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Talk of the Bay - 2011 Archive Page
Interviews about issues affecting residents of the Central Coast.

Now Hosted and Produced by Sean Rameswaram

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UC Students and rising fees, Film Festival in Palo Alto.
Sunday, September 25, 2011 - Listen
Sean Rameswaram interviews UCSC students about escalating student fees and cuts to student services. He also talks to University spokesperson Ricardo Vázquez. Kirby Scudder reports on the Palo Alto International Film Festival.

Sunday, September 18, 2011
Talk of the Bay was pre-empted by another broadcast.

Creating Jobs, Preventing Gang crime, Mountain Art Center
Sunday, September 11, 2011 - Listen
Elected officials Sam Farr and Anthony Cannella discuss job creation in response of President Obama's speech. San Jose's Safe Summer Initiative, which offers young people positive alternatives to gang recruiting, is threatened by tight budgets. Mountain Art Center's gallery displays local artists.

Protecting Our Environment and a Trip to The Crossroads
Sunday, September 4, 2011 - Listen
The EPA recently settled a lawsuit with families on the Central Coast who feared their children were exposed to dangerous levels of methyl bromide while at school. The EPA says the settlement is historic, but the firms representing the families say they were left out of the decision-making process.

Plus, what's that Public Goods Charge you see every month on your power bill? What does it do for you? Secretary for Natural Resources John Laird discusses that and the future of green and colorless job creation in California.

And KUSP's music reporter Eric Berg takes a road trip to the Crossroads of Blues.

One Word: Plastics
And a Few More Words: What Are We Going To Do With It?
Sunday, August 28, 2011 - Listen
Sean Rameswaram on the restaurant Charlie Hong Kong's adoption of green business practices. Can other restuarants make similiar moves? There's help.

Plus, an interview with Captain Jim Holm and Nick Drobac from the Clean Oceans Project. They discuss their efforts to clean up ocean pollution by converting plastic into fuel.
Find out more about the Clean Oceans Project.

Congressman Sam Farr
Sunday, August 21, 2011 - Listen
Sean Rameswaram interviews Rep. Sam Farr of California's 17th congressional district to discuss the path to job creation and a healthy economy. Farr hopes to see increased collaboration after a series of crippling impasses in the federal government.

John Leopold on redevelopment and steel sculptures
Sunday, August 14, 2011 - Listen
Sean Rameswaram speaks to Santa Cruz Supervisor John Leopold about budget cuts to Redevelopment Agencies. On KUSP's Art Studio, Kirby Scudder talks to Steven Addi about his steel sculptures.

Interview with Bill Monning, "Endangered Neighbors" exhibit
Sunday, August 7, 2011 - Listen
KUSP's JD Hillard interviews Assemblymember Bill Monning about his new book, "Vision for a Healthy California" and what's to come for constituents. Photographer Sebastian Kennerknect discusses his "Endangered Neighbors" exhibit at the Santa Cruz Natural History Museum.

Carmel Bach Festival
Sunday, July 31, 2011 - Listen
Kelly O'Brien's conversation with former Monterey Symphony executive director Joe Truscott. Also, recorded interviews and music from the Bach Festival.

Much Ado About Nothing, and Wharf to Wharf
Sunday, July 24, 2011 - Listen
Rick Kleffel interviews actors Beethovan Oden, Jonathan Shue, and Carly Cioffi discuss the Shakespeare Santa Cruz production of "Much Ado About Nothing", Russ Coillot talks about the Wharf to Wharf race.

Energy Upgrade California, Bill Monning
Sunday, July 17, 2011 - Listen
Rick Kleffel talks to Ecology Action's Aleah Lawrence-Pine and Colin Clark about Energy Upgrade California, a State-wide energy and water efficiency and renewable energy generation retrofit program, financed in part through American Reinvestment and Recovery Act funding. Rick also interviews California State Assembly member Bill Monning.

Paul Goodwin of Carmel Bach Festival
Sunday, July 10, 2011 - Listen
Kelly O'Brien interviews Carmel Bach Festival conductor Paul Goodwin about classical music and conducting orchestras.

