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.


Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. – 8 p.m.
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LATEST SHOW | Tuesday, June 28, 2016

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Insight: Supreme Court Abortion Ruling / Renters' Rights / Podcast Talk / "A Revolutionary Mind" Production

We'll discuss the Supreme Court's abortion ruling. Then, we’re going to focus on low-income housing and the rights of renters. We'll meet creator and host of the podcast, "Serious Talk. Seriously." And, we'll learn more about "A Revolutionary Mind."


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    Supreme Court's Ruling On Abortion Restrictions

    More discussion about this week’s US Supreme Court ruling on abortion: the debate around this case includes many controversial topics though the Texas law in question specifically addressed regulations for abortion clinics.

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    Substandard Housing And Rental Safety

    On Insight, we'll talk about rental safety and what residents can do to make sure their needs are met. Our guests include a former director of the Sacramento Development Department, Max Fernandez, who oversees the city's rental inspection program.

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    Podcast Creator And Host Johnny Flores

    A ‘podcast’ is a digital program that can be downloaded from the internet. We'll meet Sacramento podcast creator and host Johnny Flores to talk about his podcast "Serious Talk. Seriously," and learn more about his experience.

  • "A Revolutionary Mind"

    The world premiere of a play from acclaimed playwright Leslie Lewinter-Suskind is playing at CalStage. She joins us to talk about the show. We'll also talk with actor Berman Obalida, who plays a role in the production.

Monday, June 27, 2016

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Insight: The Political Junkie / California After Brexit / Supreme Court's DACA Vote / Author Don Miguel Ruiz Sr

Ken Rudin joins us for this week's Political Junkie segment. Then, we'll talk about the California's future after #Brexit. We'll discuss the Supreme Court's split vote on Obama's immigration plan. And, we meet author don Miguel Ruiz Sr.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Insight: Capitol Chat / Oakland Police Scandal / The View From Here / Sound Advice

Today on Insight we check in with Capitol Reporter Ben Bradford then shift our focus to the police scandal in Oakland. Next we take a look at the plight of same-sex undocumented couples with our View From Here team and then Music in the Mountains.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

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Insight: Free Speech / Trauma And Kids / Pet Tales

A Sacramento pastor gave an incendiary sermon about gays after the Orlando shooting. We talk with a constitutional law professor about the boundaries of free speech. And, how to discuss trauma with kids and we talk pets with Gina Spadafori.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

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Insight: Tragedy And Social Media / News Network: Wildfires / The Stand-Up Competition / Davis Shakespeare Festival

Insight continues its conversation around the Orlando shooting. Today's duscyssuib will be focus on social media and how that changes the way people experienced the tragedy. Dr. Andy Jones, a social media expert at UC Davis, joins Insight.

Monday, June 20, 2016

Insight: The Political Junkie / Politifact California / Weekend In Yosemite / UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center Director

We have a new Political Junkie segment. Then we'll discuss new fact-checks from our Politifact Ca reporter. Our senior producer tells us about her family's weekend in Yosemite. And, we meet director of the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Insight: Capitol Chat / Sacramento French Film Festival / Musician Richard March / Sound Advice

We'll discuss California's newly approved budget in this week's Capitol Chat. Then, we get a preview of the Sacramento French Film Festival. Sac Musician Richard March tells us about his experience in Ethiopia. And, we'll hear new Sound Advice.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Insight: Nevada Primary Recap / Forbes Writer Stacey Powell / Kushman By The Bottle / "Legally Blonde" Review

Reno Gazette Journal’s Political Reporter, Seth Richardson, recaps yesterday's Nevada primary. Then we talk to Forbes writer Stacey Powell about her new book. We have a new Kushman by the Bottle segment. And, we'll discuss a "Legally Blonde" review.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

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Insight: Stockton's 1989 Mass Shooting / Angelique Ashby Reflects / "Class Dismissed" Update / Comedian Johnny Taylor

Record columnist describes emotions from the 1989 mass shooting that have resurfaced this week. Then Angelique Ashby reflects on her campaign. We have an update on a CapRadio documentary titled "Class Dismissed." Then comedian Johnny Taylor joins us.

Monday, June 13, 2016

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Insight: The Political Junkie / Mayor-Elect Darrell Steinberg / UC Davis Microbiologist / Dance Gavin Dance

We'll talk with the Political Junkie about the Orlando shooting and its effects on the presidential campaign trails. Mayor-elect, Darrell Steinberg discusses his plans for Sacramento. We'll meet a UC Davis microbiologist. Then, Dance Gavin Dance.