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, November 21, 2017

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Insight: Local Artists On Harassment / Yams Versus Sweetpotatoes / "The Seagull" At American River College

Faceless No More's Sarah Marie Hawkins and Retrograde Collective's Arielle Robbins discuss sexual harassment. Cap Radio's Randol White investigates the difference between a yam and a sweetpotato. American River College presents "The Seagull."


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    Artists Discuss The Intersection Of Entertainment And Rape Culture

    Chris Remington

    Faceless No More creator Sarah Marie Hawkins and Retrograde Collective founder Arielle Robbins discuss sexual harassment in the arts entertainment industry and how the local community of artists is responding.

  • Randol White / Capital Public Radio

    Pass The Sweet Potatoes (But Not The Yams)

    Chris Remington

    Why is one of the most common food items served at Thanksgiving misidentified? Cap Radio's Randol White describes the differences between yams and sweet potatoes, and why you’ve likely never had the former.

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    Janis Stevens Brings 'The Seagull' To American River College

    American River College presents "The Seagull" by Anton Chekhov, directed by actress Janis Stevens.

Monday, November 6, 2017

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Insight: Political Junkie Ken Rudin / Sacramento Teachers' Strike / Storm Forecast / Composer Jordan Roper

Ken Rudin recaps a week of politics from Washington, D.C. Sacramento City Superintendent Jorge Aguilar discusses a potential teachers strike. The National Weather Service forecasts a wet week. The Reno Philharmonic features music by Jordan Roper.

Friday, November 3, 2017

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Insight: Gov. Candidate John Cox / Carole King Musical / Festival Of New American Music

John Cox speaks with Ben Adler about his run for Governor of California in 2018. "Beautiful - The Carole King Musical" comes to Music Circus. Line Upon Line Percussion performs at the 40th annual Festival of New American Music.

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Capital Public Radio

Insight: RSVP Shoes4Sac / Boxed Up Musical / Mayor Steinberg / Sound Advice: Holiday Classical Concerts

RSVP performs a benefit for Shoes4Sacramento. Boxed Up The Musical comes to Capital Stage. Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg reflects on a year of tackling the city's homeless issues. Jeff Hudson shares classical music concerts for the holiday.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Insight: Joshua Sugarmann / Pet Tales: Wildfires / Celebration Arts / Sacramento Youth Symphony

Gun control advocate Joshua Sugarmann discusses violence prevention in the wake of the Las Vegas Shooting. Pet experts discuss wildfire evacuations. Celebration Arts looks for a new performance space. Sac Youth Symphony hosts artists from Azerbaijan.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

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Insight: Delaine Eastin / Crocker Art Museum / Dave Nachmanoff

Capitol Bureau Chief Ben Adler interviews Delaine Eastin about her 2018 candidacy for governor. The Crocker Art Museum opens two new exhibits on Ruth Rippon and Richard Diebenkorn. Dave Nachmanoff shares music from his latest record.

Monday, October 30, 2017

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Insight: Political Junkie / Stockton Basic Income Program / Dia De Los Muertos

Political Junkie Ken Rudin on the indictments of Paul Manafort and Rick Gates. Stockton Mayor Michael Tubbs explains a pilot program for universal basic income. The California Museum presents "Dia De Los Muertos: Arte Y Almas."

Thursday, October 26, 2017

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Insight: Capitol Chat / Hurricane Relief For Puerto Rico / Author Josh Weil / Sound Advice: Hey, Listen!

Capitol Chat follow up on the #WeSaidEnough campaign. Hurricane Relief in Puerto Rico. Author Josh Weil closes out Stories On Stage Sacramento's 8th season. Hey, Listen! host Nick Brunner picks new music for Sound Advice.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

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Insight: PolitiFact California / Prof. Sheryll Cashin / The Ghost Town Rebellion

PolitiFact California debunks claims from Breitbart on the cause of wildfires in California. Georgetown University Law Professor Sheryll Cashin explains the history of whiteness in America. The Ghost Town Rebellion performs live in studio.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

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Insight: Flood Preparedness Week / Winter Weather Forecast / Kushman By The Bottle / Freeman's Future Of New Writing

The Department of Water Resources talks about Flood Preparedness Week after wildfires increase risks. The weather service on ENSO this winter. Wine expert Rick Kushman on wildfires in wine country John Freeman and Garnette Cadogan share Freeman's #4.

Monday, October 23, 2017

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Insight: Political Junkie / Capitol Chat / Joe Genschlea / John Hillebrandt

Ken Rudin recaps a week of politics. Ben Adler reviews the CA GOP convention in Anaheim. Joe Genschlea shares his new one-man show. John Hillebrandt performs Transcendental Hymn-Fantasies live in studio.