Former Insight Producer and On-Air Director
Cody Drabble learned to love public radio growing up in San Francisco listening to KQED every morning during breakfast. He graduated from UCLA in 2007 with a degree in history and public policy. Drabble moved to Sacramento and earned his J.D., graduating from the McGeorge School of Law in 2010. He’s also a lifelong band geek.
After practicing law full-time for a few years, Drabble realized he couldn’t bill his hours of legal work without an episode of “This American Life,” “Planet Money,” or “Fresh Air” playing in the background, so he decided to go back to school for journalism. Drabble joined the Sacramento News & Review as an editorial intern and freelance contributor in 2013, covering any fascinating story including new legislation, clean energy policy, emerging artists, local musicians, major crimes, and rattlesnake wranglers.
Drabble joined Capital Public Radio’s “Insight with Beth Ruyak” team in January 2014, helping find topics, booking guests, and conducting research. In March 2014, he was brought on as a special project producer for the California Burning project. He shot photos at TBD Fest 2014 and Treasure Island Music Festival 2014 for Cap Radio Music. Cody Drabble produced and hosted a full-hour special on LGBT civil rights in California. In addition to producing and directing the live broadcast of Insight each morning, he also fills in as guest host for Beth Ruyak.
October 29, 2019
June Swoon shares her debut solo album “This Town Could Be Big Enough For The Both Of Us.”
October 28, 2019
Mystery author Catriona McPherson returns to Insight with a new standalone novel “Strangers at the Gate” and the latest entry into the Dandy Gilver series.
October 24, 2019
CapRadio’s podcast TahoeLand explores climate change. We’ll hear the bear episode. UC Davis’ Jamie Peyton and her team designed “biologic bandages” using fish skin. Engineering Eden: a deep dive into the history of attempting to manage nature.
October 17, 2019
CapRadio’s Gary Vercelli shares four new releases for jazz fans: tracks from Jimmy Cobb, Mark Winkler, Sara Gazarek and Steve Kahn.
October 14, 2019
Modesto rock trio CallBox share their debut “Tongue Tied” EP and talks about the secret weapon behind their surprisingly huge sound.
October 9, 2019
Sacramento writer, performer and comedian Keith Lowell Jensen talks about his live comedy album “Unclean.” Sirius XM’s “Raw Dog Comedy” will air the album at 11 AM and 7 PM PST on October 9, and it hits streaming services everywhere October 11.
Jacam Manricks Orchestra Previews Debut Performance Loaded With Jazz Talent From Northern California
October 9, 2019
Bandleader Jacam Manricks joins Insight with a preview of his new 19-piece jazz orchestra, which makes its debut this weekend at CLARA.
October 8, 2019
McGeorge School of Law Professor Leslie Jacobs joins Insight with a preview of major constitutional and legal issues on the docket for the new United States Supreme Court term.
October 3, 2019
CapRadio Midday Classical host, Jennifer Reason, spotlights four noteworthy recordings by top-flight women performers playing works by important women composers.
October 2, 2019
Rituals of Mine songwriter Terra Lopez returns to Insight to talk about her new EP “SLEEPER HOLD.” She’ll also preview a show at Harlows on Oct. 5.