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Notes 2016 December
Ben Bradford Travels To China To Cover Governor Brown’s Climate Delegation
Capital Public Radio's State Government Reporter Ben Bradford is crossing the globe to follow the story of California’s role in the international climate change conversation. He’s travelling throughout China this week covering Governor Jerry Brown's climate delegation as they engage in talks and attend an international clean-energy summit.

Bradford, who has covered Gov. Brown's climate change work in depth, says the trip is a unique opportunity to see first-hand the governor’s efforts to move policy forward, whether or not the U.S. as a whole participates.

Bradford is the only reporter making the trip who regularly covers Gov. Brown as part of the Capitol press corps. "He's perfectly positioned to bring depth and context to the governor's trip beyond simple handshakes and photo ops, having just taken a deep look at the opportunities and challenges facing Brown's signature climate program a few weeks ago," says CapRadio's Capitol Bureau Chief Ben Adler.

You can follow Bradford's reports, Dispatches From China, here.

Have You Heard The New Insight Music?
If you haven’t sampled the inaugural episode of Insight Music, we hope you’ll do so. This new monthly show builds on the musical heritage of interviews and artist performances created by Insight With Beth Ruyak.

The debut episode aired May 26. It focused on local jazz artists, including The Kortet, a group of 20-somethings who represent the next generation of jazz.

Plans are in the works to create a significant digital and podcast presence for the show that will make it a destination for music lovers around our region and beyond. "Insight Music is another example of how we’re continuing to break down the walls between the News and Music formats to create something new and unique for our audience,” says CapRadio’s Chief Content Officer Joe Barr.
The first show was hosted by CapRadio’s Managing Editor for Music & Arts, Paul Conley. The next episode airs Friday, June 30, and will be hosted by Nick Brunner. In between shows, you can always find Insight Music online with bonus material.

CapRadio Partners With Milken Institute For 2017 Housing Forum
As California’s home prices continue to outpace income growth, the question of how to house the state’s growing population is an outright crisis. Capital Public Radio is diving into this issue not only through our reporting, but also by engaging our community and policymakers toward understanding the challenges and opportunities the state faces in forging a path forward.

Toward this end, CapRadio and the Milken Institute, a nonprofit think tank, co-hosted the Sacramento Housing Forum last month. The forum gave state and local stakeholders a platform to explore housing issues in depth. A series of panel discussions covered broad-ranging issues, from skyrocketing rent prices to the role of red tape in holding up new housing development.

Insight host Beth Ruyak moderated the keynote panel, which featured the leaders of two D.C. housing advocacy groups. Chris Estes, President of the National Housing Conference and Diane Yentel, President and CEO of the National Low Income Housing Coalition, helped put a national lens on the issue.

You can read more here.

A Year At Encina: Storytelling Project
The View From Here team is wrapping up a year of visual reporting from Encina Preparatory 6-12 High School in the Arden Arcade neighborhood. CapRadio Multimedia Producer Andrew Nixon has created ten video profiles. Interns Malak Habbak, Elizabeth Ramirez and Vanessa Nelson have produced three photo essays and reporters Steve Milne and Julia Mitric have produced three radio features about culture, resilience, challenge and change in this diverse school community. You can find our reporting at the project website.

In addition to these productions, students and staff from Encina engaged in social media storytelling workshops led by jesikah maria ross with interns Marianna Sousa and Vanessa Nelson. They produced hundreds of posts sharing their hopes, dreams and struggles at school and in life. The staff and students of Encina deal with extraordinary challenges on a daily basis. We’ve curated the most compelling and enlightening of these stories here for you to learn from, enjoy and share.

Stay tuned for more stories from this suburban Sacramento high school as The California Museum exhibits work from A Year At Encina this fall.

Jazz Renaissance Man Herb Wong In His Own Words
Dr. Herb Wong (1926 – 2014) was an internationally acclaimed jazz journalist, record producer, broadcaster, and educator. Wong's pioneering efforts to make jazz education part of the Berkeley public schools curriculum in the late 1960's helped point now-acclaimed players like Joshua Redman and Benny Green toward successful careers in jazz.

