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Notes June 2016
Sunday Symphony Slot Shifts To L.A. Philharmonic in July
Semyon Bychkov

Following an exciting series of concerts from the San Francisco Symphony, we’re pleased to present the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s new broadcast season, Sundays from 4 to 6 PM starting this month.

Upcoming highlights include An Alpine Symphony by Richard Strauss on July 17th. The 50-minute epic interpretation of a climb up an Alpine peak requires a 150 musicians and includes thunder and wind machines. Check out this story from NPR’s Tom Huizenga.

Among the contemporary works on tap is Become Ocean by John Luther Adams, featured on July 24th. Adams is a composer living in Alaska, whose "life and work are deeply rooted in the natural world." This piece is a palindromic orchestral meditation on the melting of the ice caps and won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Music and 2015 Grammy for Best Contemporary Composition. Keep up with the weekly offerings from the Los Angeles Philharmonic at our website


CapRadio Wins National Awards
Award Winners

Capital Public Radio News brought home two national awards from the PRNDI (Public Radio News Directors Inc.) conference in St. Louis this weekend. Catherine Stifter and the team from The View From Here won First Place in the Short Documentary category for Undocumented Student "Feels Like an American Girl." This is from our year-long coverage of Undocumented Immigration in California. Bob Moffitt and Marnette Federis took home a Second Place Award in the Enterprise/Investigative reporting category for their multimedia series on the Use of Force by Sacramento area law enforcement.

Also at the PRNDI conference, Senior Editor for Innovation Catherine Stifter gave a presentation to a group of News Directors from stations around the country on CapRadio's groundbreaking Community Engagement initiative. Capitol Bureau Chief Ben Adler was also on a panel looking at successful collaborative coverage in the public radio system, such as the political reporting partnership CapRadio and Adler are a part of with NPR.


The View From Here: Out Of The Shadows And Into Marriage
Juan Guillen-Morales and Chris Guillen

The final episode of Capital Public Radio's three-part documentary series exploring undocumented immigration in California aired in June. Long-time Contributing Reporter Julia Mitric tells the tale of two young men who grew up Mexican, Catholic and gay in California.

Their story sheds light on how culture, identity and immigration status are intertwined in complex and unexpected ways. “Our goal for this intimate, in-depth journalism is to put a human face on an issue that’s dividing the country,” said Chief Content Officer Joe Barr. “Our team has spent months getting to know Chris and Juan for this documentary segment which is part of our year-long initiative examining undocumented immigration in California.”

The View From Here

Juan Morales was brought to the U.S. from Durango, Mexico when he was 10 years old. Decades later, he met Chris Guillen, a third-generation Mexican American. Juan kept a secret as they started dating. Eventually his undocumented status was revealed. As soon as same-sex marriage became an option in California, the couple tied the knot legally. Chris and Juan's marriage was the last step in Juan's 24-year journey out of the shadows. Pamela Wu interviewed Juan and Chris' immigrant attorney Mary Waltermire on Insight. They talked about the complexities of adjusting immigration status and how same-sex marriage now plays a role.

You can find the audio documentary and Insight interview plus photos and a full-length shareable web story here.


"One For Marian" – Celebrating Marian McPartland
Review By Gary G. Vercelli, Jazz Music Director
Roberta Piket and Marian McPartland

Pianist and New York native Roberta Piket comes from a musical family. Her father was the Austrian composer Frederick Piket and her mother familiarized Roberta with the Great American Songbook at an early age.

Piket has recorded several albums in both solo and trio settings. Her latest CD features interpretations of compositions by jazz great, and beloved radio host, Marian McPartland. Piket appeared on McPartland’s long running NPR program Piano Jazz more than once. As a result, the two formed a friendship and McPartland offered Piket advice over many years. “I always felt her support,” says Piket, adding “I would keep her abreast of my gigs and she would always send me notes after I sent her a CD.”

On "One For Marian", Piket works mostly in a sextet format. This expansive instrumentation seems to shed new light on many of McPartland’s compositions. Veteran producer Todd Barkan helped assemble a band for the recording that included the magnificent Steve Wilson on alto sax and flute. Special guest vocalist Karrin Allyson makes a cameo appearance on McPartland’s “Twilight World.”

Marian always felt regretful that her tunes weren’t played more,” Piket says. “She felt a little unrecognized in that regard. It’s kind of mysterious why some tunes don’t become standards. She wrote so many great tunes.”

