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Notes May 2016
Capital Public Radio Hosts Debates
Bob Moffitt
With the goal of informing the public about candidates and issues this election, Capital Public Radio sponsored two major debates this week ahead of the June 7 California primary and launched a groundbreaking digital voter guide.

On Monday, May 9 the three candidates for Sacramento Mayor faced off at the University Union Ballroom on the campus of Sacramento State. The debate was sponsored by Capital Public Radio, ABC 10, The Sacramento Bee, Sac State and Associated Students. Our Regional Reporter Bob Moffitt was one of the panelists quizzing the candidates.

Linnea Edmeier
Then, on Tuesday, CapRadio cosponsored the final televised match-up before primary day of California’s five U.S. Senate candidates. The winner will replace Democrat Barbara Boxer who’s retiring. The debate was sponsored by the California Counts election collaborative made up of CapRadio, KQED in San Francisco, KPCC in Los Angeles and KPBS in San Diego. It was held at the studios of KPBS and our Managing Editor Linnea Edmeier was one of the panelists. In addition to radio and digital coverage, Capital Public Radio’s PolitiFact California reporter Chris Nichols fact checked the debate.

Also this week the CapRadio Voter Guide was launched. This personalized ballot website is one-stop-shopping for voters who want information on candidates and measures for their precinct. The Guide was developed as part of the California Counts collaborative. The CapRadio Voter Guide can be found here.

“The debates and the Voter Guide are just part of the broadcast and digital coverage we’re creating to give voters reliable, unbiased information during this election,” says Joe Barr, Capital Public Radio’s Chief Content Officer. “The more information voters have, the better democracy works.”
Roadside Distractions
Roadside Distractions
Motorists traveling on US 50 East in Sacramento may be familiar with this perfectly normal-looking mileage sign — on first glance, it’s like every other mileage sign along California highways listing the cities you’ll be passing with the number of miles to go.

But on second glance, this sign gives pause — Placerville is about an hour away, and South Lake Tahoe double that, depending on traffic. But why does far-off Ocean City, Maryland merit a mention?

The simple fact is that US 50 paves 3,000-plus miles from Ocean City, Maryland to Sacramento, California, but there’s more to the story.

In the 1980s, John R. Cropper, Jr. worked as the head of statewide highway maintenance for Caltrans. Cropper, now 92, was the man who instigated the sign listing Ocean City, MD as 3073 miles down the road.

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How Can Journalists Learn What Young Latino Voters Think About The 2016 Election?
100 Young Voters
From the Nevada caucuses to the California primaries, there's been a focus on the high percentage of voters with a Latino heritage. And within that demographic, there's been considerable attention to the high number of first-time and young voters who may have a big influence on the 2016 elections, if they turn out to vote.

CapRadio's Innovation Lab is designed to reach out to these young voters and find out what candidates and issues will get their attention. In February, we put out a call to student journalists from Sac State, Fresno State and the Reynolds School of Journalism at the University of Nevada, Reno to apply to become a Digital Journalist with the #100YoungVoters project. A panel of journalism faculty and CapRadio staff chose 30 young journalists to join our experimental storytelling project in March. Their goal: to find 100 Latino Millennial voters and learn what is on their minds.

So if you've been wondering what inspires young Latinos to vote, we've got answers! This project will occur throughout the summer, and possibly through November. CapRadio's Instagram feed is now featuring a selection of stories from the project. Follow @CapRadio to see these stories (and so much more). Our entire collection of stories and posts is available by searching the hashtag #100YoungVoters from your Instagram account.

CapRadio Intern Cintia Lopez works with CapRadio Producer Joanne Serrieh to create images from the stories. Thanks to Molly Dugan of Sac State, Faith Sidlow of Fresno State, Vanessa Vancour from UNR, and Robin Epley with Millennials in Media, Sacramento for advice and facilitation on this collaborative experiment in social media storytelling.
Excellence In Jazz On Campus
Hannah Oldfield
Hannah Oldfield, a senior at Rio Americano High School, will attend the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston this fall. Her talents as a saxophonist and vocalist have been nurtured by Rio’s award-winning music program under the direction of Josh Murray. Oldfield has performed with Rio’s AM Jazz Band in New York City, Monterey and Italy. This summer they travel to Japan. Oldfield cites Ella Fitzgerald, Paul Desmond and Charles Mingus among her influences and plans to pursue a career in music. “I spend most of my time practicing, composing, and rehearsing with the various bands I’m in, so there’s not much time for activities outside of music,” she says.

