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 | Monday, December 10, 2018

Courtesy Dr. Keith Watenpaugh

Insight: Political Junkie / The Future Of The GOP / Butte County Recovers / Article 26 Backpack Project On Human Rights Day

The Political Junkie fills us in on the Mueller investigation. We look at the future of the Republican Party. Reporter Marc Albert tells us about recovery efforts after the Camp Fire. We get an update on the Article 26 Backpack project.


  • J. Scott Applewhite / AP Photo

    Political Junkie Recaps The Latest In The Mueller Investigation

    Political Junkie Ken Rudin fills us in on the latest developments in Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Trump's dealings with Russia

  • AP Photo/Chris Carlson

    California GOP Chairman Talks About The Party's Future

    The California GOP is in a rebuilding phase after more losses in the 2018 election. CapRadio’s Capitol Bureau Chief Ben Adler spoke with outgoing CA GOP Chair Jim Brulte about the road ahead for Republicans in one of the bluest states in America.

  • John Locher / AP Photo

    Butte County Recovery Efforts Continue After Camp Fire

    North State Public Radio reporter Marc Albert updates on communities recovering from the Camp Fire.

  • Courtesy Dr. Keith Watenpaugh

    Helping Refugees Recover With Secure Technology

    UC Davis Professor Keith Watenpaugh joins us on Human Rights Day with an update on the Article 26 Backpack project.

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Bob Moffitt / Capital Public Radio

Insight: Facts On Federal Disaster Aid / Camp Fire Animal Rescues / Snowfall Forecast / Run To Feed The Hungry

Sacramento Bee Correspondent Emily Cadei reports on federal funding for fire relief. Pet expert Gina Spadafori shares stories of Camp Fire animal rescues. Ski resorts prepare to open this weekend. Run to Feed the Hungry races on, rain or shine.

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Bob Moffitt / CapRadio

Insight: Camp Fire Community Impact / Cal Fire Update / Effects Of Poor Air Quality / Nevada Museum Of Art

NSPR Reporter Marc Albert discusses the Camp Fire's long term community impact. Cal Fire provides an update on containment. The latest on Sacramento air quality. Nevada Museum of Art showcases the work of pioneering 1900s photographer Anne Brigman.

Monday, November 19, 2018

Insight: Paradise Mayor Jody Jones / Trump Tours Camp Fire With Brown, Newsom / Photographing Fire / Political Junkie Ken Rudin

Paradise Mayor Jody Jones says her town is ready to rebuild. CapRadio's Ben Adler recaps President Donald Trump's California visit. Getty Images' Justin Sullivan on photographing fires. Political Junkie Ken Rudin on Trump's disaster response.

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Ezra David Romero / Capital Public Radio

Insight: Camp Wildfire Update / Can Prescribed Burns Prevent Fires? / Jazz Sound Advice / Vinnie Guidera & The Dead Birds

An update on the Butte County housing crisis precipitated by the Camp widlfire. CapRadio's Ezra David Romero explores whether prescribed burns can help prevent wildfires. New jazz on Sound Advice. Vinnie Guidera & The Dead Birds share new album.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Rich Pedroncelli / AP Photo

Insight: Wildfire Survivor Who Stayed In Paradise / Gun Violence Research / Holiday Wines / Musician Katie Knipp

One survivor of the Camp Fire shares his story of remaining to defend his home. Dr. Garen Wintemute shares new research on gun violence. Rick Kushman gives holiday win advice. Blues Americana artist Katie Knipp debuts music from new album.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

John Locher / AP Photo

Insight: Camp Fire Update / Restoring Financial Services After Fires / Poetry Of Marie Reynolds / Guitarist Ross Hammond

Updates from Cal Fire and FEMA on the Camp Fire. Efforts to reopen a bank branch in Paradise. A new book of poetry written by a Sacramento nurse who recently died from breast cancer. Sacramento guitarist Ross Hammond on his new album.

Monday, November 12, 2018

Noah Berger / AP

Insight: Wildfire Update / Political Junkie / Poet Mary Mackey / Transgender Bodybuilder Cody Harman

Updates from Cal Fire on California wildfires. Political Junkie Ken Rudin on another White House shakeup. Revisiting Beth Ruyak's conversation with poet Mary Mackey. Sacramento-based trans weightlifter Cody Harman previews documentary 'MAN MADE.'

Friday, November 9, 2018

Noah Berger / AP Photo

Insight: Updates On The Butte County Wildfire / California's Close Congressional Contest / Combating Nuclear Weapons

CapRadio's Bob Moffitt and Ezra David Romero give the latest updates on the wildfire in Butte County. Ben Adler discusses California's unresolved congressional and statewide races. Dr. Tilman Ruff discusses the campaign to control nuclear weapons.

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

Insight: Proposition Roundup / Loaves & Fishes Holiday Events / Author Jeff Jardine / Hey Listen! Sound Advice

A look at which California ballot measures passed, and which failed. Loaves & Fishes previews the center’s upcoming holiday events. Author Jeff Jardine shares his book “Home to the Brave.” Hey, Listen! host Nick Brunner's favorite new releases.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

Insight: Takeaways The Morning After The Midterms

Insight with Beth Ruyak was preempted this morning for special coverage of President Trump’s and Democratic Representative Nancy Pelosi’s new conferences. Beth Ruyak spoke with Political Junkie Ken Rudin and CapRadio Capitol Bureau Chief Ben Adler.