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Talk of the Bay – Wednesday, December 29th Listen
Ever wonder why the sky is blue, how gravity works, or what happened to all the sardines? Life on the Bay 's new host, Milos Radakovich, took your calls during KUSP's first Science Ask-A-Thon
Talk of the Bay - Thursday, December 16th Listen
Did an external intelligence create the world? Is evolution the way we got here? As courts across the nation decide whether schools should teach both theories, John Sandidge invites your thoughts about “intelligent design” vs “evolution.”
Talk of the Bay - Wednesday, December 15th Listen
Rachel Anne Goodman talks to local longstanding surfers and historian Jim Houston about the fight for the moniker, " Surf City, USA." Then The Abbot family, of "Trading Spouses, " and Lex Van der Berghe of "Survivor " take up the subject of reality vs. reality TV.
Talk of the Bay - Tuesday, December 14th Listen
Host Deanna Zachary talks with Lisinka about the status of the United Nations and the Security council, about how she changed international development policies, and about how anyone can have an impact on the U.N. Then: who is the Umbrella Man? We'll also hear from another Santa Cruz County Community Hero Awardwinners Ride-A-Wave and Balance4Kids about the effect of their work with disabled children.And hear the Film Gang's review of "Closer."
Talk of the Bay - Monday, December 13th Listen
Diana Troxell asks George Newel about the upcoming arts center at the historic Salz Tannery. Then Jenn Ramage speaks to British writer Kate Atkinson, author of highly acclaimed Behind the Scenes at the Museum . Her new novel, Case Histories, follows the stories of three different families and the old crimes that changed these families irrevocably. It's the tragedy of random fate combined wih the hilarity of family disfunction.
Talk of the Bay - Thursday, December 9th Listen
John Sandidge invites your calls about the hard part of the holidays. Though the emphasis is on celebration at the holidays, for some people this time of year brings up dark memories and staggering credit card bills. How do you handle the expectation of cheer, family togetherness, and gift giving?
Talk of the Bay - Wednesday, December 8th Listen
People are stepping forward to raise money for causes they love, but are their efforts enough? And what does it mean when basics like housing and education suffer without extra help? Host Rachel Anne Goodman discusses 11th hour efforts to fund the completion of Santa Cruz’ family homeless shelter. Feldstein presents the work in its entirety.
Talk of the Bay - Tuesday, December 7th Listen
Deanna Zachary invites you to join a conversation about abortion. How do pro-choice people struggle with the choice? We’ll hear stories of people’s experience with abortion—regret, acceptance, and the spiritual questions raised in the process.
Talk of the Bay - Monday, December 6th Listen
Host Bonnie Jean Primbsch investigates news about the levels of mercury in seafood. Then, writing as a healing practice. Also, Kathryn Petruccelli talks with NPRs Morning Edition film critic, Kenneth Turan about his new book Never Coming to a Theater Near You. The book highlights movies he's passionate about. And Diana Troxell takes us on an art tour of Moss Landing.
Talk of the Bay - Thursday, December 2nd Listen
John Sandidge invites your calls about the job market and local business.
Talk of the Bay - Tuesday, November 30th Listen
A group of Santa Cruz County's award-winning Community Heores get together to talk with Deanna Zachary about their work in the mental health field. Jaime Molina, Judy Williams and Patricia Schroeder all work to create understanding and support for people with mental illness. Then: what on earth is National Novel Writing Month? Stephanie Bryant and Ellen Martin explain why they've been encouraging people to write 50,000 words by midnight tonight. Also, Community Hero Jack Farr talks about the business of supporting Alzheimer's. All that and a movie review, too!
Talk of the Bay -Monday, November 29th Listen
Horror, humor and more blood: Rick Kleffel speaks with Clive Barker. From the Books of Blood to a deal with Disney, Clive is awash in the red and green stuff. Then Cabrillo College's Director of Vocal Instruction Cheryl Anderson talks about Bach and his Christmas music.
Talk of the Bay -Wednesday, November 24th Listen
What's for dinner? Perhaps that's not a question you think would come up on Thanksgiving, but former What's for Dinner hosts Irene Hermann and Daniel Steinberg have some tasty & fresh ideas that will keep your guests guessing about Thursday's menu. With host Rachel Goodman.
Talk of the Bay -Tuesday, November 23rd Listen
Deanna Zachary talks about reframing the conversation between left- and right-wingers with UC Berkeley Professor of Linguistics George Lakoff, author of Don't Think of an Elephant and Moral Politics: How Liberals and Conservatives Think.
Talk of the Bay -Monday, November 22nd Listen
Writer, illustrator and cartoonist Art Spiegelman in conversation with KUSP's Robert Pollie. Spiegleman is the creator of the award-winning comic book MAUS, which told the story of his parents' holocaust experiences. Here he discusses his latest comic creation, "IN THE SHADOW OF NO TOWERS," about Sept. 11 and its aftermath. Art Spiegelman! Plus Tandy Beal talks with Diana Troxell about her remix of the Nutcracker Suite, "Mixed Nutz."
Talk of the Bay - Tuesday, November 16th Listen
Deanna Zachary looks at reframing the conversation between nonprofits and corporations, with Bill Shireman of Future 500; and Genelle King of Unity Partners. Can environmentalists, NGOs, and big business work together to make the world a better place?
Talk of the Bay - Monday, November 15th Listen
The California Attorney General's Office estimates that one out of every 20 Californian elders is a victim of neglect, physical, psychological, or financial abuse. Bonnie Jean Primbsch talks with state and local people who are working to prevent elder abuse. There will be an informational forum on elder abuse 8:30am-12:30pm on Wednesday the 17th at the Oldemeyer Community Center in Seaside. Then, Jenn Ramage talks to writer Ernesto Quinonez, author of the highly acclaimed Bodega Dreams. His new novel, Chango's Fire, gives us a vivid portrait of the gentrification of Urban America. .
Talk of the Bay- Thursday, November 11th Listen
Santa Cruz County’s long time sheriff Mark Tracy is retiring. He’ll discuss highlights and key stories from his long career in law enforcement with host John Sandidge.
Talk of the Bay- Wednesday, November 10th Listen
Rachel Goodman welcomes winning candidate for Santa Cruz City Council, Ryan Coonerty. They’ll talk about his plans for the office. Then, its a discussion about child labor, with labor rights expert Ferris Harvey. He worked on the documentary Stolen Childhoods, which will show at the Rio Theater in Santa Cruz this Sunday
Talk of the Bay- Monday, November 8th Listen
A cross cultural family struggles to define itself, while haunted by an antagonistic, deceased relative. That’s what happens in Gish Jens latest novel, The Love Wife, and it’s the topic of her conversation with Kathryn Petruccelli. Then, Childrens Experimental Theater director Marsha Hovik explains why she can’t stop working with kids.
Talk of the Bay - Wednesday, November 3rd Listen
Rachel Anne Goodman goes over local election results county by county. Then Assemblyman John Laird updates us on state politics on the Sacramento Report.
Talk of the Bay - Tuesday, October 26th .Listen
Deanna Zachary talks to Starhawk about her new book The Earth PAth, which explains how one can reroot the spirit, one's politics, and day-to-day life in deep relationship with the Earth.
Talk of the Bay - Monday, October 25th
This weekend, Santa Cruz marks the passing of its first soldier to die in the Iraq war. Rachel Goodman presents a remembrance of Amry SPecialist Morgan Jacobs.Listen Then Diana Troxell talks to Richard Stein, the director of the play Tuesdays With Morrie showing atSan Jose Repertory Theater.Listen And Rick Kleffel speaks with bestselling author Susanna Clarke about alternate history, Jane Austen, and her novel Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell Listen
Talk of the Bay - Thursday, October 7th Listen
Much of the campaigning in this election is happening in the swing states. So what’s a Californian to do? John Sandidge talks with Cathy Bisbee a local resident who just got back from getting out the vote in Arizona. Call in with your thoughts about grassroots campaign strategy.
Talk of the Bay - Tuesday, October 5th Listen
Host Deanna Zachary talks to 3rd party candidates for President of the United States. They'll talk about their platforms, and about how to make room for them in the election process.
Talk of the Bay - Monday, October 4th Listen
"Life on the Bay" sees a changing of the guard. We say goodby to Captain Steph Dutton, and meet the feature's new host, Milos Radakovich. Then Kathryn Petrucelli speaks to Faith Adiele about her personal narrative, Meeting Faith: The Forest Journals of a Black Buddhist Nun. The book turns a close eye on society & self as it describes Adiele's journey from the Harvard campus into the forests of Thailand.
Talk of the Bay - Thursday, September 30th Listen
It’s a debate with the candidates for Santa Cruz County Supervisor’s 5 th district seat: Stephanie Aguilar and Mark Stone. Then: John Sandidge spent three weeks in Europe taking the pulse of European opinion of United States policies and politics. He’ll report on what he found, and take your calls about how you think the United States is faring in the world’s view.
Talk of the Bay - Tuesday, September 28th Listen
Host Deanna Zachary talks to conservative African American academic John McWhorter about problems in the black community . Then Santa Cruz City Attorney John Barisone explains the measures on the November 2 nd ballot for Santa Cruz.
Talk of the Bay - Monday, September 27th Listen
Rachel Anne Goodman interviews the candidates on the ballot for the 17 th District Congressional Race: Sam Farr, Mark Risley, Ray Glock-Gruneich, Joe Williams, and Joel Smolen.
Talk of the Bay - Thursday, September 23rd Listen
With Dan Rather taking the heat for using questionable documents as fact, John Sandidge invites your calls about the relationship between journalism and the truth. Santa Cruz Sentinel editor Tom Honig talks about the process of fact-checking at the paper, and what happens when the process goes awry
Talk of the Bay - Thursday, September 16th Listen
When punk gets political. Steve Palopoli talks with Toby Jeg of punkvoter.com about the growing movement of musicians campaigning to get out the youth vote. Is it strictly a lefty phenomenon? Will it survive beyond this election? Then a discussion about the director's cut of the cult film Donnie Darko.
Talk of the Bay - Wednesday, September 15th Listen
Rachel Anne Goodman talks with Jane Parker about the race for the open Monterey County Supervisor seat. Then John Zellhoeffer and Alen Rice dabate for a chance at the 11th District State Senate Seat. Fellow candidate Joe Simitian joins in at the end of the program. On the Sacramento Report, John Laird talks about legislating the state purchase of open spaces.
Talk of the Bay - Tuesday, September 14th Listen
Deanna Zachary talks to Stephen Ducat, author of the Wimp Factor, about how attitudes about masculinity and femininity are playing out in today's politics. Then Carol Burke discusses sexual harrassment and other inter-gender relations in the military.
Carla Freccero reviews the film Open Water.
Talk of the Bay - Monday, September 13th Listen
A quick look at Propositoin 66, which seeks to adjust the Three Strikes Law. Then Robert Pollie talks with fiction writer Jim Sheperd, author of the novel Project X and the short story collection Love and Hydrogen.Also John Larry Granger explains the background and musical theories behind the cuurent season of the Santa Cruz Symphony.
Talk of the Bay - Thursday, September 10th Listen
Listeners (you!) call in to talk with each other about what patriotism means to you.
of the Bay
- Wednesday, September 9th Listen
In the last part of KUSPs Patriot Series, Its a Community
Conversation. What makes you proud to be an American? What about
this country do you find troubling? And what do you do about it?
Listen to our call-in that was recorded this day.
of the Bay
- Tuesday, September 7th Listen
part 1 Listen
Young women arent voting. Our Patriot Series continues as
Deanna Zachary talks with third wave feminists about how to increase
political participation among women and young people in America.
Then Diana Troxell takes a tour through a Stanford art show called
Questions and asks, what does American art tell
us about who we are? Also hear the latest movie review from the
of the Bay
- Monday, September 6th Listen
Kathryn Petruccelli speaks with Chellie Kew about her photo
essay African Journal: A Child's Continent. Kew talks about her
portraits of African children who carry the HIV virus, and the
foundation she launched to help them. Acting locally and globally.
of the Bay
- Thursday, September 2nd Listen
Steve Palopoli itakes calls about ballot access and the Green
party, taking directly with Green presidential candidate David
Cobb, and Peter Camejo, a Green party member running for Vice
President under Ralph Nader.
of the Bay
- Thursday, September 1st Listen
A new study suggests that recreational fishing removes as much
as 23 percent of the nation's depleted fish from the oceans [we
join that interview in progress]. Also, how reporters' "balanced"
reporting of global warming actually creates bias in their coverage.
of the Bay
- Monday, August 30th Listen
Jenn Ramage talks about the decline of the American Dream with
author and economist Jeremy Rifkin. His book, "The European
Dream," suggests that its in modern Europe that we
can find the ticket to prosperity. Then Diana Troxell talks with
Timothy Neary about the San Jose Repertory production of George
Bernard Shaws Major Barbara. As the current election season
heats up, the play invites us to examine our values and how we
interact with the world.
of the Bay
- Thursday, August 26th Listen
On our weekly call-in show, veterans talk about their experience
with, & views on, combat, prisons, and torture.
of the Bay - Wednesday, August 25th Listen
The perennial debate between the need for housing and the need
to maintain the quality of life on the Central Coast plays out
in the proposed Rancho San Juan Development. Rachel Anene Goodman
gets the scoop. Then Diana Troxell talks to Jack Bowers about
jazz and the sonic quality of prisons. Also hear the Sacramento
Report with Assmenblyman John Laird.
of the Bay - Tuesday, August 24th Listen
Bill Cosby recently ignited controversy when he called on African-Americans
to take responsibility for their own problems. Deanna Zachary
hosts a debate with conservative and liberal black leaders on
the issue of personal responsibility in the black community.
of the Bay - Monday, August 23rd Listen
Is hydrogen technology the answer to America’s energy problems?
