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 | Monday, October 22, 2018

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Insight: Political Junkie / Voter Registration Deadline / MacArthur Fellowship For UC Davis Professor / Italian Tenor Pasquale Esposito

The Political Junkie talks about this week's political news. We find out what you need to know about voter registration. MacArthur Fellowship recipient Sarah Stewart tells us about her work. Tenor Pasquale Esposito previews his latest PBS special.


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    Political Junkie: Khashoggi, Trump On Refugees And California’s Senate Race

    Political Junkie Ken Rudin offers analysis of major political events in the news, including a caravan of migrant refugees from Honduras traveling towards the U.S. and the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

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    California Voter Foundation Shares Tips On Final Day Of Registration

    Kim Alexander from the California Voter Foundation goes over the essential details and changes to the process on the final day of voter registration in California.

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    UC Davis Planetary Scientist Dr. Sarah T. Stewart’s Research On Planet Formation Earns A MacArthur Fellowship

    Dr. Sarah T. Stewart shares her research on how random collisions gave birth to planets and satellites like our Earth and Moon in the infancy of the solar system.

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    Celebrating The Public Square With Song

    Italian tenor Pasquale Esposito is on tour to support his latest PBS concert special, “Pasquale Esposito Celebrates Italian Piazzas.” He returns to Insight to preview his Oct. 27 performance at the Crest and play some tracks from the show.

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."

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

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Insight: Capitol Chat On Bill Signings / Keys To The House / Rituals Of Mine Previews New Tour / Gentleman Surfer Performs

Capitol Bureau Chief Ben Adler wraps up the legislative session and previews the latest episode of Keys to the House. Rituals of Mine tells us about their new tour with Garbage. Rock band Gentleman Surfer performs live.

Monday, October 1, 2018

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Insight: Political Junkie / Controversial SCOTUS Nominations / YosemiteLand Signs Off / Cherokee Tribe Honors Yellow Bird

The Political Junkie looks into the FBI investigation of Brett Kavanaugh. We recap history's controversial Supreme Court nominees. YosemiteLand host Ezra Romero previews the final episode. Local Cherokee tribe members remember John Rollin Ridge.

Friday, September 28, 2018

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Insight Special: Experts React To Senate Judiciary Hearing On Dr. Ford’s Allegations Of Sexual Assault By Judge Brett Kavanaugh

Insight hosts a special hour of programming with experts reacting to the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Thursday over Dr. Christine Blasey Ford’s allegations of sexual assault by Judge Brett Kavanaugh.

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Insight Web Special: Stories On Stage Sacramento Features Student Author Kamea Pascua

Stories On Stage Sacramento brings back the annual program featuring short stories written by students from the Los Rios Community Colleges. Kamea Pascua from Folsom Lake College shares a memoir story about surviving an abusive relationship.

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

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Insight: School Budget Crisis / Chenin Blanc Revival / STARS Gala Honors Navy Commander

The teacher's union responds to the Sacramento school budget crisis. Julia Mitric tells us about the revival of chenin blanc. The San Juan Education Foundation honors Navy Commander Shannan Callahan Souma.

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

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Insight: Amador County Moves Forward After CapRadio Rural Suicide Project / Art From The Heart / Sacramento Ballet's New Season

Sammy Caiola recaps her project about suicide in Amador County. Amador's Stephanie Hess tells us about the county's plan to move forward. We preview the Art From The Heart fundraiser. The Sacramento Ballet gives us a sneak peek at their new season.

Monday, September 24, 2018

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Insight: Political Junkie / National Voter Registration Day / Prostate Cancer / Cities You Wish You Were From Album Release

The Political Junkie unpacks sexual misconduct allegations against Brett Kavanaugh. We discuss National Voter Registration Day tomorrow. We learn more about prostate cancer. Cities You Wish You Were From performs.