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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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The state updates Pfizer COVID-19 booster shots now available to eligible Californians. A California NPR investigation about air quality due to wildfires, breaking down the data by zip code. The Sacramento Zoo explains potential plans to move to Elk Grove. Today's Guests California Department of Public Health epidemiologist Dr. Erica Pan provides a…
 
A new bill signed into law creates a separate workforce from CalFire to help with fire prevention. PG&E manslaughter charges in a 2020 Zogg Fire. Winter was the deadliest season for Sacramento's homeless residents. How indigenous knowledge is changing how California tracks climate change. Remembering state political ‘insider’ Scott Lay, who passed …
 
As tensions over racial and economic inequality continue to play out across the country, many people are wondering about the balance of power within their cities and institutions, and how those places spend their money. Some argue that citizens should play a greater role in deciding how to spend their tax dollars instead of relying on city leaders.…
 
By Chris Nichols Reports about vaccinated Americans catching COVID-19 are energizing vaccine skeptics and leading to more misinformation about efficacy and breakthrough cases. CapRadio’s PolitiFact California Reporter Chris Nichols examined the facts about breakthrough infections in this week’s Can You Handle The Truth. Nichols sat down and spoke w…
 
An overview of the end to California’s eviction moratorium. Sacramento restaurateurs discuss navigating the ever-changing scene amid the COVID pandemic. And a benefit show in honor of the Folsom Marine severely injured in Kabul during suicide bombings in the final days of the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan. Today's Guests CapRadio’s Race and Equi…
 
Stockton Police Chief Eric Jones discusses his decision to retire. A California bill, awaiting the governor’s signature, could alter Amazon’s labor practices. Lake Tahoe Wildlife Care discusses caring for wildlife injured during wildfires, as well as evacuating during the Caldor Fire. Finally, an interview with Kate Washington, author of ‘Already T…
 
An update on dozens of Sacramento-area Afghan students stranded under Taliban control. An investigation into CalFire training deaths as the heat intensifies. A warning of the recent wave of lawyers reaching out to wildfire victims. And Capital Stage’s show ‘Hold These Truths’ detailing the true story of a Japanese American defying internment during…
 
California is seeing lower case rates of COVID-19; we’ll get a sense of why we’re seeing low numbers and what’s going on with booster shots. We also get a glimpse of the recent CA Legislative Session and what bills await a signature or veto from the governor. Finally, we hear from the Department of Community Response Director and how her experience…
 
As most people know by now, Gavin Newsom gets to keep his job. He’ll stay on as California’s governor, surviving the special recall election with an almost 2-to-1 margin. Will it change how he governs the Golden State in any way? Do Republicans have a future in leadership here? And what did we miss while we were all paying attention to this off-yea…
 
With the recall election behind us, we look ahead to the 2022 gubernatorial race and midterm elections. We also get a preview of the Farm-to-Fork Festival this weekend and an update on the local economy. Plus, we hear from local musicians about how they met and created their group Solabel. Today's Guests Democratic strategist Robin Swanson and Repu…
 
Gov. Gavin Newsom defeats the recall election. CapRadio Political Reporter Nicole Nixon shares last night’s victory speech, Republican political consultant Luis Alvarado expands on what’s next. Political Data Inc. breaks down the ballot returns. USC Center for Inclusive Democracy explains voter engagement. And longtime political journalist Ken Rudi…
 
Today on Insight, we're looking at California's gubernatorial recall election, we hear from Sacramento County voters, discuss voter participation, and tune into the national implications of the results. Today's Guests CapRadio reporters Sarah Mizes-Tan and Chris Nichols join us from vote centers in Sacramento and Yolo Counties to bring us the lates…
 
The recall election for California Governor Gavin Newsom is on Tuesday, Sept. 14 and things are ramping up on the campaign trail. The White House is showing support for the governor, but some Californians are not fans. They’re critical of his handling of wildfires and haven’t forgotten the huge mistakes at the unemployment department. On this episo…
 
The latest in the upcoming gubernatorial recall election. Also, an update on COVID-19 cases in Sacramento County, including school cluster outbreaks. We learn why hospitals across the state are dealing with staffing shortages. Five decades of culinary writing from Sacramento-based award-winning journalist Elaine Corn are now available at UC Davis, …
 
California launches a new 9-8-8 mental health crisis hotline as an alternative to 9-1-1 calls. We learn the impact of legal and illegal cannabis cultivation on the watershed across the state. Finally, a Sacramento native qualifies for the 2024 Summer Olympics breakdancing debut. Today's Guests CalMatters reporter Jocelyn Wiener on the state’s new “…
 
Sac City Unified principal talks about students stuck in Afghanistan and his concern for their safety. A pyrogeographer at UC Merced explains some of the reasons wildfires are getting larger, lasting longer, and becoming more destructive. Finally, our top picks for Northern California NPR ‘Tiny Desk Contest’ entries for 2021. Today's Guests Princip…
 
California’s ag industry uses 80 percent of the state’s water. As the drought continues, can the Golden State continue to operate its fields as usual? On this episode of California State of Mind, Nigel talks with the person charged with promoting California ag to the rest of the world. Karen Ross has served as Secretary of the California Department…
 
Two years after making TahoeLand, host Ezra David Romero finds himself reporting on a major wildfire threatening the beloved region. He talks on KQED’s The Bay podcast about reporting on the Caldor Fire. The blaze recently traveled from the western Sierra, over Echo Summit toward South Lake Tahoe, which is now under mandatory evacuation. Ezra refle…
 
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