Alternative energy advocates weigh the pros and cons. Then, Rick
Kleffel talks with Kem Nunn about his latest novel, Tijuana Straits.
It’s surf noir and multi-cultural crime on the border between
California and Mexico
Talk of the Bay - Thursday, August 19th Listen
Host John Sandidge invites your discussion on the news of the
day. We’ll talk about reservists challenging re-enlistment
extensions, major pot busts in Salinas versus a higher allowance
for medical pot possession, and the struggle to keep music programs
alive in area schools. Then Diana Troxell talks to actors in the
Western Stage production of the Arthur Miller play, All My Sons.
And on the Sacramento Report, Assemblyman John Laird explains
the “gut and amend” maneuver that goes hand-in-hand
with the end of a legislative session.
Talk of the Bay - Tuesday, August 17th Listen
Host Deanna Zachary talks to Stefan Halper—he’s a
conservative Republican writer who is critical of the Bush administration
and the neo-conservative agenda towards terrorism and Iraq. Then,
as part of our Health Dialogues series, it’s a look at the
safety of eating fruits and vegetables—what is the chance
of getting e-coli and salmonella from our crops?
Talk of the Bay - Thursday, August 12th Listen
Host John Sandidge investigates the controversy around Hollister’s
District Attorney, John Sarsfield. Why is there a recall effort
to oust him? We’ll also hear about the Hollister Street
Fair, from arts reporter Clea Matson. Then call in to talk about
the news of the day.
Talk of the Bay - Wednesday, August 11th Listen
He's known for his astute cultural commentaries, for his biting
wit, and for having the best dang Romanian accent on public radio.
He's poet and NPR commentator Andrei Codrescu, and he'll talk
to KUSP's Robert Pollie about his new novel and other subjects
including the devil, architecture and a whole lot else.
Talk of the Bay - Tuesday, August 10th Listen
Deanna Zachary talks with a spiritual master, we'll have a conversation
about the arts.
Talk of the Bay - Thursday, August 5th Listen
Rick Kleffel talks to Jeff Talarigo about his novel, The Pearl
Diver. The book addresses those afflicted with leprosey in postwar
Japan. Then John Sandidge interviews organizers for a weapons
inpection at Lockheed in Bonny Doon.
Talk of the Bay - Tuesday, August 3rd Listen
Deanna Zachary looks at how we treat our soldiers in the Iraq
war. Hear about how families deal with losing their military loved
ones; how the military treats soldier's trauma around killing
people; and find out if the peace movement has learned anything
about how to "support our troops" while opposing the
war in which they serve
Talk of the Bay - Thursday, July 29th Listen
Sam Farr relays personal stories of life at the Democratic National
Convention. Then, how much politics should come from the pulpit?
Host John Sandidge invites your calls about the issues you hear
about in church, and we’ll talk to an organization in Kansas--the
Mainstream Coalition--that is making sure sermons don’t
go too far.
Talk of the Bay - Wednesday, July 28th Listen
Rachel talks with Sam Farr and Christopher Krohn about the Democratic
Plans are underway for an Arab–Jewish Reconciliation Gathering
in the Monterey Bay Area—it’s the first of its kind
in America. Rachel Anne Goodman talks with organizers of the upcoming
Talk of the Bay – Tuesday, July 27th Listen
Host Deanna Zachary talks with Jim Hightower about his new book,
Let’s Stop Beating Around the Bush. Hightower says most
Americans consider themselves to be fairly moderate--so why is
the Bush White House pursuing a radically conservative agenda?
Talk of the Bay – Monday, July 26th Listen
The FCC localism task force hearing is over, but you can still
hear what happened. Hear the best of the hearing--what broadcasters
are doing right, what needs to change, and ideas for how the FCC
can make broadcasters more responsible to their listening communities.
Talk of the Bay – Thursday, July 22nd Listen
Santa Cruz County keeps producing waste, and there are plans underway
for a new dumpsite. But where should it be? Host John Sandidge
weighs the county's need for a site with neighbor's disdain at
the thought of living with a dump. Then, if you could only afford
a storage shed to live in, would you sue the county for a better
housing plan? We look at the problems—and possible solutions—of
affordable housing on the Central Coast.
Talk of the Bay - Tuesday, July 20th Listen
Can a group of ordinary people out-think the world's smartest
experts? Robert Pollie talks to James Surowiecki about his new
book, "The Wisdom of Crowds: How the Many Are Smarter Than
The Few." Then, Robin Roberts talks with local Olympic athlete
Victor Plata about competing in the triathalon in Athens, Greece
Talk of the Bay - Monday July 19th Listen
Deanna Zachary talks to Pulitzer prize-winning author Paul Starr
about his book, The Creation of the Media. Starr says that American
media has been a politically-driven enterprise since the very
Talk of the Bay - Thursday, July 15th Listen
Santa Cruz County is producing so much waste that there are plans
underway for a new dumpsite. But where should it be? Not in my
backyard! Host John Sandidge weighs the county's need for secrecy
with neighbor's disdain at the thought of living with a dump.
Then, to conclude this week's series on independence in the media,
learn what it's like to be an independent music label when even
the big boys complain they can't attract enough coustomers.
Talk of the Bay - Wednesday, July 14th Listen
Host Rachel Anne Goodman continues Talk of the Bay's series on
independence in the media. Today, it's local broadcasters vs the
FCC. The FCC is coming to town for a Localism Task Force Hearing,
but it's not clear whether they really want to find out how broadcasters
serve their commuinities--or if they want to see how much more
consolidation they can get away with. Rachel Anne Goodman talks
to Chairman Powell's legal advisor about why the Localism Hearings
were launched; and hear from area broadcasters themselves about
how they're coping in the current environment.
Talk of the Bay - Tuesday, July 13th Listen
This week, Talk of the Bay examines the state of independence
in the media. Today, it's the power of the small press in confrontation
with corporate conglomerates. Rick Kleffel hosts a round table
of Northern California's top small-press publishers and big-name
authors -- from mimeographed pamphlets in the 1960's to Print-On-Demand
in the 21st century, learn how a literary David fights an incorporated
Goliath-- and puts food on the table at the same time.
Talk of the Bay - Thursday, July 8th Listen
It’s a radio town hall with Assemblyman John Laird. Fresh
from finalizing the state budget, your elected representative
answers your questions about the state of our state, and solicits
Talk of the Bay - Wednesday, July 7th Listen
The fight for water. “Thirst“ is an upcoming documentary
about struggles around the world to maintain local control of
water. Host Rachel Anne Goodman talks to the filmmakers of “Thirst.”
Then we’ll have an update on such Felton vs Cal-Am Water.
And stay tuned for Assemblyman John Laird’s Sacramento Report.
Talk of the Bay - Tuesday, July 6th Listen
Deanna Zachary explores the “Refusenik” movement in
Israel-- soldiers who refuse to fight in the Palestinian territories.
Then a discussion of new low power FM radio stations that are
sprouting up around the country.
Talk of the Bay – Tuesday, June 29th Listen
Host Deanna Zachary presents Robert Reich’s recent
talk in Santa Cruz. Civil discourse, and the true meaning of the
words “radical” and “liberal.”
Talk of the Bay - Thursday, June 24th Listen
Host John Sandidge invites you to call in and talk about the issues
and news of the day. This time out, it's a discussion of Michael
Moore's latest award-winning documentary, Fahrenheit 9/11. The
film opens Friday in Santa cruz; is it daring reporting, or an
op-ed piece? What effect will the film have on the political landscape,
and on the world of "non fiction" film making? Then,
the Cal-Am water company is in the news in Monterey. Are they
to blame for this week's Stage 3 Water Emergency? How does water
get from the plant to the people, and is there a way to improve
Talk of the Bay - Wednesday, June 23rd Listen
There is still some work to do in the fight for women’s
equality, and a recent study brings this fact home—Host
Rachel Anne Goodman talks to a panel about the economic inequality
of Monterey County’s women and girls. Also, the Feds are
coming to town--a Localism Task Force from the Federal Communications
Commission (FCC) comes to Monterey July 21st for a hearing. Some
media activists see the hearing as their chance to let the FCC
know what they should be doing to insure community access to the
airwaves. But what information is the hearing designed to gather?
Then Assemblyman John Laird gives the Sacramento Report.
Talk of the Bay - Tuesday, June 22nd Listen
Host Deanna Zachary talks to Dr. Richard Shapiro about the latest
breakthroughs in cancer research.
Talk of the Bay - Monday, June 21st Listen
JT Mason looks at different U.S. approaches to foreign policy.
First, participants in Pators for Peace talk about how the Bush
Administration is responding to their trips to deliver supplies
to Cuba. Then, in a special "Cambridge Forum" presentation,
Tobi Dodge talks about how a historical Western misunderstanding
of Iraq’s culture is resurfacing in the current U.S. occupation.
His book on the subject is “Inventing Iraq.”
Talk of the Bay - Tuesday, June 15th Listen
Does Western medicine make you fear for your health? You may run
to the health food aisle for a cure, but when is that smart and
when is it folly? Host Deanna Zachary sorts real alternative medicine
cures from the hype.
Talk of the Bay - Monday, June 14th Listen
KUSP's Robert Pollie in conversation with linguist Geoffrey Nunberg.
They discuss Nunberg's new collection of radio and newspaper commentaries,
Going Nucular: Language, Politics and Culture in Confrontational
Times. Nunberg is a linguist at Stanford University and a
commentator on the NPR program Fresh Air.
of the Bay - Thursday, June 10th Listen
A special presentation from Inside Out documentaries, Fear and
Anger, the View From Iraq looks at the country entirely through
the eyes of Iraqis. Senior correspondant Michael Goldfarb recently
travelled through Iraq from North to South and back, talking to
Iraqi politicians, spiritual leaders, policemen, and --above all--
ordinary citizens. The documentary provides the context to understand
the continuing insurgency against the U.S.-led occupation.
Talk of the Bay - Wednesday, June 9th Listen
Some would say that, given the conditions under which the Abu
Ghraib prison scandal happened, the outcome was predictable. Host
Rachel Anne Goodman talks with UCSC Psychology Professor Craig
Haney, who participated in the 1971 Stanford Prison Experiment.
of the Bay - Tuesday, June 8th Listen
Russia has had plenty of reasons to sing the blues over the years--but
how's the music? Host Deanna Zachary talks with Michael Urban,
author of Russia Gets the Blues. Blues, the fall of communism,
and the fall of oil. Then, hear the latest movie review from KUSP's
Talk of the Bay - Wednesday, June 2nd Listen
Host Rachel Goodman talks with people who have been tracking how
individual rights have been eroding since 9-11-and even before
that. Dale Maharidge has co-written a book on the subject, called
Homeland, and Sanjeev Bary is the field organizer fro the American
Civil Liberties Union for Northern California.
Talk of the Bay - Tuesday, June 1st Listen
Host Deanna Zachary explores the rise in inter-racial relationships.
A look at prejudices within and outside of the couple; also how
race, class and sexuality impact the lives of couples; and parenting
issues around biracial children.
Talk of the Bay - Wednesday, May 27th Listen
NPR's Bob Edwards paid a visit to the KUSP studios recently. He
talked to Robert Pollie about the legacy of newsman Edward R.
Murrow, about the state of broadcast journalism and about his
own career in radio.
of the Bay - Wednesday, May 26th Listen
UCSC-based Middle East consultant Alan Richards returns to offer
more perspective on how events in Iraq may transpire from here.
His previous set of predictions proved to be uncannily accurate.
Then, Rachel Goodman talks with Dan Jones, author of “the
Bastard on the Couch: 27 Men Try Really Hard to Explain their
Feelings About Love, Loss, Fatherhood, and Freedom ” The
book is the companion volume to his wife’s compendium of
women telling it like it is: “The Bitch in the House.”
Then it's the Sacramento Report with Assemblyman John Laird.
