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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, May 23, 2018

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Insight: Prop 72 Would Reward Homeowners For Capturing Rainwater / NPR's Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson Visits / History Of Strawberries

A look at Proposition 72, which would give Californians a tax break for capturing rainwater. NPR correspondent Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson discusses her work. KVIE documentary explores the history of strawberries in California.


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    Californians Might Get A Tax Break For Capturing Rainwater

    Sen. Steve Glazer explains Proposition 72, a bill he authored to incentivize rainwater capture by exempting new systems from property taxes.

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    NPR International Correspondent Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson Speaks In Sacramento

    Currently based in Berlin, Nelson has ties to the Sacramento area and visits frequently. She spoke at a variety of events in town and discusses her career with Insight's Beth Ruyak.

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    The Sweet History Of California Strawberries

    A new documentary airing on KVIE explores the successive waves of family farmers from the Gold Rush to today bringing strawberries to consumers across the state of California.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

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Insight: Racial Disparities In Sacramento's Neighborhoods / Dissect Podcast Launches Season Three / 'American In Paris' Takes Stage

Sociologist Jesus Hernandez on how decades-old policy segregated Sacramento's neighborhoods. Dissect creator Cole Cuchna on the podcast's third season. Tony-winning "American in Paris" takes local stage.

Monday, May 21, 2018

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Insight: Political Junkie / Mueller Probe Marks One Year / Green Valley Theatre Co.'s 'A Chorus Line' / Jazz Trumpeter Joe Mazzaferro

The Political Junkie discusses President Trump's tweet calling for a DOJ investigation. LA Times reporter recaps one year of Mueller's Russia probe. Green Valley Theatre presents "A Chorus Line." Jazz trumpeter Joe Mazzaferro shares a new album.

Thursday, May 17, 2018

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Insight: Capitol Chat On Sanctuary State Meeting, Aid-In-Dying Law / Kushman By The Bottle / Ideateam Has 'Kinetic' New Album

CapRadio's Ben Adler discusses a meeting between the president and California officials Wednesday on immigration. Wine expert Rick Kushman has tips for taking your wine on the go. Ideateam debuts their new album, "Kinetic."

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

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Insight: PolitiFact Examines Campaign Ads / Former Sac Bee Reporter Stephen Magagnini / Former Bee Theater Critic Marcus Crowder

PolitiFact California looks at claims made in two TV campaign ads. Former Sac Bee reporter Stephen Magagnini discusses the changing media landscape. Former Bee theater critic Marcus Crowder reflects on his experiences as a black man in Sacramento.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Insight: Statute Of Limitations In Golden State Killer Case / Sacramento Bee Layoffs / Health Care Disparities / Misner & Smith Perform

CapRadio's Bob Moffitt explains how the statute of limitations plays into the Golden State Killer case. Former Sac Bee reporter Ed Fletcher discusses layoffs at the paper. Revisiting a landmark health disparities study. Duo Misner & Smith perform.

Monday, May 14, 2018

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Insight: Political Junkie On New US Embassy In Jerusalem / New Ethics Rules For California Lawyers / Tycho To Play The Sofia

The Political Junkie discusses events on the Gaza Strip and in Israel as the U.S. opens a new embassy in Jerusalem. McGeorge law professor John Sims on the California Supreme Court's overhaul of ethics rules for lawyers. Tycho returns to Sacramento.

Friday, May 11, 2018

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Insight: Gov. Brown To Release Revised Budget / Sacramento Beer Week / Soft Science's New Album / B Street Theatre Opens New Space

CapRadio's Ben Adler discusses Gov. Jerry Brown's May budget revision. Sacramento celebrates brewing with Beer Week events. Indie-pop band Soft Science has a new album. B Street Theatre opens new performance space.

Thursday, May 10, 2018


Insight: New Podcast 'Keys To The House' / Remembering California's 35th Governor / Pianist Konstantin Soukhovetski / Sound Advice

CapRadio's Ben Bradford introduces new podcast "Keys to the House." Remembering California's Governor George Deukmejian. Concert pianist Konstantin Soukhovetski performs. Classical concerts preview with arts reporter Jeff Hudson for Sound Advice.

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

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Insight: Governor Hopefuls Debate / Dissecting Debate Styles / PolitiFact Examines Candidate Claims / Sac State Choral Director Says Farewell

CapRadio's Ben Adler analyzes the gubernatorial debate. Sacramento State's debate director dissects the candidates' performance. PolitiFact's Chris Nichols examines how contenders fared with the facts. Maestro Don Kendrick says farewell to Sac State.