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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.
 
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.
 
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Today on Insight, we chat with California State University Chancellor-select Joseph Castro about his new role, CapRadio and Valley Vision's latest COVID-19 poll, how the Cal State system has been responding to the pandemic, and the fate of the Affordable Care Act. Today's Guests CapRadio's Race and Equity Reporter Sarah Mizes-Tan talks about how Ca…
 
Today on Insight, we discuss the status of COVID-19 in Sacramento County, the upcoming holidays, California prison factories, CapRadio / Valley Vision's new COVID-19 resiliency poll, and the latest news from the campaign trail. Today's Guests Sacramento County Department of Health Services Director Dr. Peter Beilenson discusses the status of COVID …
 
Today on Insight, we discuss what's going on with the California GOP's unauthorized drop boxes, the historic number of mail-in voting, which groups are likely to have trouble with the transition to higher voting by mail, and we'll hear about a photographer capturing "ordinary Sacramento." Today's Guests CapRadio's State Government Reporter Scott Ro…
 
By Steve Milne Popular social media posts this week made questionable claims about Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris and Planned Parenthood. To sort through the facts, CapRadio’s PolitiFact California reporter Chris Nichols joins us for this week’s ‘Can You Handle The Truth’ segment. On the serious allegations of these social media…
 
Today on Insight, we discuss the Supreme Court nomination process, what the appointment of Amy Coney Barrett would mean for every Californian, how the California Superior Court system is functioning during the pandemic, and how the Native American vote has been suppressed. Today's Guests University of the Pacific Law Professor Leslie Gielow Jacobs …
 
A road trip is a rite of passage at any age. For Cale and Penny, recent high school graduates who grew up in the Nevada desert, the road has defined them and mapped their future. Their desire to explore has also led to a lot of trouble. Ruchika Tomar’s “A Prayer for Travelers” reminds us of the people we grew up with and the mistakes that can be ma…
 
By Chris Nichols The wild claims and questionable statements weren't the only things flying in the room last night when California Sen. Kamala Harris and Vice President Mike Pence faced off in the campaign's only vice presidential debate. There was even an actual fly which made an extended cameo on Pence's hair. For this week's 'Can You Handle The …
 
Today on Insight, we discuss the vice presidential debate and fact-check some of the participants' statements. We also check in with CapRadio Modern Music Director Nick Brunner to listen to his interview with guitarist Marnie Stern. Today's Guests Longtime political journalist and Ken Rudin's Political Junkie podcast host Ken Rudin joins us to disc…
 
Today Insight, we check in longtime political journalist Ken Rudin on tonight's Vice Presidential Debate, we get into the background conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan, and the latest on CapRadio Reads from Donna Apidone. Today's Guests Longtime political journalist and host of the Ken Rudin's Political Junkie podcast Ken Rudin previews tonigh…
 
A record-breaking 21 million ballots are being sent out to California voters this week. Today on Insight, we discuss what election observers can and cannot do at polling places, and how to be sure your mail-in ballot gets counted. Today's Guests Secretary of State Alex Padilla on guidance for listeners who wish to participate in being election obse…
 
By Chris Nichols If Your Time Is Short: In California, anyone can observe election proceedings as long as they do not interfere with the process or intimidate voters. Observers can ask questions of poll workers, but they cannot harass, attempt to coerce or ask personal questions of voters. Any campaigning must take place at least 100 feet from the …
 
Relaxed COVID-19 restrictions in the Sacramento area mean a return to business for local restaurants, but it’s more complicated than that for some. School districts are also laying out their plans to potentially welcome back students. Today on Insight, what moving into a less restrictive tier means for the region as red-flag fire weather returns. T…
 
By Chris Nichols Election and voting misinformation continues to spread online. Recently social media posts alleging that more than 1,000 California ballots were found in a dumpster spread rapidly last week. To get to the bottom of this, CapRadio’s PolitiFact California reporter Chris Nichols joined host Steve Milne for “Can You Handle The Truth?”,…
 
President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden squared off in Cleveland, Ohio, last night in the first of three debates. The event was supposed to cover everything from the pandemic to the economy and social justice, but the two barely scratched the surface. It was full of more interruptions and insults than issues and ideas. Today on I…
 
By Chris Nichols If Your Time Is Short: Opponents of Proposition 15 claimed it would “impose massive property tax increases” on solar in California if voters approve it in November. The solar industry and independent tax experts say that’s wrong. That’s because a new state law protects commercial solar projects from property tax increases through 2…
 
By Chris Nichols Misinformation is continuing to spread on social media about the wildfires in California, Oregon and Washington. To talk about that, CapRadio’s PolitiFact California reporter Chris Nichols joins us for “Can You Handle The Truth?” a weekly conversation about his latest fact checks. On false claims related to the start of West Coast …
 
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