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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 Today's Insight features producer Cody Drabble as a guest host.

LATEST SHOW | Monday, April 24, 2017

Insight: Dan Morain / McGeorge Water Laureate / 'Event Boundaries' / Sac International Film Festival

Political columnist Dan Morain fills in for Ken Rudin to recap the March for Science and Trump's first 100 days; producer Cody Drabble guest hosts; April Ossman has a new book out and we hear about the Sacramento International Film Festival.


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    Recapping Trump's 100 Days And March For Science Events With Political Columnist Dan Morain

    Sacramento Bee Columnist Dan Morain fills in for Political Junkie Ken to talk about Trump's upcoming 100 days mark, March for Science events and a possible government shutdown.

  • McGeorge School of Law Professor Named 2017 Stockholm Water Prize Laureate

    Producer Cody Drabble acts as a guest host in his conversation with McGeorge School of Law professor Stephen McCaffrey, who was named the 2017 Stocktholm Water Prize Laureate.

  • 'Event Boundaries' Explores Relationships With Self And Others

    Author/poet April Ossman talks about her work and new book "Event Boundaries" before speaking at the Sacramento Poetry Center Monday night.

  • A Diversity Of Stories At Sacramento International Film Festival

    A week-long film festival featuring talented directors, actors and subjects from across California and the globe kicks off in Sacramento. The festival executive director joins Insight to discuss what audiences can expect.

Friday, April 21, 2017

Insight: Capitol Chat / 'Treatment' / Michael Thiemann's Pop-Up Show

Capitol Bureau Chief Ben Adler recaps his Capitol Hill visit; B Street Theatre is hosting a show written by company members and chef/musician Michael Thiemann talks about his upcoming pop-up show.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

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Insight: Oroville Spillway Report / 'Swimmer Among The Stars' / 'The Donner Party' Musical / Sound Advice

A UC Berkeley professor shares his report on the Oroville Spillway; Kanishk Tharoor talks about his latest book; "The Donner Party" musical makes its debut and Jazz Host Gary Vercelli hosts Sound Advice.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Insight: Davis Group Home Update / March For Science In Sacramento / How To Talk About Wine

On Insight, we get an update from ProPublica's Joaquin Sapien about the verdict against a group home in Davis. This year's Earth Day is also the day for a national March For Science. We hear about what's planned for Sacramento.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Insight: Jaywalking In Sacramento / Adult Autism / Single-Payer Health Care

Insight examines the definition of jaywalking and cases where these citations happen in Sacramento; half a million people with autism are expected to receive less services as adults and a single-payer health care system is seeing renewed efforts.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Insight: Political Junkie / Freedom And Justice Seder / Native Plant Gardening

Political Junkie Ken Rudin recaps the Trump administration's activity in Syria and North Korea; Sacramento leaders host a seder focusing on social justice and the California Native Plant Society has tips on how to start up a native plant garden.

Friday, April 14, 2017

Insight: Capitol Chat / Boston Marathon Reflection / 'Down The Up Staircase'

California begins its first legal battle against President Trump; Sacramento runners reflect on the Boston Marathon 4 years later and author Bruce Haynes talks about his new book "Down the Up Staircase."

Thursday, April 13, 2017

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Insight: Nevada Legislature / Sac Tax March / Moving Van Comedy / Sound Advice

The Nevada Legislature scrambles to pass bills before deadline; Tax Day marchers in Sacramento want Trump to release his tax returns; a group of comedians practice mobile comedy and Afternoon Classical Host Cale Wiggins has music for Sound Advice.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

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Insight Special: A Look Into The Future Of Technology

How is technology enabling growth in varying industries and how are cities keeping up with it. In an hour-long special, we take a dive into how Sacramento is keeping up, what ag-tech is growing into and how science fiction contributes to it.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

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Insight: Under2 Coalition / DNA Self-Repair / Comedian Johnny Taylor / Colson Whitehead

Cities and nations are working to fight climate change; a UC Davis professor explains DNA's self-repair ability; a Sacramento comedian moves to SoCal and we revisit our interview with Colson Whitehead after his Pulitzer Prize award Monday.