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 | Tuesday, April 24, 2018

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Insight: Mental Health Care For Black Communities / Creative Edge Partnership / Young Actor Miller Traum / Tiny Desk Contest

How mental health care could benefit black communities affected by violence. The Creative Edge partnership aims to strengthen the region's creative economy. Young actor Miller Traum lights up local theater scene. Tiny Desk Contest winner announced.


  • Mental Health Advocates Request Resources For Black Neighborhoods

    Dr. Kristee Haggins is an African-centered psychologist and has ideas on how specialized mental health care could benefit black communities affected by violence.

  • Sacramento Speaks Out On Creative Edge

    A final town hall for an initiative to gather information and set priorities for Sacramento's arts and creative economy was held Monday night. We hear what will happen next.

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    Young Actor Lights Up The Stage At Sacramento Theatre Company

    Miller Traum is a 10-year-old actor making a name for himself at the Sacramento Theatre Company.

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    Tiny Desk Contest Winner Announced; Davis Musician Lillian Frances Performs

    There were more than 700 entries from California alone in this year's popular NPR music video contest. We'll hear music from the winner, Naia Izumi, and Davis-based entrant Lillian Frances.

Monday, April 23, 2018

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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.

Thursday, April 19, 2018

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.