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Insight with Beth Ruyak

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

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


Sacramento, CA


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




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California Coronavirus Updates / COVID-19 Database / National Piano Day

Guests Sacramento County Department of Health Services Director Dr. Peter Beilenson on the latest COVID-19 cases in California17-year old Seattle high school junior Avi Schiffman on his website that tracks coronavirus cases globallySacramento-based piano teacher and pianist Philip Howard on National Piano Day and his live streamed concert taking place this weekend


Coronavirus Updates And The Homeless / Stimulus Package And Finances / Business During Social Distancing

Today's Guests Dr. Dean Blumberg talks COVID-19 and touches on the case in Southern California, where a teen who tested positive for the disease died of sepsisThe Sacramento Poor People's Campaign's Faye Kennedy and Sacramento Regional Coalition to End Homelessness Executive Director Bob Erlenbush talk about what they are trying to do to help the homeless during the coronavirus outbreakCapRadio State Government Reporter Scott Rodd discusses his recent reporting on homelessness and...


Olympics May Be Postponed / Butte County And A Principal On The Break / Christmas Lights In March

Today's Guests Former Olympians Jeff Float and Debbie Meyer talk about the possible postponement of the 2020 Summer OlympicsThe mother of two 2020 U.S. Swimming Trials Qualifiers, Bryce and Colby Mefford, discusses her sons’ future as OlympiansButte County Public Health Director Dr. Andy Miller talks with North State Public Radio's Andre Byik on the steps the county has taken to prevent the spread of the coronavirusFormer Paradise High School Principal Loren Lighthall, who is now Principal...


Emergency Stimulus Package / Coronavirus Updates / A Check In With Those In Quarantine

Political Junkie Ken Rudin gives us an overview of the new stimulus package approved by the White HousePlacer County Public Health Director Dr. Aimee Sisson on the new COVID-19 rapid tests recently approved by the FDAA chat with Nina Gordon, who was stranded in MoroccoJonathan Morse, Denise Morse’s son, gives us an update on his parents, who were on the Grand Princess cruise ship and have been quarantined at Travis Air Force Base


Coronavirus Updates And Keeping Your Kids’ Brain Active / Food Bank Check-ins / How Coronavirus Affects Jobs And The Arts

Today's Guests West Sacramento Mayor Christopher Cabaldon joins us to talk about Yolo County’s strict shelter in place order and what that means for residents Teacher Angela Williams gives her ideas on how to keep kids' minds active during this time away from school Interfaith Food Bank & Thrift Store Executive Director Beth Stanton talks about the recent store closure and how remote food banks like hers provide for the food insecure Food Bank of Northern Nevada President & CEO Nicole...


County Coronavirus Updates / Closed Schools Offer Free Food, Restaurants Follow New Guidelines/ New Film Documents ‘Co-housing’

Today's Guests Nevada County Public Health Director Ryan Gruver on the county's first confirmed case of COVID-19Solano County Public Health Director Dr. Bela Matyas on how the county is managing amidst the coronavirus outbreakYubaNet Founder Pascale Fusshoeller, Democratic Assemblymember David Chiu CapRadio State Government Reporter Scott RoddCapRadio Politics Reporter Nicole Nixon Natomas Unified School District Director of Communications Dierdre Powell checks in on how the first day of...


Coronavirus Update / National Politics With Ken Rudin / Weather In California

Guests Washington Post health and medicine reporter Lenny Bernstein with the latest on the nationwide coronavirus outbreakPolitical Junkie Ken Rudin discusses the Democratic presidential race and the latest debateCapRadio Healthcare Reporter Sammy Caiola covers Gov. Gavin Newsom’s Sunday press conference on coronavirus in CaliforniaNatomas Unified School District Director of Communications Deidra Powell checks in on how Natomas Unified schools are managing Grand Princess cruise ship...

