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.


Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. – 8 p.m.
on News Station

 We Get Support From:
Become a Supporter 
 We Get Support From:
Become a Supporter 

Monday, February 10, 2014 Permalink

Insight: Political Junkie Goes West / Father Dear John / "Around the World in 80 Days" / Reopening of California State Library



Political Junkie Goes West The Political Junkie is turning his analytical gaze west. Ken Rudin, known to NPR listeners from his many years talking all things politics with Neal Conan on "Talk of the Nation," joins Insight host Beth Ruyak for a new signature segment that puts California politics in the context of the national scene. Rudin joins us from Washington D.C. in effort to put it all in perspective.

Listen to Political Junkie Goes West

Click to Listen:

Trivia: Who was the last Olympic gold medal winner to be elected to Congress from Calif.?

Trivia Answer: Robert Mathias

Father John Dear Nobel Peace Prize nominee and author of 30 books, Father John Dear, is in the Sacramento area this week to discuss his new book “The Nonviolent Life.” He’s been preaching peace and nonviolence around the world for the past 32 years and has been arrested more than 75 times for his opposition to war. Father John Dear is speaking Sunday at 2 p.m. at Davis Community Church Fellowship Hall and Monday at 7 p.m. at Carmichael Presbyterian Church.

Listen to Father John Dear

Click to Listen:


0210 The Nonviolent Life

Around the World in 80 Days B Street Theatre is leaving Feb. 17 for India and performing "Around the World in 80 Days.” The group will be in India for two weeks, performing twice, then back here for performances. Co-founder of B Street Theatre Buck Busfield joins us to discuss the trip.

Listen to 'Around the World in 80 Days'

Click to Listen:


0210 B Street

California State Library After four years of renovation, the historic California State Library, across the street from the Capitol, will be opening to the public Tuesday. During the renovations, Insight got a special look at the new-and-improved building by the California State Library Foundation's Gary Kurutz, the executive director and curator of special collections. 

Listen to California State Library

Click to Listen:


0210ca State Library 2

More From Insight With Beth Ruyak