Insight With Beth Ruyak

Hosted By Beth Ruyak

Insight creates conversation to build community, exploring issues and events that connect people in our region. Insight covers breaking news and big ideas, music, arts & culture with responsible journalism, civil discussion and diverse voices.


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LATEST SHOW | Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Courtesy of the Folsom Lake Symphony

Insight: California School Strikes / Kushman By The Bottle / Folsom Lake Symphony

Lily Jamali recaps the recent school strikes across the state. Rick Kushman joins us for Kushman By The Bottle. The Folsom Lake Symphony previews their "Heroes & Villains" concert.

Monday, May 20, 2019

Charlie Neibergall / AP Photo

Insight: Political Junkie / Great American Triathlon / Invisible Disabilities Comedy Show

Political Junkie Ken Rudin weighs in on the latest entrant to the presidential race. A look at the Great American Triathlon, the successor to Eppie's Great Race. Invisible Disabilities Comedy Show allows performers to destigmatize their experiences.

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Noah Berger / AP

Insight: Capitol Chat On PG&E / Poet Mary Mackey / Pianist Sarah McKenzie

Ben Adler joins us for Capitol Chat to discuss PG&E being held officially to blame for the Camp Fire. 2019 Eric Hoffer Book Award winner Mary Mackey shares her poetry. Singer, songwriter and pianist Sarah McKenzie previews her new album.

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

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Insight: PolitiFact California On Marijuana Ads / Sacramento's Arts Budget / Rock Band The Outcome

PolitiFact California's Chris Nichols tells us about the latest in their Pot 101 series. Artists tell us about their call for more sustained arts funding in the upcoming Sacramento budget. Rock band The Outcome performs.

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

Insight: Sacramento City Unified School District Budget Impasse / Measles Questions, Answered / Roseville Jazz Festival

Sacramento County Superintendent Dave Gordon tells us about the Sacramento City schools budget impasse and potential receivership. Reporter Sammy Caiola answers listener questions about measles. Jim Martinez previews the Roseville Jazz Festival.

Monday, May 13, 2019

Rich Pedroncelli / AP Photo

Insight: POLITICO’s Carla Marinucci / California’s Changing Approach To Criminal Justice / Amgen Tour Of California

POLITICO’s Carla Marinucci discusses the latest in California politics. CALmatters' Dan Morain on a 16-year-old murder case that illustrates the state's changing approach to criminal justice. The Amgen Tour of California bike race kicks off.

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

Insight: May Budget Revise / School Receivership / Bakosó Documentary / Sound Advice

Ben Adler talks about the May budget revise. Caryn Moore from the state Department of Education walks us through what school receivership would mean for Sacramento. We preview a documentary about Bakosó music. Nick Brunner joins us for Sound Advice.

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

Insight: Cal Fire Chief On Wildfire Preparedness / Six Months Since The Camp Fire / Fashionista Boyfriend's New Album

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Barbara Woike / AP Photo

Insight: Stockton Student Newspaper Controversy / Dixon Traffic Mystery / Pianist Vijay Iyer

A Stockton high school paper started a First Amendment debate by publishing a profile of a student sex worker. A CapRadio listener asked for an answer to why I-80 traffic slows in Dixon. Virtuoso pianist Vijay Iyer comes to the Monadvi Center.

Monday, May 6, 2019

Insight: Jay Inslee Visits Sacramento / New Podcast 'Tell Them, I Am' / RSVP Singers

CapRadio's Scott Rodd discusses his conversation with Democtratic presidential candidate Jay Inslee. Misha Euceph's podcast "Tell Them, I Am" shares the every-day stories of Muslims. RSVP on upcoming performances and the charities they will benefit.