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Award-winning journalist Vicki Gonzalez hosts daily interviews with community leaders, advocates, experts, artists and more to provide background and understanding on breaking news, big events, politics and culture in the Sacramento region and beyond.

Insight With Vicki Gonzalez CapRadio

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Award-winning journalist Vicki Gonzalez hosts daily interviews with community leaders, advocates, experts, artists and more to provide background and understanding on breaking news, big events, politics and culture in the Sacramento region and beyond.

    Sacramento County Sheriff Candidates: Undersheriff Jim Barnes and Assemblymember Jim Cooper | National Tiny Desk Winner

    Sacramento County Sheriff Candidates: Undersheriff Jim Barnes and Assemblymember Jim Cooper | National Tiny Desk Winner

    Undersheriff Jim Barnes and Assemblymember Jim Cooper discuss their candidacies for Sacramento County Sheriff.

    Today's Guests


    Sacramento County Undersheriff Jim Barnes discusses his run for Sacramento County Sheriff. 
    State Assemblymember Jim Cooper, who represents District 9, discusses his run for Sacramento County Sheriff.  
    We listen to NPR’s 2022 Tiny Desk Contest Winner: Alisa Amador from Boston, Mass. 

    California Voter Guide | UC Davis Study of Pregnant Women and Exposure to Chemicals | Sacramento Bacon Fest

    California Voter Guide | UC Davis Study of Pregnant Women and Exposure to Chemicals | Sacramento Bacon Fest

    California Voter Foundation’s online voter guide and changes for the Midterm election. UC Davis Health's pregnancy study looks at the effects of chemicals from plastics and pesticides on fetal development. Sacramento Bacon Fest this week.

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    Kim Alexander, president of the California Voter Foundation, discusses the non-profit’s online voter guide and major changes for the Midterm primary and general election. 
    Rebecca J. Schmidt, an epidemiologist and professor, and Deborah Bennett, a professor of environmental health within UC Davis School of Medicine Department of Public Health Sciences, discuss a pregnancy study they co-authored which found an increase in exposure to chemicals from plastics and pesticides that may be harmful to fetal development. 
    Chef and owners Brad Cecchi at Canon East Sacramento and Franquette in West Sacramento, chef and owner Patricio Wise at Nixtaco Mexican Kitchen in Roseville, as well as butcher and owner Eric Veldman Miller of V. Miller Meats in Sacramento, preview the weeklong Sacramento Bacon Fest culminating on Saturday, May 22. 

    Governor’s State Budget Wish List | Impact of Overturning Roe v. Wade | Music in the Mountains Youth Orchestra

    Governor’s State Budget Wish List | Impact of Overturning Roe v. Wade | Music in the Mountains Youth Orchestra

    Gov. Newsom’s revised state budget and what’s next. Legal and practical implications if the Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade. Music in the Mountains Youth Orchestra at the Grass Valley Center for the Arts.

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    CapRadio Politics Reporter Nicole Nixon breaks down Governor Newsom’s revised state budget and the negotiations that could take place in the weeks ahead before the budget is finalized.  
    UC Davis Martin Luther King Jr. professors of law Lisa Ikemoto and Courtney Joslin discuss the legal and practical implications in the event the U.S. Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade.
    Executive Director Jenny Darlington-Person, and Artistic Director and Conductor Ryan Murray with Music in the Mountains discuss its youth orchestra closing its season with a concert on May 16 at the Grass Valley Center for the Arts.

    SCUSD Considers Extending School Year | Imported Comedy Showcases Immigrants and PoC | GayC/DC Performs in Sacramento

    SCUSD Considers Extending School Year | Imported Comedy Showcases Immigrants and PoC | GayC/DC Performs in Sacramento

    Sacramento City Unified considers extending the current school year following missed days from a teacher and staff strike. “Imported Comedy" showcases immigrants and comedians of color. AC/DC tribute band “GayC/DC” performs in Sacramento.

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    Sawsan Morrar, School Accountability Reporter with The Sacramento Bee, updates Sacramento City Unified discussions to extend the school year following missed days from the teacher and school staff strike. 
    Co-creator and host Mikhail Chernyavsky discusses their upcoming show "Imported Comedy" on Friday, May 13, a stand-up comedy showcase of immigrants and comedians of color. 
    Chris Freeman and Brian Welch with the AC/DC tribute band GayC/DC perform at Harlow’s in Sacramento on Saturday, May 14. 

