Beth Ruyak, veteran TV personality, is two months into her new job as host of "Insight," Capital Public Radio's public-affairs program. We asked Ruyak what media and pop-culture fare she is consuming.
Last books read: "I am reading two books on my iPad: 'The Science of Yoga' (by New York Times science writer William J. Broad) and 'Factory Girls' (by Leslie T. Chang). Last week, I read 'I Don't Do That Anymore' by (California State Univesity, Sacramento, professor emeritus) Robert Garmston, and decided to book him for an upcoming 'Insight' interview.
One website or blog you must visit: "TEDTalks, followed by the Huffington Post/America Online, then a variety of news sites and wiki pages."
On her iPod playlist? 'SNDLPVN,' Carson McWhirter's latest album (McWhirter is Ruyak's stepson); 'Feed My Soul' (The Holmes Brothers); 'The Bach Album' (Anne Akiko Meyers); 'Thoroughbred' (Carole King); 'Rescue Me' (Wild Branches)."
Twitter or Facebook?: "Twitter. (@CapRadioRuyak); Facebook, no. Though I probably have to give in soon to access our CPR Facebook page."
Who is the person you'd most like to interview? "My mom (Barbra Toenjes) and my dad (Jim Ruyak) together. They've been apart since I was 17. They were the strongest influences on my life, and I can't imagine anyone else more significant to me that I could interview."
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