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, 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.


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    Capitol Chat: The Race For Second Place In Governor’s Race

    Candidates for governor enter the final stretch of campaigning before the statewide primaries. Capitol Bureau Chief Ben Adler explains which of them have the best chance to move on to the general election.

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    Sacramento County DA Candidate Noah Phillips On His Platform, Recent Allegations

    Sacramento County District Attorney Candidate Noah Phillips joins Insight to discuss his campaign issues.

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    Distracted Voting Hurts Candidates Of Color At The Ballot Box

    New research from UC Merced political science professor Jessica Trounstine shows that distracted voting puts candidates of color at an electoral disadvantage.

  • Sound Advice: Hey, Listen! To These NorCal Tiny Desk Contestants

    Hey, Listen! Host Nick Brunner shares music from recent Northern California competitors in this year's NPR Tiny Desk Contest.

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

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Insight: Governor Hopefuls Debate / Dissecting Debate Styles / PolitiFact Examines Candidate Claims / Sac State Choral Director Says Farewell

CapRadio's Ben Adler analyzes the gubernatorial debate. Sacramento State's debate director dissects the candidates' performance. PolitiFact's Chris Nichols examines how contenders fared with the facts. Maestro Don Kendrick says farewell to Sac State.

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

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Insight: Community Policing / Why California Housing Costs So Much / Gubernatorial Debate Preview / RSVP's Spring Benefit Concerts

CapRadio's Ezra David Romero looks into community policing in Sacramento. CALmatters reporter Matt Levin on why living in California is so expensive. CapRadio's Ben Adler previews Tuesday's gubernatorial debate. RSVP choir's spring benefit concerts.

Monday, May 7, 2018

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Insight: Political Junkie On Rudy Giuliani / Changes At The U.S. Forest Service / SpaceWalker Performs Experimental Hip-Hop

The Political Junkie on Rudy Giuliani's first steps as the newest member of President Trump's legal team. The U.S. Forest Service's new interim chief discusses firefighting funding. Sacramento musician SpaceWalker shares interstellar beats.

Friday, May 4, 2018

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Insight: Capitol Chat From The California GOP Convention / California Museum Celebrates African-American History / The Lique / PRVLGS

Capitol Bureau Chief Ben Adler reports from the California Republican Convention in San Diego. A California Museum exhibit highlights African-American history. The Lique shares music from their latest album. PRVLGS performs new songs.

Thursday, May 3, 2018

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Insight: Golden State Killer, Stephon Clark Updates / National Guard Deploys To Border / Capital Stage's 'Marjorie Prime' / Sound Advice

KPBS reporter Steve Walsh discusses the arrival of National Guard troops at the Mexico border. Updates in the Golden State Killer and Stephon Clark cases. Capital Stage produces "Marjorie Prime." Sound Advice from the First Festival.

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

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Insight: Dr. Bennet Omalu Defends His Stephon Clark Autopsy / East Area Rapist Attack Survivor / Media And PTSD / Shakespeare's Lost Plays

Dr. Omalu discusses his Stephon Clark autopsy a few hours before the release of the official coroner’s report. An East Area Rapist attack survivor remains defiant. How media coverage can impact assault survivors. Festival on Shakespeare's lost plays.

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

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Insight: Migrants Continue To Seek Asylum / Secret Questionnaires Shape Gubernatorial Race / Comedian Keith Lowell Jensen / 'Titanic: A Musical Journey'

NPR's Kirk Siegler has updates on migrants seeking asylum in the U.S. CALmatters' Laurel Rosenhall discusses gubernatorial candidates and interest groups. Sacramento comedian releases his first book. Titanic musical explores ragtime music.

Monday, April 30, 2018

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Insight: Political Junkie / Governor Candidate Gavin Newsom / East Area Rapist Investigator Carol Daly

Asylum seekers arrive at California's border and talks continue between North and South Korea. Political Junkie Ken Rudin has analysis. Gavin Newsom on his candidacy for California governor. Detective Carol Daly discusses the East Area Rapist arrest.

Thursday, April 26, 2018

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Insight: Journalists Discuss Golden State Killer Case / DNA Evidence Legislation / Life In Southern France / Young Artists Competition

Journalists discuss personal connections to the Golden State Killer case. How DNA legislation could help cold case investigations. Author Georgeanne Brennan gives a window into Provence. Pianist Lara Downes previews the Young Artists Competition.

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

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Insight: Mayor Darrell Steinberg / PolitiFact California / Sierra Poetry Festival / Author Michael Wallis

Mayor Darrell Steinberg discusses health initiatives in South Sacramento. PolitiFact checks ads in the California governor's race. The Sierra Poetry Festival returns. Author Michael Wallis shares his book “The Best Land Under Heaven."