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 25, 2018

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

Insight: Mayor Darrell Steinberg / PolitiFact California / Sierra Poetry Festival / Author Michael Wallis

Mayor Darrell Steinberg discusses health initiatives in South Sacramento. PolitiFact checks ads in the California governor's race. The Sierra Poetry Festival returns. Author Michael Wallis shares his book “The Best Land Under Heaven."


  • Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

    Mayor Steinberg Calls For Mental Health Services In South Sacramento

    Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg asked for mental health volunteers for Meadowview in the wake of the Stephon Clark shooting.

  • AP File

    PolitiFact California Checks In On Ads In Governor's Race

    TV ads for the two top Democrats in the race for California governor hit the airwaves this week. PolitiFact California examined the accuracy of the claims in each one.

  • Capital Public Radio Insight

    Sierra Poetry Festival Features Voices In An 'Ordinary Light'

    Executive Director of the Nevada County Arts Council and poet Marcelo Hernandez Castillo preview the Sierra Poetry Festival.

  • Capital Public Radio Insight

    Michael Wallis Shares Donner Party Book 'The Best Land Under Heaven'

    Author Michael Wallis shares his book “The Best Land Under Heaven: The Donner Party in the Age of Manifest Destiny.”

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

Sacramento Food Literacy Center / Courtesy

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.

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

Insight: Stephon Clark Community Forum / History, Possible Changes For Peace Officers' Bill of Rights / Folk Singer Rita Hosking

Sacramento City Council plans to restart a Stephon Clark community forum. The history behind California's Peace Officers’ Bill of Rights, and how a new bill could change it. Folk singer Rita Hosking.

Monday, April 2, 2018

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

Insight: NBA Player Matt Barnes Joins Stephon Clark Movement / Political Junkie Ken Rudin / BBC Look-Ahead / Author John Lescroart

Former NBA player Matt Barnes shares why he's decided to get involved in the Stephon Clark case. The Political Junkie on Stephon Clark and Trump's silence. A preview of the week's biggest international stories. John Lescroart discusses his new novel.

Friday, March 30, 2018

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

Insight: Community Reaction To Stephon Clark Funeral / Build. Black. Coalition. / The Philharmonik

Family, community leaders discuss Stephon Clark's funeral. Leaders of the new Build. Black. Coalition. explain goals for the organization. CapRadio reporters share their impressions from the protests. The Philharmonik on art and social justice.

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Rich Pedroncelli / AP Photo

Insight: Police Chief Hahn Discusses Protests / Community Reacts To Stephon Clark Protests / Blog Highlights Sacramento History / Comedian Johnny Taylor

Police Chief Daniel Hahn discusses the city's response to Stephon Clark protests. Reaction from community members attending Clark's wake. Comedian Johnny Taylor. Shedding light on Sacramento's first female council member.

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

Insight: Mayor Steinberg Reacts To Protests / How Tuesday's Protests Played Out / PolitiFact California / 'Inside California Education'

Mayor Darrell Steinberg reacts to a council forum interrupted by protesters. Ezra Romero reports on protests in downtown Sacramento. PolitiFact California on housing and homelessness. Tim Daly previews a story for "Inside California Education."

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

Insight: Pastor Les Simmons / News Network: Stockton Record's Michael Fitzgerald / 'Mothers And Sons' At STC

Pastor Les Simmons shares community reactions to the Stephon Clark shooting. Stockton Record columnist Michael Fitzgerald reports on the March For Our Lives movement and arrest of former Mayor Anthony Silva. "Mothers and Sons" comes to STC.