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 | Monday, September 26, 2016

Insight: Political Junkie / Know Your Rights / Golden 1 Center / 'Age Of Love'

For Monday's Insight, Ken Rudin shares his latest political analysis, a Sacramento attorney shares best practices for law enforcement interaction, reporter Bob Moffitt checks in from the Golden 1 Center and a director talks about romance as a senior.


  • Jonathan Ayestas / Capital Public Radio

    Ken Rudin Gives Political Analysis On First Upcoming Clinton-Trump Debate

    The Political Junkie is turning his analytical gaze west. Ken Rudin, known to NPR listeners from his many years talking all things politics with Neal Conan on "Talk of the Nation," joins Insight host Beth Ruyak for our signature segment.

  • Sacramento Attorney Goes Over Best Practices Interacting With Law Enforcement

    Do you know what to do if you are pulled over by the police -- a lot of people don’t. Sacramento civil rights attorney Keith Staten joins Insight to talk about best practices for interacting with law enforcement.

  • Golden 1 Center Opening, Age Of Love Documentary

    CapRadio's Bob Moffitt joins us for a quick sound off from the new Golden 1 Center for its art installation opening. Then, we hear about documentary "Age of Love," which follows the budding romance of seniors age 70-90 through speed dating.

Friday, September 23, 2016

Insight: Capitol Chat / The Distance Between Us / Sacramento State Vocal Jazz Group

For Friday's Insight, we hear about Gov. Jerry Brown's week with environmental legislation, a new book talking about an author's trip between the U.S.-Mexico border and Sacramento State's nationally-renowned jazz group.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

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Insight: PolitiFact California / Grand Canyon Expedition / Sound Advice / Cellist Amit Peled

For Thursday's Insight, we hear about PolitiFact's latest fact checks, a 135-mile rafting expedition by UC Davis, hip-hop and punk music in Sacramento and a preview of cellist Amit Peled's upcoming performance.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Insight: Sacto's Inaugural Farmtank Summit / California Energy / Man Behind "Sierra Club" / Oregon's Karyn Ann

We'll talk Sacramento's inaugural Farmtank summit We'll discuss the role nuclear and renewable energy will play in California’s future. We learn about the man behind the "Sierra Club." And we meet Oregon singer Karyn Ann.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Insight: Ineligible Voters / African American Museum / Remembering Eden / Keyboard Conversations

For Tuesday's Insight, we hear about ineligible voters in Nevada County, a rifle going on display that belonged to the grandfather of an Elk Grove woman, a book on a grizzly bear killing a man in Yellowstone and a preview of "Keyboard Conversations."

Monday, September 19, 2016

Something Inside Is Broken / Facebook

Insight: Political Junkie / California's Pension Gap / Folsom-Cordova Teacher / "Something Inside Is Broken"

For Monday's Insight, Ken Rudin gives us his latest political analysis, California's pension problem is explored, a Folsom-Cordova teacher wins a prestigious award and we revisit the opera "Something Inside Is Broken."

Friday, September 16, 2016

Insight: Capitol Chat / California's New Grading System / Bob and Molly Ringwald

For Thursday's Insight, Ben Bradford talks about Gov. Jerry Brown's actions on cap and trade, California has a new grading rubric system and Molly Ringwald is joined by her father Bob to talk about their upcoming show in Sacramento.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Insight: PolitiFact California / Inside Publications / Sound Advice / Tom Brosseau

For Thursday's Insight, PolitiFact California checks in on their latest fact checks, a local publisher talks about her newest book, Jeff Hudson previews concerts happening this fall and musician Tom Brosseau plays live in studio.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

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Insight: John Shirey / Stories From Medicine / Kushman By The Bottle / Jewish Food Faire

For Wednesday's Insight, outgoing city manager John Shirey talks about the coming changes in Sacramento, wine expert Rick Kushman gives grape harvesting tips and the Jewish Food Faire celebrates its 39th annual event this year.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Insight: Sex Abuse In The Marijuana Industry / Race On The Farm / Sac State's Farm-To-Fork / Stockton Symphony 90th Anniversary

For Tuesday's Insight, we hear about abuse and trafficking in the marijuana industry, racism on California farms, Sacramento State's first farm-to-fork dinner and the 90th anniversary of the Stockton Symphony.