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 | Tuesday, May 22, 2018

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Insight: Racial Disparities In Sacramento's Neighborhoods / Dissect Podcast Launches Season Three / 'American In Paris' Takes Stage

Sociologist Jesus Hernandez on how decades-old policy segregated Sacramento's neighborhoods. Dissect creator Cole Cuchna on the podcast's third season. Tony-winning "American in Paris" takes local stage.


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    The X That Marks Sacramento’s Social Ills: How Decades-Old Policy Racially Divided The City

    Sociologist Jesus Hernandez explains the geography that forms the baseline for race relations and public infrastructure investment in Sacramento, and how it influences the health of the city’s neighborhoods.

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    Dissect Podcast Launches New Season On Frank Ocean

    Dissect podcast season three has returned as a Spotify original to break down the biographical and musical story behind Frank Ocean's "Channel Orange" and "Blonde," and the long wait between both albums.

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    Dance-Driven Romance 'American In Paris' Takes The Stage At Broadway Sacramento

    The national tour of "An American in Paris" runs through Sunday at the Community Center Theater. Actress Teri Hansen and Music Director David Andrews Rogers talk about the Tony Award-winning production.

Thursday, May 17, 2018

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Insight: Capitol Chat On Sanctuary State Meeting, Aid-In-Dying Law / Kushman By The Bottle / Ideateam Has 'Kinetic' New Album

CapRadio's Ben Adler discusses a meeting between the president and California officials Wednesday on immigration. Wine expert Rick Kushman has tips for taking your wine on the go. Ideateam debuts their new album, "Kinetic."

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

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California Governor Candidates Go Head-To-Head In Primary Debate

How did the six top candidates for California's next governor do in their first televised meetup? CapRadio's Ben Adler has analysis.

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

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Sacramento State Debate Director Dissects Governor Candidates' Debate Styles

Sacramento State's director of debate discusses how the six gubernatorial candidates performed in Tuesday night's debate.

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

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PolitiFact California Examines Gubernatorial Candidates' Debate Claims

PolitiFact California reporter Chris Nichols shares his impressions from the governor's debate. Were the six participating candidates truthful?

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

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Maestro Don Kendrick Bids Adieu To Sacramento State With Farewell Concert

Dr. Donald Kendrick is retiring after 33 years directing choral activities at Sacramento State, and he’s marking the occasion with a farewell concert on Saturday at the Sacramento Community Center Theater.

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

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News Network: Community Policing In Sacramento

After Stephon Clark was shot and killed by Sacramento police in his grandparents' backyard, the focus has turned to preventing these events from happening in the future. Could a new approach to community policing be the answer?

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

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Six California Governor Candidates To Face Off In Debate

CapRadio Capitol Bureau Chief Ben Adler has interviewed the six gubernatorial candidates vying for California's top job and he joins Beth Ruyak to preview Tuesday night's debate.

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

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RSVP Previews Benefit Concerts For Center For Land-Based Learning

The Reconciliation Singers Voices of Peace (RSVP) Choir kicks off its spring 2018 concert series with benefit shows for the Center for Land-Based Learning.

Thursday, May 3, 2018

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Insight: Golden State Killer, Stephon Clark Updates / National Guard Deploys To Border / Capital Stage's 'Marjorie Prime' / Sound Advice

KPBS reporter Steve Walsh discusses the arrival of National Guard troops at the Mexico border. Updates in the Golden State Killer and Stephon Clark cases. Capital Stage produces "Marjorie Prime." Sound Advice from the First Festival.