Insight With Beth Ruyak

Hosted By Beth Ruyak

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


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LATEST SHOW | Thursday, November 15, 2018

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Insight: Camp Wildfire Update / Can Prescribed Burns Prevent Fires? / Jazz Sound Advice / Vinnie Guidera & The Dead Birds

An update on the Butte County housing crisis precipitated by the Camp widlfire. CapRadio's Ezra David Romero explores whether prescribed burns can help prevent wildfires. New jazz on Sound Advice. Vinnie Guidera & The Dead Birds share new album.


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    Camp Wildfire Update: Housing And Air Quality

    The sheer number of people forced out of their homes is exacerbating an already troubled housing situation in Butte County. Ed Mayer is the Executive Director of the county’s housing agency and he has an update on the crisis.

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    Could Larger Prescribed Burns Help With Future California Wildfires?

    As wildfires continue to burn across California, attention has turned to figuring out ways to mitigate these disasters in the future.

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    Sound Advice: Jazz With Gary Vercelli

    For this week’s Sound Advice, CapRadio jazz music director Gary Vercelli previews new releases from Benny Green, Harold Mabern, Yellowjackets, Doug Webb, and Miki Yamanaka.

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    Vinnie Guidera & The Dead Birds Debut 'Shedding' Live In Studio

    Sacramento indie rock band Vinnie Guidera & The Dead Birds debut new music from their second album “Shedding.” They’re hosting an album release party at Blue Lamp on Nov. 17 with Shotgun Sawyer and Eugene Ugly.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

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Insight: Wildfire Survivor Who Stayed In Paradise / Gun Violence Research / Holiday Wines / Musician Katie Knipp

One survivor of the Camp Fire shares his story of remaining to defend his home. Dr. Garen Wintemute shares new research on gun violence. Rick Kushman gives holiday win advice. Blues Americana artist Katie Knipp debuts music from new album.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

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Insight: Camp Fire Update / Restoring Financial Services After Fires / Poetry Of Marie Reynolds / Guitarist Ross Hammond

Updates from Cal Fire and FEMA on the Camp Fire. Efforts to reopen a bank branch in Paradise. A new book of poetry written by a Sacramento nurse who recently died from breast cancer. Sacramento guitarist Ross Hammond on his new album.

Monday, November 12, 2018

Noah Berger / AP

Insight: Wildfire Update / Political Junkie / Poet Mary Mackey / Transgender Bodybuilder Cody Harman

Updates from Cal Fire on California wildfires. Political Junkie Ken Rudin on another White House shakeup. Revisiting Beth Ruyak's conversation with poet Mary Mackey. Sacramento-based trans weightlifter Cody Harman previews documentary 'MAN MADE.'

Friday, November 9, 2018

Noah Berger / AP Photo

Insight: Updates On The Butte County Wildfire / California's Close Congressional Contest / Combating Nuclear Weapons

CapRadio's Bob Moffitt and Ezra David Romero give the latest updates on the wildfire in Butte County. Ben Adler discusses California's unresolved congressional and statewide races. Dr. Tilman Ruff discusses the campaign to control nuclear weapons.

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

Insight: Proposition Roundup / Loaves & Fishes Holiday Events / Author Jeff Jardine / Hey Listen! Sound Advice

A look at which California ballot measures passed, and which failed. Loaves & Fishes previews the center’s upcoming holiday events. Author Jeff Jardine shares his book “Home to the Brave.” Hey, Listen! host Nick Brunner's favorite new releases.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

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Insight: Takeaways The Morning After The Midterms

Insight with Beth Ruyak was preempted this morning for special coverage of President Trump’s and Democratic Representative Nancy Pelosi’s new conferences. Beth Ruyak spoke with Political Junkie Ken Rudin and CapRadio Capitol Bureau Chief Ben Adler.

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

Insight: News Network On Election Day / County Elections / BBC In California / Fighting Wildfire With Data

CapRadio reporters check in as Californians head to the polls. We talk with county election officials about Election Day. We hear from a BBC team in California for the election. A professor tells us how data science can help predict wildfires.

Monday, November 5, 2018

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Insight: Political Junkie On The Midterms / Latina Voting Power / Poet Rae Gouirand / Painter Mya Louw

The Political Junkie looks forward to tomorrow's midterm election. Mindy Romero tells us about new research into the voting power of Latinas. Poet Rae Gouirand releases two new collections. Painter Mya Louw previews her upcoming show.

Friday, November 2, 2018

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Insight: Capitol Chat / Day Of The Dead / THANKYOUTHANKYOUTHANKYOU Exhibit / Tre Burt Performs

Ben Adler and Sally Schilling fill us in on the governor's race and the latest Keys To The House episode. We hear about an upcoming Day of the Dead festival. Artists explore the undocumented experience in a new exhibit. Tre Burt performs.