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Notes 2015 January
Raise Your Hand: Tell Us Why You're Planning To Vote In 2016
#whatsmyissue survey
We’ve partnered with newsrooms across California to launch special election coverage this year. The collaboration is called California Counts, and you can learn more about it here. California Counts brings together Capital Public Radio, KPCC, KQED, and KPBS with the insights of community members like you.

We want to know the issues that matter most to you. What’s inspiring you to vote in 2016?

Please take a few moments to answer our questions and share any you may have. We read every response, and they all help contribute to our California Counts election coverage. Responses are confidential. If you're willing to go public with your responses, however, look for the permission button below and click “yes."

Tell us your issue here:

And follow the conversation on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter using the hashtag #WhatsMyIssue.

Interns Expanding Experience at CapRadio
Capital Public Radio often has the opportunity to host bright and motivated interns, which provides valuable experience to aspiring professionals, and benefits listeners, too. Here are three young people who will be with us for the spring semester.

Cintia Lopez
Cintia Lopez is a Sac State journalism major and geology minor who believes that her future is in radio. She can say that with confidence after successfully completing the Next Generation Radio training last fall. She’s eager to learn more about media production during her internship with The View From Here. At American River College, Cintia wrote for the student newspaper and founded a student magazine, Dam!. She is the Culture Editor for The State Hornet.

Jonathan Ayestas
Jonathan Ayestas is a journalism major at Sac State. He just began his second internship with CapRadio News. This time he takes the Digital Intern position and will work with Marnette Federis. A year ago he worked on The View From Here production of Hidden Hunger. Jonathan is the Digital Managing Editor at The State Hornet. He claims to be a Sacramento region pizza guru. If you follow him on Instagram @jonnyxc31 or Twitter @jonayestas you will find out how much he loves pizza.

Both Cintia and Jonathan were selected to participate in the 2015 NextGenRadio project. You can listen to their stories here and learn more about the project (which will take place again in October 2016).

Megan Mueller is a UC Davis graduate student in Community Development. She will work primarily with jesikah maria ross on community engagement projects making great use of her experience as a Community Youth Worker for the City of Saint Paul, Minnesota. Megan’s undergraduate degree is from the University of Minnesota where she majored in Youth Studies and minored in Social Justice.

For more information about internships at Capital Public Radio, visit
Charles Lloyd: I Long to See You
Review by Gary G. Vercelli, Jazz Music Director
Charles Lloyd's album I Long to See You
On Charles Lloyd’s new Blue Note recording, “I Long To See You,” he revisits and reworks some of the songs he made popular in the ‘60’s, including “Of Course, Of Course,” and “Sombrero Sam.” But here, Lloyd has assembled an eclectic group of musicians, including the always esoteric Bill Frisell on guitar and Greg Leisz on steel guitar (an instrument not often heard in a jazz context).

Lloyd’s meditative sound on flute and plaintive tenor are immediately recognizable and seem to be enhanced by the texture of this multi-generational quintet. Willie Nelson and Norah Jones have vocal cameos, but the real star here is Lloyd’s signature sound on flute.

CapRadio Reads Next Pick: Mademoiselle Chanel: A Novel
Mademoiselle Chanel: A Novel
This vivid novel is full of drama, passion, tragedy, and beauty that stunningly imagines the life of iconic fashion designer Coco Chanel—the ambitious, gifted laundrywoman’s daughter who revolutionized fashion, built an international empire, and became one of the most influential and controversial figures of the twentieth century.

We are offering two meeting times. When registering, please select the one meeting time that works best for you.

Date: Tuesday, February 9, 2016
Time: 2:00 PM OR 6:00 PM
Location: Capital Public Radio
7055 Folsom Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95826 (Directions)

These meeting will fill up fast. To reserve your space now, register by clicking here.

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

Dante Declarador Second Saturday Artist Reception
Dante Declarador piece
Capital Public Radio will feature Dante Declarador's work as part of our Second Saturday Artist Reception.

His pieces are bright and vivid: bold faces, neon colors, splattered spray paint. A graphic designer at heart, Dante is as precise in designing his stencils that serve as the basis for his pieces as he is exploratory.

A Sacramento resident, Dante’s work can be seen in the downtown area as one of CADA’s 2014 Capitol Box Art Project participating artists, as well as hung throughout popular Sacramento restaurants and galleries.

Capital Public Radio invites you to review Dante’s iconic images and splashes of color. A special Second Saturday reception will include live music from James Cavern and wines from Clarksburg Wine Company in Old Sugar Mill. Tours of Capital Public Radio are also available throughout the event.

Date: Saturday, February 13, 2016
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.
Adventures with Capital Public Radio
CapRadio is committed to exploring new people, new places and new ideas – not just on the radio, but in person. Travel with Capital Public Radio to enjoy a professionally curated, personalized experience. Our small group adventures are sure to please and delight those not wishing to take merely a “tour”, but enjoy an adventure, an experience of a lifetime.

Best Of South Africa With Capital Public Radio 2
The Best of South Africa, hosted by CapRadio and Earthbound Expeditions, begins April 8 and ends April 19, 2016. Enjoy the stunning beauty of Cape Town, a breathtaking cable car ride to the top of Table Mount and the bio diversity of the Cape of Good Hope. Visit Mandela’s prison on Robben Island and sip fine wines in South Africa’s premiere vineyards. This journey culminates at a safari lodge where you’ll ride in an open 4X4 Jeep into the African bush to view lions, giraffes, rhinos, elephants and more. There is also a post tour adventure to Botswana and Victoria Falls. Sign up here to travel with Capital Public Radio to South Africa.

Americas Canyonlands 2
America’s Canyonlands journey is a new domestic travel opportunity to celebrate our National Parks. Hosted by Capital Public Radio and TAUCK World Discovery May 30 – June 7, 2016, we will explore two of our Nation’s amazing parks – Bryce Canyon and Zion. You’ll visit Sedona, take a private dinner cruise on Lake Powell, a float trip on the Colorado River, and enjoy a final night at the Four Seasons in Las Vegas! See details and sign up here to explore some of our most popular national parks.

To see all of our upcoming travel adventures, go to!
In This Issue

Raise Your Hand: Tell Us Why You're Planning To Vote In 2016

Interns Expanding Experience at CapRadio

Charles Lloyd: I Long to See You

CapRadio Reads

Second Saturday Artist Reception

Adventures with Capital Public Radio



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Recent pictures include our group Powerball tickets, Beth Ruyak’s Charlie Brown Christmas cookies and Ben Adler live at the state capitol for the Governor’s State of the State address.

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