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 | Wednesday, August 31, 2016

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Insight: Politifact California / "The Meatgrinder" / DLRN

For Wednesday's Insight, Politifact California reporter Chris Nichols debriefs us on his latest fact check and we hear about new political drama "The Meatgrinder." Sean LaMarr of DLRN talks about his upcoming performance at The Barn.


  • PolitiFact Looks At Big Tobacco's Claim On Prop. 56

    Big Tobacco opposes Proposition 56 and PolitiFact California reporter Chris Nichols focused on one of those opposition statements. He talks about the claim saying that Prop. 56 cheats schools out of at least $600 million a year.

  • "The Meatgrinder" Tells Tale Of Political Bickering In United States

    Writer-director Leo McElroy's comedy from 2015 was recently nominated for an Elly Award as "Best New Play" and this weekend, he opens a brand new political drama titled "The Meatgrinder." He talks with two of his actors about the new play.

  • DLRN Previews Upcoming Synth-Beat Show At The Barn

    DLRN is a two-member collaboration that prides itself on creating its own fusion-type genre of music. Joining us is MC Sean LaMarr, an avid user of synth-electro beats that help craft DLRN's sound into tracks that we'll get to experience.

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Insight: Farmworker Overtime / News Network / Tamara Keith / "Adult Summer CAMP!"

For Tuesday's Insight, we hear about the Assembly's decision on farmworker overtime and CapRadio reporter Julia Mitric's story on it. NPR White House reporter Tamara Keith also joins us and we hear about the Crocker Art Museum's film series.

Monday, August 29, 2016

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Insight: Political Junkie / RNA For Bacterial Detection / Drunkorexia / "Science In Motion"

For Monday's Insight, Political Junkie Ken Rudin joins us from Washington D.C., RNA is tested to detect bacterial infection in infants, drunkorexia is catching eyes as a problem among college students and Powerhouse Science Center gets a new exhibit.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

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Insight: Capitol Chat / Author Jodi Angel / Comedian Daniel Humbarger / Sound Advice

For Thursday's Insight, reporter Ben Bradford recaps the legislative session, author Jodi Angel previews her Stories On Stage appearance, comedian Daniel Humbarger talks about his stand-up album and Nick Brunner shares some mellow music to relax to.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

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Insight: Earthquake In Italy / Therapeutic Boxing / Pet Tales / The Hunchback Of Notre Dame

For Wednesday's Insight, a Sacramento trainer helps people battle Parkinson's Disease using boxing, Gina Spadafori joins us for this month's Pet Tales and the Hunchback of Notre Dame makes its Music Circus debut in Northern California.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Insight: California Wildfires / Dead Trees / "The Born Again Runner" / Capital Dance Project Collaborative

For Tuesday's Insight, a YubaNet reporter updates us on California wildfires, we hear about the increasing damage caused by dead trees, an author releases a new book to inspire runners old and new, and dancers come together for a collaboration.

Monday, August 22, 2016

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Insight: Political Junkie / Denti-Cal / Moths, Myths And Mosquitoes

For Monday's Insight, Political Junkie Ken Rudin shares his analysis on current politics, reporter Ben Bradford reveals Denti-Cal horrors and a Sacramento scientist releases his book on moths, myths and mosquitoes.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

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Insight: Political Junkie / Politifact / Capitol Chat / Sound Advice

For Thursday's Insight, the Political Junkie joins us in studio, we get an overview of what Politifact is and some current fact checks, Capitol Bureau Chief Ben Adler updates us on local politics and we remember the late Bobby Hucherson.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

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Insight: DEA Marijuana Ruling / Rio Olympics / Archaeological Site / Steve Homan Jazz

For Tuesday's Insight, marijuana remains a Schedule 1 drug, we receive updates on the Rio Olympics, the Trailhead Fire reveals an archaeological site and a jazz band performs in-studio.

Monday, August 15, 2016

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Insight: Political Junkie / Olympic Records / Mural Festival / Sacramento Cocktail Recipes

For Monday's Insight, Political Junkie Ken Rudin turns his analytical gaze west, Sacramento-based artists transform Midtown with wall murals and a new cocktail book collects local recipes and interviews with the mixologists behind the drinks.