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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Jazz Vocalist Beth Duncan will host today's Insight.

LATEST SHOW | Thursday, March 30, 2017

Insight: Tani Cantil-Sakauye / Sac Food And Film Festival / Gold Fever Days / Sound Advice

Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye has a few words on immigration arrests; Sac Food and Film Festival returns for a 5th year; Gold Fever Days preserves California history and a preview of touring acts in Sacramento.


  • The 'Dangerous' Path Forward: A Conversation With CA Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye

    We hear Capitol Bureau Chief Ben Adler's conversation with Chief Justice Tani-Cantil Sakauye on her call to ICE agents to stop making arrests at courthouses.

  • Five Years Later, Sac Food And Film Festival Upholds Farm-To-Fork Mission

    The Sacramento Food and Film Festival is back for its fifth year. Organizer Amber Stott joins filmmaker Matt Weschler and farmer Anthony Davis to talk about what to expect.

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    Gold Fever Tours Bring History Into The Present

    The Sacramento History Museum leads tours of the city with guides who perform in character as historical residents. We hear from tour manager Shawn Turner and tour guide Ruby Sketchley.

  • Touring Bands To Expect In Sacramento

    Concert promoter Scott Brill-Lehn hosts this week's Sound Advice to preview touring acts coming to Sacramento.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Insight: ICE Forum / Millenial Home Ownership / Sac Jazz Cooperative / Sacramento Improv Marathon

CapRadio's Ben Bradford recaps Tuesday night's forum on immigration; PolitiFact California's Chris Nichols looks into why millenial home ownership; Sac Jazz Cooperative founder Carolyn Swayze talks about her goals and a marathon of comedy is coming.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Insight: Political Junkie / Flood Insurance / Jack Gallagher / Hannah Mayree

Political Junkie Ken Rudin comments on Trump's health care plan; CapRadio reporters share their findings on flood insurance; Jack Gallagher talks about his new comedy show and Hannah Mayree plays music from her new album "Thoughts of the Night."

Thursday, March 23, 2017

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Insight: Capitol Chat / Bee Die-Off / Hari Kondabolu / Sound Advice

LA Times reporter Sarah Wire hosts Capitol Chat; CapRadio's Julia Mitric investigates massive bee die-off; Hari Kondabolu talks about his new comedy album and Hey, Listen! host Nick Brunner hosts Sound Advice.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

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Insight: Gorsuch Hearing / 'Fear And The Boogeyman' / 'Avenged' / 'Cesar And Ruben'

Neil Gorsuch continues through his days-long hearing session; Sierra College has a new intellectual series on fear; author Lynn Carthage concludes her Arnaud Trilogy with "Avenged" and a play highlights the legacy of Cesar Chavez.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Insight: Golden 1 Technology / Nuclear Threat Initiative / 'A Thousand Kisses Deep' / Quinn Hedges

A Politico reporter looks into how much personal data the Golden 1 Center gathers; Gov. Jerry Brown attends nuclear risk talks in D.C.; Nevada musicians pay tribute to Leonard Cohen in Sacramento and local musician Quinn Hedges plays new music live.

Monday, March 20, 2017

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Insight: Political Junkie / Zip Code Vs. Genetic Code / UC Davis Men's Basketball / NCAA Money

Political Junkie Ken Rudin responds to the hearings on Neil Gorsuch, Trump's wiretap claims and possible Russian influence during the elections. Dr. Anthony Iton explores what zip code means to life expectancy. We wrap up talking about NCAA.

Friday, March 17, 2017

Insight: Capitol Chat / 'Forbidden Fruit' / 'Not For Rehire' / Sac Master Singers

CapRadio's Ben Bradford talks about the future of high-speed rail; the Crocker Art Museum is holding a German-influenced porcelain exhibit; a local comedian talks about work misfortune in his new bit and Sac Master Singers want to heal with music.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

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Insight: Kevin De Léon / UC Davis Basketball / 'Breaking The Code' / Sound Advice / CORE Contemporary Dance

President pro Tem Kevin de Léon defends his "sanctuary state" bill; a college theater does a play on a famous World War II codebreaker; jazz host Gary Vercelli hosts Sound Advice and CORE Contemporary Dance celebrates 10 years.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Insight: UC Davis Basketball / Binge Eating Disorder / Kushman By The Bottle / 'ArtCurious' / Guitarist Jason Vieaux

UC Davis heads to March Madness; binge eating becomes the most common eating disorder in the country; Rick Kushman explores the weather's effects on vineyards; "ArtCurious" explores art history and Jason Vieaux will play with the Stockton Symphony.