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, November 29, 2018

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Insight: Camp Fire Recovery / Valadao-Cox House Race / Sacramento Region Quality Of Life Survey / Sound Advice

The CalOES Director fills us in on wildfire recovery. We talk about a surprise cliffhanger in a Central Valley House race. Valley Vision tells us about a new survey on Sacramento life. Hey, Listen! Host Nick Brunner joins us for Sound Advice.

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

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Insight: PolitiFact California / Sierra Snow Forecast / University Of The Pacific Medicare Clinic / Stand Up Sacramento Comedy Showcase

Chris Nichols from PolitiFact California discusses tear gas on the border. We talk about this week's Sierra snow forecast. The University of the Pacific tell us about their Medicare clinics. Stand Up Sacramento previews tonight's comedy showcase.

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

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Insight: News Network / Disaster Risks After Wildfire / Miracle On 34th Street / The Philharmonik

Reporter Pauline Bartolone tells us how Camp Fire victims are handling the aftermath. A forestry specialist talks about the risks of landslides after wildfires. We preview "Miracle on 34th Street." The Philharmonik gives us a peek at his debut album.

Monday, November 26, 2018

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Insight: Camp Fire Update / Camp Fire Victim Aid / Political Junkie / Cities You Wish You Were From

Cal Fire's Michael Mohler gives us an update on the Camp Fire. Volunteers from UC Davis Health tell us about aiding injured and sick Camp Fire evacuees. The Political Junkie talks about the new climate report. Cities You Wish You Were From performs.

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

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Insight: Facts On Federal Disaster Aid / Camp Fire Animal Rescues / Snowfall Forecast / Run To Feed The Hungry

Sacramento Bee Correspondent Emily Cadei reports on federal funding for fire relief. Pet expert Gina Spadafori shares stories of Camp Fire animal rescues. Ski resorts prepare to open this weekend. Run to Feed the Hungry races on, rain or shine.

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

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Insight: Camp Fire Community Impact / Cal Fire Update / Effects Of Poor Air Quality / Nevada Museum Of Art

NSPR Reporter Marc Albert discusses the Camp Fire's long term community impact. Cal Fire provides an update on containment. The latest on Sacramento air quality. Nevada Museum of Art showcases the work of pioneering 1900s photographer Anne Brigman.

Monday, November 19, 2018

Insight: Paradise Mayor Jody Jones / Trump Tours Camp Fire With Brown, Newsom / Photographing Fire / Political Junkie Ken Rudin

Paradise Mayor Jody Jones says her town is ready to rebuild. CapRadio's Ben Adler recaps President Donald Trump's California visit. Getty Images' Justin Sullivan on photographing fires. Political Junkie Ken Rudin on Trump's disaster response.

Thursday, November 15, 2018

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Insight: Camp Wildfire Update / Can Prescribed Burns Prevent Fires? / Jazz Sound Advice / Vinnie Guidera & The Dead Birds

An update on the Butte County housing crisis precipitated by the Camp widlfire. CapRadio's Ezra David Romero explores whether prescribed burns can help prevent wildfires. New jazz on Sound Advice. Vinnie Guidera & The Dead Birds share new album.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

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Insight: Wildfire Survivor Who Stayed In Paradise / Gun Violence Research / Holiday Wines / Musician Katie Knipp

One survivor of the Camp Fire shares his story of remaining to defend his home. Dr. Garen Wintemute shares new research on gun violence. Rick Kushman gives holiday win advice. Blues Americana artist Katie Knipp debuts music from new album.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

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Insight: Camp Fire Update / Restoring Financial Services After Fires / Poetry Of Marie Reynolds / Guitarist Ross Hammond

Updates from Cal Fire and FEMA on the Camp Fire. Efforts to reopen a bank branch in Paradise. A new book of poetry written by a Sacramento nurse who recently died from breast cancer. Sacramento guitarist Ross Hammond on his new album.