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 | Tuesday, October 16, 2018

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Insight: 'We Said Enough,' One Year Later

We Said Enough's Adama Iwu and Samantha Corbin mark one year since their letter on sexual harassment. We speak with Dr. Lin Farley, who coined the term "sexual harassment." Professor Kim Nalder talks #MeToo, California and the Year of the Woman 2.0.


  • Time Magazine via AP

    We Said Enough On Their Movement Against Sexual Harassment One Year Later

    It’s been one year since the women behind We Said Enough released a detailed letter about harassment in California’s state government. We check in with the founders to hear what's changed.

  • Bert Johnson / Capital Public Radio

    Lin Farley Reflects On Changes For Women In The Workforce Since Coining ‘Sexual Harassment’ In 1975

    Journalist and feminist author Dr. Lin Farley is credited with coining ‘sexual harassment’ to describe the discriminatory treatment of women in the workforce. She will give two free public lectures at UC Davis in Davis and Sacramento on Wednesday.

  • Alan Cordova / Flickr

    Sac State Examines #MeToo, California and the Year of the Woman

    A panel discussion hosted by Sac State professors will explore the effects of the #MeToo Movement in California and how that might play out in midterm elections.

Monday, October 15, 2018

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Insight: Political Junkie / Justice Anthony Kennedy / 'The Ito Sisters' Premieres / 'Jubilate!' With The Sacramento Choral Society

The Political Junkie talks about Trump's rallies. Prof. Leslie Jacobs from the McGeorge School of Law sets up their panel with Justice Anthony Kennedy. We preview "The Ito Sisters." The Sacramento Choral Society releases their new CD, "Jubilate!"

Friday, October 12, 2018

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Insight: DA Anne Marie Schubert / Personal Stories Of Deportation / Sacramento French Film Festival / California Women’s Music Festival

DA Anne Marie Schubert joins us to talk about the role of genealogy in solving crimes. We preview a new exhibit at International House Davis. We look ahead at the Sacramento French Film MiniFest. We learn more about the Stronger Together benefit.

Thursday, October 11, 2018

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Insight: Governor's Candidate Gavin Newsom / Classical Sound Advice / 'West Side Story' At American River College

CapRadio Capitol Bureau Chief Ben Adler interviews Democratic gubernatorial candidate Gavin Newsom. Classical music host Kevin Doherty joins us for Sound Advice. We preview American River College's production of "West Side Story."

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

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Insight: Governor's Candidate John Cox / Sacramento Housing Summit / Sacramento Comedy Festival

CapRadio Capitol Bureau Chief Ben Adler interviews Republican gubernatorial candidate John Cox. The Sacramento Housing Alliance previews their annual summit on affordable housing. We look ahead at the Sacramento Comedy Festival this weekend.

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

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Insight: News Network With CALmatters / Medicine In Extreme Conditions / Sacramento’s LGBTQ Film Fest

CALmatters' Dan Morain recaps yesterday's governor's debate. A UC Davis doctor talks about practicing medicine in extreme conditions. We preview the BENT Sacramento International LGBTQ Film Festival.

Monday, October 8, 2018

Courtesy of the Crocker Art Museum

Insight: Political Junkie / Governor's Debate Preview / Melissa Dahl's New Book / Duane Michals At The Crocker

The Political Junkie discusses the impact of Brett Kavanaugh. We preview the governor's debate. Author Melissa Dahl tells us about her new book. We get an inside look at Duane Michals' exhibit at the Crocker from the photographer himself.

Friday, October 5, 2018

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Insight: Capitol Chat On Gov. Brown And #MeToo Laws / Mental Health Art Exhibit / History Of Northern California Place Names

CALmatters' Laurel Rosenhall joins us to talk about Gov. Brown's approach to #MeToo bills. We preview the "Journey of Hope" art show for mental health awareness. CapRadio's Emily Zentner tells us about the history behind Sacramento area place names.

Thursday, October 4, 2018

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Insight: Preventing The Flu / Remembering Mead Kibbey / B Street Theatre Presents Ironbound / Sound Advice With Hey, Listen!

UC Davis' Dr. Dean Blumberg talks to us about flu protection. We remember historian Mead Kibbey with this 2013 Insight interview. The B Street Theatre presents Ironbound. Hey, Listen! host Nick Brunner joins us for Sound Advice.

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

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Insight: PolitiFact California On Kavanaugh And Governor's Race / Student Writer Kamea Pascua / Davis Shakespeare Festival

PolitiFact California reporter Chris Nichols joins us to talk about the the governor's race and more. Folsom Lake College student Kamea Pascua shares her writing. The Davis Shakespeare Festival tells us about their production of "As You Like It."