltsa, Placido Domingo recorded in 1990 and Lucine Amara and Franco Corelli recorded live at the MET in 1964.
 
Thievery Corporation, Havana Maestros, Incognito, Nicola Conte, Paul Randolph, Gerardo Frisina, Tower of Power, Willie Colon, and more!
 
Works by Debussy, Haydn, Tchaikovsky, Delius, Respighi, Dvorak and Schumann
 
Tune in at 8pm to hear the beautiful French verismo opera, Carpentier's Louise staring Ileana Cotrubas and Placido Domingo.
 
By Chris Remington An interesting alliance featuring a former governor, presidential candidate and former minority leader in the California Assembly took place in Los Angeles this week. Arnold Schwarzenegger, John Kasich and Chad Mayes kicked off the organization “New Way California”, with a focus on revitalizing the GOP in California with a mo ...…
 
Hart, Scone & Albin, Brand New Heavies, Sergio Mendes, Toco, Thievery Corporation, Under The Lake, Joe Cuba, and more!
 
Music by Gottschalk, Joplin, Gershwin, Copland, Bernstein, and more.
 
Tune in tonight to hear the delightful fairytale opera Hansel and Gretel, a great show for the whole family.
 
Kyle Hollingsworth, Under The Lake, Grupo X, Eddie Palmieri, The Capitols, S-Tone Inc., Havana Maestros, Curtis Mayfield, The Village Callers, and more!
 
Music by Beethoven, Chopin, Brahms, Wagner, & Rachmaninoff—written in hopeful infatuation—or after the Big Letdown.
 
Tune in at 8pm to hear Renata Tebaldi and Mario del Monaco in Francesco Cilea's Adriana Lecouvreur recorded in 1962.
 
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