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Insight With Beth Ruyak

How Arts And Culture Can Define A Country's History

January 18, 2017

UC Davis Law Professor Karima Bennoune joins Insight to talk about how the arts and cultural sites of a country are vital for the preservation of a country's history. Keith Watenpaugh also joins to talk about Bennoune's four day lecture series.

Insight With Beth Ruyak

Shakeups In Sac Ballet Leadership Causes Mixed Reactions

January 18, 2017

The Sacramento Ballet Board of Directors announced that they are releasing current artistic directors Ron Cunningham and Carinne Binda. President of the board Nancy Garton and the outgoing directors talk about their side of the story.

Insight With Beth Ruyak

Shrem Center Hosts Exhibiting On 21st Century Design Of Museums

January 12, 2017

Associate professor for UC Davis Mark Kessler talks about the new exhibit, "A Site For Convergence And Exchange: Designing The 21st Century Art Museum." It will be available at the Shrem Museum from Jan. 9 to 23.

Insight With Beth Ruyak

Wild And Scenic Film Festival Celebrates 15 Years Of Environmental Conservation

January 10, 2017

This Thursday, thousands will descend upon Grass Valley and Nevada City for the 15th annual Wild and Scenic Film Festival. Director Melinda Booth joins us to discuss what’s in store for this year’s event.

Insight With Beth Ruyak

Sacramento Area Youth Speaks Encourages Spoken Word And Poetry

January 10, 2017

A special program out of UC Davis engages young people in writing poetry and performing the spoken word. Sacramento Area Youth Speaks director Patrice Hill joins youth poet laureate Deborah Armstrong on Insight to discuss.

Quinn Dombrowski / Flickr

Insight With Beth Ruyak

Sierra Nevada Donates $2 Million For UC Davis Brewing Program

January 5, 2017

Sierra Nevada recently announced it is donating $2 million for an endowed professorship in brewing. Charlie Bamforth, professor of Brewing and Malting Sciences joins us to discuss.

Insight With Beth Ruyak

Palms Playhouse In Winters Reopens With New Owners

January 4, 2017

Long-time music venue Palms Playhouse was closed for most of 2016 after the previous owner retired. We meet the new owners and hear their plans for the future.

Insight With Beth Ruyak

The 50th Anniversary of Kwanzaa And Its History

December 21, 2016

Kwanzaa was created 50 years ago this December in UCLA to celebrate the pan-African traditions across the globe. Michael Harris, coordinator for the California State Capitol Kwanzaa Celebration, joins Insight to discuss the holiday’s significance.

Insight With Beth Ruyak

Hank Shaw Releases Kickstarted 'Buck, Buck, Moose'

December 21, 2016

Rerun: “Buck, Buck, Moose” is the latest cook book from Hank Shaw, one of the Northern California’s celebrated food bloggers and authors. Shaw talks about the new book and what the journey from Kickstarter campaign to final fruition was like.

Photo Credit Charr Craill

Insight With Beth Ruyak

'The Santaland Diaries' Of An Elf At Macy's Comes To Capital Stage

December 20, 2016

Capital Stage has a unique take on David Sedaris’ comedy writing. Benjamin Ismail stars as a Christmas elf at Macy’s in “The Santaland Diaries.” He joins director Shannon Mahoney on Insight.

Insight With Beth Ruyak

Sacramento Comedians Join Comical Forces To Headline Punch Line

December 20, 2016

Johnny Taylor and Keith Jensen talk about their friendship and how it has influenced their careers ahead of their first headlining gig at the Punch Line Comedy Club on Dec. 23.

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

Food and Sustainability

Gold Country Confectioners Cook Up Sweets, Nostalgia To Loyal Customers

December 19, 2016 | Julia Mitric

Making candy by hand is one family's secret to keeping a loyal following over 90 years.

Insight With Beth Ruyak

Sacramento Woman Describes Years In Aleppo Using Art

December 19, 2016

A Syrian woman living in Sacramento worked as an art teacher in Aleppo’s refugee camps for years. She joins her husband and documentarian Rob Asher to discuss the situation in Syria now.

Ailene Voisin / Sacramento Bee

Insight With Beth Ruyak

'Citizen Cohn': The Memoir Of A Sacramento City Councilman

December 19, 2016

Steve Cohn oversaw massive transformations for the city of Sacramento for over a decade all while dealing with serious personal issues. He describes all of it in his new memoir titled "Citizen Cohn."

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