Insight With Beth Ruyak

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LATEST SHOW | Monday, November 30, 2015

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Insight: The Political Junkie Goes West / Fungus Foray / Jose Di Gregorio

The Political Junkie has the latest on the campaign trail during the Thanksgiving weekend. Artist Jose Di Gregorio talks about a new mural project and an art event in Miami, Florida. Plus, we'll have information on this year's "Fungus Foray.


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    Political Junkie Goes West: The Campaign Trail During Thanksgiving

    The Political Junkie Ken Rudin joins us from Washington D.C. in an effort to put it all in perspective.

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    18th Annual Fungus Foray

    On December 12 and 13, the Yuba Watershed Institute will present the 18th annual Fungus Foray and Wild Mushroom Exposition. We’ll talk with Daniel Nicholson, who organizes the event, about the newest knowledge from mushroom studies and some common

  • The Art of Jose DiGregorio

    Jose DiGregario talks with Insight about a new mural and an upcoming Miami art event he'll be participating in.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

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Insight: PolitiFact California / StoryCorps Sacramento Stories / Pet Tales: Senior Pets / Epsilona

It’s time to fact-check some statements surrounding California’s high-speed rail. Insight talks with PolitFact reporter Chris Nichols. Plus, doctors from the UC Davis MIND Institute explain what the “brain bank.”

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Tuesday, November 24, 2015

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Insight Rebroadcast: Past, Present And Future Of LGBT Rights

On Insight with Beth Ruyak, we rebroadcast our special show about the past, present and future of the LGBT community of Sacramento and California.

Monday, November 23, 2015

Insight: The Political Junkie Goes West / The Journey Of Stem Cells / Winter Movie Preview

It's the busiest travel week in the United States. But in light of the Paris attacks, many are more cautious. The Political Junkie Ken Rudin talks about his take on the 'Politics Of Terror." Plus, Insight has movie previews for the winter.

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Friday, November 20, 2015

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Insight: Capitol Chat / Sacramento Historical Society / James Lee Stanley

Today on Insight we hear from lawmakers in DC about a bill to increase security checks on Syrian refugees. Plus the Sacramento Historical Society is hosting two events and musician James Lee Stanley performs in studio.

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Thursday, November 19, 2015

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Insight: Dyslexia Changes / Letters to the Future / Remembering Mitch Agruss / Sound Advice: Jazz

A new law in California will provide screening and special education in schools for kids with dyslexia. On the next Insight, we’ll talk with the mom behind this change about what it means. Also, author TC Boyle reads his “Letter to the Future.”

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Wednesday, November 18, 2015

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Insight: Paris Attack's Impact On Refugees / "Of Kites And Kings" / The Streets Of Truckee

What happens to Syrians on the move who can’t go home and are getting shut out of European countries? Today we talk with UC Davis Middle East Scholar Keith Watenpaugh talks about the ongoing refugee crisis.

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Tuesday, November 17, 2015

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Insight: Refugee Resettlement / Grant High School Shooting / "Skeleton Stories" / Pac Avenue Records

After the shooting death of a Grant Union High School football player, neighbors in Del Paso Heights demand an end to the violence and calling on leaders to intervene. We'll also talk with the the people tasked with resettling refugees in Sacramento.

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Monday, November 16, 2015

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Insight: Political Junkie / CSU Faculty Labor Dispute / Verge Art Auction

The attacks on Paris are still resonating emotionally and politically through the world. On Insight today, we’ll talk with Ken Rudin, the Political Junkie, about the impacts on America’s presidential campaigns, and on American politics.

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Friday, November 13, 2015

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Insight: Capitol Chat / Fantasy Sports Betting / Stockton Symphony / Frederick K. Foote

Sportswriter Mark Kreidler talks about the popularity and controversy surrounding fantasy sports betting. Plus, the new executive director of the Stockton Symphony previews a weekend concert featuring “monumental” music.

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