Talk of the Bay - Tuesday, May 25th Listen
Gays speak out against gay marriage. Why should marriage be at
the top of the gay political agenda? It’s a discussion of
the "mainstreaming" of queer politics, with host Deanna
Zachary. Then hear the latest movie review from KUSP's Film Gang.
Talk of the Bay - Thursday, May 20th Listen
John Sandidge asks what is indecent? Also, it's your turn to be
the experts--weigh in on the hot issues of the week. And Bill
Monning catches us up on the news in Monterey County.
Talk of the Bay – Tuesday, May 18thListen
Which cancer kills the most women in the United States? …..
If you answered breast cancer, you are wrong. It’s lung
cancer. Tomorrow, hear Host Deanna Zachary explores the pitfalls
and breakthroughs in lung cancer research, the amazing 58% decline
in smoking in California, and what works best to stop smoking
Talk of the Bay - Monday, May 17th Listen
A week in the life of an animal shelter. Host JT Mason finds out
what it's like "on the inside." Then UCSC Biologist
Terrie Williams talks about the evidence of global warming she’s
seen in Antarctica. And Rick Kleffel reviews Jeff Talarigo’s
first novel, “The Pearl Diver.”
Talk of the Bay – Thursday, May 13th Listen
John Sandidge talks with the subject of a documentary that will
be shown tomorrow and Tuesday at the Santa Cruz Film Festival.
What Rabbi Irwin Kula posits is the title of the film: it’s
“Time for a New God.” Then Noah Levine talks about
rebelling against his father’s Buddhism—and finding
his own. His book, “Dharma Punx” is the subject of
his talk at Gateways books in Santa Cruz this evening. Also, for
national “cover the uninsured” week, Bill Monning
provides a thumbprint of the health care situation in Monterey
Talk of the Bay - Wednesday, May 12th
What's the best way to comfort a friend, colleague or family member
suffering with a serious illness? Robert Pollie talks to author
and therapist Susan Halpern about her book, The Etiquette of Illness:
What To Say When You Can't Find The Words. It's a practical guide
to communications between the seriously ill and the people who
support them. Also, Assemblyman John Laird files this week’s
Talk of the Bay – Tuesday, May 11th Listen
This is National “Cover the Uninsured” week. Host
Deanna Zachary talks to a panel of health practitioners and advocates
who are unveiling a new Santa Cruz County program to provide health
insurance to all children under 18 years old.
Talk of the Bay – Monday, May 10th Listen
NPR’s Sylvia Poggioli comes to the Rio theater in Santa
Cruz this Wednesday. But first, the Senior European Correspondent
for NPR news speaks with host Rachel Anne Goodman about her career
in journalism, and Europe’s responses to the foreign policies
of the United States government.
Talk of the Bay – Thursday, May 6th Listen
Weigh in on the top headlines of the day with host John Sandidge.
This week, we address gang violence in Salinas. Is federal support
for law enforcement enough to solve the problem? Then, Paul Hammond
recounts his efforts to entertain the Central Coast--from presenting
Shakespeare Santa Cruz to the oldies acts at the Santa Cruz Beach
Boardwalk. Also Bill Monning summarizes the headlines for the
week in Monterey County.
Talk of the Bay – Wednesday, May 5th
A panel of area charter school representatives discuss the evolution
of their ongoing experiment in public education. Then, we'll hear
from local delegates to last weekend's March for Women's Lives.
Also Assemblyman John Laird files this week's Sacramento Report.
Talk of the Bay – Tuesday, May 4th
Robert White Mountain from the Lakota tribe in South Dakota talks
about building a memorial at Wounded Knee-- dedicated to all people
who have been killed by genocide. He'll also tell us about how
local Santa Cruz peace activists are helping build environmentally
sustainable villages out of earth and cobb on his reservation.
Then Janet Herman and Lisa Noble talk about their oral history
project--they've asked several elders about the greatest adventure
of their lives, and next week you'll be able to hear their stories
at the Louden Nelson Center in Santa Cruz.
Talk of the Bay – Thursday, April 29th
When David and Amy Goodman were in Santa Cruz, they stopped by
KUSP's studios to chat with John Sandidge about the book they've
co-written, The Exception to the Rulers. We airthat conversation,
and give you a chance to call in & talk about the week's top
headlines. Also Bill Monning summarizes the headlines for the
week in Monterey County.
Talk of the Bay –Wednesday, April 28th Listen
It's time for the annual May Day Labor Film Festival in Santa
Cruz; award-winning cinematographer Haskell Wexler (One Flew Over
the Cuckoo's Nest; Matewan) and the protagonist of his latest
documetary, Ian Ruskin, talk with host Rachel Anne Goodman Harry
Bridges, the labor leader whose work is addressed in the film.
Then, how to take the guilt and blame out of the environmental
movement through good honest labor: watershed citizenship advocate
Freeman House and local salmon fisherman Mike Zucker talk about
making a clean place for salmon and humans to thrive. Also Assemblyman
John Laird files this week's Sacramento Report.
Talk of the Bay –Tuesday, April 27th Listen
Remember the 2000 election with Bush and Gore in Florida? In a
documentary called “Unprecedented”, filmmakers explore
how African-American voters were turned away at the polls, voters
were purged from election rolls and Republicans dominated the
recount and the Supreme Court decision. Host Deanna Zachary talks
to the filmmakers of “Unprecedented”. The movie will
be shown at the Rio Theater in Santa Cruz on Thursday April 29th
at 7 pm.
Talk of the Bay – Monday, April 26th Listen
Today's show is about speaking up. JT Mason salutes gay youth
who have t won awards for doing so. Then find out about how you
can contribute to a nation-wide conversation about what it means
to be a patriot. Also: over the weekend women across America stood
up to be heard for the March for Women's Lives. We'll find out
how that went and why it happened.
Talk of the Bay – Thursday, April 22nd Listen
John Sandidge goes south of the border for a tale of two countries.
Hear suffering; then, it’s one local woman’s account
of fair trade in Guatemala.
Talk of the Bay – Tuesday, April 20th Listen
Why We Laugh, Why are sad memories more vivid than happy ones?
And what causes “male refrigerator blindness?” Find
out on Talk of the Bay when host Deanna Zachary talks to Steven
Johnson, author of “Mind Wide Open: Your Brain and the Neuroscience
of Everyday Life”
Talk of the Bay - Tuesday April 14th
spring garden bursts forth with tender veggies--so What's
for Dinner? Rachel Anne Goodman welcomes Irene Hermann, Daniel
Steinberg, and your calls for a springtime round of cooking ideas
and recipe swapping.
Talk of the Bay - Tuesday April 7th
Host Deanna Zachary talks to local author and poet Patrice Vecchione
about her new anthology about revenge and forgiveness and
“Writing and the Spiritual Life”. Then Professor
Ronnie Gruhn talks about developments in international trade.
Talk of the Bay - Thursday, April 1st
Sandidge speaks with Joseph Schorpkenoff, private eye.
Talk of the Bay - Wednesday, March 31st
Anne Goodman speaks with Congressman Sam Farr and others for
an update on the effect of politics on one of our great natural
resources, the Monterey Bay. Also Assemblyman John Laird files
this week's Sacramento Report.
Talk of the Bay - Tuesday, March 30th
Local luminary Susie
Bright chats with Deanna Zachary about sex, sexuality ....and
Talk of the Bay - Monday, March 29th
JT Mason welcomes NPR commentator and former This American Life
Tsing Loh. She reads some of her recent work, talks about
leaving her former host-station KCRW in Santa Monica, and reflects
on the nature on indecency.
Talk of the Bay - Thursday, March 25th
John Sandidge speaks with Amy Goodman about scooping the story
of Aristide’s kidnapping from Haitiand other “Democracy
Now!” adventures. Hear an update on what’s happened
since a riot in the Salinas jail last week; and local lawyer Paul
Sanford talks about helping out on a case before the Supreme Court,
to delete “under God” from the Pledge of Allegiance.
All that plus Monterey County headlines with Bill Monning.
Talk of the Bay - Wednesday, March 24th
KUSP has been on the air for more than 30 yearshow has Santa Cruz
changed in that time? We’ll find out how the town has evolved,
through the eyes of a photographer--Shmuel
Thaylor--and two columnists from way back--Bruce Bratton and
Lee Quarnstrom. Also, Assemblyman John Laird files this week’s
Talk of the Bay - Tuesday, March 23rd
The Central Coast is quickly filling up with people and grapes;
how is that changing the politics of the region? Host Deanna Zachary
talks to Assemblyman
Simon Salinas and Professor Manuel Pastor. Then Professor
Ronnie Gruhn discusses President George Bush's claim that Spain
is seeking to appease terrorists.
Talk of the Bay - Thursday, March 18th
hope help us survive serious illness? KUSP's Robert Pollie
talks to Dr. Jerome Groopman about Groopman's new book, The
Anatomy of Hope: How People Prevail in the Face of Illness.
Groopman is a professor at Harvard Medical School and a staff
writer for The New Yorker magazine.
Talk of the Bay – Monday, March 15th
Mason talks about real hunger with the author of Growing Up
Talk of the Bay - Thursday, March 11th
what you want about the Passion of the Christ—but it’s
had a huge impact on the religious community on the Central Coast.
KUSP presents a discussion between Jewish and Christian spiritual
leaders about how they’re handling the impact of Mel Gibson’s
movie on their congregations and each other. Then, what impact
are we having on our waterways?
Talk of the Bay – Wednesday, March 10th
Host Rachel Goodman talks with filmmaker Joel McEwan about his
“The Greatest Lie Ever Told” looks at how commercial
culture snookers a passive populace into over-consuming. Then,
local surfers put their lives at peril every time they ride the
killer waves at Mavericks. Peter Mel and Ken “Skindog”
Collins explain why they actively pursue such risk.
Talk of the Bay – Tuesday, March 9th
Atkins diet is all the rage, but is weight loss just diet
and exercise? Or does the mind have to be willing to release the
weight? Host Deanna Zachary and a panel of guests explore dieting
and the mind.
Talk of the Bay – Monday, March 8th
to the beginning of another work week. Host Bonnie Jean Primbsch
looks at two ways to make work more interesting. Try following
in the footsteps of a previous adventure, like the group of scientists
and Steinbeck scholars that are retracing John Steinbeck &
“Doc” Ricketts’ 1940 journey to the Sea of Cortez.
Or you could make every undertaking a spiritual practice. That's
what Lewis Richmond recommends in his book, A Whole Life’s
Talk of the Bay – Thursday, March 4th
John Sandidge takes your calls about the hot news story of the
week. Also on today's show: talk with Jeff Perstein of the Media
spring, the FCC Localism Task Force comes to the area to hear
this community's thoughts about media consolidation--we have an
opportunity to strategize what we want to tell FCC Chairman Michael
Talk of the Bay – Wednesday, March 3rd
Host Rachel Goodman reviews last night's election with a panel
of experts, featuring
Dan Walters of the Sacramento Bee.
Talk of the Bay – Tuesday, March 2nd
On election day, host Deanna Zachary talks to Professor Ronnie
Gruhn about the crisis
in Haiti and what the presidential candidates think about
foreign policy. In the second half of the show, a panel of political
experts will review the ballot issues for California's primary
Talk of the Bay – Monday, March 1st
Bonnie Jean Primbsch makes good on election coverage intended
for last Wednesday. First, a chat with Santa Cruz County 2nd District
Supervisorial candidate Peter Truman. What does he intend to do
ifelected? Then, local journalist Jim Johnson explains the 5-way
race for the 5th District Supervisorial seat currently held by
appointee Mark Stone, and recently vacated by Jeff lLmquist. Also,
hear the last in our series about the Democratic candidates for
President of the United States.
Talk of the Bay – Thursday, February 26th
As KUSP's election coverage continues, Deanna Zachary hosts a
forum with the
candidates for the 11th district state senate seat that Byron
Sher is vacating--Joe Simitian and Ted Lempert field questions
from KUSP's Rachel Anne Goodman, Tom Honig of the Santa Cruz Sentinel,
and Sarah Phelan of the Santa Cruz Metro. Then, Bill Monning talks
with Bonnie Jean Primbsch about the hotly contested races for
Supervisor in Monterey County.
Talk of the Bay – Wednesday, February 25th
Rachel Goodman talks with Mark Stobin, a lead meteorologist
with the National Weather Service's Monterey office, about what
today's storm means for those of us on the Central Coast. Then
@nd District Supervisor Ellen Pirie comes in to talk about the
issues in her district. Also, Assemblyman John Laird talks about
the politics of gay marriage on the Sacramento Report.
Talk of the Bay – Tuesday, February 24th
Deanna Zachary continues KUSP's election coverage. First,
Sacramento Bee columnist Dan Walters discusses the contested republican
race for Barbara Boxer's seat. Who among the many candidates are
*really* running? Where do they stand on the issues? And if one
of them wins, how will that affect power dynamics between the
two major parties? Then hear directly from State Controller Steve
Westly about the thinking behind State Proposition 57, Governor
Schwarzenegger's $15 billion dollar bond proposal. And Jean Ross
of the California Budget Project provides her analysis of all
the state propositions on the March 2nd ballot.
