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, August 15, 2017

Linnea Edmeier / Capital Public Radio

Insight: Hate Groups in California / Podcast Investigates Housing Crisis / Ethics And Genetic Editing / Bike Frog Trip Across America

A CSU San Bernardino professor shares research on hate and extremist groups in California. The View From Here launches "Place And Privilege" podcast about affordable housing. UC Davis researcher talks genetic editing. Bike Frog trips across the U.S.


  • Steven Senne / AP

    Prevalence Of Hate And Extremist Groups In California

    Chris Remington

    CSU San Bernardino Prof. Brian Levin is the director of the Center For The Study Of Hate & Extremism. He discusses research on hate groups in California and whether violence and unrest like in Charlottesville could spread to California.

  • The View From Here Launches Podcast On Affordable Housing Crisis

    Cody Drabble

    Four reporters at Capital Public Radio have been reporting on the California affordable housing crisis for a year. Insight is launching the first installment of the weekly podcast of “The View From Here: Place And Privilege."

  • NIH Image Gallery / Flickr

    The Ethical Issues Of Genetic Editing And "Designer Babies"

    Chris Remington

    UC Davis researcher Dr. Paul Knoepfler discusses “The Ethical Dilemma of Designer Babies" and genetic editing with CRISPR.

  • BikeFrog Team / Courtesy

    Bike Frog Cyclists Riding From Boston To San Francisco

    Chris Remington

    Zach Litif is riding his bike from Boston to San Francisco to benefit his non-profit Bike Frog.

Monday, August 14, 2017

Comedian Robert Berry / Courtesy

Insight: Ken Rudin On North Korea, Charlottesville / Author Imbolo Mbue / Siblings Duo Chris & Jocelyn Arndt / Comedian Robert Berry

Ken Rudin responds to a weekend of violence and confusion. Author Imbolo Mbue was selected for Oprah’s summer book club. Jocelyn & Chris Arndt play blues rock at Harlow's. Comedian Robert Berry shares jokes from his new book.

Friday, August 11, 2017

Sean Pawling Band / Courtesy

Insight: Affordable Housing Bills / Sacramento's New Police Chief / Author Jaimal Yogis / Musician Sean Pawling

Capitol Chat with Ben Adler about the California Legislature's housing bills; Sacramento Police Chief Daniel Hahn is officially on the job; Jaimal Yogis shares his memoir about surfing; and Sean Pawling and his band perform live in studio.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Ursula X. Young's Standing In Front Of Her Mural In Oakland / Courtesy

Insight: CALMatters' Dan Walters Looks At 2018 Governor's Race, Los Angeles Olympics / Wide Open Walls Mural Festival Brings Splash Of Color To Sacramento / Sound Advice Classical Host Kevin Doherty Features New Releases

CALMatters columnist Dan Walters returns to Insight to discuss Los Angeles landing the Olympics and the Governor’s race in California. Wide Open Walls mural festival starts in Sacramento. Beautiful classics made modern for Sound Advice.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Chancellor Gary May During His Insight Interview / Chris Remington

Insight: UC Davis Chancellor Gary May Takes Over / Kushman By The Bottle: Not All Malbec Wines Are Created Equal / So Much Light: Damien Verrett Shares Tracks From "Oh, Yuck"

New UC Davis Chancellor Gary May discusses his plans for the university. Wine expert Rick Kushman explains why all Malbec wines aren’t created equal. And Damien Verrett of So Much Light shares music from his new album

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Warhol Painting / Courtesy

Insight: Calaveras County's Cannabis Cash Problem / Yuba County Profits From Immigration Detention / Leonardo da Vinci Featured At The Aerospace Museum / Andy Warhol Comes To Sacramento Gallery

Calaveras County is under scrutiny over how they’re handling cannabis cash; a nine-month-long investigation into immigrant detention facilities from KQED.; the Aerospace Museum features works by Leonardo da Vinci; Andy Warhol comes to town.

Monday, August 7, 2017

Shawn Thwaites / Courtesy

Insight: Political Junkie Ken Rudin / Violence Prevention Research Program / Shawn Thwaites Rebel Quartet

Political Junkie Ken Rudin chats about a bipartisan climate solutions group, Prof. Garen Wintemute talks about a new Violence Prevention Research Center, and the Shawn Thwaites Rebel Quartet performs live in studio.

Friday, August 4, 2017

Insight: Farmers Sue Over Oroville Spillway / Powerhouse Science Center's Eclipse Events / Davis Shakespeare's "Wonderful Town" / House Of Mary

Ben Adler explains a major claim against California over the Oroville spillway crisis. The Powerhouse Science Museum has a new design lab and solar eclipse events. Davis Shakespeare wraps up "Wonderful Town." House Of Mary performs live in studio.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Richie Smith and Lindsey Pavao of Trophii / Courtesy

Insight: Covered California With Emily Bazar / Damn Yankees Comes To Music Circus / Sound Advice: Girls Rock Sacramento Showcase

Reporter Emily Bazar discusses the new rate hikes coming under Covered California. Actors with Music Circus bring the production Damn Yankees to life. And in this week’s Sound Advice, a preview of Girls Rock Sacramento happening this Saturday.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

LUMA: Art In Darkness Performance Photo / Courtesy

Insight: PolitiFact California Checks Claims By Lt. Gov. Newsom / Berryessa Snow Mountain National Monument Under Scrutiny / LUMA: Art In Darkness Teaches About Light Pollution

PolitiFact California reporter Chris Nichols checks claims by Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom. Berryessa Snow Mountain National Monument is under scrutiny by the Trump Administration. LUMA: Art In Darkness uses stunning visuals to explain light pollution.