Listen: California Coronavirus Special

Listen back to KQED’s Mina Kim and CapRadio’s Beth Ruyak as they lead a discussion of the coronavirus and its health and economic impacts on California as it continues to spread in the state. <? <?


Hospitals And Coronavirus / Local COVID-19 Response / Cancelled Events

Today's Guests Sacramento County Department of Health Services Director Dr. Peter Beilenson on how Sacramento is managing the coronavirus outbreakGrand Princess cruise ship passenger Denise Morse on the latest developments at Travis Air Force Base, where many passengers are being quarantinedUC Davis Children's Hospital Chief of Pediatric Infectious Diseases ?Dr. Dean Blumberg on coronavirus testing and how UC Davis is managingSacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg on the local response to the...


Coronavirus Update / Bilingual Children’s Books / Tiny Desk Contest

Today's Guests Sports broadcaster Gary Gerould on the indefinite cancellation of NBA and Sacramento Kings gamesCapRadio State Government Reporter ?Scott Rodd on the state’s response to the coronavirusGrand Princess cruise ship passenger Denise Morse on the current status of the shipKCRA 3 Anchor/Reporter Leticia Ordaz on her forthcoming bilingual children’s book “The Adventures of Mr. Macaw” CapRadio Assistant Program Director and Modern Music Director Nick Brunner on the sixth year of...


COVID-19 Cruise Ship Update / Coronavirus Testing / How Women Can Run For Office

Today's Guests Grand Princess cruise ship passenger Denise Morse on the current status of the shipPlacer County Health Officer Dr. Aimee Sisson on the status of coronavirus in the countyNational Association of Counties Chief of Government and Public Affairs Adriane Casalotti on how counties manage the coronavirus outbreakCapRadio Health Care Reporter Sammy Caiola on coronavirus testing and quarantinesFormer Mayor of Sacramento Heather Fargo on how women can get involved in politics and run...


Grand Princess COVID-19 Update / Coronavirus & The Stock Market

Today's Guests UC Davis Journalism Professor and Academic Director Andy JonesGrand Princess cruise ship passenger Denise MorseOriginal Grand Princess cruise passenger, Original Grand Princess cruise passenger's daughter, Sacramento-based international trade advisor Jock O’Connell Pseudonyms were used for Liz and "Mom" as to avoid any unwanted backlash for talking openly about "Mom's" experience on the cruise. Since this segment aired, Liz's Mom's COVID-19 test came back...


Coronavirus In California / Political Junkie Ken Rudin / 2020 Census

Today's Guests Correction: A previous version of this page misstated the number of states that have declared states of emergency over coronavirus. It has been updated.


Placer County Coronavirus Death / The Art Of Painting / Jazz Lineup With Joe Mazzaferro

A Placer County resident died this week of COVID-19, the illness caused by coronavirus. Painters Greg Kondos and John Natsoulas preview their art conference this weekend. And a jazz line-up with Joe Mazzaferro at the CLARA on Sunday.


Super Tuesday, California Primary Reaction

Tuesday was the biggest day of the 2020 primaries with roughly one third of all delegates awarded to candidates. Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders won Super Tuesday's biggest prize, taking California and its sought-after delegates.


Coronavirus In Pets / Super Tuesday In California / Changes To Voting

A pet dog has been placed in quarantine in China after testing positive for COVID-19. It's ‘Super Tuesday.' What you need to know about the races in California, and how county registrars are navigating new voting rules.


Coronavirus Update / Drought Update / Voter Information

Today's Guests Dr. Dean Blumberg on coronavirus California Department of Water Resources' Chris Orrock on the snow survey San Joaquin County Registrar of Voters Melinda Dubroff on California's primary

PolitiFact On The California Primary/ ’Ride Sally Ride’ / Winter Shorts Festival

Today's Guests PolitiFact California Reporter Chris Nichols on the California primary Actors Elisabeth Nunziato & Brittni Barger on "Ride Sally Ride" at the B Street Theatre Sacramento French Film Festival's Cecile Downs on their Winter Shorts Festival