Talk of the Bay – Monday, February 23rd
Robin Roberts continues the conversation John Sandidge started
last week about gay marriage. Today, we'll hear from one couple
who tied the knot in San Francisco. What made them decide to get
did the mayor of San Francisco decide to grant marriage licences
to gay couples? And what are some of the legal considerations
that go into allowing and entering into gay marriage? Also, hear
the next in a series about the Democratic candidates for President
of the United States.
Talk of the Bay – Thursday, February 19th
Host John Sandidge gives you access to the republican candidates
for the contested 17th
Congressional district race. Who are Mark Risley and Connor
Vlakancic, and why do they want Sam Farr's seat in Congress? Call
in and talk directly with the radio, at 831-476-2800 or 1-800-655-5877.
Thursday’s Talk of the Bay is your forum to respond to the
news of the day. Each week, we’ll draw from the headlines
to address the key issues that affect us here on the Central Coast,
whether it’s happening down the street or on the other side
of the globe.
Talk of the Bay – Tuesday, February 17th
Our Black History Month special features an excerpt from Yolanda
King's recent talk at the Martin
Luther King, Jr Convocation. Ms. King reflects on her father's
dream, and the attention it still needs. Then, hear how the cultural
notion of "we shall overcome" can keep African Americans
from seeking help when they need it--from Dr Alvin Pouissant and
Amy Alexander, the authors of Lay My Burden Down: Suicide and
the Mental Health Crisis among African Americans.
Talk of the Bay – Monday, February 16th
Presidents Day, we hear about a king--The King of California
is a book by Mark Arax and Rick Wartzman. It's the story of the
Boswell family, and the most powerful farmer in California and
the United States. Joe Hall talks with Arax about turning a lake
into agricultural might. Then, as part of our ongoing election
coverage, Hall presents a primer on local school bond measures
and state Proposition 55, a proposed bond for kindergarten through
Talk of the Bay – Thursday, February 12th
John Sandidge gives you access to the democratic candidates for
the contested 17th Congressional district races. Should Sam Farr
keep his seat? Why does Art Dunn want it? Then, to prepare for
the Homelessness Marathon tonight at 7 on KUSP, Paul Brindel [brin-DELL]
of the Community Action Board of Santa Cruz County talks about
how the area’s high cost housing leads to homelessness,
and about the 5 year plan to end homelessness in Santa Cruz County.
Talk of the Bay – Wednesday, February 11th
Rachel Goodman talks to guys who collect sounds. Why do they
do it? What do they do with them once they have them? You’ll
find out how animals communicate with each other in their natural
environment—and then hear for yourself what it sounds like.
Also, Assemblyman John Laird files his Sacramento Report.
Talk of the Bay – Tuesday, February 10th
Deanna Zachary talks to Lorene Garrett Browder, the founder
of Women as Allies. They’ll talk about how women and girls
of color can be better allies to each other and how white people
can be better allies to people of color. Women of Allies member
Linda Cicada will also join the conversation.
Talk of the Bay – Monday, February 9th
Death Row inmate Kevin Cooper is slated to be executed Tuesday.
KUSP’s Bill Monning talks with Abe Bonowitz of the Journey
of Hope about the case, and speaks with Juan Melendez, a man who
spent almost 18 years on Death Row before being exonerated of
a crime he didn’t commit. Then, JT Mason talks with nurse
& local author Therese Garnero about her book Diabet-ease:
A lighter look at the serious subject of Diabetes.Also, hear the
next in a series about the Democratic candidates for President
of the United States.
Talk of the Bay – Thursday, February 5th
Host John Sandidge invites you & your fellow listeners to
call in for a conversation
about today's hot topic: redtagging. When a property is saddled
with a land-use regulation violation, what can be done? And when
*should* a property be red-tagged?John Sandidge talks with county
planners, state housing officials, people fighting the system--and
you. Thursday’s Talk of the Bay is your forum to respond
to the news of the day. Each week, we’ll draw from the headlines
to address the key issues that affect us here on the Central Coast,
whether it’s happening down the street or on the other side
of the globe.
Talk of the Bay – Wednesday, February 4th
Rachel Goodman helps you become an informed voter. First,
hear about the coming of electronic voting to the Central Coast—why
& when is it happening, why is it a good idea, and what’s
the big controversy around “verified voting?” Then,
get the scoop on Measure F, on the Santa Cruz March 2nd ballot—it
proposes a temporary quarter-cent sales tax to offset city budget
shortfalls. Also, Assemblyman John Laird files this week's Sacramento
Talk of the Bay – Tuesday, February 3rd
Deanna Zachary talks to Professor Ronnie Gruhn about how Afghanistan
seems to be unraveling, the impact of David Kay’s findings
for Iraq, and President Bush’s foreign policy platform.
Then a discussion with author Michelle Waters about her book,
Dancing with the Diagnosis—it’s about her experience
Talk of the Bay - Monday, February 2nd
Pollie speaks with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. about his new public
television documentary America Behind the Color Line. The documentary,
which airs nationally on PBS stations starting February 3rd, reports
on the state of black America today, as seen through the eyes
of African Americans.Robin
Roberts talks with veterinarian Dr Jan Brennan about how to
pick and train a puppy that’s right for your life. Also,
hear the next in a series about the Democratic candidates for
President of the United States.
Talk of the Bay - Thursday, January 29th
John Sandidge invites you & your fellow listeners to call
in for a conversation with Democracy Now's Amy Goodman! Thursday’s
Talk of the Bay is your forum to respond to the news of the day.
Each week, we’ll draw from the headlines to address the
key issues that affect us here on the Central Coast, whether it’s
happening down the street or on the other side of the globe.
Talk of the Bay - Wednesday, January 28th
Anne Goodman hosts a roundtable of panelists to discuss Bush's
proposed new immigration policy. And catch the Sacramento Report
with Assemblymember John Laird.
Talk of the Bay - Tuesday, January 27th
Zachary concludes her series on Buddhism. This week, with
Katherine Thanas, the Abbot from the Santa Cruz Zen Center; and
Bob Stahl, a former Burmese Buddhist Monk who teaches mindfulness
meditation to those who suffer from stress and chronic pain.
Talk of the Bay - Monday, January 26th
Roberts talks with Miguel Aznar of Knowledge Context about
understanding the role that all sorts of technology plays in our
lives. Then, hear about proposed California legislation to monitor
chemicals in breast milk. Also, hear the next in a series about
the Democratic candidates for President of the United States.
Talk of the Bay - Thursday, January 22nd
week, hear our panel's perspective on Bush's State of the Union
address from Tuesday, and add some of your own! Host John Sandidge
invites you & your fellow listeners to call in on the conversation
Talk of the Bay - Wednesday, January 21st
Kilborne talks with host Rachel Anne Goodman about how teens
are influenced by advertising media. She’s the author of
Killing Us Softly and Can’t Buy Me Love- How Advertising
Changes the Way We Think & Feel. Then Elizabeth Kadetski,
author of First There is a Mountain, talks about studying in India
under B.K.S. Iyengar, the man who introduced yoga to a Western
audience. and catch the Sacramento Report with Assemblymember
Talk of the Bay - Tuesday, January 20th
Deanna Zachary continues her series on Buddhism. This week,
it's Alan Clements. He’s been called the Lenny Bruce for
the post-New Age, and he’s performing his spoken word show
Spiritually Incorrect at the Rio Theater on January 24th. The
performance benefits Nobel Peace Laureate Aung San Su Kyi, imprisoned
for her work in Burma. Then hear a discussion about Vipassana
Meditation, with local Buddhist teacher, Mary Orr. Then catch
the latest movie review from KUSP's Film Gang.
Talk of the Bay - Monday, January 19th
environmentalists are proud to have secured marine protected
areas for the Bay’s coastal waters—but cuts in Governor
Schwarzenegger’s proposed budget put marine protected areas
in peril. JT Mason hosts a roundtable discussion. Then, hear from
Monterey’s Coast Weekly reporter Andrew Scutro. He’s
back from Iraq, after spending three weeks embedded in an Army
Civil Affairs unit. He saw first-hand the snags in America’s
plan to build the roots of a new government in Iraq.
Talk of the Bay - Thursday January 15th
Sandidge speaks with Santa Cruz County Supervisor Ellen Pirie
and the City Manager of Paso Robles about how local governments
are impacted by the state fiscal crisis and Governor Schwarzenegger's
Talk of the Bay - Wednesday, January 14th,
look at Governor Schwarzenegger's proposed budget. What are
the consequences? Will it solve California's fiscal crisis? Host
Rachel Anne Goodman talks with Jean Ross, executive director of
the California Budget Project. Then, a recent meeting in Monterey
has shaped the fate of affordable housing at Fort Ord. Find out
what happened, and catch the Sacramento Report with Assembly member
Talk of the Bay - Tuesday, January 13th
Deanna Zachary launches a series on Buddhism. This week, she
discusses Tibetan Buddhism--with John Landaw, author of Buddhism
for Dummies, and teacher at the Land of the Medicine Buddha. Also
hear from Lenny Kronish, from another local Tibetan Buddhist Center,
Vajrapani. Then catch the latest movie review from KUSP's Film
Talk of the Bay - Monday, January 12th
guru Bruce Schneier tells us about keeping airports safe,
protecting the internet, secret codes, and what it's like to be
a character in famous works of fiction. Then, JT Mason talks with
Brian Todd & Carmel Jud, a nationally successful husband-wife
jingle writing team, and asks: can a catchy jingle be written
about *everything*? Also, hear the first in a series about the
Democratic candidates for President of the United States.
Talk of the Bay - Thursday, January 8th
immigrants, extended orange alert, California’s crippling
budget, and energy reform. 14th District Congresswoman Anna Eschoo
weighs in on these issues, and seeks your input on what to do
in Washington. It’s the first of our public forums about
the news of the day, with host John Sandidge.
Talk of the Bay - Wednesday, January 7th
Goodman visits the workshop of Jeff Traugott, one of the area's
renowned guitar makers. Traugott talks about the craft of guitar
making, the importance that wood plays in creating sound; and
hear one of Traugott's guitars in action during a live in-studio
performance. Also, John Laird comments on the State of the State
address, on the Sacramento Report.
of the Bay - Tuesday, January 6th
innovative programs at Monterey County Child Support Services
help parents and their kids. Hear about their award-winning work,
with Evelyn Lopez of Monterey County Child Support Services and
their chief attorney Jim Hanson. Then, one of the great nature
photographers of our time, Frans Lanting, lives in the area and
has opened a gallery here. He'll talk to host Deanna Zachary about
his work and the notion of environmental hot spots. Then catch
the latest movie review from KUSP's Film Gang.
of the Bay - Wednesday, December 31st
Hall gets an insider's view of the interaction
between local tribes setting up casinos and their surrounding
communities. Then, UCSC professor of Astronomy Bill Matthews talks
about astronomical highlights of 2003.
Talk of the Bay - Tuesday, December 30th
Deanna Zachary speaks with UCSC professor Ronnie Gruhn about
international trade and globalization.
Talk of the Bay - Wednesday,
Are you stressing out? Rachel Goodman explores how women's stress
manifests during the holidays, and all year round-- with Cathi
Hanauer, editor of The Bitch In the House. Then, Erica Lann-Clark
offers a Hannukah story about a modern city girl and the Old Country.
Talk of the Bay - Tuesday, December 23rd
in to a cozy chair, have something warm to sip at the ready, and
listen to KUSP's
second annual winter story hour. Host Deanna Zachary features
winter and holiday tales from Jerry Falek, Erica Lann-Clark, and
Talk of the Bay - Thursday, December 18th
John Sandidge welcomes State Senator Bruce McPhereson into
the studios, as we conclude this round of Radio Town Halls. What's
McPhereson's take on the current climate in Sacramento? Is he
translating your concerns into efective legislation? Call in for
direct access to your government, at 831-476-2800 or 1-800-655-5877.
Also catch up with the week's headlines in Monterey County with
KUSP's Bill Monning.
Talk of the Bay - Wednesday, December 17th
Local history is being presented at the most prestigious museum
in the United States. Local
historian Sandy Lydon and curator Bill Withuhn talk about
"America On the Move," an exhibit at the Smithsonian
in Washington DC, which covers transportation history on the Central
Talk of the Bay - Tuesday, December 16th
Zachary talks to Lynn Ginsburg and Mary Taylor, authors of
What Are You Hungry For? Women, Food and Spirituality. Then, catch
an update on the flu. Also hear the latest review from the Film
Talk of the Bay – Thursday, December 11th
John Sandidge welcomes Congressman Sam Farr into the studios,
as we continue our series of Radio Town Halls. Hear Farr’s
take on the current legislative battles on Capitol Hill, and have
direct input into what YOU would like to see happening in Washington.
