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Insight With Beth Ruyak

GLOBAL LOCAL Brings Music And Culture Popup To A Parking Garage

September 19, 2018

Sol Collective’s GLOBAL LOCAL is returning this Saturday to Arden Fair’s parking garage, featuring food, art and music in a cross cultural celebration.

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California's Farmers Are Struggling To Find Workers. Can Machines Help?

September 19, 2018 | Nadine Sebai

Picture your favorite fruit or vegetable. To get it into your hands, it’s possible a farm worker had to first pick it with theirs. Why many California farmers are struggling to find workers, especially in the so-called “Salad Bowl of the World."

Rich Pedroncelli / AP Photo

Sacramento County Sheriff Scott Jones Talks About Convention Center Demonstrations, Body Cameras

September 18, 2018 | Bob Moffitt | Drew Sandsor

Sacramento County Sheriff Scott Jones talked to CapRadio’s Bob Moffitt about why he called for law enforcement supporters to show up at a Black Lives Matter protest and why his deputies don’t wear body cameras.

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Low-Severity Fires Like Prescribed Burns Might Not Be So Harmless To Soil

September 18, 2018 | Ezra David Romero

Returning fire to the landscape in a managed way has been touted as an approach to better prevent large wildfires in California. But new research suggests prescribed burns might do more harm than good to soil and forest health.

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Second Amazon Distribution Center Opening In Stockton

September 18, 2018 | Rich Ibarra

Amazon’s newest center is over 1 million square feet in south Stockton near the airport. Officials say the two centers will hire around 2,000 workers.

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U.S. EPA, Sacramento Sanitation District Reach Settlement

September 18, 2018 | Steve Milne

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has reached a settlement with the Sacramento Regional County Sanitation District over chemical violations at the Sacramento Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant in Elk Grove.

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Black Lives Matter, Police Supporters Demonstrate Outside Law Enforcement Convention In Sacramento

September 18, 2018 | Bob Moffitt | Emily Zentner | Chris Hagan

The BLM protest of the COPSWEST Training & Expo at the Sacramento Convention Center was planned to mark six months since the shooting of Stephon Clark. It comes a day after a Sacramento Sheriff's deputy was shot and killed in Rancho Cordova.

Photo by Iris Schneider for CALmatters

In California, Saving Teeth And Money—One Mouth At A Time

September 18, 2018

In California, tooth decay in children outpaces the national average. Hoping to get more kids into a dentist's chair, state officials are overhauling Denti-Cal, part of the Medi-Cal health system for low-income Californians.

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Insight With Beth Ruyak

Empire Arts Hosts 'Book of Mormon' Singalong

September 18, 2018

Tony winning musical “Book of Mormon” is coming to Sacramento for a singalong presented by Empire Arts Collective on Sept. 24 at the Federalist Public House.

AP Photo / Jacquelyn Martin

Insight With Beth Ruyak

Linda Ronstadt Previews Her Upcoming Shows In Folsom And Reno

September 18, 2018

Singer Linda Ronstadt is bringing her multimedia journey tracing her life in music to Folsom and Reno this fall.

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

California Schools Need To Improve Charter Oversight, English Learner Achievement Gap, Report Finds

September 18, 2018 | Nadine Sebai

A new report from Stanford University and Policy Analysis for California Education says that California is behind other states in overseeing charter schools and needs to do more for English language learners.

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Six Months After Police Shooting of Stephon Clark, Sacramento Still Waits For Investigation To Conclude

September 17, 2018 | Nick Miller

This week, CapRadio will publish stories that explore the Clark case and use-of-force investigations. Today: A city on the edge.

Photo by Katie Schoolov

California Dream

Homelessness: I Feel Your Pain, Or Do I?

September 17, 2018

As cities look for ways to tackle homelessness and the state pours half a billion dollars into finding solutions, one reporter looks at the science of empathy.

AP Photo / Jacquelyn Martin

Linda Ronstadt No Longer Sings — But She Will Talk About It

September 17, 2018 | Donna Apidone

Ronstadt was diagnosed with Parkinson’s several years ago, but she occasionally appears onstage to talk about music. She’ll do that on September 21 at the Harris Center in Folsom.

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