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, October 17, 2018

Ben Adler / Capital Public Radio

Insight: Pamela Lopez On We Said Enough / Fair Political Practices Commission's AdWATCH / PolitiFact California / Armenian Food Festival

Pamela Lopez discusses sexual harassment. FPPC Chair Alice Germond tells us how the agency enforces election rules. PolitiFact California reporter Chris Nichols updates us on his latest fact checks. We preview this weekend's Armenian Food Festival.


  • Ben Adler / Capital Public Radio

    Work Equity President Surveys Changes A Year Into #MeToo Movement

    After a year of public discussion and legislative reforms in the wake of the #MeToo movement, Work Equity President Pamela Lopez reflects on how much has and has not changed for women in the workforce.

  • Bert Johnson / Capital Public Radio

    Fair Political Practices Commission Chair Alice Germond On Enforcing Election In Campaign Season

    FPPC Chair Alice Germond discusses how the agency enforces election rules during the 2018 campaign season leading up to the November 2018 election. This week the FPPC launched AdWATCH to invite the public to help monitor political ads for compliance.

  • Rich Pedroncelli / AP Photo

    PolitiFact CA: Proposition 10

    There are many claims being made about Proposition 10 on both sides. PolitiFact CA Reporter Christ Nichols does some fact checking.

  • Bert Johnson / Capital Public Radio

    Armenian Food Festival Returns For 71st Year

    The Armenian Food Festival returns for its 71st year in Sacramento this weekend at Trinity Cathedral on Oct. 20 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Photo by Zoart Photography

Insight: PolitiFact California On Kavanaugh And Governor's Race / Student Writer Kamea Pascua / Davis Shakespeare Festival

PolitiFact California reporter Chris Nichols joins us to talk about the the governor's race and more. Folsom Lake College student Kamea Pascua shares her writing. The Davis Shakespeare Festival tells us about their production of "As You Like It."

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

Insight: Capitol Chat On Bill Signings / Keys To The House / Rituals Of Mine Previews New Tour / Gentleman Surfer Performs

Capitol Bureau Chief Ben Adler wraps up the legislative session and previews the latest episode of Keys to the House. Rituals of Mine tells us about their new tour with Garbage. Rock band Gentleman Surfer performs live.

Monday, October 1, 2018

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Insight: Political Junkie / Controversial SCOTUS Nominations / YosemiteLand Signs Off / Cherokee Tribe Honors Yellow Bird

The Political Junkie looks into the FBI investigation of Brett Kavanaugh. We recap history's controversial Supreme Court nominees. YosemiteLand host Ezra Romero previews the final episode. Local Cherokee tribe members remember John Rollin Ridge.

Friday, September 28, 2018

Win McNamee / Pool Image via AP

Insight Special: Experts React To Senate Judiciary Hearing On Dr. Ford’s Allegations Of Sexual Assault By Judge Brett Kavanaugh

Insight hosts a special hour of programming with experts reacting to the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Thursday over Dr. Christine Blasey Ford’s allegations of sexual assault by Judge Brett Kavanaugh.

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Insight Web Special: Stories On Stage Sacramento Features Student Author Kamea Pascua

Stories On Stage Sacramento brings back the annual program featuring short stories written by students from the Los Rios Community Colleges. Kamea Pascua from Folsom Lake College shares a memoir story about surviving an abusive relationship.

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

Insight: School Budget Crisis / Chenin Blanc Revival / STARS Gala Honors Navy Commander

The teacher's union responds to the Sacramento school budget crisis. Julia Mitric tells us about the revival of chenin blanc. The San Juan Education Foundation honors Navy Commander Shannan Callahan Souma.

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Vanessa S. Nelson / Capital Public Radio

Insight: Amador County Moves Forward After CapRadio Rural Suicide Project / Art From The Heart / Sacramento Ballet's New Season

Sammy Caiola recaps her project about suicide in Amador County. Amador's Stephanie Hess tells us about the county's plan to move forward. We preview the Art From The Heart fundraiser. The Sacramento Ballet gives us a sneak peek at their new season.

Monday, September 24, 2018

AP Photo/Andrew Harnik

Insight: Political Junkie / National Voter Registration Day / Prostate Cancer / Cities You Wish You Were From Album Release

The Political Junkie unpacks sexual misconduct allegations against Brett Kavanaugh. We discuss National Voter Registration Day tomorrow. We learn more about prostate cancer. Cities You Wish You Were From performs.

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Courtesy of Cherry Glazerr

Insight: Refugee Resettlement / 'The Life And Times Of A. Einstein' / Italian Film Festival / Sound Advice: Red Museum

We discuss Trump's new refugee policy. Kres Merskey brings her one-woman show to Auburn. We preview the Sacramento Italian Film Festival ahead of its opening. The Red Museum joins us for Sound Advice ahead of their RED EX: Vol. II show Saturday.

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Rich Pedroncelli / AP Photo

Insight: Farm Labor Shortage / Grading California Schools / Dissect Podcast / GLOBAL LOCAL Returns To Sacramento

CapRadio's Nadine Sebai tells us about why many California farmers are struggling to find workers. We look at a new report on California's schools. Dissect Podcast creator Cole Cuchna takes a look at Frank Ocean. GLOBAL LOCAL returns to Sacramento.