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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...


East Area Rapist Guilty Plea, State Budget Negotiations, Asymptomatic Transmission / COVID-19 Impact On Wine Industry / Honoring Pandemic Heroes

Today's Guests: Survivor Margaret Wardlow on the unconfirmed news that East Area Rapist Joesph James DeAngelo will take a plea deal to avoid the death penalty CapRadio Politics Reporter Nicole Nixon navigates the latest in lawmakers’ state budget negotiations KPBS Science and Technology Reporter Shalina Chatlani explains asymptomatic transmission and what you need to know Wine expert Rick Kushman on the status of the wine industry and how it’s been impacted by the coronavirus pandemic...


SCOTUS Rulings Explained, State Budget Negotiations / Staying Safe In Public During COVID-19/ Sacramento Zoo Reopening

Today's Guests: University of Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, Capital Center for Law & Policy director Leslie Jacobs explains the Supreme Court’s latest rulings University of Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, Gordon D. Schaber Health Law and Health Policy chair Larry Levine discusses the Supreme Court’s rulings and what it could mean for future cases CapRadio politics reporter Nicole Nixon with the latest on state budget negotiations and lawmakers plans for reconciling a $54.3 billion...


Fighting Wildfires During COVID-19 / Helping Damaged Sacramento Businesses, ‘Boards For Change’ / ‘Socially Distant Saturday’

Today's Guests: Cal Fire Director Chief Thom Porter on fighting wildfires in during the coronavirus pandemic and the impact it continues to have ABC10 sports anchor and reporter Lina Washington explains the ‘Boards For Change’ initiative and how it’s helping downtown Sacramento recover Local artist Romin Bryant-Johnson talks about his work and contributions to ‘Boards For Change’ Downtown Sacramento Partnership communications director Emilie Cameron discusses the $1,500 recovery grants...


Reassessing Police Policies, Restraint Legislation / Sacramento County COVID-19 Case Spike / Writing A Thriller Book During A Pandemic

Today's guests: Democratic California Assemblymember Mike Gipson discusses his drafted a bill that would make it illegal to use a carotid artery restraint tactic to detain a suspectSacramento County Department of Health Services Director Dr. Peter Beilenson addresses the spikes in COVID-19 cases across the countyStockton Mayor Michael TubbsT.R. Ragan Resources Johns Hopkins University's global COVID-19 case trackerCOVID-19 live tracker Health CorpsInstitute for Health Metrics &...


Weekend Sacramento Protests End Without Arrests / California Budget Update / YoloArts Summer Activities

Today's Guests Pastor Dr. Tecoy Porter of Genesis Church discusses the changes in how people are protesting as well as his trip to MinneapolisAkonadi Foundation president Lateefah Simon gives her perspective on the recent protests and conversations from politicians after the death of George Floyd.Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg discusses the “die-in” protest that took over his neighborhood and other peaceful protests in Sacramento this weekendCapRadio politics reporter Nicole Nixon with...


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...