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 | Wednesday, November 22, 2017

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Insight: PolitiFact On California Utility Costs / Kushman By The Bottle / Vista Kicks

PolitiFact Editor Gregory Favre checks statements on the high cost of utilities in California. Wine expert Rick Kushman shares tips for selecting the perfect bottle for Thanksgiving. Vista Kicks perform new music from "Booty Shakers Ball" in studio.


  • PolitiFact California: Checking Claims On California's High Cost Of Living

    Chris Remington

    Does California have the highest electricity, water and income taxes in the country? PoliFact Editor Gregory Favre checks the facts.

  • Julia Mitric / Capital Public Radio

    Kushman By The Bottle: Thanksgiving Wine Tips

    Chris Remington

    Wine expert Rick Kushman shares tips for selecting the right bottle to pair with your holiday meal.

  • Vista Kicks / Courtesy

    Vista Kicks Performs Live In Studio

    Vista Kicks returns to Sacramento this weekend with a new album. The band joins us in studio ahead of a Saturday night show at Harlow's to talk about the album and perform in our studio.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Rocco Fazzari / ICIJ

Insight: Teachers Strike Averted / Paradise Papers With Reveal / Anti-Camping Trial / Author Janet Fitch

Sacramento teachers reach a deal to avert a strike. Reveal explains the impact of the Paradise Papers. SN&R reporter Raheem Hosseini on the anti-camping trial moving to federal court. Novelist Janet Fitch shares "The Revolution Of Marina M."

Monday, November 6, 2017

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Insight: Political Junkie Ken Rudin / Sacramento Teachers' Strike / Storm Forecast / Composer Jordan Roper

Ken Rudin recaps a week of politics from Washington, D.C. Sacramento City Superintendent Jorge Aguilar discusses a potential teachers strike. The National Weather Service forecasts a wet week. The Reno Philharmonic features music by Jordan Roper.

Friday, November 3, 2017

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Insight: Gov. Candidate John Cox / Carole King Musical / Festival Of New American Music

John Cox speaks with Ben Adler about his run for Governor of California in 2018. "Beautiful - The Carole King Musical" comes to Music Circus. Line Upon Line Percussion performs at the 40th annual Festival of New American Music.

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Capital Public Radio

Insight: RSVP Shoes4Sac / Boxed Up Musical / Mayor Steinberg / Sound Advice: Holiday Classical Concerts

RSVP performs a benefit for Shoes4Sacramento. Boxed Up The Musical comes to Capital Stage. Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg reflects on a year of tackling the city's homeless issues. Jeff Hudson shares classical music concerts for the holiday.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Insight: Joshua Sugarmann / Pet Tales: Wildfires / Celebration Arts / Sacramento Youth Symphony

Gun control advocate Joshua Sugarmann discusses violence prevention in the wake of the Las Vegas Shooting. Pet experts discuss wildfire evacuations. Celebration Arts looks for a new performance space. Sac Youth Symphony hosts artists from Azerbaijan.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

Insight: Delaine Eastin / Crocker Art Museum / Dave Nachmanoff

Capitol Bureau Chief Ben Adler interviews Delaine Eastin about her 2018 candidacy for governor. The Crocker Art Museum opens two new exhibits on Ruth Rippon and Richard Diebenkorn. Dave Nachmanoff shares music from his latest record.

Monday, October 30, 2017

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Insight: Political Junkie / Stockton Basic Income Program / Dia De Los Muertos

Political Junkie Ken Rudin on the indictments of Paul Manafort and Rick Gates. Stockton Mayor Michael Tubbs explains a pilot program for universal basic income. The California Museum presents "Dia De Los Muertos: Arte Y Almas."

Thursday, October 26, 2017

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Insight: Capitol Chat / Hurricane Relief For Puerto Rico / Author Josh Weil / Sound Advice: Hey, Listen!

Capitol Chat follow up on the #WeSaidEnough campaign. Hurricane Relief in Puerto Rico. Author Josh Weil closes out Stories On Stage Sacramento's 8th season. Hey, Listen! host Nick Brunner picks new music for Sound Advice.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

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Insight: PolitiFact California / Prof. Sheryll Cashin / The Ghost Town Rebellion

PolitiFact California debunks claims from Breitbart on the cause of wildfires in California. Georgetown University Law Professor Sheryll Cashin explains the history of whiteness in America. The Ghost Town Rebellion performs live in studio.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Tulare County Sheriffs Office / Facebook

Insight: Flood Preparedness Week / Winter Weather Forecast / Kushman By The Bottle / Freeman's Future Of New Writing

The Department of Water Resources talks about Flood Preparedness Week after wildfires increase risks. The weather service on ENSO this winter. Wine expert Rick Kushman on wildfires in wine country John Freeman and Garnette Cadogan share Freeman's #4.