Insight With Vicki Gonzalez Award-winning journalist Vicki Gonzalez hosts daily interviews with community leaders, advocates, experts, artists and more to provide background and understanding on breaking news, big events, politics and culture in the Sacramento region and beyond.
Insight With Vicki Gonzalez

Insight With Vicki Gonzalez

From Capital Public Radio

Award-winning journalist Vicki Gonzalez hosts daily interviews with community leaders, advocates, experts, artists and more to provide background and understanding on breaking news, big events, politics and culture in the Sacramento region and beyond.

Most Recent Episodes

"Best of Insight" | Jan 6 Regional Intelligence | Center for Post Traumatic Growth | SLT '...

"Best of Insight": Northern California Regional Intelligence Center on threats leading up to Jan. 6. A program for veterans and first responders centered on moral injury. The push for South Lake Tahoe to become a "dark sky community." Jan. 6 Regional Intelligence Over the last several weeks, the House committee investigating the January 6th attack on the U.S. Capitol has presented evidence and testimony, they believe, reveals an orchestrated scheme by former President Donald Trump to overturn the 2020 election. Earlier this year, we learned intelligence officials did, in fact, receive tips and threats in the days leading up to Jan. 6, alerting law enforcement agencies. So what went wrong? To better understand the complexities, Insight spoke with Mike Sena, Executive Director of the Northern California Regional Intelligence Center, who shared some of the threats and red flags the center received and shared with federal officials in the days leading up to the Jan. 6 insurrection. Center for Post Traumatic Growth As we continue to reflect on some of the best conversations on Insight so far this year, we turn to a unique center of healing for veterans and first responders in Sacramento that struck a chord with us. The Center for Post Traumatic Growth in Rancho Cordova offers treatment for "moral injury", a new field in psychology that is different from PTSD. In April, Insight spoke with Dr. Melinda Keenan, a psychologist and Executive Director of the non-profit, which opened its doors just before the pandemic, and since then, dozens have completed, or are on their way to, unparalleled healing. South Lake Tahoe "Dark Sky" designation When we look up at the night sky, some of us are lucky enough to gaze at a sea of stars, spot a planet or streaking meteor, or, if you're truly blessed, drink in the Milky Way. But for an increasing number of us in California and the world, artificial light clutters the evening hours, turning night into day. One study estimates that 80% of the world's population lives under light-polluted skies. Earlier this year, South Lake Tahoe joined a growing movement of cities that are exploring becoming a "dark sky community." Insight spoke with Michael Marlin, an "International Dark-Sky Association Ambassador," about how a darker sky could benefit South Lake Tahoe and every community across the country.

"Best of Insight" | Jan 6 Regional Intelligence | Center for Post Traumatic Growth | SLT '...

Sacramento Councilmember Residency Investigation | Central Valley Caregiving Challenges | ...

Separate calls for investigations into Sacramento City Councilmember Sean Loloee's residency. Caregiving challenges in Stanislaus and Merced counties. Rodgers and Hammerstein's "Carousel" returns to Broadway At Music Circus after 20 years. Today's Guests CapRadio News Editor Kris Hooks shares his reporting on Mayor Darrell Steinberg and a group of north Sacramento community, business and neighborhood association leaders separately calling for independent investigations into City Councilmember Sean Loloee's residency in District 2. Jeffery Lewis, President and CEO of Legacy Health Endowment, shares their recent survey in Stanislaus and Merced counties of more than 1,700 caregivers about the challenges of caring for loved ones at home and a program they're developing to help people remain at homes instead of being moved to nursing homes. CapRadio Classical Music Host Jennifer Reason and Producing Artistic Director Scott Klier discuss the Rodgers and Hammerstein masterpiece "Carousel," which returns to Broadway At Music Circus for the first time in 20 years.

Sacramento Councilmember Residency Investigation | Central Valley Caregiving Challenges | ...

Composting Mandate begins in Sacramento | Affordable Housing on College Campuses | Vanessa...

Updated at 9:59 a.m. Statewide composting mandate goes into effect in Sacramento. State bill seeks to alleviate the college student housing shortage by taking aim at an environmental law. A conversation with Vanessa Hua about her new book "Forbidden City." Today's Guests CapRadio Environment Reporter Manola Secaira shares her reporting on a new law beginning in July aimed at decreasing food waste and greenhouse gas emissions in California that's coming into play in Sacramento County and what residents need to know. Michelle Andrews, Vice-Chair of Government Relations for the University of California Student Association and an undergraduate student at UC Davis, talks about the implementation and impact of CEQA rules on student housing. David Ramirez, Pasadena City College student trustee and UCLA transfer student talks to us about his findings with students in Southern California who struggle with housing. CapRadio Host Donna Apidone shares her conversation with journalist and author Vanessa Hua about her second novel, "Forbidden City." We revisit a conversation with Photographer Enoch Ku who discusses his latest Ordinary Sacramento project, a photography book "My Neighborhood Rosemont, CA," which is a love letter to the neighborhood where he grew up.

Composting Mandate begins in Sacramento | Affordable Housing on College Campuses | Vanessa...

Record Number of Unhoused Residents in Sacramento | How the Homeless Point-in-Time Count T...

Sacramento 2022 homeless point-in-time count and future funding for programs and services. Recipient discusses DACA 10 years later, and a law professor explains the legal challenges ahead. Today's Guests CapRaido's Chris Nichols breaks down the 2022 homeless point-in-time count in Sacramento. Shannon Dominguez-Stevens from Loaves and Fishes and Emily Halcon, Sacramento County's Homeless Initiatives Director, to discuss the findings and how the city and county will use the information for future funding and services. Kevin R. Johnson, Dean, Mabie-Apallas Professor of Public Interest Law and Chicana/o Studies at UC Davis, discusses legal challenges and the future of DACA. Erik Ramirez, Sacramento State's Director of Equity and Affinity Centers (which includes the Dreamers Resource Center), will discuss his experience as a DACA recipient and work helping DACA recipients navigate higher education.

