Insight With Beth Ruyak

Hosted By Beth Ruyak

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Aug. 25, 2017: Airing in place of Insight: Insight Music

LATEST SHOW | Wednesday, August 23, 2017

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Insight: Trump Visits Reno / California Museum Opens Unity Center / Author Joshua Mohr / Guitarist Victor Contreras

There are mixed opinions from Reno’s elected officials to President Trump’s visit. The Unity Center opens at the California Museum. Writer Joshua Mohr discusses "Sirens," his provocative new memoir. And a new album from guitarist Victor Contreras.


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    Reno Leaders React To Trump Visit

    Chris Remington

    President Trump will meet with members of the American Legion in Reno Wednesday; a visit that has faced mixed responses from the city’s elected representatives.

  • Robert Durell, California Museum Unity Center / Courtesy

    California Museum Opens Long-Awaited Unity Center

    Cody Drabble

    The California Museum's new Unity Center has been in development since 1999. The new interactive exhibition aims to promote tolerance and peace through civil rights education. The Unity Center will host a free block party on Saturday, Aug. 26.

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    Joshua Mohr Brings Memoir "Sirens" To Stories On Stage Sacramento

    Cody Drabble

    Joshua Mohr’s searing new memoir “Sirens” explores the process of cleaning up his life after addiction, failed marriages, and nearly dying from a hole in his heart.

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    Guitarist Victor Contreras Unveils New Solo Concept Album "Rayon Peddles His Papers"

    Cody Drabble

    Victor Contreras plays guitar with the Nagual Trio and in the band Maya. He returns to Insight with new tracks from his concept-driven solo album “Rayon Peddles His Papers.”

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.

Friday, August 4, 2017

Insight: Farmers Sue Over Oroville Spillway / Powerhouse Science Center's Eclipse Events / Davis Shakespeare's "Wonderful Town" / House Of Mary

Ben Adler explains a major claim against California over the Oroville spillway crisis. The Powerhouse Science Museum has a new design lab and solar eclipse events. Davis Shakespeare wraps up "Wonderful Town." House Of Mary performs live in studio.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

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Insight: Covered California With Emily Bazar / Damn Yankees Comes To Music Circus / Sound Advice: Girls Rock Sacramento Showcase

Reporter Emily Bazar discusses the new rate hikes coming under Covered California. Actors with Music Circus bring the production Damn Yankees to life. And in this week’s Sound Advice, a preview of Girls Rock Sacramento happening this Saturday.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

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Insight: PolitiFact California Checks Claims By Lt. Gov. Newsom / Berryessa Snow Mountain National Monument Under Scrutiny / LUMA: Art In Darkness Teaches About Light Pollution

PolitiFact California reporter Chris Nichols checks claims by Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom. Berryessa Snow Mountain National Monument is under scrutiny by the Trump Administration. LUMA: Art In Darkness uses stunning visuals to explain light pollution.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

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Insight: News Network: Legalized Injection Centers / Dissect Podcast Season 2 Examines Kanye West / Classical Tahoe's Maestro Revzen Unveils Sixth Season

California could become the first state to have supervised clinics for illegal drug injections. The new season of the podcast Dissect is out by producer Cole Cuchna. And Classical Tahoe's Maestro Joel Revzen unveils a new performance space.

Monday, July 31, 2017

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Insight: Political Junkie Goes West / Wind Youth Services / Dinorah Klingler

Political Junkie Ken Rudin reflects on the latest failure by Senate Republicans to repeal and replace Obamacare. WIND Youth Services will have its own center to support homeless young people. Dinorah Klinger performs live in studio.

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Insight: Capitol Chat / Sound Advice Hey Listen! / Cities You Wish You Were From

A recap of Governor Brown’s cap and trade deal signing into law in this week’s Capital Chat. Hey Listen! host Nick Brunner brings an eclectic mix of new music in this week’s Sound Advice. And the band Cities You Wish You Were From performs live.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Insight: Wildfire Update / California Native: Activist Dahkota Brown / SUNMONKS Perform Live In CapRadio Garden

Fire officials update from Butte County and Carson City, Nevada. Native American activist Dakhota Brown worked to ban offensive mascots. And SUNMONKS perform live in the CapRadio Garden.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Insight: Cap Radio Health Reporter Sammy Caiola / State Fair Exhibit On Farm Workers / Musician Colin Hay

Capital Public Radio Healthcare Reporter Sammy Caiola explains new research into breast milk and babies’ microbiomes. Marc Grossman reflects on his time as press secretary and speechwriter for Cesar Chavez. And Colin Hay shares new music.