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 30, 2016

Insight: Capitol Chat / Stories On Stage / Italian Film Festival / The Lique

For Friday's Insight, we hear about the end of Gov. Jerry Brown's legislative week signing or vetoing more than 800 bills, the 34th annual Italian Film Festival, this month's Stories on Stage and music from band The Lique.


  • The End Of Governor Brown's Bill-Packed Week

    By the end of Friday, Gov. Jerry Brown will have signed or vetoed the 800 bills sitting on his desk. Capital Public Radio’s Ben Adler will explain how Brown's legislative actions will affect your life.

  • Stories On Stage Features Los Rios Community College District Students

    This month, Stories on Stage is departing from its usual format to feature four local writers from the Los Rios Community College District. Joining us are John Adkisson and Bojana Anglin.

  • Italian Film Festival Returns To Sacramento

    The Italian Film Festival returns to Sacramento Friday for its 34th year. Bob Masullo joins Insight to discuss the event and the six films being featured.

  • The Lique Brings Funky Hip-Hop To Harlow’s

    A funky hip-hop group from Las Vegas – with ties to Sacramento – is performing Friday evening at Harlow’s as part of Ritual of Mine’s release party. We'll get to meet the entire band and hear some of their music in advance of their show.

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Insight: Housing Crisis Forum / Alasdair Fraser / Sound Advice

For Thursday's Insight, the housing crisis will begin to be addressed at a forum in Sacramento, fiddler Alasdair Fraser previews some music in studio and Nick Brunner updates us on his his new program in this week's Sound Advice.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

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Insight: PolitiFact Reviews Presidential Debate / Pet Tales / Youth Film Festival

For Wednesday's Insight, we hear about PolitiFact national's fact checks on the presidential debate, how to be a proper dog owner in public spaces and the 20th annual Youth Film Festival & Education Day.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

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Insight: Presidential Debate Recap / National Voter Day / Art For Humanity

For Tuesday's Insight, we hear about last night's presidential debate, National Voter Day events in the Sacramento region and an Afghanistan translator turned author.

Monday, September 26, 2016

Insight: Political Junkie / Know Your Rights / Golden 1 Center / 'Age Of Love'

For Monday's Insight, Ken Rudin shares his latest political analysis, a Sacramento attorney shares best practices for law enforcement interaction, reporter Bob Moffitt checks in from the Golden 1 Center and a director talks about romance as a senior.

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.

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."