    Eliminating Hidden Court Fees | California’s Beneficial Fire Plan | Sacramento Children’s Book “Miguel’s Community Garden” | “Verdi’s Requiem” Honors Restaurateur Biba Caggiano

    Eliminating Hidden Court Fees | California’s Beneficial Fire Plan | Sacramento Children’s Book “Miguel’s Community Garden” | “Verdi’s Requiem” Honors Restaurateur Biba Caggiano

    How California may reduce hidden court fees. California's Strategic Plan for Expanding the use of Beneficial Fire. Sacramento children's book "MIGUEL'S COMMUNITY GARDEN." Performance of “Verdi’s Requiem” honors Sacramento restaurateur Biba Caggiano.

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    CalMatters Reporter Jeanne Kuang shares her reporting on how California may reduce so-called “hidden” court fees that add hundreds of dollars to traffic tickets. 
    Patrick Wright, director of the Governor's Wildfire and Forest Resilience Task Force; Craig Thomas, founder of The Fire Restoration Group; and attorney and partner Sara Clark at Shute, Mihaly & Weinberger, discuss California's Strategic Plan for Expanding the Use of Beneficial Fire. 
    Sacramento author JaNay Brown-Wood is hosting a reading & garden tour at Sojourner Truth Park Community Garden on Saturday at 10 a.m. to celebrate the launch of her children's book MIGUEL'S COMMUNITY GARDEN. 
    Dr. Donald Kendrick, Music Director of the Sacramento Choral Society and Orchestra, joins us to talk about the upcoming performance of Verdi’s Requiem and the special tribute to the legendary Sacramento restaurateur Biba Caggiano.

    Abortion Rights Constitutional Amendment | Cal Fire staffing shortage | Sac Ballet’s “Beer and Ballet” Series

    Abortion Rights Constitutional Amendment | Cal Fire staffing shortage | Sac Ballet’s “Beer and Ballet” Series

    California is preparing to become a “sanctuary” state for abortion and reproductive rights, including a possible amendment to the state constitution. Cal Fire’s union discusses their staffing and retention issues ahead of wildfire season and a California state senator’s bill to address the shortage. Sacramento Ballet talks about this year’s “Beer and Ballet” series.

    Today's Guests


    California Assemblymember and Women’s Caucus Chair Cristina Garcia provides more details into California’s legislative response if the U.S. Supreme Court overturns the landmark abortion law Roe v. Wade this year. 
    California State Senator Mike McGuire provides an update on his bill to address the state’s firefighter shortage. 
    Tim Edwards, President of Cal Fire Local 2881, joins us to discuss the staffing and retention issues the state’s firefighting agency is facing ahead of wildfire season. 
    Anthony Krutzkamp, Artistic and Executive Director of the Sacramento Ballet, joins us to talk about this year’s Beer and Ballet series, the new outdoor performance stage and why beer and ballet are the perfect match.

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
22 Ratings

22 Ratings

Goodyness ,

Capital Insights

We need a radio show like Capital Insights giving us a very close insight of issues in Sacramento, the region, our nation, topics that affect people everyday. California stories and political forethought are important!

PConVox ,

Consistently informative, entertaining and surprising

Spend an hour with Beth Ruyak and the Insight team each day and you are guaranteed to come away with something new... be it information, awareness or perspective about the people and topics important to our community today. You're likely also to be entertained by the parade of musicians, authors, actors and other creatives who pass through the CapRadio studios to perform live and share ideas. And no matter how many Insight shows you've heard, chances are you'll be surprised every so often with a segment that really caught your fancy, like Beth's report from the Sochi Olympics or live, on-air beer tastings and cooking demonstrations. Listening to Insight, live or via podcast, is definitely an hour well spent.

Bumadinga ,

Good NorCal News

As KQED can't get their podcasting $h!t together, this is my go-to podcast for state level political news. Ms Ruyak isn't the greatest host but I've heard worse and I like the music that is included in many episodes.

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