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.


Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. – 8 p.m.
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LATEST SHOW | Friday, December 7, 2018

Insight: Keys To The House / Hope Cooperative / Fresher Sacramento / Misner & Smith

We look at California's seven flipped House seats. The Hope Cooperative tells us about their new program for homeless youth. Fresher Sacramento explains their new program to bring nutritious food to Meadowview. Misner & Smith perform.


  • Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

    Democrats Flipped Seven Targeted House Seats In California. Now What?

    All counties with contested congressional races have released their final vote tallies, so it’s finally safe to say that Democrats swept all seven congressional seats they were targeting in the state. What does this mean moving forward?

  • Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

    Sacramento's Hope Cooperative Launches New Program For Homeless Youth

    Next week, the Hope Cooperative is launching "Possibilities," a new program for transition-age, homeless youth in Sacramento.

  • Jack Amick / Flickr Creative Commons

    Sacramento Nonprofit Working To Provide Affordable Prepared Meals

    Construction is underway on a new kitchen at the Pannell Center Pool in Meadowview. The construction will make way for Fresher Sacramento, a nonprofit dedicated to providing nutritious and affordable prepared meals.

  • Misner & Smith Performing At Capital Stage This Weekend

    We revisit Misner & Smith’s latest record “Headwaters” on Insight Music before their special performance at Capital Stage this weekend.

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Bert Johnson / Capital Public Radio

Insight: Wildfire Insurance / Christmas Trees And Forest Management / Jessica Malone Releases Live Album / Sound Advice

The state Insurance Department tells us about navigating policies after wildfire. Could Christmas trees help forest management? Musician Jessica Malone previews her live album. K-ZAP's Dennis Newhall join us for Sound Advice.

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

Insight: News Network / UC Davis Children's Hospital's New Podcast / Tre Burt Performs / Sacramento Choral Society Holiday Concert

Nick Miller and Bob Moffitt join us for News Network to talk about the conflict between Sacramento's Inspector General, Sheriff and Board of Supervisors. We preview the UC Davis Children's Hospital's new podcast. Folk musician Tre Burt performs.

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Photo by Kindra Britt

Insight: Capitol Chat / Butte County Goes Back To School / Remembering Paul Sherwen

Ben Adler joins us to talk about the beginning of the 2018-2019 Legislative session. We talk with officials about Paradise students' first day back at school after the Camp Fire. We remember cycling commentator Paul Sherwen after his death Sunday.

Monday, December 3, 2018

John Locher / AP Photo

Insight: Political Junkie / Butte County Goes Back To School / Author Andy Furillo

The Political Junkie shares his memories of the late former President George H.W. Bush. Reporter Ricardo Cano tells us about Butte County students returning to school after the Camp Fire. Author Andy Furillo shares his debut novel, "The First Year."

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

Insight: Camp Fire Recovery / Valadao-Cox House Race / Sacramento Region Quality Of Life Survey / Sound Advice

The CalOES Director fills us in on wildfire recovery. We talk about a surprise cliffhanger in a Central Valley House race. Valley Vision tells us about a new survey on Sacramento life. Hey, Listen! Host Nick Brunner joins us for Sound Advice.

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

California Department of Water Resources / Courtesy

Insight: PolitiFact California / Sierra Snow Forecast / University Of The Pacific Medicare Clinic / Stand Up Sacramento Comedy Showcase

Chris Nichols from PolitiFact California discusses tear gas on the border. We talk about this week's Sierra snow forecast. The University of the Pacific tell us about their Medicare clinics. Stand Up Sacramento previews tonight's comedy showcase.

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

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Insight: News Network / Disaster Risks After Wildfire / Miracle On 34th Street / The Philharmonik

Reporter Pauline Bartolone tells us how Camp Fire victims are handling the aftermath. A forestry specialist talks about the risks of landslides after wildfires. We preview "Miracle on 34th Street." The Philharmonik gives us a peek at his debut album.

Monday, November 26, 2018

John Locher / AP Photo

Insight: Camp Fire Update / Camp Fire Victim Aid / Political Junkie / Cities You Wish You Were From

Cal Fire's Michael Mohler gives us an update on the Camp Fire. Volunteers from UC Davis Health tell us about aiding injured and sick Camp Fire evacuees. The Political Junkie talks about the new climate report. Cities You Wish You Were From performs.

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Bob Moffitt / Capital Public Radio

Insight: Facts On Federal Disaster Aid / Camp Fire Animal Rescues / Snowfall Forecast / Run To Feed The Hungry

Sacramento Bee Correspondent Emily Cadei reports on federal funding for fire relief. Pet expert Gina Spadafori shares stories of Camp Fire animal rescues. Ski resorts prepare to open this weekend. Run to Feed the Hungry races on, rain or shine.