Insight With Beth Ruyak

Hosted By Beth Ruyak

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LATEST SHOW | Friday, December 8, 2017

Sacramento Choral Society & Orchestra / Courtesy

Insight: Retaliation At Capitol / John Chiang / Poet Daniel Rounds / SCSO "Home For The Holidays" Concert

CALmatters reporter Laurel Rosenhall on retaliation against the women of the #WeSaidEnough campaign. Ben Adler interviews John Chiang about running for governor in 2018. Poet Daniel Rounds shares "Eros Zero." SCSO presents Home For The Holidays.


  • Chris Remington / Capital Public Radio

    Retaliation At The Capitol For Women Who Denounce Sexual Misconduct

    Chris Remington

    CALmatters reporter Laurel Rosenhall has been covering the ongoing fallout from lawmakers accused of sexual misconduct and retaliation against the victims who spoke out.

  • Sally Schilling / Capital Public Radio

    Chiang's Delicate Dance On Single-Payer Health Care

    Ben Adler

    California Treasurer John Chiang’s effort in his run for governor to strike a balance between support for progressive policies and an image of fiscal prudence could prove tricky on the issue of single-payer health care.

  • Daniel Rounds / Courtesy

    Poet Daniel Rounds Shares "Eros Zero"

    Cody Drabble

    Poet Daniel Rounds returns to Insight with works from his new collection "Eros Zero."

  • Sacramento Choral Society & Orchestra / Courtesy

    Sacramento Choral Society & Orchestra Presents "Home For The Holidays"

    Chris Remington

    The Sacramento Choral Society & Orchestra has teamed up with Make-a-Wish to give two young musicians an opportunity of a lifetime in their annual Home For The Holidays concert.

Thursday, December 7, 2017

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Insight: MLS Expansion / The Nutcracker / Artist David Lobenberg / First Fest Sacramento

Sac Bee reporter Ryan Lillis updates on the city's bid for an MLS franchise. Sacramento Ballet presents The Nutcracker. Artist David Lobenberg hosts a holiday sale. First Fest organizer Danielle Vincent has Sound Advice.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Paul Sancya / AP

Insight: San Joaquin Sheriff Interference / PolitiFact California / Ross Hammond And Jon Bafus

Stockton Record's Michael Fitzgerald on how the San Joaquin County Sheriff may have interfered with Medical Examiner investigations. PolitiFact California checks Nancy Pelosi's tax bill comment. Ross Hammond and Jon Bafus perform live in studio.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

Insight: Dababneh Accused Of Sexual Assault / Poet Gary Snyder Honored / Artist David Garibaldi / Trans-Siberian Orchestra

Ben Adler details allegations made against California Asm. Dababneh. Poet Gary Snyder joins the California Hall of Fame. Painter David Garibaldi helps with #Dancember. Trans-Siberian Orchestra founder Mark Wood performs with a high school in Davis.

Monday, December 4, 2017

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

Insight: Political Junkie / Star Trek And Human Rights / Legacy Of Author Nikos Kazantzakis / SUNMONKS

Political Junkie Ken Rudin discusses the GOP tax bill and the Mueller investigation. Crocker Museum hosts a conversation on Star Trek and human rights. The lasting impact of author Nikos Kazantzakis. A listen to the latest single from SUNMONKS.

Friday, December 1, 2017

Bob Moffitt / Capital Public Radio

Insight: Capitol Harassment Settlements / Oroville Dam Update / California International Marathon / Keith Lowell Jensen

Ryan Hughes reveals data on harassment settlements at the Capitol. Sacramento Bee's Dale Kasler on the Oroville Dam spillway repairs. California International Marathon deals with a bib mule scandal. Comic Keith Lowell Jensen performs a clean set.

Thursday, November 30, 2017

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Insight: Diabetes In California / Author Tom Chorneau / Jessica Malone / Sound Advice Hey Listen!

CALMatters dives into diabetes statistics in California. Journalist Tom Chorneau shares his novel about fake news. Folk singer Jessica Malone walks "A Fine Line." Hey Listen! host Nick Brunner shares R.E.M. and Reggie Watts for Sound Advice.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Rich Pedroncelli / AP Photo

Insight: Capitol Misconduct / Crocker Ball / Ken White's Modesto History / Petaluma

Reporter Ben Bradford updates on California Assembly sexual harassment hearings. The 56th Annual Crocker Art Museum Ball. Author Ken White shares his new Modesto history book. Petaluma discusses the recording process and growing as a band.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

Insight: Contested Health Insurance Denials Rise / Hate Speech Research / GilManricks New Jazz Album

Capital Public Radio's health reporter Sammy Caiola explains why contested health insurance denials are up. UC Merced Prof. Nella Van Dyke on hate speech research. Jazz duo GilManricks performs live.

Monday, November 27, 2017

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Insight: Political Junkie Ken Rudin / Neal Cassady's Letter / Wild Ones

Ken Rudin recaps President Trump's Time Magazine tweets and Rep. John Conyers stepping down from his leadership post. Neal Cassady's daughter shares a letter that inspired "On The Road." Wild Ones share new music from "Mirror Touch."