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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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Minimizing Health Risk At Protests / Nevada County COVID-19 Cases, Elica Mobile Health Clinic / Filmmaker Deon Taylor

Today's Guests: Associate Dean for Public Health Sciences at the UC Davis School of Medicine, Dr. Brad Pollock, talks about recommendations to address the health risks at protests Nevada County Health & Human Services director Ryan Gruver on the rising number of COVID-19 cases in the county and plans to continue reopening Elica Health Centers community outreach services director Aide Long discusses the Elica mobile health clinic and how it operates Elica Health Centers community outreach...


‘Blackout Tuesday,’ Role Of Social Media / Manteca Superintendent Dr. Clark Burke / Staging New Plays, Performances Online

Today's Guests CapRadio News reporter Sarah Mizes-Tan with the latest on the Sacramento protests UC Davis journalism professor and academic director Andy Jones explains the ‘Blackout Tuesday’ controversy and how it unfolded online Award-winning writer and educator Indigo Moor on the role of social media during this time of unrest Manteca Unified School District Superintendent Dr. Clark Burke checks in on how the district is navigating the pandemic Actor, writer, and founder and The...


Curfews In California, Validating Vote-By-Mail / Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg /Jazz-Themed Books, Honoring Maestro Joel Revzen

Today's Guests: CapRadio environment reporter Ezra David Romero on Monday night’s unrest and protests in Sacramento CapRadio PolitiFact California reporter Chris Nichols takes a closer look at vote-by-mail in the state Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg discusses the city’s curfew and how Sacramento is responding to nights of protest and unrest Davis Enterprise film critic Derrick Bang on his two new books on jazz music in crime, spy and action films and TV shows. Classical Tahoe Festival...


Weekend Protests In Sacramento / Nationwide Response To Protesters / Cleaning Up Sacramento Post-Protest / Houses Of Worship On Protests, Reopening

Guests Miosa Bride: Sacramento Wedding Dresses owner Michael Summerfield talks about the weekend protests and how his store was broken into and stolen fromCapRadio State Government Reporter Scott Rodd on what happened during the protests in Sacramento CapRadio's Nicole Nixon, Emily Zentner & Sammy Caiola with a look at how demonstrators organized on Sunday Political Junkie Ken Rudin with the latest on how nationwide protests are impacting the U.S. political landscape University of the...


Stockton Mayor Michael Tubbs State Of The City / Reforestation Efforts During COVID-19 / Tiny Desk Update, ‘Socially Distant Saturday’

Today's Guests: Stockton Mayor Michael Tubbs on his state of the city speech and how Stockton continues to manage during the pandemic Sierra Nevada Conservancy executive officer for the Angela Avery discusses how state, federal and local agencies work together on forest fire response and reforestation projects Feather River Resource Conservation District district manager Brad Graevs on his reforestation efforts in Sacramento Valley CapRadio Assistant Program Director and Modern Music...


Dr. Brad Pollock On COVID-19 In California / Salon, Barbershop Reopenings / At-Home Crafts And Jewelry

Today's Guests: UC Davis School of Medicine associate dean for Public Health Sciences Dr. Brad Pollock on the state of the coronavirus pandemic and testing protocols Professional Beauty Federation of California legal counsel Fred Jones discusses his legal case against the state Maribou Salon owners Jill and Larry Cromwell on the reopening of their salons in Folsom Local artist and author Caren Halvorsen talks about her at-home jewelry and craft-making and why she wants to donate her work ...


Easing COVID-19 Restrictions / Coronavirus During Summertime / Virtual Cinema, Local Film Festivals

Today Guests: POLITICO California Playbook senior writer Carla Marinucci with the latest on the coronavirus pandemic in California and across the country UC Davis Children’s Hospital's Dr. Dean Blumberg breaks down how the summertime weather could impact COVID-19 and stay-at-home orders Sacramento French Film Festival founder Cecile Downs, discusses plans for the festival and how to enjoy movies at home beyond your favorite streaming service Sacramento Jewish Film Festival director Teven...


Balancing State Budget / Phase 2 Reopening, Dine-In Restaurants / ‘Socially Distant Saturday’

Today's Guests: CapRadio State government reporter Scott Rodd discusses the budget process and how state lawmakers plan to balance itParagary Restaurant Group owner Randy Paragary checks in on his restaurants’ plan to increase staff and reopen their doors Ettore's Bakery & Cafe manager Jennifer Langley on what Phase 2 means and her decision to keep the bakery open with takeout orders only during the pandemic CapRadio Assistant Program Director Nick Brunner with highlights from ‘Socially...


UC Davis Dr. Nick Sawyer On Treating COVID-19 Patients / Easing Sacramento County Shutdown Restrictions / Virtual Memorial Day Service

Today's Guests: UC Davis assistant professor of emergency medicine Dr. Nick Sawyer on his experience treating COVID-19 patients at Elmhurst Hospital in New York West Sacramento Mayor Chris Cabaldon checks in on the status of West Sacramento and the pace of reopening efforts in the region Sacramento County Department of Health Services director Dr. Peter Beilenson explains the easing of county COVID-19 restrictions Sacramento County Board of Supervisors Chairman Phil Serna details the...


Answering Unemployment Questions / John Freeman New Poetry Collection / Honoring Food, Agriculture Workers

Today's Guests: Employment law expert Jennifer Shaw with the Shaw Law Group explains how to file for unemployment benefits and more Writer, editor and literary critic John Freeman on his new second book of poetry “The Park” CropMobster CEO Nick Papadopoulos talks about his new short film ‘Live to Share,’ which honors essential food system heroes Director, actor and activist Peter Coyote on his contributions to the short film ‘Live to Share’ and efforts in activism during...


