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, September 20, 2017

Petaluma Band Photo / Courtesy

Insight: ACA Repeal / Merrin Dungey / Wine And Farm To Fork / Petaluma Performs

Healthcare Reporter Emily Bazar on the latest GOP move to repeal Obamacare. Hollywood actor Merrin Dungey and motivational speaker Tony Asaro discuss their Sacramento roots. Rick Kushman talks about the fall harvest. Petaluma performs live in studio.


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    The Fate Of The ACA Under Trump

    Chris Remington

    As Senators Lindsey Graham and Bill Cassidy reveal another bill to replace Obamacare, Healthcare reporter Emily Bazar discusses the fate of the ACA under Trump.

  • "Big Little Lies" Star Returns to Sacramento

    Chris Remington

    Big Little Lies actor Merrin Dungey returns home to Rio Americano for a special “Evening with the Stars” event this weekend.

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    Kushman By the Bottle: Wineries And Farm To Fork

    Jen Picard

    How do California wineries take part in California's farm to fork marketplace? Wine expert Rick Kushman returns to talk about that and the fall harvest.

  • Petaluma Band Photo / Courtesy

    Petaluma Performs In Studio Before City of Trees 2017

    Cody Drabble

    The band Petaluma joined the Sacramento music scene in 2016 with their self-titled album. They perform in the Insight studio and share observations about growing the band and performing at City of Trees this weekend.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

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Insight: Advance Peace / Farm To Every Fork / Triumph Cancer Foundation / Marcus Crowder On Arts And Media

Advance Peace is a program to give cash to gang members practicing nonviolence. Farm To Every Fork is bringing food to low-income and homeless families. Cyclist Pam Whitehead shares Triumph Cancer Foundation. Marcus Crowder discusses arts and media.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Friday, September 1, 2017

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Insight: Lawmakers Delay Housing Vote / CAL FIRE Updates, "Fire Chasers" Documentary / Landscape Photographer Fred Dusel

Ben Adler reports on lawmakers delaying a package of housing bills. CAL FIRE updates on the Ponderosa Fire in Butte County and a new Netflix documentary "Fire Chasers." Landscape photographer Fred Dusel talks about his new show at CLARA Auditorium.

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Insight: Northern California Hurricane Relief / Memoir Of Abuse And Survival / LGBTQ Comedy Night / Sound Advice: Live Music For Labor Day Weekend

Northern California organizations send relief to Texas. Alice Anderson shares her story of abuse and survival. The LGBTQ Comedy Night brings laughter to the Sacramento Rainbow Festival's 30th Anniversary. And live music events for Labor Day weekend.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Cabinet card image of American actor Maurice B. Curtis from a collection dating to 1918, Harvard Theatre Collection / Public Domain

Insight: PolitiFact Checks On Joe Arpaio Pardon / Helping Pets Cope With Sudden Changes / Historian Richard Schwartz On Actor M.B. Curtis

PolitiFact's Angie Holan examines the Joe Arpaio pardon. Gina Spadafori returns for a Pet Tales on animals coping with change. Historian Richard Schwartz shares his new biography on trailblazing actor M.B. Curtis.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

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Insight: Capitol Chat Housing Bills / Tahoe Workforce Housing / Alice Waters Memoir / Fair Oaks Theatre Festival

Ben Adler updates on housing legislation. The View From Here looks at workforce housing issues in Tahoe. Alice Waters has a new memoir. Fair Oaks Theatre Festival presents "SHREW!" and remembers their late artistic director Bob Irvin.

Monday, August 28, 2017

AP Photo/Josh Edelson

Insight: Political Junkie On Trump's Tone / Bay Area Protests / Berryessa Monument Retains Status / Guitarist Ross Hammond

Ken Rudin on the impact of President Trump’s messages. The latest from San Francisco on the Patriot Prayer rally that was cancelled and relocated. Berryessa Snow Mountain National Monument was under scrutiny. Guitarist Ross Hammond performs live.

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Rich Pedroncelli / AP

Insight: Capitol Chat / New Voter Data / Keyboard Conversations / New Music PIcks From Hey Listen!

Capitol Chat discusses Cap and Trade, and affordable-housing legislation. Will changing demographics affect the 2018 elections? Keyboard Conversations comes to the Harris Center. New music selections from Hey, Listen! host Nick Brunner.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

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Insight: Trump Visits Reno / California Museum Opens Unity Center / Author Joshua Mohr / Guitarist Victor Contreras

There are mixed opinions from Reno’s elected officials to President Trump’s visit. The Unity Center opens at the California Museum. Writer Joshua Mohr discusses "Sirens," his provocative new memoir. And a new album from guitarist Victor Contreras.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

Insight: The View From Here On Code Enforcement / Combating Homelessness In Sacramento / Tahoe Summit / Crocker Art Museum Exhibit For Kids

The View From Here examines code enforcement. California senators are center stage at the Lake Tahoe Summit. Developing a strategy to combat homelessness in Sacramento. And the Crocker Art Museum has a new interactive Art Spot for kids.