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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Jazz Vocalist Beth Duncan will host today's Insight.

LATEST SHOW | Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Insight: ICE Forum / Millenial Home Ownership / Sac Jazz Cooperative / Sacramento Improv Marathon

CapRadio's Ben Bradford recaps Tuesday night's forum on immigration; PolitiFact California's Chris Nichols looks into why millenial home ownership; Sac Jazz Cooperative founder Carolyn Swayze talks about her goals and a marathon of comedy is coming.


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    ICE Chief Thomas Homan And Sac Sheriff Scott Jones Met With Hostile Crowd At Forum, Defend Federal Immigration Policies

    Immigration and Customs Enforcement Chief Thomas Homan was met with hostile words and emotions at a community forum organized by Sacramento Sheriff Scott Jones Tuesday night. CapRadio's Ben Bradford was there and shares what he reported.

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    Why Don’t More Millennials Own Homes?

    Millennials have a lower rate of home ownership than any other generation, but it’s unclear whether or not that’s by choice. PolitiFact California Reporter Chris Nichols dispels the myths surrounding millennial home ownership.

  • Sacramento Jazz Cooperative Continues Its Long-Term Goal Of Preserving Jazz In Region

    The Sacramento Jazz Cooperative, which has been around since December 2016, is focused on keeping jazz music alive and well in our capital city. Its founder Carolyn Swayze joins us in studio to discuss the group's progress.

  • Comedians Regroup For 2nd Annual Sacramento Improv Marathon

    This Friday, the Sacramento Comedy Spot brings back the Improv Marathon for three days of hilarious comedy sketches featuring some of Sacramento’s talent. Owner Brian Crall and three of the performers describe what to expect at the event.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Insight: Political Junkie / Flood Insurance / Jack Gallagher / Hannah Mayree

Political Junkie Ken Rudin comments on Trump's health care plan; CapRadio reporters share their findings on flood insurance; Jack Gallagher talks about his new comedy show and Hannah Mayree plays music from her new album "Thoughts of the Night."

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.

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.