Insight With Beth Ruyak

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Insight is celebrating its 15th birthday this summer! To celebrate, we'll be revisiting some of our favorite shows and segments. Enjoy!

LATEST SHOW | Wednesday, June 26, 2019

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Revisiting Insight Music: Hi Mom / Ross Hammond / Sean Pawling

To celebrate Insight's 15th birthday this summer, we're looking back at some of our favorite shows. On this Insight Music special from January 2019, we hear from Hi Mom, Ross Hammond and Sean Pawling.

Monday, June 10, 2019

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California's Impending Budget Deal / New Housing Legislation / 'Becoming Incurable' Film

Ben Adler tells us about the nearing agreement on California's budget. CalMatters' Matt Levin fills us in on how housing legislation fared this session. Filmmaker Victoria Suan and activist Charis Hill preview their "Becoming Incurable" documentary.

Thursday, June 6, 2019

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Insight: Capitol Chat On Budget / Sac Pride Parade & Law Enforcement / Mental Health In The Restaurant Industry

Ben Adler joins us to discuss budget crunch time in the Capitol. We take a closer look at the tensions between Pride organizers and the Sacramento Police Department. Chef Patrick Mulvaney discusses the mental health needs of hospitality workers.

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

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Insight: PolitiFact California / Undocumented Healthcare / World Refugee Day

PolitiFact California's Chris Nichols on the importance of honesty in a candidate. Reporter Sammy Caiola discusses her latest story examining healthcare for undocumented immigrants. Sacramento Republic FC celebrates World Refugee Day.

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

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Insight: Undecided Democrats / Great Question! Looks Into Japanese Incarceration / Artist Lindsay Swearingen

We spoke with undecided delegates at the California Democratic Convention. CapRadio's Great Question! answers what happened to Japanese Americans's property during World War II. Illustrator Lindsay Swearingen previews her first solo art show.

Monday, June 3, 2019

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Insight: California Democratic Convention Recap / LGBTQ+ Art Installation / Author Mark Arax

CapRadio's politics team recaps this weekend's California Democratic Convention. We hear about a new art installation on Capitol Mall honoring the LGBTQ+ community. Author Mark Arax previews his latest book.

Thursday, May 30, 2019

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Insight: Capitol Chat / Sacramento Black Book Fair / Classical Sound Advice

Ben Adler discusses this weekend's California Democratic Party Convention and more in this week's Capitol Chat. We preview the Sacramento Black Book Fair. CapRadio Music hosts Kevin Doherty and Jennifer Reason join us for Sound Advice.

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

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Insight: Sexual Harassment Training / PolitiFact California / Andonia Cakouros' One-Woman Show

CapRadio's Scott Rodd unpacks his investigation into California agencies' sexual harassment training practices. PolitiFact California's Chris Nichols tells us about his latest stories. Andonia Cakouros unveils her one-woman show.

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

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Insight: Political Junkie / Comedy Show Tackles Mental Health / Rio Americano Jazz Band

Political Junkie Ken Rudin unpacks Trump vs. Pelosi. We meet the minds behind a new comedy show that's turning the mic on mental health and suicide. The Rio Americano Jazz Band discusses a banner year for their program.

Thursday, May 23, 2019

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Insight: New California Republican Chairmwoman / How Children Learn Language / Tiny Desk Sacramento

New state GOP Chairwoman Jessica Patterson says California voters are tired of ‘one-party rule.' Dr. Kathryn Hirsh-Pasek discusses the latest research on how children acquire language. Picks from the local entrants to the NPR Tiny Desk Contest.

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

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Insight: Nevada's Female-Majority Statehouse / Teachers Rally At The Capitol / Broadway Sacramento's 'Aladdin'

Nevada is the only state legislature where women hold the majority of seats. CapRadio's Scott Rodd gives an update before teachers hold a Red For Ed rally at the Capitol. Two stars of Disney’s 'Aladdin' discuss the touring performance.