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 | Friday, June 22, 2018

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Insight: Capitol Chat / Kru Raises Funds For Suicide Prevention / Sacramento French Film Festival / Kirstin Chen's Latest Novel

CapRadio's Ben Adler joins Insight to talk about the battles over rent control and net neutrality. Kru restaurant raises funds for suicide prevention. Insight previews the Sacramento French Film Festival. Author Kirstin Chen discusses her new novel.


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    Capitol Chat: Rent Control And Net Neutrality

    CapRadio’s Ben Adler joins us to talk about the battle behind the scenes on rent control as lawmakers and proponents tried to make deal to keep it off the ballot.

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    Kru Restaurant Raises Funds And Awareness For Suicide Prevention

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    Anthony Bourdain inspired many in the restaurant industry, including Kru's Nick Amano-Dolan and Billy Ngo. Kru bartenders are donating tips throughout June to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, with the restaurant matching their donations.

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    Sacramento French Film Festival Returns To Crest Theater

    Cody Drabble

    The 17th Annual Sacramento French Film Festival returns this weekend with a robust lineup of comedies, dramas, documentaries and short films.

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    Author Kirstin Chen Shares 'Bury What We Cannot Take' At Stories On Stage

    Cody Drabble

    Stories on Stage Sacramento will present readings from author Kirstin Chen's latest novel, "Bury What We Cannot Take," which follows a family escaping Maoist China.

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Photo By Lisa Marie Mazzucco

Insight: Explaining School Funding Bill AB 2635 / How To Spot Fake News / Classical Sound Advice / Pop Singer Anton Barbeau

AB 2635 would direct funding to schools with low-performing demographic groups. A UC Merced librarian has a new book on finding trustworthy sources amid "fake news." New classical releases for Sound Advice. Pop singer Anton Barbeau returns home.

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

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Insight: Primary Election Results / Recap Of New Voting System / Sacramento DA Anne Marie Schubert / Author Josh Weil Wins Award

We take a look at the results of California's June primary election. Election officials recap the voting process. Sacramento County DA Anne Marie Schubert reflects on her re-election campaign. Author Josh Weil wins a California Book Award.

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

Insight: Checking In At The Polls On Election Day / Race For Second In Governor's Race / Campaign Financing / Percussionist Alex Jenkins

Election officials discuss voter turnout and new vote centers. Capital Bureau Chief Ben Adler explains California's unusual primary system. CALmatters' Laurel Rosenhall on campaign financing. Percussionist Alex Jenkins previews live album concert.

Monday, June 4, 2018

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Insight: Political Junkie Previews California Primary / Nevada's Election Heats Up / Folk Singer Hannah Jane Kile Performs

The Political Junkie discusses competitive races in California's primary election. Nevada Independent politics reporter Megan Messerly previews Nevada's primary on June 12. Folk singer Hannah Jane Kile performs ahead of album release show.

Friday, June 1, 2018


Insight: Capitol Chat / Local Races Heat Up In Nevada County / 'Beethoven Meets Graffiti' In Modesto / Remembering The Alhambra

CapRadio reporters Ben Bradford and Ben Adler discuss the final days before California's primary. Two Nevada County races are heating up. "Beethoven Meets Graffiti" at the Modesto Symphony. Documentary remembers the legendary Alhambra Theatre.

Thursday, May 31, 2018


Insight: Guide To Sacramento's New Voting System / Black Book Fair Returns To Oak Park / Folk Singer Jessica Malone Performs

Sacramento County has a new voting system. The Sacramento Black Book Fair returns to Oak Park. Folk singer Jessica Malone previews album recording show at Harlow's.

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

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Insight: News Network / PolitiFact California Examines Attack Ads / Comedian Jason Anderson / Prelude Sacramento Dance Contest

CapRadio's Bob Moffitt recaps the latest in the Golden State Killer case. PolitiFact California fact-checks attack ads in the governor's race. Comedian Jason Anderson opens up about addiction recovery. Press P.L.A.Y. hosts dance competition.

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

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Insight: Political Junkie / DA Anne Marie Schubert / Steve Martin And Martin Short / Beatles Fundraiser Concert

The Political Junkie talks about ongoing Singapore summit negotiations. DA Anne Marie Schubert discusses her campaign for re-election. Steve Martin and Martin Short bring their tour to Golden 1. Sacramento musicians celebrate the Beatles.

Thursday, May 24, 2018

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Insight: Capitol Chat Looks Ahead To Primary Election / DA Candidate Noah Phillips / New Distracted Voting Research / Sound Advice

Capitol Bureau Chief Ben Adler shares the latest in the California governor's race. An interview with Sacramento County DA candidate Noah Phillips. New research on distracted voting. Hey, Listen's Nick Brunner has Sound Advice.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

Insight: Prop 72 Would Reward Homeowners For Capturing Rainwater / NPR's Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson Visits / History Of Strawberries

A look at Proposition 72, which would give Californians a tax break for capturing rainwater. NPR correspondent Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson discusses her work. KVIE documentary explores the history of strawberries in California.