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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Aug. 25, 2017: Airing in place of Insight: Insight Music

LATEST SHOW | Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Robert Durell, California Museum Unity Center / Courtesy

Insight: Trump Visits Reno / California Museum Opens Unity Center / Author Joshua Mohr / Guitarist Victor Contreras

There are mixed opinions from Reno’s elected officials to President Trump’s visit. The Unity Center opens at the California Museum. Writer Joshua Mohr discusses "Sirens," his provocative new memoir. And a new album from guitarist Victor Contreras.


  • Evan Vucci / AP

    Reno Leaders React To Trump Visit

    Chris Remington

    President Trump will meet with members of the American Legion in Reno Wednesday; a visit that has faced mixed responses from the city’s elected representatives.

  • Robert Durell, California Museum Unity Center / Courtesy

    California Museum Opens Long-Awaited Unity Center

    Cody Drabble

    The California Museum's new Unity Center has been in development since 1999. The new interactive exhibition aims to promote tolerance and peace through civil rights education. The Unity Center will host a free block party on Saturday, Aug. 26.

  • Josh Mohr / Courtesy

    Joshua Mohr Brings Memoir "Sirens" To Stories On Stage Sacramento

    Cody Drabble

    Joshua Mohr’s searing new memoir “Sirens” explores the process of cleaning up his life after addiction, failed marriages, and nearly dying from a hole in his heart.

  • Nagual Music / Courtesy

    Guitarist Victor Contreras Unveils New Solo Concept Album "Rayon Peddles His Papers"

    Cody Drabble

    Victor Contreras plays guitar with the Nagual Trio and in the band Maya. He returns to Insight with new tracks from his concept-driven solo album “Rayon Peddles His Papers.”

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

Insight: The View From Here On Code Enforcement / Combating Homelessness In Sacramento / Tahoe Summit / Crocker Art Museum Exhibit For Kids

The View From Here examines code enforcement. California senators are center stage at the Lake Tahoe Summit. Developing a strategy to combat homelessness in Sacramento. And the Crocker Art Museum has a new interactive Art Spot for kids.

Monday, August 21, 2017

Capital Dance Project / Courtesy

Insight: Political Junkie On Bannon Departure / Solar Eclipse Preview / Capital Dance Project

The Political Junkie follows Steve Bannon’s departure. Solar eclipse watchers up and down the West Coast get tips on watching safely. And the Capitol Dance Project brings ballet to a unique audience.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

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Insight: Sacramento Opioid Crisis / Music Circus Sister Act / Solar Eclipse Safety / Sound Advice: Blake Gillespie On Local Bands

Sacramento responds to the opioid epidemic. Music Circus brings Sister Act to town. CapRadio's environment reporter Amy Quinton previews the eclipse. Music journalist Blake Gillespie shares local music you should check out.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

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Insight: PolitiFact On Charlottesville / California Native: Environmental Stewardship / Summer Gardening

PolitiFact Exec. Director Aaron Sharockman fact-checks statements on Charlottesville. California Native continues with a focus on environmental stewardship in northern California. Jennifer Khal shares summer gardening tips.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Linnea Edmeier / Capital Public Radio

Insight: Hate Groups in California / Podcast Investigates Housing Crisis / Ethics And Genetic Editing / Bike Frog Trip Across America

A CSU San Bernardino professor shares research on hate and extremist groups in California. The View From Here launches "Place And Privilege" podcast about affordable housing. UC Davis researcher talks genetic editing. Bike Frog trips across the U.S.

Monday, August 14, 2017

Comedian Robert Berry / Courtesy

Insight: Ken Rudin On North Korea, Charlottesville / Author Imbolo Mbue / Siblings Duo Chris & Jocelyn Arndt / Comedian Robert Berry

Ken Rudin responds to a weekend of violence and confusion. Author Imbolo Mbue was selected for Oprah’s summer book club. Jocelyn & Chris Arndt play blues rock at Harlow's. Comedian Robert Berry shares jokes from his new book.

Friday, August 11, 2017

Sean Pawling Band / Courtesy

Insight: Affordable Housing Bills / Sacramento's New Police Chief / Author Jaimal Yogis / Musician Sean Pawling

Capitol Chat with Ben Adler about the California Legislature's housing bills; Sacramento Police Chief Daniel Hahn is officially on the job; Jaimal Yogis shares his memoir about surfing; and Sean Pawling and his band perform live in studio.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Ursula X. Young's Standing In Front Of Her Mural In Oakland / Courtesy

Insight: CALMatters' Dan Walters Looks At 2018 Governor's Race, Los Angeles Olympics / Wide Open Walls Mural Festival Brings Splash Of Color To Sacramento / Sound Advice Classical Host Kevin Doherty Features New Releases

CALMatters columnist Dan Walters returns to Insight to discuss Los Angeles landing the Olympics and the Governor’s race in California. Wide Open Walls mural festival starts in Sacramento. Beautiful classics made modern for Sound Advice.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Chancellor Gary May During His Insight Interview / Chris Remington

Insight: UC Davis Chancellor Gary May Takes Over / Kushman By The Bottle: Not All Malbec Wines Are Created Equal / So Much Light: Damien Verrett Shares Tracks From "Oh, Yuck"

New UC Davis Chancellor Gary May discusses his plans for the university. Wine expert Rick Kushman explains why all Malbec wines aren’t created equal. And Damien Verrett of So Much Light shares music from his new album