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Notes 2015 March
Specials This Month on the News Station
Reveal logo
Reveal is an investigative program, hosted by Al Letson, that features the Center for Investigative Reporting’s reporting, as well as stories from public radio stations and a wide range of media partners, both nonprofit and commercial.

Reveal will be airing March 23rd at 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. on the News Station.

Invisibilia logo
Invisibilia is about the unseen forces that control human behavior -- things like ideas, beliefs, assumptions, and thoughts. Co-hosted by Lulu Miller and Alix Spiegel, who helped create Radiolab and This American Life, Invisibilia interweaves narrative storytelling and fascinating new psychological and brain science, in a way that ultimately makes you see your own life differently. The one-hour program continues NPR's tradition of reimagining science programming in a way that is approachable and appealing to NPR's core audience and new younger audiences as well.

Invisibilia will be on the News Station on March 27th at 9 a.m. and 7 p.m.

Cesar Chavez
The Nonviolent Path of César Chávez is a conversational profile of César Chávez featuring his United Farm Workers co-founder Dolores Huerta, Chávez scholar Jose-Antonio Orosco and Texas community organizer Juanita Valdez Cox. Together they tell Chávez' story and assess his influence to the causes of labor rights, civil rights and nonviolent conflict resolution.

This profile will be on the News Station at 9 a.m. and 7 p.m., on César Chávez Day, March 31st.



CapRadio Reads Next Pick: Dreaming Spies
Dreaming Spies by Laurie R. King
March's CapRadio Reads author event will discuss Dreaming Spies by Laurie R. King on Tuesday, March 10th.

This novel spent a full week on NPR's Hardcover Fiction Bestseller List and is King's 13th novel in the Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes mysteries.

The author event is already sold out but be sure to join the conversation at where you can also find out more about our book club, monthly selections, discussions, and events.

CapRadio Reads is sponsored by Time Tested Books.
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A Music Lover's Trip - A River Cruise hosted by CapRadioNews Anchor Steve Milne and Earthbound Expeditions
Amadeus Elegant
Join Capital Public Radio music lovers for an historic cruise down the Blue Danube with our Morning Edition News Anchor Steve Milne. You'll discover charming markets, grand opera houses and the world class museums of Budapest, Bratislava, Vienna Leipzig and Berlin. We will celebrate the genius of Mozart, Strauss, Beethoven, Bach and Schumann by visiting the very places these great composers lived, loved and worked. Hear the echoes of the monks' Gregorian changes in the Monastery of the Melk, dine with the locals in charming wine gardens, and enjoy backstage tours and insider experiences on the one of a kind Danube cruise with Capital Public Radio. Dates for the trip are October 17-28, 2015. For more information on The Blue Danube River Cruise and Earthbound Expeditions go to CapRadioTravels.



Symphonic Sidebars: A Guide To Symphonies That Are Anything But Ordinary
Review by Kent Teeters, Classical Content Coordinator and Host
Charles Gounod
He was just barely a teenager when he saw his first opera, and the experience was overwhelming. Speaking about the event later in life, he said: “I felt as if I were in some temple, as if a heavenly vision might shortly rise upon my sight…oh that night, what rapture…I was literally beside myself.”

The 13-year-old Charles Gounod was so moved by his first encounter with opera he immediately told his mother he wanted to become a musician. And, as you might expect, his specialty as a composer turned out to be the art form of opera. Gounod wrote twelve complete operas, and his opera “Faust” continues to be performed to this day.

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Falling in Love Supreme
We've compiled a collection of stories detailing the ways our Capradio hosts and listeners fell in love with jazz. We invite you to share your story in 200 words or less of how you came to love jazz. Email your jazz story to
Falling in Love Supreme: Marcus Crowder
I learned to love jazz through my mother and the records she used to play around the house when I was young. I grew up on Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Gloria Lynne, The Ramsey Lewis Trio, The Modern Jazz Quartet, Erroll Garner, and Duke Ellington. I can see the record jackets now  - Billie's "Lady In Satin," Ramsey's "The In Crowd," "Ella Sings Cole Porter," "Erroll Garner Concert By the Sea," "The Modern Jazz Quartet Plays No Sun in Venice." I played them all trying to understand what she heard in the music.

She told me stories about seeing people play while she lived in New York - a distant other worldly Holiday at a cramped basement club in Harlem, Horace Silver at a regular gig he had around the corner from her apartment, going back stage to meet the elegant Ellington who behaved in a manner befitting his famous moniker. It was romantic and mysterious.

Marcus Crowder, theatre critic for the Sacramento Bee, has written extensively on jazz and pop music. Here is a link to his full essay on CapRadio Music:



Have Children’s Books to Donate?
Capital Public Radio employees are volunteering at a Family Dinner Night at John Still K-8 School this month. The school and staff were partners with Capital Public Radio in the creation of The View From Here recent documentary, Hidden Hunger.

And now we would love to bring new or gently used books for K-8 reading levels to the school. If you have books you’d like to donate to the school, please drop them off at the Station. Thank you!

Drop off deadline: Monday, March 16, 2015
Location: Capital Public Radio
7055 Folsom Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95826 (Directions)



Capital Public Radio Member Discounts
Capital Public Radio Members Get ½ Price Tickets at Crocker Classical Concerts, March 8
Capital Public Radio Sponsored Events
Director of News and Information, Joe Barr, serves at River City Food Bank's Empty Bowls event, March 9
Join Morning Edition Host Donna Apidone and Insight Host Beth Ruyak at Authors on the Move, March 14
Sacramento State Green & Gold Gala, March 27
Metro EDGE EMERGE Summit, March 27
In This Issue
Specials This Month on the News Station

CapRadio Reads

A Music Lover's Trip - A River Cruise

Symphonic Sidebars: A Guide To Symphonies That Are Anything But Ordinary

Falling in Love Supreme

Have Children’s Books to Donate?


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