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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 Thursday, June 22, 2017: Beth Duncan hosts Insight.

LATEST SHOW | Thursday, June 22, 2017

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Insight: Capitol Chat / Stories On Stage / The Rosemary Metrailer Story / Sound Advice

Capitol Bureau Chief Ben Adler hosts Capitol Chat; Vanessa Hua is June's Stories on Stage featured author; a documentary focuses on Sacramento LGBT history and Hey, Listen! host Nick Brunner highlights music for this week's Sound Advice.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

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Insight: Feinstein And Harris / End Of Life / Music Circus / Debop

California U.S. Senators make a splash during Russian investigations; a local journalist talks about his mother choosing the End of Life option; theater critics recap "Beauty and the Beast" and modern jazz group Debop plays live in studio.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

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Insight: Pig Island / Heat Wave Updates / Barry Lancet / USATF

Pigs were rescued from the San Joaquin Delta Island; officials update the situation with the heat wave; Barry Lancet releases the fourth novel in his Jim Brodie series and NorCal runners prepare for a (literally) heated USA Track and Field meet.

Monday, June 19, 2017

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Insight: WaPo's Philip Bump / Fête De La Musique / Poet Robert Hass

Philip Bump from the Washington Post gives updates on politics; local buskers celebrate Make Music Day and Robert Hass joins the line-up of notable poets for a writing workshop in Squaw Valley.

Friday, June 16, 2017

Insight: Capitol Chat / 'Trump's California Henchmen' / Davis Madrigals

Capitol Bureau Chief Ben Adler goes over the state's largest budget to date; Capital and Main launched a series describing Trump's business allies in California and the Davis Madrigals celebrate 50 years of music.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

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Insight: Opioid Addiction / B Street Sofia Building / Sound Advice / Sac French Film Festival

A Plumas County school is teaching opioid overdose treatment to its students; B Street Theatre named its new building in honor of an early donor; CapRadio's Gary Vercelli hosts Sound Advice and the French Film Festival gears up for its 16th year.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

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Insight: Sessions Testimony / Tracking The Truth / California Native Launch / 'Beauty And The Beast'

Jeff Sessions testified before the Senate Tuesday; PolitiFact launches a new Insight series; California Native debuts examining American Indian history and "Beauty and the Beast" premieres next week at the Music Circus.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Insight: Reading Comprehension / Alleyway Activation / Book On Bob Davies / Hoopmaps App

CALmatters Reporter Matt Levin talks about his story on reading comprehension rates for black boys and girls; Comstock Reporter Allen Young discusses the history of Sacramento's alleyways; Bob Davies is the subject of Barry S. Martin's latest book.

Monday, June 12, 2017

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Insight: Political Junkie / Hi-Fructose / Ron Cunningham

Political Junkie Ken Rudin reviews a tumultuous series of testimonies on possible Russian collusion; a new Crocker Museum exhibit talks about the risks of high-fructose corn syrup and Ron Cunningham talks about his possibly final ballet piece.

Friday, June 9, 2017

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Insight: China Recap, California Budget 2017 / One-Year Anniversary Of State's End Of Life Law

We get a recap of the Governor's trip to China. Lawmakers have a budget deal and Ben Adler has that story. And it’s the one-year anniversary of California’s End of Life law.