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, January 15, 2019

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Insight: PG&E Bankruptcy News / Climate Change & Migratory Birds / Actor Jahi Kearse

CapRadio reporter Ezra Romero and CalMatters reporter Judy Lin discuss the PG&E bankruptcy. Professor Dr. Michael McGrann will lead students on a megatransect of the Pacific Crest Trail. Actor Jahi Kearse starts the year in the role of Dr. King.


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    PG&E Announces Intent To Declare Chapter 11 Bankruptcy. What’s Next?

    CapRadio reporter Ezra Romero and CalMatters reporter Judy Lin report on the PG&E bankruptcy and how it could affect ratepayers.

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    Marking Climate Change, One Species At A Time

    William Jessup University professor Dr. Michael McGrann will lead a dozen students on a research-oriented megatransect of the Pacific Crest Trail.

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    Jahi Kearse Steps Into Real-Life Roles At B Street And On Broadway

    Sacramento-based actor Jahi Kearse starts off 2019 performing the roles of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Berry Gordy.

Monday, January 14, 2019

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Insight: Political Junkie / Covered California Priorities / 15 Foods To Eat

Political Junkie Ken Rudin discusses the federal government shutdown. Covered California responds to the health care budget proposals unveiled last week. Dietitian Alex Nella shares 15 foods that you should be eating.

Friday, January 11, 2019

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Insight: Capitol Chat / Find Yourself In California's Legislature / Folk Musician John McCutcheon

Capitol Bureau Chief Ben Adler reports on Gov. Gavin Newsom’s first budget proposal. CALmatters reporter Elizabeth Castillo explains reporting on the demographics of California’s lawmakers. Folk musician John McCutcheon shares his 40th album.

Thursday, January 10, 2019

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Insight: State Superintendent Tony Thurmond / Sound Advice With Jeff Hudson / Violin Prodigy Amaryn Olmeda

State Superintendent Tony Thurmond shares his priorities for 2019. CapRadio’s Jeff Hudson features upcoming performances in this week’s Sound Advice. 10-year-old violin prodigy Amaryn Olmeda talks to us about playing with the Auburn Symphony.

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

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Insight: PolitiFact / Oscar Grant's Father On Uncuffed / Kushman By The Bottle

PolitiFact's Chris Nichols and Angie Holan fact check statements by Gov. Gavin Newsom and President Donald Trump. Uncuffed host Eli Wirtschafter shares the first interview with Oscar Grant’s father. Rick Kushman delivers tips for winter wine tasting.

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

Insight: Newsom's Platform / Govs. Schwarzenegger And Davis On Gov. Newsom / News Network

Community leaders talk to us about Gov. Gavin Newsom's campaign promises. Former Govs. Arnold Schwarzenegger and Gray Davis share their thoughts on the new governor. Reporter Pauline Bartolone discusses her reporting on life after the Camp Fire.

Monday, January 7, 2019

Insight On Inauguration Day 2019: Former Gov. Gray Davis / Political Junkie / Gauging Gavin

On this California Inauguration Day, we'll be speaking with former Gov. Gray Davis about Gavin Newsom and Jerry Brown. We'll also talk to the Political Junkie Ken Rudin and a few people who have worked with Newsom over the years.

Friday, January 4, 2019

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Insight: Capitol Chat / Jerry Brown's Chance Meeting / New Year's Fitness Resolutions

Los Angeles Times reporter Melanie Mason joins us to talk about what Gov. Jerry Brown didn't get to during his time in office. We meet the Vallecito resident who met Brown by chance. We learn how to keep up your new year's fitness resolutions.

Thursday, January 3, 2019

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

Insight: Jerry Brown Says Goodbye / Butte County Teachers Honored / Sound Advice On Freeborn Hall

We hear an excerpt of our exit interview with Gov. Jerry Brown. We talk about Butte County teachers affected by the Camp Fire being honored at the College National Title Game. KDVS DJ Robyne Fawx joins us for Sound Advice remembering Freeborn Hall.

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Photo by Philicia Endelman

Insight: Political Junkie / New Gender-Affirming Laws / 'Waitress' Dance Masterclass

The Political Junkie joins us with analysis of the partial government shutdown. Advocate Pixie Pearl talks about two new California laws aimed at the trans and nonbinary communities. We preview a dance master class with a "Waitress" cast member.