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, September 19, 2018

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Insight: Farm Labor Shortage / Grading California Schools / Dissect Podcast / GLOBAL LOCAL Returns To Sacramento

CapRadio's Nadine Sebai tells us about why many California farmers are struggling to find workers. We look at a new report on California's schools. Dissect Podcast creator Cole Cuchna takes a look at Frank Ocean. GLOBAL LOCAL returns to Sacramento.


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    California Farmers Face Labor Shortages

    Ranch owners are struggling to find workers to harvest their crops across the state, but automation to replace them is lagging behind. CapRadio reporter Nadine Sebai explains what lies behind the shortfall.

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    Grading California’s Schools

    Researchers published a massive report on the state of California’s educational system, compiling the work of dozens of experts in 36 studies that analyze everything from charter school oversight to teacher pensions.

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    Dissect Podcast Wraps Up Season On Frank Ocean, Looks Ahead To Lauryn Hill

    Dissect podcast season three is winding down on the Spotify original podcast channel. Cole Cuchna breaks down the biographical and musical story behind Frank Ocean's "Channel Orange" and "Blonde," and the long wait between both albums.

  • GLOBAL LOCAL Brings Music And Culture Popup To A Parking Garage

    Sol Collective’s GLOBAL LOCAL is returning this Saturday to Arden Fair’s parking garage, featuring food, art and music in a cross cultural celebration.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

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Insight: Six Months Since Stephon Clark / Linda Ronstadt / Book Of Mormon Sing Along

We look at Sacramento six months after the shooting of Stephon Clark by police with CapRadio Senior Editor Nick Miller. Linda Ronstadt tells us about her life and music. The organizers of an upcoming Book of Mormon singalong preview the event.

Monday, September 17, 2018

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Insight: Political Junkie On Kavanaugh / Capital Airshow / Compassionate Sacramento's 916 Day / Andrew Castro Previews His New Book

Political Junkie Ken Rudin unpacks the sexual assault allegations against Brett Kavanaugh. We preview the Capital Airshow. Compassionate Sacramento recaps their 916 Day of unity in the city. Musician Andrew Castro previews his new book on anxiety.

Friday, September 14, 2018

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Insight: Climate Action Summit / Craft Beer At Law School? / Alan Parsons Live Project / Sac Open Studios

Ezra Romero reviews the Global Climate Action Summit on its final day. We talk to a law school professor who teaches about craft beer. KZAP's Dennis Newhall previews the Alan Parsons Live Project. Sac Open Studios takes us inside the artist's studio.

Thursday, September 13, 2018

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Insight: Mayor Darrell Steinberg / Poet Mary Mackey / Jazz Musician Herb Alpert / Sound Advice With Jeff Hudson

Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg talks climate change, Measure U and more. Poet Mary Mackey reads from her new anthology. Gary Vercelli interviews jazz great Herb Alpert. Theatre Critic Jeff Hudson gives us Sound Advice on some upcoming concerts.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

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Insight: Fact-Checking Elections With PolitiFact / Climate Change And Wildfires / Kushman By The Bottle / ArtMix CrockerCon

We discuss election fact-checking with PolitiFact. Researcher Ian Monroe gets personal about climate change and wildfires. In Kushman By The Bottle, we talk about wildfires' effect on vineyards. ArtMix CrockerCon brings comic books and art together.

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

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Insight: Jerry Brown On SB 100 / CapRadio's Project Examining Rural Suicide / The Creation District Records

Gov. Jerry Brown talks about California’s new renewable energy goal. CapRadio's Sammy Caiola shares the first installment of her series on suicide in rural areas. The Creation District Records previews their upcoming mixtape release show.

Monday, September 10, 2018

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Insight: Political Junkie / Sac City School Budget Cuts / CalFire Update / Climate Change And Agriculture

The Political Junkie wraps up the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation hearings. Cal Fire updates us on wildfires. Sacramento City school district officials tell us about the $24 million budget cut. We preview a symposium on climate change and agriculture.

Friday, September 7, 2018

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Insight: Capitol Chat / Author Vanessa Hua / California Craft Beer Summit / Poly Varghese And Jay Nair Perform

We chat about DMV controversy and two public safety bills on Gov. Brown's desk. Author Vanessa Hua tells us about her new book, "A River of Stars." We learn about new beer trends with Dr. Charlie Bamforth. Poly Varghese and Jay Nair perform.

Thursday, September 6, 2018

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Insight: Rent Control And Measure U / Butterflies And Climate Change / Artist Melissa Uroff / Nell Robinson And Jim Nunnally Perform

Reporter Bob Moffitt updates us on rent control and Measure U. Dr. Art Shapiro tells us about how climate change is affecting California's butterflies. Artist Melissa Uroff previews her new show. Nell Robinson and Jim Nunnally perform.