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 | 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.


  • Capitol Chat: Oroville, Mexican Delegation and Kamala’s Maiden Speech

    The federal government has approved federal funding for the storm disasters affecting California including the Oroville Dam. Capitol Bureau Chief Ben Adler explains this and the Mexican delegation in town as part of this week’s Capitol Chat.

  • Sacramento/Black Art Of Dance Found Prepares To Retire On 25th Anniversary

    The Sacramento/Black Art of Dance will celebrate its 25th anniversary while also bidding farewell to its founder Linda Goodrich, who is planning to retire.

  • The Museum Of Wonder And Delight: A Recharging Of Imagination

    Dolph Gotelli blames contemporary media as the cause for loss of imagination. He sees his Museum of Wonder & Delight as the remedy for winter doldrums.

  • Vox Musica Prepares For Downtown Sacramento Concert

    The innovative women’s vocal choir group Vox Musica shares the stage with multi-instrumentalist Laura Inserra and resident poet Renee Auburn for a unique concert experience in downtown Sacramento.

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

@CA_DWR / Twitter

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.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

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Insight: Richmond Pensions / Krista Rey / Sac Chamber Music Society

CALmatters reporter Judy Lin looks into the pension crisis in Richmond; a deaf woman overcame her struggles to become a teacher at CCHAT and the Music Chamber Society of Sacramento previews its 30th season with a "Musical Tour Du Monde."

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Lance Iversen / AP

Insight: News Network / Conservative California Political Commentator / Rob And Christine Bonner / 'Dissect'

We take a look at news in Nevada; a new podcast dedicates long form analysis on albums one song at a time and a husband-wife duo previews music on Insight before performing in Nevada City.

Monday, February 6, 2017

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

Insight: Political Junkie / Immigrants' Legal Rights / 'Sweet Freedom's Plains'

Ken Rudin gives commentary on the controversy surrounding Trump's travel ban; attorneys scramble to inform immigrants of their legal rights when traveling; a Sac State professor releases a new book on African-American history in the Overland Trails.