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 | Wednesday, July 19, 2017

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Insight: Detwiler Fire Update From Mariposa County / PolitiFact California / Film Noir Festival / Dunkirk

The latest on the Detwiler Fire in Mariposa County; PolitiFact California checks statements from Kevin McCarthy and Travis Allen; Noir Film Festival brings classic Billy Wilder films to the Crest Theatre.


  • CAL FIRE / Courtesy

    Detwiler Fire Update From Mariposa County

    CALFIRE spokesman Scott McLean shares the latest on the Detwiler Fire in Mariposa County, which has exploded in size at more than 45,000 acres.

  • Lauren Victoria Burke / AP

    PolitiFact California Checks Claims By House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy And Assemblyman Travis Allen

    Last week, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy claimed California hasn’t completed a major water storage project since the 1970s. PolitiFact California Reporter Chris Nichols puts that claim to the test.

  • Noir Film Festival Brings Classic Billy Wilder Films To Crest Theatre

    Cody Drabble

    Eddie Muller, the founder and president of the Film Noir Foundation as well as host of “Noir Alley” on Turner Classic Movies discusses the “Light And Noir Film Festival” coming to the Crest Theatre.

  • The Miracle At Dunkirk In History And Film

    Esquire IMAX in downtown Sacramento is one of 30 theaters worldwide that will have the full-format presentation of the new World War II drama "Dunkirk". We discuss the event that inspired it and the technical challenges of large-format film.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio / File

Insight: California's New Cannabis Chief / Nevada Cannabis Growing Pains / Documentary Follows Iraq Veteran

Bureau of Medical Cannabis Regulation head Lori Ajax discusses the new agency, while Reno Gazette-Journal reporter Jenny Kane covers Nevada's growing cannabis industry. Iraq veteran Tom Voss is the subject of a new documentary on PTSD.

Monday, July 17, 2017

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Insight: Political Junkie Goes West / Fire Update / Hi Phi Nation Podcast / Pianist Romayne Wheeler

Political Junkie Ken Rudin joins to talk about another delay in the Senate health care vote and Caitlyn Jenner for senate in 2020. Philosophy Prof. Barry Lam shares his Hi Phi Nation podcast. Pianist Romayne Wheeler performs live in studio.

Friday, July 14, 2017

Insight: Capitol Chat / Hi-Fructose / 'On The Town'

Governor Brown made passionate push for cap-and-trade; we revisit our interview with the editors of Hi-Fructose Magazine and the Sacramento Music Circus is showing "On the Town" as part of its 67th anniversary.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Insight: Wall Fire Aftermath / Alpacas In Calif. / Artist Raphael Delgado / Sound Advice

Insight speaks with Mayor Linda Dahlmeier about how residents of Oroville are coping after the destruction from the Wall Fire. We learn more about California's alpaca industry and why the animals are growing increasingly popular in the Golden State.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Noah Berger / AP

Insight: Homeowner Wildfire Insurance / 'Toxic Taps' / Kushman By The Bottle / Bandella

Homeowner insurance for wildfires is a question for many who could be affected by the Wall Fire; a new series details California's many water crises; the state fair is a win for the wine industry and former astronauts prepare for a show in Winters.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Noah Berger / AP

Insight: Wall Fire Update / Texas Vs. California / Science Of Tea / Musician Dave Bass

The status of the Wall Fire is updated; the often hotly contested rivalry between California and Texas is explained; a researcher brings to light the science of tea and a former deputy attorney general talks about his return to jazz music.

Monday, July 10, 2017

San Francisco Bicycle Coalition / Flickr

Insight: Political Junkie / Gray Wolf Pups / Tour De Fat

Political Junkie Ken Rudin recaps the G20 Summit; gray wolves descendant of a famous wolf were spotted and Tour de Fat's music and circus extravaganza aims to benefit the Sacramento Area Bicycle Advocates.

Friday, July 7, 2017

Insight: Daniel Hahn / SCOTUS Term Review / Davis Shakespeare Festival

Roseville Police Chief Daniel Hahn talks about his possible new role as Sacramento police chief; UC Davis Law professors review the 2016-2017 SCOTUS term and the Davis Shakespeare Festival returns with two new shows.

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Insight: Regional Transit / A Year At Encina / Sound Advice

Henry Li of Regional Transit discusses challenges and goals for public transportation; a year-long documentary at Encina High School is examined and California WorldFest comes to Grass Valley for its 21st year of music.