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 | Monday, December 11, 2017

Mike Eliason / Santa Barbara County Fire Department via AP

Insight: Political Junkie Ken Rudin / CAL FIRE Update / BBC News / The Gold Souls

Political Junkie Ken Rudin previews the Alabama Senate race. CALFIRE Chief Ken Pimlot updates on wildfires around the state. BBC News shares developing stories for the week. The Gold Souls share a live performance recorded in the Insight studio.


  • Brynn Anderson / AP Photo

    Political Junkie: All Eyes On Alabama Senate Race

    Cody Drabble

    Political Junkie Ken Rudin previews the Alabama Senate race and recaps shakeups in Congress over harassment allegations.

  • Mike Eliason / Santa Barbara County Fire Department via AP

    CAL FIRE Chief Pimlott Updates On Southern California Wildfires

    Chris Remington

    CAL FIRE Chief Ken Pimlott joins us with an update as the fires continue to burn in Southern California.

  • Thibault Camus / AP Photo

    BBC Look-Ahead: What To Expect From Paris Climate Summit

    In a new weekly segment, BBC World Service editor Rob Hugh-Jones joins Insight from London to discuss how Europeans view the United States position on climate change.

  • The Gold Souls / Courtesy

    The Gold Souls Shine With New Music

    The Gold Souls stopped by CapRadio last week to record a live performance and share their new single "Nobody."

Friday, December 8, 2017

Sacramento Choral Society & Orchestra / Courtesy

Insight: Retaliation At Capitol / John Chiang / Poet Daniel Rounds / SCSO "Home For The Holidays" Concert

CALmatters reporter Laurel Rosenhall on retaliation against the women of the #WeSaidEnough campaign. Ben Adler interviews John Chiang about running for governor in 2018. Poet Daniel Rounds shares "Eros Zero." SCSO presents Home For The Holidays.

Thursday, December 7, 2017

The Philharmonik / Courtesy

Insight: MLS Expansion / The Nutcracker / Artist David Lobenberg / First Fest Sacramento

Sac Bee reporter Ryan Lillis updates on the city's bid for an MLS franchise. Sacramento Ballet presents The Nutcracker. Artist David Lobenberg hosts a holiday sale. First Fest organizer Danielle Vincent has Sound Advice.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Paul Sancya / AP

Insight: San Joaquin Sheriff Interference / PolitiFact California / Ross Hammond And Jon Bafus

Stockton Record's Michael Fitzgerald on how the San Joaquin County Sheriff may have interfered with Medical Examiner investigations. PolitiFact California checks Nancy Pelosi's tax bill comment. Ross Hammond and Jon Bafus perform live in studio.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

Insight: Dababneh Accused Of Sexual Assault / Poet Gary Snyder Honored / Artist David Garibaldi / Trans-Siberian Orchestra

Ben Adler details allegations made against California Asm. Dababneh. Poet Gary Snyder joins the California Hall of Fame. Painter David Garibaldi helps with #Dancember. Trans-Siberian Orchestra founder Mark Wood performs with a high school in Davis.

Monday, December 4, 2017

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

Insight: Political Junkie / Star Trek And Human Rights / Legacy Of Author Nikos Kazantzakis / SUNMONKS

Political Junkie Ken Rudin discusses the GOP tax bill and the Mueller investigation. Crocker Museum hosts a conversation on Star Trek and human rights. The lasting impact of author Nikos Kazantzakis. A listen to the latest single from SUNMONKS.

Friday, December 1, 2017

Bob Moffitt / Capital Public Radio

Insight: Capitol Harassment Settlements / Oroville Dam Update / California International Marathon / Keith Lowell Jensen

Ryan Hughes reveals data on harassment settlements at the Capitol. Sacramento Bee's Dale Kasler on the Oroville Dam spillway repairs. California International Marathon deals with a bib mule scandal. Comic Keith Lowell Jensen performs a clean set.

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Jessica Malone / Courtesy

Insight: Diabetes In California / Author Tom Chorneau / Jessica Malone / Sound Advice Hey Listen!

CALMatters dives into diabetes statistics in California. Journalist Tom Chorneau shares his novel about fake news. Folk singer Jessica Malone walks "A Fine Line." Hey Listen! host Nick Brunner shares R.E.M. and Reggie Watts for Sound Advice.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Rich Pedroncelli / AP Photo

Insight: Capitol Misconduct / Crocker Ball / Ken White's Modesto History / Petaluma

Reporter Ben Bradford updates on California Assembly sexual harassment hearings. The 56th Annual Crocker Art Museum Ball. Author Ken White shares his new Modesto history book. Petaluma discusses the recording process and growing as a band.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

Insight: Contested Health Insurance Denials Rise / Hate Speech Research / GilManricks New Jazz Album

Capital Public Radio's health reporter Sammy Caiola explains why contested health insurance denials are up. UC Merced Prof. Nella Van Dyke on hate speech research. Jazz duo GilManricks performs live.