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, February 23, 2017

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

Insight: Capitol Chat / Star Wars Lasers / 'A Face In The Crowd' / Sound Advice

Capitol Bureau Chief Ben Adler recaps town hall meetings and Oroville Dam updates; a UC Davis professor breaks myths about the lasers of Star Wars; Sacramento's Tony Natsoulas has a new documentary and CapRadio's Devin Yamanaka hosts Sound Advice.


  • Capitol Chat: Congressional Town Halls And Dam Inspection

    With federal lawmakers in recess, Congress members Tom McClintock and Doris Matsui made their way to the Sacramento region for town hall meetings with their constituents. Capitol Bureau Chief Ben Adler recaps both.

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    UC Davis Chemistry Professor Blasts Away Myths About The Lasers Of Star Wars

    A not very long time ago in a chemistry department far, far away … one professor answers all the toughest questions about lasers in the Star Wars universe.

  • "A Face In The Crowd" To Most, A Dear Friend To One

    Sacramento artist Tony Natsoulas will have his new documentary titled "A Face In the Crowd" at the Manetti Shrem Museum at UC Davis on Saturday.

  • All Things Considered Host Devin Yamanaka Hosts Sound Advice

    All Things Considered host Devin Yamanaka returns to her roots as a jazz announcer to host this week's Sound Advice.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

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Insight: Levees And Oroville / 'Vagina Monologues' / 'Betrayal' / Musician Matt Bradford

CapRadio's Amy Quinton talks about levee accountability and an Oroville spillway collapse simulation; the Vagina Monologues comes to Sacramento; we revisit our interview on Harold Pinter's "Betrayal" and Matt Bradford plays live on Insight.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

Insight: Storm Updates/ The Political Junkie Goes West / Rebroadcast: "King Of Jazz" / Singer Jessica Malone

Guest Host Beth Duncan will an update on the storms hitting northern California. She'll speak with Political Junkie Ken Rudin for the latest from Washington, D.C. We'll also talk about a bit of music history portrayed in the "King of Jazz."

Friday, February 17, 2017

Insight: Capitol Chat / SBAD / Dolph Gotelli / Vox Musica

This week's Capitol Chat covers the topics of Oroville, Kamala Harris and the Mexican delegation in California; Sacramento's Black Art of Dance founder prepare to leave; the Museum of Wonder & Delight has a new exhibit and Vox Musica shares tunes.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Insight: Oroville Situation / Student Mental Health / 'Betrayal'

More Oroville updates following Wednesday's press briefing arise; mental health advocates look into the effects of rising rent on students and Harold Pinter's "Betrayal" plays at Capital Stage.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

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Insight: Oroville Spillway Updates / 'White Album' Exhibit / 'King Of Jazz'

We look at current updates on federal aid and repairs for Oroville Dam's spillway; an exhibit of 1,600 copies of The Beatles' White Album at the Verge Center for the Arts and a benefit screening of "King of Jazz" is heading to Tower Theater.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Marc Albert / North State Public Radio

Insight: Oroville Spillway Updates / 'THE WANGS VS. THE WORLD' / The Chieftains

We hear more updates on the Oroville spillway for the first half of the show. In the second half, author Jade Chang talks about her new book and we'll hear music from The Chieftains as they celebrate 55 years on tour.

Monday, February 13, 2017

William Croyle / California Department Of Water Resources / AP

Insight: Evacuation Updates In Oroville / Political Junkie Goes West / 'Faceless No More' / Ron Campbell

Officials provide updates on the situation at Oroville Dam. The Political Junkie Ken Rudin has the latest news from Washington, D.C. An art exhibit on ArtStreet focuses on sexual assault survivors and Ron Campbell talks about his career in animation.

Friday, February 10, 2017

Kelly M. Grow / California Department of Water Resources

Insight: Oroville Dam / Capitol Chat / 'Kokoro' Exhibit / 'Sex With Strangers'

CapRadio's Bob Moffitt gives live updates on the Oroville Dam, then Ben Bradford recaps his chat with the former EPA head. The California Museum has a new exhibit on Japanese-American history and "Sex With Strangers" plays in Sacramento.

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

Insight: Weather Return / Artificial Photosynthesis / Sol Collective / Sound Advice

Unsettled weather returns to the Sacramento region; a Harvard professor says he has a solution for the world's energy crisis; Sol Collective is fundraising to purchase a building and Cale Wiggins hosts this week's Sound Advice.