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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 | Wednesday, May 23, 2018

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Insight: Prop 72 Would Reward Homeowners For Capturing Rainwater / NPR's Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson Visits / History Of Strawberries

A look at Proposition 72, which would give Californians a tax break for capturing rainwater. NPR correspondent Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson discusses her work. KVIE documentary explores the history of strawberries in California.


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    Californians Might Get A Tax Break For Capturing Rainwater

    Sen. Steve Glazer explains Proposition 72, a bill he authored to incentivize rainwater capture by exempting new systems from property taxes.

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    NPR International Correspondent Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson Speaks In Sacramento

    Currently based in Berlin, Nelson has ties to the Sacramento area and visits frequently. She spoke at a variety of events in town and discusses her career with Insight's Beth Ruyak.

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    The Sweet History Of California Strawberries

    A new documentary airing on KVIE explores the successive waves of family farmers from the Gold Rush to today bringing strawberries to consumers across the state of California.

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

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Insight: Community Policing / Why California Housing Costs So Much / Gubernatorial Debate Preview / RSVP's Spring Benefit Concerts

CapRadio's Ezra David Romero looks into community policing in Sacramento. CALmatters reporter Matt Levin on why living in California is so expensive. CapRadio's Ben Adler previews Tuesday's gubernatorial debate. RSVP choir's spring benefit concerts.

Monday, May 7, 2018

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Insight: Political Junkie On Rudy Giuliani / Changes At The U.S. Forest Service / SpaceWalker Performs Experimental Hip-Hop

The Political Junkie on Rudy Giuliani's first steps as the newest member of President Trump's legal team. The U.S. Forest Service's new interim chief discusses firefighting funding. Sacramento musician SpaceWalker shares interstellar beats.

Friday, May 4, 2018

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Insight: Capitol Chat From The California GOP Convention / California Museum Celebrates African-American History / The Lique / PRVLGS

Capitol Bureau Chief Ben Adler reports from the California Republican Convention in San Diego. A California Museum exhibit highlights African-American history. The Lique shares music from their latest album. PRVLGS performs new songs.

Thursday, May 3, 2018

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Insight: Golden State Killer, Stephon Clark Updates / National Guard Deploys To Border / Capital Stage's 'Marjorie Prime' / Sound Advice

KPBS reporter Steve Walsh discusses the arrival of National Guard troops at the Mexico border. Updates in the Golden State Killer and Stephon Clark cases. Capital Stage produces "Marjorie Prime." Sound Advice from the First Festival.

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

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Insight: Dr. Bennet Omalu Defends His Stephon Clark Autopsy / East Area Rapist Attack Survivor / Media And PTSD / Shakespeare's Lost Plays

Dr. Omalu discusses his Stephon Clark autopsy a few hours before the release of the official coroner’s report. An East Area Rapist attack survivor remains defiant. How media coverage can impact assault survivors. Festival on Shakespeare's lost plays.

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

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Insight: Migrants Continue To Seek Asylum / Secret Questionnaires Shape Gubernatorial Race / Comedian Keith Lowell Jensen / 'Titanic: A Musical Journey'

NPR's Kirk Siegler has updates on migrants seeking asylum in the U.S. CALmatters' Laurel Rosenhall discusses gubernatorial candidates and interest groups. Sacramento comedian releases his first book. Titanic musical explores ragtime music.

Monday, April 30, 2018

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Insight: Political Junkie / Governor Candidate Gavin Newsom / East Area Rapist Investigator Carol Daly

Asylum seekers arrive at California's border and talks continue between North and South Korea. Political Junkie Ken Rudin has analysis. Gavin Newsom on his candidacy for California governor. Detective Carol Daly discusses the East Area Rapist arrest.

Thursday, April 26, 2018

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Insight: Journalists Discuss Golden State Killer Case / DNA Evidence Legislation / Life In Southern France / Young Artists Competition

Journalists discuss personal connections to the Golden State Killer case. How DNA legislation could help cold case investigations. Author Georgeanne Brennan gives a window into Provence. Pianist Lara Downes previews the Young Artists Competition.

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

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Insight: Mayor Darrell Steinberg / PolitiFact California / Sierra Poetry Festival / Author Michael Wallis

Mayor Darrell Steinberg discusses health initiatives in South Sacramento. PolitiFact checks ads in the California governor's race. The Sierra Poetry Festival returns. Author Michael Wallis shares his book “The Best Land Under Heaven."

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

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Insight: Mental Health Care For Black Communities / Creative Edge Partnership / Young Actor Miller Traum / Tiny Desk Contest

How mental health care could benefit black communities affected by violence. The Creative Edge partnership aims to strengthen the region's creative economy. Young actor Miller Traum lights up local theater scene. Tiny Desk Contest winner announced.