Insight With Beth Ruyak

Hosted By Beth Ruyak

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LATEST SHOW | Thursday, June 23, 2016

Insight: Capitol Chat / Oakland Police Scandal / The View From Here / Sound Advice

Today on Insight we check in with Capitol Reporter Ben Bradford then shift our focus to the police scandal in Oakland. Next we take a look at the plight of same-sex undocumented couples with our View From Here team and then Music in the Mountains.


  • Capitol Chat: California Democratic Party Endorses Recreational Marijuana Use

    State Government Reporter Ben Bradford joins us to talk about why CA's Dem Party endorsing recreational marijuana is significant in this week's Capitol Chat. We'll also get an update on the Democrats' gun control sit-in.

  • Ben Margot / AP / File

    Oakland Police Scandal

    It’s been a bad week for the Oakland Police Department, which has been rocked by a sex scandal that’s led to the firing of three different police chiefs. We’ll talk with East Bay Express reporter Darwin BondGraham about the scandal.

  • Legal Complications Of Undocumented Immigration For Same-Sex Couples

    What are the added legal complications of undocumented immigration for those seeking residency through same-sex marriage? Today our documentary unit presents its final story in a three-part series exploring undocumented immigration in California.

  • Kail James / Music In The Mountains

    Sound Advice: Music In The Mountains

    Music in the Mountains annual SummerFest is bigger and better than ever. At least, according to executive director Mieko Hatano. On today's Sound Advice, Hatano talks about what's new at the 35th edition of SummerFest.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

David Goldman / AP

Insight: Free Speech / Trauma And Kids / Pet Tales

A Sacramento pastor gave an incendiary sermon about gays after the Orlando shooting. We talk with a constitutional law professor about the boundaries of free speech. And, how to discuss trauma with kids and we talk pets with Gina Spadafori.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Matt Rourke/ File / AP

Insight: Tragedy And Social Media / News Network: Wildfires / The Stand-Up Competition / Davis Shakespeare Festival

Insight continues its conversation around the Orlando shooting. Today's duscyssuib will be focus on social media and how that changes the way people experienced the tragedy. Dr. Andy Jones, a social media expert at UC Davis, joins Insight.

Monday, June 20, 2016

Insight: The Political Junkie / Politifact California / Weekend In Yosemite / UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center Director

We have a new Political Junkie segment. Then we'll discuss new fact-checks from our Politifact Ca reporter. Our senior producer tells us about her family's weekend in Yosemite. And, we meet director of the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Insight: Capitol Chat / Sacramento French Film Festival / Musician Richard March / Sound Advice

We'll discuss California's newly approved budget in this week's Capitol Chat. Then, we get a preview of the Sacramento French Film Festival. Sac Musician Richard March tells us about his experience in Ethiopia. And, we'll hear new Sound Advice.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Insight: Nevada Primary Recap / Forbes Writer Stacey Powell / Kushman By The Bottle / "Legally Blonde" Review

Reno Gazette Journal’s Political Reporter, Seth Richardson, recaps yesterday's Nevada primary. Then we talk to Forbes writer Stacey Powell about her new book. We have a new Kushman by the Bottle segment. And, we'll discuss a "Legally Blonde" review.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

Insight: Stockton's 1989 Mass Shooting / Angelique Ashby Reflects / "Class Dismissed" Update / Comedian Johnny Taylor

Record columnist describes emotions from the 1989 mass shooting that have resurfaced this week. Then Angelique Ashby reflects on her campaign. We have an update on a CapRadio documentary titled "Class Dismissed." Then comedian Johnny Taylor joins us.

Monday, June 13, 2016

Dance Gavin Dance / Facebook

Insight: The Political Junkie / Mayor-Elect Darrell Steinberg / UC Davis Microbiologist / Dance Gavin Dance

We'll talk with the Political Junkie about the Orlando shooting and its effects on the presidential campaign trails. Mayor-elect, Darrell Steinberg discusses his plans for Sacramento. We'll meet a UC Davis microbiologist. Then, Dance Gavin Dance.

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Insight: Aid In Dying / Fulkerson & Clarke / The Bitter Elegance

Today on Insight we look at the challenges patients may face when trying to access California's new "Aid In Dying" law. Then live music from Fulkerson and Clarke and Sound Advice with the Bitter Elegance.

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

Insight: Sacramento Mayoral Race / California's Open US Senate Seat / The Political Junkie / Jazz Vocalist Beth Duncan

We'll talk about how voters decided the Mayor’s races in Sacramento, Davis and Stockton and the outcomes of Measures W, X and Y. Then we'll discuss California’s open US Senate seat. Then, the Political Junkie talks about national stage.