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 | Thursday, May 24, 2018

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Insight: Capitol Chat Looks Ahead To Primary Election / DA Candidate Noah Phillips / New Distracted Voting Research / Sound Advice

Capitol Bureau Chief Ben Adler shares the latest in the California governor's race. An interview with Sacramento County DA candidate Noah Phillips. New research on distracted voting. Hey, Listen's Nick Brunner has Sound Advice.


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    Capitol Chat: The Race For Second Place In Governor’s Race

    Candidates for governor enter the final stretch of campaigning before the statewide primaries. Capitol Bureau Chief Ben Adler explains which of them have the best chance to move on to the general election.

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    Sacramento County DA Candidate Noah Phillips On His Platform, Recent Allegations

    Sacramento County District Attorney Candidate Noah Phillips joins Insight to discuss his campaign issues.

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    Distracted Voting Hurts Candidates Of Color At The Ballot Box

    New research from UC Merced political science professor Jessica Trounstine shows that distracted voting puts candidates of color at an electoral disadvantage.

  • Sound Advice: Hey, Listen! To These NorCal Tiny Desk Contestants

    Hey, Listen! Host Nick Brunner shares music from recent Northern California competitors in this year's NPR Tiny Desk Contest.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

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Insight: Prop 72 Would Reward Homeowners For Capturing Rainwater / NPR's Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson Visits / History Of Strawberries

A look at Proposition 72, which would give Californians a tax break for capturing rainwater. NPR correspondent Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson discusses her work. KVIE documentary explores the history of strawberries in California.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

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Insight: Racial Disparities In Sacramento's Neighborhoods / Dissect Podcast Launches Season Three / 'American In Paris' Takes Stage

Sociologist Jesus Hernandez on how decades-old policy segregated Sacramento's neighborhoods. Dissect creator Cole Cuchna on the podcast's third season. Tony-winning "American in Paris" takes local stage.

Monday, May 21, 2018

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Insight: Political Junkie / Mueller Probe Marks One Year / Green Valley Theatre Co.'s 'A Chorus Line' / Jazz Trumpeter Joe Mazzaferro

The Political Junkie discusses President Trump's tweet calling for a DOJ investigation. LA Times reporter recaps one year of Mueller's Russia probe. Green Valley Theatre presents "A Chorus Line." Jazz trumpeter Joe Mazzaferro shares a new album.

Thursday, May 17, 2018

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Insight: Capitol Chat On Sanctuary State Meeting, Aid-In-Dying Law / Kushman By The Bottle / Ideateam Has 'Kinetic' New Album

CapRadio's Ben Adler discusses a meeting between the president and California officials Wednesday on immigration. Wine expert Rick Kushman has tips for taking your wine on the go. Ideateam debuts their new album, "Kinetic."

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

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Insight: PolitiFact Examines Campaign Ads / Former Sac Bee Reporter Stephen Magagnini / Former Bee Theater Critic Marcus Crowder

PolitiFact California looks at claims made in two TV campaign ads. Former Sac Bee reporter Stephen Magagnini discusses the changing media landscape. Former Bee theater critic Marcus Crowder reflects on his experiences as a black man in Sacramento.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Insight: Statute Of Limitations In Golden State Killer Case / Sacramento Bee Layoffs / Health Care Disparities / Misner & Smith Perform

CapRadio's Bob Moffitt explains how the statute of limitations plays into the Golden State Killer case. Former Sac Bee reporter Ed Fletcher discusses layoffs at the paper. Revisiting a landmark health disparities study. Duo Misner & Smith perform.

Monday, May 14, 2018

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Insight: Political Junkie On New US Embassy In Jerusalem / New Ethics Rules For California Lawyers / Tycho To Play The Sofia

The Political Junkie discusses events on the Gaza Strip and in Israel as the U.S. opens a new embassy in Jerusalem. McGeorge law professor John Sims on the California Supreme Court's overhaul of ethics rules for lawyers. Tycho returns to Sacramento.

Friday, May 11, 2018

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Insight: Gov. Brown To Release Revised Budget / Sacramento Beer Week / Soft Science's New Album / B Street Theatre Opens New Space

CapRadio's Ben Adler discusses Gov. Jerry Brown's May budget revision. Sacramento celebrates brewing with Beer Week events. Indie-pop band Soft Science has a new album. B Street Theatre opens new performance space.

Thursday, May 10, 2018


Insight: New Podcast 'Keys To The House' / Remembering California's 35th Governor / Pianist Konstantin Soukhovetski / Sound Advice

CapRadio's Ben Bradford introduces new podcast "Keys to the House." Remembering California's Governor George Deukmejian. Concert pianist Konstantin Soukhovetski performs. Classical concerts preview with arts reporter Jeff Hudson for Sound Advice.