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, July 13, 2018

Insight: Capitol Chat On Rent Control / Local Nonprofit Cut Ups Looking For A New Home / Rituals Of Mine Performs / Mino Yanci Performs

Politico's Jeremy White helps us understand the controversial rent control ballot measure coming before voters in November. Local nonprofit Cut Ups tells us about their search for a new work space. Rituals of Mine and Mino Yanci perform.


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    Capitol Chat: Politico's Jeremy White On Rent Control

    Politico reporter Jeremy White joins Insight to to help us understand the controversial rent control ballot measure coming before California voters this November.

  • Local Nonprofit Struggles To Find A New Home

    Cut Ups of Northern California has been making and repurposing clothing, toys and other items for needy people in Sacramento since 1981. They recently lost their work space, and now they desperately need to find a new home – for just $250 a month.

  • Rituals of Mine Headlines Concerts in the Park

    Terra Lopez of Rituals of Mine talks about founding a new label, her next album, and an art project that has brought some men to tears.

  • Mino Yanci Plays Concerts in the Park

    Sacramento jazz fusion group Mino Yanci talks about their music and plays in our studio ahead of their appearance at Concerts in the Park tonight.

Thursday, July 12, 2018

AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli

Insight: Housing Affordability In California / 'Forgotten Sacramento Murders' / Sound Advice / Jasmine Fuego Performs

KPBS reporter Amita Sharma discusses her stories on high housing costs for the California Dream project. True Crime author David Kulczyk previews his new book. Hey, Listen! host Nick Brunner fills us in on CapRadio music beds. Jasmine Fuego performs.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

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Insight: Dixon City Council Controversy / 'Dark Sea Rising' Book Preview / Ngaio Bealum On California Cannabis / Drop Dead Red Performs

Capital Public Radio Reporter Bob Moffitt tells us about a Dixon official's anti-LGBTQ newspaper column. The authors of "Dark Sea Rising" preview the new book. Ngaio Bealum on "Cooking on High" and California cannabis. Drop Dead Red performs.

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

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Insight: Legal Scholars On Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court Nomination And This Year's Key Decisions / Achilles Wheel Performs

Monday, July 9, 2018

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Insight: The Political Junkie On Trump's SCOTUS pick / Rep. Doris Matsui / CalFire Wildfire Update / Author Suzanne Rindell

The Political Junkie discusses Trump's Supreme Court nominee. Doris Matsui on Justice Anthony Kennedy, family separations and more. Cal Fire gives us an update on California's wildfires. Author Suzanne Rindell previews her new book, "Eagle & Crane."

Thursday, June 28, 2018

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Insight: Anthony Kennedy's Resignation / Myths About Homelessness / Rural Homelessness / Poet Dante Pelayo / Dog Party Performs

Sacramento reacts to Justice Anthony Kennedy's resignation. PolitiFact reporter Chris Nichols discusses common myths about homelessness. We look into homelessness in rural communities. Poet Dante Pelayo shares his poetry. Dog Party performs.

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

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Insight: Capitol Chat / Pawnee Fire Update / Reporter Allen Young on McClatchy's Digital Transformation / Davis Shakespeare Festival

CapRadio Capitol Bureau Chief Ben Adler joins us for Capitol Chat. CalFire updates us on the Pawnee Fire. Reporter Allen Young discusses his Comstock's cover story about McClatchy's digital future. We preview the Davis Shakespeare Festival.

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Capital Public Radio Insight

Insight: Senator Holly Mitchell On The State Budget / Janus V. AFSCME Decision / B Street Theatre's New Comedies Festival

State Sen. Holly Mitchell discusses California's spending priorities under the new budget. CTA President Eric Heins gives his thoughts on the upcoming Supreme Court ruling in Janus V. AFSCME. The B Street Theatre previews its New Comedies Festival.

Monday, June 25, 2018

Courtesy of the Crocker Art Museum

Insight: Trump's Family Separation Policy / Childhood Trauma On The Border / Write Or Die Performs / Eduardo Carrillo At The Crocker

Political Junkie Ken Rudin analyzes the Trump administration's family separation policy. Dr. Brandi Liles discusses the childhood trauma caused by this. Write or Die performs. The Crocker Museum opens new exhibit of Eduardo Carrillo's work.

Friday, June 22, 2018

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Insight: Capitol Chat / Kru Raises Funds For Suicide Prevention / Sacramento French Film Festival / Kirstin Chen's Latest Novel

CapRadio's Ben Adler joins Insight to talk about the battles over rent control and net neutrality. Kru restaurant raises funds for suicide prevention. Insight previews the Sacramento French Film Festival. Author Kirstin Chen discusses her new novel.