Insight With Beth Ruyak

Hosted By Beth Ruyak

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LATEST SHOW | Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Insight: Convention Report / Lake Tahoe Wolverine / KCRA To Rio / The Tommy Kono Story

Today on Insight, CapRadio reporter Ben Bradford updates us on the Democratic National Convention, a wolverine was spotted in Tahoe, KCRA journalists talk about their plans to cover the Rio Olympics and a documentary on Tommy Kono releases in August.


  • Live From The Democratic Convention: Day Two

    The Democratic National Convention continues in Philadelphia this week. State government reporter Ben Bradford is with the California Delegation – which is split between Clinton and Bernie Sanders supporters – and he joins us live on Insight today.

  • Chris Stermer / CA Department of Fish and Wildlife

    California Biologist Investigates If Tahoe Wolverine Same One From Eight Years Ago

    Jonathan Ayestas

    California scientists spotted a wolverine in the Sierra Nevada. Thought to be extinct from that area, California Department of Fish and Wildlife biologist Chris Stermer talks about how this wolverine could be the same one from eight years ago.

  • KCRA Journalists Share Game Plan In Covering Rio Olympics

    Athletes, coaches and their support staff are heading to Rio for the Summer Games that start August 5. KCRA Reporter Deirdre Fitzpatrick and Photographer Mike Domalog join Insight today to discuss plans in covering Northern California athletes.

  • 'Arnold Knows Me: The Tommy Kono Story,' A Documentary Of Inspiring Hope In Other Weight-Lifters

    Tommy Kono may not be a household name today, but the weight-lifting champion definitely left his mark on the world during his 85 years. With us today are former Sacramento newscasters Ryan Yamamoto and Suzanne Phan to talk about Kono's legacy.

Monday, July 25, 2016

Insight: Political Junkie / Convention Report / Curious World Tour / Beth Duncan

Today on Insight: the Political Junkie turns his analytical gaze west, we get live updates from day one of the Democratic National Convention and a mobile tour is donating books across the country to celebrate Curious George's 75th birthday.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Ben Adler / Capital Public Radio

Insight: Convention Report / Lake Tahoe Dance Collective / Sierra Storytelling Festival / Heartbreak Time Machine

Today on Insight, we receive updates on the last day of the Republican National Convention, members of Lake Tahoe Dance Collective preview content, we hear about the Sierra Storytelling Festival, and about Heartbreak Time Machine's new single.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Matt Rourke / AP

Insight: Republican National Convention / Tour de France / Kushman By The Bottle / Soprano Carrie Hennessey

Today on Insight, Political Junkie Ken Rudin and Capitol Bureau Chief join us from Cleveland, sports reporter James Raia reflects on 40 years of sports writing, Rick Kushman gives wine tasting tips and Carrie Hennessey performs a duet in-studio.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Matt Rourke / AP

Insight: Convention Report / Politifact California / Student Debt Crisis

Today on Insight, Capital Bureau Chief Ben Adler gives an update on Day Two of the Republican National Convention, Politifact checks a claim on gun dealers and McDonald's, and a reporter from Reveal News details the privatization of student loans.

Monday, July 18, 2016

Matt Rourke / AP

Insight: CapRadio Producer Recounts Ordeal In Turkey / Political Junkie / Convention Report / 'Waist Watchers The Musical!'

Today on Insight, the Political Junkie turns his gaze west, our Capital Bureau Chief describes the scene in the Republican National Convention and "Waist Watchers The Musical!" sizes up with laughs and real-women's issues packed into one show.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Ben Margot / AP

Insight: Capitol Chat / SN&R vs. Kevin Johnson / Sound Advice / Musician Blackie Farrell

Today on Insight, Capital Bureau Chief Ben Adler joins us for Capchat, SN&R releases their new edition on Kevin Johnson's email use, musician Blackie Farrell joins us in-studio and CapRadio's Cale Wiggins shares the latest classical in Sound Advice.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Insight: Mortality Rates Of Black Children / "Pokemon Go" / George Lucas Museum

On Insight, Sacramento County Supervisor Phil Serna talks about the mortality rates of African American children in Sacramento and the U.S. Plus, real estate broker John Mudgett talks about his campaign to bring a George Lucas museum to Sacramento.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

Insight: Sacramento Reactions Continued / Big Brother Comics / A Taste of Hope

Today on Insight, we continue the conversation of Sacramento's reaction to the shootings last week, the owner of a comic book store tells us his story of loss and we hear about a show that stimulates sight, sound ... and taste?

Monday, July 11, 2016

Insight: Shooting Reactions In Sacramento / Political Junkie / Olympic Trials Recap

On Insight, representatives and community leaders reflect on the recent shootings across the nation, the Political Junkie provides a national perspective. And we provide a recap to the Olympic trials this weekend.