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, February 21, 2019

Sacramento Philharmonic & Opera / Facebook

Insight: Capitol Chat / Uncovered California / Sacramento Philharmonic & Opera Presents Loren Loiacono / Sound Advice

Ben Adler updates us on the high speed rail project. Sammy Caiola tells us about the new Uncovered California project. The Sacramento Philharmonic & Opera previews a concert of the work of Loren Loiacono. Jeff Hudson joins us for Sound Advice.


  • Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

    California And Trump Face Off Over High Speed Rail Money And Border Emergency

    CapRadio Capitol Bureau Chief Ben Adler dives into whether California can keep the bullet train project on track in light of President Donald Trump’s threats to reclaim $2.5 billion of high speed rail funding.

  • 'Uncovered California' Collaboration Looks At Who Still Lacks Access To Health Insurance

    CapRadio healthcare reporter Sammy Caiola and Orange County Register reporter Deepa Bharath unveil “Uncovered California,” a six month project to examine who lacks healthcare coverage in the state.

  • Sacramento Philharmonic & Opera / Facebook

    Sacramento Philharmonic & Opera Performs The Music Of Loren Loiacono

    Sacramento Philharmonic & Opera will perform “Sleep Furiously” by Loren Loiacono on Feb. 23, 2019 at 8:00 p.m. at the Sacramento Community Center Theater.

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    Sound Advice On Upcoming Classical Concerts With Jeff Hudson

    CapRadio arts reporter Jeff Hudson previews upcoming classical concerts in this week’s Sound Advice.

Monday, February 4, 2019

Susan Walsh / AP

Insight: Political Junkie / Sacramento County-UC Davis Health Partnership / Maidu Indépendant Theater

The Political Junkie tells us what he's expecting from Trump's State of the Union. We learn about a partnership between Sacramento County and UC Davis Health. The Maidu Indépendant Theater teaches kids about their Maidu roots with music and dance.

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

Insight: Capitol Chat / Sacramento Youth Symphony / Sound Advice With Nick Brunner

LA Times reporter Sarah Wire tells us about California's Congressional power. We preview an upcoming performance by the Sacramento Youth Symphony. Hey, Listen! Host Nick Brunner joins us for Sound Advice.

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

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Insight: PolitiFact On Kamala Harris / What's Next For PG&E? / Jazz Pianist Andre Mehmari

PolitiFact California joins us to talk about Sen. Kamala Harris' record as a prosecutor. We discuss what's next after PG&E's bankruptcy. Brazilian jazz pianist Andre Mehmari previews his upcoming shows at the Mondavi Center.

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Karl Mondon/Bay Area News Group

Insight: Homelessness Point In Time Count / Police Misconduct Records / Jazz Vocalist Sheila Jordan

We discuss quantifying Sacramento's homelessness crisis. CapRadio's Nadine Sebai and other journalists tell us about police records obtained under a new California law. Sheila Jordan previews her upcoming Roseville performance.

Monday, January 28, 2019

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Insight: Political Junkie / Black History Month / North Country Blue

The Political Junkie joins us to talk about Sen. Kamala Harris' presidential bid. Michael Harris of the California Black Agriculture Working Group tells us about plans for Black History Month. North Country Blue previews their new album.

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

Insight: Capitol Chat / Communities Plan For Wildfire / Invisible Disabilities Comedy Show

Capitol Bureau Chief Ben Adler joins us to talk about PG&E's bankruptcy plans and the government shutdown. Reporter Sally Schilling tells us about communities planning for wildfire evacuations. We preview the Invisible Disabilities Comedy Show.

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Maya Sugarmann / KPCC

Insight: Sacramento's New Soccer Investor / PolitiFact California / Stories On Stage

Mayor Darrell Steinberg and CapRadio's Nick Miller join us to talk about the Republic FC's new investor and more. PolitiFact checks in with us on campaign promises and Sen. Kamala Harris. We preview the new season of Stories on Stage.

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Insight: Political Junkie On Mueller Investigation / Water Law And Climate Change / 'The Not-Dying Girl'

Ken Rudin discusses California Sen. Kamala Harris entering the race for president. UOP experts examine international water law in the age of climate change. A new documentary titled ‘The Not-Dying Girl’ traces the life of Lauren McCullough.

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Bert Johnson / Capital Public Radio

Insight: Capitol Chat / Sound Advice On The Jazz Congress / Playwright Dalrymple MacAlpin

We look at PG&E's bankruptcy plans and Gavin Newsom's first weeks in office with Ben Adler. Gary Vercelli shares some tracks he discovered at the Jazz Congress this month. Playwright Dalrymple MacAlpin tells us about his new play, "Make Believe."

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

Insight: Atmospheric River Heads To California / Snow Surveyor Retires / Hi, Mom Performs

Officials weigh in on the atmospheric river bringing rain, wind and snow to California. We talk to snow surveyor Frank Gehrke ahead of his retirement. Indie power pop punk trio Hi, Mom performs songs from their debut album.