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 | Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Rick T. Wilking/Pool via AP

Insight: Presidential Debate Recap / National Voter Day / Art For Humanity

For Tuesday's Insight, we hear about last night's presidential debate, National Voter Day events in the Sacramento region and an Afghanistan translator turned author.


  • Rick T. Wilking/Pool via AP

    Dissecting The First Clinton-Trump Debate: Who Won?

    Was it the most viewed political event in U.S. history? Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump squared off in their first televised debate. How will it affect each candidate's path to the November elections?

  • Observing National Voter Day With The California Civic Engagement Project

    Tuesday is National Voter Registration Day. Mindy Romero from the California Civic Engagement Project talks about low voter rates despite recent surges in registration. She'll also talk about events in the region to promote voter registration.

  • Art For Humanity: Afghan Interpreter Turned Author

    There’s a small group of native interpreters and translators critical to the U.S. mission in these countries that have been granted special visa status in the United States. With is us author and translator Marouf Sharifi.

Monday, September 26, 2016

Insight: Political Junkie / Know Your Rights / Golden 1 Center / 'Age Of Love'

For Monday's Insight, Ken Rudin shares his latest political analysis, a Sacramento attorney shares best practices for law enforcement interaction, reporter Bob Moffitt checks in from the Golden 1 Center and a director talks about romance as a senior.

Friday, September 23, 2016

Insight: Capitol Chat / The Distance Between Us / Sacramento State Vocal Jazz Group

For Friday's Insight, we hear about Gov. Jerry Brown's week with environmental legislation, a new book talking about an author's trip between the U.S.-Mexico border and Sacramento State's nationally-renowned jazz group.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Damian Dovarganes / File / AP

Insight: PolitiFact California / Grand Canyon Expedition / Sound Advice / Cellist Amit Peled

For Thursday's Insight, we hear about PolitiFact's latest fact checks, a 135-mile rafting expedition by UC Davis, hip-hop and punk music in Sacramento and a preview of cellist Amit Peled's upcoming performance.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Insight: Sacto's Inaugural Farmtank Summit / California Energy / Man Behind "Sierra Club" / Oregon's Karyn Ann

We'll talk Sacramento's inaugural Farmtank summit We'll discuss the role nuclear and renewable energy will play in California’s future. We learn about the man behind the "Sierra Club." And we meet Oregon singer Karyn Ann.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Insight: Ineligible Voters / African American Museum / Remembering Eden / Keyboard Conversations

For Tuesday's Insight, we hear about ineligible voters in Nevada County, a rifle going on display that belonged to the grandfather of an Elk Grove woman, a book on a grizzly bear killing a man in Yellowstone and a preview of "Keyboard Conversations."

Monday, September 19, 2016

Something Inside Is Broken / Facebook

Insight: Political Junkie / California's Pension Gap / Folsom-Cordova Teacher / "Something Inside Is Broken"

For Monday's Insight, Ken Rudin gives us his latest political analysis, California's pension problem is explored, a Folsom-Cordova teacher wins a prestigious award and we revisit the opera "Something Inside Is Broken."

Friday, September 16, 2016

Insight: Capitol Chat / California's New Grading System / Bob and Molly Ringwald

For Thursday's Insight, Ben Bradford talks about Gov. Jerry Brown's actions on cap and trade, California has a new grading rubric system and Molly Ringwald is joined by her father Bob to talk about their upcoming show in Sacramento.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Insight: PolitiFact California / Inside Publications / Sound Advice / Tom Brosseau

For Thursday's Insight, PolitiFact California checks in on their latest fact checks, a local publisher talks about her newest book, Jeff Hudson previews concerts happening this fall and musician Tom Brosseau plays live in studio.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

City Of Sacramento / Website

Insight: John Shirey / Stories From Medicine / Kushman By The Bottle / Jewish Food Faire

For Wednesday's Insight, outgoing city manager John Shirey talks about the coming changes in Sacramento, wine expert Rick Kushman gives grape harvesting tips and the Jewish Food Faire celebrates its 39th annual event this year.