Insight With Beth Ruyak

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LATEST SHOW | Thursday, July 28, 2016

Insight: Day 4 Of DNC / 'The Ghost Daughter' / Sound Advice

Today on Insight, reporter Ben Bradford recaps last night's speeches and previews the last day of the Democratic National Convention, an author recounts the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake and Nick Brunner shares the latest in contemporary rock.


  • Live From The Democratic Convention: Day Four

    The Democratic National Convention continues in Philadelphia this week. State Government reporter Ben Bradford is with the California Delegation. He'll recap the events from last night and update what's happening now at the convention.

  • 'The Ghost Daughter' Author Draws From Experiences In 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake

    Maureen O’Leary Wanket will recite a passage from her book “The Ghost Daughter” in this year’s Sacramento Stories on Stage in July. She joins Insight today to explain how her experience in the Loma Prieta earthquake influenced her book.

  • Sound Advice: The Latest In Lo-Fi And Jangle Rock

    Nick Brunner brings us songs that check all the boxes for his Saturday night show. From lo-fi and jangle rock, to soaring, symphonic epics, it's new music discovery on this week's Sound Advice today on Insight.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Insight: Day 3 Of DNC / Comedian Katie Rubin / Yardbirds / 'Cabaret' At Music Circus

Insight has another update from the Democratic National Convention. Plus, comedian Katie Rubin talks about her upcoming show at the Capital Stage. And rising Broadway star Robin De Jesus will talk about his Music Circus debut as the emcee in Cabaret.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Insight: Convention Report / Lake Tahoe Wolverine / KCRA To Rio / The Tommy Kono Story

Today on Insight, CapRadio reporter Ben Bradford updates us on the Democratic National Convention, a wolverine was spotted in Tahoe, KCRA journalists talk about their plans to cover the Rio Olympics and a documentary on Tommy Kono releases in August.

Monday, July 25, 2016

Insight: Political Junkie / Convention Report / Curious World Tour / Beth Duncan

Today on Insight: the Political Junkie turns his analytical gaze west, we get live updates from day one of the Democratic National Convention and a mobile tour is donating books across the country to celebrate Curious George's 75th birthday.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Ben Adler / Capital Public Radio

Insight: Convention Report / Lake Tahoe Dance Collective / Sierra Storytelling Festival / Heartbreak Time Machine

Today on Insight, we receive updates on the last day of the Republican National Convention, members of Lake Tahoe Dance Collective preview content, we hear about the Sierra Storytelling Festival, and about Heartbreak Time Machine's new single.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Matt Rourke / AP

Insight: Republican National Convention / Tour de France / Kushman By The Bottle / Soprano Carrie Hennessey

Today on Insight, Political Junkie Ken Rudin and Capitol Bureau Chief join us from Cleveland, sports reporter James Raia reflects on 40 years of sports writing, Rick Kushman gives wine tasting tips and Carrie Hennessey performs a duet in-studio.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Matt Rourke / AP

Insight: Convention Report / Politifact California / Student Debt Crisis

Today on Insight, Capital Bureau Chief Ben Adler gives an update on Day Two of the Republican National Convention, Politifact checks a claim on gun dealers and McDonald's, and a reporter from Reveal News details the privatization of student loans.

Monday, July 18, 2016

Matt Rourke / AP

Insight: CapRadio Producer Recounts Ordeal In Turkey / Political Junkie / Convention Report / 'Waist Watchers The Musical!'

Today on Insight, the Political Junkie turns his gaze west, our Capital Bureau Chief describes the scene in the Republican National Convention and "Waist Watchers The Musical!" sizes up with laughs and real-women's issues packed into one show.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Ben Margot / AP

Insight: Capitol Chat / SN&R vs. Kevin Johnson / Sound Advice / Musician Blackie Farrell

Today on Insight, Capital Bureau Chief Ben Adler joins us for Capchat, SN&R releases their new edition on Kevin Johnson's email use, musician Blackie Farrell joins us in-studio and CapRadio's Cale Wiggins shares the latest classical in Sound Advice.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Insight: Mortality Rates Of Black Children / "Pokemon Go" / George Lucas Museum

On Insight, Sacramento County Supervisor Phil Serna talks about the mortality rates of African American children in Sacramento and the U.S. Plus, real estate broker John Mudgett talks about his campaign to bring a George Lucas museum to Sacramento.