Capital Public Radio

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Capital Public Radio's mission is to provide a trusted source of information, music and entertainment for curious and thoughtful people in efficient, sustainable ways that meet their needs while strengthening the civic and cultural life of the communities we serve.

Series

Caption: Connections host Stephen Peithman
12 Pieces

Host Stephen Peithman explores ideas, themes and people connected by various classical works.

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6 Pieces

Documentaries and digital stories from Capital Public Radio


Latest Pieces

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The son of a clergyman, he became an atheist in college, then settled for a life as a “cheerful agnostic.” And yet, he probably wrote more Christma...

  • Added: Dec 28, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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December is filled to bursting with carols and other vocal works—and as a result a great deal of instrumental and orchestral music is often overloo...

Bought by KRPS


  • Added: Dec 27, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Sacramento is considered one of the most integrated and diverse cities in America. But neighborhoods in California's capital are changing, in part,...

Bought by KZYX, KUAF Public Radio, KVCR, and KCPW


  • Added: Oct 14, 2017
  • Length: 53:56
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Laura Aguilar at grad school, Credit: Andrew Nixon/Capital Public Radio
More than 3 million unauthorized immigrants live in California. This one-hour documentary tells stories of three immigrants from Mexico: a working ...

Bought by KQED, Northeast Indiana Public Radio, KPBS, KVSC, KCBX and more


  • Added: Oct 27, 2016
  • Length: 53:58
  • Purchases: 13
Caption: Erica Johnson takes a moment after feeding her four kids before she eats dinner alone., Credit: Capital Public Radio/Andrew Nixon
Despite the Sacramento region's agricultural abundance, many in our community don't always know where their next meal will come from. Hidden Hunger...

Bought by Northeast Indiana Public Radio, KALW, and KRCB-FM "Radio 91"


  • Added: Dec 29, 2014
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Celebrate the season with this hour-long special featuring Christmas choral music from America’s oldest continuously performing ensemble, Boston’s ...

Bought by WSKG, KRPS, WRTI, Tri States Public Radio, 'The Sea' and more


  • Added: Nov 19, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 40
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World War I was a real blow to the European musical community. They were utterly unprepared for the war’s cruelty, and composers found it difficult...

Bought by WVTF, KHNS, and Delmarva Public Radio


  • Added: Jul 30, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Rick Rayburn cares for his wife Marianne who has dementia., Credit: Andrew Nixon | Capital Public Radio
If you're not a caregiver now there's a good chance you'll become one, joining an estimated 66 million adults who make up the "backbone" of America...

Bought by KUER, KALW, KOSU, KQED, KZYX and more


  • Added: May 12, 2014
  • Length: 54:03
  • Purchases: 20
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One is earthy and comical--an 18th century musical tale of thieves, tramps and trollops. The other is the most beloved holiday concert piece in the...

  • Added: Nov 13, 2013
  • Length: 59:00
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We know it as “Good King Wenceslas,” but the carol, written in the mid-1800s, has a tune borrowed from a medieval salute to spring flowers! Join ho...

Bought by KRPS, KRPS, and WUAL


  • Added: Nov 13, 2013
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 3