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 | Tuesday, December 18, 2018

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Insight: Political Junkie / Capitol Kwanzaa Celebration / 'Halftime With Don' Play Premiere

The Political Junkie joins us to dissect Michael Flynn and the potential government shutdown. We look ahead at this year's Capitol Kwanzaa Celebration. We preview the "Halftime With Don" premiere coming to the B Street Theatre.


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    Political Junkie: Michael Flynn’s Sentencing And The Looming Government Shutdown

    Political Junkie Ken Rudin joins Insight to dissect the week’s political news, including Michael Flynn’s sentencing hearing, how Flynn might cooperate with investigators looking into the 2016 election and the looming threat of a government shutdown.

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    California Capitol Kwanzaa Celebration Enters Twentieth Year

    Capitol Kwanzaa Celebration Coordinator Michael Harris and Rev. Ambrose Carroll talk about the history of the Pan-African cultural celebration that began in California in 1966.

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    B Street Theatre Premieres 'Halftime With Don'

    Actor Rich Hebert and Associate Artistic Director Lyndsay Burch join Insight to preview the new play “Halftime With Don” at B Street Theatre this month.

Thursday, December 13, 2018

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Insight: Cal Fire Chief Retires / Jerry Brown's Legacy / Native American Drum Group Otsigeya / Musicians Hannah Mayree And Seymour Love

Cal Fire Chief Ken Pimlott talks to us ahead of his retirement. We look back on Gov. Jerry Brown's legacy. Native American women's drum group Otsigeya performs. Folk musicians Hannah Mayree and Seymour Love preview their show tonight.

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

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Insight: PolitiFact Lie Of The Year / Rebuilding After Wildfire / How Children Learn Language / Peter Petty Holiday Show

PolitiFact joins us to tell us about their Lie of the Year. We talk about how communities rebuild after wildfire. The UC Davis MIND Institute previews an event about how children learn language. We take a peek at Peter Petty's annual holiday show.

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

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Insight: Higher Education Study / Fighting The Holiday Blues / Omari Tau / Katie Knipp

We share the findings of a new PPIC study on higher education. Dr. Peter Yellowlees tells us how to fight the holiday blues. Vocalist Omari Tau previews his first solo show in Sacramento. Blues artist Katie Knipp talks about her new album.

Monday, December 10, 2018

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Insight: Political Junkie / The Future Of The GOP / Butte County Recovers / Article 26 Backpack Project On Human Rights Day

The Political Junkie fills us in on the Mueller investigation. We look at the future of the Republican Party. Reporter Marc Albert tells us about recovery efforts after the Camp Fire. We get an update on the Article 26 Backpack project.

Friday, December 7, 2018

Insight: Keys To The House / Hope Cooperative / Fresher Sacramento / Misner & Smith

We look at California's seven flipped House seats. The Hope Cooperative tells us about their new program for homeless youth. Fresher Sacramento explains their new program to bring nutritious food to Meadowview. Misner & Smith perform.

Thursday, December 6, 2018

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Insight: Wildfire Insurance / Christmas Trees And Forest Management / Jessica Malone Releases Live Album / Sound Advice

The state Insurance Department tells us about navigating policies after wildfire. Could Christmas trees help forest management? Musician Jessica Malone previews her live album. K-ZAP's Dennis Newhall join us for Sound Advice.

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

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Insight: News Network / UC Davis Children's Hospital's New Podcast / Tre Burt Performs / Sacramento Choral Society Holiday Concert

Nick Miller and Bob Moffitt join us for News Network to talk about the conflict between Sacramento's Inspector General, Sheriff and Board of Supervisors. We preview the UC Davis Children's Hospital's new podcast. Folk musician Tre Burt performs.

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

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Insight: Capitol Chat / Butte County Goes Back To School / Remembering Paul Sherwen

Ben Adler joins us to talk about the beginning of the 2018-2019 Legislative session. We talk with officials about Paradise students' first day back at school after the Camp Fire. We remember cycling commentator Paul Sherwen after his death Sunday.

Monday, December 3, 2018

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Insight: Political Junkie / Butte County Goes Back To School / Author Andy Furillo

The Political Junkie shares his memories of the late former President George H.W. Bush. Reporter Ricardo Cano tells us about Butte County students returning to school after the Camp Fire. Author Andy Furillo shares his debut novel, "The First Year."