Cast & Crew of Cabrillo Stage's "Hair Spray" and Marco Barricelli of Shakespeare Santa Cruz
Sunday, July 3, 2011 - Listen
Rick Kleffel sits down with some of the cast and crew of "Hair Spray," including director Janie Scott and actors Monica Turner and Blake Coelho. Marco Barricelli discusses this summer's shows at Shakespeare Santa Cruz.

Salinas Valley Medical Hospital Strike, The Last Five Years
Sunday, June 26, 2011 - Listen
Rick Kleffel talks to John Borsos, Bill Lauster, and George Ross from the National Union of Healthcare Workers about the labor strike at the Salinas Valley Medical Hospital. Director Molly Maxner and cast members of Cabrillo Stage's production of 'The Last Five Years' appear live in studio and perform songs from the musical.

Nick Krieger on Gender, Arthur Weinberg on Clarence Darrow
Sunday, June 20, 2011 - Listen
Rick Kleffel interviews Nick Krieger, author of "Nina Here Nor There", about gender construction and transgendered people. Arthur Weinberg discusses his book about Clarence Darrow titled "Attorney for the Damned".

Richard Stedman on Air Pollution
Sunday, June 12, 2011 - Listen
Kelly O'Brien interviews Richard Stedmen, chief of the Monterey Bay Unified Air Pollution Control District and takes calls from viewers.

The Full Monty and Mark Paul
Sunday, June 5, 2011 - Listen
Cast and crew of Cabrillo Stage's musical The Full Monty perform music from the show. Mark Paul, author of "California Crackup: How Reform Broke the Golden State and How We Can Fix it" discusses budget cuts to education.

Dinner is Served
Sunday, May 29, 2011 - Listen
Panel discussion about food and eating customs with cookbook author Mollie Katzen, food journalist Michael Pollen and food historian Ann Vileisis .

"The Lies of Sarah Palin" by Geoffrey Dunn
Sunday, May 22, 2011 - Listen
Huffington Post writer and investigative journalist Geoffry Dunn talks about his new book, which takes a critical biographical look at what he calls the "pathology of deceit" of American politician Sarah Palin.

"Loyalty - the Vexing Virtue" by Eric Felten
Sunday, May 15, 2011 - Listen
Rick Kleffel interviews Wall Street Journal writer Eric Felten about his new book which explores the meaning of loyalty in human history and culture.

Panel on Energy Security
Sunday, May 8, 2011 - Listenlisten graphic and link
Panel held at UC Santa Cruz, sponsored by the Green Campus Team and the UCSC Sustainability Office.

Bill Monning and Kamala Harris
Sunday, May 1, 2011 - Listenlisten graphic and link
Bill Monning discusses creation of new bills in the California Assembly. Then an archived interview with Kamala Harris, author of "Smart on Crime" who later became the California Attorney General.

an archive interview with California Attorney General Kamala Harris, about her book "Smart On Crime".

Mountain Community Theater; Youth Arts Collective; Lizz Wright
Sunday, April 24, 2011 - Listenlisten graphic and link
Members of the Mountain Community Theater, now presenting I Hate Shakespeare. Then Susie Franklin speaks with Kelly about the Youth Arts Collective in Monterey. And an interview with Soul Singer/Songwriter Lizz Wright.

Tax Law for Registered Domestic Partners
Sunday, April 17, 2011 - Listenlisten graphic and link

Exploring the Future of Nuclear Energy
Sunday, April 10, 2011 - Listenlisten graphic and link
After the events at Fukushima, what's the future of Nuclear Power? Host Kelly O'Brien interviews Dr. Robert Rosner, Alstro and Plasma Physicist and former Assistant Director of Argonne National Laboratory.

Novelist Tim Woods
Sunday, April 3, 2011 - Listenlisten graphic and link
Tim Woods discusses his civil war era novel Grant Me Timely Grace.

