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, October 19, 2017

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Insight: Capitol Chat / #WeSaidEnough Letter / Sarah Potenza

Capitol Chat on bills signed and vetoed by Gov. Brown. Two women from the #WeSaidEnough letter campaign explain pervasive sexual harassment culture at the Capitol. Classical Sound Advice with Kevin Doherty. Sarah Potenza performs live in studio.


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    Capitol Chat: #WeSaidEnough

    Chris Remington

    State government reporter Ben Bradford discusses recent bills signed and vetoed by Governor Brown, as well as the open letter signed by almost 150 women at the Capitol detailing a pervasive culture of sexual harassment and assault.

  • Culture Of Sexual Harassment And Assault At The Capitol

    Chris Remington

    Two women share their experiences of sexual harassment and assault at the California State Capitol.

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    Sarah Potenza Performs Live In Studio

    Chris Remington

    Sarah Potenza performs live with her husband Ian Crossman in the Insight studio before her concert in Davis.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Insight: Las Vegas Shooting Investigation / Breast Cancer Research / Sierra Health Foundation / Sound Advice: Hey Listen!

The Las Vegas investigation continues from Reno. Dr. Ernie Bodai explains his breast cancer stamp program and research. Sierra Health Foundation CEO Chet Hewitt on Advance Peace. Hey Listen! host Nick Brunner joins for Sound Advice

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

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Insight: PolitiFact / Antonio Villaraigosa / UC Davis Ground & Theatre Festival

PolitiFact takes on hoaxes and fake news stories about the Las Vegas shooting. Ben Adler interviews former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. UC Davis launches the Ground and Field Theatre Festival.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

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Insight: Las Vegas Aftermath / US Supreme Court Preview / Housing Crisis Stories

More on the shooting in Las Vegas. The US Supreme Court is starting a new session with some blockbuster cases on the docket. Then a Sacramento resident and a local attorney share affordable housing crisis stories.

Monday, October 2, 2017

Thursday, September 28, 2017

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Insight: Capitol Chat / Disaster Relief / New Millennium Concert Series / KVMR Celtic Festival

Cap. Bureau Chief Ben Adler discusses the bills on the table for Governor Brown to sign. Then, we get an update on disaster relief efforts happening locally. Then we preview the millennium concert series at Sac State and the KVMR Celtic Festival.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

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Insight: PolitiFact California / California Native / Author Jen Provenza

PolitiFact California reporter Chris Nichols returns to discuss statements on the LGBT Senior Bill of Rights and NFL protest. California Native explores suicide prevention among young Native Americans. Author Jennifer Provenza shares her debut novel.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

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Insight: Senator Toni Atkins / National Voter Registration Day / Tycho Plays Golden1 Center

Senator Toni Atkins shares her view on the affordable housing crisis. Dr. Mindy Romero returns for National Voter Registration Day. Scott Hansen and Zac Brown return to Sacramento with their band Tycho before their show at Golden1 Center.

Monday, September 25, 2017

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Insight: Political Junkie Ken Rudin / Earthquake Forecasting / Author Melina Watts / Pianist Alejandro Sabre

Political Junkie Ken Rudin recaps movement on the Graham-Cassidy healthcare overhaul. A UC Davis professor has new research on earthquake early warning systems. Melina Watts shares her debut novel. Alejandro Sabre plays piano live in studio.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

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Insight: Delta Tunnels / Farm Preservation / WWII Internment Documentary / Sound Advice Jazz

Gov. Jerry Brown’s Delta Tunnels hit a major funding roadblock. How to promote the next generation of farmers. At the Crest Theatre, a new documentary addresses cultural violence during Japanese Internment. Gary Vercelli has this week’s Sound Advice.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

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Insight: ACA Repeal / Merrin Dungey / Wine And Farm To Fork / Petaluma Performs

Healthcare Reporter Emily Bazar on the latest GOP move to repeal Obamacare. Hollywood actor Merrin Dungey and motivational speaker Tony Asaro discuss their Sacramento roots. Rick Kushman talks about the fall harvest. Petaluma performs live in studio.