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 | Friday, September 23, 2016

Insight: Capitol Chat / The Distance Between Us / Sacramento State Vocal Jazz Group

For Friday's Insight, we hear about Gov. Jerry Brown's week with environmental legislation, a new book talking about an author's trip between the U.S.-Mexico border and Sacramento State's nationally-renowned jazz group.


  • California Gov. Jerry Brown's Week Of Legislation Explained

    Gov. Jerry Brown had another busy week signing key legislation on education and the environment. LA Times' state government and politics reporter Melanie Mason talks about the governor's busy work week.

  • Reyna Grande Shares Memoir About Crossing Mexico-U.S. Border

    Award-winning novelist and memoirist Reyna Grande shares her new book, "The Distance Between Us," about Reyna’s parents making the dangerous trek across the US-Mexico border and then in 1985 Reyna making the journey herself.

  • Sac State Vocal Jazz / Facebook

    Sacramento State Jazz Vocal Group Recaps Time At Monterey Jazz Festival

    Rated the best in the nation by the Monterey Jazz Festival earlier in April, the Sacramento State Jazz Vocal Group performed with the Monterey Jazz Festival last weekend. We hear details about the concert in studio.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

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Insight: PolitiFact California / Grand Canyon Expedition / Sound Advice / Cellist Amit Peled

For Thursday's Insight, we hear about PolitiFact's latest fact checks, a 135-mile rafting expedition by UC Davis, hip-hop and punk music in Sacramento and a preview of cellist Amit Peled's upcoming performance.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Insight: Sacto's Inaugural Farmtank Summit / California Energy / Man Behind "Sierra Club" / Oregon's Karyn Ann

We'll talk Sacramento's inaugural Farmtank summit We'll discuss the role nuclear and renewable energy will play in California’s future. We learn about the man behind the "Sierra Club." And we meet Oregon singer Karyn Ann.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Insight: Ineligible Voters / African American Museum / Remembering Eden / Keyboard Conversations

For Tuesday's Insight, we hear about ineligible voters in Nevada County, a rifle going on display that belonged to the grandfather of an Elk Grove woman, a book on a grizzly bear killing a man in Yellowstone and a preview of "Keyboard Conversations."

Monday, September 19, 2016

Something Inside Is Broken / Facebook

Insight: Political Junkie / California's Pension Gap / Folsom-Cordova Teacher / "Something Inside Is Broken"

For Monday's Insight, Ken Rudin gives us his latest political analysis, California's pension problem is explored, a Folsom-Cordova teacher wins a prestigious award and we revisit the opera "Something Inside Is Broken."

Friday, September 16, 2016

Insight: Capitol Chat / California's New Grading System / Bob and Molly Ringwald

For Thursday's Insight, Ben Bradford talks about Gov. Jerry Brown's actions on cap and trade, California has a new grading rubric system and Molly Ringwald is joined by her father Bob to talk about their upcoming show in Sacramento.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Insight: PolitiFact California / Inside Publications / Sound Advice / Tom Brosseau

For Thursday's Insight, PolitiFact California checks in on their latest fact checks, a local publisher talks about her newest book, Jeff Hudson previews concerts happening this fall and musician Tom Brosseau plays live in studio.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

City Of Sacramento / Website

Insight: John Shirey / Stories From Medicine / Kushman By The Bottle / Jewish Food Faire

For Wednesday's Insight, outgoing city manager John Shirey talks about the coming changes in Sacramento, wine expert Rick Kushman gives grape harvesting tips and the Jewish Food Faire celebrates its 39th annual event this year.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Insight: Sex Abuse In The Marijuana Industry / Race On The Farm / Sac State's Farm-To-Fork / Stockton Symphony 90th Anniversary

For Tuesday's Insight, we hear about abuse and trafficking in the marijuana industry, racism on California farms, Sacramento State's first farm-to-fork dinner and the 90th anniversary of the Stockton Symphony.

Monday, September 12, 2016

Insight: Political Junkie / Maternal Healthcare Shortage / Tilt-Shift Flight / Phillip Rayburn

For Monday's Insight, we hear about the latest in politics, maternal healthcare shortages in California, a cross-country trip using a tilt-shift plane and a night of local soul previewed by Phillip Rayburn.