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, May 23, 2017

Insight: Darla Moe V. Anthem Blue Cross / 3-D Mammograms / Remembering Laura Tyrrell / Comedian Turner Sparks

A Sacramento breast cancer survivor sued Anthem Blue Cross for denied coverage; UC Davis doctors explain what a 3-D mammogram is; Laura Tyrrell is remembered for her breast cancer awareness and an El Dorado Hills native becomes a comedian.


  • Darla Moe And The Lawsuit Against Anthem Blue Cross For Denied 3-D Mammogram Coverage

    Darla Moe is a breast cancer survivor from Sacramento seeking a change in insurance coverage policy following denied coverage by Anthem Blue Cross. She speaks about her mission and experiences leading up to the lawsuit.

  • 3-D Vs. 2-D Mammograms — What's The Difference?

    What is a 3-D mammogram? UC Davis Radiologist Dr. Karen Lindfors talks about this technology, how it differs from traditional 2-D mammography and why it is increasingly recommended.

  • Laura Tyrrell, A Fierce Breast Cancer Advocate, Is Remembered For Her Efforts

    Laura Tyrrell had three different types of cancer over 17 years. Insight host Beth Ruyak reflects on Laura's involvement with breast cancer awareness.

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    Turner Sparks: 'Lost In America' Host, Kung Fu Komedy Founder, Softee Ice Cream Truck Owner

    El Dorado Hills native Turner Sparks talks about his journey from running an ice cream truck to becoming a comedian.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Insight: Coastal Rising / Sac Women's Chorus / 'Gold Rush Stories'

CALmatters explores a new report on coast line rising; author Gary Noy recaps his latest book on the Gold Rush Days and the Sacramento Women's Chorus performs with a message this year.

Monday, May 8, 2017

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Insight: Political Junkie / Wildfire Week / 'Final Rewrite'

Political Junkie Ken Rudin discusses health care; fire officials give tips on preparing for wildfire season and Sacramento playwright Leo McElroy talks about his eighth full-length play titled "Final Rewrite."

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Insight: Capitol Chat / 'Impunity Must End' / California Honey Festival / Sound Advice

Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon reacts to a state audit on the UC system; doctors are under fire in the Middle East; Woodland will host California's first honey-themed festival and Hey, Listen! Host Nick Brunner offers Sound Advice.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

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Insight: PolitiFact / California Tourism / Music Therapy / Concerts In The Park

PolitiFact digs its heels into fact-checking Trump's first 100 days and the California's gubernatorial race; Visit California explains the role of tourism in the state; the benefits of music therapy explained and we preview Concerts in the Park

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

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Insight: Cap-And-Trade / Bike Month / East Sac Baby Boomers / ARC Vocal Ensemble

New cap-and-trade legislation is proposed; Sacramento celebrates "May is Bike Month;" a group in East Sac is looking to help their neighbors and the American River College Vocal Jazz Ensemble performs live on Insight.

Monday, May 1, 2017

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Insight: Political Junkie Goes West / Trump's 100 Days / Mike Clark / Summer Film Series

Insight checks in on how people are feeling after 100 days of the Trump. Gary Vercelli talks with drummer Mike Clark ahead of his performance in San Francisco. We'll also learn more about the summer film series at the Crocker Museum.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Insight: Capitol Chat / Stories On Stage / Sound Advice

A state auditor's report revealed millions hidden in UC reserves; a local author's short story is based off a disastrous Chicago fire and this week's Sound Advice features music from First Fest.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Insight: May Day March / Tour Of California / Pet Tales

May Day March comes to Sacramento; changes to the Tour of California is to reduce the amount of younger cyclists and pet expert Gina Spadafori discusses when to take your pet to ER.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Insight: California Civil Rights History / Tree Allergies / Crystal Bowersox

Two authors reflect on California's history in leading civil rights; All Things Considered Anchor Randol White hosts a segment on tree allergies and Crystal Bowersox plays live in studio.

Monday, April 24, 2017

Insight: Dan Morain / McGeorge Water Laureate / 'Event Boundaries' / Sac International Film Festival

Political columnist Dan Morain fills in for Ken Rudin to recap the March for Science and Trump's first 100 days; producer Cody Drabble guest hosts; April Ossman has a new book out and we hear about the Sacramento International Film Festival.