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, September 25, 2018

Vanessa S. Nelson / Capital Public Radio

Insight: Amador County Moves Forward After CapRadio Rural Suicide Project / Art From The Heart / Sacramento Ballet's New Season

Sammy Caiola recaps her project about suicide in Amador County. Amador's Stephanie Hess tells us about the county's plan to move forward. We preview the Art From The Heart fundraiser. The Sacramento Ballet gives us a sneak peek at their new season.


  • Vanessa S. Nelson / Capital Public Radio

    News Network: Rural Suicide Project Gets People Talking

    CapRadio Health Care Reporter Sammy Caiola and Amador County Mental Health Programs Coordinator Stephanie Hess recap our project on rural suicide and tell us how the county is moving forward.

  • Courtesy of Art From The Heart

    Art From The Heart Raises Funds For AIDS Research

    The Art From The Heart fundraiser to help young HIV-positive students attend college will take place on Sept. 29 at the Apothic Heart Tattoo Collective. We preview the event with Capital City AIDS Fund President Joyce Mitchell.

  • Courtesy of the Sacramento Ballet

    Sacramento Ballet Prepares For New Season ‘Telling Stories’

    New artistic director of the Sacramento Ballet previews this weekend’s first production of the season, “Telling Stories.”

Monday, September 24, 2018

AP Photo/Andrew Harnik

Insight: Political Junkie / National Voter Registration Day / Prostate Cancer / Cities You Wish You Were From Album Release

The Political Junkie unpacks sexual misconduct allegations against Brett Kavanaugh. We discuss National Voter Registration Day tomorrow. We learn more about prostate cancer. Cities You Wish You Were From performs.

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.

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Rich Pedroncelli / AP Photo

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

Capital Public Radio / AP Photo

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

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

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

Courtesy of Creation District Records

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.