Donna Apidone has been addicted to radio since the age of 14, when she visited a family friend at a Cleveland radio station. "From then on, I was hooked." After working in commercial radio and corporate public relations, Donna discovered the joys of public radio. She had been an announcer and fundraiser at public stations for more than 20 years.
Donna came to Capital Public Radio in 1998 and has hosted Morning Edition since 2001. Since early 2009, she has also hosted the midday show on the Music Station.
She serves on the board of directors of a national animal rescue organization and an interfaith organization. She enjoys her volunteer work as a certified life coach and seminar facilitator.
Donna "graduated" from CapRadio in 2022.
August 18, 2022
In "Origin," author and professor Jennifer Raff fills in the blanks on the America’s first residents, when they traveled and where they settled.
July 14, 2022
Theater troupe Authentic Voices will bring real life experiences about social justice as a series of one-minute vignettes to Sacramento.
June 29, 2022
Journalist and novelist Vanessa Hua takes her readers to China in historical fiction that focuses on the life of a young woman selected to become a part of Chairman Mao’s inner circle.
June 22, 2022
Author Stacey Vanek Smith says "The Prince" is worth exploring for its underlying guidelines. CapRadio Host Donna Apidone spoke with Vanek her about how those ideas can help women feel more agency in their work lives.
June 9, 2022
Robert McNamara was the architect of the Vietnam war and was responsible for its escalation. His son, Craig, actively and adamantly protested the war. He spoke with us about his new book.
June 2, 2022
Eighty years ago, President Franklin Roosevelt issued Executive Order 9066, creating incarceration centers to imprison Japanese Americans during World War II. Manzanar was one of two sites in California and keeps the history of that time alive.
April 20, 2022
Author Reyna Grande's new book, "A Ballad of Love and Glory," takes readers into the Mexican-American War, her first historical fiction novel.
March 19, 2022
Julia Cameron, author of the "Artist's Way" series, works to inspire creativity. Her book "Seeking Wisdom" focuses on various practices of prayer as a creative tool.
March 16, 2022
Author John Lescroart created his own personal plot twist when after announcing plans to retire, he surprised fans with his 30th book. Donna Apidone sat down to discuss his new novel, "The Missing Piece," and the games he likes to play with readers.
March 13, 2022
Dr. Michaeleen Douclef is known to NPR listeners for her science reporting. We spoke with her about her book which studies sociology that parents and non-parents can enjoy.