Capital Public Radio: Insight Podcast

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A daily, in-depth interview program providing context and background to the issues that face our region.

Episodios

  • California’s Dry Wet Season / Biography “The Triumph Of Nancy Reagan” / CLARA Classrooms Opens Free Virtual Art To 250,000 Students / Bike Legislation Research

    California’s Dry Wet Season / Biography “The Triumph Of Nancy Reagan” / CLARA Classrooms Opens Free Virtual Art To 250,000 Students / Bike Legislation Research

    04/05/2021

    The California Department of Water Resources gives an update on one of the driest water years on record. Political columnist with The Washington Post, Karen Tumulty, discusses her new biography “The Triumph of Nancy Reagan.” CLARA classrooms expands free virtual performing arts modules to 250,000 children in Sacramento County, and we hear more on biking legislation and how ‘micromobility’ has been impacted by the pandemic. Today's Guests California Department of Water Resources Information Officer Chris Orrock explains the impact one of the driest water years on record will have on the state The Washington Post political columnist Karen Tumulty discusses her new biography “The Triumph of Nancy Reagan”  CLARA classrooms is expanding free virtual performing arts modules to 250,000 children in Sacramento County; we talk with Sacramento-area artist, Kazoua Kajol Yang, who films Bollywood dancing alongside CLARA Classroom Program Creator, Emili Danz, and Executive Director, Megan Wygant UC Davis BicyclingPlus Res

  • Universal Basic Income Proposal, California Democratic Convention Recap / Returning To In-Person Work Pros, Cons / Suicide Disproportionately Affecting POC / Rethinking Streets During COVID-19

    Universal Basic Income Proposal, California Democratic Convention Recap / Returning To In-Person Work Pros, Cons / Suicide Disproportionately Affecting POC / Rethinking Streets During COVID-19

    03/05/2021

    California lawmakers are ready to talk about universal basic income, but they’re not ready to fund it; CapRadio Politics Reporter Nicole Nixon has the latest, including what happened at the state democratic convention over the weekend. We also weigh the pros and cons of returning to in-person work, why suicide rates have doubled among the Black community during the pandemic, and how COVID-19 has changed the public use of streets. Today's Guests CapRadio Politics Reporter and California State of Mind podcast co-host Nicole Nixon on lawmakers proposal for Universal Basic Income, what happened at the state democratic convention and the party’s strategy regarding the recall of Governor Newsom  Point Loma Nazarene University Economist Lynn Reaser navigates the prospect and challenges of returning to work to in-person, pros and cons, and employee/employer options Johns Hopkins University Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Assistant Professor Dr. Paul Nestadt discusses suicide rates right now and his recent study t

  • Ken Rudin On President Biden’s Address / New Report On Sacramento ‘Government Economy’ / Disneyland Reopening Plans

    Ken Rudin On President Biden’s Address / New Report On Sacramento ‘Government Economy’ / Disneyland Reopening Plans

    29/04/2021

    The ‘Political Junkie’ Ken Rudin breaks down President Biden’s first address to a joint session of Congress. Plus, a deep dive into Sacramento’s ‘Government Economy’ and how it’s fared after a year of pandemic lockdowns and the hopes for an economic turnaround. And as summer nears, Disneyland reopens with new restrictions and precautions.  Today's Guests Longtime‌ ‌political‌ ‌journalist‌ ‌and‌ ‌host‌ ‌of‌ ‌Ken‌ ‌Rudin’s‌ ‌Political‌ ‌Junkie‌ ‌podcast‌ ‌‌Ken‌ ‌Rudin‌‌ on President Biden’s speech to a joint session of Congress and what to make of his first 100 days in office Public Policy Institute of California Senior Fellow and Vice President of Research Sarah Bohn discusses new research showing that the Greater Sacramento Region did not take as big of an unemployment hit as originally feared during the pandemic Sacramento State University Finance Professor Sanjay Varshney looks ahead to a post-pandemic economy for the Greater Sacramento Region and how President Biden's economic and infrastructure plan will

  • Sacramento DA Anne Marie Schubert Discusses Her Bid For California AG / Wildfire Outlook, Prevention

