Insight With Beth Ruyak

Hosted By Beth Ruyak

Insight creates conversation to build community, exploring issues and events that connect people in our region. Insight covers breaking news and big ideas, music, arts & culture with responsible journalism, civil discussion and diverse voices.


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LATEST SHOW | Monday, April 22, 2019

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Insight: California's Reaction To The Mueller Report / Pianist Lara Downes / Sierra Poetry Festival

Reporter Kate Irby joins us to talk about the California Congressional delegation's reaction to the Mueller report. We preview the Sierra Poetry Festival. CapRadio's Kevin Doherty interviews classical pianist Lara Downes.


  • Likely Moves of Members of the California Delegation Following the Release of the Mueller Report

    From Rep. Devin Nunes to Rep. Adam Schiff, members of California’s Congressional delegation feature prominently in the drama in Washington following release of the Mueller report. Plus other news from the nation’s Capital.

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    Lara Downes Discusses Her New Album ‘Holes In The Sky’

    CapRadio morning classical host Kevin Doherty speaks with pianist Lara Downes about her new album “Holes in the Sky.”

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    Sierra Poetry Festival Features 2019 Pulitzer-Winner Forrest Gander

    The fastest-growing artform takes center stage during the 2019 Sierra Poetry Festival in Grass Valley. Nevada County Arts Council Executive Director Eliza Tudor and 2019 Pulitzer Prize Winner Forrest Gander discuss the artform and the festival.

Thursday, April 4, 2019

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Insight: Yosemite's Disappearing Glaciers

Investigative reporter Daniel Duane discusses his investigation for California Sunday Magazine of how climate change is affecting Yosemite and its glaciers.

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

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Insight: PolitiFact California / Oroville Dam Spillway Reopens

Angie Holan and Chris Nichols of PolitiFact share some of their recent fact checks with us on 2020 presidential hopefuls. Then, we take a look back at 2017's Oroville Dam crisis and yesterday's reopening of the rebuilt dam spillway.

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

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Insight: Sen. Kamala Harris Comes To Sacramento / CapRadio's 40th Birthday

Politico's Carla Marinucci joins Insight to report on Sen. Kamala Harris' Monday appearance in Sacramento on her presidential campaign. Then, Insight's Mark Jones marks CapRadio's 40th birthday by sharing memories from the station's early days.

Thursday, March 28, 2019

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Insight Digital Exclusive: FemmeFest Launches Sacramento’s First All-Female Comedy Festival

FemmeFest organizers Betsaida LeBron and Melissa McGillicuddy preview a weekend celebration and showcase of women performing sketch, improv and stand-up comedy.

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

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Insight Special Coverage: Stephon Clark Memorial And March

CapRadio reporter Ezra Romero and SN&R Reporter Raheem Hosseini report on the march through Meadowview on the anniversary of Stephon Clark’s death. Also, Chief Daniel Hahn discusses how law enforcement has handled public demonstrations.

Monday, March 18, 2019

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Insight Special Coverage: One Year After The Stephon Clark Shooting

CapRadio’s Nick Miller discusses memorial events for Stephon Clark one year after he was killed by Sacramento Police. KQED’s Pendarvis Harshaw reflects on Oakland 10 years after Oscar Grant III was killed by BART police.

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

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Insight Special Coverage: Sacramentans Speak Out At City Council Meeting After DA, AG Decline To File Charges Against Officers

CapRadio reporter Bob Moffitt reports on the Sacramento City Council meeting. McGeorge Prof. John Sims analyzes the First Amendment implications of arresting protesters on Monday night. Mayor Darrell Steinberg talks about the arrests.

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

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Insight Special Coverage: Stephon Clark Protesters March Through East Sacramento, 84 Arrested

Insight is joined by community members, including Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg, to talk about the Stephon Clark march last night that ended in 84 arrests in East Sacramento.

Monday, March 4, 2019

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Insight Special Coverage: No Criminal Charges For Officers Who Killed Stephon Clark

In this hour of Insight Special Coverage, Beth Ruyak will speak with journalists, community members and more about District Attorney Anne-Marie Schubert's decision not to file charges against the officers who killed Stephon Clark last year.

Friday, March 1, 2019

Insight: Announcing Our March Sabbatical

Insight with Beth Ruyak is taking a sabbatical for the month of March to do some behind the scenes renovations. We’ll be back on Tuesday, April 2 with all-new shows. Beth and CapRadio Chief Content Officer Joe Barr discuss what you can expect.