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, August 23, 2016

Insight: California Wildfires / Dead Trees / "The Born Again Runner" / Capital Dance Project Collaborative

For Tuesday's Insight, a YubaNet reporter updates us on California wildfires, we hear about the increasing damage caused by dead trees, an author releases a new book to inspire runners old and new, and dancers come together for a collaboration.


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    YubaNet Reporter Gives Updates On Major (And Minor) California Wildfires

    California Wildfires are getting larger as the summer progresses with no near end in sight for some. Yubanet reporter Pascale Fusshoeller joins Insight Tuesday to talk about the current statuses on some of the major wildfires.

  • Drought, Wildfire, Disease Continue To Increase Number Of Dead Trees In California

    California is suffering from what scientists call a "botanical calamity" because of a growing number of dead trees posing a threat to the environment. CAL Matters reporter Julie Cart describes the dire situation the state's trees create on Insight.

  • 'The Born Again Runner' Author Recalls His Sure-Footed Ascent From Substance Abuse To Running

    Pete Magill is an author, coach and runner, but before all that, he was a victim of substance abuse. After needing to go to ER at the age of 38, Magill rebuilt his life into the running world. He'll talk about his reincarnation and his new book.

  • Professional Dancers Unite For Performance-Packed Evening At Crest Theater

    An independent collective of professional dancers is returning to the Crest Theatre this weekend with an evening of world premieres. For Tuesday's Insight, we’ll talk with members of the Capital Dance Project about the collective.

Monday, August 22, 2016

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Insight: Political Junkie / Denti-Cal / Moths, Myths And Mosquitoes

For Monday's Insight, Political Junkie Ken Rudin shares his analysis on current politics, reporter Ben Bradford reveals Denti-Cal horrors and a Sacramento scientist releases his book on moths, myths and mosquitoes.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

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Insight: Political Junkie / Politifact / Capitol Chat / Sound Advice

For Thursday's Insight, the Political Junkie joins us in studio, we get an overview of what Politifact is and some current fact checks, Capitol Bureau Chief Ben Adler updates us on local politics and we remember the late Bobby Hucherson.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

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Insight: DEA Marijuana Ruling / Rio Olympics / Archaeological Site / Steve Homan Jazz

For Tuesday's Insight, marijuana remains a Schedule 1 drug, we receive updates on the Rio Olympics, the Trailhead Fire reveals an archaeological site and a jazz band performs in-studio.

Monday, August 15, 2016

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Insight: Political Junkie / Olympic Records / Mural Festival / Sacramento Cocktail Recipes

For Monday's Insight, Political Junkie Ken Rudin turns his analytical gaze west, Sacramento-based artists transform Midtown with wall murals and a new cocktail book collects local recipes and interviews with the mixologists behind the drinks.

Thursday, August 11, 2016

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Insight: Capitol Chat / Tahoe Wildflowers / Zee TV Desi Comedy Fest / Sound Advice

Today on Insight, we hear about legislation failing to pass, a botanist talks about Tahoe's wildflowers in her new book, Sacramento comedians join an international lineup of comedians and we talk to our new Morning Classical Host Kevin Doherty.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Insight: Katehi's Resignation / Kushman By The Bottle / Lake Tahoe / Sacramento Bicycle Kitchen

Today on Insight, a UC Davis professor talks about the bad year Lake Tahoe has had, our resident wine expert Rick Kushman revisits wine tasting advice and the Sacramento Bicycle Kitchen celebrates 10 years of serving bicyclists.

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

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Insight: Politifact California / Farmers Market 40th Anniversary / Davis Cellist / Shotgun Sawyer

Today on Insight, a new fact check from Politifact, Davis has a farmers market week, a Davis cellist wins international recognition and an Auburn band previews their upcoming first album.

Monday, August 8, 2016

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Insight: Political Junkie Goes West / Anthony Silva's Arrest / Boundary Stone / Ann Callaway

Today on Insight, Political Junkie Ken Rudin turns his gaze west, reporters share details of Stockton Mayor Anthony Silva's arrest, an author previews her new book and singer Ann Callaway talks about her upcoming performance in Lake Tahoe.

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Insight: CapChat / Library Artwork / Writing Workshops / Composer George Sarah

Today on Insight, Capitol Bureau Chief Ben Adler updates us on the latest in local politics, the California State Library receives new artwork, an author aims to assist aspiring writers and a composer does his take on "The Passion of Joan of Arc."