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, April 19, 2018

Courtesy Eleftheria Kotzia

Insight: Capitol Chat On SB 827 / 'Three Revolutions' In Transportation / Painter Gregory Kondos Turns 95 / Greek Guitarist Performs

CapRadio's Randol White explains the death of a controversial housing bill. Transportation expert Dan Sperling shares his new book. Painter Gregory Kondos celebrates turning 95 with a new exhibit. Greek classical guitarist Eleftheria Kotzia performs.


  • Capitol Chat: Controversial Housing Bill Dies

    California lawmakers kill Scott Weiner's SB 827 after fierce debate.

  • 'Three Revolutions' That Will Change How People Move

    UC Davis professor Dan Sperling explains changes taking place that affect how people use transportation.

  • Sacramento Painter Gregory Kondos Going Strong At 95

    World-famous Sacramento painter Gregory Kondos just celebrated his 95th birthday while opening a new exhibit in San Francisco.

  • Courtesy Eleftheria Kotzia

    Greek Classical Guitarist Makes Her Sacramento Debut

    Eleftheria Kotzia has performed all around the world. Her first stop in Sacramento includes classes and a concert at the Sofia.

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

Insight: Sacramento DA Explains Stephon Clark Investigation / Rev. Shane Harris Brings Activism To City / UC Davis MIND Institute Turns 20

Sacramento County District Attorney Anne Marie Schubert explains her office's investigation into the Stephon Clark police shooting. Rev. Shane Harris of the National Action Network brings activism to Sacramento. UC Davis MIND Institute turns 20.

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

Insight: Stephon Clark Community Forum / History, Possible Changes For Peace Officers' Bill of Rights / Folk Singer Rita Hosking

Sacramento City Council plans to restart a Stephon Clark community forum. The history behind California's Peace Officers’ Bill of Rights, and how a new bill could change it. Folk singer Rita Hosking.

Monday, April 2, 2018

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

Insight: NBA Player Matt Barnes Joins Stephon Clark Movement / Political Junkie Ken Rudin / BBC Look-Ahead / Author John Lescroart

Former NBA player Matt Barnes shares why he's decided to get involved in the Stephon Clark case. The Political Junkie on Stephon Clark and Trump's silence. A preview of the week's biggest international stories. John Lescroart discusses his new novel.

Friday, March 30, 2018

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

Insight: Community Reaction To Stephon Clark Funeral / Build. Black. Coalition. / The Philharmonik

Family, community leaders discuss Stephon Clark's funeral. Leaders of the new Build. Black. Coalition. explain goals for the organization. CapRadio reporters share their impressions from the protests. The Philharmonik on art and social justice.

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Rich Pedroncelli / AP Photo

Insight: Police Chief Hahn Discusses Protests / Community Reacts To Stephon Clark Protests / Blog Highlights Sacramento History / Comedian Johnny Taylor

Police Chief Daniel Hahn discusses the city's response to Stephon Clark protests. Reaction from community members attending Clark's wake. Comedian Johnny Taylor. Shedding light on Sacramento's first female council member.

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

Insight: Mayor Steinberg Reacts To Protests / How Tuesday's Protests Played Out / PolitiFact California / 'Inside California Education'

Mayor Darrell Steinberg reacts to a council forum interrupted by protesters. Ezra Romero reports on protests in downtown Sacramento. PolitiFact California on housing and homelessness. Tim Daly previews a story for "Inside California Education."

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

Insight: Pastor Les Simmons / News Network: Stockton Record's Michael Fitzgerald / 'Mothers And Sons' At STC

Pastor Les Simmons shares community reactions to the Stephon Clark shooting. Stockton Record columnist Michael Fitzgerald reports on the March For Our Lives movement and arrest of former Mayor Anthony Silva. "Mothers and Sons" comes to STC.

Monday, March 26, 2018

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

Insight: Political Junkie / Stephon Clark Vigil And March For Our Lives / Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg On Police Shooting

Ken Rudin recaps staff turnover at the White House. Reporters Ezra Romero and Adhiti Bandlamudi report on a vigil for Stephon Clark and the March For Our Lives rally. Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg expands comments on police shooting of Clark.

Friday, March 23, 2018

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

Insight: Sacramento Police Chief Daniel Hahn / "New Way California" / Brothers Hike From Parkland To D.C. / Rent Romus

Sacramento Police Chief addresses questions about the shooting of Stephon Clark. Ben Bradford reports on the moderate GOP group "New Way California." Two brothers hike from Parkland to D.C. Rent Romus orbits around a "Rogue Star" of progressive jazz.

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Sacramento Police Department

Insight: Reactions To Shooting Of Stephon Clark / John Cleese Comes To Mondavi / Sound Advice: Hey Listen!

Council member Larry Carr, activist Barry Accius, and a family member share their reactions to the officer-involved shooting that killed Stephon Clark. John Cleese previews a live event at Mondavi. Sound Advice with Hey Listen! host Nick Brunner.