Oldfield did manage to spare an hour to spend with Gary Vercelli for our new series, Excellence in Jazz on Campus. Along with selecting all of the music, she spoke with Gary about her passion for jazz and the role it plays in her life. Listen for the debut of Excellence in Jazz on Campus on Wednesday, May 18th at 8 pm on the Music Station (88.9 / 91.7 / 88.7)
Classical: In Case You Missed It
Hannah Oldfield
Father Time: Babyland Suite
Last month, two Sacramento sisters born in the 1930s went to a concert they'd waited nearly all of their lives to attend. The music was written by David Lincoln Burnam more than 80 years ago when he was leading the Sacramento Symphony. Burnam wrote "Babyland Suite" for his daughter Peggy Lewis. But she and her sister Pat Galyean were very young when the suite was premiered, so they have no memory of hearing it. They finally got the chance when the Central Valley Youth Symphony performed it in April.

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Honoring Hughes and Singing Sacramento
The city of Sacramento will have a starring role in the Sacramento Master Singers upcoming concerts on May 21-22. The choral group directed by Dr. Ralph Hughes will showcase the work of one of Hughes’ artistic heroes, Ken Medema. He has composed a triptych based on the poems of three Sacramentans - Elli Johnston, James DenBoer and Sally Worthing - titled Where the Rivers Meet. The subject of each poem is something characteristic of Sacramento, and the piece was commissioned to honor Hughes' 30th year at the helm of the Sacramento Master Singers.

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A Visit with Italian Tenor Pasquale Esposito
Italian tenor Pasquale Esposito will perform with the Folsom Lake Symphony and share new video not seen in his popular PBS Special, “Pasquale Esposito Celebrates Enrico Caruso” at Sacramento’s Crest Theater on Saturday, May 14. Before a recent rehearsal, Esposito visited with Insight host Beth Ruyak and shared some of his favorite music.

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We Want Your Opinion!
CapRadio survey
In an effort to provide the music and news you want and in the way that you want it delivered, we asking for you to take this annual survey about the technologies you use.

The survey may take as long as 15-20 minutes to complete, but you can stop, save your work, and resume at any time.

Because of the many changes in technology, we are covering a lot of ground. We hope you have the time to help us learn more about technology changes in your life.
We Did it Together!
Thank You
Friday saw the completion of the Spring Fund Drive. 4,016 people donated online or over the phone to insure operating income for the coming months.

Did we get nervous? Maybe just a bit near the end. But more than $500,000 was raised and our goal was met. "I truly enjoy interacting with donors during our fund drive," said Jennifer Halm, Member Services Director. "Whether a person is making their first gift, or increasing their existing monthly Evergreen donation, the spirit of generosity encourages everyone."

Thank you to everyone who contributed last week, or anytime over the last year. You are truly making public radio possible.
Linda Nunes Second Saturday Artist Reception
Linda Nunes Second Saturday reception
Capital Public Radio will feature Linda Nunes' work as part of our Second Saturday Artist Reception this month.

Nunes' work, which incorporates collage, photography, paint and other media, are encapsulated under a unique medium, encaustic -- an ancient mixture of tree resin and bees wax that dates back to the first century B.C.

Join us for a free Second Saturday Artist Reception on May 14, with live music and complimentary hors d’oeuvres, and wine by Shadow Ranch Vineyard. Performing live is the Beth Duncan Trio, a local Sacramento jazz group, whose music incorporates samba beats, imaginative jazz arrangements, sultry vocals and stunning originals. Catch this performance before they play at this year’s Sacramento Music Festival. Tours of Capital Public Radio are also available throughout the event.

Date: Saturday, May 14, 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.
Sacramento Music Festival
Sacramento Music Festival
The 2016 Sacramento Music Festival is back by popular demand for its 43rd annual presentation.

Join us for a one-of-a-kind music experience in the festive streets of Old Sacramento on Memorial Day weekend! The Sacramento Music Festival is a safe, four-day, all-day party featuring live music, 100 unique performances, street dancing, animated parades, instruments booming, and great food and drink in an energetic atmosphere.

Don’t miss Mick Martin and the Blues Rockers! As a member, receive 15% off tickets using promo code CAPRADIO.
Capital Public Radio Sponsored Events
California Lawyers for the Arts License Awards, emceed by Donna Apidone, May 17
Tour de Cure 2016, May 21
Auburn’s One Book, One Community: An Evening with Julie Otsuka, emceed by Beth Ruyak, May 18

Thank You



In This Issue


Capital Public Radio Hosts Debates

Roadside Distractions

How Can Journalists Learn What Young Latino Voters Think About The 2016 Election?

Excellence In Jazz On Campus

Classical: In Case You
Missed It

Thank You

Second Saturday Artist Reception

Sacramento Music Festival


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