Insight With Beth Ruyak

Hosted By Beth Ruyak

Insight creates conversation to build community, exploring issues and events that connect people in our region. Insight covers breaking news and big ideas, music, arts & culture with responsible journalism, civil discussion and diverse voices.


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LATEST SHOW | Monday, May 20, 2019

Charlie Neibergall / AP Photo

Insight: Political Junkie / Great American Triathlon / Invisible Disabilities Comedy Show

Political Junkie Ken Rudin weighs in on the latest entrant to the presidential race. A look at the Great American Triathlon, the successor to Eppie's Great Race. Invisible Disabilities Comedy Show allows performers to destigmatize their experiences.


  • Charlie Neibergall / AP Photo

    Political Junkie: More Presidential Challengers, Standoffs Between Congress And The Executive Branch

    The number of people running for president keeps growing, with New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio the most recent entrant. Meanwhile, presidential debate season is around the corner, beginning late next month.

  • Following Tradition Of Eppie's, Great American Triathlon Races Ahead On The American River

    Those who have participated in Eppie’s will recognize the course of the Great American Triathlon. It runs along the same course on the American River Parkway.

  • Courtesy Invisible Disabilities Comedy Show

    Invisible Disabilities Comedy Show Gets Monthly Special

    Local comedians Aliada and Drew Kimzey return to Insight to talk about the success of the show, which has been picked up by Punchline Sacramento as a monthly special.

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Noah Berger / AP

Insight: Capitol Chat On PG&E / Poet Mary Mackey / Pianist Sarah McKenzie

Ben Adler joins us for Capitol Chat to discuss PG&E being held officially to blame for the Camp Fire. 2019 Eric Hoffer Book Award winner Mary Mackey shares her poetry. Singer, songwriter and pianist Sarah McKenzie previews her new album.

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

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Insight: PolitiFact California On Marijuana Ads / Sacramento's Arts Budget / Rock Band The Outcome

PolitiFact California's Chris Nichols tells us about the latest in their Pot 101 series. Artists tell us about their call for more sustained arts funding in the upcoming Sacramento budget. Rock band The Outcome performs.

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

Insight: Sacramento City Unified School District Budget Impasse / Measles Questions, Answered / Roseville Jazz Festival

Sacramento County Superintendent Dave Gordon tells us about the Sacramento City schools budget impasse and potential receivership. Reporter Sammy Caiola answers listener questions about measles. Jim Martinez previews the Roseville Jazz Festival.

Monday, May 13, 2019

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Insight: POLITICO’s Carla Marinucci / California’s Changing Approach To Criminal Justice / Amgen Tour Of California

POLITICO’s Carla Marinucci discusses the latest in California politics. CALmatters' Dan Morain on a 16-year-old murder case that illustrates the state's changing approach to criminal justice. The Amgen Tour of California bike race kicks off.

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

Insight: May Budget Revise / School Receivership / Bakosó Documentary / Sound Advice

Ben Adler talks about the May budget revise. Caryn Moore from the state Department of Education walks us through what school receivership would mean for Sacramento. We preview a documentary about Bakosó music. Nick Brunner joins us for Sound Advice.

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

Insight: Cal Fire Chief On Wildfire Preparedness / Six Months Since The Camp Fire / Fashionista Boyfriend's New Album

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Barbara Woike / AP Photo

Insight: Stockton Student Newspaper Controversy / Dixon Traffic Mystery / Pianist Vijay Iyer

A Stockton high school paper started a First Amendment debate by publishing a profile of a student sex worker. A CapRadio listener asked for an answer to why I-80 traffic slows in Dixon. Virtuoso pianist Vijay Iyer comes to the Monadvi Center.

Monday, May 6, 2019

Insight: Jay Inslee Visits Sacramento / New Podcast 'Tell Them, I Am' / RSVP Singers

CapRadio's Scott Rodd discusses his conversation with Democtratic presidential candidate Jay Inslee. Misha Euceph's podcast "Tell Them, I Am" shares the every-day stories of Muslims. RSVP on upcoming performances and the charities they will benefit.

Thursday, May 2, 2019

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Insight: Clergy Sexual Abuse / Capitol Chat / Free Comic Book Day / Sound Advice

Attorney Joseph George discusses the Sacramento Catholic church's list of priests accused of abuse. Ben Adler joins us for Capitol Chat. We look ahead to Free Comic Book Day this weekend. Submerge magazine's Jonathan Carabba brings his Sound Advice.