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 | Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Insight: Political Junkie Ken Rudin / Wayne Thiebaud Exhibit / Benny Goodman

Political Junkie Ken Rudin looks at a potential government shutdown. Wayne Thiebaud is featured at an exhibit in Davis. Benny Goodman is remembered 80 years after a groundbreaking concert.


  • Evan Vucci / AP Photo

    Political Junkie Ken Rudin: Short-Term Spending And Trump Comments On Immigration

    Cody Drabble

    Political Junkie Ken Rudin recaps a weekend in Washington D.C. that saw an immigration compromise fall apart and lead to a potential government shutdown later this week.

  • Wayne Thiebaud Exhibit Opens in Davis

    Jen Picard

    Shrem Museum Director Rachel Teagle explores legendary Sacramento pop-artist Wayne Thiebaud's work from 1958 to 1968.

  • Remembering Benny Goodman

    Jen Picard

    Remembering Benny Goodman and his legacy 80 years after a groundbreaking concert at Carnegie Hall.

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

Insight: Gov. Brown's Final Budget / Immigration Policy / Sound Advice, Hey Listen!

Ben Adler recaps Gov. Brown's 2018 budget. Immigration professors from UC Davis and McGeorge on changes in policy. Hey Listen! host Nick Brunner's spotlights Anna Burch and more new music.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

"Mary Janes: The Women Of Weed" Behind The Scenes Still / Courtesy

Insight: CHP Crash Data / Science Of Mudslides / Kushman By The Bottle / Wild & Scenic Film Festival

Bob Moffitt breaks down new data from CHP about accidents caused by officers and how much it costs taxpayers. Rains increase mudslide risk in burn areas. Rick Kushman uncorks a wine study. Wild & Scenic Film Festival returns with a cannabis film.

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Bob Moffitt / Capital Public Radio

Insight: Oroville Dam Report / Lobbyist Paula Treat's #MeToo / Sacramento Children's Home / Lady Bird's Saoirse Ronan

Assemblyman James Gallagher on the Oroville Dam status. Lobbyist Paula Treat shares a #MeToo experience. The new CEO of the Sacramento Children's Home shares his goals for 2018. Actress Saoirse Ronan on her work as the title character in "Lady Bird."

Monday, January 8, 2018

Insight: Political Junkie Ken Rudin / BBC World Service / Insects And Design / Irish Palooza

Political Junkie Ken Rudin discusses "Fire And Fury." BBC World Service editor Rob Hugh Jones on talks between North and South Korea. UC Davis’ Design Museum explores connection insects have to the arts. Harlow’s hosts Irish Palooza.

Friday, January 5, 2018

Insight: Capitol Chat / Councilman Jay Schenirer / Artist Tyson Anthony Roberts / John McCutcheon

Ben Adler on lawmakers' priorities for 2018. Sacramento City Councilman Jay Schenirer launches a new department and talks about Crocker Village. Artist Tyson Anthony Roberts opens "(WAL)PAPER" this weekend. John McCutcheon performs live in studio.

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Dave Santina & Chris Orr / Courtesy

Insight: Snow Pack Survey / Wild Nevada / Saxophonist Rent Romus / Classical Sound Advice

The Dept. of Water Resources shares the results of the first snow survey of 2018. KNPB debuts Wild Nevada season 4. Jazz saxophonist Rent Romus explores his Finnish roots. Jeff Hudson shares Sound Advice for upcoming classical music concerts.

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

Insight: State Senate Harassment / PolitiFact California / Loaves & Fishes / Crocker Documentary Series

Ben Adler reports on the California Senate's response to harassment. PolitiFact California looks at Antonio Villaraigosa and President Trump. Loaves & Fishes on new tax laws impact non profits. The Crocker presents a documentary series.

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

US Dept. of Defense / Courtesy

Insight: Political Junkie Ken Rudin / New California Laws / Buses To Haiti / Hiking The Pacific Crest Trail

Political Junkie Ken Rudin previews the 2018 year in politics. State government reporter Ben Bradford on new laws in California. A nonprofit donates school buses to Haiti. A hiker shares his journey on the Pacific Crest Trail.

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Mark Morris / Pool / Sacramento Bee

Insight: Year In California Politics / Northern California Fire Recovery / Punk Band Dog Party / Big Bandleader Peter Petty

Take a listen back to the major stories from this past year in California Politics. Raising funds for Northern California fire recovery. Sacramento sister punk duo Dog Party. Sacramento Big Bandleader Peter Petty.