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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Wednesday, May 24, 2017: Pamela Wu hosts Insight.

LATEST SHOW | Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Insight: PolitiFact California / Ray Spencer Exoneration / Pet Tales / Paul Fingerote

A California assemblywoman makes a statement about Governor Brown's gas tax; Ray Spencer is exonerated after 20 years of prison time for a crime he didn't commit; hyperthyroidism could impact your cat's weight and Paul Fingerote has a new book.


  • Ben Adler / Capital Public Radio

    PolitiFact: California Gas Tax, Medicaid And Russia Investigation

    PolitiFact California reporter Chris Nichols discusses his newest fact check of claims about California’s new gas tax. He also has two national fact checks for us to explore.

  • Journalist Maurice Chammah Shares Report On Ray Spencer And His Exoneration 20 Years After Prison

    Ray Spencer spent 20 years in prison for a crime he didn’t commit. Spencer has been exonerated thanks in part to his daughter Katie. Maurice Chammah wrote his story for Esquire; he joins Insight along with Katie.

  • Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

    Feline Hyperthyroidism — Could Your Cat Be Suffering?

    A relatively unknown disease in cats four decades ago has become among the most prominent illnesses facing felines today. Pet expert Gina Spadafori and Dr. Kelly Byam discuss feline hyperthyroidism.

  • Gary Vercelli Speaks With Paul Fingerote About 'Jazz On My Mind'

    CapRadio's Jazz Music Director, Gary Vercelli, sat down with Paul Fingerote to talk about the book he co-authored with Dr. Herb Wong, "Jazz On My Mind."

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Insight: Darla Moe V. Anthem Blue Cross / 3-D Mammograms / Remembering Laura Tyrrell / Comedian Turner Sparks

A Sacramento breast cancer survivor sued Anthem Blue Cross for denied coverage; UC Davis doctors explain what a 3-D mammogram is; Laura Tyrrell is remembered for her breast cancer awareness and an El Dorado Hills native becomes a comedian.

Monday, May 22, 2017

Insight: The Political Junkie Goes West / Don Fraser / SacState's Hyperloop Program / Beacon Art Project

On Insight, Ken Rudin adds his perspective on the turmoil brewing in the White House. Don Fraser talks about the checks and balances system in politics. And SacState students talk about the Hyperloop Project.

Friday, May 19, 2017

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

Insight: Capitol Chat / Affordable Housing Forum / 'Breaking News' Film / 'West Side Story'

UC Regents respond to a scathing state audit on Thursday; we recap an affordable housing forum that happened earlier this week; ABC10 producer Ryan Rubi satirizes local reporting and the Young Actors Stage are set to perform in "West Side Story."

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

Insight: 'Sunday Street: Broadway' / 'Three Revolutions In Urban Transportation' / Sound Advice

Sacramento hopes to get drivers out of their car with an open street event; a new report has different ways to reduce emissions between Sacramento and Yolo counties and Submerge Magazine's Jonathan Carraba hosts Sound Advice.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Michael Tubbs / Facebook

Insight: Michael Tubbs / American Health Care Act / Kushman By The Bottle

Stockton Mayor Michael Tubbs previews his first State of the City Address; Capital & Main journalist Paul Tullis discusses the effects of the American Health Care Act and wine expert Rick Kushman talks about this year's harvest season.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Amy Quinton / Capital Public Radio

Insight: Bee Die-Off / First Responder PTSD / Fiddler Hanneke Cassel

Thousands of bees died in Fresno during almond tree pollination season; a holistic healer talks about first responder PTSD support groups available and fiddler Hanneke Cassel plays new music in studio.

Monday, May 15, 2017

Cliff Owen / AP

Insight: Political Junkie / 'Light & Noir' / Graphic Novel Explorers Club

Political Junkie Ken Rudin recaps the firing of James Comey and Trump's approval ratings; a traveling exhibit highlights Hollywood actors who escaped persecution in Europe and Sacramento super podcasters discuss graphic novels in a new series.

Friday, May 12, 2017

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

Insight: Capitol Chat / Mommy And Me / Musician David Luning

State government reporter Ben Bradford highlights parts of Gov. Jerry Brown's revised budget; a program in Sacramento provides daycare and English classes to refugees and musician David Luning plays live in studio.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Insight: California's Comey Response / Mental Health Month / Sound Advice / Little Charlie Baty

California's Delegation responds to Trump's firing of James Comey; Sacramento observes Mental Health Month; Classical host Kevin Doherty hosts Sound Advice and Little Charlie Baty performs on Insight.