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, November 13, 2018

John Locher / AP Photo

Insight: Camp Fire Update / Restoring Financial Services After Fires / Poetry Of Marie Reynolds / Guitarist Ross Hammond

Updates from Cal Fire and FEMA on the Camp Fire. Efforts to reopen a bank branch in Paradise. A new book of poetry written by a Sacramento nurse who recently died from breast cancer. Sacramento guitarist Ross Hammond on his new album.


  • John Locher / AP Photo

    News Network: Camp Fire Update

    Chief Michael Mohler of Cal Fire, Marc Albert of North State Public Radio and Brandi Richard of FEMA will join us by phone to give the latest information about the Camp Fire.

  • Noah Berger / AP

    Restoring Financial Services After Wildfires

    Sierra Central Credit Union CEO John Cassidy explains efforts to reopen a branch in Paradise, which survived the Camp Fire. He explains the CU’s efforts at bringing services back online for its members.

  • CapRadio

    The Journey Behind Publishing Marie Reynolds' Book Of Poetry 'Seaworthy'

    A new book of poetry written by a Sacramento nurse who recently died from breast cancer has been released and will be celebrated with a reading.

  • CapRadio

    Ross Hammond Rides ‘Dragons In Winter’ Before Solo Show At The Sofia

    Sacramento steel and resonator guitarist Ross Hammond debuts his new album ‘Riding Dragons In Winter’ before his show at The Sofia.

Monday, November 12, 2018

Noah Berger / AP

Insight: Wildfire Update / Political Junkie / Poet Mary Mackey / Transgender Bodybuilder Cody Harman

Updates from Cal Fire on California wildfires. Political Junkie Ken Rudin on another White House shakeup. Revisiting Beth Ruyak's conversation with poet Mary Mackey. Sacramento-based trans weightlifter Cody Harman previews documentary 'MAN MADE.'

Friday, November 9, 2018

Noah Berger / AP Photo

Insight: Updates On The Butte County Wildfire / California's Close Congressional Contest / Combating Nuclear Weapons

CapRadio's Bob Moffitt and Ezra David Romero give the latest updates on the wildfire in Butte County. Ben Adler discusses California's unresolved congressional and statewide races. Dr. Tilman Ruff discusses the campaign to control nuclear weapons.

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

Insight: Proposition Roundup / Loaves & Fishes Holiday Events / Author Jeff Jardine / Hey Listen! Sound Advice

A look at which California ballot measures passed, and which failed. Loaves & Fishes previews the center’s upcoming holiday events. Author Jeff Jardine shares his book “Home to the Brave.” Hey, Listen! host Nick Brunner's favorite new releases.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

Insight: Takeaways The Morning After The Midterms

Insight with Beth Ruyak was preempted this morning for special coverage of President Trump’s and Democratic Representative Nancy Pelosi’s new conferences. Beth Ruyak spoke with Political Junkie Ken Rudin and CapRadio Capitol Bureau Chief Ben Adler.

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

Insight: News Network On Election Day / County Elections / BBC In California / Fighting Wildfire With Data

CapRadio reporters check in as Californians head to the polls. We talk with county election officials about Election Day. We hear from a BBC team in California for the election. A professor tells us how data science can help predict wildfires.

Monday, November 5, 2018

Courtesy of Mya Louw

Insight: Political Junkie On The Midterms / Latina Voting Power / Poet Rae Gouirand / Painter Mya Louw

The Political Junkie looks forward to tomorrow's midterm election. Mindy Romero tells us about new research into the voting power of Latinas. Poet Rae Gouirand releases two new collections. Painter Mya Louw previews her upcoming show.

Friday, November 2, 2018

Courtesy of Aida Lizalde

Insight: Capitol Chat / Day Of The Dead / THANKYOUTHANKYOUTHANKYOU Exhibit / Tre Burt Performs

Ben Adler and Sally Schilling fill us in on the governor's race and the latest Keys To The House episode. We hear about an upcoming Day of the Dead festival. Artists explore the undocumented experience in a new exhibit. Tre Burt performs.

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Modesto Symphony Orchestra

Insight: Regional Election Round-Up / Stockton Record's Mike Fitzgerald / Author Courtenay Hameister / Winter Concert Preview

A look at key election issues from Reno, Placer County and Nevada County. Stockton Record columnist Michael Fitzgerald retires. Author Courtenay Hameister on her book “Okay Fine Whatever.” Jeff Hudson previews winter classical concerts.

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Photo by Matthew Murphy

Insight: PolitiFact California / The Cases For And Against Measure U / On Your Feet! Comes To Sacramento

PolitiFact California fact checks the Congressional race between Jeff Denham and Josh Harder in California's 10th district. We hear the arguments for and against Sacramento's Measure U. We preview the touring production of On Your Feet!.