Insight With Beth Ruyak

Hosted By Beth Ruyak

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LATEST SHOW | Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Sean Havey for California Dream

Insight: Graying California / DNA Ethics / Author Rachel Howard

Reporters discuss a new project on aging in California. UC Davis professors preview a lecture on the ethics of DNA testing. Author Rachel Howard shares her debut novel.


  • Sean Havey for California Dream

    Graying California: Two Portraits Of How The Golden State Is Dealing With Its Aging Population

    CapRadio’s healthcare reporter Sammy Caiola and food and sustainability reporter Julia Mitric talk about their stories in the Graying California series. They profile pianist Cliff Shockney and farming couple Alan Haight and Jo McProud

  • NIH Image Gallery / Flickr

    The Ethics And Science Of DNA Testing

    UC Davis Professors Graham Coop and Meaghan O’Keefe preview their public lecture on the promises, pitfalls and social risks of DNA testing.

  • Courtesy of Rachel Howard

    'The Risk Of Us' Novel Explores Becoming A Foster Parent

    “The Risk of Us” is Rachel Howard’s debut novel. It’s about a couple who fosters a child with the goal of adopting her. But along with the joys, there are significant bumps along the way, leading the couple of have to make a pivotal decision.

Monday, April 8, 2019

J. David Ake / AP Photo, File

Insight: Political Junkie / Laurel Rosenhall On Police Use Of Force / Butterflies And Climate Change

The Political Junkie fills us in on the California connections to national politics. CalMatters' Laurel Rosenhall explains the rival use of force bills in California. Professor Arthur Shapiro unpacks what butterflies tell us about climate change.

Friday, April 5, 2019

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

Insight: Use Of Force Bills / Meadowview Then & Now / Shotgun Sawyer

Capitol Bureau Chief Ben Adler fills us in on the police use of force bills before the Legislature. Larry Lee and Pastor Tecoy Porter join us to discuss the past and future of Meadowview. Shotgun Sawyer previews their new album.

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Nicholas Albrecht for The California Sunday Magazine

Insight: Yosemite's Disappearing Glaciers

Investigative reporter Daniel Duane discusses his investigation for California Sunday Magazine of how climate change is affecting Yosemite and its glaciers.

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Courtesy of the California Department of Water Resources

Insight: PolitiFact California / Oroville Dam Spillway Reopens

Angie Holan and Chris Nichols of PolitiFact share some of their recent fact checks with us on 2020 presidential hopefuls. Then, we take a look back at 2017's Oroville Dam crisis and yesterday's reopening of the rebuilt dam spillway.

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli

Insight: Sen. Kamala Harris Comes To Sacramento / CapRadio's 40th Birthday

Politico's Carla Marinucci joins Insight to report on Sen. Kamala Harris' Monday appearance in Sacramento on her presidential campaign. Then, Insight's Mark Jones marks CapRadio's 40th birthday by sharing memories from the station's early days.

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Bert Johnson / Capital Public Radio

Insight Digital Exclusive: FemmeFest Launches Sacramento’s First All-Female Comedy Festival

FemmeFest organizers Betsaida LeBron and Melissa McGillicuddy preview a weekend celebration and showcase of women performing sketch, improv and stand-up comedy.

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

Insight Special Coverage: Stephon Clark Memorial And March

CapRadio reporter Ezra Romero and SN&R Reporter Raheem Hosseini report on the march through Meadowview on the anniversary of Stephon Clark’s death. Also, Chief Daniel Hahn discusses how law enforcement has handled public demonstrations.

Monday, March 18, 2019

Family courtesy photo via AP

Insight Special Coverage: One Year After The Stephon Clark Shooting

CapRadio’s Nick Miller discusses memorial events for Stephon Clark one year after he was killed by Sacramento Police. KQED’s Pendarvis Harshaw reflects on Oakland 10 years after Oscar Grant III was killed by BART police.

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

Insight Special Coverage: Sacramentans Speak Out At City Council Meeting After DA, AG Decline To File Charges Against Officers

CapRadio reporter Bob Moffitt reports on the Sacramento City Council meeting. McGeorge Prof. John Sims analyzes the First Amendment implications of arresting protesters on Monday night. Mayor Darrell Steinberg talks about the arrests.

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

Insight Special Coverage: Stephon Clark Protesters March Through East Sacramento, 84 Arrested

Insight is joined by community members, including Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg, to talk about the Stephon Clark march last night that ended in 84 arrests in East Sacramento.