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.
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Oct. 21 - Capital Public Radio will air the 7th Congressional District Debate in place of Insight With Beth Ruyak at 9 a.m. 

At 7 p.m., Capital Public Radio will air an all-music special Insight With Beth Ruyak.

LATEST SHOW | Friday, October 21, 2016

Insight Music Special: Joe Kye And Jason Chu / Nicholas McGegan / Sac State Vocal Jazz Group / Craig Chaquico

In lieu of a regular Friday show, we are airing a special hour of Insight music segments, featuring Joe Kye collaborating with Jason Chu, Nicholas McGegan of the Philharonia Baroque Orchestra, Sac State Vocal Jazz Group and Craig Chaquico.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Insight: Presidential Debate Recap / November Ballot Breakdown / California Women's Music Festival

Thursday's Insight features a recap of the final presidential debate, a breakdown of conflicting propositions on the November ballot and music from the California Women's Music Festival.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Insight: Bera-Jones Debate Analysis / John Shirey / Joe Kye And Jason Chu

Wednesday''s Insight includes a debate analysis after the Ami Bera-Scott Jones debate, a check-in with outgoing city manager John Shirey and music from Joe Kye and Jason Chu.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Insight: Bera-Jones Debate / Armenian Food Festival / The Light Opera Theater At Sacramento / Craig Chaquico

Tuesday's Insight includes a preview of an Ami Bera-Scott Jones Debate, an Armenian Food Festival, the Light Opera at Sacramento and band Craig Chaquico.

Monday, October 17, 2016

Jonathan Ayestas / Capital Public Radio

Insight: Political Junkie / Arts And The Elections / Pianist Lara Downes

Monday's Insight features Political Junkie Ken Rudin's latest commentary, a close look at what the November elections means for the arts community and new music from Davis-based pianist Lara Downes.

Friday, October 14, 2016

Insight: Capitol Chat / Rock Climber Alex Honnold / Rock Band Destroy Boys

The first part of Friday's Insight includes a rundown of some of the ballot measures to vote for in November. The later parts involve a world-renowned rock climber and a high school garage-rock band playing at Harlow's.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

401(K) 2012 / Flickr

Insight: Pension Crisis In Illinois / Urban Trees / Catherine Russell / Sound Advice

For Thursday's Insight, we compare Illinois' pension crisis compared to California's, measure the utility of trees in a cityscape, talk with jazz legend Catherine Russell about her new album and finish the show with Gary Vercelli on Sound Advice.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Insight: Downtown Renovations Dilemma / Specialty Coffee Week / 'Beyond A Miracle'

For Wednesday's Insight, we examine the pros and cons of renovating the Convention Center and Community Theatre, Sacramento coffee shops observe Specialty Coffee Week and filmmaker Bill George talks about his latest documentary.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Rich Pedroncelli / AP

Insight: California Supreme Court Chief Justice / Catherine Bertini / Grant Drum Line

For Tuesday's Insight, California Supreme Court Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye talks about election-related issues, a World Food Prize Laureate discusses food insecurity and the Grant High School Drum Line previews music before their Japan tour.

Monday, October 10, 2016

Jonathan Ayestas / Capital Public Radio

Insight: Political Junkie / Vote-By-Mail / 'Amusia' / Cellist James Jaffe

For Monday's Insight, Ken Rudin gives his latest political commentary, Alex Padilla talks about vote-by-mail ballots, short film "Amusia" premieres at Tower Theater and cellist James Jaffe previews his music before his show with the Auburn Symphony.