Call in for direct access to your government, at 831-476-2800
or 1-800-655-5877. Also catch up with the week's headlines in
Monterey County with KUSP's Bill Monning.
Talk of the Bay – Wednesday, December 10th
Have direct contact with your representative in Sacramento, when
John Laird comes in for a live radio town hall meeting with
YOU. Call in with your questions or comments for the Assemblyman--
about current legislation, Democratic party strategy, state budget
plans, and more.
Talk of the Bay - Tuesday, December 9th
hunger has become a national pastime, but people are still
hungry. Deanna Zachary hosts a discussion about the politics of
charity, volunteers who feed the poor and local stories about
hunger. Also hear the latest review from the Film Gang.
Talk of the Bay – Thursday, December 4th
Host Bonnie Jean Primbsch discovers the secret life of chimney
sweeps, when local
sweep Tim Corcoran shares tales from his rounds. Then, Teresa
Thomae has recently been declared a community hero by the Community
Assessment Project, for her work as Director of the Central Coast
Small Business Development Center. We'll hear heart-breaking tales
of how some of the best ideas can fail miserably, and how her
organization can make them successful. Also catch up with the
week's headlines in Monterey County with KUSP's Bill Monning.
Talk of the Bay - Wednesday, December 3rd
ethicist David Batstone talks about what leads big companies
to go astray, and how any business can avoid the slippery slope
that leads to the Enron and mutual fund scandals we hear about
today. Also, civilians have been taking trips to Iraq to be eyewitnesses
to events happening there. They are driven by different motives--what
have they seen there, and how does their purpose for being there
affect what they see? Rachel Anne Goodman talks to Meg and Peter
Lumsdaine, as well as a participant on the Wheels of Justice Tour
bus, currently headed toward Monterey. Also hear the Sacramento
Report with Assemblymember John Laird.
Talk of the Bay - Tuesday, December 2nd
graves are being found in Iraq, and there are several things
to consider about the bodies being exhumed. Not only do the mourning
families want to properly bury the remains of their loved ones,
but investigators also need to preserve important evidence about
who murdered them. Area resident Karen Oeh is going to Iraq soon
to help with both of those concerns. Dan Curley has helped exhume
the bodies of the Disappeared in Guatemala; they both talk about
doing this grim but important service. Then, Independent Living
Jonathan Bancroft and Mary Brugman of Future Families talk with
host Deanna Zachary about foster kids--what support is there
for foster kids who turn 18 and are out of the system? That plus
a review of "Alien" from the Film Gang.
Talk of the Bay - Wednesday, November 26th
of the same old dishes on Thanksgiving? Host Rachel Anne Goodman
invites you to a one-hour recipe swapping extravaganza with Chef
Joseph Schultz and cook extraordinaire, Irene Herrmann. They'll
offer some ways to spice up your table this season and will tackle
your cooking questions live on the air. Also hear the Sacramento
Report with Assemblyman John Laird.
Talk of the Bay - Tuesday , November
President Bush made a recent historic speech about the growth
of democracy around the world. Host Deanna Zachary investigates
claims about the growth of democracy and economic development
around the globe, with UCSC Professor of Politics Isebill Gruhn.
Also hear the latest review from the Film Gang.
Talk of the Bay - Wednesday, November 19th
interactive panel on education. First, do you feel like whatever
the teacher does must be right? Or are you an edgy consumer of
your child's education? Host Rachel Anne Goodman invites you to
call in and get practical tips on participating in parent-teacher
conferences. Then, one of the top educational concerns on the
Central Coast is new teacher retention. Learn what local education
advocates are doing to support and inspire young teachers.
Talk of the Bay -Tuesday, November 18th
Yoga, Tai Chi, and Acupuncture are fairly common in California…but
now there’s Chi
Kung from China- a way of cultivating energy in the body.
On today’s Talk of the Bay, host Deanna Zachary talks with
Nancy Chen, author of Breathing Spaces, about Chi Kung in China--and
then ask your own questions during a call in with two local Chi
Kung and Chinese Medicine experts—Jan Vhlaminck and Kaz
Talk of the Bay - Monday, November 17th
Mason talks with Frances Payne Adler about her book, "The
Making of a Matriot." Then, on the occasion of winning a
Program Awareness award, we hear from the Monterey County Department
of Child Support Services about the proactive programs they use
to get kids and parents the help they need. Also hear the Sacramento
Report with Assemblyman John Laird.
Talk of the Bay - Thursday, November 13th
John Sandidge talks with Cory Irimes and Dennis Norton of the
Transportation Commission about the various programs they're
working on to reduce congestion on area roadways. Then, hear about
the latest controversy around the project to widen Highway One.
Also, Bill Monning reviews the news in Monterey County.
Talk of the Bay - Wednesday, November 12th
Latino immigrant families form a large part of the population
served by public schools in the Central Coast—but are they
being served? Rachel
Anne Goodman talks with Gonzales district school board member
Sonya Jaramillo and Maria Echeverria of the Citizenship Project
as part of our “Who’s Democracy Is it?” series.
Then, local tattoo artist Cheri Lovedog talks about her transformation
into a film maker. Lovedog's hard-edged film, "Prey for Rock
and Roll," follows the hard life of a 40-year -old woman
still seeking elusive punk rock stardom.
Talk of the Bay - Tuesday, November 11th
Host Deanna Zachary talks to a panel of local and national experts
impact of welfare reform in America. Are people moving from
welfare to work or from welfare into greater poverty?
Talk of the Bay - Monday, November 10th
Mason hosts a discussion of Measure Q, the focus of Monterey
County's December all-mail-in election. The measure would raise
the sales tax by half a percent in order to provide the funds
necessary to keep much of Natividad Medical Center's healthcare
delivery system up and running. Then, Joe Hall talks to a consultant
familiar with governor-elect Schwarzenegger's audit of the California
budget. How much money can be squeezed out of the budget? Also
hear the Sacramento Report with Assemblyman John Laird.
Talk of the Bay - Thursday, November 6th
Deanna Zachary interviews Democratic presidential candidate, Dennis
Kucinich. The Ohio congressman is running on a “progressive”
platform, and will appear in Santa Cruz on November 9th. Then,
Sandidge talks to student political organizers about their
experience getting the word out to their fellow students. It’s
part of our series on the theme, “Whose Democracy Is it?”
Talk of the Bay - Wednesday, November 5th
Anne Goodman interviews Kevin Danaher. Described by The New
York Times as the "Paul Revere of globalization's woes,"
Danaher is the author of ten books about globalization and the
co-founder of Global Exchange. His new book, Insurrection, focuses
on the efforts of citizens to take back power from the multi-national
corporations who control most of economic trade worldwide. Plus,
feminist activist, Ann Simonton, on teaching media literacy to
the next generation.
Talk of the Bay - Wednesday, October 29th
Moore was in the area last week--KUSP presents the press conference
he conducted while he was here. Then, our financial privacy is
in jeopardy. State Senator Jackie Speier has authorerd SB1, which
seeks to require financial institutions to ask their customers
for permission before selling their finanacila information to
telemarketers and other interested buyers. But this week, the
Senate is considering a bill to bar states from being able
to offer that protection. Host Rachel Anne Goodman asks what hope
consumers have of protecting their financial privacy.
Talk of the Bay - Tuesday, October 28th at 10am
Deanna Zachary welcomes United Nations and foreign policy
expert Ronnie Gruhn. They invite your phone calls about the U.N.
and Iraq, and recent political developments in “hot spots”
like Iran, Bolivia and North Korea.
Talk of the Bay – Thursday, October 23rd
Ramage talks to NPR correspondent Anne Garrels about her book,
Naked in Baghdad. At the time of the US invasion of Iraq, U.S.
reporters were not welcome in the country; nevertheless, Garrels
went to great lengths to report on the situation there. Then,
talks with Miguel Aznar of KnowledgeContext (www.KnowledgeContext.org)
about understanding and evaluating technology, as well as the
middle school curriculum that teaches how to do this.
Talk of the Bay – Wednesday, October 22nd
Rachel Anne Goodman hosts a discussion with the principals of
Valley High school and Pacific Collegiate School about the
state of education funding. Then, in the second half of the show,
she interviews Peter Hart, author of " The Oh Really Factor:
Unspinning Fox News Channel's Bill O'Reilly"
Talk of the Bay - Tuesday, October 21st
Deanna Zachary will talk to Jim Hightower about his new book
Thieves in High Places: They've Stolen Our Country, and It's Time
to Take it Back. During this show only, three copies of Jim Hightower's
book will be available at a pledge of $120 and 5 subscriptions
of the "Hightower Lowdown" newsletter will be available
at a pledge of $80. Also hear the latest review from the Film
Talk of the Bay - Monday, October 20th
Sandidge checks in with Santa Cruz District Attorney Bob Lee,
and Monterey County D.A. Dean Flippo, about some of the hot issues
they're working on now. Then, Robin Roberts talks with Jill Hersch
about rights for gay couples. The Bush administration declared
last week "Marriage Protection Week," a move some see
as a way to lobby against legal rights for same-sex couples. Also
hear the Sacramento Report with Assemblyman John Laird.
Talk of the Bay – Thursday, October 16th
do teenagers use drugs, what happens to them when they do,
and what can we do about it? JT Mason talks with Meredith Maran
about Dirty, her book which follows the lives of three teenagers
through their ordeal with substance abuse and rehab
Talk of the Bay – Wednesday, October 15th
Goodman talks to pleasure activist Dr. Annie Sprinkle and
erotic photographer David Steinberg about how to loosen up and
get serious about sex at the same time. Then, will children get
left behind in the No Child Left Behind Act
Talk of the Bay - Tuesday, October 14th
Hall talks to candidates who lost in the California recall election.
Then Deanna Zachary talks to author Kelly Bryson about his new
book, Don’t Be Nice, Be Real. Also hear the latest review
from the Film Gang.
Talk of the Bay - Monday, October 13th
sea lions of Monterey are protected under the Marine Mammal
Protection Act. That's the good news. The bad news is, the local
population of sea lions is so healthy that it's taking over the
harbor, damaging property and chasing the citizenry. Host John
Sandidge looks for a happy compromise, with Diane Colwell of the
Monterey Bay Boatworks Company, and Jim Harvey of the Moss Landing
Marine Lab. Then, Marilyn Rigler investigates the offshoring of
high tech labor with Geoff Caras, CEO of the Igneous Group, and
UCSC professor of economics Lori Kletzer. As has happened in manfuacturing
jobs, now skilled labor can be gotten for cheap in Asia, at the
expense of local engineers. Also hear the Sacramento Report with
Assemblyman John Laird.
Talk of the Bay - Thursday, October 9th
Senator Bruce McPhereson conducts a town hall call-in. He'll
be live in the KUSP studios with host John Sandidge to answer
your questions and take your comments. Hear first-hand how the
state senate is doing, get his take on the recall election, and
more. Call in to Talk of the Bay, at 476-2800 or 1-800-655-5877.
Also hear an update on headlines from Monterey County with Bill
Talk of the Bay - Wednesday, October 8th
Goodman hosts our post-election wrap-up. Now that we know
what happened, what next? Our panel of analysts include Ken McLaughlin
of the San Jose Mercury News and for assemblyman Fred Keeley,
now with the Planning and Conservation League in Sacramento.
Talk of the Bay - Tuesday, October 7th
Deanna Zachary checks California’s temperature for recall
fever. Will the state recall inspire other dissatisfied constituents
to snatch their elected officials right back out of office? USC
professor of law Elizabeth Garrett and UC Hastings professor of
constitutional law Vic Amar discuss how the October 7th election
might affect representational democracy
Talk of the Bay - Monday, October 6th
on the eve of the election. Share your thoughts on how you'll
vote, and what you think the results of the recall and Props 53
& 54 might be. Host John Sandidge makes available to you:
27th District Democratic Assemblyman John Laird; Paul Bruno, co-chair
of the Monterey County Republican Party, and local Green party
spokesman Louis LaFortune.
Talk of the Bay - Thursday, October 2nd
Monning talks with Nell Newman of Newman’s Own Organics about fair trade coffee and her new book, Guide to a Good
Life. Can you be good to you and your planet at the same time?
Also, hear Bill Monning’s review of the week’s Monterey
Talk of the Bay - Wednesday, October 1st
Goodman talks with Nikki Silva of the Kitchen Sisters about
their latest Lost and Found Sound project, which airs on All Things
Considered this Friday. It’s about the Green Street Memorial
Band, which has been playing at funeral processions in San Francisco’s
Chinatown for over a hundred years—and used travel to Watsonville’s
Chinatown to perform. Then, Rachel talks with Geoff Dunn about
“Calypso Dreams,” a local film project that’s
getting national attention.
