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, February 20, 2018

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Insight: Political Junkie Ken Rudin / Sacramento's Electric Vehicle Strategy / Olympics Highlights / 'Side Show' The Musical

The Political Junkie discusses the indictment of 13 Russians in the Mueller investigation. Ezra Romero explains the city of Sacramento's electric vehicle strategy. Highlights from the Olympics. Green Valley Theatre presents "Side Show" the musical.


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    Political Junkie Ken Rudin: Mueller Probe Results In Grand Jury Charges For 13 Russians

    Cody Drabble

    Political Junkie Ken Rudin discusses the latest indictment stemming from special counsel Robert Mueller's probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election, the March for Our Lives movement, and the Olympics.

  • Ezra David Romero / Capital Public Radio

    Sacramento's Electric Vehicle Strategy Aims To Attract Low-Income Drivers

    Cody Drabble

    Capital Public Radio's environment reporter Ezra David Romero has been examining the city of Sacramento's electric vehicle strategy. He explains how the city aims to expand the availability of charging stations for low-income drivers.

  • Lee Jin-man / AP Photo

    Winter Olympics Highlights

    Chris Remington

    Beth Ruyak recaps highlights from the Winter Olympics.

  • Meredith Nixon for Green Valley Theatre / Courtesy

    Green Valley Theatre Presents 'Side Show' Revival

    Cody Drabble

    The Green Valley Theatre is taking on the revival of "Side Show," the 2014 Broadway musical revival about conjoined twins Violet and Daisy Hilton.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

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Insight: Florida Shooting Update / Capitol Chat / Sacramento Ballet's 'Giselle' / Olympics Recap / Sound Advice

Florida shooting update. Ben Adler joins for Capitol Chat. Jeff Hudson interviews Carinne Binda about the ballet "Giselle." Beth Ruyak features highlights from the Olympics. Classical host Kevin Doherty features overlooked composers in Sound Advice.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

Insight: Kevin de León's Senate Run / PolitiFact California On Pot And Privacy / Winter Olympics Recap / Harpist Motoshi Kosako Performs

Kevin de León on his goals if he defeats Dianne Feinstein in the Democratic Primary for US Senate. PolitiFact California looks at pot laws. Olympics highlights including Shaun White's gold medal win. Motoshi Kosako performs jazz harp live in-studio.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

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Insight: Gubernatorial Candidate Doug Ose / Health Workers Take On Human Trafficking / Olympics Recap / 'The End Of Meat' Film

Ben Adler interviews former Congressman Doug Ose about running for governor. Sammy Caiola reports on how health workers are screening for human trafficking. A recap of Olympics highlights. "The End of Meat" documentary argues for a plant-based diet.

Monday, February 12, 2018

Jonathan Hayward / The Canadian Press via AP

Insight: Political Junkie Ken Rudin / BBC Look-Ahead / Olympics Recap / Element Brass Band

Political Junkie Ken Rudin talks about President Trump's infrastructure proposal. BBC World Service recaps a weekend of Olympics and diplomacy. Olympians won big for the US this weekend. Element Brass Band performs live with a new album.

Friday, February 9, 2018

Ben Adler / Capital Public Radio

Insight: Capitol Chat / Transcontinental Railroad 150th Anniversary / 1960 Olympics In Squaw Valley / Musician Tom Rizzo

Ben Adler recaps allegations against Asm. Cristina Garcia. The 150th anniversary of the Transcontinental Railroad is in May. Art and memorabilia from the 1960 Olympics in Squaw Valley. Gary Vercelli features session guitarist Tom Rizzo.

Thursday, February 8, 2018

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Insight: Reno Harassment Investigation / Poetry Out Loud / Sound Advice: Jazz

Reno City Council member Jenny Berkhus discusses a sexual harassment allegation and investigation that has rocked local politics. El Dorado County students share their words ahead of the Poetry Out Loud competition. Sound Advice with Gary Vercelli.

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

California Department of Water Resources

Insight: Oroville Dam Crisis One Year Later / Brain Damage From Contact Sports / Kushman By The Bottle / 'Migrant Mother' Play And Music

Reporters look back on the Oroville Dam crisis, one year later. Dr. Bennet Omalu warns young athletes and parents of brain damage risk from contact sports. Rick Kushman has wine advice for Valentine's Day. Live music from "Migrant Mother."

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Trent Davis Bailey / The California Sunday Magazine

Insight: California Sunday Profiles Farmer Stewart Resnick / Climate Change's Impact On Migratory Birds / Sacramento Bacon Fest 7

Mark Arax shares "A Kingdom From Dust" on the Resnick family during the California drought. Dr. Michael McGrann dives into a study on climate change and migratory birds. Sacramento Bacon Fest kicks off this week.

Monday, February 5, 2018

AP Photo / Cliff Owen

Insight: Political Junkie Recaps Nunes Memo / Harassment At The Capitol / BBC Look-Ahead To Winter Olympics / Saint John's Funding

Ken Rudin recaps reactions to the Devin Nunes memo. Ben Adler reviews documents from the Legislature on harassment at the Capitol. BBC World Service looks ahead to the Olympics and State of Russia speech. Saint John's looks at its funding for 2018.