There’s been a lot of bad news coming out of Sacramento lately: homelessness, the foreclosure rate, unemployment, political gridlock in a state crippled by the recession. Add to that a stubborn case of politics fatigue, and you’ve got a lot of reasons to write off this city. But we trekked to California’s beleaguered state capital to peek behind the national headlines and find out who keeps this city running—day in, day out—despite all that’s going wrong. And we left with the realization that people in Sacramento are remaking the American city, in surprising and deeply moving ways.
Go behind the scenes with host Al Letson and producer Laura Starecheski as they produce the Sacramento episode of State of the Re:Union.
|The Alchemist||40 Bars|
|The Alchemist||The Main Event|
|The Alchemist||Victory or Defeat|
|Balanescu Quartet||Life and Death|
|Binary Star||Conquistadors (instrumental)|
|Jurassic 5||Action Satisfaction (instrumental remix by DJ Numark)|
|Jurassic 5||Concrete Schoolyard (instrumental)|
|Leo Kottke||The Fisherman|
|Michael Nyman||Time Lapse|
|Sufjan Stevens||John Wayne Gacy Jr. (TOR remix)|
|A Tribe Called Quest||Can I Kick It? (instrumental)|
|Yo La Tengo||Sea Urchins|