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, June 21, 2018

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Insight: Rent Control / Elder Abuse / Sound Advice: Jazz / Roy Rogers Performs

CapRadio's Chris Nichols discusses the rent control measure headed to the ballot in November. Learn the warning signs of elder abuse. CapRadio Jazz Music Director Gary Vercelli gives his song recommendations. Slide guitarist Roy Rogers performs.


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    Ballot Measure To Repeal Costa-Hawkins Could Have Unintended Consequences

    Voters will decide whether to repeal a law from 1995 that limits how local governments regulate the rental market.

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    Raising Awareness Of Elder Abuse

    Learn about common types of elder abuse and warning signs from McGeorge School of Law Professor Melissa Brown.

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    Sound Advice: Gary Vercelli's Jazz Recommendations

    Jazz Music Director Gary Vercelli previews the Ali Ryerson Quartet's concert at the Crocker tonight as part of this week’s Sound Advice.

  • Cody Drabble / Capital Public Radio

    Slide Guitarist Roy Rogers Performs Live In Studio

    World-renowned slide guitar player Roy Rogers performs live in studio before his performance at The Sofia on Friday night. He also previews his new StringShot trio project due out later this year.

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

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Insight: Primary Election Results / Recap Of New Voting System / Sacramento DA Anne Marie Schubert / Author Josh Weil Wins Award

We take a look at the results of California's June primary election. Election officials recap the voting process. Sacramento County DA Anne Marie Schubert reflects on her re-election campaign. Author Josh Weil wins a California Book Award.

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

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Insight: Checking In At The Polls On Election Day / Race For Second In Governor's Race / Campaign Financing / Percussionist Alex Jenkins

Election officials discuss voter turnout and new vote centers. Capital Bureau Chief Ben Adler explains California's unusual primary system. CALmatters' Laurel Rosenhall on campaign financing. Percussionist Alex Jenkins previews live album concert.

Monday, June 4, 2018

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Insight: Political Junkie Previews California Primary / Nevada's Election Heats Up / Folk Singer Hannah Jane Kile Performs

The Political Junkie discusses competitive races in California's primary election. Nevada Independent politics reporter Megan Messerly previews Nevada's primary on June 12. Folk singer Hannah Jane Kile performs ahead of album release show.

Friday, June 1, 2018


Insight: Capitol Chat / Local Races Heat Up In Nevada County / 'Beethoven Meets Graffiti' In Modesto / Remembering The Alhambra

CapRadio reporters Ben Bradford and Ben Adler discuss the final days before California's primary. Two Nevada County races are heating up. "Beethoven Meets Graffiti" at the Modesto Symphony. Documentary remembers the legendary Alhambra Theatre.

Thursday, May 31, 2018


Insight: Guide To Sacramento's New Voting System / Black Book Fair Returns To Oak Park / Folk Singer Jessica Malone Performs

Sacramento County has a new voting system. The Sacramento Black Book Fair returns to Oak Park. Folk singer Jessica Malone previews album recording show at Harlow's.

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

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Insight: News Network / PolitiFact California Examines Attack Ads / Comedian Jason Anderson / Prelude Sacramento Dance Contest

CapRadio's Bob Moffitt recaps the latest in the Golden State Killer case. PolitiFact California fact-checks attack ads in the governor's race. Comedian Jason Anderson opens up about addiction recovery. Press P.L.A.Y. hosts dance competition.

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

Insight: Political Junkie / DA Anne Marie Schubert / Steve Martin And Martin Short / Beatles Fundraiser Concert

The Political Junkie talks about ongoing Singapore summit negotiations. DA Anne Marie Schubert discusses her campaign for re-election. Steve Martin and Martin Short bring their tour to Golden 1. Sacramento musicians celebrate the Beatles.

Thursday, May 24, 2018

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Insight: Capitol Chat Looks Ahead To Primary Election / DA Candidate Noah Phillips / New Distracted Voting Research / Sound Advice

Capitol Bureau Chief Ben Adler shares the latest in the California governor's race. An interview with Sacramento County DA candidate Noah Phillips. New research on distracted voting. Hey, Listen's Nick Brunner has Sound Advice.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

Insight: Prop 72 Would Reward Homeowners For Capturing Rainwater / NPR's Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson Visits / History Of Strawberries

A look at Proposition 72, which would give Californians a tax break for capturing rainwater. NPR correspondent Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson discusses her work. KVIE documentary explores the history of strawberries in California.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

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Insight: Racial Disparities In Sacramento's Neighborhoods / Dissect Podcast Launches Season Three / 'American In Paris' Takes Stage

Sociologist Jesus Hernandez on how decades-old policy segregated Sacramento's neighborhoods. Dissect creator Cole Cuchna on the podcast's third season. Tony-winning "American in Paris" takes local stage.