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 | Wednesday, July 19, 2017

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Insight: Detwiler Fire Update From Mariposa County / PolitiFact California / Film Noir Festival / Dunkirk

The latest on the Detwiler Fire in Mariposa County; PolitiFact California checks statements from Kevin McCarthy and Travis Allen; Noir Film Festival brings classic Billy Wilder films to the Crest Theatre.


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    Detwiler Fire Update From Mariposa County

    CALFIRE spokesman Scott McLean shares the latest on the Detwiler Fire in Mariposa County, which has exploded in size at more than 45,000 acres.

  • Lauren Victoria Burke / AP

    PolitiFact California Checks Claims By House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy And Assemblyman Travis Allen

    Last week, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy claimed California hasn’t completed a major water storage project since the 1970s. PolitiFact California Reporter Chris Nichols puts that claim to the test.

  • Noir Film Festival Brings Classic Billy Wilder Films To Crest Theatre

    Cody Drabble

    Eddie Muller, the founder and president of the Film Noir Foundation as well as host of “Noir Alley” on Turner Classic Movies discusses the “Light And Noir Film Festival” coming to the Crest Theatre.

  • The Miracle At Dunkirk In History And Film

    Esquire IMAX in downtown Sacramento is one of 30 theaters worldwide that will have the full-format presentation of the new World War II drama "Dunkirk". We discuss the event that inspired it and the technical challenges of large-format film.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Insight: Political Junkie / End Of Life Law Reflection / PolitiFact California

We return to our regular programming with a full hour of politics, starting with Political Junkie Ken Rudin, followed by lawmakers' reflections on the End of Life Law and a fact check on rising crime based on a statement by Assemblyman Travis Allen.

Friday, June 30, 2017

Friday, June 23, 2017

Insight Special Broadcast: Past, Present And Future Of LGBT Rights

In observance of Pride Month, we revisit our Insight special discussing the presence of LGBT rights and its influence in today's society.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

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Insight: Capitol Chat / Stories On Stage / The Rosemary Metrailer Story / Sound Advice

Capitol Bureau Chief Ben Adler hosts Capitol Chat; Vanessa Hua is June's Stories on Stage featured author; a documentary focuses on Sacramento LGBT history and Hey, Listen! host Nick Brunner highlights music for this week's Sound Advice.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

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Insight: Feinstein And Harris / End Of Life / Music Circus / Debop

California U.S. Senators make a splash during Russian investigations; a local journalist talks about his mother choosing the End of Life option; theater critics recap "Beauty and the Beast" and modern jazz group Debop plays live in studio.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

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Insight: Pig Island / Heat Wave Updates / Barry Lancet / USATF

Pigs were rescued from the San Joaquin Delta Island; officials update the situation with the heat wave; Barry Lancet releases the fourth novel in his Jim Brodie series and NorCal runners prepare for a (literally) heated USA Track and Field meet.

Monday, June 19, 2017

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Insight: WaPo's Philip Bump / Fête De La Musique / Poet Robert Hass

Philip Bump from the Washington Post gives updates on politics; local buskers celebrate Make Music Day and Robert Hass joins the line-up of notable poets for a writing workshop in Squaw Valley.

Friday, June 16, 2017

Insight: Capitol Chat / 'Trump's California Henchmen' / Davis Madrigals

Capitol Bureau Chief Ben Adler goes over the state's largest budget to date; Capital and Main launched a series describing Trump's business allies in California and the Davis Madrigals celebrate 50 years of music.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

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Insight: Opioid Addiction / B Street Sofia Building / Sound Advice / Sac French Film Festival

A Plumas County school is teaching opioid overdose treatment to its students; B Street Theatre named its new building in honor of an early donor; CapRadio's Gary Vercelli hosts Sound Advice and the French Film Festival gears up for its 16th year.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

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Insight: Sessions Testimony / Tracking The Truth / California Native Launch / 'Beauty And The Beast'

Jeff Sessions testified before the Senate Tuesday; PolitiFact launches a new Insight series; California Native debuts examining American Indian history and "Beauty and the Beast" premieres next week at the Music Circus.