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 24, 2017

Insight: State Of The State / Questions For The Governor / 'FATAL'

Gov. Jerry Brown is set to deliver his State of the State; participants from CapRadio's A Nation Engaged event have questions for the governor and John Lescroart releases a new novel.


  • A Preview Of Gov. Jerry Brown's State Of The State

    Gov. Jerry Brown delivers his State of the State Address to Californians Tuesday. What’s his outlook for California this year and will he position the state against Washington’s conservative policies? Capitol Bureau Chief Ben Adler has a preview.

  • State Of The State: A Nation Engaged Participants Say What They Want To Hear

    Gov. Jerry Brown lays out his State of the State Tuesday. A diverse group of Californians across the political spectrum discuss what they would like to hear from the governor in his speech.

  • Infidelity Leads To A 'FATAL' Consequence In John Lescroart's New Book

    John Lescroart, who's made several appearances on Insight before, returns to talk about his new book titled "FATAL." He shares the details of this book that highlights how infidelity can result in a grisly consequence.

Monday, January 23, 2017

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Insight: Political Junkie / Ghost Ship Fire Survivor / National Weather Service Reno / Bacon Fest

Political Junkie Ken Rudin talks about Trump's first weekend as President; the last Ghost Ship fire survivor continues his battle in a hospital; the National Weather Services gives latest storm totals and Bacon Fest is back in Sac for its sixth year.

Friday, January 20, 2017

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Insight: Arts And Culture In Countries / Sac Ballet Board Shake-Up / Musicians Barwick And Siegfried

A UC Davis professor explains the destruction of arts and culture can destroy a country's identity; the Sac Ballet Board's decision not to renew its current art directors drew controversy and a folk trio plans to play at the Palms Playhouse.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

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Insight: Political Junkie / PolitiFact Trump-O-Meter / Be Brave Bold Robot

Ken Rudin shares his latest political analysis on the nation; PolitiFact launches its new Trump-O-Meter feature and Sacramento band Be Brave Bold Robot is back with a new album.

Friday, January 13, 2017

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Insight: Capitol Chat / Bird Mating Behaviors / Pianist Lara Downes

CapRadio's Ben Bradford talks about the incoming Attorney General, Xavier Becerra, Gov. Jerry Brown's budget and Fiat's emission scandal. We also hear about bird mating behaviors and revisit an interview with Lara Downes.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Insight: A Nation Engaged Recap / Legislature Diversity / Shrem Museum Exhibit / Sound Advice

NPR's Sam Sanders and Insight's Beth Ruyak recap "A Nation Engaged;" CALmatters reporter Matt Levin explores California Legislature diversity; the Shrem Museum has a new exhibit until Jan. 23 and Kevin Doherty hosts this week's Sound Advice.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

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Insight: Trump Press Conference / Governor Brown's Budget / Wednesday Storm Updates

The Political Junkie Ken Rudin reacts to Donald Trump's first press conference as president-elect; we recap Gov. Jerry Brown's new budget for California and the National Weather Service has new updates on the storm season.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Insight: Governor's Budget / Snowstorm In Sierra / Wild And Scenic Festival / SAYS

Ben Bradford talks about the Governor's proposed budget; we follow the snowstorm in the Sierra; the Wild and Scenic Festival returns for its 15th year and a UC Davis program promotes spoken word and poetry.

Monday, January 9, 2017

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Insight: Political Junkie / Storm Updates / Friendship Park / Front Street Storm Prep

Political Junkie Ken Rudin shares his weekly analysis; we receive storm updates from various officials; Sacramento Loaves and Fishes opens a new park for homeless people and the Front Street Shelter shares storm prep tips for pet owners.