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 | Thursday, October 27, 2016

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Insight: Capitol Chat / 'California Dream, Undocumented' / Capital Costumes / Dia De Los Muertos Exhibit / Sound Advice

The first half of Thursday's Insight involves CapRadio reporters breaking down crucial ballot measures and a new documentary from The View From Here while the second half features Capital Costume's Halloween commitment and a haunting Sound Advice.


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    Voter Registration And California’s Confusing Ballot Measures

    A record number of Californians registered to vote for the November election. CapRadio reporter Ben Bradford explains the last minute registration surge and the contentious ballot measures up for your vote this November.

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    CapRadio Reporter Guides Behind The Scenes Of 'California Dream, Undocumented'

    Reporter Julia Mitric talks about reporting for The View From Here's documentary titled "California Dream, Undocumented," and how attitudes toward undocumented immigrants are shifting. We hear the story of a man's 24-year journey into citizenship.

  • Capital Costumes Commits To Selling Outfits On Halloween

    Capital Costumes has over a century of history in Northern California for supplying costumes to stage shows. This year, the shop commits to selling and renting costumes right up until Halloween. We are joined by shop owner Anna Silva.

  • California Museum Features Dia De Los Muertos Exhibit

    The California Museum will feature an exhibit titled "Day of the Dead: Art of Dia de los Muertos 2016" to explore Mexican tradition. We are joined by Rob-O, who will talk about the importance of honoring deceased loved ones.

  • Nick Brunner Doles Out Halloween-Themed Sound Advice

    "Hey, Listen!" host Nick Brunner gives Sound Advice this week a Halloween spin, featuring themed tracks from Squirrel Nut Zippers, Danger Mouse & Sparklehorse and The Black Belles.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Insight: Stockton Mayoral Race / Pet Tales / Kushman By The Bottle / 'Stop It. You're Scaring Me'

Stockton Record reporter Michael Fitzgerald examines Stockton's mayoral race, Gina Spadafori talks about advances in cancer treatments for pets, Rick Kushman gives wine advice for all occasions and Jonathan Mumm talks about his new book on Insight.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

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Insight: News Network / Math Of Elections / Council Of Giving / Runaway Stage Production

Pascalle Fusshoeller and Jim Smith talk about measures in Nevada and Yolo counties. SacState Prof. Jay Cummings explains the complexities of modern elections and one group discusses an effort to encourage young men to be philanthropic.

Monday, October 24, 2016

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Insight: Political Junkie / Ongoing Nuclear Tension / Honey B & The Cultivation

Monday's Insight includes the Political Junkie Ken Rudin's latest commentary on politics, a conversation about ongoing nuclear tension and music from Honey B & the Cultivation.

Friday, October 21, 2016

Insight Music Special: Joe Kye And Jason Chu / Nicholas McGegan / Sac State Vocal Jazz Group / Craig Chaquico

In lieu of a regular Friday show, we are airing a special hour of Insight music segments, featuring Joe Kye collaborating with Jason Chu, Nicholas McGegan of the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, Sac State Vocal Jazz Group and Craig Chaquico.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Insight: Presidential Debate Recap / November Ballot Breakdown / California Women's Music Festival

Thursday's Insight features a recap of the final presidential debate, a breakdown of conflicting propositions on the November ballot and music from the California Women's Music Festival.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Insight: Bera-Jones Debate Analysis / John Shirey / Joe Kye And Jason Chu

Wednesday''s Insight includes a debate analysis after the Ami Bera-Scott Jones debate, a check-in with outgoing city manager John Shirey and music from Joe Kye and Jason Chu.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Insight: Bera-Jones Debate / Armenian Food Festival / The Light Opera Theater At Sacramento / Craig Chaquico

Tuesday's Insight includes a preview of an Ami Bera-Scott Jones Debate, an Armenian Food Festival, the Light Opera at Sacramento and band Craig Chaquico.

Monday, October 17, 2016

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Insight: Political Junkie / Arts And The Elections / Pianist Lara Downes

Monday's Insight features Political Junkie Ken Rudin's latest commentary, a close look at what the November elections means for the arts community and new music from Davis-based pianist Lara Downes.

Friday, October 14, 2016

Insight: Capitol Chat / Rock Climber Alex Honnold / Rock Band Destroy Boys

The first part of Friday's Insight includes a rundown of some of the ballot measures to vote for in November. The later parts involve a world-renowned rock climber and a high school garage-rock band playing at Harlow's.