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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Capitol Bureau Chief Ben Adler will host today's Insight.

LATEST SHOW | Thursday, March 23, 2017

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Insight: Capitol Chat / Bee Die-Off / Hari Kondabolu / Sound Advice

LA Times reporter Sarah Wire hosts Capitol Chat; CapRadio's Julia Mitric investigates massive bee die-off; Hari Kondabolu talks about his new comedy album and Hey, Listen! host Nick Brunner hosts Sound Advice.


  • LA Times Reporter Recaps Russian Interference And Affordable Care Act Vote On Capitol Chat

    The House will vote Thursday for a replacement to the Affordable Care Act, with several in the California Congressional delegation remaining undecided. Sarah Wire with the LA Times explores where they stand.

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    Who’s Responsible For The Bee Die Off In Fresno County?

    Bees are dying in the hundreds of thousands in Fresno County as farmworkers and state officials scramble to determine the cause. Capital Public Radio’s Julia Mitric is down in Fresno investigating possible causes.

  • Comedian Hari Kondabolu Brings His Sharp Political Commentary To Sacramento

    Hari Kondabolu speaks out about the political climate in his latest album "Mainstream American Comic."

  • A Slice Of The Magnetic Fields' 50 Song Memoir With Hey, Listen! Host Nick Brunner

    Hey, Listen! Host Nick Brunner begins Sound Advice with a taste of The Magnetic Fields' album 50 Song Memoir, continuing on from there with local and national bands.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

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Insight: Gorsuch Hearing / 'Fear And The Boogeyman' / 'Avenged' / 'Cesar And Ruben'

Neil Gorsuch continues through his days-long hearing session; Sierra College has a new intellectual series on fear; author Lynn Carthage concludes her Arnaud Trilogy with "Avenged" and a play highlights the legacy of Cesar Chavez.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Insight: Golden 1 Technology / Nuclear Threat Initiative / 'A Thousand Kisses Deep' / Quinn Hedges

A Politico reporter looks into how much personal data the Golden 1 Center gathers; Gov. Jerry Brown attends nuclear risk talks in D.C.; Nevada musicians pay tribute to Leonard Cohen in Sacramento and local musician Quinn Hedges plays new music live.

Monday, March 20, 2017

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Insight: Political Junkie / Zip Code Vs. Genetic Code / UC Davis Men's Basketball / NCAA Money

Political Junkie Ken Rudin responds to the hearings on Neil Gorsuch, Trump's wiretap claims and possible Russian influence during the elections. Dr. Anthony Iton explores what zip code means to life expectancy. We wrap up talking about NCAA.

Friday, March 17, 2017

Insight: Capitol Chat / 'Forbidden Fruit' / 'Not For Rehire' / Sac Master Singers

CapRadio's Ben Bradford talks about the future of high-speed rail; the Crocker Art Museum is holding a German-influenced porcelain exhibit; a local comedian talks about work misfortune in his new bit and Sac Master Singers want to heal with music.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

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Insight: Kevin De Léon / UC Davis Basketball / 'Breaking The Code' / Sound Advice / CORE Contemporary Dance

President pro Tem Kevin de Léon defends his "sanctuary state" bill; a college theater does a play on a famous World War II codebreaker; jazz host Gary Vercelli hosts Sound Advice and CORE Contemporary Dance celebrates 10 years.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Insight: UC Davis Basketball / Binge Eating Disorder / Kushman By The Bottle / 'ArtCurious' / Guitarist Jason Vieaux

UC Davis heads to March Madness; binge eating becomes the most common eating disorder in the country; Rick Kushman explores the weather's effects on vineyards; "ArtCurious" explores art history and Jason Vieaux will play with the Stockton Symphony.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Insight: Lost Boy John Dao / Astronomer Tobias Owen / Pizza Pi Day

Memoirist and Lost Boy John Dao talks about his non-profit he started; we revisit our interview with astronomer Tobias Owen in observance of his passing and we celebrate Pi Day with pizza pie.

Monday, March 13, 2017

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Insight: Political Junkie / 'California's Love Affair With The Sea' / 'The Underground Railroad'

Ken Rudin discusses the latest in politics; an author's new book describes the ravaging of California's coastal resources and Colson Whitehead describes a slave's journey in "The Underground Railroad."

Friday, March 10, 2017

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Insight: Squaw Valley World Cup / Capitol Chat / Chef Alice Waters / AirAligned

Squaw Valley begins its skiing World Cup series; Capitol Bureau Chief Ben Adler hosts this week's Capitol Chat; a slow-food chef talks about the importance of sustainable agriculture and an aerial dancer prepares for a show after a paralyzing injury.