Insight With Beth Ruyak

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LATEST SHOW | Thursday, March 22, 2018

Sacramento Police Department

Insight: Reactions To Shooting Of Stephon Clark / John Cleese Comes To Mondavi / Sound Advice: Hey Listen!

Council member Larry Carr, activist Barry Accius, and a family member share their reactions to the officer-involved shooting that killed Stephon Clark. John Cleese previews a live event at Mondavi. Sound Advice with Hey Listen! host Nick Brunner.


  • Sacramento Police Department

    Community Reacts To Shooting Death Of Stephon Clark By Sacramento Police

    Chris Remington

    Cody Drabble

    On Sunday, Stephon Clark was shot and killed by two Sacramento police officers. City Council member Larry Carr, community activist Barry Accius, and a member of Stephon Clark's family share their reactions to the event.

  • Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP

    John Cleese Visits Davis For Screening Of Monty Python's 'Holy Grail'

    Comedian John Cleese previews his live screening of "Monty Python and the Holy Grail" at Mondavi Center.

  • Sound Advice: Hey Listen!

    Cody Drabble

    Hey Listen! host Nick Brunner is almost as passionate about this week’s crop of music suggestions as he is about you donating this fund drive. Heavy Hitters like Yo La Tengo & Titus Andronicus are on the list plus newcomers The Regrettes.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Carlos Chavarría for The California Sunday Magazine / Courtesy

Insight: 'The Last Days Of Jerry Brown' / Carmina Burana / Kushman By The Bottle

The California Sunday Magazine's Andy Kroll reports on "The Last Days of Jerry Brown" and the unfinished business of his governorship. Sac Ballet performs Carmina Burana. Wine expert Rick Kushman reports on the Vancouver International Wine Festival.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Rich Pedroncelli / AP

Insight: Toni Atkins / California's First Female Lawmakers / The Byron Colborn Big Band

Capitol Bureau Chief Ben Adler interviews incoming California Senate leader Toni Atkins. Steve and Suzie Swatt discuss the first generation of women elected to the Legislature a century ago. The Byron Colborn Big Band debuts a new album.

Monday, March 19, 2018

Jacquelyn Martin / AP

Insight: Political Junkie Ken Rudin / BBC World Service Look Ahead / "Crossing California"

Ken Rudin discusses the firing of Andrew McCabe at the FBI. BBC World Service looks ahead to the week in international news. Travel writer Sam McManis talks about "Crossing California."

Friday, March 16, 2018

American Library Association / Flickr

Insight: Capitol Chat Health Bills / Dr. Melba Beals / "The Arsonists"

Ben Adler and Sammy Caiola discuss health policy bills moving through the Legislature. Dr. Melba Beals discusses her life as one of the Little Rock Nine and former journalist. Capital Stage shares "The Arsonists" based on the Greek Tragedy "Electra."

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

Insight: National Walkout Day / Jazz Concerts To Watch For / The Pikeys

Reporters from Sacramento and Reno recap National Walkout Day. Jazz announcer Devan Kortan previews upcoming concerts for Sound Advice. Irish punk rockers The Pikeys perform live in studio.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Evan Vucci / Ap Photo

Insight: PolitiFact California On Trump's Visit / National Walkout Day / Pet Tales / Mino Yanci

A round-up of students and teachers and school administrators on the National Walkout Day protests. PolitiFact California follows up on President Trump's trip to San Diego. Pet Tales on raising chicks and chickens. Mino Yanci performs live in studio.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory / Courtesy

Insight: NASA's New Approach To Measuring Snowpack / UC Davis Doctors Launch Podcast / Author Sands Hall Shares Scientology Memoir

Ezra Romero reports on NASA using new technology to measure California snowpack in a drought. Two UC Davis Emergency Medicine doctors launch the "EM Pulse" podcast. Author Sands Hall shares a memoir on her "Decade Lost in Scientology."

Monday, March 12, 2018

Richard Drew / AP

Insight: Political Junkie Ken Rudin / BBC Look-Ahead / UN Official On Human Rights / 'No Depression Here' Book

Political Junkie Ken Rudin discusses a potential summit with North Korea. BBC World Service looks ahead to Gen. Mattis' trip to Bahrain. UN official discusses the backlash against human rights. "No Depression" author on 1930s history in Nevada City.

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Rich Pedroncelli / AP /  File

Insight: Congressman Tom McClintock On Immigration, Trade, Guns / Flu Season Recap / Vietnam War Doc / Violinist Joe Kye Performs

Congressman Tom McClintock weighs in on the Trump administration's actions on immigration, guns and trade policy. Flu season recap by a UC Davis doctor. "Vietnam: An Inner View" screening comes to Sacramento Library. Joe Kye previews two concerts.