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 | Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Insight: Farmworker Overtime / News Network / Tamara Keith / "Adult Summer CAMP!"

For Tuesday's Insight, we hear about the Assembly's decision on farmworker overtime and CapRadio reporter Julia Mitric's story on it. NPR White House reporter Tamara Keith also joins us and we hear about the Crocker Art Museum's film series.


  • Assembly Passes Farmworkers Overtime Bill In 44-32 Vote

    Farmworkers landed a decisive victory when the Assembly voted in favor of a bill that would expand overtime pay for farmers. With us Tuesday is Capitol Bureau Chief Ben Adler to talk about the implications of the bill passing.

  • CapRadio Reporter Julia Mitric Shares Experience Reporting On California Farmworkers

    CapRadio food and sustainability reporter Julia Mitric has spent time following California farmworkers in their daily workflow. She joins Insight to talk about her feature story examining how expanded farmworker overtime would help with production.

  • NPR White House Reporter Tamara Keith Makes Stop On Insight

    NPR White House reporter Tamara Keith has returned to Sacramento this week to speak at the Sacramento Press Club. We’ll talk with her about what it’s like to be on the road with a presidential candidate and how this election is different from others.

  • Crocker Art Museum Concludes End Of "Adult Summer CAMP!" Series Sept. 1

    The Crocker Art Museum will conclude its "Adult Summer CAMP!" series Thursday with. With us to talk about the end is historian and film lover Jacob Greenberg. He'll go over the community's reaction to the summer-long series.

Monday, August 29, 2016

NIH Image Gallery / Flickr

Insight: Political Junkie / RNA For Bacterial Detection / Drunkorexia / "Science In Motion"

For Monday's Insight, Political Junkie Ken Rudin joins us from Washington D.C., RNA is tested to detect bacterial infection in infants, drunkorexia is catching eyes as a problem among college students and Powerhouse Science Center gets a new exhibit.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

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Insight: Capitol Chat / Author Jodi Angel / Comedian Daniel Humbarger / Sound Advice

For Thursday's Insight, reporter Ben Bradford recaps the legislative session, author Jodi Angel previews her Stories On Stage appearance, comedian Daniel Humbarger talks about his stand-up album and Nick Brunner shares some mellow music to relax to.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

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Insight: Earthquake In Italy / Therapeutic Boxing / Pet Tales / The Hunchback Of Notre Dame

For Wednesday's Insight, a Sacramento trainer helps people battle Parkinson's Disease using boxing, Gina Spadafori joins us for this month's Pet Tales and the Hunchback of Notre Dame makes its Music Circus debut in Northern California.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Insight: California Wildfires / Dead Trees / "The Born Again Runner" / Capital Dance Project Collaborative

For Tuesday's Insight, a YubaNet reporter updates us on California wildfires, we hear about the increasing damage caused by dead trees, an author releases a new book to inspire runners old and new, and dancers come together for a collaboration.

Monday, August 22, 2016

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

Insight: Political Junkie / Denti-Cal / Moths, Myths And Mosquitoes

For Monday's Insight, Political Junkie Ken Rudin shares his analysis on current politics, reporter Ben Bradford reveals Denti-Cal horrors and a Sacramento scientist releases his book on moths, myths and mosquitoes.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Ken Rudin / Facebook

Insight: Political Junkie / Politifact / Capitol Chat / Sound Advice

For Thursday's Insight, the Political Junkie joins us in studio, we get an overview of what Politifact is and some current fact checks, Capitol Bureau Chief Ben Adler updates us on local politics and we remember the late Bobby Hucherson.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Jeff Chiu / File / AP

Insight: DEA Marijuana Ruling / Rio Olympics / Archaeological Site / Steve Homan Jazz

For Tuesday's Insight, marijuana remains a Schedule 1 drug, we receive updates on the Rio Olympics, the Trailhead Fire reveals an archaeological site and a jazz band performs in-studio.

Monday, August 15, 2016

Ken Rudin / Facebook

Insight: Political Junkie / Olympic Records / Mural Festival / Sacramento Cocktail Recipes

For Monday's Insight, Political Junkie Ken Rudin turns his analytical gaze west, Sacramento-based artists transform Midtown with wall murals and a new cocktail book collects local recipes and interviews with the mixologists behind the drinks.

Thursday, August 11, 2016

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Insight: Capitol Chat / Tahoe Wildflowers / Zee TV Desi Comedy Fest / Sound Advice

Today on Insight, we hear about legislation failing to pass, a botanist talks about Tahoe's wildflowers in her new book, Sacramento comedians join an international lineup of comedians and we talk to our new Morning Classical Host Kevin Doherty.