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, June 14, 2018


Insight: Capitol Chat Looks Ahead To November / B Street Debuts One-Woman Play / Rituals Of Mine Plays R Street / Davis Music Festival

CapRadio’s Ben Bradford explains what the California primaries mean for the upcoming midterm elections. B Street debuts a new, one-woman play. Rituals of Mine headlines this weekend's R Street celebration. A preview of the Davis Music Festival.


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    Capitol Chat: Looking Ahead To November

    CapRadio’s Ben Bradford explains what the California primaries mean for the upcoming midterm elections and why some political analysts might be getting ahead of themselves.

  • The Yippies Are Coming To B Street Theatre

    The B Street Intern Program is debuting a new, one-woman play called "A Yippie's Day at Disneyland" based on real-life events in 1970.

  • Rituals Of Mine Headlines The R Street Get Down

    Rituals of Mine returns to Sacramento for a special hometown show at the R Street Get Down this Saturday.

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    Sound Advice: Davis Music Festival

    Davis Live Music Collective Executive Director Kyle Monhollen shares music from some of the local bands performing at the Davis Music Festival this weekend including The Sam Chase & The Untraditional, The Gold Souls and Sunmonks.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

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Insight: Nevada Primary Results / UC Davis Chancellor Gary May On Stephon Clark / Kushman By The Bottle / Tiny Desk Sacramento

Reporter Megan Messerly recaps the Nevada primary. UC Davis Chancellor Gary May reflects on his life, career and the impact of Stephon Clark. A look at why more restaurants don't feature local wines. Lillian Frances headlines Tiny Desk Sacramento.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018


Insight: Nevada Primary Election / Emotional Emancipation Circles / KCRA News Director Lori Waldon / 'The Genius Of Balanchine'

Nevada election officials check in on primary day. CapRadio's Sammy Caiola explains Emotional Emancipation Circles. KCRA News Director Lori Waldon reflects on her career. Arts reporter Jeff Hudson interviews departing Sac Ballet artistic directors.

Monday, June 11, 2018

Insight: Political Junkie / Solutions To Sacramento's Social Inequities / Documentary Explores ALS / Fiddler Galen Fraser Performs

The Political Junkie recaps primary elections and looks ahead to the Singapore Summit. Dr. Jesus Hernandez discusses solutions to Sacramento's social inequities. KVIE documentary explores ALS. Fiddler Galen Fraser performs.

Friday, June 8, 2018


Insight: Capitol Chat On Primary Elections, State Budget / Mayor Steinberg Calls For Tax Increase / Intrepid Theatre Lab / Sun Valley Gun Club

Capitol Bureau Chief Ben Adler recaps the primary elections and gives an update on state budget negotiations. Mayor Darrell Steinberg calls for a sales tax increase. Intrepid Theatre Lab previews 'Baltimore.' Sun Valley Gun Club debuts a new album.

Thursday, June 7, 2018

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Insight: Explaining School Funding Bill AB 2635 / How To Spot Fake News / Classical Sound Advice / Pop Singer Anton Barbeau

AB 2635 would direct funding to schools with low-performing demographic groups. A UC Merced librarian has a new book on finding trustworthy sources amid "fake news." New classical releases for Sound Advice. Pop singer Anton Barbeau returns home.

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

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Insight: Primary Election Results / Recap Of New Voting System / Sacramento DA Anne Marie Schubert / Author Josh Weil Wins Award

We take a look at the results of California's June primary election. Election officials recap the voting process. Sacramento County DA Anne Marie Schubert reflects on her re-election campaign. Author Josh Weil wins a California Book Award.

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

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Insight: Checking In At The Polls On Election Day / Race For Second In Governor's Race / Campaign Financing / Percussionist Alex Jenkins

Election officials discuss voter turnout and new vote centers. Capital Bureau Chief Ben Adler explains California's unusual primary system. CALmatters' Laurel Rosenhall on campaign financing. Percussionist Alex Jenkins previews live album concert.

Monday, June 4, 2018

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Insight: Political Junkie Previews California Primary / Nevada's Election Heats Up / Folk Singer Hannah Jane Kile Performs

The Political Junkie discusses competitive races in California's primary election. Nevada Independent politics reporter Megan Messerly previews Nevada's primary on June 12. Folk singer Hannah Jane Kile performs ahead of album release show.

Friday, June 1, 2018


Insight: Capitol Chat / Local Races Heat Up In Nevada County / 'Beethoven Meets Graffiti' In Modesto / Remembering The Alhambra

CapRadio reporters Ben Bradford and Ben Adler discuss the final days before California's primary. Two Nevada County races are heating up. "Beethoven Meets Graffiti" at the Modesto Symphony. Documentary remembers the legendary Alhambra Theatre.