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Notes 2016 December
BBC Topline Begins May 8
On May 8th, Capital Public Radio will further its commitment to its audience with expanded coverage from BBC World Service. To better connect our listeners with world affairs, our morning newscasts will now air BBC’s Topline, a daily 90-second audio snapshot of the world’s most important unfolding stories, curated for U.S. audiences.

Topline will run at 5:30, 6:30 and 7:30 AM, Monday through Friday. If you are as excited as we are and don’t want to wait until May 8th, click here to listen.

Insight Music Debuts This Month
Music has always been a big part of our daily interview program Insight with Beth Ruyak. From prominent touring artists to favorite local bands to up-and-coming young musicians, we regularly feature performances in our studios and talk with the musicians about their work.

With so much great music throughout our region, we thought it was high time we created a monthly showcase for it on CapRadio. Insight Music debuts May 26 and will air on the last Friday of each month after that.

The hour-long program will feature a mixture of in-studio performances, interviews and feature stories, all related to music… all kinds of music, including rock, jazz, folk, classical, hip hop, blues and more. A rotating cast of CapRadio music personalities will serve as guest hosts. Insight Music will also feature videos, links and other extra online content.

Don’t miss Insight Music’s kick-off show spotlighting the Sacramento Music Festival, May 26th at 9:00 AM and 7:00 PM on 90.9 Sacramento / 90.5 Tahoe-Reno / 91.3 Stockton-Modesto / 88.1 Quincy.

Ben Bradford Awarded Murrow For “Remarkable” Journalism
Capital Public Radio’s State Government Reporter Ben Bradford has won a 2017 regional Edward R. Murrow award for hard news reporting. The accolade was announced April 25 by the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA).

"Ben's award is richly deserved," said Cap Radio's Capitol Bureau Chief Ben Adler. “It epitomizes his strengths as a reporter and storyteller and demonstrates CapRadio's commitment to… cover the state Capitol the way NPR covers Washington." Adler said the story was indicative of Cap Radio’s commitment to go beyond the headlines, to explain complex issues to the public.

Bradford earned the Murrow for his April 2016 report, How Signature-Gathering Draws Big Bucks During Election Season. The piece was published as part of #CACounts, a collaboration between Capital Public Radio, KQED, KPCC and KPBS to cover the 2016 elections in California.

"Ben's reporting was an important part of this unique public radio partnership,” said Linnea Edmeier, Managing Editor for News and Information. “He exemplifies what we expect from our newsroom: groundbreaking journalism.”

Bradford already had an Edward R. Murrow award on his resume, winning in 2013 at the national level for WFAE Public Radio in Charlotte.

"This story is one of the reasons I love public radio,” Bradford said. “It takes an important, but complex topic [and] explains it through the voices of the people involved."

All regional award winners will now advance to the national competition, which gives Bradford the opportunity to repeat his 2013 national win.

CapRadio Reads Exit West By Mohsin Hamid For May
CapRadio Reads May selection has the book world talking. Exit West is Mohsin Hamid's latest book and what may be one of our most fascinating conversations yet.

Set in an unidentified country, young lovers Nadia and Saeed are almost typical: texting, sneaking into each other's apartments and listening to music. Their relationship goes on while the city around them is crumbles in war. Then, they hear rumors, and their journey begins.

"This is the best writing of Hamid's career… Readers will find themselves going back and savoring each paragraph several times before moving on. He's that good. ...Breathtaking.” —

Date: Tuesday, May 9, 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

Momentary Glances: Artwork by Mikhail Haramati
CapRadio introduces new art by Mikhail Haramati. Haramati, who works on California’s energy policies, 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.

Haramati's art will be on display May through August, 2017. A Second Saturday Artist Reception is set for June 10th, from 4:00-6:00 P.M. and will include complimentary wine by Wine on 49.

CapRadio Travels: Coming Explorations
Grand Prize Trip to Italy
Flavors of Sourthern Italy
June 17-25, 2017

Almost Sold Out!

CapRadio's Jazz Director Gary Vercelli can't stay away from Italy. He'll be joining Beth Ruyak, host of Insight, and other passionate travelers for this taste of la dolce vita.

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.

Read More                Earthbound Expeditions

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!

Read More                

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.

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
CapRadio Members Save 15% To Amador Four Fires Festival
Amador Four Fires has open-flame cooking, meet-the-winemaker sessions, cooking demonstrations, sensory stations, and tastings of Amador’s award-winning wine.

CapRadio members receive a 15% discount with code CPR15. Click here for tickets.
Capital Public Radio Sponsored Events
Early Ticket Purchase May 3rd : Alice Waters in conversation with Beth Ruyak, September 8, Veterans Memorial Auditorium in Grass Valley. Use code CapRadio.

Russian American Media International Kids Festival : William Land Park, May 27th

Sacramento Music Festival: Old Sacramento, May 26-29th

In This Issue

BBC Topline Begins May 8

Insight Music Debuts This Month

Ben Bradford Awarded Murrow For “Remarkable” Journalism

CapRadio Reads

Momentary Glances: Artwork by Mikhail Haramati

CapRadio Travels 2017: Southern Italy, Laguna Beach, Australia

Member Discounts

Capital Public Radio Sponsored Events

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