Talk of the Bay - Tuesday, September 30th
host Deanna Zachary explores the controversy around electronic
voting. What happens when private companies have full access to
our voting records? Then, a
debate about Proposition 53 on the special election ballot
for October 7th. The proposition seeks to earmark 3% of the state
budget for maintaining and improving infrastructure. And, as always--a
film review by the KUSP Film Gang.
Talk of the Bay - Monday, September 29th a
The Bill of Rights Defense Committee is looking to protect local
the loss of civil liberties in the Patriot Act—one city
council resolution at a time. Assuming we need protection from
the Patriot Act, is that the way to go about it? Host John Sandidge
talks with you, John Gibson with the BORDC, and city council member
Mark Primack. Then,
be part of a discussion about the end of rent control in Santa
Talk of the Bay - Thursday, September 25th
Hill successfully managed the historic campaign in San Francisco
to adopt Instant Runoff Voting, a way of prioritizing election
choices on a ballot. He talks with JT Mason about that and about
his book, Fixing Elections: The Failure of America's Winner-Take-All
Politics. Then, Bill Monning updates us on the week's headlines
in Monterey County.
Talk of the Bay - Wednesday, September 24th
If a 500-person rural town grows by 40%, is it still rural? Rachel
Goodman sorts out the development
controversy in Spreckels. Then, for ten years Vicki Nichols
has been a driving force behind the marine conservation organization,
Save Our Shores, which celebrates its 25th anniversary this October.
As she retires from her post, she comes in to the KUSP studios
talk about her work with SOS and the colorful life she's led
Talk of the Bay - Thursday, September 18th
for free trade and fair trade converged in Mexico recently,
to attend or protest the WTO conference there. Robin Roberts hosts
a discussion of what happened in Cancun last week. Then, Bill
Monning updates us on the week's headlines in Monterey County.
Talk of the Bay - Wednesday, September 17th
kids are going back to school, and you have a few questions
about how to support their education from home. Rachel Anne Goodman
invites you to call in to talk directly with a school principal--Jan
Keating of Pacific Collegiate School. How can you help your kids
with their homework without stressing them out? And when is your
help too much help? That plus a round-up of education news.
Talk of the Bay - Tuesday September 16th
Host Deana Zachary investigates the recent case of three women
fought off an attempted rapist in Santa Cruz, then a discussion
about Democrats versus Greens in the Governor's recall election-will
the Greens be considered as spoilers? Finally, an interview with
Chavis about her new book Meena: Heroine of Afghanistan. And
as always... a film review by the KUSP Film Gang.
Talk of the Bay - Monday, September 15th
candidates Arianna Huffington (Independent) and Peter Camejo
(Green) talk to host John Sandidge about how to campaign for Governor
without stepping on each other's toes. Then, call in with your
ideas about civil campaigning, the 2-party vs. conscience vote
conundrum, and your predictions for the outcome of the special
election on October 7th. Also hear the Sacramento Report, with
Assemblyman John Laird. Tuesday, Talk of the Bay continues the
discussion about Democratic & Green party campaign tactics,
with strategists from each party.
Talk of the Bay - Wednesday, September 10th
First, Rachel Anne Goodman invites Women's Alliance for Medical
founders Mike and Valerie Corral to provide an update on their
legal wranglings with the federal government, with their attorney
Ben Rice. Next week, they go back into court. Then, on the eve
of September 11th, we address how the tragedy's victims are memorialized.
How are survivors and victim's families faring two years later?
Talk of the Bay - Tuesday September 9th
flood, fire, natural and man-made disasters: are you and your
family prepared? Tune into Talk of the Bay on Tuesday to learn
how you, your family and community can be more prepared. Also
hear the latest movie review from the Film Gang.
Talk of the Bay - Monday, September 8th
The city of Santa Cruz may take another significant hit to its
arts and culture scene, and once again the issue is money. Desperate
to find a way to keep the city functional, the city manager has
proposed cutting tens of thousands of dollars' worth of funding
to several local arts organizations. What would the long-term
impact be of such a measure?
Peter Troxell talks to city Arts Commission chair Chip. Then,
is there room for everybody on the radio airwaves? John Sandidge
talks with Dick Jenkins, president of Christian rock station KLOVE,
and Free Radio Santa Cruz spokesperson Vincent Lombardo. The pirate
station has broadcast public service programming for years at
96.3mhz, a frequency that has just been acquired through legal
licence by KLOVE. All that plus the Sacramento Report with Assemblyman
Talk of the Bay - Thursday, September 4th
last night's broadcast of the first forum on the gubernatorial recall, hear first-hand from some of the Central Coast candidates
for California Governor. Then, it's time to clarify what issues
we want our governor to address. Call in with your ideas for a
dream platform, to 831-476-2800 or 1-800-655-5877. Also, Bill
Monning reviews the week’s Monterey County headlines.
Talk of the Bay - Wednesday, September 3rd
Anti-sweatshop activist Charlie Kernaghanis the director
of the National Labor Council. He'll talk to host Rachel Anne
Goodman about the latest obstacles and successes in the anti-sweatshop
movement. Then, a discussion about the Point of View documentary,
"Soldados: Chicanos in Viet Nam," which airs on many
PBS TV stations Tuesday night. San Jose resident Charley Trujillo
wrote an award-winning book by the same name about the chicano/latino
experience in the U.S. military in the Viet Nam era, and now he's
co-directed and produced this documentary with Sonya Rhee. The
filmakers will be in to talk about the film. Also hear Assemblyman
John Laird's Sacramento Report.
Talk of the Bay - Tuesday September 2nd
Host Deanna Zachary welcomes best-selling
author Anne Lamott. She’s most famous for her book Operating
Instructions, about being a single mom with a new baby. She also
wrote Bird by Bird, about the writing process. Her most recent
novel is “Blue Shoe”. Her books are insightful, intimate
and funny. Tune in and call in to talk to Anne Lamott! Also hear
the latest movie review from the Film Gang.
Talk of the Bay – Thursday, August 28th
be doing more than voting for governor on October 7th,. There
are also two positions on the ballot. On the next Talk of the
Bay, we focus on Proposition 54. Also, Elizabeth Moore hears an
eyewitness account of how Cuba is affected by today’s global
Talk of the Bay - Wednesday, August 27th
definitely on--the special election to decide whether we should
impeach the governor. That means counties everywhere are straining
to beat the clock and overcome funding woes to be ready by October
7th. Santa Cruz and Los Angeles County registrars Gail Pellerin
and Connie McCormack take you for a peek behind the curtain at
the extra preparation this unplanned election requires. Also,
on the eve of the march on Washington, host Rachel Anne Goodman
speaks with professor of theology James Cone, author of “Martin
& Malcolm & America: A Dream or a Nightmare.” Cone
traces Martin Luther King’s vision from its declaration
to the way it is used and misused today.
Talk of the Bay - Monday, August 25th at 10am
Rock Farm Chef Lynn Sheehan makes the case that Santa Cruz
should be a culinary destination. Establishing that reputation
is the goal of the upcoming Taste of Santa Cruz. Then: host John
Sandidge talks with Janus director Jan Tice about the effects
of the drug rehab center’s budget crunch.
Talk of the Bay - Thursday, August 21
Get your dialling fingers ready-- Congressman
Sam Farr will be in the KUSP studios for a one-hour call-in
with his constituents! John Sandidge hosts. Next month, we make
State Senator Bruce Mcphereson available for your questions and
Talk of the Bay – Wednesday, August 20th
On Wednesday’s Talk of the Bay, find out why the federal
government is giving local scientists 2 million dollars to study
the coastal ecosystems of California. Host Rachel Anne Goodman
UCC professor Gary Griggs, who co-ordinates the Center for
Integrated Marine Technologies. Also, an interview with Israeli
filmmaker Benny Brunner. He’s made a documentary that looks
at the Israeli peace movement
Talk of the Bay - Tuesday August 19th
Pollie talks with Matt Ridley about his latest book, which
takes a fresh look at the interaction between genes and environmental
Talk of the Bay - Monday, August 18th
Talk of the Bay presents a focus on different ways to communicate.
show features a piece about dolphin vocalization, produced
for KUSP by independent producer Amy Coombs. Then, we explore
the dirfferences between the ways that Americans and Europeans
Talk of the Bay - Thursday, August 14th
Get your dialling fingers ready--at 10am,
Assemblyman John Laird will be in the KUSP studios for a
one-hour call-in with his constituents! John Sandidge hosts. Next
month, we make State Senator Bruce Mcphereson available for your
questions and comments.
Talk of the Bay - Wednesday, August 13th
At 10am Robert Pollie talks with author Steve Jones about his
new book, "Y". Can
males be genetically proven to be the weaker sex? Then Joe
Hall finds out about the proposed Monterey Bay bike trail, with
Congressman Sam Farr's DIstrict Director, Alec Arago, and Kyrrha
Sevco of the Association of Monterey Bay Governments.
Talk of the Bay - Tuesday August 12th
light of the recent bill taking some funding away from Head Start,
one of the largest federal programs for children, host Deanna
Zachary gathers a panel of guests to explain current thinking
about the program--both from within Head Start and from a critic
of the program. Then, news of Santa Cruz Night Out, an upcoming
event deigned to invogorate the downtown community. Also hear
the latest from the FIlm Gang.
Talk of the Bay - Monday, August 11th
John Sandidge talks with Pamela Mason of the Henry Mello Center
in Watsonville about the 10th anniversary of the performing arts
venue. Then, Daniel Sheehan explains the work ofthe New Paradigm
Project, which seeks to answer the question: how can we create
a world that is equitable for everyone the world over, given the
current global unrest and gaps in quality of life? Also hear Assemblyman
John Laird's Sacramento Report, 10am Monday.
Talk of the Bay – Thursday, August 7th
August is breast feeding awareness month. On the next Talk of
the Bay, host Robin Roberts talks with Dominican Hospital’s
Janet Malo about the law requiring workplaces to provide a
place for nursing mothers to nurse their children. Also, call
in with your questions about numerology
Talk of the Bay – Wednesday, August 6th
On the next Talk of the Bay, KUSP presents a conversation with
travel writer Bill Bryson. Host Robert Pollie talks with Bryson
about his new book, A Short History of Nearly Everything. It's
an entertaining and highly readable history of our cosmos, our
planet and our species, from the Big Bang to the present day.
Talk of the Bay – Tuesday, August 5th
On Tuesday's Talk of the Bay, host Deanna Zachary talks with Indian
master Yogiraj Gurunath Siddhanath. They will discuss yoga
as a process of enlightenment. In the second half of the show,
local environmentalists will discuss how to live each day in a
more environmentally friendly way. Also, the Film Gang reviews
a movie now showing in the area.
Talk of the Bay – Monday, August 4th
On the next Talk of the Bay, at 10am: learn
about “bio-fuels,” ecological alternatives to
petroleum-based gasoline; bio-fuels expert Dave Bloom explains.
And host John Sandidge talks with organizer Bonnie Belcher about
the return of the antique fair to downtown Santa Cruz.
Talk of the Bay - Wednesday, July 30th
This week marks 50 years since the U.S. signed a truce with North
Korea and China, ending a bloody 3-year war. Half a century later,
Korea is still divided, and tensions remain and continue to flare.
Join KUSP Wednesday at 10am for Korea: The
Unfinished War, a documentary look at the legacy of the Korean
War. You'll hear from historians, former government officials,
and Korean War veterans.
This special program airs Wednesday morning at
10, on KUSP. http://www.americanradioworks.org/stations
Talk of the Bay - Thursday, July 24th
On the next Talk of the Bay, Robin Roberts Roberts talks with
Santa Cruz Mayor Emily Reilly and County Supervisor Mardi Wormhout
about the state budget
crisis and how it affects our local communities. What can
we, as citizens, expect?In the second half, Robin talks with Brock
Dolman about watershed restoration. He will discuss effective
catchment strategies that reduce erosion and hold water in the
soil to benefit the land and every one of us.
Talk of the Bay - Thursday, July 17th
Sandidge speaks with Karen Narasaki of the Leadership Conference
on Civil Rights, about the implications of recent Supreme Court
decisions on affirmative action.
Joe Hall speaks with State Senator Bruce McPherson about the state's
fiscal crisis and this week's attempts to pass a budget. Senator
McPherson describes his role in the budget process, as well as
his positions on the state Coastal Commission and the recall of
Talk of the Bay - Wednesday, July 16th
Rachel Goodman continues her look at politics
in the modern world, with John Feffer, editor of "Power
Trip: U.S. Foreign Policy After September 11. Also An interview
with Marsha Meyer who is the Director of Child Development Programs
in Santa Cruz County.
Talk of the Bay - Tuesday, July 15th
Host Deanna Zachary talks to Buddhist author Tara Brach about
her new book "Radical
Acceptance", followed by a panel discussion about how
to help people die. Also, the Film Gang reviews a movie now showing
in the area.
Talk of the Bay - Thursday, July 10th
Melone was one of ten local heroes featured in the recent
Monterey Coast Weekly. He’ll talk to Robin Roberts about
his work teaching migrant workers how to be their own farmers.
