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 | Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Insight: Indiana Primary / DAPA In The U.S. Supreme Court / Wildlife Awareness Week / Jeffrey Siegel

The Political Junkie gives a recap of the Indiana primary election. Jim Branham from Sierra Nevada Conservancy and Craig Thomas from Sierra Forest Legacy talk about what to expect during this year's fire season.


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    The Political Junkie Goes West: Republican Presidential Race

    The Political Junkie, Ken Rudin, joins Insight as the Presidential race takes a decisive turn this week.

  • Guillermo Esteves / Flickr

    SCOTUS Reviews DAPA

    We talk about the US Supreme Court weighing a decision over President Obama's DAPA program in the United States v. Texas case. We'll learn about it's potential impact, and likely outcome.

  • U.S. Forest Service InciWeb

    Wildfire Awareness Week

    For Wildfire Awareness Week, we discuss what could be different about this fire season and what needs to happen in California's forests to break the cycle of catastrophic mega fires.

  • Pianist Jeffrey Siegel

    Jeffrey Siegel will perform the music of Frederic Chopin and Robert Schumann is his Wednesday concert. He joins Insight to preview the performance.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

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Insight: Christo Rey High Schools / News Network: Davis / Re-Broadcast: Hannah Jane Kile

June elections are on the horizon and Davis residents are getting ready to vote on several issues. Davis Enterprise reporter Felicia Alvarez is in studio to talk about what's on the ballot.

Monday, May 2, 2016

Insight: The Political Junkie Goes West / CA GOP Convention Recap / 'The Rover'

It was an important weekend in the west for Republican Presidential candidates and hopeful delegates in the Democratic side of the race. We talk with the Political Junkie Ken Rudin and CapRadio's Ben Adler.

Friday, April 29, 2016

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Insight: GOP Convention / Label Makers / Kim Stanley Robinson at SOS / "Upward"

Capitol Bureau Chief Ben Adler joins us live from the GOP Convention in Burlingame for this week's Capitol Chat. Plus, Science fiction author Kim Stanley Robinson shares his new short story.

Thursday, April 28, 2016

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Insight: CapRadio's Mental Health Series / Future Lung Cancer Treatments / Assistance League Of Sacramento / Sound Advice: Jazz At The Crocker

We'll talk about CapRadio's five part mental health series. We'll also learn about the future lung cancer treatments. And, Assistance League of Sacramento members join us in the studio. Then, we travel to the Crocker Art Museum for Sound Advice.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Insight: Interview Update On Linda Katehi / WEAVE, Inc. / Pet Tales / Local Poet And Professor Jan Haag

We talk to author Julie Otsuka about her new book. Then, local poet and SacCity College journalism professor Jan Haag joins us to share a new anthology of poetry and essays. And, Gina Spadafori joins us for this week's Pet Tales.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Insight: News Network / Back Pain Treatment & Prevention /Author Paula Treick DeBoard / Sandra Dolores

Government reporter Ben Bradford gives us an update on the debate for the first open U.S. Senate seat since 1992. Then, we learn more about back pain from Dr. David Copenhaver. Then we meet author and teacher Paula Treick DeBoard.

Monday, April 25, 2016

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Insight: Political Junkie / Robla School District And United Way / Once An Empire

Ken Rudin joins us from Washington D.C. for this week's Political Junkie segment. Then, we'll talk to Sacramento band Once An Empire about their new EP ahead of release show on Friday.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

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Insight: Capitol Chat / Pulitzer Prize Winner Jack Ohman / The Sacramento Youth Symphony / Sound Advice

We get the latest legislative news from California’s capitol. We’ll talk with Sacramento Bee editorial cartoonist and Pulitzer Prize winner Jack Ohman. Then, we'll hear a live in-studio performance by two teenage soloists and we get new sound advice.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Insight: Dr. Ernest Uwazei / Bay Area Figurative Movement / Pianist Richard Glazier

We talk to Dr. Ernest Uwazei about 25 years of celebrating African culture and conflict resolution. Plus, we learn more about the Bay Area figurative movement. Then, we meet award-winning pianist Richard Glazier ahead of his local concerts.