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Buyer's Market Sacramento will continue to have a "buyers market" when it comes to housing prices. A new report out today from Clear Capital predicts home prices will keep falling in 2011, but there may be an upside. We'll talk about it with Clear Capital analyst Alex Villacorta.

Assessing Home Values Sacramento's new County Assessor, Kathleen Kelleher officially began her job on Monday and her office has begun the annual process of recalculating property values as required under Prop. 13. Last year, the county saw a $3 billion drop in property values from the previous year. How does the assessor complete the job? What is factored into the value? How do they determine the numbers? We'll find out today.

Josiah Royce Gov. Jerry Brown made a glowing reference to Josiah Royce, an American philosopher who was born in Grass Valley during the Gold Rush, in his inaugural speech. Who is Josiah Royce and what was his philosophy? Why did Brown choose to quote him? We talk with historian Gary Noy, Director of the Center for Sierra Nevada Studies at Sierra College and editor-in-chief of the Sierra Press and Greg Lucus, former Capitol reporter for the San Francisco Chronicle, host of the California's Capitol Blog and contributing editor for the Capitol Weekly.

Sound Advice: Classical Classical host Kent Teeters joins us for our weekly music feature where Capital Public Radio hosts give advice on new and rereleased music. This week, Kent introduces us to a sampling of recordings nominated for the Grammy Award and from The NPR Best Classical Music of 2010 List.

Thursday, January 6, 2011
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