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 | Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Ben Adler / Capital Public Radio

Insight: Pamela Lopez On We Said Enough / Fair Political Practices Commission's AdWATCH / PolitiFact California / Armenian Food Festival

Pamela Lopez discusses sexual harassment. FPPC Chair Alice Germond tells us how the agency enforces election rules. PolitiFact California reporter Chris Nichols updates us on his latest fact checks. We preview this weekend's Armenian Food Festival.


  • Ben Adler / Capital Public Radio

    Work Equity President Surveys Changes A Year Into #MeToo Movement

    After a year of public discussion and legislative reforms in the wake of the #MeToo movement, Work Equity President Pamela Lopez reflects on how much has and has not changed for women in the workforce.

  • Bert Johnson / Capital Public Radio

    Fair Political Practices Commission Chair Alice Germond On Enforcing Election In Campaign Season

    FPPC Chair Alice Germond discusses how the agency enforces election rules during the 2018 campaign season leading up to the November 2018 election. This week the FPPC launched AdWATCH to invite the public to help monitor political ads for compliance.

  • Rich Pedroncelli / AP Photo

    PolitiFact CA: Proposition 10

    There are many claims being made about Proposition 10 on both sides. PolitiFact CA Reporter Christ Nichols does some fact checking.

  • Bert Johnson / Capital Public Radio

    Armenian Food Festival Returns For 71st Year

    The Armenian Food Festival returns for its 71st year in Sacramento this weekend at Trinity Cathedral on Oct. 20 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

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Insight: 'We Said Enough,' One Year Later

We Said Enough's Adama Iwu and Samantha Corbin mark one year since their letter on sexual harassment. We speak with Dr. Lin Farley, who coined the term "sexual harassment." Professor Kim Nalder talks #MeToo, California and the Year of the Woman 2.0.

Monday, October 15, 2018

AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File

Insight: Political Junkie / Justice Anthony Kennedy / 'The Ito Sisters' Premieres / 'Jubilate!' With The Sacramento Choral Society

The Political Junkie talks about Trump's rallies. Prof. Leslie Jacobs from the McGeorge School of Law sets up their panel with Justice Anthony Kennedy. We preview "The Ito Sisters." The Sacramento Choral Society releases their new CD, "Jubilate!"

Friday, October 12, 2018

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

Insight: DA Anne Marie Schubert / Personal Stories Of Deportation / Sacramento French Film Festival / California Women’s Music Festival

DA Anne Marie Schubert joins us to talk about the role of genealogy in solving crimes. We preview a new exhibit at International House Davis. We look ahead at the Sacramento French Film MiniFest. We learn more about the Stronger Together benefit.

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

Insight: Governor's Candidate Gavin Newsom / Classical Sound Advice / 'West Side Story' At American River College

CapRadio Capitol Bureau Chief Ben Adler interviews Democratic gubernatorial candidate Gavin Newsom. Classical music host Kevin Doherty joins us for Sound Advice. We preview American River College's production of "West Side Story."

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

Insight: Governor's Candidate John Cox / Sacramento Housing Summit / Sacramento Comedy Festival

CapRadio Capitol Bureau Chief Ben Adler interviews Republican gubernatorial candidate John Cox. The Sacramento Housing Alliance previews their annual summit on affordable housing. We look ahead at the Sacramento Comedy Festival this weekend.

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

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Insight: News Network With CALmatters / Medicine In Extreme Conditions / Sacramento’s LGBTQ Film Fest

CALmatters' Dan Morain recaps yesterday's governor's debate. A UC Davis doctor talks about practicing medicine in extreme conditions. We preview the BENT Sacramento International LGBTQ Film Festival.

Monday, October 8, 2018

Courtesy of the Crocker Art Museum

Insight: Political Junkie / Governor's Debate Preview / Melissa Dahl's New Book / Duane Michals At The Crocker

The Political Junkie discusses the impact of Brett Kavanaugh. We preview the governor's debate. Author Melissa Dahl tells us about her new book. We get an inside look at Duane Michals' exhibit at the Crocker from the photographer himself.

Friday, October 5, 2018

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

Insight: Capitol Chat On Gov. Brown And #MeToo Laws / Mental Health Art Exhibit / History Of Northern California Place Names

CALmatters' Laurel Rosenhall joins us to talk about Gov. Brown's approach to #MeToo bills. We preview the "Journey of Hope" art show for mental health awareness. CapRadio's Emily Zentner tells us about the history behind Sacramento area place names.

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Photo by Rudy Meyers Photography

Insight: Preventing The Flu / Remembering Mead Kibbey / B Street Theatre Presents Ironbound / Sound Advice With Hey, Listen!

UC Davis' Dr. Dean Blumberg talks to us about flu protection. We remember historian Mead Kibbey with this 2013 Insight interview. The B Street Theatre presents Ironbound. Hey, Listen! host Nick Brunner joins us for Sound Advice.