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Notes 2017 October
All Good Things…Car Talk To End After Three Decade Run

Car Talk
After more than 30 years, Car Talk has ended production. The last Best of Car Talk aired this past Sunday (October 1) on CapRadio’s News Station. You can still listen to classic episodes of Car Talk in podcast form by going to An episode will be uploaded each week. We’re sad to say goodbye, but if you’d like to honor 30 years of weekend laughs and bad car advice from Tom and Ray, share your Car Talk stories on Facebook or Twitter with the hashtag #thankscartalk. NPR and the show will be following along, and retweeting/reposting some of the best stories. You can read the farewell letter from Ray Magliozzi here.

Hidden Brain Replaces Car Talk On Sunday Mornings
Millions of people have heard Shankar Vedantam's engaging reports on social science research on NPR shows like Morning Edition and his popular podcast Hidden Brain. Vedantam now brings his signature knowledge, wit, and sense of humor to this new one-hour weekly program, airing Sundays at 10:00 AM. on CapRadio News.

A blend of science and storytelling, Hidden Brain reveals the patterns that drive human behavior, the biases that shape our choices, and the imperceptible forces that influence our relationships. “This is a program that helps curious people understand the world, current events, and themselves,” says CapRadio’s Chief Content Officer, Joe Barr. “We’re excited to add this thought provoking new show to our Sunday morning lineup.”

The View From Here: Place and Privilege
Listen Friday, October 6

Capital Public Radio is proud to release the one-hour documentary, The View From Here: Place and Privilege. Listen this Friday, October 6th at 4:00 PM and 7:00 PM on the News Station. Or engage with our interactive website where you can catch up on the 8-episode podcast, read the community voices from our Story Circles, or register for one of our upcoming Postcasts or Civic Social.

Rent Overburdened Meet two renters in the "missing middle" -- they make median incomes, yet have been displaced from their homes or forced to live in substandard housing because of rising rents.

Lynda’s Choice Follow a senior citizen on a scramble to find a new home, after her landlord decides to stop accepting government housing vouchers.

Without This Housing, I’d Be Dead Learn why Sacramento’s non-profit hospitals are making huge investments in supportive housing for homeless patients.

 Separate Member Drives a Success!
You might have noticed: in September we held our member drives for CapRadio News and CapRadio Music during two different weeks.

"We usually do them during the same week, so this was an experiment," said Director of Member Services Jennifer Halm. "Many of our staff do work for both Stations, and we hoped the listener experience would be better if we could focus on one audience at a time."

Overall, more than $428,000 was contributed by 2,961 listeners who donated online or over the phone. And about 60% of those gifts were promised as ongoing monthly gifts, which provide steady support for our ongoing operating expenses.

Thank you for supporting CapRadio...whether you gave last month, each month, or earlier this year. Your contribution truly has an impact on all that we do.

CapRadio Reads Introduces Authors On Stage
We are excited to announce the expansion of CapRadio Reads with the addition of Authors on Stage, a series of appearances by New York Times best-selling writers.

This new series will be hosted by Allen Pierleoni, who orchestrated and hosted the Sacramento Bee Book Club for 16 years. He will engage with authors in front of an audience, beginning with sci-fi great, Kim Stanley Robinson.

Through 21 novels, Robinson has transported readers into plausible futures and pasts, on Earth and throughout the universe. In New York: 2140, he visits New York City more than a century from now. Global warming has caused the oceans to rise 50 feet, turning the city into a "super-Venice," where streets are canals and skyscrapers are islands.

Robinson has won Hugo, Nebula, and World Fantasy awards. He lives in Davis, California. His book, New York:2140, will be available for sale at the event at a 20% discount.

When: Monday, October 23
Time: 6:00 PM
Cost:  $10
Where: Harper Alumni Center
Sacramento State University (Directions)

As you know by now, our events fill up fast. Click here to reserve your space now.

CapRadio Reads For October:
A Gentleman In Moscow By Amor Towles
This month's book club selection is A Gentleman In Moscow, by Amor Towles, author of Rules of Civility. In 1922, Count Alexander Rostov is deemed an unrepentant aristocrat by a Bolshevik court, and sentenced to house arrest in the grand hotel Metropol. Rostov has been a man of privilege and must now live in an attic room. He remains unflinchingly devoted to his station, even when forced to wait tables, play hide and seek with a child, or confront communism. This is the story of an absorbing, adventure-filled existence, filled with capers, conspiracies and culture.

Date: Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Time: 2:00 or 6:00 PM
Location: Capital Public Radio
7055 Folsom Blvd, Sacramento (Directions)

Click here to reserve your space.

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

Second Saturday Artist Reception
+ Live Recording Of Insight Music
This month's Second Saturday Artist Reception will feature photography from CapRadio’s latest documentary, The View From Here's Place And Privilege, which explores the history, politics and economics of housing affordability in California's capital. This exhibition features community responses to the crisis - hopes, struggles and solutions. We'll showcase community art, storytelling, and behind-the-scenes work of this year's multimedia project.

