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 | 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.


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    Update On Northern California Wildfires

    Chris Remington

    Firefighters have made significant progress on the fires in Mendocino, Napa, and Sonoma Counties, we get an update on the battle and the damage.

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    Political Junkie: De Leon Challenges Feinstein For U.S. Senate

    Cody Drabble

    This week, Political Junkie Ken Rudin weighs in on Kevin De Leon's decision to challenge Dianne Feinstein in the 2018 primary for her seat in the U.S. Senate.

  • Poetry From Prison

    Chris Remington

    Life without parole inmate Mike Owens has published his first book of poetry and personal essays. We talk to Sacramento Poet Laureate Bob Stanley about what drew him to Mike's story and poetry.

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    Guitarraganza Brings International Guitarists To Central Valley

    Chris Remington

    The next four days, the central valley will be filled with the sounds of flamenco, classical and a wide variety of guitar music. The Guitarraganza kicks off on Tuesday.

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.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Insight: Las Vegas Shooting Investigation / Breast Cancer Research / Sierra Health Foundation / Sound Advice: Hey Listen!

The Las Vegas investigation continues from Reno. Dr. Ernie Bodai explains his breast cancer stamp program and research. Sierra Health Foundation CEO Chet Hewitt on Advance Peace. Hey Listen! host Nick Brunner joins for Sound Advice

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

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Insight: PolitiFact / Antonio Villaraigosa / UC Davis Ground & Theatre Festival

PolitiFact takes on hoaxes and fake news stories about the Las Vegas shooting. Ben Adler interviews former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. UC Davis launches the Ground and Field Theatre Festival.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

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Insight: Las Vegas Aftermath / US Supreme Court Preview / Housing Crisis Stories

More on the shooting in Las Vegas. The US Supreme Court is starting a new session with some blockbuster cases on the docket. Then a Sacramento resident and a local attorney share affordable housing crisis stories.