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 | Friday, December 9, 2016

Insight: Capitol Chat / Makerfest / 'The Seventh Plague' / 'Sweet Pretenders'

Jeremy White finishes his last year at the Sacramento Bee; Makerfest is back at the World of Wonders Museum; James Rollins releases the 12th installment of his Sigma Force series; and Todd Morgan and the Emblems play music off their new album.


  • Sacramento Bee Reporter Jeremy White Ends Three Years Of Political Reporting

    Jeremy White will finish his third year of political reporting for the Sacramento Bee for a foreign correspondent position in Cambodia. He talks about some of his favorite moments and the start of the new legislative session.

  • Makerfest Returns To World Of Wonders Museum

    A special event at the World of Wonders Science Museum Saturday tests children’s creativity and design skills. Nick Gray is the Education Director at the museum and explains Makerfest.

  • Lezlie Sterling / Sacramento Bee

    James Rollins Releases 12th Book 'The Seventh Plague' In Sigma Force Series

    Bestselling author James Rollins releases the latest installment of his Sigma Force series titled "The Seventh Plague." He talks about the plot behind the new book and his book signing at the Barnes & Noble at Roseville.

  • Todd Morgan & The Emblems / Facebook

    Todd Morgan And The Emblems Returns With New Album 'Sweet Pretenders'

    Sacramentan Todd Morgan has a special vinyl release of his latest album "Sweet Pretender." He joins us in studio to discuss his new music, unique 50s influenced style and future tour plans.

Thursday, December 8, 2016

AP Photo / Eric Risberg

Insight: Death Penalty / 'The Nutcracker' / 'Genius Recipes' / Sound Advice

Gov. Jerry Brown is faced with tough decisions with the passing of Proposition 66; "Genius Recipes" offers holiday meals; a Davis conductor is preparing for Sacramento and San Francisco concerts and we are in for a classical Sound Advice this week.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Rich Pedroncelli / File / AP

Insight: PolitiFact California / Reproductive Rights / Molly Fisk / Sac State Dance

PolitiFact California's Chris Nichols explains a rating change on Mike Pence; a McGeorge professor expects pro-life restrictions with a Trump presidency; Molly Fisk shares her latest poetry and Sacramento State honors dance legend Jose Limon.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Josh Edelson / AP

Insight: Oakland Fire / Standing Rock / California Honeydrops

The East Bay Express has been closely following the Oakland warehouse fire and share the latest details, we learn about protests similar to Standing Rock in Davis and the California Honeydrops preview music before its upcoming show at Harlow's.

Monday, December 5, 2016

Jonathan Ayestas / Capital Public Radio

Insight: Oakland Fire / Political Junkie / Political Memorabilia / Sacramento Choral Society & Orchestra

Oakland officials have halted investigations on the "Ghost Ship" fire, Political Junkie Ken Rudin shares his latest commentary, item collectors are displaying political memorabilia and the Sac Choral Society & Orchestra has big plans this year.

Friday, December 2, 2016

Special Insight: A Look At California's End Of Life Option

Friday's Insight is an hour-long special sharing the personal stories of two women who chose to take the End of Life prescription. We'll hear from their families and also a prerecorded interview with one of the women before she took her life.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Insight: Capitol Chat / Author John Freeman / Sound Advice

CapRadio's Ben Adler explains what it means now that Democrats have the supermajority in the California legislature, author John Freeman releases his second literary novel as part of a series and Nick Brunner hosts a Sacramento-based Sound Advice.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Darron Birgenheier / Flickr

Insight: PolitiFact California / Transparency Task Force / Ruby Jaye

PolitiFact Reporter Chris Nichols fact-checks a claim from Donald Trump about voter fraud, a task force in Sacramento is committed to bringing transparency to the police force and Ruby Jaye promotes her first album.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Insight: California Retirees / The State Hornet / 'Ear Hustle' / Pink Martini

Tuesday's Insight includes a continued conversation of California's pension woes, a standoff between Sacramento State and its college paper that refuses to relocate off campus, a podcast exploring San Quentin Prison and new music from Pink Martini.

Monday, November 28, 2016

Michael Tubbs / Facebook

Insight: Political Junkie / Michael Tubbs / Dog Party

Monday's Insight follows the conversations with Political Junkie Ken Rudin, Stockton's first ever African-American Mayor Michael Tubbs and Sacramento local Dog Party, who recently finished a tour with Green Day.