Insight With Beth Ruyak

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LATEST SHOW | Thursday, September 18, 2014

King Fire Update / Enterovirus / Jazz Sound Advice

We hear from evacuees from the King Fire and reporters covering the blaze. We also talk to an infection disease specialist about the Enterovirus (D68) and ebola. Then we wrap it all up with some choice jazz tunes.


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    Update From The Front Lines Of The King Fire

    NPR Reporter Kirk Siegler joins us for an update on the ever expanding King Fire in El Dorado County. We also check in with Capital Public Radio's Bob Moffitt who talked with evacuees yesterday.

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    Infectious Disease Preparedness

    In light of the Enterovirus D68 and ebola outbreaks, we talk with Dr. Dean Blumberg with UC Davis Children's hospital about preventing the spread of infection in children.


    Sound Advice: Gary Vercelli

    Jazz Music Director Gary Vercelli brings us two new takes on Antonio Carlos Jobim classics, the latest by Stanley Clark and John Scofield teams up with Medeski Martin and Wood.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Insight: Kings Fire Update / Elk Grove Bid for MLS / Ryan Lillis on Sac's MLS Bid / Italian Film Fest / Exquisite Corps

We'll get an update on the King Fire raging in El Dorado County, information on Elk Groves school expansion and bid for an Major Soccer League Team and we'll look at Sacramento's soccer future. Plus Italians films and Exquisite Corps.

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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

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Insight: News Network / Bamforth Bierklinik / One Eyed Reilly

On Insight this today we'll check in with Tim Daly in Stockton to talk about the smelly algae bloom in the city's waterways. We're joined by UC Davis Beer master to talk about an upcoming beer clinic and fund raiser and finally - Irishpalooza.

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Monday, September 15, 2014

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Insight: Ken Rudin / Middle East Strategies / Mark Hummel

How will Congress use it’s voice after yet another beheading by the Islamic State? We're checking in with Political Junkie Ken Rudin and Sac State Sociology professor to talk about issues in the middle east. And Mark Hummel talks blues harmonica.

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Friday, September 12, 2014

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Insight: Capitol Chat: Nevada Special Session / Food Safety in Home Kitchens / Lucky Dog Ranch

CapRadio's Sierra Reporter Ky Plaskon discusses Nevada's deal with Tesla. The author of a UC Davis report on food safety explains her findings. And one of the owners of Lucky Dog Ranch details what it takes to be fully farm-to-fork.

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Thursday, September 11, 2014

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Insight: Muslim Fundamentalism and ISIS / Stand Down Sacramento / David Kulczyk / Sound Advice: Jeff Hudson

A UC Davis Middle East expert explains how Muslim fundamentalism has changed in the 13 years after Sept. 11. The director of “Stand Down Sacramento” explains how the program helps homeless veterans. And Jeff Hudson previews the fall concert season.

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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

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Insight: Domestic Violence National Discussion / Green Valley's Quake Water / Kushman By the Bottle / Lois Ann Abraham

A Vallejo official talks about the water released by last month's earthquake. Wine expert Rick Kushman describes the grape harvest in Napa. A member WEAVE explores the mentality of domestic violence. The author of “Circus Girl” shares some stories.

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Tuesday, September 09, 2014

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Insight: News Network: Meadow Fire / California's Drought: Sierra College Lecture / "What Becomes A Legend Most" / Mother Falcon

The founder of Yubanet gives an update on the Meadow Fire in Yosemite. A Sierra College lecture will outline the challenges in managing the state's water systems. Author Kathey Norton talks about her new book on sex, fame and rock and roll.

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Monday, September 08, 2014

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Insight: The Political Junkie Goes West / California's Business Climate / Reinette Senum / Sacramento Comedy Festival

The Political Junkie Ken Rudin joins Insight. An economist talks about California's business climate. Plus, a former Nevada City mayor talks about traversing Alaska alone. Brian Crall from the Comedy Spot talks about the Sacramento Comedy Festival.

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Friday, September 05, 2014

Insight: A Trip to Yosemite National Park

The gubernatorial debate airs at 9 a.m. At 8 p.m., sounds and stories from the Yosemite Valley, 150 years after the signing of the Yosemite Grant Act. Plus, author Dayton Duncan and a visit to the Iron Door Saloon and the Mariposa Grove.

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