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Your weekly California news podcast. We’ll help you make sense of the biggest events happening in one of the largest economies in the world. Because decisions and actions here reverberate throughout the nation. Join hosts Elizabeth Aguilera and Nicole Nixon as they examine “The California Experience” through the lens of policy and politics. Featuring top California reporters and guests who represent the diverse views in the state, we’ll explore the environment, housing, jobs, justice, and mo ...
 
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.
 
Take a California road trip away from the coast, away from the cities, and see the state from a different perspective. CapRadio's 395 podcast follows Highway 395 along the Eastern Sierra. The stops may surprise you, and change how you see the state.
 
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Northern California is experiencing extreme heat just days before the first official day of summer; we learn more about how long the high temperatures will last and how to protect yourself. An official with the Sacramento International Airport also walks us through what the rules are when flying following the state’s reopening. Plus, CapRadio kicks…
 
NOTE: This interview contains discussions about sexual assault. The annual arrival of houseguests was a horrifying event for Grace Talusan, who, as a child, was regularly assaulted by one of the visitors. Her memoir “The Body Papers” takes readers into the dark times of her youth, only some of which she can remember, as well as loving times she sha…
 
While COVID-19 vaccinations are top of mind for many some 15 months into the pandemic, routine vaccination rates for kids have gone down since the country first went into lockdown; we learn why this could be concerning with an infectious disease specialist. Inflation is also at 5%, and we discuss what this means and if a comparison to the Great Rec…
 
CapRadio Reporter Sarah Mizes-Tan shares a live look at Sacramento on the morning of California’s official reopening. California Health and Human Services Secretary Dr. Mark Ghaly also answers questions about the state’s reopening and plans going forward. Author Edward Slingerland discusses his new book “DRUNK: How we sipped, danced, and stumbled o…
 
This year, June 19 will mark the 156th anniversary of Juneteenth, commemorating the day slavery was ended in Texas in 1865; we discuss the significance and how it highlights the dearth of Black history education in the U.S. A sociology professor at UCLA also walks us through the ins and outs of body shaming after a Florida high school altered yearb…
 
By Chris Nichols Some emails that Dr. Anthony Fauci sent during the early stages of the coronavirus pandemic have been released, leading to a new round of misleading posts on social media. PolitiFact California Reporter Chris Nichols joins CapRadio Anchor Randol White on this week’s Can You Handle The Truth segment. This interview has been edited f…
 
California is preparing to re-open June 15th following the Covid-19 pandemic, but there’s still a lot of confusion about what that actually means for residents of the state. CalMatters’ Emily Hoeven joins Nicole and Nigel to talk about it. Also, as the deadline for passing a state budget approaches, California lawmakers are grappling with an unprec…
 
The confusion and frustration over California’s workplace masking and distancing protocols reached a new level at Cal/OSHA’s emergency meeting last night; we get the latest on the rules and when they may go into effect. Plus, as the state plans to reopen, the challenges still facing the Lake Tahoe area, including the employment crisis in nearby Ren…
 
As temperatures continue to rise, we talk with the California Independent System Operator, which manages 80% of the state’s electricity, about how they’re preparing the power grid for heatwaves and possible blackouts. Plus, a look at what it will take to get California’s energy supply to be carbon-free by 2045 and new workplace guidelines from Cal/…
 
UC Berkeley Political Science Professor Ron Hassner joins us from Tel Aviv to explain the latest developments surrounding the conflict between Israel and Palestinian territories. Woodland Memorial Hospital nurses show us their mobile vaccine clinic, reaching out to vulnerable populations unlikely or unable to access traditional vaccination sites. P…
 
June is Pride Month, and for Sacramento, that usually means tens of thousands of people gathering for the annual Pride March and Festival. But the pandemic has canceled in-person events for the second year in a row, as the LGBTQ+ community continues to grapple with the fallout from COVID-19; we examine the issue, what it looks like in Sacramento, a…
 
California looks to lead the way on making amends to Black Americans for slavery and its lingering effects. A first-in-the-nation reparations committee met this week to begin a two-year study. We listen back to an interview with Shirley Weber, who authored the bill Gov. Newsom signed into law that kicked this process off when she was an assemblywom…
 
By Chris Nichols Vice President and former California Senator Kamala Harris recently claimed one-third of all small businesses have closed during the pandemic. CapRadio’s PolitiFact California reporter Chris Nichols fact-checked that and other statements in this week’s Can You Handle The Truth segment. This interview has been edited for clarity and…
 
In our final interview with the candidates for State Senate District 6, former California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones joins the show. Gender pronouns also appear everywhere in our culture, but they’re not new; we examine how and why they’re playing a more prevalent role in the workplace. Plus, the history behind one of the most beloved pit st…
 
A bipartisan group of lawmakers asked the Attorney General’s office to issue a probe into PG&E’s Fire Victim Trust meant to compensate wildfire survivors; we talk with the reporter who investigated the handling of the funds. Plus, a Woodland robotics team made it to the semi-finals of a national competition and the students behind the project expla…
 
The country's political landscape continues to evolve under the Biden Administration amid party clashes, new pieces of major legislation, and much more; ‌'Political‌ ‌Junkie' ‌‌Ken‌ ‌Rudin‌‌ helps us make sense of it all. America's college financial-aid system has also helped millions of students obtain a post-secondary education, but continuous hi…
 
Memorial Day weekend traditionally marks the opening of many campgrounds and state park facilities across California. But this year is a bit different. As the pandemic took hold, outdoor spaces were some of the few places people could safely go. What is the state of California’s State Parks following a tumultuous year of wildfire and a pandemic? Ca…
 
Alex Padilla made history by becoming California’s first Latino senator. He was appointed to fill the seat vacated by now Vice President Kamala Harris. He’s been in the Senate for only four months, but has already found himself at the center of debates over immigration, clean energy and infrastructure. Hear his take on everything from electric-powe…
 
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