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 | Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Carlos Chavarría for The California Sunday Magazine / Courtesy

Insight: 'The Last Days Of Jerry Brown' / Carmina Burana / Kushman By The Bottle

The California Sunday Magazine's Andy Kroll reports on "The Last Days of Jerry Brown" and the unfinished business of his governorship. Sac Ballet performs Carmina Burana. Wine expert Rick Kushman reports on the Vancouver International Wine Festival.


  • Carlos Chavarría for The California Sunday Magazine / Courtesy

    'The Last Days Of Jerry Brown' By The California Sunday Magazine

    Chris Remington

    The California Sunday Magazine contributing writer Andy Kroll reports on "The Last Days of Jerry Brown" and the governor's unfinished business.

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    Sacramento Ballet Previews "Carmina Burana"

    Cody Drabble

    CapRadio arts reporter Jeff Hudson talks with choreographer Ron Cunningham and conductor Matilda Hofman about this weekend's performances of "Carmina Burana" by the Sacramento Ballet.

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    Kushman By The Bottle: Vancouver International Wine Festival

    Chris Remington

    Wine expert Rick Kushman reports on the latest trends at the Vancouver International Wine Festival.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Rich Pedroncelli / AP

Insight: Toni Atkins / California's First Female Lawmakers / The Byron Colborn Big Band

Capitol Bureau Chief Ben Adler interviews incoming California Senate leader Toni Atkins. Steve and Suzie Swatt discuss the first generation of women elected to the Legislature a century ago. The Byron Colborn Big Band debuts a new album.

Monday, March 19, 2018

Jacquelyn Martin / AP

Insight: Political Junkie Ken Rudin / BBC World Service Look Ahead / "Crossing California"

Ken Rudin discusses the firing of Andrew McCabe at the FBI. BBC World Service looks ahead to the week in international news. Travel writer Sam McManis talks about "Crossing California."

Friday, March 16, 2018

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Insight: Capitol Chat Health Bills / Dr. Melba Beals / "The Arsonists"

Ben Adler and Sammy Caiola discuss health policy bills moving through the Legislature. Dr. Melba Beals discusses her life as one of the Little Rock Nine and former journalist. Capital Stage shares "The Arsonists" based on the Greek Tragedy "Electra."

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

Insight: National Walkout Day / Jazz Concerts To Watch For / The Pikeys

Reporters from Sacramento and Reno recap National Walkout Day. Jazz announcer Devan Kortan previews upcoming concerts for Sound Advice. Irish punk rockers The Pikeys perform live in studio.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Evan Vucci / Ap Photo

Insight: PolitiFact California On Trump's Visit / National Walkout Day / Pet Tales / Mino Yanci

A round-up of students and teachers and school administrators on the National Walkout Day protests. PolitiFact California follows up on President Trump's trip to San Diego. Pet Tales on raising chicks and chickens. Mino Yanci performs live in studio.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

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Insight: NASA's New Approach To Measuring Snowpack / UC Davis Doctors Launch Podcast / Author Sands Hall Shares Scientology Memoir

Ezra Romero reports on NASA using new technology to measure California snowpack in a drought. Two UC Davis Emergency Medicine doctors launch the "EM Pulse" podcast. Author Sands Hall shares a memoir on her "Decade Lost in Scientology."

Monday, March 12, 2018

Richard Drew / AP

Insight: Political Junkie Ken Rudin / BBC Look-Ahead / UN Official On Human Rights / 'No Depression Here' Book

Political Junkie Ken Rudin discusses a potential summit with North Korea. BBC World Service looks ahead to Gen. Mattis' trip to Bahrain. UN official discusses the backlash against human rights. "No Depression" author on 1930s history in Nevada City.

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Rich Pedroncelli / AP /  File

Insight: Congressman Tom McClintock On Immigration, Trade, Guns / Flu Season Recap / Vietnam War Doc / Violinist Joe Kye Performs

Congressman Tom McClintock weighs in on the Trump administration's actions on immigration, guns and trade policy. Flu season recap by a UC Davis doctor. "Vietnam: An Inner View" screening comes to Sacramento Library. Joe Kye previews two concerts.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

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Insight: Attorney General Sessions Speaks In Sacramento / Honoring John Muir / Swimmer Diana Nyad / Animals On Tap At Sac Zoo

Ben Bradford covers an announcement from Attorney General Jeff Sessions. University of the Pacific marks the 150th anniversary of John Muir's first trip to California. Diana Nyad speaks at Harris Center. Sacramento Zoo has animals and beer on tap.