Middle East Crisis

Middle East Crisis

The recent outbreak of violence between Israel and Hamas has claimed over 9,000 Palestinian lives. This conflict has driven protests and anger from all points across political and religious spectrums. CAIR Sacramento Valley/Central CA Executive Director Basim Elkarra joins host

Crisis in the Middle East

Crisis in the Middle East

Many call the Hamas attacks of October 7, 2023, Israel’s 9/11. Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg issued a strong statement in the attack’s aftermath. He joins host Scott Syphax to share his perspective as a local leader and a member of

Economic Outlook

Economic Outlook

The recession that most economists predicted didn’t happen. Most indicators – like inflation, supply-chain shortages, and rising interest rates – all seem to show improvement. What happened and what’s next? Economist Sanjay Varshney joins host Scott Syphax to share his

Thien Ho

Thien Ho

Leading Sacramento County’s fight against crime, District Attorney Thien Ho brings a unique perspective to issues like homelessness, gun violence, and human trafficking. He joins host Scott Syphax for a conversation about his plans to address Sacramento County’s challenges and

Transgender in America

Transgender in America

Issues related to the transgender community are among the most contested areas in political debate in America today. Alexis Sanchez of the Sacramento LGBT Community Center joins host Scott Syphax for a conversation about her journey as a transgender person

Sacramento State’s Dr. Luke Wood

Sacramento State’s Dr. Luke Wood

The slogan “Made at Sac State” takes on new meaning as Dr. Luke Wood assumes the role of Sacramento State President. Dr. Wood graduated from Sacramento State in 2005, and he joins host Scott Syphax for a conversation about returning

The State of Regional Community Banks

The State of Regional Community Banks

The losses of regional community banks, starting with Silicon Valley Bank, have made many of us wonder if our money is safe and if there are more risks to come. Five Star Bank President and CEO James Beckwith and Luther

“Bridge the Gap”

“Bridge the Gap”

Meaningful communication is part of every healthy relationship. “Bridge the Gap” co-authors Jennifer Edwards and Katie McCleary join host Scott Syphax for a conversation about their book, which helps us understand communication traps and how to escape them.

The Homeless World Cup in Sacramento

The Homeless World Cup in Sacramento

Sacramento is the first American city to host the Homeless World Cup. The event brings attention and hope to those who experience homelessness. Tiffany Fraser and Lisa Wrightsman of Street Soccer USA join host Scott Syphax to talk about the

The Importance of Childhood Literacy

The ability to read is a gift that many of us may take for granted. Not being able to read can adversely impact a child’s future. April Javist, Executive Director of Sacramento Literacy Foundation, and Michael Lynch, Co-Founder and CEO