Insight With Beth Ruyak

Hosted By Beth Ruyak

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LATEST SHOW | Monday, July 25, 2016

Insight: Political Junkie / Convention Report / Curious World Tour / Beth Duncan

Today on Insight: the Political Junkie turns his analytical gaze west, we get live updates from day one of the Democratic National Convention and a mobile tour is donating books across the country to celebrate Curious George's 75th birthday.


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    Political Junkie Goes West

    The Political Junkie is turning his analytical gaze west. Ken Rudin, known to NPR listeners from his many years talking all things politics with Neal Conan on "Talk of the Nation," joins Insight host Beth Ruyak for our signature segment.

  • Day One: Live From The Democratic National Convention

    Today is the first day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. Reporter Ben Bradford is live from the convention joining us today on Insight to preview the coming week.

  • Curious World Tour Donates Books Across Country To Celebrate Curious George's 75th Birthday

    A mobile truck is travelling across the country to donate books to children and giving them activities to play in commemoration of iconic book character Curious George’s 75th birthday. Today on Insight, we hear more about the Curious World Tour.

  • Sacramento Vocalist Beth Duncan Swings Her Presence Into Jazz Scene

    Beth Duncan is a Sacramento-based jazz vocalist. She is the singer for the Beth Duncan Swing'n Jazz Band and will join us on Insight to talk about their music and latest releases.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Ben Adler / Capital Public Radio

Insight: Convention Report / Lake Tahoe Dance Collective / Sierra Storytelling Festival / Heartbreak Time Machine

Today on Insight, we receive updates on the last day of the Republican National Convention, members of Lake Tahoe Dance Collective preview content, we hear about the Sierra Storytelling Festival, and about Heartbreak Time Machine's new single.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Matt Rourke / AP

Insight: Republican National Convention / Tour de France / Kushman By The Bottle / Soprano Carrie Hennessey

Today on Insight, Political Junkie Ken Rudin and Capitol Bureau Chief join us from Cleveland, sports reporter James Raia reflects on 40 years of sports writing, Rick Kushman gives wine tasting tips and Carrie Hennessey performs a duet in-studio.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Matt Rourke / AP

Insight: Convention Report / Politifact California / Student Debt Crisis

Today on Insight, Capital Bureau Chief Ben Adler gives an update on Day Two of the Republican National Convention, Politifact checks a claim on gun dealers and McDonald's, and a reporter from Reveal News details the privatization of student loans.

Monday, July 18, 2016

Matt Rourke / AP

Insight: CapRadio Producer Recounts Ordeal In Turkey / Political Junkie / Convention Report / 'Waist Watchers The Musical!'

Today on Insight, the Political Junkie turns his gaze west, our Capital Bureau Chief describes the scene in the Republican National Convention and "Waist Watchers The Musical!" sizes up with laughs and real-women's issues packed into one show.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Ben Margot / AP

Insight: Capitol Chat / SN&R vs. Kevin Johnson / Sound Advice / Musician Blackie Farrell

Today on Insight, Capital Bureau Chief Ben Adler joins us for Capchat, SN&R releases their new edition on Kevin Johnson's email use, musician Blackie Farrell joins us in-studio and CapRadio's Cale Wiggins shares the latest classical in Sound Advice.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Insight: Mortality Rates Of Black Children / "Pokemon Go" / George Lucas Museum

On Insight, Sacramento County Supervisor Phil Serna talks about the mortality rates of African American children in Sacramento and the U.S. Plus, real estate broker John Mudgett talks about his campaign to bring a George Lucas museum to Sacramento.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

Insight: Sacramento Reactions Continued / Big Brother Comics / A Taste of Hope

Today on Insight, we continue the conversation of Sacramento's reaction to the shootings last week, the owner of a comic book store tells us his story of loss and we hear about a show that stimulates sight, sound ... and taste?

Monday, July 11, 2016

Insight: Shooting Reactions In Sacramento / Political Junkie / Olympic Trials Recap

On Insight, representatives and community leaders reflect on the recent shootings across the nation, the Political Junkie provides a national perspective. And we provide a recap to the Olympic trials this weekend.

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Rich Pedroncelli / AP

Insight: Politifact California / Musician Zyah Belle / California WorldFest Sound Advice

Today on Insight CA Politifact examines a claim that Schwarzenegger protected more land than any California governor, musician Zyah Belle talks about her recent work, and we find out what to expect at the 20th annual California WorldFest.