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 | Monday, January 22, 2018

Insight: Political Junkie Ken Rudin / Author Jeffrey Toobin / BBC Look Ahead / Snow Season

Political Junkie Ken Rudin talks about the government shutdown. Jeffrey Toobin talks about his new book on Patty Hearst. BBC reviews actions in North Korea. Andy Wirth talks about the snow season.


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    Political Junkie Ken Rudin: Government Shutdown

    Cody Drabble

    Political Junkie Ken Rudin talks about the federal government shutdown and potential deal on DACA.

  • Author Jeffrey Toobin Discusses New Books On Patty Hearst, Robert Mueller

    Jen Picard

    New Yorker writer and author Jeffrey Toobin joins to talk about his upcoming book on the Robert Mueller investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.

  • BBC World Service Look Ahead

    Chris Remington

    BBC World Service looks ahead at the week in international news with updates on the Turkey-US working group in Syria, the Palestinian Authority meeting with European Union foreign ministers in Brussels, and the Trump Administration in Davos.

  • Capital Public Radio

    Squaw Valley's Andy Wirth Discusses Snow Season

    Chris Remington

    Andy Wirth, Chief Operating Officer and President of Squaw Valley in Lake Tahoe, explains how the resort is responding to the dry season.

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

Insight: Capitol Chat / Women's March / Ken Peplowski / MLK Jr. Jazz Festival

Los Angeles Times reporter Sarah Wire joins for Capitol Chat. Women's March organizers preview this weekend's event. Musician Ken Peplowski performs live. Dorothy Morrison headlines the MLK Jr. Jazz Festival.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

Insight: PolitiFact California / Cellist Amit Peled / 'Winter's Waltz'

PolitiFact Reporter Chris Nichols breaks down the truth about legal marijuana in California. Famed Israeli cellist Amit Peled returns to the Auburn Symphony. Janis Stevens directs a new production written by Sacramento playwright Richard Broadhurst.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Insight: Political Junkie Ken Rudin / Wayne Thiebaud Exhibit / Benny Goodman

Political Junkie Ken Rudin looks at a potential government shutdown. Wayne Thiebaud is featured at an exhibit in Davis. Benny Goodman is remembered 80 years after a groundbreaking concert.

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

Insight: Gov. Brown's Final Budget / Immigration Policy / Sound Advice, Hey Listen!

Ben Adler recaps Gov. Brown's 2018 budget. Immigration professors from UC Davis and McGeorge on changes in policy. Hey Listen! host Nick Brunner's spotlights Anna Burch and more new music.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

"Mary Janes: The Women Of Weed" Behind The Scenes Still / Courtesy

Insight: CHP Crash Data / Science Of Mudslides / Kushman By The Bottle / Wild & Scenic Film Festival

Bob Moffitt breaks down new data from CHP about accidents caused by officers and how much it costs taxpayers. Rains increase mudslide risk in burn areas. Rick Kushman uncorks a wine study. Wild & Scenic Film Festival returns with a cannabis film.

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Bob Moffitt / Capital Public Radio

Insight: Oroville Dam Report / Lobbyist Paula Treat's #MeToo / Sacramento Children's Home / Lady Bird's Saoirse Ronan

Assemblyman James Gallagher on the Oroville Dam status. Lobbyist Paula Treat shares a #MeToo experience. The new CEO of the Sacramento Children's Home shares his goals for 2018. Actress Saoirse Ronan on her work as the title character in "Lady Bird."

Monday, January 8, 2018

Insight: Political Junkie Ken Rudin / BBC World Service / Insects And Design / Irish Palooza

Political Junkie Ken Rudin discusses "Fire And Fury." BBC World Service editor Rob Hugh Jones on talks between North and South Korea. UC Davis’ Design Museum explores connection insects have to the arts. Harlow’s hosts Irish Palooza.

Friday, January 5, 2018

Insight: Capitol Chat / Councilman Jay Schenirer / Artist Tyson Anthony Roberts / John McCutcheon

Ben Adler on lawmakers' priorities for 2018. Sacramento City Councilman Jay Schenirer launches a new department and talks about Crocker Village. Artist Tyson Anthony Roberts opens "(WAL)PAPER" this weekend. John McCutcheon performs live in studio.

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Dave Santina & Chris Orr / Courtesy

Insight: Snow Pack Survey / Wild Nevada / Saxophonist Rent Romus / Classical Sound Advice

The Dept. of Water Resources shares the results of the first snow survey of 2018. KNPB debuts Wild Nevada season 4. Jazz saxophonist Rent Romus explores his Finnish roots. Jeff Hudson shares Sound Advice for upcoming classical music concerts.