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2015-February-Notes
Capital Public Radio Launches a Food and Sustainability Beat
Lesley McClurg
Around the region and across the country there's increased attention being paid to where our food comes from, how it's produced and who has access to it. Reflecting this movement, Capital Public Radio is launching a beat to examine food and agriculture in our region and how they connect to the environment, economy, health, culture and the changing demographics of California.

Capital Public Radio has hired award winning reporter Lesley McClurg to lead this exciting new beat. McClurg comes to CapRadio from Colorado Public Radio where she covered energy and environment stories. She's won numerous accolades during a career in television and radio, including an Emmy and Edward R. Murrow award. "I'm excited to be in the heart of where the majority of the country's food is grown, and where fascinating innovation and research is unfolding. Everyone can connect to food and sustainability stories because we eat several times a day," says McClurg.

"We're excited to have Lesley join our team and to be one of only a handful of public radio stations with an entire beat dedicated to this topic," says Joe Barr, Director of News and Information. "This is one more way Capital Public Radio is serving our audience with innovative, high quality journalism."

Lesley McClurgs' reporting will air regularly on Capital Public Radio News, appear on Capradio.org and be distributed to public radio stations around California on the Capital Public Radio Network (CPRN)

Learn more about McClurg here. Follow her on Twitter @lesleywmcclurg.
 
NPR’s Newest Series of Science Specials, Invisibilia
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. The series just began at the end of January. Episode two, Fearless can be heard on CapRadio News Monday, February 16th at 9 a.m. and 8 p.m.
 
CapRadio News Evening Schedule Change Has Arrived
CapRadio News evening schedule change
Beginning Monday February 2nd, the re-broadcast of Insight with Beth Ruyak will air at 7 p.m. followed by Fresh Air at 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, you’ll hear the BBC World Service at 9 p.m. with a repeat of Science Friday, also at 9 each Friday.
 
CapRadio Reads Next Pick: Brown Girl Dreaming
Brown Girl Dreaming
Please join us for CapRadio Reads to discuss Brown Girl Dreaming, the National Book Award winner for 2014, by Jacqueline Woodson on Tuesday, February 10th.

Truly, Brown Girl Dreaming is a book for everyone. Written in free verse, Ms. Woodson shares with the reader her time growing up in the 60's and 70's in the North, (Brooklyn) and the South (South Carolina). We will follow her through the end of the Jim Crow Era, and watch her grow with the Civil Rights Era.

To reserve your space now, register by clicking here.

Date: Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Time: 6:00 PM
Location: Capital Public Radio
7055 Folsom Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95826 (Directions)

And you can always find out more about our book club, monthly selections, discussions, and events at capradio.org/books.
 
Second Saturday Artist Reception with Sharon Gerber
Sharon Gerber artwork
Capital Public Radio is pleased to present the artwork of Sharon Gerber, titled “Destinations - Transforming Vacation Photos Into Art.” It reflects favorite places of travel, local and afar.

At this Second Saturday event there will be a distinct collection of custom jewelry on display for the evening, as well as live music by Clemon Charles. Meet CapRadio hosts, Donna Apidone and Gary Vercelli, as you enjoy hor d'oeuvres, wine, live music, and beautiful pieces of work on this special Valentine's Day showing. Station tours are also available upon request.

Date: Saturday, February 14, 2015
Time: 4:00 to 6:00 PM
Location: Capital Public Radio
7055 Folsom Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95826 (Directions)
 
A Credit Card that Supports the Capital Public Radio Endowment  
You make careful decisions about your purchases. Now, that same thoughtfulness can extend some goodwill to the Capital Public Radio Endowment.

We'd like to introduce the Capital Public Radio Endowment Visa® Platinum credit card, that forwards a percentage of every purchase onto our endowment. We've partnered with a mission-aligned community bank, Beneficial State, because their socially conscious credit cards provide revenue to environmental and social justice organizations.

It's a great was to support our endowment, which in turn provides long term support to the CapRadio mission.
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Sign up for the Capital Public Radio Endowment Visa® Platinum credit card here.

Please see application for terms and conditions. Subject to credit approval. This card is issued by TCM Bank, N.A. Beneficial State Bank has partnered with TCM Bank, N.A. to offer the Capital Public Radio credit card.
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Falling in Love Supreme
Falling in Love Supreme
We've compiled a collection of stories detailing the ways our Capradio hosts 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 valentine to jazz@capradio.org before February 14 and we may read it on air. You'll also be eligible to win several fun prizes.

