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 | Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Rich Pedroncelli / File / AP

Insight: PolitiFact California / Reproductive Rights / Molly Fisk / Sac State Dance

PolitiFact California's Chris Nichols explains a rating change on Mike Pence; a McGeorge professor expects pro-life restrictions with a Trump presidency; Molly Fisk shares her latest poetry and Sacramento State honors dance legend Jose Limon.


  • Ben Adler / Capital Public Radio

    PolitiFact California Revisits Mike Pence Claims On Conversion Therapy

    PolitiFact California Reporter Chris Nichols revisits a fact check conducted in July on Mike Pence and conversion therapy. The rating has been updated based on new research. Nichols explains the reason behind the change in ruling.

  • McGeorge Law Professor Gives Insight On Possible Pro-Life Changes With Trump Presidency

    How might reproductive rights change under a Trump Administration? McGeorge Law Professor Leslie Jacobs talks about what could happen with the President-Elect's promise to fill Antonin Scalia's seat with a conservative pro-life justice.

  • Molly Fisk Releases Collection Of Poems In 'Houston, We Have A Possum'

    Poet, author and radio personality Molly Fisk returns to Insight with her latest work "Houston, We Have a Possum." She'll share some of her newest poems and talk about future projects she's working on.

  • Sacramento State Theatre And Dance Honors Jose Limon On 60th Anniversary

    Sacramento State's Theatre and Dance Department marks its 60th anniversary with a performance recreating a Jose Limon piece called "A Choreographic Offering."

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Josh Edelson / AP

Insight: Oakland Fire / Standing Rock / California Honeydrops

The East Bay Express has been closely following the Oakland warehouse fire and share the latest details, we learn about protests similar to Standing Rock in Davis and the California Honeydrops preview music before its upcoming show at Harlow's.

Monday, December 5, 2016

Jonathan Ayestas / Capital Public Radio

Insight: Oakland Fire / Political Junkie / Political Memorabilia / Sacramento Choral Society & Orchestra

Oakland officials have halted investigations on the "Ghost Ship" fire, Political Junkie Ken Rudin shares his latest commentary, item collectors are displaying political memorabilia and the Sac Choral Society & Orchestra has big plans this year.

Friday, December 2, 2016

Special Insight: A Look At California's End Of Life Option

Friday's Insight is an hour-long special sharing the personal stories of two women who chose to take the End of Life prescription. We'll hear from their families and also a prerecorded interview with one of the women before she took her life.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Insight: Capitol Chat / Author John Freeman / Sound Advice

CapRadio's Ben Adler explains what it means now that Democrats have the supermajority in the California legislature, author John Freeman releases his second literary novel as part of a series and Nick Brunner hosts a Sacramento-based Sound Advice.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

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Insight: PolitiFact California / Transparency Task Force / Ruby Jaye

PolitiFact Reporter Chris Nichols fact-checks a claim from Donald Trump about voter fraud, a task force in Sacramento is committed to bringing transparency to the police force and Ruby Jaye promotes her first album.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Insight: California Retirees / The State Hornet / 'Ear Hustle' / Pink Martini

Tuesday's Insight includes a continued conversation of California's pension woes, a standoff between Sacramento State and its college paper that refuses to relocate off campus, a podcast exploring San Quentin Prison and new music from Pink Martini.

Monday, November 28, 2016

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Insight: Political Junkie / Michael Tubbs / Dog Party

Monday's Insight follows the conversations with Political Junkie Ken Rudin, Stockton's first ever African-American Mayor Michael Tubbs and Sacramento local Dog Party, who recently finished a tour with Green Day.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Insight: Steve Ly / Kushman By The Bottle / Pet Tales

Our Insight before Thanksgiving Day features the nation's first Hmong Mayor. Then Rick Kushman joins us for your wine recommendations this holiday. We end with a Pet Tales segment, a special free adoption program at the Front Street Animal Shelter.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Pauline Bartolone / CALMatters

Insight: DACA Future / Michael Bratton ll / Pumpkin Pie Recipe

Tuesday's Insight includes the topics of immigration in a pending Trump presidency, a turkey trot promoting suicide awareness and a food lovers' special on how to make a health-conscientious pumpkin pie.