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, 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.


  • Las Vegas Sun Reporter Recaps The Final Presidential Debate Of 2016

    GOP presidential hopeful Donald Trump squared off with Democrat Hillary Clinton in the final Presidential Debate before the November election. Megan Messerly with the Las Vegas Sun was at the debate, she joins us with analysis.

  • McGeorge School Professor Breaks Down Conflicting Propositions On Your November Ballot

    Within the 17 ballot measures on the November ballot, there are competing measures not in the media spotlight. The McGeorge School of Law breaks down the death penalty, plastic bag ban and criminal sentencing measures up for your vote this November.

  • California Women's Music Festival Returns To Stockton

    The California Women’s Music Festival returns to the Gallo Center for the Arts in Modesto. Festival director Victoria Boyington previews the festival along with a venue headliner.

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.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Rich Pedroncelli / AP

Insight: California Supreme Court Chief Justice / Catherine Bertini / Grant Drum Line

For Tuesday's Insight, California Supreme Court Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye talks about election-related issues, a World Food Prize Laureate discusses food insecurity and the Grant High School Drum Line previews music before their Japan tour.

Monday, October 10, 2016

Jonathan Ayestas / Capital Public Radio

Insight: Political Junkie / Vote-By-Mail / 'Amusia' / Cellist James Jaffe

For Monday's Insight, Ken Rudin gives his latest political commentary, Alex Padilla talks about vote-by-mail ballots, short film "Amusia" premieres at Tower Theater and cellist James Jaffe previews his music before his show with the Auburn Symphony.

Thursday, October 6, 2016

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Insight: Capitol Chat / 'Women Speak' / Sound Advice / Bumper Jacksons

Thursday's Insight includes a review of Wednesday's California Senate race debate, a boundary-pushing show called "Women Speak," a Sound Advice about the Schumanns and music from American roots band Bumper Jacksons.