Listen for Roberta Piket’s "One For Marian", featured throughout July on Excellence In Jazz, Monday-Friday 7-11 PM and Sundays 6-11 PM on CapRadio Music 88.9/91.7/88.7.


Sweet Music
Cale Wiggins

In case you haven’t listened lately, CapRadio Classical is sounding better than ever. We feature plenty of masterworks by Bach, Beethoven, Mozart and more, pleasingly presented by our knowledgeable hosts. But listen a little closer and you’ll also hear attractive new recordings by names you might not know, stunning vocal performances, infectious folk songs and captivating movie scores. There are so many great recordings out there, spanning so many musical styles.

Thankfully, we have Classical Content Coordinator Cale Wiggins to put it all together, crafting a sound that is distinctly CapRadio. Recent additions include a piece by Joe Hisaishi titled Rain performed by Angele Dubeau and La Pieta, a piece by Steve Reich titled Electric Counterpoint: III., performed by harpist Valerie Milot, and the President’s Own U.S. Marine Band with works by William Schuman and John Williams as well as an art song by Charles Ives. Old favorites, new discoveries, great listening! Tune in daily to CapRadio 88.9/91.7/88.7.

New Show Joins Saturday Lineup on CapRadio News
Dinner Party Download

There’s a new sound to Saturday night on CapRadio News (90.0 Sacramento, 91.3 Stockton Modesto, 90.5 Tahoe-Reno) with the addition of The Dinner Party Download from 7:00pm to 8:00pm! If you didn’t have a chance to hear the premier on CapRadio this past Saturday, you can find it here, along with an archive of past shows and lots of other fun and interesting items.

CapRadio Reads In Conversation With "Kitchens Of The Great Midwest" By J. Ryan Stradal
Kitchens of the Great Midwest

Readers in July will have a special treat. J.Ryan Stradal, author of "Kitchens Of The Great Midwest" will join Donna Apidone In Conversation. Showing us the ways in which food provides comfort and community, this American Booksellers Association indie's Choice Debut Novel Prize Winner is a story for foodies and wordies alike.

Please join us. Tuesday, July 12th at 6:00 PM in our Community Room.

Date:Tuesday, July 12, 2016
Time: 6:00 PM
Location: Capital Public Radio 7055 Folsom Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95826 (Directions)

As you know by now, our events 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

CapRadio Members Get 2-for-1 Tickets At CapRadio Nights At The Sacramento Shakespeare Festival
Garrison Keillor Farewell Party

Join arts contributor Jeff Hudson on July 14th and Morning Edition host Donna Apidone on July 28th as we celebrate CapRadio Member nights at the Sacramento Shakespeare Festival.

Present your membership card on these nights to receive 2-for-1 pricing on tickets at the door or receive the discount when you purchase tickets online by inputting the promotional code: cpr10
(Note – the cpr must be lower case).

Thursday, July 14th enjoy A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Thursday, July 28th watch Love’s Labour’s Lost.

Both performances begin at 8:00 PM at the William A. Carroll Amphithteatre in William Land Park. Directions.


Join CapRadio Travels To The Emerald Isle This October
And Cuba In December!
October 22 – November 2, 2016

Journey with CapRadio to Ireland, where Irish history, literature, music and beauty meet.

"Before people were making Bucket Lists, I was dreaming of Ireland," says Lisa Cooper, the CapRadio host for this trip. "Won’t you join me as we head to the Emerald Isle? I can’t wait to meet the locals and experience the music, the Cliffs of Moher, the Killarney Valley, the Dingle Peninsula and all the history that goes along with them."

The deadline to travel to Ireland with CapRadio Travels and Earthbound Expeditions is coming up soon, so sign up today!

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December 10 – 17, 2016

Experience Jazz in Cuba! The Havana Jazz Fest with CapRadio.

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Capital Public Radio Member Discounts
$10 Tickets for Capital Public Radio Members at Crocker Art Museum Classical Concerts, July 10

$12 Tickets for Capital Public Radio Members at Crocker Art Museum Jazz Concerts, July 21


Capital Public Radio Events
 Strauss Festival of Elk Grove, July 28-31

In This Issue

Sunday Symphony Slot Shifts to L.A. Philharmonic in July

CapRadio Wins National Awards

"One For Marian" - Celebrating Marian McPartland

Sweet Music

The View From Here: Out Of The Shadows And Into Marriage

CapRadio Reads

CapRadio Members Get 2-for-1 Tickets at CapRadio Nights At The Sacramento Shakespeare Festival

Join CapRadio Travels to the Emerald Isle and Cuba

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