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 | Thursday, May 17, 2018

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

Insight: Capitol Chat On Sanctuary State Meeting, Aid-In-Dying Law / Kushman By The Bottle / Ideateam Has 'Kinetic' New Album

CapRadio's Ben Adler discusses a meeting between the president and California officials Wednesday on immigration. Wine expert Rick Kushman has tips for taking your wine on the go. Ideateam debuts their new album, "Kinetic."


  • Manuel Balce Ceneta / AP Photo

    Capitol Chat: Sanctuary State Policy And Aid-In-Dying Law

    CapRadio's Capitol Bureau Chief Ben Adler has updates on a meeting between President Trump and some California leaders who oppose the state's sanctuary status.

  • Sam Howzit / flickr

    Kushman By The Bottle: Wine On The Go

    CapRadio's resident wine expert offers tips on how to take you favorite wine along on any outdoor adventure.

  • Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

    Ideateam Debuts 'Kinetic' New Album Live In-Studio

    Funk and soul band Ideateam is releasing their third record “Kinetic” with an album release party at Harlow’s on Saturday.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Cody Drabble / Capital Public Radio

Insight: PolitiFact Examines Campaign Ads / Former Sac Bee Reporter Stephen Magagnini / Former Bee Theater Critic Marcus Crowder

PolitiFact California looks at claims made in two TV campaign ads. Former Sac Bee reporter Stephen Magagnini discusses the changing media landscape. Former Bee theater critic Marcus Crowder reflects on his experiences as a black man in Sacramento.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Insight: Statute Of Limitations In Golden State Killer Case / Sacramento Bee Layoffs / Health Care Disparities / Misner & Smith Perform

CapRadio's Bob Moffitt explains how the statute of limitations plays into the Golden State Killer case. Former Sac Bee reporter Ed Fletcher discusses layoffs at the paper. Revisiting a landmark health disparities study. Duo Misner & Smith perform.

Monday, May 14, 2018

Khalil Hamra / AP Photo

Insight: Political Junkie On New US Embassy In Jerusalem / New Ethics Rules For California Lawyers / Tycho To Play The Sofia

The Political Junkie discusses events on the Gaza Strip and in Israel as the U.S. opens a new embassy in Jerusalem. McGeorge law professor John Sims on the California Supreme Court's overhaul of ethics rules for lawyers. Tycho returns to Sacramento.

Friday, May 11, 2018

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Insight: Gov. Brown To Release Revised Budget / Sacramento Beer Week / Soft Science's New Album / B Street Theatre Opens New Space

CapRadio's Ben Adler discusses Gov. Jerry Brown's May budget revision. Sacramento celebrates brewing with Beer Week events. Indie-pop band Soft Science has a new album. B Street Theatre opens new performance space.

Thursday, May 10, 2018


Insight: New Podcast 'Keys To The House' / Remembering California's 35th Governor / Pianist Konstantin Soukhovetski / Sound Advice

CapRadio's Ben Bradford introduces new podcast "Keys to the House." Remembering California's Governor George Deukmejian. Concert pianist Konstantin Soukhovetski performs. Classical concerts preview with arts reporter Jeff Hudson for Sound Advice.

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Håkan Dahlström / Flickr

Insight: Governor Hopefuls Debate / Dissecting Debate Styles / PolitiFact Examines Candidate Claims / Sac State Choral Director Says Farewell

CapRadio's Ben Adler analyzes the gubernatorial debate. Sacramento State's debate director dissects the candidates' performance. PolitiFact's Chris Nichols examines how contenders fared with the facts. Maestro Don Kendrick says farewell to Sac State.

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

Insight: Community Policing / Why California Housing Costs So Much / Gubernatorial Debate Preview / RSVP's Spring Benefit Concerts

CapRadio's Ezra David Romero looks into community policing in Sacramento. CALmatters reporter Matt Levin on why living in California is so expensive. CapRadio's Ben Adler previews Tuesday's gubernatorial debate. RSVP choir's spring benefit concerts.

Monday, May 7, 2018

Cody Drabble / Capital Public Radio

Insight: Political Junkie On Rudy Giuliani / Changes At The U.S. Forest Service / SpaceWalker Performs Experimental Hip-Hop

The Political Junkie on Rudy Giuliani's first steps as the newest member of President Trump's legal team. The U.S. Forest Service's new interim chief discusses firefighting funding. Sacramento musician SpaceWalker shares interstellar beats.

Friday, May 4, 2018

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Insight: Capitol Chat From The California GOP Convention / California Museum Celebrates African-American History / The Lique / PRVLGS

Capitol Bureau Chief Ben Adler reports from the California Republican Convention in San Diego. A California Museum exhibit highlights African-American history. The Lique shares music from their latest album. PRVLGS performs new songs.