Insight With Beth Ruyak

Hosted By Beth Ruyak

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LATEST SHOW | Thursday, February 15, 2018

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Insight: Florida Shooting Update / Capitol Chat / Sacramento Ballet's 'Giselle' / Olympics Recap / Sound Advice

Florida shooting update. Ben Adler joins for Capitol Chat. Jeff Hudson interviews Carinne Binda about the ballet "Giselle." Beth Ruyak features highlights from the Olympics. Classical host Kevin Doherty features overlooked composers in Sound Advice.


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    President Trump, Gov. Brown Respond To Florida School Shooting; Capitol Chat

    Chris Remington

    President Donald Trump and Gov. Jerry Brown respond to Wednesday's Florida school shooting. Capitol Bureau Chief Ben Adler updates on the latest developments at the California Legislature in this week's Capitol Chat.

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    Sacramento Ballet's Carinne Binda Reflects On 'Giselle' Production

    Chris Remington

    Sacramento Ballet Co-Artistic Director Carinne Binda reflects back on her history performing "Giselle" and looks ahead to the Sacramento Ballet's latest production of the classic work.

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    Winter Olympics Highlights: Mikaela Shiffrin Wins Gold In Giant Slalom

    Chris Remington

    Beth Ruyak highlights the latest excitement from the Olympics in South Korea.

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    Sound Advice: 'Lost And Found' Classical Composers Jóhann Jóhannsson And Florence Price

    Cody Drabble

    Classical host Kevin Doherty brings a "Lost and Found" Sound Advice this week featuring works by composers Jóhann Jóhannsson and Florence Price.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

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Insight: Kevin de León's Senate Run / PolitiFact California On Pot And Privacy / Winter Olympics Recap / Harpist Motoshi Kosako Performs

Kevin de León on his goals if he defeats Dianne Feinstein in the Democratic Primary for US Senate. PolitiFact California looks at pot laws. Olympics highlights including Shaun White's gold medal win. Motoshi Kosako performs jazz harp live in-studio.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

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Insight: Gubernatorial Candidate Doug Ose / Health Workers Take On Human Trafficking / Olympics Recap / 'The End Of Meat' Film

Ben Adler interviews former Congressman Doug Ose about running for governor. Sammy Caiola reports on how health workers are screening for human trafficking. A recap of Olympics highlights. "The End of Meat" documentary argues for a plant-based diet.

Monday, February 12, 2018

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Insight: Political Junkie Ken Rudin / BBC Look-Ahead / Olympics Recap / Element Brass Band

Political Junkie Ken Rudin talks about President Trump's infrastructure proposal. BBC World Service recaps a weekend of Olympics and diplomacy. Olympians won big for the US this weekend. Element Brass Band performs live with a new album.

Friday, February 9, 2018

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Insight: Capitol Chat / Transcontinental Railroad 150th Anniversary / 1960 Olympics In Squaw Valley / Musician Tom Rizzo

Ben Adler recaps allegations against Asm. Cristina Garcia. The 150th anniversary of the Transcontinental Railroad is in May. Art and memorabilia from the 1960 Olympics in Squaw Valley. Gary Vercelli features session guitarist Tom Rizzo.

Thursday, February 8, 2018

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Insight: Reno Harassment Investigation / Poetry Out Loud / Sound Advice: Jazz

Reno City Council member Jenny Berkhus discusses a sexual harassment allegation and investigation that has rocked local politics. El Dorado County students share their words ahead of the Poetry Out Loud competition. Sound Advice with Gary Vercelli.

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

California Department of Water Resources

Insight: Oroville Dam Crisis One Year Later / Brain Damage From Contact Sports / Kushman By The Bottle / 'Migrant Mother' Play And Music

Reporters look back on the Oroville Dam crisis, one year later. Dr. Bennet Omalu warns young athletes and parents of brain damage risk from contact sports. Rick Kushman has wine advice for Valentine's Day. Live music from "Migrant Mother."

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

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Insight: California Sunday Profiles Farmer Stewart Resnick / Climate Change's Impact On Migratory Birds / Sacramento Bacon Fest 7

Mark Arax shares "A Kingdom From Dust" on the Resnick family during the California drought. Dr. Michael McGrann dives into a study on climate change and migratory birds. Sacramento Bacon Fest kicks off this week.

Monday, February 5, 2018

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Insight: Political Junkie Recaps Nunes Memo / Harassment At The Capitol / BBC Look-Ahead To Winter Olympics / Saint John's Funding

Ken Rudin recaps reactions to the Devin Nunes memo. Ben Adler reviews documents from the Legislature on harassment at the Capitol. BBC World Service looks ahead to the Olympics and State of Russia speech. Saint John's looks at its funding for 2018.

Friday, February 2, 2018

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Insight: Capitol Chat / 'The Book Of Nightmares' Workshop / Author Kelly Corrigan's 'Tell Me More' / Cahersiveen Live In Studio

Ben Bradford joins for Capitol Chat. Novelist Kelly Corrigan explores the power of language in "Tell Me More." Comic book author Eben Burgoon hosts a storytelling workshop for "The Book of Nightmares." Cahersiveen performs live in studio.