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 | Friday, March 16, 2018

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Insight: Capitol Chat Health Bills / Dr. Melba Beals / "The Arsonists"

Ben Adler and Sammy Caiola discuss health policy bills moving through the Legislature. Dr. Melba Beals discusses her life as one of the Little Rock Nine and former journalist. Capital Stage shares "The Arsonists" based on the Greek Tragedy "Electra."


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    Capitol Chat: California Lawmakers Consider Universal Health Care System

    Chris Remington

    Ben Adler and Sammy Caiola explain health policy bills moving through the California Legislature for this week's Capitol Chat.

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    Dr. Melba Beals On Social Justice Through Journalism And Activism

    Chris Remington

    Dr. Melba Beals shares two new books about her life growing up in Arkansas during the Jim Crow era. Starting with her experience as one of the Little Rock Nine, Dr. Beals has spent her life enacting social change through journalism and activism.

  • Chris Remington / Capital Public Radio

    Capital Stage Presents "The Arsonists" Inspired By Greek Tragedy And The Florida Swamp

    Cody Drabble

    Capital Stage presents “The Arsonists” written by Jacqueline Goldfinger and directed by Gail Dartez. Playwright Jacqueline Goldfinger discuss the production with lead performers Rich Herbert and Megan Wicks.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

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Insight: National Walkout Day / Jazz Concerts To Watch For / The Pikeys

Reporters from Sacramento and Reno recap National Walkout Day. Jazz announcer Devan Kortan previews upcoming concerts for Sound Advice. Irish punk rockers The Pikeys perform live in studio.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

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Insight: PolitiFact California On Trump's Visit / National Walkout Day / Pet Tales / Mino Yanci

A round-up of students and teachers and school administrators on the National Walkout Day protests. PolitiFact California follows up on President Trump's trip to San Diego. Pet Tales on raising chicks and chickens. Mino Yanci performs live in studio.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

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Insight: NASA's New Approach To Measuring Snowpack / UC Davis Doctors Launch Podcast / Author Sands Hall Shares Scientology Memoir

Ezra Romero reports on NASA using new technology to measure California snowpack in a drought. Two UC Davis Emergency Medicine doctors launch the "EM Pulse" podcast. Author Sands Hall shares a memoir on her "Decade Lost in Scientology."

Monday, March 12, 2018

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Insight: Political Junkie Ken Rudin / BBC Look-Ahead / UN Official On Human Rights / 'No Depression Here' Book

Political Junkie Ken Rudin discusses a potential summit with North Korea. BBC World Service looks ahead to Gen. Mattis' trip to Bahrain. UN official discusses the backlash against human rights. "No Depression" author on 1930s history in Nevada City.

Thursday, March 8, 2018

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Insight: Congressman Tom McClintock On Immigration, Trade, Guns / Flu Season Recap / Vietnam War Doc / Violinist Joe Kye Performs

Congressman Tom McClintock weighs in on the Trump administration's actions on immigration, guns and trade policy. Flu season recap by a UC Davis doctor. "Vietnam: An Inner View" screening comes to Sacramento Library. Joe Kye previews two concerts.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

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Insight: Attorney General Sessions Speaks In Sacramento / Honoring John Muir / Swimmer Diana Nyad / Animals On Tap At Sac Zoo

Ben Bradford covers an announcement from Attorney General Jeff Sessions. University of the Pacific marks the 150th anniversary of John Muir's first trip to California. Diana Nyad speaks at Harris Center. Sacramento Zoo has animals and beer on tap.

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

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Insight: Firearm Violence Expert On Parkland / Book Explores Watergate Hotel / Russ Solomon Remembrance / Paragon Ragtime Orchestra

Dr. Garen Wintemute discusses the Parkland, Florida shooting. Political Strategist Joe Rodota shares a book on the Watergate Hotel. A remembrance of Russ Solomon, founder of Tower Records. The Paragon Ragtime Orchestra previews a concert in Auburn.

Monday, March 5, 2018

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Insight: Political Junkie On White House Staff Changes / BBC Look-Ahead / Attorney Explains DACA Status / FFA President On Future Of Ag

Political Junkie Ken Rudin on staff changes in the White House. BBC World Service looks ahead to news in China, Israel and Africa. Immigration attorney David Berry on DACA's legal status. FFA President Breanna Holbert on the future of agriculture.

Friday, March 2, 2018

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Insight: Capitol Chat On Gun Control, Asm. Bocanegra / Diabetes Research / Sac French Film Fest / The Lique Performs In Studio

Sac Bee reporter Alexei Koseff returns for Capitol Chat. New diabetes research holds clues for your health. The Sacramento French Film Festival presents award-winning short films. The Lique perform live in studio.