    Sacramento DA Anne Marie Schubert Discusses Her Bid For California AG / Wildfire Outlook, Prevention

    28/04/2021

    California Attorney General Rob Bonta already has challengers looking to take his spot; we talk with Sacramento County District Attorney Anne Marie Schubert on throwing her hat into the race. Plus, the leading voices in wildfire science and prevention join us with a sobering outlook on this fire season and how more resources for prevention and restoration could make a difference. Today's Guests Sacramento District Attorney Anne Marie Schubert discusses her announcement to run for state Attorney General in 2022, just days after Robert Bonta was confirmed as California’s top law enforcement official Professor of Fire Science at UC Berkeley Scott Stephens describes the challenging aspects of the upcoming wildfire season and how fire seasons could be different if there are more resources for prevention and restoration Director of the Fire Restoration Group Craig Thomas discusses the importance of using fire and planned burning for mitigation and the barriers faced due to current policies Fire Advisor with the

  • California’s Recycling Problem / 2020 Census Impact on California / New Nancy Pelosi Biography “Madam Speaker”

    California’s Recycling Problem / 2020 Census Impact on California / New Nancy Pelosi Biography “Madam Speaker”

    27/04/2021

    Recycling isn’t always as easy as it seems; we take a closer look at how state lawmakers are hoping to clear up confusion on what’s recyclable and what isn’t. Following the 2020 Census results, California is also taking a hit with the loss of a seat in Congress, and a new biography on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi explains why she is ‘the most powerful woman in American history.’ Today's Guests CapRadio State Government Reporter Scott Rodd breaks down California’s recycling problem and how state lawmakers introduced a bill to clear up mislabeling the triangular ‘chasing arrows’ symbol, which they argue contributes to a significant portion actually being disposed of in landfills California is poised to lose a congressional seat for the first time in state history following the first release of the 2020 Census results. USC's Center for Inclusive Democracy Founder and Director Mindy Romero and CalMatters political and election reporter Ben Christopher discuss the larger fallout and next steps with redistricting US

  • ‘Safe Ground’ Sites For Unhoused Residents, Project Roomkey Update / How Small Businesses In Sacramento Are Surviving COVID-19 Economy / Anxiety Of Going Out Into Society

    ‘Safe Ground’ Sites For Unhoused Residents, Project Roomkey Update / How Small Businesses In Sacramento Are Surviving COVID-19 Economy / Anxiety Of Going Out Into Society

    26/04/2021

    It's been a challenging time for small businesses since the pandemic began a little more than a year ago. Nationwide polling shows many have cut employee hours, significantly changed their business model, or have closed permanently; we hear from small business owners in Sacramento about how they're surviving COVID-19. Plus, a closer look at Project Roomkey happenings and new 'safe ground' sites opening for unhoused residents and the anxieties about going out into society as pandemic restrictions continue to loosen. Today's Guests CapRadio PolitiFact California Reporter Chris Nichols on the first pair of city-sponsored 'safe ground' sites opening for unhoused residents, and updates on Sacramento County's plans with Project Roomkey motel rooms  Small business owners in Sacramento explain their challenges and triumphs during the pandemic and how they’re surviving the COVID-19 economy Sacramento Metro Chamber of Commerce CEO Amanda Blackwood on the challenges still facing small businesses and the best ways to su

  • Police Accountability Bills In California / Officially Recognizing Armenian Genocide / New Summer STEM Program For 9th Graders / Preparing For Lyrid Meteor Shower

    Police Accountability Bills In California / Officially Recognizing Armenian Genocide / New Summer STEM Program For 9th Graders / Preparing For Lyrid Meteor Shower

    22/04/2021

    A plethora of police accountability bills are moving through the State Capitol; we examine how they could change policing in California and why Governor Newsom vetoed one of them just last year. The state’s Armenian-American community is also waiting to see if President Biden will keep his campaign promise to officially recognize the Armenian Genocide of 1915. Plus, what to expect from the Lyrid Meteor Shower. Today's Guests CapRadio Politics Reporter and California State of Mind podcast co-host Nicole Nixon discusses the latest police accountability legislation making the rounds at the state capitol UC Davis Professor and Founding Director of Human Rights Studies Keith David Watenpaugh on the importance of recognizing genocide, past and present, including the Armenian Genocide of 1915 and California’s troubled history of genocide against its Native American population Regional Program Director of West Coast for SMASH Alicia Parise talks about a free summer program at UC Davis for students underrepresented i

