Insight With Beth Ruyak

Hosted by: Beth Ruyak

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Reveal: Hell Of A Job will air at 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. Friday, July 24 in place of Insight.

LATEST SHOW | Friday, July 31, 2015

Special Broadcast: Past, Present And Future Of LGBT Rights

Today on Insight with Beth Ruyak, we'll explore the past, present and future of the LGBT community of Sacramento and California.


  • Justice Anthony Kennedy And LGBT Civil Rights

    CapRadio's Lesley McClurg sat down with two McGeorge School of Law professors to talk about Sacramento’s most important jurist, Justice Anthony Kennedy, and his LGBT civil rights legacy on the Supreme Court.

  • Jeff Chiu / AP

    A Conversation With LGBT Lawmakers

    Capitol Bureau Chief Ben Adler spoke with three lawmakers about the LGBT laws enacted by the California Legislature. They’ll share stories about the challenges of passing civil rights bills and coming out.

  • The History, Future Of Sacramento's Lavender Heights

    The Lavender Heights neighborhood in Sacramento is the epicenter of the LGBT community. Beth Ruyak spoke with two community leaders about the history and future of the neighborhood.

  • Television's LGBT Characters

    Rick Kushman and Fresh Air’s David Bianculli look back at the power of television – and the LGBT characters that shaped how the nation see and understand what it means to be gay in America.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

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Insight Midsummer Music Special: Sister Crayon / Rocky Dawuni / Bill Champlin / Billie Holiday Songbook

As the weather heats up, Insight wants to cool things down with our favorite music segments since the start of the year. Nick Brunner guest hosts as we rebroadcast great conversations with Sister Crayon, Rocky Dawuni, Bill Champlin and Lara Downes.

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Wednesday, July 29, 2015

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Insight: Religion And Climate Change / New Arrivals: Ruben Vives / Pet Tales: Urban Goats / Keith Lowell Jensen and Johnny Taylor

Sacramento Bee's David Siders joins Insight to talk about Brown's complicated relationship with religion and its intersection with poverty and climate change. Plus, a conversation on whether goats are the new backyard chickens in cities.

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Tuesday, July 28, 2015

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Insight: News Network / McGeorge Immigration Clinic / Incarceration And Children / 'Next To Normal'

On Insight, we'll have a discussion on how to legally immigrate to the United States with McGeorge law professors. Plus, an update on the Lowell Fire outside Nevada City. And a look at why prisoners' children have a harder go in life.

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Monday, July 27, 2015

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Insight: Political Junkie Goes West / "Humankind" / Clara's House / Tommy Caldwell

Political Junkie Ken Rudin returns for his weekly visit. One of the climbers who scaled Yosemite's Dawn Wall this past winter explains how he did it. And a UC Davis professor emeritus talks about his new book "Humankind."

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Thursday, July 23, 2015

Insight: Capitol Chat / California Citrus Groves / FreeBadge Serenaders / Sound Advice

Gov. Jerry Brown is at Vatican this week to talk about climate change. Sacramento Bee's David Siders is in Rome and explains what the governor has been saying. Plus, a California citrus grower talks about the dire situation as water runs short.

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Wednesday, July 22, 2015

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Insight: Dan Morain / The Earthquake That Could Destroy Seattle / Elaine Corn

Geologist Chris Goldfinger talks about a fault line in the Pacific Northwest that could destroy everything west of Highway 5 in Oregon and Washington. Elaine Corn shares techniques for seeding a tomato and pulping an avocado.

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Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Source: California Department of Water Resources

Insight: News Network / Pluto / Alicia Hunt In 'Grounded' / Ideateam

State water regulators are proposing a $1.5 million fine on an irrigation district in Tracy. CapRadio's Amy Quinton explains the significance of the move. Davis-native Alicia Hunt talks about her role in B Street Theater’s new show "Grounded."

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Monday, July 20, 2015

Insight: The Political Junkie Goes West / California And Climate Change / Scrum Of The Earth / Sacratomato Week & Festival

State lawmakers are again working to put the state on the forefront of greenhouse gas reduction efforts. On Insight, a reporter with CALMatters explain the push. Plus, a local filmmaker talks about his documentary on American rugby.

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Friday, July 17, 2015

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Insight: Capitol Chat / Japanese Film Festival / Family History Day At The California Museum / Rocky Dawuni

CapRadio's Katie Orr explains why new homes and businesses in California will have a lot less grass. Plus, the California Museum celebrates Family History Day and the Japanese Film Festival kicks off.

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