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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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Flattening Coronavirus Curve Amid Case Spikes / Sacramento Police Reform, COVID-19 Outlook / Insight Host Beth Ruyak Says Goodbye On Final Show

Today's Guests: UC Davis School of Medicine associate dean for Public Health Sciences Dr. Brad Pollock discusses the recent spike in COVID-19 cases and how the rising curve can be flattenedSacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg on potential policing reform in the capital city, COVID-19 updates, and more Resources Johns Hopkins University's global COVID-19 case trackerCOVID-19 live tracker Health CorpsInstitute for Health Metrics & EvaluationStockton COVID-19 ResourcesSan Joaquin County...


Reassessing COVID-19 Reopenings / Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author Colson Whitehead / A Conversation New CapRadio General Manager Jun Reina

Today's Guests: Sacramento County Department of Health Services director Dr. Peter Beilenson discusses the status of COVID-19 in the region ahead of the holiday weekend Pulitzer Prize-winning author Colson Whitehead talks about his 2019 book “The Nickel Boys: A Novel’ and plans for his next book CapRadio Executive Vice President and General Manager Jun Reina discusses his new role at the helm of CapRadio and what it means going forward Outgoing CapRadio President and General Manager Rick...


Joseph James DeAngelo Guilty Plea Reaction, Analysis / Dr. Barbara Rae-Venter, Solving Golden State Killer Case / Crystal Bowersox New Song 'Courage To Be Kind'

Today's Guests: CapRadio state government reporter Scott Rodd talks about the Joseph James DeAngelo guilty plea and his experience in the hearing room Former Sacramento County sheriff's detective Carol Daly with her reaction to the Joseph James DeAngelo guilty plea and her time as an investigator from 1968 to 2001 Survivors Margaret Wardlow and Jane Carson-Sandler on their experience in the hearing room during the Joseph James DeAngelo guilty plea Genetic genealogist Dr. Barbara...


Joseph James DeAngelo Plea Deal, Stockton Mayor Michael Tubbs / ‘Political Junkie’ Ken Rudin / A Conversation With Retiring Maestro Michael Neumann

Today's Guests: CapRadio state government reporter Scott Rodd with the latest developments on the Joseph James DeAngelo plea deal Stockton Mayor Michael Tubbs checks in on how his city is managing with COVID-19 and the work he’s doing to address income inequality Host of the Ken Rudin’s Political Junkie podcast with the latest on the presidential race and U.S. political landscape amid COVID-19 and nationwide protests Sacramento Youth Symphony maestro Michael Neumann on his retirement after...


Sacramento Press Club Interview With Dr. Anthony Fauci / California Face Mask Order And Gov. Newsom's Authority / Conversation With NPR Host Sam Sanders

Today's Guests: CapRadio healthcare reporter Sammy Caiola on her conversation with the head of the National Institute on Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Dr. Anthony Fauci CapRadio PolitiFact California reporter Chris Nichols explains Governor Newsom’s legal authority to mandate wearing masks Correspondent and host of 'It's Been a Minute with Sam Sanders' at NPR. Sanders talks about living in the times of the coronavirus pandemic, nationwide protests over racial injustice, and more More...


COVID-19 County Check-In, Safety Protocol Updates / Indigo Moor on ‘Letter to Sacramento’ / California Stage: ‘Social Distance Theater’

Today Guests: Butte County Public Health director Danette York checks in on how the county is managing with COVID-19 El Dorado County communication director Carla Hass on the county’s status and reopening efforts Nevada County Health & Human Services director Ryan Gruver discusses COVID-19 testing and how the county is following safety protocols Award-winning writer and educator Indigo Moor discusses his new piece ‘Letter to Sacramento: A Riotous Anodyne’ and what he’s learned in the time...


COVID-19 In California, Budget Agreement / How COVID-19 Affects Children / 5 Years On-Air With K-ZAP

Today's Guests: CapRadio politics reporter Nicole Nixon checks in with the latest on COVID-19 in California and lawmakers’ new state budget agreement. Sutter Health Sacramento pediatric emergency physician Dr. Samuel Lam discusses how COVID-19 affects children’s health Seattle Children's Research Institute - Center for Child Health, Behavior and Development director Dr. Dimitri Christakis talks about the longterm impacts of COVID-19 on children CapRadio K-ZAP host Dennis Newhall on the...


Monday Mayor Chat, Face Covering Directive / Receiving Unemployment Benefits / Sacramento Ballet Virtual Summer Classes

Today's Guests: Stockton Mayor Michael Tubbs checks in on how Stockton is managing with the coronavirus, safety protocols and reopenings Chico Mayor Ann Schwab with the city’s status with COVID-19 and reopenings West Sacramento Mayor Chris Cabaldon talks increasing COVID-19 rates in the region and safety protocols Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg on the statewide mask order and his response to requests for open city council meetings on policing changes Shaw Law Group president Jennifer...


Supreme Court DACA Ruling/ Significance Of ‘Juneteenth’ / Natomas Unified Budget Vote, Back-To-School Plan / Reopening California Ski Resorts

Today's Guests: Leslie Jacobs Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. UC Davis School of Law Dean Kevin Johnson discusses the DACA ruling and what an impermanent decision means UC Immigrant Legal Services Center executive director María Blanco talks about what’s next for DACA Sacramento State University Peter H. Shattuck Endowed Chair Dr. Antonio Bly and UC Davis history professor Dr. Greg Downson the significance and history of ‘Juneteenth’ Natomas Unified School District...


Sacramento Police Reform / PG&E Guilty Plea / Fishing In California Amid COVID-19

Today's Guests: CapRadio News Reporter Sarah Mizes-Tan with the latest on Sacramento policing reform proposals and a Tuesday night demonstration at City Hall Stanford Criminal Justice Center co-director Robert Weisberg discusses the punishment handed down to PG&E and what’s next for the company Former substitute teacher and Air Force veteran Kasey Gibbs talks about his experience with the 2018 Camp Fire and how it has since impact his life California Department of Fish and Wildlife public...