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 | Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Insight: Stockton Mayoral Race / Pet Tales / Kushman By The Bottle / 'Stop It. You're Scaring Me'

Stockton Record reporter Michael Fitzgerald examines Stockton's mayoral race, Gina Spadafori talks about advances in cancer treatments for pets, Rick Kushman gives wine advice for all occasions and Jonathan Mumm talks about his new book on Insight.


  • Stockton Record Reporter Examines Silva-Tubs Mayoral Race

    There’s a high profile mayor’s race in Stockton has two candidates with arrest records compete for the city’s top office. Michael Fitzgerald of the Stockton Record has a look at the fight and ballot measures changing elections and marijuana in the ci

  • Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

    Pet Tales Expert Talks About Advances In Screening For Cancer In Pets

    Pet expert Gina Spadafori joins us for this month’s Pet Tales to explain cancer in pets and why early detection and treatment is essential.

  • Rick Kushman Gives Advice To Drinking Wine Regardless Of Company

    Resident wine expert Rick Kushman takes a breath in this month's Kushman By The Bottle to remind people they don't need an advanced degree to drink wine. He breaks down simple steps to enjoy wine no matter the company.

  • Former Sacramento Journalist Releases New Horror Novel "Stop It. You're Scaring Me"

    Former Sacramento TV personality Jonathan Mumm releases his first horror novel "Stop It. You’re Scaring Me" just in time for Halloween. He joins us in studio to discuss the novel and the bizarre tradition behind telling ghost stories.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

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Insight: News Network / Math Of Elections / Council Of Giving / Runaway Stage Production

Pascalle Fusshoeller and Jim Smith talk about measures in Nevada and Yolo counties. SacState Prof. Jay Cummings explains the complexities of modern elections and one group discusses an effort to encourage young men to be philanthropic.

Monday, October 24, 2016

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

Insight: Political Junkie / Ongoing Nuclear Tension / Honey B & The Cultivation

Monday's Insight includes the Political Junkie Ken Rudin's latest commentary on politics, a conversation about ongoing nuclear tension and music from Honey B & the Cultivation.

Friday, October 21, 2016

Insight Music Special: Joe Kye And Jason Chu / Nicholas McGegan / Sac State Vocal Jazz Group / Craig Chaquico

In lieu of a regular Friday show, we are airing a special hour of Insight music segments, featuring Joe Kye collaborating with Jason Chu, Nicholas McGegan of the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, Sac State Vocal Jazz Group and Craig Chaquico.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Insight: Presidential Debate Recap / November Ballot Breakdown / California Women's Music Festival

Thursday's Insight features a recap of the final presidential debate, a breakdown of conflicting propositions on the November ballot and music from the California Women's Music Festival.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Insight: Bera-Jones Debate Analysis / John Shirey / Joe Kye And Jason Chu

Wednesday''s Insight includes a debate analysis after the Ami Bera-Scott Jones debate, a check-in with outgoing city manager John Shirey and music from Joe Kye and Jason Chu.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Insight: Bera-Jones Debate / Armenian Food Festival / The Light Opera Theater At Sacramento / Craig Chaquico

Tuesday's Insight includes a preview of an Ami Bera-Scott Jones Debate, an Armenian Food Festival, the Light Opera at Sacramento and band Craig Chaquico.

Monday, October 17, 2016

Jonathan Ayestas / Capital Public Radio

Insight: Political Junkie / Arts And The Elections / Pianist Lara Downes

Monday's Insight features Political Junkie Ken Rudin's latest commentary, a close look at what the November elections means for the arts community and new music from Davis-based pianist Lara Downes.

Friday, October 14, 2016

Insight: Capitol Chat / Rock Climber Alex Honnold / Rock Band Destroy Boys

The first part of Friday's Insight includes a rundown of some of the ballot measures to vote for in November. The later parts involve a world-renowned rock climber and a high school garage-rock band playing at Harlow's.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

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Insight: Pension Crisis In Illinois / Urban Trees / Catherine Russell / Sound Advice

For Thursday's Insight, we compare Illinois' pension crisis compared to California's, measure the utility of trees in a cityscape, talk with jazz legend Catherine Russell about her new album and finish the show with Gary Vercelli on Sound Advice.