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, September 21, 2017

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Insight: Delta Tunnels / Farm Preservation / WWII Internment Documentary / Sound Advice Jazz

Gov. Jerry Brown’s Delta Tunnels hit a major funding roadblock. How to promote the next generation of farmers. At the Crest Theatre, a new documentary addresses cultural violence during Japanese Internment. Gary Vercelli has this week’s Sound Advice.


  • Department of Water Resources

    Delta Tunnels Project In Jeopardy

    Chris Remington

    In a key vote Tuesday, Gov. Brown’s Delta Tunnels project faces a funding hurdle now that could kill the project. Sacramento Bee reporter Ryan Sabalow explains.

  • Preserving Farmland And Promoting Young Farmers

    Chris Remington

    In Sacramento’s Farm to Fork Week, we hear perspectives on the fight to save America’s farmland and promote the next generation of growers.

  • Documentary Follows Stories Of Japanese Internment

    Chris Remington

    Filmmaker Abby Ginzberg and CAIR director Basim Elkarra discuss the new documentary "And They Came For Us" about the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II.

  • Katie Thiroux EPK / Courtesy

    Sound Advice: Jazz Classics By Female Vocalists

    Gary G. Vercelli

    Capital Public Radio jazz host Gary Vercelli features four female vocalists covering classic tunes in this week's Sound Advice.

Thursday, September 7, 2017

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Insight: DACA Questions / Author Sasha Abramsky / Jewish Food Faire / Sound Advice Classical

A look at the unanswered questions surrounding the end of DACA. Author Sasha Abramsky on the science of fear and how it intersects with politics. The 40th Annual Jewish Food Faire. Sound Advice previews classical concerts in Sacramento.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

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Insight: Advance Peace / Farm To Every Fork / Triumph Cancer Foundation / Marcus Crowder On Arts And Media

Advance Peace is a program to give cash to gang members practicing nonviolence. Farm To Every Fork is bringing food to low-income and homeless families. Cyclist Pam Whitehead shares Triumph Cancer Foundation. Marcus Crowder discusses arts and media.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Friday, September 1, 2017

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Insight: Lawmakers Delay Housing Vote / CAL FIRE Updates, "Fire Chasers" Documentary / Landscape Photographer Fred Dusel

Ben Adler reports on lawmakers delaying a package of housing bills. CAL FIRE updates on the Ponderosa Fire in Butte County and a new Netflix documentary "Fire Chasers." Landscape photographer Fred Dusel talks about his new show at CLARA Auditorium.

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Insight: Northern California Hurricane Relief / Memoir Of Abuse And Survival / LGBTQ Comedy Night / Sound Advice: Live Music For Labor Day Weekend

Northern California organizations send relief to Texas. Alice Anderson shares her story of abuse and survival. The LGBTQ Comedy Night brings laughter to the Sacramento Rainbow Festival's 30th Anniversary. And live music events for Labor Day weekend.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Cabinet card image of American actor Maurice B. Curtis from a collection dating to 1918, Harvard Theatre Collection / Public Domain

Insight: PolitiFact Checks On Joe Arpaio Pardon / Helping Pets Cope With Sudden Changes / Historian Richard Schwartz On Actor M.B. Curtis

PolitiFact's Angie Holan examines the Joe Arpaio pardon. Gina Spadafori returns for a Pet Tales on animals coping with change. Historian Richard Schwartz shares his new biography on trailblazing actor M.B. Curtis.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

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Insight: Capitol Chat Housing Bills / Tahoe Workforce Housing / Alice Waters Memoir / Fair Oaks Theatre Festival

Ben Adler updates on housing legislation. The View From Here looks at workforce housing issues in Tahoe. Alice Waters has a new memoir. Fair Oaks Theatre Festival presents "SHREW!" and remembers their late artistic director Bob Irvin.

Monday, August 28, 2017

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Insight: Political Junkie On Trump's Tone / Bay Area Protests / Berryessa Monument Retains Status / Guitarist Ross Hammond

Ken Rudin on the impact of President Trump’s messages. The latest from San Francisco on the Patriot Prayer rally that was cancelled and relocated. Berryessa Snow Mountain National Monument was under scrutiny. Guitarist Ross Hammond performs live.

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Rich Pedroncelli / AP

Insight: Capitol Chat / New Voter Data / Keyboard Conversations / New Music PIcks From Hey Listen!

Capitol Chat discusses Cap and Trade, and affordable-housing legislation. Will changing demographics affect the 2018 elections? Keyboard Conversations comes to the Harris Center. New music selections from Hey, Listen! host Nick Brunner.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

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Insight: Trump Visits Reno / California Museum Opens Unity Center / Author Joshua Mohr / Guitarist Victor Contreras

There are mixed opinions from Reno’s elected officials to President Trump’s visit. The Unity Center opens at the California Museum. Writer Joshua Mohr discusses "Sirens," his provocative new memoir. And a new album from guitarist Victor Contreras.