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Notes 2016 December
Changes For The Splendid Table This Year
In 2017, The Splendid Table will begin an exciting new chapter. After hosting 21 seasons, Lynne Rossetto Kasper will retire at the end of the year, with Francis Lam becoming the new host. Lam has been a frequent contributor and guest host (and fan favorite) on the program since 2010. Rossetto Kasper will continue to contribute to the program until she fully retires at the end of 2017.

Francis Lam is an award-winning food writer. He was a staff writer for Gourmet and an editor at You've read his articles in the New York Times Magazine. He's been a judge on Top Chef Masters. He's a cookbook editor at Clarkson Potter, working with great talents like Chrissy Teigen and Questlove. And he can cook; he graduated first in his class from The Culinary Institute of America.

The Splendid Table began as a live, Saturday-morning call-in show on Minnesota Public Radio in 1995. As the program's popularity stretched across the nation, it eventually became the pre-recorded program that is heard on more than 400 public radio stations in the United States, plus SIRIUS satellite radio and World Radio Switzerland.

The Splendid Table can be heard Sundays at 2:00 PM on CapRadio News.

Making Connections: Behind The Scenes With Veteran Host And Producer Stephen Peithman
Twice each weekend on CapRadio Music, Stephen Peithman presents Connections, a one-hour excursion into the often surprising links between concepts, themes and people in classical music. It’s one of our most popular shows, proudly produced “in house.” Now in its 8th year, Connections follows Peithman’s other popular show, Musical Stages, which had a 25-year run on CapRadio. Recording engineer Mark Jones has been there from the start, ensuring high quality production.

As for what theme Peithman will explore each week, he says it’s a challenge to find ones that are both entertaining and enlightening.

“I might focus on how one composer influenced or inspired another. Or how different composers write about a common idea or theme. Take the ocean for example. One composer might write music that mimics the sound of waves on the shore. Another might see the ocean in a religious or spiritual way. Another as the route a ship takes on a stormy sea, before making it safe into port. The combination of composers and approaches helps make clear just how different music can be—even on the same general theme,” explains Peithman.

Catch Connections Saturdays at 4:00 PM and Sundays at 2:00 PM on CapRadio’s music stations (88.9/91.7/88.7) We also present a 5-minute preview each Friday morning around 7:30 a.m. You can always listen to archived shows On Demand at

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Federal Funding FAQ
Wondering about the future of public media funding? We’ve got a list of FAQ to help you understand the future of funding and what it could mean to public media in our region.

Find out the most recent here.

David Peterson Second Saturday Artist Reception
CapRadio features art by watercolorist David Peterson. A California State Fair Fine Arts award winner with recognized Master Painter status by the Northern California Arts Inc., Peterson is nationally acclaimed for his California landmarks.

Peterson portrays urban scenes and natural parks in a humorous and enigmatic way, bathing the familiar in rich colors since 2002.

Join us for a free Second Saturday Artist Reception on March 11, with complimentary hors d’oeuvres, wine by Wine on 49 and music by Steve Milne. Although better known as CapRadio’s morning news anchor, Milne has deejayed over the years at such Sacramento clubs as Celestin’s, The Townhouse and Club Can’t Tell. To complement Peterson’s vibrant watercolors, Milne will be spinning a colorful and eclectic mix of funky vinyl including jazz, soul, reggae, African, Brazilian and Latin sounds.

Date: Saturday, March 11, 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 All The Stars In The Heavens By Adriana Trigiani For March
CapRadio Reads March selection will be both fun and glamorous. Adriana Trigiani’s latest book All The Stars in the Heavens takes us back to the Golden Age of Hollywood. This is a novelization of the love story between Loretta Young and Clark Gable. You will also find a little touch of Spencer Tracy and David Niven thrown in for good measure.

Trigiani, who is known for her books about rural Virginia and historical fiction set in Italy, has an entirely new venue for this one, Hollywood. She has a flair for characterization; We think you will be swept up by this love story.

Click here to reserve your space for the first Face To Face meeting of 2017.

Date: Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Time: 2:00 or 6:00 PM
Location: Capital Public Radio
7055 Folsom Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95826 (Directions)

Click here to reserve your space.

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

CapRadio Travels: Coming Explorations
Southern Italy Palermo
Flavors of Sourthern Italy
June 17-25, 2017

Join Beth Ruyak, host of Insight, and like-minded curious travelers for a one-of-a-kind culturally rich, mouth-watering journey to Italy's Deep South!

Along the way, savor Spaghetti alle Vongole, fresh buffalo mozzarella and Sicily's rich olive oil. Travel by ferry to the gorgeous island of Capri, enjoy a classical music concert in Ravello, stroll through ancient Greek temples, elaborate Roman villas, Medieval Norman castles and colorful Moorish markets.

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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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October 21 - November 2, 2017

Join Capital Public Radio President and General Manager Rick Eytcheson on a 13-day exploration of Australia. Soak up the sights of four glorious days in Sydney, then fly south to Melbourne and cruise the Great Ocean Road. We will then fly to Queensland and sail out to the Great Barrier Reef, visit a nature preserve and explore the bustling town of Port Douglas.

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

Capital Public Radio Member Discounts
Early Bird Tickets for Amador Four Fires Festival

Amador Four Fires is a one-of-a-kind food and wine immersion experience blending open-flame cooking by renown local chefs, meet-the-winemaker sessions, cooking demonstrations, sensory stations and tastings of Amador’s award-winning wine inspired by the regions of Southern France, Italy, Spain/Portugal and Heritage California. The event is May 6 in Plymouth.

CapRadio members receive a 15% discount on Early Bird tickets with code CPR15. Click here for tickets.

In This Issue

Changes For The Splendid Table This Year

Making Connections: Behind The Scenes With Veteran Host and Producer Stephen Peithman

Federal Funding FAQ

CapRadio Reads

Second Saturday Artist Reception

CapRadio Travels 2017: Southern Italy, Laguna Beach, Australia

Member Discounts

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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.

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