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, April 21, 2017

Insight: Capitol Chat / 'Treatment' / Michael Thiemann's Pop-Up Show

Capitol Bureau Chief Ben Adler recaps his Capitol Hill visit; B Street Theatre is hosting a show written by company members and chef/musician Michael Thiemann talks about his upcoming pop-up show.


  • Bureau Chief Ben Adler Recaps His Week At Capitol Hill

    Capitol Bureau Chief Ben Adler recaps his week in Washington D.C. where he observed California's Congressional delegation.

  • 'Treatment,' A Show Written And Performed By B Street Theatre Members

    For the first time ever, the B Street Theatre Mainstage will feature a work written and performed by women from the company. We hear from them on Insight.

  • A Chef And A Musician: The Ingredients Needed For A Pop-Up Music Show

    Michael Thiemann, a chef/musician and Justin Trosper, formerly of band Unwound, put their creative minds together for a night of music and food. They talk about their upcoming pop-up show.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

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Insight: Oroville Spillway Report / 'Swimmer Among The Stars' / 'The Donner Party' Musical / Sound Advice

A UC Berkeley professor shares his report on the Oroville Spillway; Kanishk Tharoor talks about his latest book; "The Donner Party" musical makes its debut and Jazz Host Gary Vercelli hosts Sound Advice.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Insight: Davis Group Home Update / March For Science In Sacramento / How To Talk About Wine

On Insight, we get an update from ProPublica's Joaquin Sapien about the verdict against a group home in Davis. This year's Earth Day is also the day for a national March For Science. We hear about what's planned for Sacramento.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Insight: Jaywalking In Sacramento / Adult Autism / Single-Payer Health Care

Insight examines the definition of jaywalking and cases where these citations happen in Sacramento; half a million people with autism are expected to receive less services as adults and a single-payer health care system is seeing renewed efforts.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Insight: Political Junkie / Freedom And Justice Seder / Native Plant Gardening

Political Junkie Ken Rudin recaps the Trump administration's activity in Syria and North Korea; Sacramento leaders host a seder focusing on social justice and the California Native Plant Society has tips on how to start up a native plant garden.

Friday, April 14, 2017

Insight: Capitol Chat / Boston Marathon Reflection / 'Down The Up Staircase'

California begins its first legal battle against President Trump; Sacramento runners reflect on the Boston Marathon 4 years later and author Bruce Haynes talks about his new book "Down the Up Staircase."

Thursday, April 13, 2017

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Insight: Nevada Legislature / Sac Tax March / Moving Van Comedy / Sound Advice

The Nevada Legislature scrambles to pass bills before deadline; Tax Day marchers in Sacramento want Trump to release his tax returns; a group of comedians practice mobile comedy and Afternoon Classical Host Cale Wiggins has music for Sound Advice.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

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Insight Special: A Look Into The Future Of Technology

How is technology enabling growth in varying industries and how are cities keeping up with it. In an hour-long special, we take a dive into how Sacramento is keeping up, what ag-tech is growing into and how science fiction contributes to it.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

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Insight: Under2 Coalition / DNA Self-Repair / Comedian Johnny Taylor / Colson Whitehead

Cities and nations are working to fight climate change; a UC Davis professor explains DNA's self-repair ability; a Sacramento comedian moves to SoCal and we revisit our interview with Colson Whitehead after his Pulitzer Prize award Monday.

Monday, April 10, 2017

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Insight: Political Junkie / Neil Gorsuch Confirmation / Syrian Airstrikes / Sacramento Syrian Safa Faki

Political Junkie Ken Rudin reflects on Neil Gorsuch's confirmation and recent airstrikes on Syria; a McGeorge Law professor further delves into Gorsuch; a historian reflects on past Syrian policy and Safa Faki talks about her family in Syria.