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, April 18, 2018

Insight: Research Into Fatal Police Encounters / Jewish Film Festival / Kushman By The Bottle / Salt Wizard Plays 'Creature Sounds'

A UC Davis sociologist explains research on fatal encounters between police and civilians. Film on actress Hedy Lamarr featured at Jewish Film Festival. How late, wet weather could affect wine grapes. Folk band Salt Wizard releases a new album.


  • Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

    What Can Research Tell Us About Fatal Police Encounters?

    A UC Davis sociologist explains the role research plays in understanding why some police and civilian encounters end fatally when others do not.

  • Capital Public Radio

    Sacramento Jewish Film Festival Explores Actress Hedy Lamarr, Hummus And More

    The Sacramento Jewish Film Festival returns to the Crest Theatre with a fascinating lineup of films, live music and events.

  • Ralf Smallkaa /Flickr

    Kushman By the Bottle: Wet Weather And Wine

    Wine expert Rick Kushman explains how the recent rains and weird late winter season could affect wine grapes.

  • Salt Wizard Makes Magic On 'Creature Sounds'

    Sacramento folk rock band Salt Wizard returns to Insight with their second album, "Creature Sounds," recorded in their backyard studio.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018


Insight: Latest Stories / CALMatters' Dan Morain On Governor's Race / University Of Pacific Honors John Muir / Shakespeare In Yosemite

A roundup of the region's latest stories. CALmatters' Dan Morain looks back to 1998 for some history tied to the governor's race. Remembering John Muir ahead of his birthday. Yosemite hosts UC Merced Shakespeare performance for Earth Day.

Monday, April 16, 2018

Courtesy John deGraaf

Insight: Political Junkie / BBC Look-Ahead / Yuba City Teacher Misconduct Investigation / KVIE Documentary 'Redefining Prosperity'

James Comey's first interview since being fired as FBI director. France and Britain join U.S. airstrikes on Syria. The latest on the Yuba City teacher under investigation for assaulting students. Documentary explores "Gold Rushes of Nevada City."

Friday, April 13, 2018

Courtesy Dave Douglass

Insight: Governor's Race Heats Up / Author Catriona McPherson / Jazz Trumpeter Dave Douglas

Capitol Bureau Chief Ben Adler gives us the latest on the governor's race. Author Catriona McPherson begins a new series set in California. Jazz trumpeter Dave Douglas will perform with the Jazz Ensembles as part of Sac State's Festival of the Arts.

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Courtesy Dr. Keith Watenpaugh

Insight: Brown Agrees To Deploy National Guard / Syrian Chemical Attack / CalPERS CEO / Sacramento Orchid Society / Sound Advice

Gov. Jerry Brown agrees to deploy California National Guard to Mexico border. Dr. Keith Watenpaugh on Syria. CalPERS CEO on pension solvency. Sacramento Orchid Society offers tips on plant care. Classical Sound Advice.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Rich Pedroncelli / AP Photo

Insight: Sacramento Council Tackles Policing / Police Chief Daniel Hahn / PolitiFact California On 'Paid Protesters' / Jazz Days Festival

CapRadio's Ezra David Romero recaps City Council meeting on policing. Police Chief Daniel Hahn shares his plans to move the department forward. PolitiFact California rates sheriff's "paid protesters" claim. New jazz festival comes to Roseville.

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Chip Somodevilla, Pool / AP Photo

Insight: Former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta / Olympians Speak Out Against Abuse / Poetry With Sol Collective / Mayor Darrell Steinberg

Former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta discusses National Guard border deployment. Olympians endorse California bill to prevent sex abuse. National Poetry Month with Sol Collective. Mayor Darrell Steinberg previews Council meeting on policing.

Monday, April 9, 2018

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Insight: Political Junkie / CALmatters Investigates Housing / BBC Look-Ahead / Sacramento Food Film Festival

Ken Rudin examines California's opposition to the Trump administration. CALmatters' Matt Levin explains how SB 827 could affect California housing. Updates from BBC on the Syrian chemical attack. The sixth annual Sacramento Food Film festival.

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Vanessa S. Nelson / Capital Public Radio

Insight: Police Union President Timothy Davis On Stephon Clark Case / National Day Of Action / Capitol Chat / Sound Advice With Rita Hosking

Police union President Timothy Davis on the Stephon Clark case. CapRadio reporter Adhiti Bandlamudi recaps Wednesday's National Day of Action protest and march. CapRadio reporter Ben Bradford joins for Capitol Chat. Sound Advice from Rita Hosking.

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

Insight: Sacramento DA Explains Stephon Clark Investigation / Rev. Shane Harris Brings Activism To City / UC Davis MIND Institute Turns 20

Sacramento County District Attorney Anne Marie Schubert explains her office's investigation into the Stephon Clark police shooting. Rev. Shane Harris of the National Action Network brings activism to Sacramento. UC Davis MIND Institute turns 20.