Restaurant Guidelines / Chico Mayor Ann Schwab / Honoring Vietnam Veterans

Today's Guests: Calla Lily Crepes in Nevada City owner Darren Engstron on how his Truckee restaurant is managing as it reopens Truckee Tavern & GrillTruckee Mayor David PolivyChico Mayor Ann SchwabSacramento Mayor Darrell SteinbergVietnam: An Inner View Resources Johns Hopkins University's global COVID-19 case trackerCOVID-19 live tracker Health CorpsInstitute for Health Metrics & Evaluation


Sacramento COVID-19 Experience / How Coronavirus Affects Children / New Dating Podcast During Pandemic

Today's Guests: Sacramento resident Katie Cooper on her recent bout with COVID-19 that started late March UC Davis Health Emergency Medicine department chairman Dr. Nathan Kuppermann discusses symptoms and rates of coronavirus in children “Dating When the World Is Gonna End” co-host Anabella Funk talks about her new podcast and why she started it Insight Extra: Courtesy Emily Barsetti Cippa Emily Barsetti Cippa of Sacramento will celebrate her 105th birthday on Sunday, May 17. She was...


State Guidelines For County Reopenings / New Jerry Brown Biography / Virtual Flute Camp

Today's Guests: Butte County Public Health director Danette York discusses Butte County’s reopening El Dorado County County communication director Carla Hass checks in on the county’s plans for heading into Phase 2 Nevada County Health & Human Services director Ryan Gruver on the news of the county’s reopening and concerns going forward California Restaurant Association CEO Jot Condie discusses new state guidelines for restaurants and dine-ins UCLA professor and editor of Blueprint Magazine...


COVID-19 Vaccine Prospects, Timeline / Human Rights Amidst Coronavirus / ‘Earth Baby’ By Singer, Songwriter Robin Bacior

Today's Guests: U.C. Davis Human Rights Studies director Dr. Keith David Watenpaugh discusses the impact of the coronavirus pandemic and stay-at-home restrictions have had on global human rights.Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security senior scholar Dr. Amesh Adalja on the prospects and timeline for a COVID-19 vaccine.Singer/songwriter Robin Bacior on her newly released song "Earth Baby." Resources Johns Hopkins University's global COVID-19 case trackerCOVID-19 live tracker Health...


Coronavirus Weekend Updates, Stockton Mayor Michael Tubbs / COVID-19 Drug Concerns / How To Stay Physically Motivated

Today's Guests: POLITICO California Playbook senior writer Carla Marinucci with the latest on the coronavirus pandemic in California and across the country Stockton Mayor Michael Tubbs checks in with his city's status. UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine professor Dr. Niels Pedersen on a promising drug for people severely ill with COVID-19 World champion runner and owner of Capital Road Race Management Rich Hanna talks about canceled running events and how to stay motivated to exercise...


State Budget Deficit / Yuba Sutter Mall Reopening / Monitoring Mental Anxiety / COVID-19 Children’s Book

Today's Guests Deputy Director for External Affairs at the California Department of Finance H.D. Palmer talks about the Department’s fiscal update and budget deficit CapRadio Sacramento Region Reporter Bob Moffitt checks in on the reopening of the Yuba Sutter MallUC Davis Medical Center Chief Nursing Officer Toby Marsh discusses the significance of nurses week, 'Year of the Nurse' and the new nurse stories blogUC Davis Medical Center Medical Intensive Care Unit nurses Al Nutt and Kelly...


Thriving Essential Businesses During COVID-19 / Reopening, Safety Protocols / Stay-At-Home Personal Pizza Kits

Today's Guests Yuba County District 4 Supervisor Gary Bradford on the reopening of the county and Yuba-Sutter Mall Sacramento County Waste Management and Recycling Senior Public Information Officer Laurie Slothower discusses the impact the pandemic and stay-at-home orders have had on operations Associated Students Inc. Peak Adventures director Sasha Smirnova checks in on the status of her recreation center and bike shop at Sacramento State Sacramento County Department of Health Services...


Entering Phase 2, Prospective Reopening / Sleep & COVID-19 / New Health Care Workers Anthem

Today's Guests Owner of Face in a Book bookstore in El Dorado County Tina Ferguson on how the store in managing and prospective reopeningOwner of Rise and Redemption clothing and toy store in Solano County Ashley Gall discusses how the change in stay-at-home rules will apply to herOwner of Relles Florists in Sacramento County Jim Relles checks in on what entering Phase 2 could mean for florists Sutter Medical Center Sleep Medicine Doctor Dr. Lydia Wytrzes discusses the irregular dreams and...


Political Junkie Ken Rudin / Mayor Darrell Steinberg, ‘Family Meal’ / Supporting Hospice Patients

Today's Guests Political Junkie Ken Rudin with the latest in national politics and the presidential raceSacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg checks in on how the city is managing amidst the coronavirus and stay-at-home ordersMulvaney's B&L Chef Kevin Ritchie and Canon East Sacramento Chef Brad Cecchi discuss the "Family Meal" program and another new statewide program that feeds seniors and helps restaurants Snowline Hospice Director of Workforce Development and Volunteer Services Bonnie Davis...


Difference Between The Flu And COVID-19 / ‘The Gifts of Adversity’ With Author Carolee Tran / ‘Socially Distant Saturday’ With Nick Brunner

Editor's note, April 30, 9:06 a.m: In his appearance on Insight, Rep. Tom McClintock made several statements related to the COVID-19 pandemic which quickly drew a response from our audience, claiming several of his statements were incorrect. The Insight staff fact-checked several of his statements. You can find that information here. Today's Guests Dr. Dean BlumbergCalifornia Department of EducationDr. Carolee TranNick Brunner‘Socially Distant Saturday’ Resources CapRadio Tiny Desk...