Record Number of Unhoused Residents in Sacramento | How the Homeless Point-in-Time Count T...

California Response to Overturning Roe | More SCOTUS Decisions | Placer County Safe Space ...

California's legislative response to overturning Roe v. Wade. Implications on same-sex marriage and healthcare. Impacts of other recent Supreme Court Decisions on California. "The Landing Spot," a non-religious LGBTQ+ safe space in Placer County. Today's Guests CapRadio Politics Reporter Nicole Nixon explains California's legislative response to the overturning of Roe v. Wade. Lisa Ikemoto, Martin Luther King Jr. Professor of Law at UC Davis, on the impact of the Supreme Court's Decision on Roe and the potential implications for health care law and medical research. Leslie Gielow Jacobs, Anthony Kennedy Professor and Executive Director, Capital Center for Law & Policy, McGeorge School of Law, discusses U.S. Supreme Court decision on abortion and other and how other recent rulings will impact California. Pastor Casey Tinnin with Loomis Basin Congregational Church, United Church of Christ in Placer County, discusses creating "The Landing Spot," a non-religious safe space for LGBTQ+ youth and adults.

California Response to Overturning Roe | More SCOTUS Decisions | Placer County Safe Space ...

COVID-19 for vaccines for young children | Sacramento City Councilmember Residency Dispute...

What parents need to know about COVID-19 for vaccines for young children. Sacramento City Councilmember Sean Loloee's residency disputed. Jazz vocalist Vivian Lee performs at the Crocker Art Museum. Today's Guests Dr. Donald Alcendor, Associate Professor at Meharry Medical College and Associate Adjunct Professor at Vanderbilt, explains what parents need to know about COVID-19 for vaccines for young children. SacBee Reporter, Theresa Clift, shares her reporting disputing Sacramento City Councilmember Sean Loloee lives in the district he serves. Longtime Sacramento vocalist Vivian Lee performs at the Crocker Art Museum Thursday at 7 p.m, kicking-off its Summer Jazz Concert Series

COVID-19 for vaccines for young children | Sacramento City Councilmember Residency Dispute...

California's Water Market | Understanding Lowrider Culture | Stacey Vanek Smith's book "Ma...

Southern California water purchases across the Sacramento Valley. The history of lowrider culture across the state and challenging anti-cruising ordinances. Author Stacey Vanek Smith's book "Machiavelli for Women." Today's Guests Jay Lund, Director for UC Davis Watershed Sciences, and Josue Medellin-Azuara, Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at UC Merced, discuss Southern California water purchases across the Sacramento Valley. Denise Sandoval, professor of Chicano/a studies at California State University, Northridge, discusses the history and culture of lowrider cruising during a time of community leadership challenging anti-cruising ordinances across California. CapRadio Host Donna Apidone interviews author Stacey Vanek Smith about their new book "Machiavelli for Women."

California's Water Market | Understanding Lowrider Culture | Stacey Vanek Smith's book "Ma...

Cal Fire Fumbles Key Responsibilities In Wildfire Prevention | Mental Health Crisis Facing...

California Newsroom investigation about Cal Fire fumbles responsibilities in wildfire prevention despite a historic budget. Plus a CalMatters series on how firefighters are facing a mental health crisis following years of intensifying wildfires. Today's Guests CapRadio State Government Reporter Scott Rodd and KQED Science Reporter Danielle Venton share their investigation about how Cal Fire fumbles key responsibilities to prevent catastrophic wildfires despite a historic budget. Julie Cart, Environment Reporter with CalMatters, and Cal Fire Battalion Chief Jeff Burrow discuss how Cal Fire firefighters are overworked and facing a mental health crisis following years of intensifying wildfires.

Cal Fire Fumbles Key Responsibilities In Wildfire Prevention | Mental Health Crisis Facing...

Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg | California State Budget | Juneteenth

Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg's State of the City address. California State Budget and an update on gas price relief proposals. The importance of Juneteenth and events scheduled this weekend. Today's Guests Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg discusses his State of the City 2022 address. CapRadio Politics Reporter Nicole Nixon breaks down the California State Budget following its June 15 deadline, as well as an update on gas price relief proposals. CapRadio Race and Equity Reporter Sarah Mizes-Tan discusses the importance of Juneteenth and events scheduled this weekend.

Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg | California State Budget | Juneteenth

Joshua's House Hospice for Terminally Ill Homeless | Sacramento LGBT Center on Monkeypox a...

Joshua's House Hospice for those terminally ill experiencing homelessness. Sacramento LGBT Center discusses monkeypox and reducing harm as well as stigma. Sacramento Gay Men's Chorus previews their Spring concert. Today's Guests Marlene von Friederichs-Fitzwater, founder of Joshua's House Hospice, which will become the first hospice care for those terminally ill experiencing homelessness in the West Coast. David Heitstuman, CEO of the Sacramento LGBT Center, as well as Director of Advocacy and Training Alexis Sanchez, discusses the balance of raising awareness of monkeypox while reducing harm and stigma. Christian Bohm, Artistic Director of the Sacramento Gay Men's Chorus, previews their Spring concert SGMC To the Max! featuring classic rock and pop songs from the 1980s.

Joshua's House Hospice for Terminally Ill Homeless | Sacramento LGBT Center on Monkeypox a...