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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LATEST SHOW | Monday, April 23, 2018

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

Insight: Capitol Chat / Steve Almond Warns Against 'Bad Stories' / Children's Book 'Rescue and Jessica'

CapRadio's Ben Adler rounds up California political news. Author Steve Almond discusses "bad stories" Americans tell themselves. Boston Marathon bombing survivors Jessica Kensky and Patrick Downes on new children's book with their service dog Rescue.


  • Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio file, 2013

    Capitol Chat: California Governor's Race, National Guard Deployment, Renter Rally

    Capitol Bureau Chief Ben Adler has news on the renter revolt, California's Governors race and the deployment of the California National Guard to the state's border with Mexico.

  • Courtesy Steve Almond

    Author Steve Almond On The 'Bad Stories' Americans Tell Themselves

    Steve Almond’s new book “Bad Stories: What Just Happened To Our Country” looks at how the stories Americans have been telling themselves about their history misses the truth and leads them to delusion.

  • Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

    Boston Marathon Bombing Survivors Share Children's Book About Rescue, Their Service Dog

    Rescue isn't just a black lab, he's a service dog who changed the life of his owner Jessica Kensky and her husband Patrick Downes. The 2013 Boston Marathon bombing survivors explain their connection to Rescue.

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Courtesy Eleftheria Kotzia

Insight: Capitol Chat On SB 827 / 'Three Revolutions' In Transportation / Painter Gregory Kondos Turns 95 / Greek Guitarist Performs

CapRadio's Randol White explains the death of a controversial housing bill. Transportation expert Dan Sperling shares his new book. Painter Gregory Kondos celebrates turning 95 with a new exhibit. Greek classical guitarist Eleftheria Kotzia performs.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Insight: Research Into Fatal Police Encounters / Jewish Film Festival / Kushman By The Bottle / Salt Wizard Plays 'Creature Sounds'

A UC Davis sociologist explains research on fatal encounters between police and civilians. Film on actress Hedy Lamarr featured at Jewish Film Festival. How late, wet weather could affect wine grapes. Folk band Salt Wizard releases a new album.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018


Insight: Latest Stories / CALMatters' Dan Morain On Governor's Race / University Of Pacific Honors John Muir / Shakespeare In Yosemite

A roundup of the region's latest stories. CALmatters' Dan Morain looks back to 1998 for some history tied to the governor's race. Remembering John Muir ahead of his birthday. Yosemite hosts UC Merced Shakespeare performance for Earth Day.

Monday, April 16, 2018

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Insight: Political Junkie / BBC Look-Ahead / Yuba City Teacher Misconduct Investigation / KVIE Documentary 'Redefining Prosperity'

James Comey's first interview since being fired as FBI director. France and Britain join U.S. airstrikes on Syria. The latest on the Yuba City teacher under investigation for assaulting students. Documentary explores "Gold Rushes of Nevada City."

Friday, April 13, 2018

Courtesy Dave Douglass

Insight: Governor's Race Heats Up / Author Catriona McPherson / Jazz Trumpeter Dave Douglas

Capitol Bureau Chief Ben Adler gives us the latest on the governor's race. Author Catriona McPherson begins a new series set in California. Jazz trumpeter Dave Douglas will perform with the Jazz Ensembles as part of Sac State's Festival of the Arts.

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Courtesy Dr. Keith Watenpaugh

Insight: Brown Agrees To Deploy National Guard / Syrian Chemical Attack / CalPERS CEO / Sacramento Orchid Society / Sound Advice

Gov. Jerry Brown agrees to deploy California National Guard to Mexico border. Dr. Keith Watenpaugh on Syria. CalPERS CEO on pension solvency. Sacramento Orchid Society offers tips on plant care. Classical Sound Advice.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Rich Pedroncelli / AP Photo

Insight: Sacramento Council Tackles Policing / Police Chief Daniel Hahn / PolitiFact California On 'Paid Protesters' / Jazz Days Festival

CapRadio's Ezra David Romero recaps City Council meeting on policing. Police Chief Daniel Hahn shares his plans to move the department forward. PolitiFact California rates sheriff's "paid protesters" claim. New jazz festival comes to Roseville.

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Chip Somodevilla, Pool / AP Photo

Insight: Former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta / Olympians Speak Out Against Abuse / Poetry With Sol Collective / Mayor Darrell Steinberg

Former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta discusses National Guard border deployment. Olympians endorse California bill to prevent sex abuse. National Poetry Month with Sol Collective. Mayor Darrell Steinberg previews Council meeting on policing.

Monday, April 9, 2018

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Insight: Political Junkie / CALmatters Investigates Housing / BBC Look-Ahead / Sacramento Food Film Festival

Ken Rudin examines California's opposition to the Trump administration. CALmatters' Matt Levin explains how SB 827 could affect California housing. Updates from BBC on the Syrian chemical attack. The sixth annual Sacramento Food Film festival.