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 | Wednesday, December 12, 2018

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Insight: PolitiFact Lie Of The Year / Rebuilding After Wildfire / How Children Learn Language / Peter Petty Holiday Show

PolitiFact joins us to tell us about their Lie of the Year. We talk about how communities rebuild after wildfire. The UC Davis MIND Institute previews an event about how children learn language. We take a peek at Peter Petty's annual holiday show.


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    PolitiFact: Lie of the Year and Top Ten Fact Checks

    PolitiFact National Editor Angie Holan explains how fact checkers chose the 2018 Lie Of The Year and PolitiFact California reporter Chris Nichols shares the 10 most popular fact checks of the year.

  • John Locher / AP Photo

    The Challenges Of Rebuilding A Community After A Wildfire

    California Building Industry Association President and CEO Dan Dunmoyer discusses the challenges facing homeowners and communities who want to rebuild in the wake of devastating wildfires.

  • UCDMIND / Facebook

    Understanding How Children Learn Language

    Dr. Kathryn Hirsh-Pasek will present the latest research on how children acquire language through their environment at the UC Davis MIND Institute this afternoon.

  • Capital Public Radio

    Peter Petty’s Yuletide Revue

    Peter Petty previews his annual Swingin' Yuletide Revue, taking place this Saturday at the Elks Tower Ballroom in Sacramento.

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Courtesy of Omari Tau

Insight: Higher Education Study / Fighting The Holiday Blues / Omari Tau / Katie Knipp

We share the findings of a new PPIC study on higher education. Dr. Peter Yellowlees tells us how to fight the holiday blues. Vocalist Omari Tau previews his first solo show in Sacramento. Blues artist Katie Knipp talks about her new album.

Monday, December 10, 2018

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Insight: Political Junkie / The Future Of The GOP / Butte County Recovers / Article 26 Backpack Project On Human Rights Day

The Political Junkie fills us in on the Mueller investigation. We look at the future of the Republican Party. Reporter Marc Albert tells us about recovery efforts after the Camp Fire. We get an update on the Article 26 Backpack project.

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.

Thursday, December 6, 2018

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.