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The View From Here: Who Cares To Air May 9th

View From Here - Who CaresFour in ten American adults are family caregivers. They provide for the needs of aging parents, ailing spouses and children with severe disabilities. It's a labor of love that takes a tremendous toll on the caregivers’ physical and mental health as well as financial stability. But who cares for the caregivers? And how do they care for themselves?

In our multimedia documentary airing on News stations May 9th, three California caregivers share their stories about the challenges they face, the stress they endure, and the blessings and power of family. 

Your membership dollars help us create award-winning documentaries like those in our View From Here series. Thank you!

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Capital Public Radio is Lacing Up for the CapRadio Challenge

SportsmanYou've probably heard the announcements, how Capital Public Radio is preparing for a sprint!

Indeed, this Friday, April 4th, from 7:00 to 9:00 a.m., we will be kicking off our Spring Fund Drive with a 2-hour matching donation event. And we may raise as much as $100,000.

Providing matching funds can be a strong motivation for public radio listeners. "We've asked a number of our current donors to make a gift in advance of the drive, to create a challenge fund," says Arla Gibson, Director of Development. "And many donors responded, encouraged that their own support could inspire other listeners in the community to give." 

Tune in this Friday morning from 7:00 to 9:00 to join the challenge and cheer for Capital Public Radio.


Capital Public Radio's 2nd Saturday Artist Reception

Noelia Campbell Capital Public Radio is pleased to announce that our 2nd Saturday Artist Reception this quarter will present the work of Sacramento painter Noelia Campbell.

A full-time artist and art instructor, Campbell is originally from Spain and enjoys playing with paint, experimenting with techniques and styles, and chooses subjects that inspire her. "To me, each painting is a new experience, a new expression and a new way to see myself. I love to create."

Join us at the Station to view Campbell's recent, vibrant works. We look forward to seeing you at the event!
Dignity Health
The reception is free and open to the
public. This April's 2nd Saturday Artist TooGood EstateReception is sponsored by Dignity
Health, TooGood Estate, Mellowood
Vineyard, and Gwinllan Estate.

Event Date and Time:
Saturday, April 12, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Refreshments will be served
Mellowood Vineyard

Capital Public Radio
Gwinllan Estate7055 Folsom Boulevard
Sacramento, CA 95826 (Directions)

Capital Public Radio Members Get A Discount at the Crocker Art Museum Classical Concert

Joanna Marie FrankelJoin Capital Public Radio at the Crocker Art Museum Classical Concert featuring Joanna Marie Frankel on the violin.

Frankel will explore bold expression and innovative technique through Paganini's Caprices for Solo Violin, Opus 1. The concert will be preceded by a guided tour of the Sam Francis exhibit, Five Decades of Abstract Expressionism.

The Capital Public Radio member price is $10 (regular price is $12). Tickets are available at the door (bring your Member ID to get your discount), or you can purchase tickets ahead by calling the Crocker Art Museum at (916) 808-1182. Space is limited.

Concert Date and Time:
Sunday, April 13, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
(Prelude Tour begins at 1:30 PM)

Crocker Art Museum
216 O Street, Sacramento, CA 95814 (directions)

Discount Tickets Available for Scottish Games

Scottish GamesThe Caledonian Club of Sacramento presents the 138th Anniversary Sacramento Valley Scottish Games & Festival.

Experience traditions of the Scottish Highlands. Two days of Celtic music and dance, heavy athletics, history, genealogy, Clans and cuisine. Highland Cattle, Clydesdale horses and other animals typical of the Scottish Highlands round out the variety of family fun.

Advance discounted tickets purchased online are available. (Deadline for online discount is 9pm April 16th).

Date and Time:
Saturday and Sunday, April 26 - 27, Gates open at 9:00 AM

Yolo County Fairgrounds
1250 E Gum Avenue, Woodland CA 95776(directions)

Will You Be In The Symphony of 1,000?

violinistMusicians of all levels will be participating in the largest assembled orchestra in the history of Sacramento.

This one of a kind cultural event will bring musicians together for an inspiring and enriching musical experience and will encourage more musical and artistic collaboration in the community.

The Symphony of 1,000 was conceived by Maestro Michael Neumann of the Sacramento Youth Symphony, and the selected music will be well known pieces, both classical and popular, and familiar to musicians of all ages.

Capital Public Radio is sponsoring this one-day event and Beth Ruyak, host of Insight, will be emceeing. The day will include a rehearsal and concert for 1,000 area musicians of any level. Interested in participating? Online musician registration begins May 5th.

The concert will be held Sunday, October 12th. Check in and rehearsal for musicians is 12 PM. Public performance will be at 4 PM at the Memorial Auditorium. Tickets will go on sale for the public performance at a later date.

CapRadio Reads Next Pick: Mother Daughter Me

Mother Daughter METhe April book club selection is Mother Daughter Me by Katie Hafner.

This memoir is the story of three women, Katie, her daughter, and her mother. Her relationship with her mother has never been easy, and in fact her childood was remarkable in it's trauma. The book starts with Katie as a widow and living with her teenage daughter in San Francisco. She has invited her 77 year old mother to move into her home in hopes that it will be a year of coming together and exploration. As you might imagine, it did not all go as expected.

Join us for the discussion, enjoy dessert and wine. There are very few spots left, so join our book club and reserve your space today by registering here.

Event Date and Time:
Tuesday, April 15, 2014, 6:30 PM

Capital Public Radio
7055 Folsom Blvd, Sacramento, CA (directions)

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

C.G. Di Arie Winery and VineyardAvid ReaderCapRadio Reads is sponsored by Avid Reader at Tower and C.G. di Arie Vineyard and Winery.

April's Selection from Martin Bookspan's 101 Masterpieces of Music and Their Composers

Michael Tilson ThomasPolish Poetry and American Athleticism – the music of Chopin and Copland.

This month we shine the spotlight on two composers with a gift for creating appealing melodies, Frederic Chopin and Aaron Copland.

Chopin deserves credit for taking the waltz from the ball room to the drawing room. But before we talk about his solo works for piano, one of his large-scale works deserves our attention.

There is some potential confusion in the number order of Chopin’s two concertos for piano and orchestra. Both were composed within the space of a year, his F Minor concerto written first followed by the concerto in E Minor. But as the F Minor concerto was the second to be published it was designated as Chopin’s Concerto Number Two. The Piano Concerto Number Two is especially notable for the beauty of the middle movement, a slow Larghetto that is tender and poetic. Chopin confessed that while he composed this movement his mind was occupied with a beautiful young singer who studied music at the Warsaw Conservatory. The longing, wistful nature of the music was undoubtedly inspired by the fact that he never had the courage to tell her of his love and adoration!


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 at

Mike Longo: Step On It

Mike LongoIn a distinguished career spanning many decades, pianist Mike Longo has established himself as an invaluable sideman, most notably with Dizzy Gillespie (’66 –’73). He’s also led a 17-piece big band, developed his own record label (Consolidated Artists Productions), and issued several CDS in a trio format.

Mike’s new CD, Step On It, reunites him with bassist Bob Cranshaw and drummer Lewis Nash. These veteran musicians seem to fit Longo’s personal, contemplative approach to standards like a glove. Longo, who studied with Oscar Peterson and readily acknowledges Bud Powell as an influence, reshapes standards such as John Coltrane’s “Impressions,” Herbie Hancock’s “Cantaloupe Island,” and Wayne Shorter’s “Ana Maria,” in a highly original manner.

Check out Mike Longo’s innovative new CD, now in heavy rotation on Excellence In Jazz (weeknights & Sundays, 7 – 11 p.m.) and at







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