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, October 25, 2016

Fred Gladdis / The Davis Enterprise / Facebook

Insight: News Network / Math Of Elections / Council Of Giving / Runaway Stage Production

Pascalle Fusshoeller and Jim Smith talk about measures in Nevada and Yolo counties. SacState Prof. Jay Cummings explains the complexities of modern elections and one group discusses an effort to encourage young men to be philanthropic.


  • Fred Gladdis / The Davis Enterprise / Facebook

    Ballot Measures, Demographics and Local Races: What's At Stake In November For California

    With the November election just two weeks away, Jim Smith of the Woodland Daily Democrat and Pascale Fushoeller of Yubanet explain the races, ballot measures and changing voter demographics in Yolo and Nevada County.

  • Science Distilled Breaks Down The 'Math Of Elections'

    Science Distilled goes over the math behind the elections in an event led by Sac State professor Jay Cummings. He appears on Insight to talk about what goes into predicting the outcome of a political race and more.

  • Philanthropic Council Aims to Get More Young Men into Charitable Giving

    A new initiative is aiming to raise the average for philanthropic giving in Sacramento. Patrick Horbison from the Council of Giving explains the mission behind the 100 mens' method of encouraging philanthropy through competition.

  • Runaway Stage Productions Moving to West Sacramento

    Theater company Runaway Stage finishes its 14-year career at Sierra 2 Center with CATS the musical. Following the show, the group will raise money to build a new performing arts center in West Sacramento.

Monday, October 24, 2016

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

Insight: Political Junkie / Ongoing Nuclear Tension / Honey B & The Cultivation

Monday's Insight includes the Political Junkie Ken Rudin's latest commentary on politics, a conversation about ongoing nuclear tension and music from Honey B & the Cultivation.

Friday, October 21, 2016

Insight Music Special: Joe Kye And Jason Chu / Nicholas McGegan / Sac State Vocal Jazz Group / Craig Chaquico

In lieu of a regular Friday show, we are airing a special hour of Insight music segments, featuring Joe Kye collaborating with Jason Chu, Nicholas McGegan of the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, Sac State Vocal Jazz Group and Craig Chaquico.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Insight: Presidential Debate Recap / November Ballot Breakdown / California Women's Music Festival

Thursday's Insight features a recap of the final presidential debate, a breakdown of conflicting propositions on the November ballot and music from the California Women's Music Festival.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Insight: Bera-Jones Debate Analysis / John Shirey / Joe Kye And Jason Chu

Wednesday''s Insight includes a debate analysis after the Ami Bera-Scott Jones debate, a check-in with outgoing city manager John Shirey and music from Joe Kye and Jason Chu.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Insight: Bera-Jones Debate / Armenian Food Festival / The Light Opera Theater At Sacramento / Craig Chaquico

Tuesday's Insight includes a preview of an Ami Bera-Scott Jones Debate, an Armenian Food Festival, the Light Opera at Sacramento and band Craig Chaquico.

Monday, October 17, 2016

Jonathan Ayestas / Capital Public Radio

Insight: Political Junkie / Arts And The Elections / Pianist Lara Downes

Monday's Insight features Political Junkie Ken Rudin's latest commentary, a close look at what the November elections means for the arts community and new music from Davis-based pianist Lara Downes.

Friday, October 14, 2016

Insight: Capitol Chat / Rock Climber Alex Honnold / Rock Band Destroy Boys

The first part of Friday's Insight includes a rundown of some of the ballot measures to vote for in November. The later parts involve a world-renowned rock climber and a high school garage-rock band playing at Harlow's.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

401(K) 2012 / Flickr

Insight: Pension Crisis In Illinois / Urban Trees / Catherine Russell / Sound Advice

For Thursday's Insight, we compare Illinois' pension crisis compared to California's, measure the utility of trees in a cityscape, talk with jazz legend Catherine Russell about her new album and finish the show with Gary Vercelli on Sound Advice.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Insight: Downtown Renovations Dilemma / Specialty Coffee Week / 'Beyond A Miracle'

For Wednesday's Insight, we examine the pros and cons of renovating the Convention Center and Community Theatre, Sacramento coffee shops observe Specialty Coffee Week and filmmaker Bill George talks about his latest documentary.