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.


Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. – 8 p.m.
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LATEST SHOW | Friday, December 7, 2018

Insight: Keys To The House / Hope Cooperative / Fresher Sacramento / Misner & Smith

We look at California's seven flipped House seats. The Hope Cooperative tells us about their new program for homeless youth. Fresher Sacramento explains their new program to bring nutritious food to Meadowview. Misner & Smith perform.


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    Democrats Flipped Seven Targeted House Seats In California. Now What?

    All counties with contested congressional races have released their final vote tallies, so it’s finally safe to say that Democrats swept all seven congressional seats they were targeting in the state. What does this mean moving forward?

  • Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

    Sacramento's Hope Cooperative Launches New Program For Homeless Youth

    Next week, the Hope Cooperative is launching "Possibilities," a new program for transition-age, homeless youth in Sacramento.

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    Sacramento Nonprofit Working To Provide Affordable Prepared Meals

    Construction is underway on a new kitchen at the Pannell Center Pool in Meadowview. The construction will make way for Fresher Sacramento, a nonprofit dedicated to providing nutritious and affordable prepared meals.

  • Misner & Smith Performing At Capital Stage This Weekend

    We revisit Misner & Smith’s latest record “Headwaters” on Insight Music before their special performance at Capital Stage this weekend.

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

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Insight: Camp Fire Community Impact / Cal Fire Update / Effects Of Poor Air Quality / Nevada Museum Of Art

NSPR Reporter Marc Albert discusses the Camp Fire's long term community impact. Cal Fire provides an update on containment. The latest on Sacramento air quality. Nevada Museum of Art showcases the work of pioneering 1900s photographer Anne Brigman.

Monday, November 19, 2018

Insight: Paradise Mayor Jody Jones / Trump Tours Camp Fire With Brown, Newsom / Photographing Fire / Political Junkie Ken Rudin

Paradise Mayor Jody Jones says her town is ready to rebuild. CapRadio's Ben Adler recaps President Donald Trump's California visit. Getty Images' Justin Sullivan on photographing fires. Political Junkie Ken Rudin on Trump's disaster response.

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Ezra David Romero / Capital Public Radio

Insight: Camp Wildfire Update / Can Prescribed Burns Prevent Fires? / Jazz Sound Advice / Vinnie Guidera & The Dead Birds

An update on the Butte County housing crisis precipitated by the Camp widlfire. CapRadio's Ezra David Romero explores whether prescribed burns can help prevent wildfires. New jazz on Sound Advice. Vinnie Guidera & The Dead Birds share new album.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

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Insight: Wildfire Survivor Who Stayed In Paradise / Gun Violence Research / Holiday Wines / Musician Katie Knipp

One survivor of the Camp Fire shares his story of remaining to defend his home. Dr. Garen Wintemute shares new research on gun violence. Rick Kushman gives holiday win advice. Blues Americana artist Katie Knipp debuts music from new album.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

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Insight: Camp Fire Update / Restoring Financial Services After Fires / Poetry Of Marie Reynolds / Guitarist Ross Hammond

Updates from Cal Fire and FEMA on the Camp Fire. Efforts to reopen a bank branch in Paradise. A new book of poetry written by a Sacramento nurse who recently died from breast cancer. Sacramento guitarist Ross Hammond on his new album.

Monday, November 12, 2018

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Insight: Wildfire Update / Political Junkie / Poet Mary Mackey / Transgender Bodybuilder Cody Harman

Updates from Cal Fire on California wildfires. Political Junkie Ken Rudin on another White House shakeup. Revisiting Beth Ruyak's conversation with poet Mary Mackey. Sacramento-based trans weightlifter Cody Harman previews documentary 'MAN MADE.'

Friday, November 9, 2018

Noah Berger / AP Photo

Insight: Updates On The Butte County Wildfire / California's Close Congressional Contest / Combating Nuclear Weapons

CapRadio's Bob Moffitt and Ezra David Romero give the latest updates on the wildfire in Butte County. Ben Adler discusses California's unresolved congressional and statewide races. Dr. Tilman Ruff discusses the campaign to control nuclear weapons.

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

Insight: Proposition Roundup / Loaves & Fishes Holiday Events / Author Jeff Jardine / Hey Listen! Sound Advice

A look at which California ballot measures passed, and which failed. Loaves & Fishes previews the center’s upcoming holiday events. Author Jeff Jardine shares his book “Home to the Brave.” Hey, Listen! host Nick Brunner's favorite new releases.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

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Insight: Takeaways The Morning After The Midterms

Insight with Beth Ruyak was preempted this morning for special coverage of President Trump’s and Democratic Representative Nancy Pelosi’s new conferences. Beth Ruyak spoke with Political Junkie Ken Rudin and CapRadio Capitol Bureau Chief Ben Adler.

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

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Insight: News Network On Election Day / County Elections / BBC In California / Fighting Wildfire With Data

CapRadio reporters check in as Californians head to the polls. We talk with county election officials about Election Day. We hear from a BBC team in California for the election. A professor tells us how data science can help predict wildfires.