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 | Wednesday, August 24, 2016

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Insight: Earthquake In Italy / Therapeutic Boxing / Pet Tales / The Hunchback Of Notre Dame

For Wednesday's Insight, a Sacramento trainer helps people battle Parkinson's Disease using boxing, Gina Spifadori joins us for this month's Pet Tales and the Hunchback of Notre Dame makes its Music Circus debut in Northern California.


  • Italy Earthquake Kills More Than 70, Leaves Many More Injured

    Italy suffered a 6.2 earthquake and over 200 aftershocks since the early hours of this morning. More than 70 people were killed and many more injured. We'll talk to earthquake expert Graham Kent from Nevada who will explain the seismic activity.

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    Boxing Becomes Therapeutic Approach To People With Parkinson's Disease

    Melissa Tafoya coaches athletes at her gym, Rock Steady Boxing Sacramento, but some of her trainees there are battling with the early stages of Parkinson's Disease. Tafoya and a physical therapist tell us how boxing benefits people with the disorder.

  • New Legislation Gives More Protection To Dogs, Cats

    Pet expert Gina Spadafori joins us for this month's Pet Tales to talk about legislation that was signed by Gov. Jerry Brown this week that aims to give more protection to pets in California.

  • The Hunchback Of Notre Dame Makes Debut At Music Circus

    Glenn Casale, director of the Music Circus production of The Hunchback of Notre Dame, joins Insight Wednesday to talk about the Northern California premiere of this Victor Hugo-inspired piece and how Quasimodo is played by deaf actor John McGinty.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Insight: California Wildfires / Dead Trees / "The Born Again Runner" / Capital Dance Project Collaborative

For Tuesday's Insight, a YubaNet reporter updates us on California wildfires, we hear about the increasing damage caused by dead trees, an author releases a new book to inspire runners old and new, and dancers come together for a collaboration.

Monday, August 22, 2016

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Insight: Political Junkie / Denti-Cal / Moths, Myths And Mosquitoes

For Monday's Insight, Political Junkie Ken Rudin shares his analysis on current politics, reporter Ben Bradford reveals Denti-Cal horrors and a Sacramento scientist releases his book on moths, myths and mosquitoes.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

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Insight: Political Junkie / Politifact / Capitol Chat / Sound Advice

For Thursday's Insight, the Political Junkie joins us in studio, we get an overview of what Politifact is and some current fact checks, Capitol Bureau Chief Ben Adler updates us on local politics and we remember the late Bobby Hucherson.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

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Insight: DEA Marijuana Ruling / Rio Olympics / Archaeological Site / Steve Homan Jazz

For Tuesday's Insight, marijuana remains a Schedule 1 drug, we receive updates on the Rio Olympics, the Trailhead Fire reveals an archaeological site and a jazz band performs in-studio.

Monday, August 15, 2016

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Insight: Political Junkie / Olympic Records / Mural Festival / Sacramento Cocktail Recipes

For Monday's Insight, Political Junkie Ken Rudin turns his analytical gaze west, Sacramento-based artists transform Midtown with wall murals and a new cocktail book collects local recipes and interviews with the mixologists behind the drinks.

Thursday, August 11, 2016

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Insight: Capitol Chat / Tahoe Wildflowers / Zee TV Desi Comedy Fest / Sound Advice

Today on Insight, we hear about legislation failing to pass, a botanist talks about Tahoe's wildflowers in her new book, Sacramento comedians join an international lineup of comedians and we talk to our new Morning Classical Host Kevin Doherty.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Insight: Katehi's Resignation / Kushman By The Bottle / Lake Tahoe / Sacramento Bicycle Kitchen

Today on Insight, a UC Davis professor talks about the bad year Lake Tahoe has had, our resident wine expert Rick Kushman revisits wine tasting advice and the Sacramento Bicycle Kitchen celebrates 10 years of serving bicyclists.

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

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Insight: Politifact California / Farmers Market 40th Anniversary / Davis Cellist / Shotgun Sawyer

Today on Insight, a new fact check from Politifact, Davis has a farmers market week, a Davis cellist wins international recognition and an Auburn band previews their upcoming first album.

Monday, August 8, 2016

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Insight: Political Junkie Goes West / Anthony Silva's Arrest / Boundary Stone / Ann Callaway

Today on Insight, Political Junkie Ken Rudin turns his gaze west, reporters share details of Stockton Mayor Anthony Silva's arrest, an author previews her new book and singer Ann Callaway talks about her upcoming performance in Lake Tahoe.