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 24, 2016

Insight: News Network / Poet Cathy Arellano / Sacramento's Young Actors Stage

On Insight, CapRadio's Ben Bradford provides highlights from the campaign trail with former President Bill Clinton. Plus, a conversation with the cast members of Young Actors Stage's 'Les Miserables' production.


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    News Network: Bill Clinton In Stockton, Sacramento

    The presidential campaigns are in full swing in California. Bernie Sanders and Bill Clinton, on behalf of Hillary Clinton, kept a busy schedule in the west. CapRadio's Ben Bradford has a recap of Clinton's rally at Sacramento State.

  • Poet Cathy Arellano: 'Salvation On Mission Street'

    On Insight,author and professor Cathy Arellano talks about her work. Arellano writes about gentrification in her new collection of poetry, "Salvation on Mission Street."

  • Sacramento's Young Actors Stage: 'Les Misérables'

    Young Actors Stage founder and artistic director Liorah Singerman joins Insight host Beth Ruyak in the studio with a live performance by 'Les Misérables' castmembers.

Monday, May 23, 2016

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Insight: Evolution Of California's Voting History / The Political Junkie / Author Luis Alberto Urrea

Ken Rudin joins us for this week's Political Junkie Segment. Then, California Secretary of State Alex Padilla and California Museum Executive Director Amanda Meeker discuss the history of voting in California. And we meet author Luis Alberto Urrea.

Friday, May 20, 2016

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Insight: PolitiFact Nevada & California / Capitol Chat / Author Celeste Leon / SacCity College's Photo Exhibit

Nevada and California PolitiFact reporters share new fact-checks. CapRadio's Ben Bradford updates us on the state government news in this week's Capitol Chat. Then, we meet author Celeste Leon. And, we discuss SacCity College's photo exhibit.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Insight: B Street Theatre / Iconic Photographer Ethan Russell / Arthur A. Benjamin Health Professions High School / Alive Inside Foundation / Sound Advice

We learn more about Sacramento's new B Street Theater groundbreaking. and meet the founder of the Alive Inside Foundation. Then, we discuss some of the most legendary images from the history of rock and roll.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

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Insight: Political Junkie / Day Of Inclusion / Author Julie Otsuka / Kushman By The Bottle / "Remember The Ladies"

Author Julie Otsuka talks with us about her novels based on Japanese internment. Gina Mulligan launches her first novel titled: “Remember the Ladies.” Plus this month's Kushman By The Bottle.

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Sierra Master Chorale and Orchestra

Insight: Capitol Chat / Author Sam Freedman / Sierra Master Chorale And Orchestra / Sound Advice

Ben Adler joins us for this week's Capitol Chat. Then, we meet author Sam Freedman. Then, we discuss Sierra Master Chorale and Orchestra's "The Armed Man."And, we hear new Sound Advice from CapRadio's Cale Wiggins.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

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Insight: Author Caitlin Doughty / Dorothy Rice / US Senate Race Debate Highlights / 'Something Inside Is Broken'

CapRadio's Managing Editor Linnea Edmeier joins Insight for a recap of the Race for the Senate Debate. Then, we learn more about the Hip Hop Native Rock Opera Something Inside Is Broken. And, we meet author Dorothy Rice.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

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Insight: News Network: Sanders In Sacramento / Sacramento Mayoral Debate Recap / Senatorial Debate Preview / Italian Tenor Pasquale Esposito

CapRadio's Amy Quinton joins us for a recap of Bernie Sanders' rally in Sacramento. Then, CapRadio's Bob Moffitt shares some highlights from the Sacramento mayoral debate. And, we meet Italian tenor Pasquale Esposito ahead of his show this Saturday.

Monday, May 9, 2016

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Insight: Political Junkie / Disgraced / Sacramento Master Singers

Ken Rudin joins Insight for this week's Political Junkie segment. Then, we talk more about the Pulitzer Prize winning play Disgraced. And, we meet Sacramento Master Singers director Ralph Hughes.

Friday, May 6, 2016

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Insight: Capitol Chat / Author Jeff Polman / NPR's From The Top / 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.