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 | Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Vanessa Nelson / Capital Public Radio

Insight: Pelosi Visits Sac State / Housing Supply / Capay Valley Farmers

Reporter Julia Mitric discusses Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Sac State to meet with DACA students. Bernadette Austin with U.C. Davis explains the constraints on housing supply. And, a new book on farming in the Capay Valley.


  • Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

    News Network: Nancy Pelosi Visits Sac State

    Chris Remington

    Advocating for new DREAM Act Legislation, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi joined local Congresswoman Doris Matsui in a joint press conference.

  • Vanessa Nelson / Capital Public Radio

    Short Supply Drives The Affordable Housing Crunch

    Cody Drabble

    A big part of the affordable housing crisis is that the demand is so much greater than the supply. Bernadette Austin from UC Davis Center for Regional Change and Tyrone Buckley from Housing California discuss the impact of new housing laws on supply.

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    Capay Valley Farmers

    Cody Drabble

    Author Elvira Di'Brigit shares her book "Why We Farm: Farmers' Stories Of Growing Food And Sustaining Their Business, Featuring Farmers Of the Capay Valley."

Monday, September 18, 2017

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Insight: Political Junkie / Capitol Chat / Write Or Die

A politics-filled hour begins with the Political Junkie Ken Rudin. Then State Government Reporter Ben Bradford wraps up California’s legislative deadline. And there’s new music from Write or Die before their performance at City of Trees.

Friday, September 15, 2017

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Insight: Capitol Chat / Creative Edge / John Skinner / Light Opera

Capitol Bureau Chief Ben Adler recaps a late night of legislative deal-making. Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission's new leader talks about Creative Edge. A remembrance of musician John Skinner. The Light Opera Theatre presents "Patience."

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Insight: Pacific Hurricanes? / Vietnam Documentary / Sound Advice: Classical

Could high powered hurricanes happen in California someday? A NOAA meteorologist weighs in. UC Davis' Dr. Carolee Tran is in a new documentary on Vietnam. And Cale Wiggins brings new classical releases for Sound Advice.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Insight: PolitiFact On Border Wall Statements / Race And Gender In Pop Culture / Author Stephen Finlay Archer

PolitiFact California reporter Chris Nichols checks claims that prominent Democrats support building a border wall. Panelists from Art Mix Crocker Con 2017 discuss race and gender in pop culture. Stephen Finlay Archer shares two Irish history novels

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

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Insight: Housing Segregation History / "Reinventing America's Schools" / Pianist Lara Downes

Reporter Cosmo Garvin interviews Richard Rothstein on his best-selling new book ‘The Color of Law’. Author David Osborne on “Reinventing America’s Schools”. Pianist Lara Downes kicks off her “Sounds like America” tour with a performance on Insight.

Monday, September 11, 2017

Christopher Fairman's Album Cover For "Oakland" / Courtesy

Insight: Political Junkie / A Nation Engaged On DACA / Christopher Fairman

Political Junkie Ken Rudin discusses Hurricane Irma and Steve Bannon's 60 Minutes interview. Sacramento residents return to discuss DACA. Singer-songwriter Christopher Fairman shares music from his new record "Oakland."

Friday, September 8, 2017

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Insight: Housing Legislation / Lyme Disease / "Nouns" Art Exhibit

What’s the fate of housing legislation at the State Capitol? We explore the latest on Lyme disease and its impact on Californians. A preview of a collaborative art show at Menagerie Sacramento.

Thursday, September 7, 2017

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Insight: DACA Questions / Author Sasha Abramsky / Jewish Food Faire / Sound Advice Classical

A look at the unanswered questions surrounding the end of DACA. Author Sasha Abramsky on the science of fear and how it intersects with politics. The 40th Annual Jewish Food Faire. Sound Advice previews classical concerts in Sacramento.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

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Insight: Advance Peace / Farm To Every Fork / Triumph Cancer Foundation / Marcus Crowder On Arts And Media

Advance Peace is a program to give cash to gang members practicing nonviolence. Farm To Every Fork is bringing food to low-income and homeless families. Cyclist Pam Whitehead shares Triumph Cancer Foundation. Marcus Crowder discusses arts and media.