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 | Monday, December 5, 2016

Jonathan Ayestas / Capital Public Radio

Insight: Oakland Fire / Political Junkie / Political Memorabilia / Sacramento Choral Society & Orchestra

Oakland officials have halted investigations on the "Ghost Ship" fire, Political Junkie Ken Rudin shares his latest commentary, item collectors are displaying political memorabilia and the Sac Choral Society & Orchestra has big plans this year.


  • Jonathan Ayestas / Capital Public Radio

    Political Junkie Goes West

    The Political Junkie is turning his analytical gaze west. Ken Rudin, known to NPR listeners from his many years talking all things politics with Neal Conan on "Talk of the Nation," joins Insight host Beth Ruyak for our signature segment.

  • Political Memorabilia Gifts For The Holidays

    The American Political Item Collectors is hosting a show and sale event promoting political memorabilia at the Sierra 2 Center Dec. 11. Adam Gottlieb talks about show details and what it means to be a collector.

  • Sacramento Choral Society & Orchestra Shares Details Of Home For The Holidays Show

    The Sacramento Choral Society and Orchestra is planning a special 21st annual Home for the Holidays show in partnership with the Sacramento Children's Chorus and Green Valley Theatre Company. Director Donald Kendrick shares details on Insight.

  • Oakland Fire Investigations Halted Amid Safety Concerns

    Oakland officials have halted investigations regarding what started the fire at the "Ghost Ship," a warehouse where dozens died in a fire. Morning Edition host Steve Milne shares the latest details.

Friday, December 2, 2016

Special Insight: A Look At California's End Of Life Option

Friday's Insight is an hour-long special sharing the personal stories of two women who chose to take the End of Life prescription. We'll hear from their families and also a prerecorded interview with one of the women before she took her life.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Insight: Capitol Chat / Author John Freeman / Sound Advice

CapRadio's Ben Adler explains what it means now that Democrats have the supermajority in the California legislature, author John Freeman releases his second literary novel as part of a series and Nick Brunner hosts a Sacramento-based Sound Advice.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Darron Birgenheier / Flickr

Insight: PolitiFact California / Transparency Task Force / Ruby Jaye

PolitiFact Reporter Chris Nichols fact-checks a claim from Donald Trump about voter fraud, a task force in Sacramento is committed to bringing transparency to the police force and Ruby Jaye promotes her first album.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Insight: California Retirees / The State Hornet / 'Ear Hustle' / Pink Martini

Tuesday's Insight includes a continued conversation of California's pension woes, a standoff between Sacramento State and its college paper that refuses to relocate off campus, a podcast exploring San Quentin Prison and new music from Pink Martini.

Monday, November 28, 2016

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Insight: Political Junkie / Michael Tubbs / Dog Party

Monday's Insight follows the conversations with Political Junkie Ken Rudin, Stockton's first ever African-American Mayor Michael Tubbs and Sacramento local Dog Party, who recently finished a tour with Green Day.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Insight: Steve Ly / Kushman By The Bottle / Pet Tales

Our Insight before Thanksgiving Day features the nation's first Hmong Mayor. Then Rick Kushman joins us for your wine recommendations this holiday. We end with a Pet Tales segment, a special free adoption program at the Front Street Animal Shelter.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Pauline Bartolone / CALMatters

Insight: DACA Future / Michael Bratton ll / Pumpkin Pie Recipe

Tuesday's Insight includes the topics of immigration in a pending Trump presidency, a turkey trot promoting suicide awareness and a food lovers' special on how to make a health-conscientious pumpkin pie.

Monday, November 21, 2016

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

Insight: Political Junkie / 'Fake News' / Thanksgiving History

For Monday's Insight, Ken Rudin shares his latest political analysis, USC's social media expert explains what "fake news" sites did to convince the minds of voters and we hear about a history of Thanksgiving for Native Americans.

Friday, November 18, 2016

Insight: Capitol Chat / Squaw Valley Project / Ragtime Festival

Friday's Insight includes a Capitol Chat for the latest in government news, a rundown of what's next for Squaw Valley's expansion project and a preview of West Coast Ragtime Festival's 30th year in Sacramento.