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 | Thursday, January 18, 2018

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

Insight: Capitol Chat / Women's March / Ken Peplowski / MLK Jr. Jazz Festival

Los Angeles Times reporter Sarah Wire joins for Capitol Chat. Women's March organizers preview this weekend's event. Musician Ken Peplowski performs live. Dorothy Morrison headlines the MLK Jr. Jazz Festival.


  • Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

    Capitol Chat: DACA Deal And Government Shutdown Uncertain

    Chris Remington

    For this week's Capitol Chat, Los Angeles Times reporter Sarah Wire updates on the DACA debate among the California Congressional Delegation.

  • Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

    Women's March Sacramento Marks First Anniversary This Weekend

    Chris Remington

    Adama Iwu with #WeSaidEnough and Annie Adams with the Women's March Sacramento preview this weekend's march.

  • Clarinetist Ken Peplowski On The Legacy Of Benny Goodman

    Paul Conley

    Clarinet virtuoso Ken Peplowski headlines with the Sacramento Jazz Orchestra at a special concert honoring Benny Goodman.

  • Martin Luther King Jr. Jazz And Sacred Songs Festival

    Jen Picard

    The Marin Luther King Jr. Jazz & Sacred Songs Festival launches this weekend, featuring the Harley White Jr. Orchestra and Dorothy Morrison.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

Insight: PolitiFact California / Cellist Amit Peled / 'Winter's Waltz'

PolitiFact Reporter Chris Nichols breaks down the truth about legal marijuana in California. Famed Israeli cellist Amit Peled returns to the Auburn Symphony. Janis Stevens directs a new production written by Sacramento playwright Richard Broadhurst.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Insight: Political Junkie Ken Rudin / Wayne Thiebaud Exhibit / Benny Goodman

Political Junkie Ken Rudin looks at a potential government shutdown. Wayne Thiebaud is featured at an exhibit in Davis. Benny Goodman is remembered 80 years after a groundbreaking concert.

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

Insight: Gov. Brown's Final Budget / Immigration Policy / Sound Advice, Hey Listen!

Ben Adler recaps Gov. Brown's 2018 budget. Immigration professors from UC Davis and McGeorge on changes in policy. Hey Listen! host Nick Brunner's spotlights Anna Burch and more new music.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

"Mary Janes: The Women Of Weed" Behind The Scenes Still / Courtesy

Insight: CHP Crash Data / Science Of Mudslides / Kushman By The Bottle / Wild & Scenic Film Festival

Bob Moffitt breaks down new data from CHP about accidents caused by officers and how much it costs taxpayers. Rains increase mudslide risk in burn areas. Rick Kushman uncorks a wine study. Wild & Scenic Film Festival returns with a cannabis film.

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Bob Moffitt / Capital Public Radio

Insight: Oroville Dam Report / Lobbyist Paula Treat's #MeToo / Sacramento Children's Home / Lady Bird's Saoirse Ronan

Assemblyman James Gallagher on the Oroville Dam status. Lobbyist Paula Treat shares a #MeToo experience. The new CEO of the Sacramento Children's Home shares his goals for 2018. Actress Saoirse Ronan on her work as the title character in "Lady Bird."

Monday, January 8, 2018

Insight: Political Junkie Ken Rudin / BBC World Service / Insects And Design / Irish Palooza

Political Junkie Ken Rudin discusses "Fire And Fury." BBC World Service editor Rob Hugh Jones on talks between North and South Korea. UC Davis’ Design Museum explores connection insects have to the arts. Harlow’s hosts Irish Palooza.

Friday, January 5, 2018

Insight: Capitol Chat / Councilman Jay Schenirer / Artist Tyson Anthony Roberts / John McCutcheon

Ben Adler on lawmakers' priorities for 2018. Sacramento City Councilman Jay Schenirer launches a new department and talks about Crocker Village. Artist Tyson Anthony Roberts opens "(WAL)PAPER" this weekend. John McCutcheon performs live in studio.

Thursday, January 4, 2018

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Insight: Snow Pack Survey / Wild Nevada / Saxophonist Rent Romus / Classical Sound Advice

The Dept. of Water Resources shares the results of the first snow survey of 2018. KNPB debuts Wild Nevada season 4. Jazz saxophonist Rent Romus explores his Finnish roots. Jeff Hudson shares Sound Advice for upcoming classical music concerts.

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

Insight: State Senate Harassment / PolitiFact California / Loaves & Fishes / Crocker Documentary Series

Ben Adler reports on the California Senate's response to harassment. PolitiFact California looks at Antonio Villaraigosa and President Trump. Loaves & Fishes on new tax laws impact non profits. The Crocker presents a documentary series.