Also, the Santa Cruz probation department just received funding
to treat juvenile drug & alcohol abuse. We'll hear about that
bright spot in the midst of budgetary gloom from the director
of the juvenile division, Scott McDonald.
Talk of the Bay - Wednesday, July 9th
Rachel Goodman continues her exploration
of modern politicking. First, Move On co-founder Joan Blade
exlains the MoveOn.org pac's new strategy with the Democratic
primary; and Congressman Sam Farr updates us on the state of affordable
housing at Fort Ord. Airs Wednesday at 10am.
Talk of the Bay – Thursday, July 3rd
Hall talks with Tom Zajac of the Santa Cruz Comic News. Also,
the 22nd annual West Coast Conference of the American Society
of Dowsers (ASD) happens at UC Santa Cruz this weekend. Bonnie
Jean talks to the regional Vice President of ASD, Karen Ashley,
and local dowser Bill Cane, about water witching and dowsing beyond
Talk of the Bay – Wednesday, July 2nd
Independence Day coming up, Talk of the Bay examines how various
groups approach democracy. Rachel Goodman talks with Cecilia O’Leary,
author of “To Die For: The Paradox of American Patriotism.”
Then, Mother Jones columnist George Packer talks with Rachel about
what he calls an idealist arm of conservatism in this country
Talk of the Bay – Tuesday, July 1st
On Tuesday's Talk of the Bay: How
do we make our cities green? Deanna Zachary hosts a panel
to talk about environmentally friendly building in San Jose, Capitola
& cities across the country. Also, the Film Gang reviews a
movie now showing in the area
Talk of the Bay - Thursday, June 26th
Planned for last week and airing today: the Housing
Authority in Carmel Valley wants to build a better facility
for the low-income elderly residents of Rippling River; but the
residents don't want to be pulled away from the life they know.
What to do? And Bill Monning goes over the week's headlines in
Monterey County. Airs Thursday at 10am.
Talk of the Bay - Wednesday, June 25th
Author Ivan Eland is participating in an Independent Policy Forum
tonight in Oakland about preemptive war strategy. Rachel Goodman
talks to him about his book, "Putting
'Defense' Back into U.S. Defense Policy." Then: Two UCSC
students associated with local fraternity Delta Omega Chi recently
killed and cooked a valuable and well-loved koi on campus. The
fraternity has since been barred from associating with the University.
What affect does the incident have on the Greek system at UCSC?
Airs Wednesday at 10am.
Talk of the Bay - Tuesday, June 24th
The Santa Cruz Sentinel ran a story last week about financial
area non-profits; it has since run a number of corrections
and statements. Understanding how nonprofits manage and report
their financial situation can be tricky business--How *do* non
profits manage their finances, and what is the role of the county
in overseeing them? Host John Sandidge asks our panel of experts,
and invites you to call in with your questions and comments. Then
the Film Gang offers a review of one of the current movies, Tuesday
Talk of the Bay - Monday, June 23rd
Kathryn Petrucelli talks to Kadiatou
Diallo about her memoir, "My Heart Will Cross this Ocean."
The book tells of Diallo's life as a woman making her way in the
rigid structure of African-Islamic culture, and it's the story
of her son Amadou, who she encouraged to move to America. Once
there, he was gunned down in the Bronx by four police officers,
later exonerated. Also, John Laird delivers this week's Sacramento
of the Bay - Thursday, June 19th
Robin RobertsTalks with local Red
Cross reps about the epidemic of measles is Africa. Also,
the Housing Authority in Carmel Valley wants to build a better
facility for low income elderly residents on Rippling River.
Talk of the Bay - Wednesday, June 18th
Scheduled for last week, and happening today: Rachel Goodman looks
at how day
laborers are finding work in Santa Cruz County. Is waiting
in area parking lots working, for the laborers or the people that
park there to shop? Temp agencies can only hire documetned workers,
so do undocumented workers have any option other than the parking
lot? And with contractors and the laborers they hire both enjoying
the under-the-table status ofthe work, should any of this be happening?
Talk of the Bay welcomes your calls on the subject, as our panel
tackles the problems surrounding day labor, Wednesday at 10am.
of the Bay - Tuesday, June 17th
for long-term solutions to save a little energy? Deanna Zachary
hosts a discussion about environmentally friendly home building:
Straw bale houses, cobb houses, passive and active solar power.
Airs Tuesday at 10am.
Talk of the Bay - Monday, June 16th
How does a city balance the need to provide access to a cultural
performance venue, and the need to take in money to keep the city
going? How important is it for a city to facilitate cultural programs,
anyway?Host John Sandidge explores those questions with Andie
Bostworth of the Santa
Cruz Civic and others. Also, how did 53 non profits co-ordinate
to share the budget burden in Watsonville? A panel of participants
explains. And John Laird delivers this week's Sacramento Report,
Monday at 10am.
Talk of the Bay - Thursday, June 12th
Joe Hall realizes what a powerhouse the wedding
industry is in this area. And JT Mason interviews Gayle Brandeis
about her new work of fiction, The
Book of Dead Birds. The novel addresses how personal history
is an inextricable part of a mixed-race person's struggle for
identity. Airs Thursday at 10am.
Talk of the Bay – Wednesday, June 11th
On the next Talk of the Bay: the third annual Farm
Fiesta happens this weekend in Watsonville, celebrating the
use of local produce in innovative ways. Tom Broz of Live Earth
Farm talks about working with schools, diversifying his crop,
and community shared agriculture. Then, host Rachel Goodman talks
with former California Green Party candidate Lawrence Shoup about
the talk he gave last night in Santa Cruz, “U.S. War Aims
Talk of the Bay - Monday, June 9th
Are we making the best use of our garbage? Host John Sandidge
talks with Commercial
Waste Reduction Co-ordinator Paul Howard about what we're
doing, and what we could do. Also: Santa Cruz is a typical example
of California cities trying their hardest to stay afloat in this
low-tide economy. Now being considered for the chopping block:
fireworks, lifeguards and help for youths on felony probation.
Scott Kennedy from the city council's budget crisis committee
updates us on the latest. And John Laird takes time out from the
Assembly's last-chance push to keep bills alive--to deliver this
week's Sacramento Report. Hear it all, Monday at 10am.
Talk of the Bay – Tuesday, June 3rd
On Tuesday's Talk of the Bay, host Deanna Zachary talks to Zen
teacher Cheri Huber about her new book, "When You're Falling,
a discussion with local Zen Abbot Katherine Thanas, about
stopping suffering through the radical act of acceptance.
Talk of the Bay - Wednesday, May 28th
Rachel Goodman looks at the Bush Administration's environmental
policy during the time that national media has been focusing on
the war in Iraq. Rather than ignoring domestic policy, the administration
has made several decisions with environmantal
impact, including the recent forest bill and a defense bill
with possible repercussions for the Endangered Species and Marine
Mammal acts. Also: on John Laird's Sacramento Report, we start
a series about a short-term State Assembly committee which addresses
unfunded state mandates to local governments.
Talk of the Bay - Tuesday, May 27th
Deanna Zachary investigates the possibilites for affordable
housing on the central coast. Her panel of guests go over
the state of the real estate market, consider mobile homes, and
the percentage of affordable housing that new developments are
required to provide. What are the chances that you can own your
own home, and how can you get one? Find out, Tuesday at 10am.
Talk of the Bay - Thursday, May 22nd
School districts everywhere are suffering from severe budget shortfalls.
Cruz' Measure B is an example of the tax proposals being considered
in upcoming special elections throughout the state; but is it
the answer? Robin Roberts hosts a debate between proponent Glen
Shaller and opponent Vernon Busenhart. Also, Governor Davis' May
Revise of the state budget has some local districts breathing
a sigh of relief; cuts this year won't be as severe as was feared.
But what happens next year? And Bill Monning's review of Monterey
County headlines, Thursday at 10am.
Tuesday, May 20th
Deanna Zachary hosts a discussion about why so many
sea otters have died this year and what it indicates about
the health of the ocean. Then, news of two new reports from the
Pew Center for Climate Change, about how
to reduce greenhouse gases. More on what you can do to prevent
global warming tomorrow on Talk of the Bay; see below. Airs Tuesday
Thursday, May 15th
Robin Roberts talks with AnaLouise Keating, editor of
A Bridge We Call Home, which offers a new look at the conciousness
of women of color. The book is a follow-up to a key piece of feminist
text from 20 years ago, This Bridge Called Our Backs. Also: this
year's Bike to Work Week (May 10-17) features a race between various
modes of transportation. Did the bicycle beat the car? Can a tandem
bike beat an e-bike? We'll find out who won the Commute Race,
and about other Bike2Work
activities, along with Bill Monning's review of Monterey County
headlines, Thursday at 10am.
Wednesday, May 14th
Public radio has always been an island of independence
in a sea of media conglomerates, and it looks like the waters
are about to rise. The
FCC will soon consider several proposals to further consolidate
commercial media. Rachel Goodman presents the options, and hears
why they may or may not be good ideas. Listen to Rachel's interview
with John Crigler
Tuesday, May 13th
Host Deanna Zachary talks with journalist Mark Lee about his war
East Timor and Africa. They'll talk about why he was expelled
from Uganda, and about his new novel, Canal House, based on his
work as a foreign correspondent. Airs Tuesday at 10am.
Monday, May 12th
Surf rage has been a problem long enough. Surf
hogs, the tension between longboarders vs shortboarders, and
plain old inexperience have led to some serious brawls. Rather
than resort to fisticuffs, why not learn the rules of the surf?
John Sandidge talks with local surfer "Boots" McGhee,
who sat on an advisory committee to create a surf etiquette brochure;
and to the owners of Surf Shop Santa Cruz, who are starting introductory
surfing classes. Also: one of the biggest impacts on area emergency
rooms are inebriates--people who have had too much to drink and
are deposited at the ER to sober up. Is there a more efficient,
less expensive way to handle the situation? John talks with Dominican
Hospital's ER director, Dr Terry Lapid, and Donna Ramos of the
Santa Cruz County Alliance for Health. And hear Assemblyman John
Laird's Sacramento report, 10am.
Thursday, May 8th
Like other wars, the
war in Iraq has been aided by the careful use of language
to form public opinion. JT Mason welcomes professor of sociology
Daniel Schwartz:what role has language played in this war? Also:
Can Jews and Palestinians successfully sit down and talk about
what to do in the Middle East? That's what Ilyse Cohen, Sephardic
Jew, and Palestinian-American Hanan Rasheed will do. And Bill
Monning reviews the week's Monterey County headlines, Thursday
Tuesday, May 6th
It's only been in the past three decades that Community
Education programs have cropped up at hospitals. Why did they
start, and why is it worth the hospital's effort to offer them
to the community at large? Jonathan Harris talks with health care
representatives in Santa Cruz and Monterey Counties. Then, Jonathan's
interview with David Spero, who taught a community education course
at Dominican Hospital based on his experience as a nurse and as
someone with multiple sclerosis: The
Art of Getting Well.
Airs Tuesday at 10am.
Monday, May 5th
Sam Farr is in town, and comes by the KUSP studios to report
to his constituents. He'll cover his push for affordable housing
at Fort Ord & some of his other projects; but what would you
like to ask him? Call in while he's here for the first half hour.
Also: accessory dwelling units (or ADUs, commonly known as granny
units) have been one way to make housing in Santa Cruz more affordable.
Classicly, it's been difficult to get approval for them; but now
they're being reconsidered locally, and the Santa Cruz Planning
Department is even sponsoring an ADU design program. Will the
new focus and energy result in more affordable housing for the
area? John talks to Gene Arner of the planning department, and
city councilmember Mark Primack. Airs Monday at 10am.
Thursday, May 1st
Bonnie Jean Primsch checks in with UCSC
Arboretum, which is currently saving rare plant species from
Vietnam. Linda Cicada talks with Erchie Namu Yang and Christine
Mathieu about the book they co-authored, Leaving Mother Lake.
Namu comes from the Chinese Moso country, or the Country
of Daughters, home to a matrilineal society in which daughters
are the favored children, there is no word for father, and marriage
is considered a backward practice.
Rachel Goodman talks about the upcoming May
Day Labor Film Festival, with organizer Gary Fritz and filmaker
Tia Lessin. Airs Wednesday at 10am.
of the Bay - Wednesday, April 23rd
We explore the wonderful world
of political satire. With times like these who needs it, you
ask? Rachel Anne Goodman talks with Elaine Newport, songwriter
and founder of the group, “The Capitol Steps”. We'll
hear selections from their brand new cd. Also, cartoonist and
satirist, Tim Eagan, talks about a new anthology of political
cartoons, and how humor helps us all survive.
On Tuesday's Talk of the Bay, Jenn Ramage of Fine
Print talks with Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton and Joan
Lester about Joan's biography of the civil
rights crusader, hard-driving legislator and one of the most
powerful women in American history: Fire in my Soul. Also, news
of the next Snapshot Day, the annual event which collects coastal
water samples to determine the health of the coast. This is the
first year that the event covers the entire California coastline.
