Insight With Beth Ruyak

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A daily, in-depth interview program providing context and background to the issues that face our region.


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LATEST SHOW | 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.


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    Looming End Of Legislative Session Reveals Bills That Could Make It To Governor's Desk

    With the legislative sessions coming to an end, our own state reporter Ben Bradford joins us for this week's Capitol Chat to talk about the bills that survived – and those that didn't.

  • Sacramento Comedian Daniel Humbarger Gears Up For Stand-Up Album

    Sacramento comedian Daniel Humbarger is about to record his debut stand-up album at Sacramento Comedy Spot this weekend. For Thursday's Insight, we'll talk with the comedian about his work and what he hopes to accomplish with his album.

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    Local Author Draws Literary Material From Personal Experiences

    Local author Jodi Angel, who is best known for her short stories, will share excerpts from her newest memoir at Stories on Stage this week. We’ll talk with Angel about how she mines her life experiences for literary material.

  • A Mellow Breather With Blue Dog Jam Host Nick Brunner

    Breathe. That's the theme of this week's Sound Advice. CapRadio's expert music curator Nick Brunner sympathizes with your busy summer and shares music to listen to while taking a break from things. He'll also recommend a book to go with your break.

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.

Thursday, August 11, 2016

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Insight: Capitol Chat / Tahoe Wildflowers / Zee TV Desi Comedy Fest / Sound Advice

Today on Insight, we hear about legislation failing to pass, a botanist talks about Tahoe's wildflowers in her new book, Sacramento comedians join an international lineup of comedians and we talk to our new Morning Classical Host Kevin Doherty.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Insight: Katehi's Resignation / Kushman By The Bottle / Lake Tahoe / Sacramento Bicycle Kitchen

Today on Insight, a UC Davis professor talks about the bad year Lake Tahoe has had, our resident wine expert Rick Kushman revisits wine tasting advice and the Sacramento Bicycle Kitchen celebrates 10 years of serving bicyclists.

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

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Insight: Politifact California / Farmers Market 40th Anniversary / Davis Cellist / Shotgun Sawyer

Today on Insight, a new fact check from Politifact, Davis has a farmers market week, a Davis cellist wins international recognition and an Auburn band previews their upcoming first album.