Best of Insight: Beth Ruyak's 2016 Picks
From Beth Ruyak:
One of my favorite aspects of hosting Insight is navigating through a variety of topics and guests from the Northern California region and beyond.
This "Insight Best of 2016" list reflects part of the mission of our program: to connect you to issues and events that matter to you.
Insight takes research, logistics and a spirit of fund to produce. It helps that our team is dedicated, hard-working and imaginative.
Besides the daily live program, we produce specials and on-the-road shows to create more community through conversation.
Thank you for listening in 2016 and enjoy these highlights from an intriguing year.
From The Top Host Christopher O'Riley made a stop in March at Capital Public Radio to perform with Argentinean pianist Pablo Ziegler and for a live taping of From The Top.
A few of Sacramento’s most veteran television journalists explained why each of them chose retirement after decades of reporting. How has the news business changed and why retire now?
Sacramento Bee editorial cartoonist Jack Ohman won the Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Cartooning in April. He joined us in the studio tell us more about winning and what was next for him after a career-defining achievement.
Jeffrey Siegel finished his sixth consecutive Keyboard Conversations season performing the music of Frederic Chopin and Robert Schumann at the Folsom Harris Center in May. He previewed his music beforehand on Insight.
Dr. Ralph deVere White, the long-time director of the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center, joined Insight in June to talk more about why he stepped down from his post after 30 years.
Michael O’Connell, a beloved comedian in the Sacramento scene, died in June from complications of muscular dystrophy at the UC Davis Medical Center. Local comedians about his life joined our studio to reflect on his impact.
In 2007, Summer Kempton died from a drug overdose and the Kempton family almost immediately established a memorial fund in her honor. Her father Will Kempton talked on Insight about Summer and the family's hopes to fully endow the fund by 2017.
In October, Winnie-the-Pooh fans all over the world celebrated the 90th anniversary since the publication of A.A. Milne's first book, "Winnie-the-Pooh." Kathryn Aalto, author of "The Natural World of Winnie-the-Pooh," joined us on Insight.
Singer and Golden Globe-nominated actress Molly Ringwald returned to Northern California for "An Evening with Molly Ringwald," a show at the new Rocklin Quarry Amphitheater. She made a stop on Insight with her father first.
Radiotopia Podquest Challenge winner "Ear Hustle" took listeners inside San Quentin prison for storytelling from the inmates' perspectives. Co-producer and photography professor at Sacramento State Nigel Poor talked about her work with the podcast.