Insight With Beth Ruyak

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LATEST SHOW | Thursday, October 08, 2015

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Insight: U.S. Supreme Court Preview / "Brundibár" / Jazz And Civil Rights / Sound Advice

Insight has a preview of the major cases the United States Supreme Court has agreed to hear in its next term. Plus, Grammy-winning music journalist Ashley Kahn talks about Dave Brubeck’s anti-segregation jazz musical, "The Real Ambassadors."


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    Major Cases To Be Heard By The U.S. Supreme Court

    McGeorge law professor Leslie Jacobs previews major cases that the U.S. Supreme Court will hear for the 2015 to 2016 term.

  • "Brundibár," A Children's Opera

    Insight talks with Ela Wiessberger about surviving a Nazi concentration camp and about the opera that became a symbol of hope and a memorial to the children who died.

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    The Brubeck Festival Explores Jazz And Civil Rights

    Many jazz musicians have never been afraid of speaking about issues of race or equality, both through the music and as a way to draw attention to problems in society. On Insight we'll talk about civil rights and jazz ahead of the Brubeck Festival.

  • Classical Sound Advice With Kent Teeters

    Capital Public Radio classical music host Kent Teeters has four new recordings for Sound Advice, including a new release from cellist Yo-Yo Ma, orchestral music by Vincent d’Indy and newly recorded Hollywood blockbuster film music.

Wednesday, October 07, 2015

Insight: UC Davis Professor Karime Bennoune / Sacramento Transportation / Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965

A UC Davis law professor was named to the United Nations Human Rights Council this week. She’ll describe some of the current threats to human rights around the world. Plus, a conversation on transportation with Regional Transit’s CEO Mike Wiley.

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Tuesday, October 06, 2015

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Insight: Dan Barber And The Future Of Food / Hank Shaw / Benjamin Hunt / Anna Tivel

On Insight, James Barber award-winning food blogger talks about the future of food and Hank Shaw, talks about a Kickstarter campaign to fund his new venison cookbook.

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Monday, October 05, 2015

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Insight: The Political Junkie Goes West / How Israel Reuses Water / Sick Guadalupe Fur Seal Pups / Whale Fossil

The former head of Israel’s Water Authority explains how his country recycles 80 percent of its water. Executive director of the Marine Mammal Center explains how warming water in the Pacific Ocean is killing Guadalupe Fur Seals.

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Friday, October 02, 2015

Insight: Capitol Chat / Disabled Water Skier / The Legends of the Blues

We're following California Congressman Kevin McCarthy’s campaign to become the next Speaker of the House. Connor Poggetto won three gold medals at the Disabled World Water-skiing Championships; he joins us in the studio. And music from blues legends.

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Thursday, October 01, 2015

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Insight: Use Of Force Numbers / Sacramento Comedy Festival / Jazz Sound Advice

How often do cops use force when making arrests in the greater Sacramento area? On the next Insight, we’ll talk with two Capital Public Radio reporters who have been looking at the data. Plus, the Sacramento Comedy Festival begins this weekend.

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Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Insight: Regulating Medical Marijuana / Peter Hecht / Anna-Marie McLemore

A legislation package on marijuana regulations is awaiting the signature of Gov. Jerry Brown. Insight speaks with people in the industry to talk about what the new rules would mean to them. Plus, Peter Hecht talks about his book on the industry.

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Tuesday, September 29, 2015

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Insight: Water Flows In Mars / News Network: Butte Fire / Nepal Earthquake / Richard Savino

UC Davis geologist and Mars Rover team member Dawn Sumner explains the discovery. Structural engineer Kit Miyamoto explains what he learned in the aftermath of the earthquake in Nepal, and how California can apply those lessons.

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Monday, September 28, 2015

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Insight: The Political Junkie Goes West / All Youth Film Fest / Hot Tuna's Jack Casady

The scramble to choose a new House Speaker has begun. The Political Junkie, Ken Rudin, has more to say. Teen filmmakers describe their entries in the All Youth Film festival in Sacramento. And Donna Apidone talks with bass player Jack Casady.

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Friday, September 25, 2015

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Insight: Chinese President US Visit / Capitol Chat / Debate Vaccine / Adam Johnson at Stories on Stage

Today on Insight we discuss US China relations, climate change, the vaccine debate and we speak with author Adam Johnson about his latest book, "Fortune Smiles."

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