Jazz On My Mind is a comprehensive collection of rare conversations Wong had with jazz giants, including Dave Brubeck, Stan Getz, and Cal Tjader. Co-authored by Wong and his friend Paul Fingerote -- who was the marketing director for the Monterey Jazz Festival for three decades -- this book is an easy-to-digest introduction to jazz featuring vivid anecdotes, scholarly liner notes and insightful analysis of the jazz giants who respected and worked with Wong over his many decades of international activity.

Listen to CapRadio's jazz music director Gary Vercelli talk with Paul Fingerote about the posthumously-released book and how it came to be.

Mikhail Haramati Second Saturday Artist Reception
CapRadio features art by Mikhail Haramati. Haramati highlights aspects of our lives that we would otherwise overlook – transportation, shipping, electrical lines, granaries. Transforming common objects and every-day scenes with light, wind and movement, she provides a more complete picture of a world we think we know; a portrayal that is both a realistic representation, and a memory.

Please join us for a free Second Saturday Artist Reception on June 10, with complimentary hors d’oeuvres, live music by The Fountaine Classic, and wine by Wine On 49 in Sutter Creek.

Date: Saturday, June 10, 2017
Time: 4:00 to 6:00 PM
Location: Capital Public Radio
7055 Folsom Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95826 (Directions)

Second Saturdays at Capital Public Radio are funded in part by the Cultural Arts Program of the Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission, with support from the City and County of Sacramento.

CapRadio Reads Fatal By John Lescroart For June
This is it! John Lescroart, author of too-many-to-count New York Times bestsellers, Davis resident and all around good guy, will be "In Conversation" with Donna Apidone this month.

His latest book, Fatal, hit the Times list straight out of the gate. An explosive story of infidelity, danger, and moral ambiguity, this thriller will excite and satisfy current and new fans. This is not a Dismas Hardy/Abe Glitsky crime novel. Lescroart let loose and wrote an entirely different kind of book with Fatal. But not to worry, it’s filled with drama and action, and of course, the beloved scenes of San Francisco.

Don't miss this opportunity to see the master in person and find out what's next in his exciting career.

Date: Tuesday, June 13, 2017
Time: 6:00 PM
Cost:  $10*
Where: Capital Public Radio
7055 Folsom Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95826

*Wine and light hors d’oeuvres will be served.

Click here to reserve your space.

And you can always find out more about our book club, monthly selections, discussions, and events at

Gary Vercelli Curates Crocker Jazz Series
Gary Vercelli, Capital Public Radio’s jazz music director, will host evenings of great Jazz and art June through September. The concerts are monthly, on third Thursdays, at the Crocker Art Museum. This year's lineup was crafted with Vercelli's melodic recommendations.

June's concert features Nashville-raised Nicolas Bearde, known to hypnotize with his soulful and affecting baritone voice, kicks off Jazz Night at the Crocker with a vast repertoire of sterling standards. Click here for details.

CapRadio members enjoy a 15% discount off of the general admission price of $14. Click here to reserve your space

Date: Thursday, June 15, 2017
Time: 6:30 PM
Location: Crocker Art Museum
216 O Street, Sacramento, CA 95814 (Directions)

CapRadio Travels: Coming Explorations
Pageant of the Masters
Laguna Beach and
The Pageant of the Masters

July 30 - August 1, 2017

No time for two weeks in Europe this summer? This is a trip to the one of the world’s most unique art festivals.

The trip highlight is an evening of tableaux vivants (living pictures) with real people posing to look exactly like their counterparts in the original pieces. Words fail to capture the pageant; you simply have to see it to believe it!

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Want to know more about CapRadio Travels adventures? Click here to see the full line up.

In This Issue

Ben Bradford Travels To China To Cover Governor Brown’s Climate Delegation

Have You Heard The New Insight Music?

A Year At Encina: Storytelling Project

CapRadio Partners With Milken Institute For 2017 Housing Forum

Jazz Renaissance Man Herb Wong In His Own Words

Mikhail Haramati Second Saturday Artist Reception

CapRadio Reads

Gary Vercelli Curates Crocker Jazz Series

CapRadio Travels 2017: Laguna Beach

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