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, July 19, 2018

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Insight: Capitol Chat With Ben Bradford / Eppie's Great Race's Final Run / Carolee Carmello Previews Music Circus' 'Gypsy' / Honyock Performs

State Government Reporter Ben Bradford tells us about the future of the three Californias plan. We talk about the final run of Eppie's Great Race. Actress Carolee Carmello gives us a preview of Music Circus' production of "Gypsy." Honyock performs.


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    Capitol Chat: Ben Bradford On State Supreme Court Blocking Three Californias Plan

    State Government Reporter Ben Bradford joins us to talk about the now-blocked measure to split California into three states and more in this week's Capitol Chat.

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    Eppie’s Great Race Runs To The Finish

    This weekend will be the final run for Eppie’s Great Race, Sacramento’s classic run-bike-paddle event.

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    Everything’s Coming Up Roses For Carolee Carmello

    Veteran Broadway actress takes on iconic role of Mama Rose in Music Circus production of “Gypsy.”

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    Honyock Debuts New Music From ‘El Castillo’

    Cody Drabble

    Honyock performs new music from their debut full-length album, “El Castillo,” live in the Insight studio.

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

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Insight: Politifact CA Checks John Cox / Republican Strategist Cassandra Pye On Her Life And Career / Kushman By The Bottle / The Big Sing

Politifact California reporter Chris Nichols tells us about his latest fact checks. Cassandra Pye on her life as an African-American woman in Sacramento. Rick Kushman gives us his summer wine tips. The Sacramento Choral Society previews The Big Sing.

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

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Insight: Rent Control In Sacramento / Unions After Janus Decision / Ross Hammond And Jay Nair Perform

CapRadio's Senior Editor for News Nick Miller fills us in on the possibility of rent stabilization in Sacramento. We look at the power of workers' unions after Janus v. AFSCME. Ross Hammond and Jay Nair perform “Songs Of Universal Peace.”

Monday, July 16, 2018

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Insight: Political Junkie On The Trump-Putin Summit / CapRadio's YosemiteLand Podcast Launches / Local Author Jane Delury

Political Junkie Ken Rudin joins us to discuss President Trump and Russian President Putin's summit. CapRadio Environment Reporter Ezra David Romero tells us about his new, YosemiteLand. Local author Jane Delury previews her new book, "The Balcony."

Friday, July 13, 2018

Insight: Capitol Chat On Rent Control / Local Nonprofit Cut Ups Looking For A New Home / Rituals Of Mine Performs / Mino Yanci Performs

Politico's Jeremy White helps us understand the controversial rent control ballot measure coming before voters in November. Local nonprofit Cut Ups tells us about their search for a new work space. Rituals of Mine and Mino Yanci perform.

Thursday, July 12, 2018

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Insight: Housing Affordability In California / 'Forgotten Sacramento Murders' / Sound Advice / Jasmine Fuego Performs

KPBS reporter Amita Sharma discusses her stories on high housing costs for the California Dream project. True Crime author David Kulczyk previews his new book. Hey, Listen! host Nick Brunner fills us in on CapRadio music beds. Jasmine Fuego performs.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

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Insight: Dixon City Council Controversy / 'Dark Sea Rising' Book Preview / Ngaio Bealum On California Cannabis / Drop Dead Red Performs

Capital Public Radio Reporter Bob Moffitt tells us about a Dixon official's anti-LGBTQ newspaper column. The authors of "Dark Sea Rising" preview the new book. Ngaio Bealum on "Cooking on High" and California cannabis. Drop Dead Red performs.

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

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Insight: Legal Scholars On Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court Nomination And This Year's Key Decisions / Achilles Wheel Performs

Monday, July 9, 2018

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Insight: The Political Junkie On Trump's SCOTUS pick / Rep. Doris Matsui / CalFire Wildfire Update / Author Suzanne Rindell

The Political Junkie discusses Trump's Supreme Court nominee. Doris Matsui on Justice Anthony Kennedy, family separations and more. Cal Fire gives us an update on California's wildfires. Author Suzanne Rindell previews her new book, "Eagle & Crane."

Thursday, June 28, 2018

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Insight: Anthony Kennedy's Resignation / Myths About Homelessness / Rural Homelessness / Poet Dante Pelayo / Dog Party Performs

Sacramento reacts to Justice Anthony Kennedy's resignation. PolitiFact reporter Chris Nichols discusses common myths about homelessness. We look into homelessness in rural communities. Poet Dante Pelayo shares his poetry. Dog Party performs.