Nuclear Renaissance - Fact or Fiction?
Sunday, March 27, 2011 - Listenlisten graphic and link
Are new nuclear power plants the answer to climate instability?

Re-broadcast of Talk of the Bay from Dec. 27, 2009.

Joe Matthews and Mark Paul on Politics in California
Sunday, March 20, 2011 - Listenlisten graphic and link
Rick Kleffel talks to Joe Matthews, author of The People's Machine: Arnold Schwarzenegger and the Rise of Blockbuster Democracy, and Mark Paul, senior scholar and director at the New America Foundation. Their recent collaboration resulted in the book California Crackup: How Reform Broke the Golden State and How We Can Fix It.

John Krafcik and Chris Hoffman on Energy Efficient Vehicles
Sunday, March 13, 2011 - Listenlisten graphic and link
Kelly O'Brien talks to Hyundai CEO John Krafcik about building energy efficient cars. Later, Kelly talks to Chis Hoffman, inventor of the one-wheeled, electric powered RYNO Motors.

Diana Paxson on Writing Arthurian Fantasy
Sunday, March 6, 2011 - Listenlisten graphic and link
Rick Kleffel interviews writer Diana Paxson about her experiences writing fantasy novels.

UC Berkeley Transportation Sustainability director Dr. Susan Shaheen and Assemblyman Bill Monning
Sunday, February 27, 2011 - Listenlisten graphic and link

Kelly O'Brien interviews Dr. Susan Shaheen, director of UC Berkeley's Transportation Sustainability Research Center. Later, Rick Kleffel interviews assemblyman Bill Monning.

A Talk with Martin Grunburg
Sunday, February 20, 2011 - Listenlisten graphic and link

Rick Kleffel talks to Martin Grunburg about how to establish good habits in order to achieve success. Grunburg is the author of "The Habit Factor" and the creator of The Habit Factor iPhone and Droid apps.

At-Risk Youth in Monterey and Santa Cruz Counties
Sunday, February 13, 2011 - Listenlisten graphic and link

Kelly talks to Carmen Kubas of Lightfoot Industries and the Rancho Cielo Youth Campus about programs in Monterey and Santa Cruz counties that help at-risk youth.

A Talk About Spiritual Healing with Carolyn CJ Jones
Sunday, February 6, 2011 - Listenlisten graphic and link
Rick talks to Carolyn CJ Jones about her book "Opening the Gates of the Heart: A Journey of Healing".

Timothy Lipman and Megan Smirti Ryerson from UC Berkeley's Institute of Transportation Studies
Sunday, January 30, 2011 - Listenlisten graphic and link
In this Life in the Fast Lane edition of Talk of the Bay, Kelly O'Brien talks about alternative fuels and other transportation issues with Timothy Lipman and Megan Smirti Ryerson from UC Berkeley's Institute of Transportation Studies.

Rhythms of Culture
Sunday, January 23, 2011 - Listenlisten graphic and link
Rick Kleffel interviews members of Rhythms of Culture and they perform a few songs in the studio.

Sociobiologist Rebecca D. Costa
Sunday, January 16, 2011 - Listenlisten graphic and link
Kelly O'Brien interviews Rebecca D. Costa about her book "The Watchman's Rattle: Thinking Our Way Out of Extinction". Costa addresses the systemic problems in modern civilization that are leading to economic, social, and political crisis.

Mary Heebner and Stephen Kessler / Assemblymember Bill Monning
Sunday, January 9, 2011 - Listenlisten graphic and link
Artist Mary Heebner and writer Stephen Kessler talk about their exhibit Black Island/Isla Negra, a selection of work inspired by Pablo Neruda. Later in the show Rick talks to Assemblymember Bill Monning, representative of the 27th district.

Oceanographer Dr. Sylvia Earle

Sunday, January 3, 2011 - Listenlisten graphic and link
Kelly O'Brien interviews oceanographer Dr. Sylvia Earle.
(Rebroadcast from October 3, 2010). Also watch this 2009 TED Talk given by Dr. Earle.

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