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 | Monday, July 24, 2017

Insight: Political Junkie Goes West / Remembering Elizabeth Wallner / New McGeorge Dean Michael Hunter Schwartz / New Sacramento Ballet Artistic Director Amy Seiwert

Political Junkie Ken Rudin recaps the week in politics; Beth Ruyak remembers End Of Life Option Act advocate Elizabeth Wallner; McGeorge School of Law welcomes a new dean; Sacramento Ballet alumna Amy Seiwert takes over as the new artistic director.


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    Political Junkie On Kushner Testimony, McCain Diagnosis

    Political Junkie Ken Rudin joins Insight to talk about Jared Kushner testifying before Congress and Anthony Scaramucci taking over as White House Communications Director.

  • Remembering End Of Life Option Act Advocate Elizabeth Wallner

    Beth Ruyak gives an update on Elizabeth Wallner, the high-profile activist who advocated for California's End of Life Option Act.

  • New Dean of McGeorge School Of Law Wants To Modernize Legal Education

    Michael Hunter Schwartz is the new dean at the McGeorge School of Law. He makes his Insight debut to talk about his plans to improve the school and how legal education can be modernized.

  • Amy Seiwert Takes Over Sacramento Ballet

    Amy Seiwert was announced as the new artistic director of the Sacramento Ballet earlier this month. As a former dancer herself, she approaches the job from a unique position.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

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Insight: CAL FIRE Update on Detwiler Fire / Capitol Chat / Sound Advice Classical / Sierra Storytelling Festival

CAL FIRE Chief Ken Pimlott updates on the Detwiler Fire; Capitol Chat on Cap and Trade legislation; Sound Advice with classical host Cale Wiggins; 32nd Annual Sierra Storytelling Festival features tales from Native American traditions.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

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Insight: Detwiler Fire Update From Mariposa County / PolitiFact California / Film Noir Festival / Dunkirk

The latest on the Detwiler Fire in Mariposa County; PolitiFact California checks statements from Kevin McCarthy and Travis Allen; Noir Film Festival brings classic Billy Wilder films to the Crest Theatre.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

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Insight: California's New Cannabis Chief / Nevada Cannabis Growing Pains / Documentary Follows Iraq Veteran

Bureau of Medical Cannabis Regulation head Lori Ajax discusses the new agency, while Reno Gazette-Journal reporter Jenny Kane covers Nevada's growing cannabis industry. Iraq veteran Tom Voss is the subject of a new documentary on PTSD.

Monday, July 17, 2017

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Insight: Political Junkie Goes West / Fire Update / Hi Phi Nation Podcast / Pianist Romayne Wheeler

Political Junkie Ken Rudin joins to talk about another delay in the Senate health care vote and Caitlyn Jenner for senate in 2020. Philosophy Prof. Barry Lam shares his Hi Phi Nation podcast. Pianist Romayne Wheeler performs live in studio.

Friday, July 14, 2017

Insight: Capitol Chat / Hi-Fructose / 'On The Town'

Governor Brown made passionate push for cap-and-trade; we revisit our interview with the editors of Hi-Fructose Magazine and the Sacramento Music Circus is showing "On the Town" as part of its 67th anniversary.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Insight: Wall Fire Aftermath / Alpacas In Calif. / Artist Raphael Delgado / Sound Advice

Insight speaks with Mayor Linda Dahlmeier about how residents of Oroville are coping after the destruction from the Wall Fire. We learn more about California's alpaca industry and why the animals are growing increasingly popular in the Golden State.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

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Insight: Homeowner Wildfire Insurance / 'Toxic Taps' / Kushman By The Bottle / Bandella

Homeowner insurance for wildfires is a question for many who could be affected by the Wall Fire; a new series details California's many water crises; the state fair is a win for the wine industry and former astronauts prepare for a show in Winters.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

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Insight: Wall Fire Update / Texas Vs. California / Science Of Tea / Musician Dave Bass

The status of the Wall Fire is updated; the often hotly contested rivalry between California and Texas is explained; a researcher brings to light the science of tea and a former deputy attorney general talks about his return to jazz music.

Monday, July 10, 2017

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Insight: Political Junkie / Gray Wolf Pups / Tour De Fat

Political Junkie Ken Rudin recaps the G20 Summit; gray wolves descendant of a famous wolf were spotted and Tour de Fat's music and circus extravaganza aims to benefit the Sacramento Area Bicycle Advocates.