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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Aug. 18, 2017: Airing in place of Insight: Radio Open Source

LATEST SHOW | Monday, August 21, 2017

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Insight: Political Junkie On Bannon Departure / Solar Eclipse Preview / Capital Dance Project

The Political Junkie follows Steve Bannon’s departure. Solar eclipse watchers up and down the West Coast get tips on watching safely. And the Capitol Dance Project brings ballet to a unique audience.


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    Political Junkie Goes West: Bannon Departs

    Cody Drabble

    The Political Junkie Ken Rudin joins Insight to talk about the departure of Steve Bannon, fallout from President Trump's reaction to Charlottesville, and a new strategy in Afghanistan.

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    Solar Eclipse 2017 Casts A Shadow Across The West

    Chris Remington

    We hear from reporters, scientists, and photographers in California and Oregon as the 2017 solar eclipse takes place.

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    Capital Dance Project Collaborates On "Sensory-Friendly" Performance

    Chris Remington

    The Capital Dance Project has a one of it’s kind performance this week targeted specifically for those suffering from autism and sensory related disabilities.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

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Insight: Sacramento Opioid Crisis / Music Circus Sister Act / Solar Eclipse Safety / Sound Advice: Blake Gillespie On Local Bands

Sacramento responds to the opioid epidemic. Music Circus brings Sister Act to town. CapRadio's environment reporter Amy Quinton previews the eclipse. Music journalist Blake Gillespie shares local music you should check out.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

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Insight: PolitiFact On Charlottesville / California Native: Environmental Stewardship / Summer Gardening

PolitiFact Exec. Director Aaron Sharockman fact-checks statements on Charlottesville. California Native continues with a focus on environmental stewardship in northern California. Jennifer Khal shares summer gardening tips.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

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Insight: Hate Groups in California / Podcast Investigates Housing Crisis / Ethics And Genetic Editing / Bike Frog Trip Across America

A CSU San Bernardino professor shares research on hate and extremist groups in California. The View From Here launches "Place And Privilege" podcast about affordable housing. UC Davis researcher talks genetic editing. Bike Frog trips across the U.S.

Monday, August 14, 2017

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Insight: Ken Rudin On North Korea, Charlottesville / Author Imbolo Mbue / Siblings Duo Chris & Jocelyn Arndt / Comedian Robert Berry

Ken Rudin responds to a weekend of violence and confusion. Author Imbolo Mbue was selected for Oprah’s summer book club. Jocelyn & Chris Arndt play blues rock at Harlow's. Comedian Robert Berry shares jokes from his new book.

Friday, August 11, 2017

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Insight: Affordable Housing Bills / Sacramento's New Police Chief / Author Jaimal Yogis / Musician Sean Pawling

Capitol Chat with Ben Adler about the California Legislature's housing bills; Sacramento Police Chief Daniel Hahn is officially on the job; Jaimal Yogis shares his memoir about surfing; and Sean Pawling and his band perform live in studio.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

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Insight: CALMatters' Dan Walters Looks At 2018 Governor's Race, Los Angeles Olympics / Wide Open Walls Mural Festival Brings Splash Of Color To Sacramento / Sound Advice Classical Host Kevin Doherty Features New Releases

CALMatters columnist Dan Walters returns to Insight to discuss Los Angeles landing the Olympics and the Governor’s race in California. Wide Open Walls mural festival starts in Sacramento. Beautiful classics made modern for Sound Advice.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Chancellor Gary May During His Insight Interview / Chris Remington

Insight: UC Davis Chancellor Gary May Takes Over / Kushman By The Bottle: Not All Malbec Wines Are Created Equal / So Much Light: Damien Verrett Shares Tracks From "Oh, Yuck"

New UC Davis Chancellor Gary May discusses his plans for the university. Wine expert Rick Kushman explains why all Malbec wines aren’t created equal. And Damien Verrett of So Much Light shares music from his new album

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

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Insight: Calaveras County's Cannabis Cash Problem / Yuba County Profits From Immigration Detention / Leonardo da Vinci Featured At The Aerospace Museum / Andy Warhol Comes To Sacramento Gallery

Calaveras County is under scrutiny over how they’re handling cannabis cash; a nine-month-long investigation into immigrant detention facilities from KQED.; the Aerospace Museum features works by Leonardo da Vinci; Andy Warhol comes to town.

Monday, August 7, 2017

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Insight: Political Junkie Ken Rudin / Violence Prevention Research Program / Shawn Thwaites Rebel Quartet

Political Junkie Ken Rudin chats about a bipartisan climate solutions group, Prof. Garen Wintemute talks about a new Violence Prevention Research Center, and the Shawn Thwaites Rebel Quartet performs live in studio.