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.


Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. – 8 p.m.
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LATEST SHOW | 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.


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    Capitol Chat: #WeSaidEnough

    Chris Remington

    State government reporter Ben Bradford discusses recent bills signed and vetoed by Governor Brown, as well as the open letter signed by almost 150 women at the Capitol detailing a pervasive culture of sexual harassment and assault.

  • Culture Of Sexual Harassment And Assault At The Capitol

    Chris Remington

    Two women share their experiences of sexual harassment and assault at the California State Capitol.

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    Sarah Potenza Performs Live In Studio

    Chris Remington

    Sarah Potenza performs live with her husband Ian Crossman in the Insight studio before her concert in Davis.

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.

Friday, October 6, 2017

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Insight: Capitol Chat / Nevada Gun Laws / Place And Privilege Documentary / Russian Guitarists

Ben Adler previews Governor Brown signing the "sanctuary state" legislation. UNLV law Prof. Ian C. Bartrum explains Nevada gun laws. The View From Here launches the Place And Privilege documentary. Russian guitar virtuosos perform live in studio.