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, August 13, 2018

Courtesy of Green Valley Theatre Company

Insight: Political Junkie On Omarosa / Wildfire Updates / Green Valley Theatre Presents 'The Black Rider' / Lara Downes Honors Bernstein

The Political Junkie shares his analysis on Omarosa's tell-all book. Cal Fire and Yosemite officials update us on wildfires. The Green Valley Theatre previews "The Black Rider." Pianist Lara Downes honors Leonard Bernstein's 100th birthday in song.


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    Political Junkie: Is Omarosa's New Tell-All Book A Distraction?

    Former reality TV contestant Omarosa Manigault-Newman is releasing a tell-all book about her experience in the Trump White House.

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    Wildfire Updates: Progress In Mendocino Complex Fire; Yosemite Re-Opening

    Officials from Cal Fire and Yosemite National Park fill us in on the status of wildfires burning throughout Northern California.

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    Green Valley Theatre Company Presents Vaudeville Version Of ‘The Black Rider

    The Green Valley Theatre Company presents “The Black Rider” based on a German folk tale and adapted by William S. Burroughs and Tom Waits.

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    Pianist Lara Downes Honors Legacy Of Bernstein On 'For Lenny'

    Classical pianist Lara Downes released “For Lenny” in the centennial year of Leonard Bernstein’s birth. She performs classics and lost gems from the Bernstein catalog live in the Insight studio.

Thursday, August 9, 2018

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Insight: Capitol Chat / Wide Open Walls / B Street Theatre's 'We're Gonna Be Okay' / Sound Advice: The Notorious RBG

Ben Bradford joins us for Capitol Chat about DMV wait times. Wide Open Walls previews the mural festival. B Street Theatre tells us about "We're Gonna Be Okay." Kevin Doherty joins us for Sound Advice on a new album about Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

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Insight: Wildfires And Yosemite / Pets In Wildfires / Joshua's House On Hospice For The Homeless / Artist Stan Padilla

YosemiteLand host Ezra David Romero tells us about the latest episode. We learn about how wildfire impacts pets. Joshua's House tells us about hospice care for the homeless. Artist Stan Padilla joins us ahead of this year's Wide Open Walls festival.

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

AP Photo / Noah Berger

Insight: Cal Fire Update / News Network On Mendocino Complex And Carr Fires / Capital Dance Project Previews New Show

Cal Fire Chief Mike Mohler updates us on wildfires burning in Northern California. KRCR TV's Jennifer Scarborough and KZYX's Jeffrey Parker tell us about covering destructive fires in their communities. Capital Dance Project previews their new show.

Monday, August 6, 2018

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Insight: Political Junkie On Trump Russia Meetings / Operation FreeSoul / Fire Update / Classical Tahoe Wraps Up Seventh Season

The Political Junkie talks about Paul Manafort's trial. Operation FreeSoul tells us about their mentorship program for young poets. We bring you an update on wildfires. We preview the final performances of Classical Tahoe's seventh season.

Friday, August 3, 2018

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Insight: Capitol Chat On Emissions / California's New Data Privacy Law / SUNMONKS On 'Two Play' / Sean Pawling Performs

Ben Bradford joins us for Capitol Chat on the Trump administration and California's fight over emissions. CapRadio's Kacey Gardner walks us through California's new data privacy law. SUNMONKS discuss their album "Two Play." Sean Pawling performs.

Thursday, August 2, 2018

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Insight: Wildfire Update / Author David Covin's New Novel / Fashionista Boyfriend Performs / Sound Advice: Daydream Festival

CalFire officials give us an update on wildfires burning throughout the state. Author David Covin tells us about his new book, "Raisins in Milk." Fashionista Boyfriend performs. We preview the Daydream Festival on this week's Sound Advice.

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

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Insight: PolitiFact California / Mendocino Complex Fires / Haggin Museum Highlights Women Artists / The DeadBeats Perform

PolitiFact California tells us about their checks on the 4th Congressional District race. People on the scene update us on the Mendocino Complex fires. The Haggin Museum previews an exhibit of female artists' work. The DeadBeats perform.

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Insight: Fire Updates / West Nile Virus / Justice Anthony Kennedy's Final Day / Music Therapy

CalFire fills us in on the Carr and Mendocino Complex fires. We take a look at West Nile Virus and how to prevent it. McGeorge law school professors tell us about Justice Anthony Kennedy's legacy. We learn more about music therapy in hospice care.

Monday, July 30, 2018

Insight: Fire Updates / The Political Junkie On Federal Disaster Relief / The Music Man Comes To Fair Oaks

CalFire officials and reporters give us an update on the Carr Fire, the Ferguson Fire and the Mendocino Complex. The Political Junkie tells us more about federal relief for the California wildfires. We preview "The Music Man" coming to Fair Oaks.