Care giving is a topic that affects us all. Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter put it this way: “There are only four kinds of people in the world: those who have been caregivers, those who are currently caregivers, those who will be caregivers and those who will need caregivers."
The next multimedia documentary in Capital Public Radio’s The View From Here series will explore the lives of family caregivers: the stresses, the blessings and the challenges facing families and individuals who are caring for loved ones.
We’re telling you first because we want our members to help us shape the coverage. If you’re currently providing care for a family member, we’d like to hear from you. And if you’re not a caregiver yourself, chances are you know someone who is. We have a special voice mailbox set up so you can share your caregiving story with us. And if you’re not a caregiver, tell us what you want to know about the topic.
Just call (916) 278-8982 and record your story or question.
And stay tuned for The View From Here: Who Cares? coming to Capital Public Radio this spring. Check out The View From Here’s past programs here.
Capital Public Radio's Ben Adler and Katie Orr
Two of the Best State Capitol Reporters
Capital Public Radio's Ben Adler and Katie Orr were recently named by The Washington Post as two of the best state capitol reporters in America. The list was created through submissions by readers, journalists and lawmakers. Adler and Orr's stories are distributed to more than 50 stations around California, Oregon and Nevada on the Capital Public Radio Network.
You can find Capital Public Radio's coverage of California state government and our weekly podcast, Capitol Chat, in the State Government News section at capradio.org. Follow Adler, Orr and other Capital Public Radio journalists and hosts on Twitter.
A Conversation with Ken Rudin
“The Political Junkie” Ken Rudin is now a regular on Capital Public Radio! Beth Ruyak talks with Rudin every Monday on Insight about California and Nevada politics. Ruyak recently chatted with Rudin, who lives near Washington DC, about their new on-air relationship.
Beth Ruyak: Where did the moniker “The Political Junkie” come from?
Ken Rudin: You know, it’s very funny. I was on Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me a couple years ago and Peter [Sagal] asked me, “Are you the kind of guy who when you were 15 years old, would argue about the 5th Congressional District in Texas and the ramifications for it?” and I said, “Actually, to be honest with you, it was the 7th Congressional District. [laughs] I just love politics the way I love baseball in the sense - I love the history. I love the stories. I love the lore and the trivia, and I love the people who are affected by it … Every person I run into has a story, and if that’s not what a political junkie is, then I don’t know what is.
Read the full length interview…
You can hear Insight with Beth Ruyak weekdays at 9:00 am and 8:00 pm on Capital Public Radio and at capradio.org.
Where Did You Go?
And did you take Capital Public Radio with you? If you’re traveling through the Sacramento Airport, you might run into us (well, our sign anyway) at Terminal B Security.
We hope you see it as a great reminder to keep connected to the news and entertainment at home – whether you’re on a short business trip, or a dream vacation just for fun. And if you have a moment, and send us a snapshot of you with the sign! Use #CapRadioGo to join in the fun on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook just like reporter Katie Orr did here.
Capital Public Radio Members Get A Discount at the Crocker Art Museum Classical Concert
Join Capital Public Radio at the Crocker Art Museum Classical Concert featuring pianist Amber Liao.
Liao presents a program featuring compositions by Eastern European composers Leos Janacek and Bela Bartok, who draw inspiration from the everyday folk music of their native lands. The concert concludes with a magnificent sonata in E major by Beethoven, written during the final years of his life.
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, February 9, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
(Prelude Tour begins at 1:30 PM)
Crocker Art Museum
216 O Street
Sacramento, CA 95814 (directions)
CapRadio Reads Asks Did Sid?
The February book club selection is Did Sid? by Paul Robins. Robins, a graduate of Sacramento State, will be joining us as the featured author at our CapRadio Reads Author Event this month.
Robins will discuss his first novel, a mystery set in Sacramento in the 80's, with our President and General Manager, Rick Eytcheson. The main character, Sid Bigler, is a deli owner turned private detective when all the clues start to point towards him as the shooter.
If you buy your book this month, the proceeds will go to Easter Seals and Atkinson Youth Services!
Join us and enjoy dessert and wine in addition to having your book signed by the author. The CapRadio Reads monthly meetings fill up fast, so join our book club and reserve your space today by registering here.
Event Date and Time:
Tuesday, February 11, 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 capradio.org/books.
CapRadio Reads is sponsored by Avid Reader at Tower and C.G. di Arie Vineyard and Winery.
February's Selection from Martin Bookspan's 101 Masterpieces of Music and Their Composers
This month we will be looking at four symphonies by Brahms and his two majestic piano concertos.
Johannes Brahms can be forgiven for taking, by some accounts, anywhere from 14-21 years to complete his First Symphony. It was expected that he would follow in the mighty footsteps of that other great German symphonist, Beethoven, and Brahms undoubtedly felt a need to “get it right” the first time. His pursuit of perfection paid off. Consequently, a confident Brahms emerged from the shadow of Beethoven to create his Second Symphony with relative ease, taking only the summer months of 1877 to complete the work. His four symphonies are recognized as a cornerstone of the symphonic repertoire.
Of the 20th century conductors who have recorded the cycle of all four symphonies by Brahms, Martin Bookspan recommends the fine performances from Otto Klemperer and George Szell. I greatly enjoy the Brahms cycle from Szell and the Cleveland Orchestra on Sony Records, though it now seems you must purchase the CDs individually rather than as a boxed set. Of the modern performances available, the complete cycle from conductor Jaap Van Zweden on the Brilliant Classics label has earned positive reviews.
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 capradio.org/classical.
Tower of Power: Hipper than Hip
On a spring evening in 1974, Tower Of Power broadcast a live ”in studio” concert over WLIR FM from Long Island. This was the hottest soul band of the era recorded under studio quality conditions and on that special night TOP was firing on all cylinders! What makes this recording technically superior to a lot of broadcast remotes of the time is that it originated from Ultrasonic Recording Studio, with guests invited for the “live vibe.”
For over 40 years, this band of road warriors has covered the globe as ambassadors of East Bay funk. The band has changed some personnel over the years, but this was arguably the strongest line-up ever. The precision and vast power of TOP’s horn section, the flawless super-tight arrangements by Greg Adams, and the expressive voice of Lenny Williams set this band apart from all others.
It’s what Williams does with ballads like “You’re Still A Young Man” and “Time Will Tell” that make this two CD set a must have. Also, check out Chester Thompson’s jazz-infused solo on “Just When We Start Makin’ It!” Although it strangely took 40 years for this broadcast to be commercially released, it was definitely worth the wait! You can hear Tower Of Power’s Hipper Than Hip on Capital Public Radio's Acid Jazz On Demand.
Find more jazz reviews on our website capradio.org/jazz.