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 | Monday, October 24, 2016

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

Insight: Political Junkie / Ongoing Nuclear Tension / Honey B & The Cultivation

Monday's Insight includes the Political Junkie Ken Rudin's latest commentary on politics, a conversation about ongoing nuclear tension and music from Honey B & the Cultivation.


  • Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

    Political Junkie Goes West

    The Political Junkie is turning his analytical gaze west. Ken Rudin, known to NPR listeners from his many years talking all things politics with Neal Conan on "Talk of the Nation," joins Insight host Beth Ruyak for our signature segment.

  • Security Analysts Fret Over Ongoing Nuclear Concerns

    The threat of nuclear weapons has been a key theme throughout the Presidential race. Ira Helfand is the co-President of the Nobel Prize winning International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War. He explains the ongoing nuclear tension.

  • Honey B & The Cultivation Bring Culturally Infused Sound To Sacramento

    Sacramento band Honey B & the Cultivation plays at the Torch Club in Sacramento Wednesday. They'll preview some of the music they play and answer questions about what drives the theme behind their music.

Friday, October 21, 2016

Insight Music Special: Joe Kye And Jason Chu / Nicholas McGegan / Sac State Vocal Jazz Group / Craig Chaquico

In lieu of a regular Friday show, we are airing a special hour of Insight music segments, featuring Joe Kye collaborating with Jason Chu, Nicholas McGegan of the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, Sac State Vocal Jazz Group and Craig Chaquico.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Insight: Presidential Debate Recap / November Ballot Breakdown / California Women's Music Festival

Thursday's Insight features a recap of the final presidential debate, a breakdown of conflicting propositions on the November ballot and music from the California Women's Music Festival.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Insight: Bera-Jones Debate Analysis / John Shirey / Joe Kye And Jason Chu

Wednesday''s Insight includes a debate analysis after the Ami Bera-Scott Jones debate, a check-in with outgoing city manager John Shirey and music from Joe Kye and Jason Chu.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Insight: Bera-Jones Debate / Armenian Food Festival / The Light Opera Theater At Sacramento / Craig Chaquico

Tuesday's Insight includes a preview of an Ami Bera-Scott Jones Debate, an Armenian Food Festival, the Light Opera at Sacramento and band Craig Chaquico.

Monday, October 17, 2016

Jonathan Ayestas / Capital Public Radio

Insight: Political Junkie / Arts And The Elections / Pianist Lara Downes

Monday's Insight features Political Junkie Ken Rudin's latest commentary, a close look at what the November elections means for the arts community and new music from Davis-based pianist Lara Downes.

Friday, October 14, 2016

Insight: Capitol Chat / Rock Climber Alex Honnold / Rock Band Destroy Boys

The first part of Friday's Insight includes a rundown of some of the ballot measures to vote for in November. The later parts involve a world-renowned rock climber and a high school garage-rock band playing at Harlow's.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

401(K) 2012 / Flickr

Insight: Pension Crisis In Illinois / Urban Trees / Catherine Russell / Sound Advice

For Thursday's Insight, we compare Illinois' pension crisis compared to California's, measure the utility of trees in a cityscape, talk with jazz legend Catherine Russell about her new album and finish the show with Gary Vercelli on Sound Advice.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Insight: Downtown Renovations Dilemma / Specialty Coffee Week / 'Beyond A Miracle'

For Wednesday's Insight, we examine the pros and cons of renovating the Convention Center and Community Theatre, Sacramento coffee shops observe Specialty Coffee Week and filmmaker Bill George talks about his latest documentary.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Rich Pedroncelli / AP

Insight: California Supreme Court Chief Justice / Catherine Bertini / Grant Drum Line

For Tuesday's Insight, California Supreme Court Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye talks about election-related issues, a World Food Prize Laureate discusses food insecurity and the Grant High School Drum Line previews music before their Japan tour.