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.


Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. – 8 p.m.
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LATEST SHOW | Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

Insight: State Of The City Recap / Author Barbara Van Driel / Sacramento French Film Festival Shorts

CapRadio reporters share community reaction to Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg's State of the City. Former FBI Special Agent Barbara Van Driel discusses her new memoir. A preview of the Sacramento French Film Festival's Winter Shorts Fest.


  • Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

    Sacramento Reacts To Mayor Steinberg’s Proposal To Address Inequality In Underserved Neighborhoods

    CapRadio reporters Bob Moffitt, Sammy Caiola, and Pauline Bartolone report on the community reaction to Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg’s proposal to spend $200 million of Measure U proceeds in underserved neighborhoods.

  • Courtesy Barbara Van Driel.

    Former FBI Special Agent Shares #MeToo Memoir 'It Never Happened'

    Former FBI Special Agent Barbara Van Driel shares her #MeToo stories collected in a new memoir.

  • Courtesy Unifrance

    Sacramento French Film Fest Presents Cinematic Amuse-Bouches Of Short Films From 2019 César Awards

    Sacramento French Film Festival Director Cécile Mouette Downs previews a program of short animated and live action films coming to the Crest Theatre this Saturday.

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

Insight: Capitol Chat / Sacramento Youth Symphony / Sound Advice With Nick Brunner

LA Times reporter Sarah Wire tells us about California's Congressional power. We preview an upcoming performance by the Sacramento Youth Symphony. Hey, Listen! Host Nick Brunner joins us for Sound Advice.

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

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Insight: PolitiFact On Kamala Harris / What's Next For PG&E? / Jazz Pianist Andre Mehmari

PolitiFact California joins us to talk about Sen. Kamala Harris' record as a prosecutor. We discuss what's next after PG&E's bankruptcy. Brazilian jazz pianist Andre Mehmari previews his upcoming shows at the Mondavi Center.

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

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Insight: Homelessness Point In Time Count / Police Misconduct Records / Jazz Vocalist Sheila Jordan

We discuss quantifying Sacramento's homelessness crisis. CapRadio's Nadine Sebai and other journalists tell us about police records obtained under a new California law. Sheila Jordan previews her upcoming Roseville performance.

Monday, January 28, 2019

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Insight: Political Junkie / Black History Month / North Country Blue

The Political Junkie joins us to talk about Sen. Kamala Harris' presidential bid. Michael Harris of the California Black Agriculture Working Group tells us about plans for Black History Month. North Country Blue previews their new album.

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

Insight: Capitol Chat / Communities Plan For Wildfire / Invisible Disabilities Comedy Show

Capitol Bureau Chief Ben Adler joins us to talk about PG&E's bankruptcy plans and the government shutdown. Reporter Sally Schilling tells us about communities planning for wildfire evacuations. We preview the Invisible Disabilities Comedy Show.

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Maya Sugarmann / KPCC

Insight: Sacramento's New Soccer Investor / PolitiFact California / Stories On Stage

Mayor Darrell Steinberg and CapRadio's Nick Miller join us to talk about the Republic FC's new investor and more. PolitiFact checks in with us on campaign promises and Sen. Kamala Harris. We preview the new season of Stories on Stage.

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Insight: Political Junkie On Mueller Investigation / Water Law And Climate Change / 'The Not-Dying Girl'

Ken Rudin discusses California Sen. Kamala Harris entering the race for president. UOP experts examine international water law in the age of climate change. A new documentary titled ‘The Not-Dying Girl’ traces the life of Lauren McCullough.

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Bert Johnson / Capital Public Radio

Insight: Capitol Chat / Sound Advice On The Jazz Congress / Playwright Dalrymple MacAlpin

We look at PG&E's bankruptcy plans and Gavin Newsom's first weeks in office with Ben Adler. Gary Vercelli shares some tracks he discovered at the Jazz Congress this month. Playwright Dalrymple MacAlpin tells us about his new play, "Make Believe."

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

Insight: Atmospheric River Heads To California / Snow Surveyor Retires / Hi, Mom Performs

Officials weigh in on the atmospheric river bringing rain, wind and snow to California. We talk to snow surveyor Frank Gehrke ahead of his retirement. Indie power pop punk trio Hi, Mom performs songs from their debut album.

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Courtesy of William Jessup University

Insight: PG&E Bankruptcy News / Climate Change & Migratory Birds / Actor Jahi Kearse

CapRadio reporter Ezra Romero and CalMatters reporter Judy Lin discuss the PG&E bankruptcy. Professor Dr. Michael McGrann will lead students on a megatransect of the Pacific Crest Trail. Actor Jahi Kearse starts the year in the role of Dr. King.