Insight With Beth Ruyak

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Reveal: Hell Of A Job will air at 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. Friday, July 24 in place of Insight.

LATEST SHOW | Tuesday, July 28, 2015

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Insight: News Network / McGeorge Immigration Clinic / Incarceration And Children / 'Next To Normal'

On Insight, we'll have a discussion on how to legally immigrate to the United States with McGeorge law professors. Plus, an update on the Lowell Fire outside Nevada City. And a look at why prisoners' children have a harder go in life.


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    News Network: Lowell Fire Continues To Burn

    Insight will have the latest update on the Lowell Fire from YubaNet's Pascale Fusshoeller.

  • McGeorge Immigration Clinic

    McGeorge Immigration Clinic professors will discuss the legal ways people immigrate to the United States. This conversation is part of Capital Public Radio's year-long initiative examining undocumented immigration.

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    How Incarceration Impacts Prisoners' Children

    The UC Davis Center for Poverty Research has released a new report highlighting the effects on children who have incarcerated parents. One of the researchers will discuss the report on Insight.

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    'Next To Normal' At Runaway Stage Productions

    A production of Next To Normal will be at Runaway Stage Productions through Aug. 16. Bob Baxter, producer and director of Next to Normal, will talk about the play on Insight.

Monday, July 27, 2015

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Insight: Political Junkie Goes West / "Humankind" / Clara's House / Tommy Caldwell

Political Junkie Ken Rudin returns for his weekly visit. One of the climbers who scaled Yosemite's Dawn Wall this past winter explains how he did it. And a UC Davis professor emeritus talks about his new book "Humankind."

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Thursday, July 23, 2015

Insight: Capitol Chat / California Citrus Groves / FreeBadge Serenaders / Sound Advice

Gov. Jerry Brown is at Vatican this week to talk about climate change. Sacramento Bee's David Siders is in Rome and explains what the governor has been saying. Plus, a California citrus grower talks about the dire situation as water runs short.

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Wednesday, July 22, 2015

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Insight: Dan Morain / The Earthquake That Could Destroy Seattle / Elaine Corn

Geologist Chris Goldfinger talks about a fault line in the Pacific Northwest that could destroy everything west of Highway 5 in Oregon and Washington. Elaine Corn shares techniques for seeding a tomato and pulping an avocado.

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Tuesday, July 21, 2015

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Insight: News Network / Pluto / Alicia Hunt In 'Grounded' / Ideateam

State water regulators are proposing a $1.5 million fine on an irrigation district in Tracy. CapRadio's Amy Quinton explains the significance of the move. Davis-native Alicia Hunt talks about her role in B Street Theater’s new show "Grounded."

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Monday, July 20, 2015

Insight: The Political Junkie Goes West / California And Climate Change / Scrum Of The Earth / Sacratomato Week & Festival

State lawmakers are again working to put the state on the forefront of greenhouse gas reduction efforts. On Insight, a reporter with CALMatters explain the push. Plus, a local filmmaker talks about his documentary on American rugby.

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Friday, July 17, 2015

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Insight: Capitol Chat / Japanese Film Festival / Family History Day At The California Museum / Rocky Dawuni

CapRadio's Katie Orr explains why new homes and businesses in California will have a lot less grass. Plus, the California Museum celebrates Family History Day and the Japanese Film Festival kicks off.

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Thursday, July 16, 2015

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Insight: Iran Sanctions And California Pistachios / Cal Tjader Book / Sound Advice

Insight explores how the Iran deal could affect California's pistachio market. Plus, we'll have a conversation with writer Duncan Reid, who wrote a book on jazz musician Cal Tjader. For Sound Advice, Insight previews California WorldFest.

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Wednesday, July 15, 2015

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Insight: Reaching Pluto / Auburn Drug Company / James Rollins / Sound Workshop For Girls

A professor of astronomy explains what we learned about Pluto this week. Sound engineer Karrie Keyes talks about breaking into the music industry. Plus, a look at a new documentary about the old Auburn Drug Company.

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Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Insight: News Network / Latino Center Of Art And Culture / 'Aurora' By Kim Stanley Robinson / Sunmonks

Stockton Record Columnist Michael Fitzgerald joins Insight. The city is grappling with calls to change streets named after Confederate leaders. Plus, Davis-based science fiction writer Kim Stanley Robinson talks about his new book "Aurora."

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