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Notes 2016 November
All Things Election
Thank You Gift Survey
Election 2016 is drawing to a close and Capital Public Radio and NPR have it covered all the way to the finish and beyond. Tune in Election Eve starting at 5:00 PM as Beth Ruyak, Pamela Wu, Ben Bradford, Devin Yamanaka and the rest of the CapRadio and NPR News teams bring you the latest information and results from around our region and across the country. Make sure to have on your mobile device throughout the night for up to date information on California and Nevada results wherever you are. Then, tune in the morning after for a complete wrap-up with Steve Milne, Ben Adler and Donna Apidone.

And if you’re still trying to make sense of the candidates, issues and ballot measures here are two helpful resources: CapRadio’s Customizable Voter Guide and the PolitiFact California Ballot Initiative Fact Check.

Seeking Your Classical Music Moments
Calling all classical music lovers! We’re looking for stories from CapRadio listeners about their favorite classical music moments. It could be a story about how you first discovered your own passion for this timeless music. Or it might be a memory about a favorite concert you attended, or an incredible soloist you saw. Your story could be about a piece of music that, every time you hear it, reminds you of someone special in your life. Maybe you have a story about leading someone else to their own discovery of this great music. If you have more than one favorite moment to share… great! Just tell us about it in 100 words or less. We’re collecting stories throughout the month of November and will publish them on in December. If your story really grabs us, we’ll invite you to come in and record it so we can share it on the air for other CapRadio listeners to enjoy. Email your story to

Remember, 100 words or less, and be sure to include “My Classical Moment” in the subject field. Thanks for sharing your passion for classical music.

Sergio Mendes: Still Vibrant at 75!
By Gary G. Vercelli, Jazz Music Director
Sergio Mendes Magic
Sergio Mendes is arguably the most influential Brazilian musician of our time. Mendes brought the distinctive rhythms of Rio to our shores in the 1960’s and blended them with American pop to produce massive hits including The Look of Love, Fool On the Hill and Scarborough Fair. Mendes’ signature mix of bossa nova and samba combined with pop sensibilities and the distinctive vocal harmonies of his band Brazil ‘66, to create melodies alluring to audiences throughout the world. His recording of Mas Que Nada marked the first time a song sung entirely in Portuguese hit Billboard’s pop chart.

Never one to rest on his laurels, Mendes continues to record and tour. He has found his fountain of youth by surrounding himself with young talent, including guest vocalists John Legend, Ana Carolina, Milton Nascimento, and his wife Gracinha Leporace. On his latest album Magic, Mendes explores Sou Eu (It’s Me), a lively song written by the late legendary Brazilian pianist Moacir Santos. Guest vocalist Seu Jorge shows why he is considered one of the most in-demand talents in contemporary Brazilian music. His deep, resonant voice is alive with passion and charismatic flair.

Although Mendes has recorded more than thirty-five albums and has taken home three Grammy Awards, he continues to search for new dimensions in music, even incorporating hip-hop sensibilities in some of his material.

Sergio Mendes generally plays large arenas, such as the Hollywood Bowl, but he’ll make a rare smaller venue appearance at Yoshi’s in Oakland on November 4th and 5th.

CapRadio Garden: Winter Is Coming
Winter Garden Planting 2016
Over 50 volunteers from Leo A. Palmiter Jr./Sr. High School, Sac State and the CapRadio Garden Council continued to transform our garden beds from summer to winter last month. Summer plants were harvested and removed, compost from Sac State churned into the soil and more than 400 plants planted, in addition to various seeds and cover crops. These winter plantings include root vegetables, leafy greens, legumes, herbs and beneficial flowers for our bees. We will watch our garden grow over the next month, waiting for the plants to start to produce. More than 2,643 pounds of produce were donated to the community this summer season.

Interested in volunteering at the CapRadio Garden? Send us an email.

Thanks To Mentors And Staff Who Made Next Gen CapRadio A Big Success
Next Gen 2016
We had a busy and successful week of training the next generation of public radio reporters at the second annual Next Generation Radio training. Thanks to all the mentors and staff pictured here (L to R): Cameo Hill (KJZZ), Erika Aguilar (Independent), Michelle Faust (Ideastream), Carolina Hidalgo (St. Louis Public Radio), Erika Beras (WESA), Marnette Federis (CapRadio), Traci Tong (The World), Drew Jostad (Denver), Cheryl Devall (Reveal), Catherine Stifter (CapRadio) and Doug Mitchell (NPR). You can see and hear all our stories at

Did You Win?
Next Gen 2016
Our Fall Fund Drive 2016 is in the books, thanks again to the generous support of our donors. We've started calling the winners of the drawings for the gift cards and grand prize trip to Italy.

You can see the complete list of confirmed winners here.

