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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Airing Friday, April 27, 2017 in place of Insight will be Autism Grows Up.

LATEST SHOW | Thursday, April 27, 2017

Insight: Capitol Chat / Stories On Stage / Sound Advice

A state auditor's report revealed millions hidden in UC reserves; a local author's short story is based off a disastrous Chicago fire and this week's Sound Advice features music from First Fest.


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    Capitol Chat: Millions Undisclosed In UC Audit, Single-Payer Bill Passes First Hurdle

    Capitol Bureau Chief Ben Adler shares his report on the single-payer health care legislation and the state auditor's findings of undisclosed money from the University of California.

  • Stories On Stage Brings Local Author Robert Dorjath’s Short Story To Life With Actor Ethan Ireland

    Local author Robert Dorjath brings his short story "A Parable of Fausto Bruzzesi" to Stories on Stage, based on a Chicago fire at a Catholic school that killed almost a hundred people. Actor Ethan Ireland performs Dorjath's reading.

  • Sound Advice: First Festival Returns To Sacramento For The Third Time

    A festival celebrating Sacramento’s music, arts and comedy scene kicks off next weekend. First Festival organizer Danielle Vincent drops by Insight with a special Sound Advice profiling all the bands that will be performing.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Insight: May Day March / Tour Of California / Pet Tales

May Day March comes to Sacramento; changes to the Tour of California is to reduce the amount of younger cyclists and pet expert Gina Spadafori discusses when to take your pet to ER.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Insight: California Civil Rights History / Tree Allergies / Crystal Bowersox

Two authors reflect on California's history in leading civil rights; All Things Considered Anchor Randol White hosts a segment on tree allergies and Crystal Bowersox plays live in studio.

Monday, April 24, 2017

Insight: Dan Morain / McGeorge Water Laureate / 'Event Boundaries' / Sac International Film Festival

Political columnist Dan Morain fills in for Ken Rudin to recap the March for Science and Trump's first 100 days; producer Cody Drabble guest hosts; April Ossman has a new book out and we hear about the Sacramento International Film Festival.

Friday, April 21, 2017

Insight: Capitol Chat / 'Treatment' / Michael Thiemann's Pop-Up Show

Capitol Bureau Chief Ben Adler recaps his Capitol Hill visit; B Street Theatre is hosting a show written by company members and chef/musician Michael Thiemann talks about his upcoming pop-up show.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

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Insight: Oroville Spillway Report / 'Swimmer Among The Stars' / 'The Donner Party' Musical / Sound Advice

A UC Berkeley professor shares his report on the Oroville Spillway; Kanishk Tharoor talks about his latest book; "The Donner Party" musical makes its debut and Jazz Host Gary Vercelli hosts Sound Advice.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Insight: Davis Group Home Update / March For Science In Sacramento / How To Talk About Wine

On Insight, we get an update from ProPublica's Joaquin Sapien about the verdict against a group home in Davis. This year's Earth Day is also the day for a national March For Science. We hear about what's planned for Sacramento.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Insight: Jaywalking In Sacramento / Adult Autism / Single-Payer Health Care

Insight examines the definition of jaywalking and cases where these citations happen in Sacramento; half a million people with autism are expected to receive less services as adults and a single-payer health care system is seeing renewed efforts.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Insight: Political Junkie / Freedom And Justice Seder / Native Plant Gardening

Political Junkie Ken Rudin recaps the Trump administration's activity in Syria and North Korea; Sacramento leaders host a seder focusing on social justice and the California Native Plant Society has tips on how to start up a native plant garden.

Friday, April 14, 2017

Insight: Capitol Chat / Boston Marathon Reflection / 'Down The Up Staircase'

California begins its first legal battle against President Trump; Sacramento runners reflect on the Boston Marathon 4 years later and author Bruce Haynes talks about his new book "Down the Up Staircase."