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 | Friday, December 15, 2017

Ben Adler / Capital Public Radio

Insight: Capitol Chat / Surviving Hurricane Katrina / Life In 24 Frames

Ben Adler updates on the California Senate hiring attorneys to handle harassment allegations. Jonathan Ayestas shares his Hurricane Katrina story. Kris Adams of Life in 24 Frames shares a solo acoustic performance of songs from "Ctrl + Z."


  • Ben Adler / Capital Public Radio

    Capitol Chat: Senate Hires Attorneys To Handle Harassment Investigations

    Jen Picard

    The California Senate has hired outside attorneys to investigate harassment allegations at the Capitol. Bureau Chief Ben Adler joins us with the latest information in today’s Capitol Chat.

  • Surviving Hurricane Katrina

    Chris Remington

    Former Insight producer Jonathan Ayestas joined Beth Ruyak in studio to talk about his own experience living through Hurricane Katrina.

  • Capital Public Radio

    Life In 24 Frames Headlines All-Ages Toy Drive

    Life in 24 Frames leader Kris Adams returns to Insight for a special solo acoustic performance of songs from the band's 2017 album "Ctrl + Z." Life in 24 Frames is headlining a toy drive benefit show at Holy Diver Saturday night.

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Insight: Joseph Mann Shooting Update / Sound Advice: Connections / Me & You Perform Live

Sacramento News & Review reporter Raheem Hosseini shares new information about the Joseph Mann shooting. Connections host Stephen Peithman has holiday themed Sound Advice. Me & You performs live in studio.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

Insight: Mayor Darrell Steinberg / PolitiFact 2017 Review / Gentrification Documentary 'City Rising'

Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg reflects on accomplishments in 2017 and his goals for 2018. PolitiFact editor Angie Holan and reporter Chris Nichols share the lie of the year. The documentary "City Rising" shines a light on gentrification.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Rich Pedroncelli / AP Photo

Insight: #WeSaidEnough On Consequences For Lawmakers / Tapigami World Tour / Grass Valley Cornish Christmas

Founders of the #WeSaidEnough movement return to discuss consequences for lawmakers who harass women. Tapigami artists Danny Scheible and Eben Burgoon share experiences from touring in China and Italy. Cornish Christmas returns to Grass Valley.

Monday, December 11, 2017

Mike Eliason / Santa Barbara County Fire Department via AP

Insight: Political Junkie Ken Rudin / CAL FIRE Update / BBC News / The Gold Souls

Political Junkie Ken Rudin previews the Alabama Senate race. CALFIRE Chief Ken Pimlot updates on wildfires around the state. BBC News shares developing stories for the week. The Gold Souls share a live performance recorded in the Insight studio.

Friday, December 8, 2017

Sacramento Choral Society & Orchestra / Courtesy

Insight: Retaliation At Capitol / John Chiang / Poet Daniel Rounds / SCSO "Home For The Holidays" Concert

CALmatters reporter Laurel Rosenhall on retaliation against the women of the #WeSaidEnough campaign. Ben Adler interviews John Chiang about running for governor in 2018. Poet Daniel Rounds shares "Eros Zero." SCSO presents Home For The Holidays.

Thursday, December 7, 2017

The Philharmonik / Courtesy

Insight: MLS Expansion / The Nutcracker / Artist David Lobenberg / First Fest Sacramento

Sac Bee reporter Ryan Lillis updates on the city's bid for an MLS franchise. Sacramento Ballet presents The Nutcracker. Artist David Lobenberg hosts a holiday sale. First Fest organizer Danielle Vincent has Sound Advice.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Paul Sancya / AP

Insight: San Joaquin Sheriff Interference / PolitiFact California / Ross Hammond And Jon Bafus

Stockton Record's Michael Fitzgerald on how the San Joaquin County Sheriff may have interfered with Medical Examiner investigations. PolitiFact California checks Nancy Pelosi's tax bill comment. Ross Hammond and Jon Bafus perform live in studio.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

Insight: Dababneh Accused Of Sexual Assault / Poet Gary Snyder Honored / Artist David Garibaldi / Trans-Siberian Orchestra

Ben Adler details allegations made against California Asm. Dababneh. Poet Gary Snyder joins the California Hall of Fame. Painter David Garibaldi helps with #Dancember. Trans-Siberian Orchestra founder Mark Wood performs with a high school in Davis.

Monday, December 4, 2017

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

Insight: Political Junkie / Star Trek And Human Rights / Legacy Of Author Nikos Kazantzakis / SUNMONKS

Political Junkie Ken Rudin discusses the GOP tax bill and the Mueller investigation. Crocker Museum hosts a conversation on Star Trek and human rights. The lasting impact of author Nikos Kazantzakis. A listen to the latest single from SUNMONKS.