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.


Caption: Connections host Stephen Peithman
13 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 Easter season, and the music it inspires, combine tragedy and triumph, sorrow and celebration—joining with the coming of spring as a symbol of ...

Bought by KUAT, KCUR, WVTF, WVIA, KALW and more

  • Added: Apr 12, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 7
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A rural pocket of Northern California is seeing some of the highest rates of suicide in the state. This project explores the mental health crisis i...

  • Added: Sep 21, 2018
  • Length: 01:05:14
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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...

Bought by WVIA, Northwest Public Broadcasting, and WUAL

  • Added: Dec 28, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 3
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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 Hawaii Public Radio, Northwest Public Broadcasting, WUAL, and KRPS

  • Added: Dec 27, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 4
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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 Salt Lake City

  • 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 104.9

  • 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, KWGS, WWNO, WVIA, West Virginia Public Broadcasting and more

  • Added: Nov 19, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 105
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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 Media

  • 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