Insight With Beth Ruyak

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A daily, in-depth interview program providing context and background to the issues that face our region.

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LATEST SHOW | Wednesday, November 25, 2015

California High-Speed Rail Authority / Facebook

Insight: PolitiFact California / StoryCorps Sacramento Stories / Pet Tales: Senior Pets / Epsilona

It’s time to fact-check some statements surrounding California’s high-speed rail. Insight talks with PolitFact reporter Chris Nichols. Plus, doctors from the UC Davis MIND Institute explain what the “brain bank.”


  • California High Speed Rail Authority / File / AP

    PolitiFact California: Fact-Checking Statements On High-Speed Rail

    High-speed rail in California is a contentious and controversial issue. Today on Insight, we’ll talk with PolitiFact Reporter Chris Nichols.

  • StoryCorps Sacramento Stories Airing

    The StoryCorps Mobile Story Booth recently spent some time in Sacramento. This week, Capital Public Radio began airing edited versions of the some of the stories shared by listeners.

  • Pet Tales: Adopting Older Pets

    Pet expert Gina Spadafori adopted an older dog named Harrison. She'll talk about what it's like to give a home to an older pet.

  • Insight Studio Sessions: Epsilona

    Epsilona is an up-and-coming indie rock band hailing from Northern California. They've created a sound that pulls from multiple influences such as Tame Impala, Minus the Bear, and Toro Y Moi and they’ve release two albums.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Cliff Owen / AP

Insight Rebroadcast: Past, Present And Future Of LGBT Rights

On Insight with Beth Ruyak, we rebroadcast our special show about the past, present and future of the LGBT community of Sacramento and California.

Monday, November 23, 2015

Insight: The Political Junkie Goes West / The Journey Of Stem Cells / Winter Movie Preview

It's the busiest travel week in the United States. But in light of the Paris attacks, many are more cautious. The Political Junkie Ken Rudin talks about his take on the 'Politics Of Terror." Plus, Insight has movie previews for the winter.

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Friday, November 20, 2015

Wiki Commons

Insight: Capitol Chat / Sacramento Historical Society / James Lee Stanley

Today on Insight we hear from lawmakers in DC about a bill to increase security checks on Syrian refugees. Plus the Sacramento Historical Society is hosting two events and musician James Lee Stanley performs in studio.

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Thursday, November 19, 2015

Ben Margot / AP

Insight: Dyslexia Changes / Letters to the Future / Remembering Mitch Agruss / Sound Advice: Jazz

A new law in California will provide screening and special education in schools for kids with dyslexia. On the next Insight, we’ll talk with the mom behind this change about what it means. Also, author TC Boyle reads his “Letter to the Future.”

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Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Santi Palacios / AP

Insight: Paris Attack's Impact On Refugees / "Of Kites And Kings" / The Streets Of Truckee

What happens to Syrians on the move who can’t go home and are getting shut out of European countries? Today we talk with UC Davis Middle East Scholar Keith Watenpaugh talks about the ongoing refugee crisis.

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Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

Insight: Refugee Resettlement / Grant High School Shooting / "Skeleton Stories" / Pac Avenue Records

After the shooting death of a Grant Union High School football player, neighbors in Del Paso Heights demand an end to the violence and calling on leaders to intervene. We'll also talk with the the people tasked with resettling refugees in Sacramento.

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Monday, November 16, 2015

Charlie Neibergall / AP

Insight: Political Junkie / CSU Faculty Labor Dispute / Verge Art Auction

The attacks on Paris are still resonating emotionally and politically through the world. On Insight today, we’ll talk with Ken Rudin, the Political Junkie, about the impacts on America’s presidential campaigns, and on American politics.

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Friday, November 13, 2015

Stephan Savoia / AP

Insight: Capitol Chat / Fantasy Sports Betting / Stockton Symphony / Frederick K. Foote

Sportswriter Mark Kreidler talks about the popularity and controversy surrounding fantasy sports betting. Plus, the new executive director of the Stockton Symphony previews a weekend concert featuring “monumental” music.

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Thursday, November 12, 2015

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

Insight: Tahoe Ski Resorts Now Open / Submerge Mag's 200th Issue / Sound Advice: Classical

Some ski resorts in the Sierra Nevada have opened and it's an encouraging start the area, which has endured four years of drought. Plus, Insight previews the Sacramento French Film Festival lineup for this weekend's one-day mini festival.

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