Remember send your story of the song or performance that caused you to fall head over heels in love with jazz by email at jazz@capradio.org before February 14.
 
Looking Back to Bookspan’s “101 Masterpieces of Music and Their Composers.” Classical Music’s Little Giant: Franz Schubert
Review by Kent Teeters, Classical Content Coordinator and Host
Emanuel Ax
The February 2015 edition of Looking Back to Bookspan’s “101 Masterpieces of Music and Their Composers” features a composer whose short stature and portly girth earned him the affectionate nickname of “Schwämmerl" (Little Mushroom) – Franz Schubert.

Even though his lifespan was brief, only 31 years, Schubert ranks as one of the most prolific composers of classical music. He created over 600 vocal works, mostly songs, completed seven symphonies, wrote sacred music and opera, and composed a large amount of very fine chamber music. In the space of a single year, 1815, Schubert’s incredibly fertile mind created two symphonies, two Masses, an opera, four sonatas, several choral works and over 140 songs, eight of those songs in a single October day! What did you accomplish when you were 18?

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Each month Kent Teeters reviews masterpieces highlighted in Martin Bookspan's book, 101 Masterpieces of Music and Their Composers, and provides his own recommendation for a modern recording. Review this article and more.
 
Hidden Hunger: “An Absolute Game Changer”
By Joe Barr, Director of News and Information
The View From Here: Hidden Hunger
Great journalism can make a difference. The reality for journalists is that we often don’t know what kind of impact our stories have, if any. That’s why I’m excited about reaction to our latest documentary, The View From Here: Hidden Hunger, which focused on people coping with food insecurity. Our reporters spent several months in two South Sacramento neighborhoods: Meadowview and The Avenues where there’s a distinct lack of healthy, affordable food. They’re food deserts. For many people just getting any kind of food on the table is a stretch. All of this takes place amid one of the richest agricultural regions in the country. Hidden Hunger premiered on December 5th and the community response has been substantial.

“It’s been an absolute game-changer for Meadowview. Doctors, dentists, churches, even a state senator has called to offer help because they heard us on the radio,” says Amaya Weiss, a learning support specialist at John Still School who’s helping to feed the hungry in the neighborhood. “It’s interesting to me because I’ve been in this for eight years, 210 days, and no one paid attention before. People don’t know what to do, you’re stories are helping mobilize people to get involved.”

Individuals and organizations are responding in various ways after hearing the show. The Sacramento Chinese Community Service Center reached out to John Still School to sponsor a "rethink your drink" campaign for the remainder of the school year. Fresh fruits and vegetables were purchased by a donation from a stranger who heard Hidden Hunger. Apria Healthcare delivered over 100 boxes of holiday themed toiletry kits and two truckloads of food and clothes to the school. And the Harvest Sacramento collaborative donated about 1000 pounds of fresh fruit to John Still.

Looking to the future, Eileen Thomas, Executive Director of River City Food Bank, says the Hidden Hunger documentary and the community engagement events have “energized” anti-hunger advocates in the region. “For the last 14 years, the numerous and diverse anti-hunger organizations have not convened or worked together toward a cohesive message, cause or project,” says Thomas. “Hidden Hunger created a unifying hub, bringing a wide variety of stakeholder groups together to collaborate for the common good.”

We’re proud of the impact that Hidden Hunger is having. And it’s just one example of the powerful storytelling and community connection at the heart of The View From Here. You can experience all the episodes in the series here.
 
Steve Milne: Made at Sac State
Steve Milne at Sacramento State
Morning Edition host Steve Milne got his degree from Sacramento State. Check out his story and learn how he was "Made at Sac State."
 
Capital Public Radio Member Discounts
Capital Public Radio Members Get ½ Price Tickets at Crocker Classical Concerts, February 8
 
Capital Public Radio Sponsored Events
Essay Contest from The Sacramento Chapter of the Physicians for Social Responsibility, deadline March 11
 
In This Issue
Capital Public Radio Launches a Food and Sustainability Beat

NPR’s Newest Series of Science Specials, Invisibilia

CapRadio News Evening Schedule Change Has Arrived

CapRadio Reads

Second Saturday Artist Reception

Capital Public Radio Endowment Visa® Platinum Credit Card

Falling in Love Supreme

Looking Back to Bookspan's 101 Masterpieces of Music and Their Composers


Hidden Hunger: “An Absolute Game Changer”

Steve Milne: Made at Sac State Campaign

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