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, August 16, 2018

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Insight: Valley Fever / Capitol Chat With Ben Adler / Chris Thile At The Mondavi Center / Element Brass Band Performs

We learn about Valley fever in Sacramento and beyond. Ben Adler joins us to talk about the bills the Legislature needs to wrap up before it adjourns. Donna Apidone helps us get to know musician Chris Thile. Element Brass Band performs.


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    Drought, Wildfires Stir Up Valley Fever Fungus, Prompting Travel Alert For California Cities

    There is a Valley Fever travel alert until the end of August for a number of California cities, including Sacramento, Modesto and Redding.

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    Capitol Chat: Time’s Running Out For These State Bills

    The California state legislative session only has three weeks left, but lawmakers have yet to decide the fate of several important bills.

  • Chris Thile Talks About 'Live From Here' With Donna Apidone

    CapRadio Morning Edition host Donna Apidone chatted with Live From Here host Chris Thile about evolving the show and taking it to Telluride for a very special performance. He's coming to the Mondavi Center on Aug. 21 with The Punch Brothers.

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    Element Brass Band Brings The Battle Back To Sac

    Element Brass Band hosts Second Annual Battle of the Brass Bands this weekend at Harlow’s.

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

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Insight: Wildfire And Utilities / PolitiFact Checks Denham / Kushman By The Bottle / Jewish Food Faire / Animals In The Attic Perform

CPUC's president talks about utilities and wildfire. Politifact California reporter Chris Nichols previews his new fact check. Rick Kushman explains wildfire's effect on wine. We check out the Jewish Food Faire. Animals in the Attic perform.

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

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Insight: News Network / Marcus Crowder On His New Play / Sacramento Police Change Chase Policy / Sparks Across Darkness Performs

CALmatters reporter Laurel Rosenhall joins us for News Network. Theater critic Marcus Crowder previews his new play. Sacramento Police Chief Daniel Hahn tells us about the department's new foot chase policy. Sparks Across Darkness performs.

Monday, August 13, 2018

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Insight: Political Junkie On Omarosa / Wildfire Updates / Green Valley Theatre Presents 'The Black Rider' / Lara Downes Honors Bernstein

The Political Junkie shares his analysis on Omarosa's tell-all book. Cal Fire and Yosemite officials update us on wildfires. The Green Valley Theatre previews "The Black Rider." Pianist Lara Downes honors Leonard Bernstein's 100th birthday in song.

Thursday, August 9, 2018

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Insight: Capitol Chat / Wide Open Walls / B Street Theatre's 'We're Gonna Be Okay' / Sound Advice: The Notorious RBG

Ben Bradford joins us for Capitol Chat about DMV wait times. Wide Open Walls previews the mural festival. B Street Theatre tells us about "We're Gonna Be Okay." Kevin Doherty joins us for Sound Advice on a new album about Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

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Insight: Wildfires And Yosemite / Pets In Wildfires / Joshua's House On Hospice For The Homeless / Artist Stan Padilla

YosemiteLand host Ezra David Romero tells us about the latest episode. We learn about how wildfire impacts pets. Joshua's House tells us about hospice care for the homeless. Artist Stan Padilla joins us ahead of this year's Wide Open Walls festival.

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

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Insight: Cal Fire Update / News Network On Mendocino Complex And Carr Fires / Capital Dance Project Previews New Show

Cal Fire Chief Mike Mohler updates us on wildfires burning in Northern California. KRCR TV's Jennifer Scarborough and KZYX's Jeffrey Parker tell us about covering destructive fires in their communities. Capital Dance Project previews their new show.

Monday, August 6, 2018

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Insight: Political Junkie On Trump Russia Meetings / Operation FreeSoul / Fire Update / Classical Tahoe Wraps Up Seventh Season

The Political Junkie talks about Paul Manafort's trial. Operation FreeSoul tells us about their mentorship program for young poets. We bring you an update on wildfires. We preview the final performances of Classical Tahoe's seventh season.

Friday, August 3, 2018

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Insight: Capitol Chat On Emissions / California's New Data Privacy Law / SUNMONKS On 'Two Play' / Sean Pawling Performs

Ben Bradford joins us for Capitol Chat on the Trump administration and California's fight over emissions. CapRadio's Kacey Gardner walks us through California's new data privacy law. SUNMONKS discuss their album "Two Play." Sean Pawling performs.

Thursday, August 2, 2018

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Insight: Wildfire Update / Author David Covin's New Novel / Fashionista Boyfriend Performs / Sound Advice: Daydream Festival

CalFire officials give us an update on wildfires burning throughout the state. Author David Covin tells us about his new book, "Raisins in Milk." Fashionista Boyfriend performs. We preview the Daydream Festival on this week's Sound Advice.