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 | Thursday, September 20, 2018

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Insight: Refugee Resettlement / 'The Life And Times Of A. Einstein' / Italian Film Festival / Sound Advice: Red Museum

We discuss Trump's new refugee policy. Kres Merskey brings her one-woman show to Auburn. We preview the Sacramento Italian Film Festival ahead of its opening. The Red Museum joins us for Sound Advice ahead of their RED EX: Vol. II show Saturday.


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    Trump Administration Announces Lowest Refugee Target Number In Decades

    Representatives from two local refugee resettlement agencies join us to discuss how the Trump Administration's new refugee quota will affect the refugee population in Sacramento.

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    One-Woman Play Explores Einstein Through Eyes of His Secretary

    Actress Kres Merskey takes on “The Life and Times of A. Einstein” in new one-woman play.

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    Sacramento Italian Film Festival Kicks Off Friday With 'Cinema Paradiso'

    The 35th Sacramento Italian Film Festival opens this Friday with a showing of "Cinema Paradiso." Bob Masullo joins us to preview the full season of movies.

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    Sound Advice: RED EX. VOL II At The Red Museum

    The Red Museum hosts a fundraiser and popup music festival. Organizers Jennifer Jackson and Brett Loper preview RED EX. VOL. II in this week’s Sound Advice.

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

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Insight: Farm Labor Shortage / Grading California Schools / Dissect Podcast / GLOBAL LOCAL Returns To Sacramento

CapRadio's Nadine Sebai tells us about why many California farmers are struggling to find workers. We look at a new report on California's schools. Dissect Podcast creator Cole Cuchna takes a look at Frank Ocean. GLOBAL LOCAL returns to Sacramento.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

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Insight: Six Months Since Stephon Clark / Linda Ronstadt / Book Of Mormon Sing Along

We look at Sacramento six months after the shooting of Stephon Clark by police with CapRadio Senior Editor Nick Miller. Linda Ronstadt tells us about her life and music. The organizers of an upcoming Book of Mormon singalong preview the event.

Monday, September 17, 2018

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Insight: Political Junkie On Kavanaugh / Capital Airshow / Compassionate Sacramento's 916 Day / Andrew Castro Previews His New Book

Political Junkie Ken Rudin unpacks the sexual assault allegations against Brett Kavanaugh. We preview the Capital Airshow. Compassionate Sacramento recaps their 916 Day of unity in the city. Musician Andrew Castro previews his new book on anxiety.

Friday, September 14, 2018

Painting by Natalye Valentina

Insight: Climate Action Summit / Craft Beer At Law School? / Alan Parsons Live Project / Sac Open Studios

Ezra Romero reviews the Global Climate Action Summit on its final day. We talk to a law school professor who teaches about craft beer. KZAP's Dennis Newhall previews the Alan Parsons Live Project. Sac Open Studios takes us inside the artist's studio.

Thursday, September 13, 2018

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Insight: Mayor Darrell Steinberg / Poet Mary Mackey / Jazz Musician Herb Alpert / Sound Advice With Jeff Hudson

Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg talks climate change, Measure U and more. Poet Mary Mackey reads from her new anthology. Gary Vercelli interviews jazz great Herb Alpert. Theatre Critic Jeff Hudson gives us Sound Advice on some upcoming concerts.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

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Insight: Fact-Checking Elections With PolitiFact / Climate Change And Wildfires / Kushman By The Bottle / ArtMix CrockerCon

We discuss election fact-checking with PolitiFact. Researcher Ian Monroe gets personal about climate change and wildfires. In Kushman By The Bottle, we talk about wildfires' effect on vineyards. ArtMix CrockerCon brings comic books and art together.

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

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Insight: Jerry Brown On SB 100 / CapRadio's Project Examining Rural Suicide / The Creation District Records

Gov. Jerry Brown talks about California’s new renewable energy goal. CapRadio's Sammy Caiola shares the first installment of her series on suicide in rural areas. The Creation District Records previews their upcoming mixtape release show.

Monday, September 10, 2018

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Insight: Political Junkie / Sac City School Budget Cuts / CalFire Update / Climate Change And Agriculture

The Political Junkie wraps up the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation hearings. Cal Fire updates us on wildfires. Sacramento City school district officials tell us about the $24 million budget cut. We preview a symposium on climate change and agriculture.

Friday, September 7, 2018

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Insight: Capitol Chat / Author Vanessa Hua / California Craft Beer Summit / Poly Varghese And Jay Nair Perform

We chat about DMV controversy and two public safety bills on Gov. Brown's desk. Author Vanessa Hua tells us about her new book, "A River of Stars." We learn about new beer trends with Dr. Charlie Bamforth. Poly Varghese and Jay Nair perform.