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 | Thursday, August 27, 2015

Insight: Capitol Chat / Pro Publica's Investigation On Group Homes / Keaton Raphael Memorial / Sound Advice

CapRadio's Ben Adler joins Insight for this week’s Capitol Chat. Pro Publica 's Joaquin Sapien talks about the ongoing saga of foster children living in unfit group homes. CapRadio's Nick Brunner talks about Yo La Tengo’s new album in Sound Advice.

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Wednesday, August 26, 2015

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Insight: China And California Economic Connection / Top 100 'Unelected' / Pet Tales: Cat Problems / Maggie Hollinbeck

A UC Davis economist explains how the economic slump in China could hurt California’s economy. And Capitol Weekly's Editor John Howard provides the annual countdown of the top 100 non-elected power players in California government.

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Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Insight: News Network / Melanoma & Gamma Knife / Jewish Food Faire / Jim Martinez

Two oncologists from UC Davis talk about the type of high-dose radiation treatment former President Jimmy Carter is undergoing. Carmichael Jewish Food Faire organizers explain the traditions behind some iconic dishes.

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Monday, August 24, 2015

Insight: The Political Junkie Goes West/ RT Blue Line Extension / Burning Man Bugs And Weather/ SF Mime Troupe

Sacramento RT extends the “blue line” just in time for college though it’s been more than 10 years in the planning and construction stages. Plus, we talk with one of the founders of Burning Man about reported bugs on the playa.

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Friday, August 21, 2015

Insight: Capitol Chat / Merced River Closure / Remembering Artist James Albertson / Sudden Dozen Game

Parts of the Merced River have been closed for fishing this week. Will this move be enough to protect fish from the warming water? Artist Julia Stagg remembers her late husband, James Albertson, whose paintings are featured at the Crocker Art Museum.

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Thursday, August 20, 2015

Insight: Land Subsidence Acceleration / Citizen Science At Tahoe / Anna Deavere Smith / Sound Advice: Jazz

A drought manager with the Department of Water Resources explains what the state is doing to protect canals, bridges and wells as a new study finds that the Central Valley is sinking. Anna Deavere Smith talks about her new play “Notes from the Field

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Wednesday, August 19, 2015

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Insight: Nevada Earthquake Swarm / The Jane Thompson Trio / Hair By Music Circus

A swarm of earthquakes in a remote area near the California-Nevada border has researchers excited about what they can learn from it. Plus, live music from the Jane Thompson Trio and the age of Aquarius returns to Music Circus.

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Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Insight: News Network: Woodland / Integration In Sacramento / 'Shockheaded Peter' / Duck's Breath Mystery Theatre

Several projects in Woodland, Calif. is changing the small city. Insight checks in with Jim Smith, editor of the Daily Democrat. Plus, a conversation about two upcoming theater opportunities at the Green Valley Theatre and the Palms Playhouse.

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Monday, August 17, 2015

Insight: California's Teacher Shortage / Dry Wells In Tuolumne County / Play: 'When We Were Colored'

Has California's systematic layoff of teachers made it harder to find qualified applicants? We'll have a discussion on what's causing a teacher shortage in the state. Plus, Ginger Rutland's new play puts her family story onstage.

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Thursday, August 13, 2015

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Insight: Capitol Chat / Tipping In Restaurants / Good Day Sacramento / Sound Advice: Classical

Should you tip your waiter and cook separately? On Insight, the owner of Magpie Cafe explains why he says “yes.” Plus, CapRadio's Ben Adler talks about the partisan roadblocks halting improvement of the state’s transportation infrastructure.

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