Insight With Beth Ruyak

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Peace Talk Radio: The Nonviolent Path Of Cesar Chavez

Airs Tuesday, March 31, 2015, in place of Insight, 9 a.m. & 7 p.m.

LATEST SHOW | Monday, March 30, 2015

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Insight: The Political Junkie Goes West / Christian Kiefer / Lara Downes

A conversation with The Political Junkie Ken Rudin. Sacramento author Christian Kiefer talks about his novel “Animals." And classical pianist Lara Downes takes on the songs of a jazz legend in her new album “A Billie Holiday Songbook.”

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Thursday, March 26, 2015

Insight: Capitol Chat / Sacramento's District 6 Special Election / Dr. Tissa Kappagoda Memoriam / Sound Advice

CapRadio's Ben Adler is live from the assembly floor as lawmakers debate a $1 billion drought package. A conversation with the candidates running in Sacramento’s District 6 Special Election. Blue Dog Jam host Nick Brunner previews "The Sammies."

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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

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Insight: "Right-To-Die" Legislation In California

We discuss the arguments surrounding California's right-to-die legislation. Some say a physician’s aid in death is inconsistent with a doctor’s oath. Others believe they should have the right to choose the time, place and manner of their death.

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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

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Insight: The Political Junkie Goes West / News Network: Stockton / Sharma Shields / Joe Tolo

We’re back with the Political Junkie, Ken Rudin. Then, Stockton Record columnist Michael Fitzgerald joins us for News Network. If you watch the Voice on TV, you might be following Joe Tolo, from Sacramento. He'll share some behind-the-scenes stories.

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Friday, March 20, 2015

Insight: Capitol Chat: Drought / "From Death To Life In Ancient Bahrain" / Ana Castillo / CapRadio Music At SXSW

CapRadio's Katie Orr explains how lawmakers are reacting to the governor's emergency drought plan. Archaeologist Alexis Boutin describes using 3-D scanning and forensic science to rebuild faces from 4,000 years ago. And CapRadio Music is in SXSW.

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Thursday, March 19, 2015

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Insight: Emergency Drought Bill / Nevada Education Overhaul / "Chessman" / Daniel Arnold / Sound Advice

Political strategist Joe Rodota talks about his play based on the execution of Caryl Chessman. Author and mountaineer Daniel Arnold talks about his new book “Snowblind.” And Cale Wiggins has a new take on Billie Holiday’s music on Sound Advice.

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Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Insight: Sacramento City Council Meeting Recap / Delta Smelt / Pet Tales: Vaccines / Swan Lake

UC Davis Fish Biologist Peter Moyle says the endangered Delta smelt are functionally extinct. Plus, the director of the Sacramento Ballet talks about staging Swan Lake. And pet expert Gina Spadafori dispels animal vaccine myths.

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Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Insight: News Network: Farm-To-Fork Community In Davis / Tower Records Documentary Premieres / One Eyed Reilly Performs

It’s taken 7 years, but the Tower Records documentary from Colin Hanks and Sean Stuart has its world premiere today. News Network's Jeff Hudson has details about a farm-to-fork community in Davis. Plus Celtic/Americana band One Eyed Reilly performs.

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Monday, March 16, 2015

Insight: The Political Junkie Goes West / M.S. Achievement Center / Culture Of Campus Violence / Photographer Micah Albert

Ken Rudin weighs in the 2016 Presidential field; the M.S. Achievement Center's director joins us; Stanislaus County's Sheriff and UOP's V.P. for Student Life discuss violence on campus, photographer Micah Albert talks of his return to Dandora.

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Friday, March 13, 2015

Insight: Capitol Chat With Ben Adler / Sac State Athletics Director Bill Macriss / Author Ken Mercurio / Once An Empire

Ben Adler joins us for Capitol Chat; Sac State Athletic Director Bill Macriss checks in from the Big Sky Basketball Tournament; Ken Mercurio shares his story of triumph after a near-fatal cycling accident; and music from the band Once an Empire.

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