Insight With Beth Ruyak

Hosted By Beth Ruyak

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LATEST SHOW | Thursday, April 18, 2019

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Insight: Reporter Kate Irby On Mueller Report / Capitol Chat / Classical Sound Advice

McClatchy DC Reporter Kate Irby joins us to talk about the Mueller report. Ben Adler discusses Gov. Gavin Newsom's first 100 Days. Classical Host Kevin Doherty brings us Sound Advice.


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    The Mueller Report Is Finally Released: What Can We Really Know About It?

    The breathless wait for Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report to Attorney General Bill Barr is finally over. The report has now been released. How much will we learn about the work Mueller did for almost 2 years? How much has been redacted?

  • Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

    Capitol Chat: Gov. Newsom’s First 100-ish Days

    Capitol Bureau Chief Ben Adler analyzes Gov. Gavin Newsom’s first 100 days in office, and what lies ahead for the state.

  • Frédéric Deschamps / Wikimedia Commons

    Sound Advice: Kevin Doherty Brings Us The Sound Of Notre Dame's Organ And More

    Kevin Doherty

    Morning Classical host Kevin Doherty shares what’s new and noteworthy in the world of classical music.

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

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Insight: PolitiFact California / Mystery Author Catriona McPherson / Slam Poet David Loret De Mola

We look at PolitiFact California's latest fact checks on Kamala Harris and the Newsom Meter. Mystery author Catriona McPherson previews the latest in her "Last Ditch" series. Slam poet David Loret de Mola discussses the Spoken Word Foundation launch.

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Photos by Andrew Nixon/Capital Public Radio (left) and Sammy Caiola/Capital Public Radio (right)

Insight: Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg / California Surgeon General Dr. Nadine Burke Harris

Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg joins us to discuss the teachers strike, the Sacramento Republic FC Stadium and more. Then, California Surgeon General Dr. Nadine Burke Harris tells us about her newly minted position.

Monday, April 15, 2019

Charr Crail Photography

Insight: 2020 Census / Political Junkie / 'When We Were Colored' Play

NPR's Hansi Lo Wang tells us what we need to know about the 2020 Census. Political Junkie Ken Rudin discusses the Mueller Report with us. Playwright Ginger Rutland gives us a look inside her play "When We Were Colored."

Thursday, April 11, 2019

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Insight: Capitol Chat / Paradise Mayor Jody Jones / Sound Advice With Nick Brunner

Ben Adler joins us for Capitol Chat. Paradise Mayor Jody Jones tells us about recovery efforts after the Camp Fire. Hey, Listen! Host Nick Brunner plays us music from his favorite local artists in Sound Advice.

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Photo courtesy of the Sacramento State University Theatre Department

Insight: Measles In California / Author Lauren Markham / In The Heights At Sac State

Dr. Dean Blumberg discusses the symptoms, treatment, and prevention of measles in light of recent outbreaks. Author Lauren Markham talks about her book, "The Far Away Brothers." We give you a peek inside Sac State's production of "In the Heights."

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

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Insight: Use Of Force Debate At The Capitol / Newsom In El Salvador / Republic FC Stadium Update

Ben Adler joins us as a committee considers new police use of force legislation. We talk with Wendy Carrillo and Elizabeth Aguilera about Gov. Gavin Newsom's trip to El Salvador. Bob Moffitt fills us in on the new Sac Republic FC stadium deal.

Monday, April 8, 2019

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Insight: Political Junkie / Laurel Rosenhall On Police Use Of Force / Butterflies And Climate Change

The Political Junkie fills us in on the California connections to national politics. CalMatters' Laurel Rosenhall explains the rival use of force bills in California. Professor Arthur Shapiro unpacks what butterflies tell us about climate change.

Friday, April 5, 2019

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

Insight: Use Of Force Bills / Meadowview Then & Now / Shotgun Sawyer

Capitol Bureau Chief Ben Adler fills us in on the police use of force bills before the Legislature. Larry Lee and Pastor Tecoy Porter join us to discuss the past and future of Meadowview. Shotgun Sawyer previews their new album.

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Nicholas Albrecht for The California Sunday Magazine

Insight: Yosemite's Disappearing Glaciers

Investigative reporter Daniel Duane discusses his investigation for California Sunday Magazine of how climate change is affecting Yosemite and its glaciers.