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.
on News Station

 We Get Support From:
Become a Supporter 
 We Get Support From:
Become a Supporter 

LATEST SHOW | Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Bert Johnson / Capital Public Radio

Insight: Wildfire And Utilities / PolitiFact Checks Denham / Kushman By The Bottle / Jewish Food Faire / Animals In The Attic Perform

CPUC's president talks about utilities and wildfire. Politifact California reporter Chris Nichols previews his new fact check. Rick Kushman explains wildfire's effect on wine. We check out the Jewish Food Faire. Animals in the Attic perform.


  • Bert Johnson / Capital Public Radio

    CPUC President Michael Picker On Regulating Utilities In The Age Of Megafires

    California Public Utilities Commission President Michael Picker talks about how the agency is regulating utilities in light of several wildfires across the state.

  • Evan Vucci / AP Photo

    PolitiFact CA: Jeff Denham is Wrong About Election Tampering

    PolitiFact California Reporter Chris Nichols explains why Rep. Jeff Denham is false when it comes to a recent claim about China tampering with U.S. elections.

  • Sam Howzit / flickr

    Kushman By The Bottle: Smoky Wine?

    Wine expert Rick Kushman joins us to talk about possible outcomes for this year's grape harvest and how they may be affected by smoky air.

  • Jewish Food Faire Returns To Carmichael

    The 41st annual Jewish Food Faire returns to Congregation Beth Shalom.

  • Bert Johnson / Capital Public Radio

    Animals In The Attic Unleash 'Naked In Public Part II'

    Indie surf pop band Animals In The Attic debut new music from their latest EP before a record release party at Highwater on Aug. 16.

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Bert Johnson / Capital Public Radio

Insight: News Network / Marcus Crowder On His New Play / Sacramento Police Change Chase Policy / Sparks Across Darkness Performs

CALmatters reporter Laurel Rosenhall joins us for News Network. Theater critic Marcus Crowder previews his new play. Sacramento Police Chief Daniel Hahn tells us about the department's new foot chase policy. Sparks Across Darkness performs.

Monday, August 13, 2018

Courtesy of Green Valley Theatre Company

Insight: Political Junkie On Omarosa / Wildfire Updates / Green Valley Theatre Presents 'The Black Rider' / Lara Downes Honors Bernstein

The Political Junkie shares his analysis on Omarosa's tell-all book. Cal Fire and Yosemite officials update us on wildfires. The Green Valley Theatre previews "The Black Rider." Pianist Lara Downes honors Leonard Bernstein's 100th birthday in song.

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Courtesy of Rudy Meyers Photography / B Street Theatre

Insight: Capitol Chat / Wide Open Walls / B Street Theatre's 'We're Gonna Be Okay' / Sound Advice: The Notorious RBG

Ben Bradford joins us for Capitol Chat about DMV wait times. Wide Open Walls previews the mural festival. B Street Theatre tells us about "We're Gonna Be Okay." Kevin Doherty joins us for Sound Advice on a new album about Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

Insight: Wildfires And Yosemite / Pets In Wildfires / Joshua's House On Hospice For The Homeless / Artist Stan Padilla

YosemiteLand host Ezra David Romero tells us about the latest episode. We learn about how wildfire impacts pets. Joshua's House tells us about hospice care for the homeless. Artist Stan Padilla joins us ahead of this year's Wide Open Walls festival.

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

AP Photo / Noah Berger

Insight: Cal Fire Update / News Network On Mendocino Complex And Carr Fires / Capital Dance Project Previews New Show

Cal Fire Chief Mike Mohler updates us on wildfires burning in Northern California. KRCR TV's Jennifer Scarborough and KZYX's Jeffrey Parker tell us about covering destructive fires in their communities. Capital Dance Project previews their new show.

Monday, August 6, 2018

Cody Drabble / Capital Public Radio

Insight: Political Junkie On Trump Russia Meetings / Operation FreeSoul / Fire Update / Classical Tahoe Wraps Up Seventh Season

The Political Junkie talks about Paul Manafort's trial. Operation FreeSoul tells us about their mentorship program for young poets. We bring you an update on wildfires. We preview the final performances of Classical Tahoe's seventh season.

Friday, August 3, 2018

Sean Pawling / Facebook

Insight: Capitol Chat On Emissions / California's New Data Privacy Law / SUNMONKS On 'Two Play' / Sean Pawling Performs

Ben Bradford joins us for Capitol Chat on the Trump administration and California's fight over emissions. CapRadio's Kacey Gardner walks us through California's new data privacy law. SUNMONKS discuss their album "Two Play." Sean Pawling performs.

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Bert Johnson / Capital Public Radio

Insight: Wildfire Update / Author David Covin's New Novel / Fashionista Boyfriend Performs / Sound Advice: Daydream Festival

CalFire officials give us an update on wildfires burning throughout the state. Author David Covin tells us about his new book, "Raisins in Milk." Fashionista Boyfriend performs. We preview the Daydream Festival on this week's Sound Advice.

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

AP Photo / Marcio Jose Sanchez

Insight: PolitiFact California / Mendocino Complex Fires / Haggin Museum Highlights Women Artists / The DeadBeats Perform

PolitiFact California tells us about their checks on the 4th Congressional District race. People on the scene update us on the Mendocino Complex fires. The Haggin Museum previews an exhibit of female artists' work. The DeadBeats perform.