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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Listen to American Radio Works: The Living Legacy: Black Colleges In The 21st Century at 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 7, in place of Insight

LATEST SHOW | Thursday, September 03, 2015


Insight: Anthony Sadler Interview Highlights / Bill Jones / Rebroadcast: Wayne Dyer / Sound Advice

On Insight, we'll have the story of Bill Jones, who was the first single man to adopt a child in California. Plus, an archived interview with self-help author Wayne Dyer, who died this past weekend.


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    Train Hero Anthony Sadler Interview Highlights

    The Sacramento State student who helped thwart a terrorist attack on a French train is making appearances on the national media circuit this week.

  • Rebroadcast: An Interview With Wayne Dyer

    Self-help author and speaker Wayne Dyer died this week at the age of 75. We spoke with the New York Times best-selling author of “Change Your Thoughts, Change Your Life,” when he spoke at the Harris Center in October.

Wednesday, September 02, 2015

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Insight: Uber At SMF / Science Night In Lodi / Chalk It Up! Festival / Emily Kollars

With Uber now allowed to operate at Sacramento International Airport, Insight talks about what this means for both the ride-sharing company and the taxi industry. Plus, previews for Science Night Live in Lodi and Chalk It Up! Festival.

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Tuesday, September 01, 2015

Insight: News Network / Arrival Story: Deisy Caro / The View From Here: DACA / Bars And Measures

Deisy Caro has a limited path to citizenship, but she just started her final year of college. Laura Aguilar dreams of becoming a dentist. The federal DACA program helps, but in both cases, it's not a permanent solution.

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Monday, August 31, 2015

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Insight: Political Junkie Goes West / Overdose Awareness Day / KVIE's 'Yes, We're Open'

A mother shares the story of her son’s death from prescription pill overdose; she’s organized a rally at the Capitol in Sacramento. And there’s a new series on KVIE called “Yes, We’re Open!” Host Jason Schoultz describes it.

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Thursday, August 27, 2015

Insight: Capitol Chat / Pro Publica's Investigation On Group Homes / Keaton Raphael Memorial / Sound Advice

CapRadio's Ben Adler joins Insight for this week’s Capitol Chat. Pro Publica 's Joaquin Sapien talks about the ongoing saga of foster children living in unfit group homes. CapRadio's Nick Brunner talks about Yo La Tengo’s new album in Sound Advice.

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Wednesday, August 26, 2015

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Insight: China And California Economic Connection / Top 100 'Unelected' / Pet Tales: Cat Problems / Maggie Hollinbeck

A UC Davis economist explains how the economic slump in China could hurt California’s economy. And Capitol Weekly's Editor John Howard provides the annual countdown of the top 100 non-elected power players in California government.

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Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Insight: News Network / Melanoma & Gamma Knife / Jewish Food Faire / Jim Martinez

Two oncologists from UC Davis talk about the type of high-dose radiation treatment former President Jimmy Carter is undergoing. Carmichael Jewish Food Faire organizers explain the traditions behind some iconic dishes.

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Monday, August 24, 2015

Insight: The Political Junkie Goes West/ RT Blue Line Extension / Burning Man Bugs And Weather/ SF Mime Troupe

Sacramento RT extends the “blue line” just in time for college though it’s been more than 10 years in the planning and construction stages. Plus, we talk with one of the founders of Burning Man about reported bugs on the playa.


Friday, August 21, 2015

Insight: Capitol Chat / Merced River Closure / Remembering Artist James Albertson / Sudden Dozen Game

Parts of the Merced River have been closed for fishing this week. Will this move be enough to protect fish from the warming water? Artist Julia Stagg remembers her late husband, James Albertson, whose paintings are featured at the Crocker Art Museum.

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Thursday, August 20, 2015

Insight: Land Subsidence Acceleration / Citizen Science At Tahoe / Anna Deavere Smith / Sound Advice: Jazz

A drought manager with the Department of Water Resources explains what the state is doing to protect canals, bridges and wells as a new study finds that the Central Valley is sinking. Anna Deavere Smith talks about her new play “Notes from the Field

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