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 | Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Insight: What To Know About Meningitis / Pet Tales / Sacramento Band Humble Wolf / Motown The Musical

Pet expert Gina Spadafori discusses dog sports. Then, we meet actors Chester Gregory and Loren Lott from "Motown the Musical." And, Sacramento's Band Humble Wolf members join us in the studio.


  • What You Need To Know About Meningitis

    Sacramento County Health officials worked with Vista Del Lago High School this week to inform families about meningitis, its symptoms and treatment, after a student was hospitalized Dr. Dean Blumberg joins Insight to talk about the disease.

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    Pet Tales: Sport Team Competitions For Dogs And Humans

    Pet expert Gina Spadafori joins us for this month’s Pet Tales to explain different types of dog sports.

  • Sacramento Band Humble Wolf

    Sacramento band Humble Wolf joins Insight to talk about Concerts in the Park and their latest album "Black and White.” You’ll meet Jayson Angove, Chris Winger, David Albertson and Jesse Sherwood and hear them perform in our studio.

  • Motown The Musical

    Today on Insight, we'll meet actors from "Motown the Musical" Chester Gregory and Loren Lott. Gregory plays Berry Gordy, Jr. and Lott takes on multiple roles, including Gordy's sister Esther and singer Gladys Knight.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Insight: News Network / Poet Cathy Arellano / Sacramento's Young Actors Stage

On Insight, CapRadio's Ben Bradford provides highlights from the campaign trail with former President Bill Clinton. Plus, a conversation with the cast members of Young Actors Stage's 'Les Miserables' production.

Monday, May 23, 2016

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Insight: Evolution Of California's Voting History / The Political Junkie / Author Luis Alberto Urrea

Ken Rudin joins us for this week's Political Junkie Segment. Then, California Secretary of State Alex Padilla and California Museum Executive Director Amanda Meeker discuss the history of voting in California. And we meet author Luis Alberto Urrea.

Friday, May 20, 2016

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Insight: PolitiFact Nevada & California / Capitol Chat / Author Celeste Leon / SacCity College's Photo Exhibit

Nevada and California PolitiFact reporters share new fact-checks. CapRadio's Ben Bradford updates us on the state government news in this week's Capitol Chat. Then, we meet author Celeste Leon. And, we discuss SacCity College's photo exhibit.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Insight: B Street Theatre / Iconic Photographer Ethan Russell / Arthur A. Benjamin Health Professions High School / Alive Inside Foundation / Sound Advice

We learn more about Sacramento's new B Street Theater groundbreaking. and meet the founder of the Alive Inside Foundation. Then, we discuss some of the most legendary images from the history of rock and roll.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

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Insight: Political Junkie / Day Of Inclusion / Author Julie Otsuka / Kushman By The Bottle / "Remember The Ladies"

Author Julie Otsuka talks with us about her novels based on Japanese internment. Gina Mulligan launches her first novel titled: “Remember the Ladies.” Plus this month's Kushman By The Bottle.

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Sierra Master Chorale and Orchestra

Insight: Capitol Chat / Author Sam Freedman / Sierra Master Chorale And Orchestra / Sound Advice

Ben Adler joins us for this week's Capitol Chat. Then, we meet author Sam Freedman. Then, we discuss Sierra Master Chorale and Orchestra's "The Armed Man."And, we hear new Sound Advice from CapRadio's Cale Wiggins.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

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Insight: Author Caitlin Doughty / Dorothy Rice / US Senate Race Debate Highlights / 'Something Inside Is Broken'

CapRadio's Managing Editor Linnea Edmeier joins Insight for a recap of the Race for the Senate Debate. Then, we learn more about the Hip Hop Native Rock Opera Something Inside Is Broken. And, we meet author Dorothy Rice.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

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Insight: News Network: Sanders In Sacramento / Sacramento Mayoral Debate Recap / Senatorial Debate Preview / Italian Tenor Pasquale Esposito

CapRadio's Amy Quinton joins us for a recap of Bernie Sanders' rally in Sacramento. Then, CapRadio's Bob Moffitt shares some highlights from the Sacramento mayoral debate. And, we meet Italian tenor Pasquale Esposito ahead of his show this Saturday.

Monday, May 9, 2016

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Insight: Political Junkie / Disgraced / Sacramento Master Singers

Ken Rudin joins Insight for this week's Political Junkie segment. Then, we talk more about the Pulitzer Prize winning play Disgraced. And, we meet Sacramento Master Singers director Ralph Hughes.