Immediately following Second Saturday, Insight Music, CapRadio's new monthly music segment, will record it's first live interview with Beth Ruyak in the CapRadio Garden. Our featured musician is The Christian DeWild Band.

Complimentary beverages provided by Wine On 49 in Sutter Creek and New Helvetia Brewing Company.

Date: Saturday, October 14, 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.

Run With CapRadio: Run To Feed The Hungry Team Registration
Be part of the Capital Public Radio team! Join CapRadio as we participate in the annual Run to Feed the Hungry race benefiting Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services (SFBFS). Run, walk or skip your way through East Sacramento the morning of Thanksgiving Day with fellow CapRadio members and listeners.

CapRadio is providing FREE entry to those who donate a brown paper grocery bag filled with dry goods, unworn clothing, games or new toiletries. Donations are due by team registration deadline, November 6th, and can be dropped off at CapRadio Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Team members will receive a “Run to Feed the Hungry” team shirt, CapRadio swag, and can access the team tent area for coffee and breakfast snacks morning of.

For more information, please email Tashina Brito.

A Celebration Of Benny Goodman
We are excited to present this concert with the Harris Center on January 19th commemorating Benny Goodman’s famous Carnegie Hall Concert of 1938. New York-based clarinet virtuoso Ken Peplowski will perform with the Sacramento Jazz Orchestra and special guests Chuck Redd, Ehud Asherie and Ann Roach. You can read more about the event and purchase tickets via the Harris Center’s website.

If you’d like to reserve some of the best seats in the house, support CapRadio, and enjoy an intimate, pre-concert reception with wine, hors d'oeuvres and visits from Ken Peplowski and Benny Goodman’s daughter, Rachel Edelson, consider purchasing a VIP Ticket Package directly from us. We have a very limited number of tickets available for $125.

VIP seats for the performance are reserved in the first four rows of the orchestra section*. The doors open at 6:00 PM for VIP ticket holders only. Click here for tickets to this VIP Experience.

How did Benny Goodman’s Carnegie Hall concert change the world? Learn more here.


What: Benny Goodman, Carnegie Hall and the Concert that Changed The World, A Musical Tribute Featuring Ken Peplowski
Friday, January 19, 2018
Time: 7:30 PM
Where: Harris Center for the Arts
10 College Parkway, Folsom, CA 95630

*If you need wheel chair assistance or have other special needs for seating, please email us at

CapRadio Travels: Scandinavia, Summer 2018
July 15 – 26, 2018
Join fans of Capital Public Radio to experience the Nordic world of fjords, castles, glaciers, and the legacy of the Vikings on this adventure. Travel by train, ferry, and coach through Sweden, Denmark, and Norway.

Read More                 Earthbound Expeditions

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

Capital Public Radio Member Discounts
$10 Tickets for Capital Public Radio Members at Crocker Art Museum Classical Concerts, October 8

Capital Public Radio Sponsored Events
Sac State's MLK 50th Anniversary Celebration, October 16

Placer Conservator Awards Dinner, October 19

In This Issue

All Good Things…Car Talk To End After Three Decade Run

Hidden Brain
Replaces Car Talk On Sunday Mornings

The View From Here: Place And Privilege Listen Live

We Did It Together!

CapRadio Reads Introduces Authors On Stage

CapRadio Reads

Second Saturday Artist Reception

Run With CapRadio: Run To Feed The Hungry Team Registration

A Celebration Of Benny Goodman

CapRadio Travels: Scandinavia

Capital Public Radio Member Discounts

Capital Public Radio Sponsored Events

Go Evergreen

Evergreen Donors Provide Sustaining Support

Did you know that nearly half of our operating budget comes from you and from other individuals like you?

And a growing segment of our supporters - over 13,300 members - are choosing to do so in a very sustainable way: by going Evergreen with their contribution. In the process they are cutting our paper use, mailing costs, and eliminating the credit/debit card processing fees the Station pays.

Click here to learn more about going Evergreen.

Leadership Circle

Join Leadership Circle

Leadership Circle donors are committed to our mission of enhancing lives, expanding perspectives, and strengthen-ing the communities we serve. Their inspired generosity enhances the Station's ability to provide quality news, music, and original programs.

When you contribute $100 a month (or $1,200 over the year), you become part of CapRadio's most generous donor group.

Exclusive Privileges of the Leadership Circle include behind-the-scenes station tours and invitations to exclusive events.

Want to know more about being a Leadership Circle donor? Contact our Director of Major Gifts Cathleen Ferraro for more information.

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Donate it...don't trade it!

If you are thinking about saying goodbye to a car, boat or other vehicle, consider donating it to Capital Public Radio right now.

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Are You A Winner?

We will notify winners for Fall 2017 by late October.

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