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, February 22, 2018

Insight: Sen. Mendoza Update / Book Chronicles 'The Accidental President' / Climate Change In The Himalayas / Sound Advice: Hey, Listen!

CALmatters reporter Laurel Rosenhall reports from the Senate on Sen. Tony Mendoza. Author A.J. Baime shares a book on President Truman. Professor Mark Aldenderfer does high-altitude archaeology in Nepal. Sound Advice with Hey, Listen!'s Nick Brunner.


  • Rich Pedroncelli / AP / File

    California Senate Debates Disciplinary Action Against Sen. Tony Mendoza

    Chris Remington

    CALmatters reporter Laurel Rosenhall reports live from the California Senate floor as lawmakers discuss disciplinary options for Sen. Tony Mendoza.

  • Public Domain / Wikimedia

    New Biography On Harry S. Truman Explores His First Four Months As 'The Accidental President'

    Cody Drabble

    Author A.J. Baime discusses his bestselling history book "The Accidental President: Harry S. Truman and the Four Months That Changed the World."

  • Prof. Mark Aldenderfer / Courtesy

    UC Merced Professor Mark Aldenderfer On How Climate Change Affects High-Altitude Societies

    Cody Drabble

    UC Merced Professor Mark Aldenderfer shares his latest research on climate change and its impacts on high-altitude societies in the Himalayas.

  • Sound Advice: Hey, Listen!

    Nick Brunner

    Plenty of covers this week as an indie rock staple turns 16 and William Shatner gets Cramps. Hey, Listen! host Nick Brunner has new music releases.

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Trent Davis Bailey / The California Sunday Magazine

Insight: California Sunday Profiles Farmer Stewart Resnick / Climate Change's Impact On Migratory Birds / Sacramento Bacon Fest 7

Mark Arax shares "A Kingdom From Dust" on the Resnick family during the California drought. Dr. Michael McGrann dives into a study on climate change and migratory birds. Sacramento Bacon Fest kicks off this week.

Monday, February 5, 2018

AP Photo / Cliff Owen

Insight: Political Junkie Recaps Nunes Memo / Harassment At The Capitol / BBC Look-Ahead To Winter Olympics / Saint John's Funding

Ken Rudin recaps reactions to the Devin Nunes memo. Ben Adler reviews documents from the Legislature on harassment at the Capitol. BBC World Service looks ahead to the Olympics and State of Russia speech. Saint John's looks at its funding for 2018.

Friday, February 2, 2018

Cahersiveen / Courtesy

Insight: Capitol Chat / 'The Book Of Nightmares' Workshop / Author Kelly Corrigan's 'Tell Me More' / Cahersiveen Live In Studio

Ben Bradford joins for Capitol Chat. Novelist Kelly Corrigan explores the power of language in "Tell Me More." Comic book author Eben Burgoon hosts a storytelling workshop for "The Book of Nightmares." Cahersiveen performs live in studio.

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Ian Ruhter / Courtesy

Insight: Gubernatorial Candidate Travis Allen / Photographer Ian Ruhter / Submerge Magazine 10th Anniversary / Sound Advice, K-ZAP Returns

Ben Adler interviews Travis Allen about running for governor. Photographer Ian Ruhter shows a collection of wet plate photos. Submerge marks 10 years in print covering the Sacramento music scene. K-ZAP DJ Dennis Newhall brings Sound Advice.

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Susan Walsh / AP Photo

Insight: PolitiFact State Of The Union / A Nation Engaged One Year Later / Author Paula Treick DeBoard / Jazz Saxophonist Mike McMullen

PolitiFact's Angie Holan and Chris Nichols check statements from the State of the Union. A Nation Engaged participants return to reflect on President Trump's first year. Author Paula Treick DeBoard shares a new novel. Mike McMullen performs live.

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Lee Jin-man / AP Photo

Insight: California Harassment Settlements / Mentoring Women In Family Business / Winter Olympics Preview / 'Marat-Sade'

Sacramento Bee investigation uncovers millions in state of California payouts to harassment victims. The importance of mentoring women in family owned businesses. A preview of the 2018 Olympics. UpStart Theatre Company presents "Marat/Sade."

Monday, January 29, 2018

Speak Out! Sacramento / Courtesy

Insight: Political Junkie Ken Rudin / BBC Look Ahead / Speak Out! Sacramento Pop Up Concert

Ken Rudin previews President Trump's State of the Union speech. BBC World Service on Prime Minister Theresa May's visit to China. Speak Out! Sacramento hosts a pop up concert at Shine Cafe featuring Shahera Hyatt, Jordan Moore, and Jeanette Sem.

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Rich Ibarra / Capital Public Radio

Insight: Mayor Tubbs On Stockton Scholarship / Violinist Kerson Leong / Author Larry Tagg / Musician Hannah Mayree

Stockton Mayor Michael Tubbs shares a new scholarship program. Violinist Kerson Leong performs with the Stockton Symphony. Author Larry Tagg shares "The Generals Of Shiloh." Musician Hannah Mayree previews her second album with a live performance.

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Insight: Mayor Darrell Steinberg / Scientists Heal Burned Wildlife / Stranger Things Art Show / B Street Theatre's New Home

Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg discusses the State of the City. UC Davis Dr. Jamie Peyton heals burned paws with fish skins. Menagerie Sacramento pays tribute to Stranger Things. B Street Theatre unveils a new show at a new location.