CapRadio’s Second Saturday Artist Reception: Pictures For The Radio
Nixon Art Collage 2016
Capital Public Radio’s Multimedia Producer, Andrew Nixon, creates video and photo content for and its social media channels. His reporting has taken him to wildfires and protests, and also into the homes of people, illustrating the best and the worst times in their lives. His work on the The View From Here provides viewers with the opportunity to see the intimate moments that are signature to the documentary series. Pictures For The Radio exhibits powerful and authentic images at the Capital Public Radio studios in Sacramento.

Join us for a special reception November 12th. Nick Brunner, host of Capital Public Radio’s indie, eclectic music program Hey, Listen! will curate and DJ music. The reception will include complimentary wine from Wine On 49 and hors d’oeuvres and is free and open to the public.

Date: Saturday, November 12, 2016
Time: 4:00 to 6:00 PM
Location: Capital Public Radio
7055 Folsom Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95826 (Directions)

CapRadio Reads My Culinary Journey By Georgeanne Brennan
My Culinary Journey
Please join us for fantastic food and drink and an even more fantastic interview with Donna Apidone, In Conversation with Georgeanne Brennan.

Brennan is a James Beard Award winner and will be with us to talk about her new book My Culinary Journey: Feasts and Fetes of Provence. This book, part memoir and part cookbook, will make a terrific addition to any library and an instant hit as a gift.

Date: Tuesday, November 15, 2016
Time: 6:00 PM
Location: Capital Public Radio
7055 Folsom Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95826 (Directions)

Tickets are still available through our website. To reserve your space, register by clicking here.

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

Run With CapRadio: Run To Feed The Hungry Team Registration Due November 4th
Runt to feed the hungry Red Tree
Be part of the CapRadio team and join us on Thanksgiving Day for Run to Feed the Hungry. Team registration is due November 4th and will get you a branded athletic long-sleeve shirt and CapRadio swag. Click here to register for the CapRadio team, select “Team Adult” or “Team Youth,” and choose “Capital Public Radio” as your team selection. CapRadio team members will meet before the race in the team tent area, but racers are free to choose their own race length and start time accordingly.

When you register for The Run, select “Team Adult” or “Team Youth,” and choose “Capital Public Radio” as your team selection.

Race day is Thanksgiving Day morning – Thursday, November 24, 2016 – rain or shine, starting on J Street just west of the Sac State entrance. For more event information, visit the Run to Feed the Hungry website. We hope to see you there!

Flavors Of Southern Italy 2017
Southern Italy Palermo
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, we will savor Spaghetti alle Vongole, fresh buffalo mozzarella and Sicily's rich olive oil. We’ll 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. Also included, an evening sunset cruise from the Naples to Sicily, wine tastings with the producers, colorful gardens and more! Space is limited.

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Australia, Fall 2017
October 21 - November 2, 2017

Join Capital Public Radio President and General Manager Rick Eytcheson on 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. Don’t miss out on this music, food and wine adventure with Capital Public Radio. Space is limited.

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Want to know more about CapRadio Travels adventures? Click here to see the full line up.

Ever Think About Giving Through Your IRA?
It’s A Great Tax-Saving Way to Help Capital Public Radio
Give now
If you are 70½ years old or older, you can take advantage of a simple way to benefit Capital Public Radio and receive tax benefits in return. You can give up to $100,000 from your IRA directly to a qualified charity such as ours without having to pay income taxes on the money.

This law no longer has an expiration date so you are free to make annual gifts to our organization this year and well into the future.

Why Consider This Type Of Gift?
Ÿ Your gift will be put to use today, allowing you to see the difference your donation is making.
Ÿ You pay no income taxes on the gift. The transfer generates neither taxable income nor a tax deduction, so you benefit even if you do not itemize your deductions.
Ÿ If you have not yet taken your required minimum distribution for the year, your IRA charitable rollover gift can satisfy all or part of that requirement.

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Capital Public Radio Member Discounts
20% Off Entry, Sacramento Antique Show - Sacramento Convention Center, November 18 – 20
Capital Public Radio Sponsored Events
Sacramento Valley Music Industry Forum, CapRadio’s Donna Apidone keynote speaker, November 12
National Philanthropy Day, November 16
Symphony of 2000, CapRadio’s Beth Ruyak emcees, November 20

In This Issue

All Things Election

Seeking Your Classical Music Moments

Sergio Mendes Still Vibrant At 75!

CapRadio Garden: Winter Is Coming

Next Gen CapRadio 

Fund Drive Winners

Second Saturday Artist Reception

CapRadio Reads

Run To Feed The Hungry

CapRadio Travels 2017: Southern Italy, Australia

Giving Through Your IRA

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 12,400 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 Major Gifts Amber Leonti for more information.

Vehicle Donation

Donate it...don't trade it!

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

Click here for more information.

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A Credit Card that Supports Capital Public Radio

Do you make your every purchase count? Consider using the Capital Public Radio Endowment Visa Platinum Credit Card. A percentage of every purchase goes back to the CapRadio Endowment to maintain our mission with long term support! Click here for more information.

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