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 | Tuesday, August 22, 2017

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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.


  • Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

    The View From Here: Code Enforcement A Dangerous And Dirty Job

    Cody Drabble

    CapRadio environment reporter Amy Quinton stops by the Insight studio to talk about the challenges faced by code enforcement officers. It's a dangerous and dirty job, and there are only seven officers inspecting 50,000 rental properties.

  • Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

    Fighting Homelessness In Sacramento With A Cohesive Strategy

    Chris Remington

    Leaders from the city of Sacramento and the county are joining faith organizations this Wednesday to develop a cohesive strategy for fighting homelessness in the region.

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    Lawmakers Speak Out At Lake Tahoe Clarity Summit

    Chris Remington

    The 21st Annual Tahoe Clarity Summit will be led by Sen. Dianne Feinstein and feature Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval, Sen. Kamala Harris and a host of characters charged with preserving Tahoe’s future.

  • Crocker Art Museum / Courtesy

    Art Spots Go PL!NK At The Crocker Museum

    Chris Remington

    A new program encourages kids to get interactive with art through four different installations.

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

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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

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Warhol Painting / Courtesy

Insight: Calaveras County's Cannabis Cash Problem / Yuba County Profits From Immigration Detention / Leonardo da Vinci Featured At The Aerospace Museum / Andy Warhol Comes To Sacramento Gallery

Calaveras County is under scrutiny over how they’re handling cannabis cash; a nine-month-long investigation into immigrant detention facilities from KQED.; the Aerospace Museum features works by Leonardo da Vinci; Andy Warhol comes to town.