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, June 21, 2018

J. Barry O'Rourke / Ali Ryerson / Courtesy

Insight: Rent Control / Elder Abuse / Sound Advice: Jazz / Roy Rogers Performs

CapRadio's Chris Nichols discusses the rent control measure headed to the ballot in November. Learn the warning signs of elder abuse. CapRadio Jazz Music Director Gary Vercelli gives his song recommendations. Slide guitarist Roy Rogers performs.


  • AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli

    Ballot Measure To Repeal Costa-Hawkins Could Have Unintended Consequences

    Voters will decide whether to repeal a law from 1995 that limits how local governments regulate the rental market.

  • Cody Drabble / Capital Public Radio

    Raising Awareness Of Elder Abuse

    Learn about common types of elder abuse and warning signs from McGeorge School of Law Professor Melissa Brown.

  • J. Barry O'Rourke / Ali Ryerson / Courtesy

    Sound Advice: Gary Vercelli's Jazz Recommendations

    Jazz Music Director Gary Vercelli previews the Ali Ryerson Quartet's concert at the Crocker tonight as part of this week’s Sound Advice.

  • Cody Drabble / Capital Public Radio

    Slide Guitarist Roy Rogers Performs Live In Studio

    World-renowned slide guitar player Roy Rogers performs live in studio before his performance at The Sofia on Friday night. He also previews his new StringShot trio project due out later this year.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

LaTour / Courtesy

Insight: California's Housing Crisis / Forgotten Theatre Company / LaTour Performs / Sixth Annual Sacramento Stand-Up Competition

CALMatters data reporter Matt Levin discusses a strange symptom of California's housing crisis. Forgotten Theatre Company talks about their upcoming production. LaTour performs. A preview of the line-up of the Sacramento Stand-Up Competition.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Fair Oaks Theatre Festival

Insight: New Capitol Sexual Harassment Policy / Janus v. AFSCME / Refugee Soccer Game / Fair Oaks Theatre Festival's 'Mary Poppins'

Lobbyist Pamela Lopez on proposed Capitol harassment protocols. Teacher who went up against union speaks out on U.S. Supreme Court case. Republic FC to host soccer tournament for refugees. Fair Oaks Theatre Festival presents "Mary Poppins."

Monday, June 18, 2018

Wilfredo Lee / AP Photo

Insight: Political Junkie / California Legislature Overhauls Sexual Harassment Complaint Process / Gold Souls Perform

Political Junkie Ken Rudin on the Trump administration policy of separating children from their families at the border. California lawmakers overhaul the sexual harassment complaint process. The Gold Souls perform new music from "Good to Feel."

Thursday, June 14, 2018


Insight: Capitol Chat Looks Ahead To November / B Street Debuts One-Woman Play / Rituals Of Mine Plays R Street / Davis Music Festival

CapRadio’s Ben Bradford explains what the California primaries mean for the upcoming midterm elections. B Street debuts a new, one-woman play. Rituals of Mine headlines this weekend's R Street celebration. A preview of the Davis Music Festival.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Karin Higgins/UC Davis

Insight: Nevada Primary Results / UC Davis Chancellor Gary May On Stephon Clark / Kushman By The Bottle / Tiny Desk Sacramento

Reporter Megan Messerly recaps the Nevada primary. UC Davis Chancellor Gary May reflects on his life, career and the impact of Stephon Clark. A look at why more restaurants don't feature local wines. Lillian Frances headlines Tiny Desk Sacramento.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018


Insight: Nevada Primary Election / Emotional Emancipation Circles / KCRA News Director Lori Waldon / 'The Genius Of Balanchine'

Nevada election officials check in on primary day. CapRadio's Sammy Caiola explains Emotional Emancipation Circles. KCRA News Director Lori Waldon reflects on her career. Arts reporter Jeff Hudson interviews departing Sac Ballet artistic directors.

Monday, June 11, 2018

Insight: Political Junkie / Solutions To Sacramento's Social Inequities / Documentary Explores ALS / Fiddler Galen Fraser Performs

The Political Junkie recaps primary elections and looks ahead to the Singapore Summit. Dr. Jesus Hernandez discusses solutions to Sacramento's social inequities. KVIE documentary explores ALS. Fiddler Galen Fraser performs.

Friday, June 8, 2018


Insight: Capitol Chat On Primary Elections, State Budget / Mayor Steinberg Calls For Tax Increase / Intrepid Theatre Lab / Sun Valley Gun Club

Capitol Bureau Chief Ben Adler recaps the primary elections and gives an update on state budget negotiations. Mayor Darrell Steinberg calls for a sales tax increase. Intrepid Theatre Lab previews 'Baltimore.' Sun Valley Gun Club debuts a new album.

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Photo By Lisa Marie Mazzucco

Insight: Explaining School Funding Bill AB 2635 / How To Spot Fake News / Classical Sound Advice / Pop Singer Anton Barbeau

AB 2635 would direct funding to schools with low-performing demographic groups. A UC Merced librarian has a new book on finding trustworthy sources amid "fake news." New classical releases for Sound Advice. Pop singer Anton Barbeau returns home.