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 | Wednesday, October 18, 2017

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Insight: Elder Abuse / Religious Diversity / Emil Guillermo / Birmingham Blues

A McGeorge law professor exposes elder abuse risks. Three faith leaders discuss religious diversity. Emil Guillermo returns to NPR to talk about his podcast. "Birmingham Blues" comes to the Wilkerson Theater.


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    Medicare Scams On The Rise During Open Enrollment

    Cody Drabble

    Melissa Brown runs the Elder and Health Law Clinic at McGeorge School of Law. She joins Insight to warn Medicare beneficiaries of potential scams that pop up during open enrollment.

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    Rebuilding Connections Between Religious Communities In Davis

    Chris Remington

    Following antisemitic remarks by an Imam in Davis, a Rabbi, Reverend and Imam join together for a conversation about interfaith connection.

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    Emil Guillermo Shares One Man Show For Filipino History Month

    Chris Remington

    NPR veteran Emil Guillermo previews his one man show, tied to Filipino History Month.

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    "Birmingham Blues" Comes To Wilkerson Theater

    Chris Remington

    "Birmingham Blues" is a play written by Charlotte Higgins and directed by Maggie Upton. It starts at the Wilkerson Theater this week.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

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Insight: Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones / HCD Director Ben Metcalf / Dr. Bennet Omalu / Sac French Film Mini Fest

Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones discusses wildfire issues. Dept. of Housing and Community Development Director Ben Metcalf on affordable housing. Dr. Bennet Omalu shares a new book. The Sac French Film Fest returns to the Crest.

Monday, October 16, 2017

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Insight: Wildfire Update / Political Junkie / Poetry From Prison / Guitarraganza

Wildfire updates from around Northern California. Political Junkie Ken Rudin discusses Kevin de Leon's run against Dianne Feinstein. Poetry written from prison, presented by the Sacramento Poetry Foundation. Guitarraganza guitar festival kicks off.

Friday, October 13, 2017

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Insight: Wildfire Updates / Capitol Chat / Johnny Cash Trail / Blue Oaks Performs Live

Wildfire updates from around the region. Capitol Chat on Gov. Brown declaring an emergency in eight counties. Johnny Cash Trail opens in Folsom. Blue Oaks performs songs from their new album live in studio.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

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Insight: Wildfire Updates / UC Davis School Of Nursing / Makana

We have updates on wildfires in the region. UC Davis opens a new school of nursing. Makana the slack key guitarist performs live.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

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Insight: National Weather Service / PolitiFact California / Mechanical Tomato Harvester / Writing To Awakening / Jessica Malone

National Weather Service forecasts for fire-affected parts of the state. PolitiFact's Chris Nichols on Hillary Clinton at Mondavi Center. Cal Ag Roots on tomato harvester history. Writing as a path to awakening. Jessica Malone debuts her new E.P.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

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Insight: CALFIRE Update / Political Junkie Ken Rudin / Wisdom Breast Cancer Study / The Diary Of Anne Frank

Ken Rudin returns to recap an evening of Hillary Clinton speaking in Davis. The Wisdom Study aims to provide information on breast cancer research. CAL FIRE Chief Ken Pimlott updates us on wildfires. STC presents "The Diary Of Anne Frank."

Monday, October 9, 2017

Insight: Political Junkie Ken Rudin / Equal Means Equal Documentary / Andrew Castro

An update on evacuations around the state from CALFIRE. The Political Junkie joins Beth for an extended conversation. The documentary Equal Means Equal comes to American River College. Musician Andrew Cast shares songs from his new EP.

Friday, October 6, 2017

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Insight: Capitol Chat / Nevada Gun Laws / Place And Privilege Documentary / Russian Guitarists

Ben Adler previews Governor Brown signing the "sanctuary state" legislation. UNLV law Prof. Ian C. Bartrum explains Nevada gun laws. The View From Here launches the Place And Privilege documentary. Russian guitar virtuosos perform live in studio.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Insight: Las Vegas Shooting Investigation / Breast Cancer Research / Sierra Health Foundation / Sound Advice: Hey Listen!

The Las Vegas investigation continues from Reno. Dr. Ernie Bodai explains his breast cancer stamp program and research. Sierra Health Foundation CEO Chet Hewitt on Advance Peace. Hey Listen! host Nick Brunner joins for Sound Advice