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 | Monday, October 23, 2017

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Insight: Political Junkie / Capitol Chat / Joe Genschlea / John Hillebrandt

Ken Rudin recaps a week of politics. Ben Adler reviews the CA GOP convention in Anaheim. Joe Genschlea shares his new one-man show. John Hillebrandt performs Transcendental Hymn-Fantasies live in studio.


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    Political Junkie Ken Rudin

    Cody Drabble

    Political Junkie Ken Rudin recaps a week of politics from Washington, D.C.

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    Capitol Chat: GOP Convention; Dems On Single Payer

    Cody Drabble

    Capitol Bureau Chief Ben Adler went to Anaheim for the California Republican Party fall convention. He also reports from an event where all four Democratic candidates for the 2018 governor's race weigh in on single payer healthcare.

  • Joe Genshlea At Sacramento Theatre Company

    Chris Remington

    One of Sacramento’s top Trial Lawyers, Joe Genshlea, takes to the stage this weekend with his new one man show Following my Nose: Memoir of an Undirected Life.

  • Dr. John Hillebrandt's "Transcendental Hymn-Fantasies"

    Cody Drabble

    Pianist and composer John Hillebrandt is coming to Sac State to perform all 12 of his "Transcendental Hymn-Fantasies" cycle this weekend. He joins Insight in studio to perform selections and discuss his inspiration.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

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Insight: Capitol Chat / #WeSaidEnough Letter / Sarah Potenza

Capitol Chat on bills signed and vetoed by Gov. Brown. Two women from the #WeSaidEnough letter campaign explain pervasive sexual harassment culture at the Capitol. Classical Sound Advice with Kevin Doherty. Sarah Potenza performs live in studio.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

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Insight: Elder Abuse / Religious Diversity / Emil Guillermo / Birmingham Blues

A McGeorge law professor exposes elder abuse risks. Three faith leaders discuss religious diversity. Emil Guillermo returns to NPR to talk about his podcast. "Birmingham Blues" comes to the Wilkerson Theater.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

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Insight: Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones / HCD Director Ben Metcalf / Dr. Bennet Omalu / Sac French Film Mini Fest

Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones discusses wildfire issues. Dept. of Housing and Community Development Director Ben Metcalf on affordable housing. Dr. Bennet Omalu shares a new book. The Sac French Film Fest returns to the Crest.

Monday, October 16, 2017

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Insight: Wildfire Update / Political Junkie / Poetry From Prison / Guitarraganza

Wildfire updates from around Northern California. Political Junkie Ken Rudin discusses Kevin de Leon's run against Dianne Feinstein. Poetry written from prison, presented by the Sacramento Poetry Foundation. Guitarraganza guitar festival kicks off.

Friday, October 13, 2017

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Insight: Wildfire Updates / Capitol Chat / Johnny Cash Trail / Blue Oaks Performs Live

Wildfire updates from around the region. Capitol Chat on Gov. Brown declaring an emergency in eight counties. Johnny Cash Trail opens in Folsom. Blue Oaks performs songs from their new album live in studio.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

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Insight: Wildfire Updates / UC Davis School Of Nursing / Makana

We have updates on wildfires in the region. UC Davis opens a new school of nursing. Makana the slack key guitarist performs live.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

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Insight: National Weather Service / PolitiFact California / Mechanical Tomato Harvester / Writing To Awakening / Jessica Malone

National Weather Service forecasts for fire-affected parts of the state. PolitiFact's Chris Nichols on Hillary Clinton at Mondavi Center. Cal Ag Roots on tomato harvester history. Writing as a path to awakening. Jessica Malone debuts her new E.P.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

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Insight: CALFIRE Update / Political Junkie Ken Rudin / Wisdom Breast Cancer Study / The Diary Of Anne Frank

Ken Rudin returns to recap an evening of Hillary Clinton speaking in Davis. The Wisdom Study aims to provide information on breast cancer research. CAL FIRE Chief Ken Pimlott updates us on wildfires. STC presents "The Diary Of Anne Frank."

Monday, October 9, 2017

Insight: Political Junkie Ken Rudin / Equal Means Equal Documentary / Andrew Castro

An update on evacuations around the state from CALFIRE. The Political Junkie joins Beth for an extended conversation. The documentary Equal Means Equal comes to American River College. Musician Andrew Cast shares songs from his new EP.