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Notes 2016 December
San Francisco Symphony Begins 13-Week Season On CapRadio
With the change of seasons comes a change of symphonies at CapRadio. Starting this month, the San Francisco Symphony replaces the New York Philharmonic for our regular Sunday afternoon symphony broadcasts.

Michael Tilson Thomas, currently the longest-tenured music director at any major American orchestra, leads the SF Symphony through a wide-ranging season of works by Mozart, Sibelius, Fauré, Stravinsky, Copland, Mahler and Berlioz. Soloists include pianists Daniil Trifanov, András Schiff, and Yefim Bronfman; violinists Leonidas Kavakos and Alexander Barantschik; and a host of great singers, including Susan Graham, Kelley O’Connor and Thomas Hampson.

Listen Sundays 4-6 p.m. on CapRadio Music (88.9 Sacramento / 91.7 Groveland / 88.7 Sutter).

Community Impact Report
2016 was a fantastic year at Capital Public Radio, largely due to your support. Take a look back at our Community Impact Report as we highlight a few of our initiatives, including the launch of our partnership with PolitiFact California, a View From Here documentary on Immigration in California and more musical partnerships than ever.

Year At Encina Storytelling Project And Open House
1,100 students. 21 languages. 56 teachers. Encina Preparatory (6-12) High School serves families who come from around the world and across the street. For the 2016-2017 school year, The View From Here is documenting culture, resilience, challenges and change in this suburban Sacramento school through radio features, photos essays and video portraits.

The View From Here documentaries are never complete without community engagement. Over the past five weeks, Senior Community Engagement Strategist jesikah maria ross and Interns Vanessa Nelson and Marianna Sousa collaborated with a Youth Media Team to create social media stories about their hopes and struggles. Fifteen youth created over 200 Instagram posts documenting their lives and shared them with families and teachers at the school’s annual Open House. At the event, TVFH team set up a mobile portrait studio for family photos and a Story Station where parents, teachers, alumni, boosters and students shared their views and experiences.

This is just one way CapRadio is
• Increasing skills and confidence among youth to tell their stories.
• Building public understanding of the challenges facing low income communities.
• Addressing misconceptions and stereotypes about the Encina school community.
• Generating greater representation of vulnerable youth and families in public media.

Follow #YearAtEncina on Instagram to see student work as well as upcoming staff storytelling.

Chick Corea, Jack DeJohnette Headline 2017-18 Mondavi Center Jazz, Co-sponsored By CapRadio
The Robert and Margrit Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts has announced its upcoming season for 2017-18 and CapRadio is pleased to once again co-sponsor the Mondavi’s jazz series. One of the highlights will be a return visit by the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with special guest Chick Corea. “Combining Corea’s complex compositions with the awesome musicianship of the JLCO will surely make for musical fireworks of the highest order,” comments CapRadio’s jazz music director Gary Vercelli.

Other notables on the series include pianist Bill Charlap, vocalist Cécile McLorin Salvant, Latin Jazz master Eddie Palimieri and drumming legend Jack DeJohnette, who has played with numerous jazz greats including Miles Davis. “DeJohnette now leads an all-star quartet with music that is both tied to the jazz tradition, yet modern in every way,” says Vercelli.

Keep up with live music events happening all around our region by joining the CapRadio Music Facebook group.

Chris Nichols - Journalism Panel At Sac State
Capital Public Radio's Poltifact California reporter Chris Nichols will will join a panel discussion today, April 11, about fact-checking and the current climate of journalism. The event is hosted by the Society of Professional Journalists at Sac State and The State Hornet, and moderated by A.G. Block, the previous editor at the California Journal magazine and co-founder of the UC Center Journalism Program. Other panelists include Melanie Mason who covers state government and politics for the Los Angeles Times in Sacramento, and Christopher Cadelago, a political reporter for The Sacramento Bee.

Today's event is free and open to the public, 6:00 -7:30 PM at Sacramento State. Click here for more information.

We Did It Together!
Our 2017 Spring Fund Drive was a success, thanks to the 3,238 people who donated online or over the phone. These generous listeners ensured the Station's operating income for the coming months.

Were we nervous? Maybe just a bit near the end. But more than $400,000 was raised. "We're so grateful for listener involvement in the Station," said Jennifer Halm, Director of Member Services. "Our reporters, editors, fact checkers and hosts...they are giving their all year around. During the member drive we hear how much that matters to listeners, and we appreciate that they are willing to support our efforts."

Thank you for supporting CapRadio...whether you gave last week, each month, or earlier this year. Your contribution has an impact on all that we do.

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

Donate Your Vehicle - Save the Planet
Looking for a way to support environmental and climate literacy this Earth Day, April 22? Then show your support through a vehicle donation! Reduce your carbon emissions and do your part in keeping our planet green. Give today, click here or call 877-227-7277.

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.

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!

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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.

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
Sacramento State Sustainability Presents: A Sustainable Future - April 20

In This Issue

San Francisco Symphony Begins 13-Week Season On CapRadio

Year At Encina Storytelling Project and Open House

2017-18 Mondavi Center Jazz, Co-sponsored By CapRadio

Chris Nichols - Journalism Panel At Sac State

CapRadio Reads

Donate Your Vehicle - Save the Planet

CapRadio Travels 2017: Southern Italy, Laguna Beach, Australia

Member Discounts

Capital Public Radio Sponsored Events

Go Evergreen

Evergreen Donors Provide Sustaining Support

Did you know that nearly half of our operating budget comes from you and from other individuals like you?

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.

Click here to learn more about going Evergreen.

Leadership Circle

Join Leadership Circle

Leadership Circle donors are committed to our mission of enhancing lives, expanding perspectives, and strengthen-ing the communities we serve. Their inspired generosity enhances the Station's ability to provide quality news, music, and original programs.

When you contribute $100 a month (or $1,200 over the year), you become part of CapRadio's most generous donor group.

Exclusive Privileges of the Leadership Circle include behind-the-scenes station tours and invitations to exclusive events.

Want to know more about being a Leadership Circle donor? Contact our Director of Development Arla Gibson for more information.

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If you are thinking about saying goodbye to a car, boat or other vehicle, consider donating it to Capital Public Radio right now.

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We will notify winners for Spring 2017 in mid-May.

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