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 | Friday, May 6, 2016

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Insight: Capitol Chat / NPR's From The Top / Author Jeff Polman / Five-Man Band Achilles Wheel

On this week's Capitol Chat, we discuss Governor Brown signing tobacco regulation bills.Then, we revisit interviews with From the Top's host Christopher O'Riley and a young Davis musician. Then we meet author Jeff Polman and the band Achilles Wheel.


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    Capitol Chat

    For this week’s Capitol Chat, we check in with POLITICO’s Carla Marinucci to talk about Governor Brown signing several tobacco regulation bills, and more California political news.

  • NPR's From The Top

    We’ll listen back to an excerpt from interviews with From the Top host Christopher O'Riley and Roger Xia, an eight grader from Davis who was a feature performer in a special live recording of From the Top.

  • Author Jeff Polman

    Author Jeff Polman joins us to talk about his two most recent baseball novels, "Mystery Ball '58" and "Twinball."

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    Five-Man Band Achilles Wheel

    Members of the five-man band Achilles Wheel join us in the studio to discuss their new album, "Devil in the Yard" and their release show next Tuesday.

Thursday, May 5, 2016

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Insight: PolitiFact California / Election Reforms / Sound Advice

PolitiFact CA reporter Chris Nichols joins us to wrap up his series on the national PolitiFact scorecards. Then we learn more about voting reforms and the effects on California voters. And, we preview Sacramento's Concerts in the Park series.

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.

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.