Insight With Beth Ruyak

Hosted By Beth Ruyak

A daily, in-depth interview program providing context and background to the issues that face our region.


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LATEST SHOW | Thursday, June 30, 2016

Insight: Capitol Chat / Michael O'Connell / Sound Advice

Today on Insight it's all gun bills all the time for Capitol Chat, then we remember comedian Michael O'Connell and wrap it all up with Sound Advice from Nick Brunner.


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    CapChat: Guns, Guns, Guns

    This week on Capitol Chat, the topic of conversation is guns. Capitol Bureau Chief Ben Adler joins us in the studio to talk about what's trending as far as gun control in the state Capitol.

  • Remembering Comedian Michael O'Connell

    Michael O’Connell, a beloved comedian in the Sacramento scene, died yesterday from complications of Muscular Dystrophy at the UC Davis Medical Center. We'll talks with local comedians about his life.

  • Sound Advice: Blue Dog Jam Revamp

    From one musician’s drastic sonic switch up to a rising band’s latest recorded in Sacramento, Nick Brunner helps us play catch up with new releases.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

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Insight: Homelessness In Calif. / Fastbrain Video Game / Trailhead Fire Update / Dinner Party Download

We talk about a report on homelessness in California. Then discuss how video games can help children with developmental disorders improve cognitive behavior. We get an update on the Trailhead Fire and meet the hosts of Dinner Party Download

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

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Insight: Supreme Court Abortion Ruling / Renters' Rights / Podcast Talk / "A Revolutionary Mind" Production

We'll discuss the Supreme Court's abortion ruling. Then, we’re going to focus on low-income housing and the rights of renters. We'll meet creator and host of the podcast, "Serious Talk. Seriously." And, we'll learn more about "A Revolutionary Mind."

Monday, June 27, 2016

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Insight: The Political Junkie / California After Brexit / Supreme Court's DACA Vote / Author Don Miguel Ruiz Sr

Ken Rudin joins us for this week's Political Junkie segment. Then, we'll talk about the California's future after #Brexit. We'll discuss the Supreme Court's split vote on Obama's immigration plan. And, we meet author don Miguel Ruiz Sr.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Insight: Capitol Chat / Oakland Police Scandal / The View From Here / Sound Advice

Today on Insight we check in with Capitol Reporter Ben Bradford then shift our focus to the police scandal in Oakland. Next we take a look at the plight of same-sex undocumented couples with our View From Here team and then Music in the Mountains.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

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Insight: Free Speech / Trauma And Kids / Pet Tales

A Sacramento pastor gave an incendiary sermon about gays after the Orlando shooting. We talk with a constitutional law professor about the boundaries of free speech. And, how to discuss trauma with kids and we talk pets with Gina Spadafori.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

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Insight: Tragedy And Social Media / News Network: Wildfires / The Stand-Up Competition / Davis Shakespeare Festival

Insight continues its conversation around the Orlando shooting. Today's duscyssuib will be focus on social media and how that changes the way people experienced the tragedy. Dr. Andy Jones, a social media expert at UC Davis, joins Insight.

Monday, June 20, 2016

Insight: The Political Junkie / Politifact California / Weekend In Yosemite / UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center Director

We have a new Political Junkie segment. Then we'll discuss new fact-checks from our Politifact Ca reporter. Our senior producer tells us about her family's weekend in Yosemite. And, we meet director of the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Insight: Capitol Chat / Sacramento French Film Festival / Musician Richard March / Sound Advice

We'll discuss California's newly approved budget in this week's Capitol Chat. Then, we get a preview of the Sacramento French Film Festival. Sac Musician Richard March tells us about his experience in Ethiopia. And, we'll hear new Sound Advice.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Insight: Nevada Primary Recap / Forbes Writer Stacey Powell / Kushman By The Bottle / "Legally Blonde" Review

Reno Gazette Journal’s Political Reporter, Seth Richardson, recaps yesterday's Nevada primary. Then we talk to Forbes writer Stacey Powell about her new book. We have a new Kushman by the Bottle segment. And, we'll discuss a "Legally Blonde" review.