  • Northern California Reaction To Chauvin Verdict / Sacramento Police Chief Daniel Hahn, Pastor Les Simmons / Community Trauma Resources

    Northern California Reaction To Chauvin Verdict / Sacramento Police Chief Daniel Hahn, Pastor Les Simmons / Community Trauma Resources

    21/04/2021

    Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin is convicted on all counts in the murder of George Floyd. We check in with Northern Californians, with our own reporters on the ground listening to activists. Sacramento Police Chief Daniel Hahn shares his perspective on the historic verdict, and Pastor Les Simmons explains it’ll shape the community’s relationship with law enforcement. We’ll also have mental health resources to process trauma as the tense, painful trial comes to a close. Today's Guests CapRadio Race and Equity Reporter Sarah Mizes-Tan and News Editor Kris Hooks on the impact of the Chauvin verdict in the region, what activists are saying, and the station’s virtual event tonight Sacramento Police Chief Daniel Hahn with his perspective on the Chauvin verdict and what it means for law enforcement in the city Pastor Les Simmons of the South Sacramento Christian Center discusses how the Chauvin verdict might shape the community’s relationship with the police  Community healer, African-centered psych

  • Sacramento Beer Week / Employees On Autism Spectrum Returning To Work / ‘Hidden Brain’ Host Shankar Vedantam’s New Book “Useful Delusions”

    Sacramento Beer Week / Employees On Autism Spectrum Returning To Work / ‘Hidden Brain’ Host Shankar Vedantam’s New Book “Useful Delusions”

    20/04/2021

    Countdown to Sacramento Beer Week; we explain what’s different and the challenges local craft breweries face. Plus, employment opportunities for adults on the autism spectrum are few and far between. Meristem, a Sacramento-based program, is looking to close that gap by training employers to see the value in hiring adults on the spectrum. And a familiar voice to NPR —  ‘Hidden Brain’ host Shankar Vendantam discusses his new book “Useful Delusions: The Power and Paradox of the Self-Deceiving Brain,” arguing the lies we tell each other, and even ourselves, are actually useful in strengthening relationships. Today's Guests Sacramento Area Brewers Guild President and Flatland Brewing Co. Owner Andrew Mohsen discusses Sacramento Beer Week and explains what to expect this year and how the pandemic has impacted the industry Brandon Mark describes his strengths and challenges in gaining employment as an adult on the autism spectrum. Edmund Knighton with Meristem talks about its Sacramento-based program dedicated to p

  • Sacramento Protests, Chauvin Trial Updates / Repeated Fatal Shootings of Unarmed Black People, What’s Changed Since Stephon Clark’s Death / Pets Left Alone As Pandemic Restrictions Loosen

    Sacramento Protests, Chauvin Trial Updates / Repeated Fatal Shootings of Unarmed Black People, What’s Changed Since Stephon Clark’s Death / Pets Left Alone As Pandemic Restrictions Loosen

    19/04/2021

    The Derek Chauvin trial and recent high profile police-killings 20-year-old Daunte Wright and 13-year-old Adam Toledo have reignited a national conversation over use-of-force and law enforcement’s treatment of Black people; we discuss the latest and what happened with protests over the weekend, subsequent pain and trauma, and what needs to change going forward. Plus, tips for helping pets adjust as more of us return to in-person work with pandemic restrictions loosening. Today's Guests CapRadio State Government Reporter Scott Rodd discusses the protests over the weekend in Sacramento and the significance of this moment in the region leading up to the verdict in Derek Chauvin trial  Activist and founder of the ‘I Am SAC’ foundation Stevante Clark on the pain and trauma stemming from police killings of unarmed Black people, what has and hasn’t changed since his brother Stephon was killed by police in 2018, and the opening of ‘Stephon’s House’  Former Atlanta Metropolitan Area Police Officer and Quinnipiac Uni