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, May 22, 2017

Insight: The Political Junkie Goes West / Don Fraser / SacState's Hyperloop Program / Beacon Art Project

On Insight, Ken Rudin adds his perspective on the turmoil brewing in the White House. Don Fraser talks about the checks and balances system in politics. And SacState students talk about the Hyperloop Project.


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    The Political Junkie: Mueller As Special Counsel

    The Political Junkie Ken Rudin joins us from Washington D.C. in an effort to put it all in perspective. He'll discuss the selection of Robert Mueller as special counsel to oversee the Russia investigation.

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    Don Fraser On Political Friction And Its Role In Our System Of Checks And Balances

    Historian Don Fraser returns to Insight to talk about his latest article on History News Network, “Trump vs. Madison. Madison is winning.”

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    SacState Students Participate In Hyperloop Program

    Nearly five years ago, Elon Musk, founder of Tesla, proposed a solution to California's traffic jams — a Hyperloop system. Instead of putting engineers to work, he opened the project to universities around the globe.

  • Beacon Project To Highlight Social Issues

    A new interactive public art exhibit has started in Sacramento.

Friday, May 19, 2017

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

Insight: Capitol Chat / Affordable Housing Forum / 'Breaking News' Film / 'West Side Story'

UC Regents respond to a scathing state audit on Thursday; we recap an affordable housing forum that happened earlier this week; ABC10 producer Ryan Rubi satirizes local reporting and the Young Actors Stage are set to perform in "West Side Story."

Thursday, May 18, 2017

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Insight: 'Sunday Street: Broadway' / 'Three Revolutions In Urban Transportation' / Sound Advice

Sacramento hopes to get drivers out of their car with an open street event; a new report has different ways to reduce emissions between Sacramento and Yolo counties and Submerge Magazine's Jonathan Carraba hosts Sound Advice.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

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Insight: Michael Tubbs / American Health Care Act / Kushman By The Bottle

Stockton Mayor Michael Tubbs previews his first State of the City Address; Capital & Main journalist Paul Tullis discusses the effects of the American Health Care Act and wine expert Rick Kushman talks about this year's harvest season.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

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Insight: Bee Die-Off / First Responder PTSD / Fiddler Hanneke Cassel

Thousands of bees died in Fresno during almond tree pollination season; a holistic healer talks about first responder PTSD support groups available and fiddler Hanneke Cassel plays new music in studio.

Monday, May 15, 2017

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Insight: Political Junkie / 'Light & Noir' / Graphic Novel Explorers Club

Political Junkie Ken Rudin recaps the firing of James Comey and Trump's approval ratings; a traveling exhibit highlights Hollywood actors who escaped persecution in Europe and Sacramento super podcasters discuss graphic novels in a new series.

Friday, May 12, 2017

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Insight: Capitol Chat / Mommy And Me / Musician David Luning

State government reporter Ben Bradford highlights parts of Gov. Jerry Brown's revised budget; a program in Sacramento provides daycare and English classes to refugees and musician David Luning plays live in studio.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Insight: California's Comey Response / Mental Health Month / Sound Advice / Little Charlie Baty

California's Delegation responds to Trump's firing of James Comey; Sacramento observes Mental Health Month; Classical host Kevin Doherty hosts Sound Advice and Little Charlie Baty performs on Insight.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Insight: Robert Paylor / Cap-To-Cap / Alpine Symphony

Money for medical expenses is pouring in following a rugby player's injury; Sacramento business leaders prepare to go to Washington D.C. and Peter Jaffe talks about some of the big ideas he has planned for the Auburn Symphony's next concert.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Insight: Coastal Rising / Sac Women's Chorus / 'Gold Rush Stories'

CALmatters explores a new report on coast line rising; author Gary Noy recaps his latest book on the Gold Rush Days and the Sacramento Women's Chorus performs with a message this year.