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 | Friday, December 15, 2017

Ben Adler / Capital Public Radio

Insight: Capitol Chat / Surviving Hurricane Katrina / Life In 24 Frames

Ben Adler updates on the California Senate hiring attorneys to handle harassment allegations. Jonathan Ayestas shares his Hurricane Katrina story. Kris Adams of Life in 24 Frames shares a solo acoustic performance of songs from "Ctrl + Z."


  • Ben Adler / Capital Public Radio

    Capitol Chat: Senate Hires Attorneys To Handle Harassment Investigations

    Jen Picard

    The California Senate has hired outside attorneys to investigate harassment allegations at the Capitol. Bureau Chief Ben Adler joins us with the latest information in today’s Capitol Chat.

  • Surviving Hurricane Katrina

    Chris Remington

    Former Insight producer Jonathan Ayestas joined Beth Ruyak in studio to talk about his own experience living through Hurricane Katrina.

  • Capital Public Radio

    Life In 24 Frames Headlines All-Ages Toy Drive

    Life in 24 Frames leader Kris Adams returns to Insight for a special solo acoustic performance of songs from the band's 2017 album "Ctrl + Z." Life in 24 Frames is headlining a toy drive benefit show at Holy Diver Saturday night.

Friday, December 1, 2017

Bob Moffitt / Capital Public Radio

Insight: Capitol Harassment Settlements / Oroville Dam Update / California International Marathon / Keith Lowell Jensen

Ryan Hughes reveals data on harassment settlements at the Capitol. Sacramento Bee's Dale Kasler on the Oroville Dam spillway repairs. California International Marathon deals with a bib mule scandal. Comic Keith Lowell Jensen performs a clean set.

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Jessica Malone / Courtesy

Insight: Diabetes In California / Author Tom Chorneau / Jessica Malone / Sound Advice Hey Listen!

CALMatters dives into diabetes statistics in California. Journalist Tom Chorneau shares his novel about fake news. Folk singer Jessica Malone walks "A Fine Line." Hey Listen! host Nick Brunner shares R.E.M. and Reggie Watts for Sound Advice.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Rich Pedroncelli / AP Photo

Insight: Capitol Misconduct / Crocker Ball / Ken White's Modesto History / Petaluma

Reporter Ben Bradford updates on California Assembly sexual harassment hearings. The 56th Annual Crocker Art Museum Ball. Author Ken White shares his new Modesto history book. Petaluma discusses the recording process and growing as a band.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

Insight: Contested Health Insurance Denials Rise / Hate Speech Research / GilManricks New Jazz Album

Capital Public Radio's health reporter Sammy Caiola explains why contested health insurance denials are up. UC Merced Prof. Nella Van Dyke on hate speech research. Jazz duo GilManricks performs live.

Monday, November 27, 2017

Wild Ones / Courtesy

Insight: Political Junkie Ken Rudin / Neal Cassady's Letter / Wild Ones

Ken Rudin recaps President Trump's Time Magazine tweets and Rep. John Conyers stepping down from his leadership post. Neal Cassady's daughter shares a letter that inspired "On The Road." Wild Ones share new music from "Mirror Touch."

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Vista Kicks / Courtesy

Insight: PolitiFact On California Utility Costs / Kushman By The Bottle / Vista Kicks

PolitiFact Editor Gregory Favre checks statements on the high cost of utilities in California. Wine expert Rick Kushman shares tips for selecting the perfect bottle for Thanksgiving. Vista Kicks perform new music from "Booty Shakers Ball" in studio.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Sarah Marie Hawkins / Courtesy

Insight: Local Artists On Harassment / Yams Versus Sweetpotatoes / "The Seagull" At American River College

Faceless No More's Sarah Marie Hawkins and Retrograde Collective's Arielle Robbins discuss sexual harassment. Cap Radio's Randol White investigates the difference between a yam and a sweetpotato. American River College presents "The Seagull."

Monday, November 20, 2017

Photo by Brian Ach/Invision/AP

Insight: Political Junkie Ken Rudin / Counties Await Legal Cannabis / Saoirse Ronan On "Lady Bird"

Political Junkie Ken Rudin recaps the latest on the Alabama Senate Race. California counties prepare for the new legal status of recreational cannabis in 2018. Actress Saoirse Ronan shares experiences filming "Lady Bird" with director Greta Gerwig.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio File

Insight: Sexual Harassment At Capitol / Cannabis For Pets / Sound Advice Jazz / Separate Spines

Julia Mitric updates on developments in sexual harassment allegations against state Sen. Tony Mendoza. UC Davis researchers study using medical cannabis on pets. Gary Vercelli joins for Sound Advice Jazz. Separate Spines performs new music.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Rich Pedroncelli / AP Photo

Insight: Tehama Shooting / WWII Graphic Novel / "Red Altar" Play / Author Erika Mailman

North State Public Radio updates on the shooting in Tehama County. Graphic novelists share a WWII internment story. Community Asian Theatre of the Sierra presents "Red Altar." Erika Mailman debuts "Murderer's Maid," the latest Lizzie Borden novel.