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 | Thursday, April 26, 2018

Rich Pedroncelli / AP Photo

Insight: Journalists Discuss Golden State Killer Case / DNA Evidence Legislation / Life In Southern France / Young Artists Competition

Journalists discuss personal connections to the Golden State Killer case. How DNA legislation could help cold case investigations. Author Georgeanne Brennan gives a window into Provence. Pianist Lara Downes previews the Young Artists Competition.


  • Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

    After Golden State Killer Arrest, Journalists Discuss Personal Connections To The Story

    While the attacks were happening in the 1970s, journalists across the state were affected by the coverage.

  • Rich Pedroncelli / AP Photo

    DNA Legislation Faces Challenges, But Could Help In Cold Case Investigations

    Randol White

    A California lawmaker says the state could solve more cold cases if DNA samples were taken from those arrested for certain misdemeanors.

  • Life In Southern France Is Exactly What It Sounds Like: Good Food, Good Wine, Good Culture

    Georgeanne Brennan talks about her new book, inspired by her life in the southern French countryside.

  • Lara Downes / Courtesy

    Young Artists Competition Showcases Up-And-Coming Talent

    The Mondavi Center is hosting the Young Artists Competition in late April.

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

Insight: Mayor Darrell Steinberg / PolitiFact California / Sierra Poetry Festival / Author Michael Wallis

Mayor Darrell Steinberg discusses health initiatives in South Sacramento. PolitiFact checks ads in the California governor's race. The Sierra Poetry Festival returns. Author Michael Wallis shares his book “The Best Land Under Heaven."

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Charr Crail Photography / Courtesy

Insight: Mental Health Care For Black Communities / Creative Edge Partnership / Young Actor Miller Traum / Tiny Desk Contest

How mental health care could benefit black communities affected by violence. The Creative Edge partnership aims to strengthen the region's creative economy. Young actor Miller Traum lights up local theater scene. Tiny Desk Contest winner announced.

Monday, April 23, 2018

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

Insight: Capitol Chat / Steve Almond Warns Against 'Bad Stories' / Children's Book 'Rescue and Jessica'

CapRadio's Ben Adler rounds up California political news. Author Steve Almond discusses "bad stories" Americans tell themselves. Boston Marathon bombing survivors Jessica Kensky and Patrick Downes on new children's book with their service dog Rescue.

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Courtesy Eleftheria Kotzia

Insight: Capitol Chat On SB 827 / 'Three Revolutions' In Transportation / Painter Gregory Kondos Turns 95 / Greek Guitarist Performs

CapRadio's Randol White explains the death of a controversial housing bill. Transportation expert Dan Sperling shares his new book. Painter Gregory Kondos celebrates turning 95 with a new exhibit. Greek classical guitarist Eleftheria Kotzia performs.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Insight: Research Into Fatal Police Encounters / Jewish Film Festival / Kushman By The Bottle / Salt Wizard Plays 'Creature Sounds'

A UC Davis sociologist explains research on fatal encounters between police and civilians. Film on actress Hedy Lamarr featured at Jewish Film Festival. How late, wet weather could affect wine grapes. Folk band Salt Wizard releases a new album.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018


Insight: Latest Stories / CALMatters' Dan Morain On Governor's Race / University Of Pacific Honors John Muir / Shakespeare In Yosemite

A roundup of the region's latest stories. CALmatters' Dan Morain looks back to 1998 for some history tied to the governor's race. Remembering John Muir ahead of his birthday. Yosemite hosts UC Merced Shakespeare performance for Earth Day.

Monday, April 16, 2018

Courtesy John deGraaf

Insight: Political Junkie / BBC Look-Ahead / Yuba City Teacher Misconduct Investigation / KVIE Documentary 'Redefining Prosperity'

James Comey's first interview since being fired as FBI director. France and Britain join U.S. airstrikes on Syria. The latest on the Yuba City teacher under investigation for assaulting students. Documentary explores "Gold Rushes of Nevada City."

Friday, April 13, 2018

Courtesy Dave Douglass

Insight: Governor's Race Heats Up / Author Catriona McPherson / Jazz Trumpeter Dave Douglas

Capitol Bureau Chief Ben Adler gives us the latest on the governor's race. Author Catriona McPherson begins a new series set in California. Jazz trumpeter Dave Douglas will perform with the Jazz Ensembles as part of Sac State's Festival of the Arts.

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Courtesy Dr. Keith Watenpaugh

Insight: Brown Agrees To Deploy National Guard / Syrian Chemical Attack / CalPERS CEO / Sacramento Orchid Society / Sound Advice

Gov. Jerry Brown agrees to deploy California National Guard to Mexico border. Dr. Keith Watenpaugh on Syria. CalPERS CEO on pension solvency. Sacramento Orchid Society offers tips on plant care. Classical Sound Advice.