Deanna Zachary talks to organizers
Tamara Doan and Bridget Hoover. Airs Tuesday at 10am.
Jonathan Harris talks with mind/body
icon Joan Borysenko, PhD, about how to maintain an inner calm
in the face of busy and discouraging times.
Mara Freeman felt that the only people going to indpendednt and
foreign news sources for information about the war were people
that already disagreed with American policies and war coverage.
In attempt to be more effective than "preaching to the choir",
she started a
program called Beyond CNN. A group of concerned citizens was
alarmed by the handling of toxics at Ford Ord, and began agitating
for the defense industry to take proper care of the harmful substances.
They've since found other areas of concern in their area, so they've
renamed their organization the Monterey Bay Toxics Project. These
are two sets of local people that are working to inform their
neighbors about what's going on in the Central Coast, and on today's
Talk of the Bay, Robin Roberts finds out how they did it, and
what they're doing right now. Airs Thursday at 10am.
On Tuesday's Talk of the Bay, Jonathan Harris talks with Tenzin
Robert Thurman, the first Westerner to be ordained as a Tibetan
Buddhist Monk, about his unique and heartening take on the conflict
in Iraq and how to handle it, both personally and as a society;
and Jenn Ramage talks with Mark Hermann a frequent contributor
Mother Jones, Spin and Harper's. His new book is called Searching
for El Dorado: A Journey into the Heart of the South American
Rainforest on the Tail of the World's Largest Gold Rush. Intrigued
by the cultural, economic and environmental fallout of a five-hundred-year
gold rush, Marc Herman traveled to the rainforests of Guyana,
where he found the international corporations that fail to alleviate
the area's poverty--despite their tremendous technological and
political power. Airs Tuesday at 10am.
JT Mason talks about what life has been like for Central
Coast Arab Americans from 9/11/01 to the present war-time
moment, with Laila Al-Qatami of the Arab American Anti-Discrimination
Committee. Civil liberties and hate crimes, Thursday at 10am.
On Tuesday's Talk of the Bay, host Deanna Zachary explores how
the University of California system has handled assuring a diverse
student body among its campuses. How might the upcoming US Supreme
Court decision about the Universtiy of Michigan affirmative action
cases affect which students in California attend University? Deanna
talks with UCSC
Professor of Psychology and affirmative action expert Faye Crosby
Recently, the DEA
seized a number of websites selling paraphanalia that could
be used to take drugs. Instead of shutting the sites down, the
DEA has posted a warning to web surfers visiting the sites. Host
John Sandidge asks Lee Tien, staff attorney with the Electronic
Frontier Foundation, what this development in DEA procedure might
mean for web surfers' privacy & freedom of information. Also,
John Laird reports on the week's activity in the state assembly.
Thursday, April 3rd
Robin Roberts asks a panel of experts how to talk to children
of various ages about the war in Iraq, and how parents can
best take care of their kids by taking care of themselves. And
Bill Monning takes a look at the week's headlines in the Monterey
homeland security to the list of strains on California state
and local budgets. Lt Roger Wildey of the Santa Cruz County Sheriff's
office explainsto host Rachel Anne Goodman the extent of planning
for a disaster on the Central Coast, and a representative from
the League of California Cities explains how much money is needed
to pay for it all. Also, Bill Monning talks with Mohammed Mouknos,
an international businessman from Mauritania who reports on that
North African muslim
country's perspective on the US attack on Iraq.
prices rise and the future of oil is uncertain, John Sandidge
looks at ways for those who drive to reduce dependency on gasoline.
Cory Irimes from the Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation
Commission will provide an overview of options, and we'll dive
into the debate over electric vs hybrid cars. Call in with your
questions and comments (what will happen with the oil industry
as the war continues?) to 831-476-2800 or 1-800-655-5877. Also,
John Laird reports on the week's activity in the state assembly.
JT Mason convenes organizers
of pro and anti-war demonstrations, and invites
you to join in on a conversation with them about how to dialogue
about the war with respect and compassion. Airs Thursday at 10am.
Robert Weissman is one of dozens of journalists and others who
an open letter to the major media. Dated March 4th, the letter
criticized media coverage of Iraq disarmament and war preparations.
Now that war is underway, host Rachel Ann Goodman asks Robert
Weissman if any of the letter's critiques have been taken into
account. In the second half of the show, call in with your questions
US support succeeded or failed? Guests include Middle East
expert Prof Glynn Wood of the Monterey Institute of International
Studies; and Dr Farid Younos, director of public relations at
the Afghan Coalition
As talk begins about how
Iraq should be rebuilt, host Deanna Zachary looks at how Afghanistan
John Sandidge hosts an open call-in about the war
in Iraq. What should the Bush Administration be doing? What should
the media be doing? What can we do? Call in with your questions
and comments to 831-476-2800 or 1-800-655-5877. Airs 10am Monday.
Press Agency news editor Andy Goldberg returns to talk about
the news that's crossed his desk in the past week, and discusses
German reaction to the week's news developments. Also, Representative
Farr will report on what Congress might do with the Bush Administration’s
proposed budget for the war and recovery of Iraq. And Bill Monning
focuses on some of the week's Monterey
Bay headlines. Bonnie Jean Primbsch hosts, Thursday at 10am.
You have a loved one in the military who has been sent to serve
in the Gulf, or who may be called in as a reservist. You are a
peace activist who is unsure if your efforts are bearing any fruit.
You are a news junkie or politico frustrated by the way some faction
in government is conducting their business. As the Bush Administration's
threat to attack Iraq reaches a higher pitch, many of us find
our stress level going up, but we may not have linked the stress
to international events. Rachel Anne Goodman speaks with a panel
of psychologists and counselors about this
hidden, society-wide stress, and how to handle it. Panelists
include mediation and conflict resolution specialist Dr. Donald
Saposnek; psychologist Dr Sheila Coonerty; and ; Reverend Doctor
As we're hearing from Captain Steph's Life on the Bay this week
(see below for air times), the seafood watchlist is getting bigger
every year. What else can we as consumers do to insure an abundant
supply of healthy
seafood and sealife? John Sandidge talks with Shelly Benoit,
cofounder of Sustainable Fishery Advocates, and Sarah Miles of
New Leaf Community Markets, which has partnered with SFA to make
sustainable seafood easy to find. Also: this weekend saw another
round of peace marches around the US. Call in to the show at 831-476-2800
or 1-800-655-5877to join a discussion about peace marches. Are
they useful beyond being a feel-good measure for people against
the war? Are peace marches under-covered in the media? Should
the media cover pro-war marches, too? And Assemblyman John Laird
finishes the show with his Sacramento Report. A budget has been
passed! Airs 10am Monday.
An interview with Bonny Doon resident Andy Goldberg, news editor
for the German Press Agency. He talks about what is happening
the scenes at the UN Security Council and in Washington. Also,
Crystal Cruise Lines admits they dumped waste water in Monterey
Bay . Chris Krohn talks with Vicki Nichols of Save Our Shores.
Assemblyman John Laird talks of new legislation on the Central
Coast. Bill Monning give this weeks overview on the Central Coast.
As part of KUSP’s “Health Dialogues” coverage
of menopause, Rachel Goodman talks with Dr. Lindsey Johnson
about the stages, experiences and myths of menopause. Dr. Johnson
takes call-in questions and comments.
The first President
of Zambia was in the area last week. Deanna Zachary interviews
Dr. Kenneth Kaunda about his opposition to war in Iraq, his friendship
with Saddam Hussein, African liberation movements, and AIDS in
Patriot Act requires libraries to provide information about
what you're checking out at the library. Also how do schools handle
student protest, and how do students organize one? The Sacramento
Deanna Zachary talks with George Hauser about being
an activist in World War II, during the Freedom Ride for Civil
Rights in 1947, and during the struggles for
African liberation from colonial rule. Also, Jenn Ramage talks
Blunt about her book, Breaking Clean. The book describes her
escape from hardscrabble life on the prairies of eastern Montana.
She fled not only hardship, but the chafing attitudes
towards women still in place from generations ago. And Bill Monning
gives an overview of Monterey County headlines.
It's womens history month. Rachel Goodman welcomes UCSC
Professor & women's history maker Bettina Aptheker.
As the threat of war with Iraq looms, Rachel Goodman examines
recruitment happens in central coast high schools, and hears
from two veterans about their recruitment experience. What kinds
of information do high schools have to give military recruiters
under the “No Child Left Behind” act?
poet Nikki Giovanni offers her thoughts about war, race, gender
equity, depression, and the current administration in Washington,
as well as writing and poetry.
Is it possible there is more plastic
in the ocean than plankton? Elizabeth Moore finds out (from
Captain Charles Moore, who gave a Save Our Shores talk this week
on plastic pollution). Also: Joe Hall gets an overview of business
conditions on the Central Coast with Teresa
Thomae of the Small Business Development Center at Cabrillo
Rachel Anne Goodman hosts a discussion
about the California budget and how it might effect the central
coast. How will California get off the boom and bust pattern that
leaves governments and schools scrambling every few years? Will
politicians go beyond partisan wrangling, or resort to “tax
or cut” debates of old? Our guests will be Lenny Goldberg,
president of the California Tax Reform Association, State Senator
Bruce McPhereson, Santa Cruz county supervisor Mardi Wormhoudt,
and Santa Cruz Mayor, Emily Reilly.
Rachel Anne Goodman examines
school closures in Santa Cruz and San Lorenzo Valley. How
did the school boards decide to close the schools, and how did
they decide which ones? With the schools closed, what will happen
to the students who attended them, and the people who staffed
Jesse Rose DeRooy visits a local water treatment plant to find
out what happens to your
water on its way to the tap.
Rachel Anne Goodman talks with Stecve Schneider, Hazardous
Materials manager for Santa Cruz County Environmental Health about
the potential risks of MTBE.
An international water company based out of Germany, RWE,
has taken over water distribution in San Lorenzo Valley. Tom
Lindsey of FLOW--Friends of Locally Owned Water--tells Bonnie
Jean Primbsch about the community's fight to regain local control
of their natural resource.
KUSP intern Rachel Ehrenberg reports on saltwater
intrusion--the demands on Central Coast water are so great
that saltwater is wicking in to the ground water supply.
Anne Goodman files this story about the
local concerns with MTBE, a gasoline additive that has caused
cancer in laboratory rats.
Host Jane Wade talks with Kate
Darling of "Friday Night Live"a free event that
promotes opportunity for youth in the community to exchange ideas
and learn new skills.
Jane Wade examines the recent court decisions that the California
Coastal Commission is illegally appointed. Guest Celia Scott
and Charles Lester
December 20th, 2002
Host Jane Wade finds out about "The
Institute of Heart Math", a research and education organization
which studies the heart’s influence on information , processing,
perception, emotion and health.
December 6th, 2002
Jane Wade hosts a discussion
with Captain Steph Dutton about his many interesting stories
on "Talk of the Bay"
November 26th, 2002
Host Deanna Zachary talks to author Stephen Zunes about his new
“The Tinderbox” US Middle East Policy
Host Joe Hall
reviews election results and their possible impacts, with
historian Bill Domhoff
Host Deanna Zachary yalks with Sebastian Junger about his objections
to a possible war in Iraq, and his recent discovery of Al-Queda
terrorist cells in South America
November 21st, 2002
Host Bill Monning talks about global
reach of the tobacco industry with Kathy Mulvey, executive
director of the watchdog group Infact.
Host Jenn Ramage talks with journalist Ruben
Martinez about his book "Crossing Over" A Mexican
family on the migrant trail.
Host Bill Monning discusses the United
Nations Association and Human Rights Day, with UNA president
Jance Wade interviews State Assembly Speaker Pro Tem, Fred
Keely, about local aspects of the California state budget.
September 10th, 2002
Deanna Zachary hosts a discussion with Tenzin
Palmo, one of the first western women to become a Tibetan
Buddhist nun. She talks about her 12-year solitary retreat in
the Himalayas, the unique position of women in Buddhism, and her
thoughts on 9-11.
September 6th, 2002
Wo/men's Alliance for Medical Marijuana was raided by the
DEA's office September 5th. WAMM cofounder Valerie Corral and
Carl Reinerman, UCSC Professor whose research focuses on drug
law, look at the conundrum of federal drug enforcement trumping
state law. With Bonnie Jean.
September 3rd, 2002
Host Deanna Zachary talks with environmental activist
Julia Butterfly Hill about her 2 years living in teh tree
she named Luna; about her foundation, the Circle of Life; and
about her upcoming appearance at the Centenniel of Big Basin State
August 29th, 2002
Bill Monning hosts a discussion about
US Policy in Colombia, with Congressman Sam Farr, the Colombian
ambassador, and retired UCSC Professor of History David Sweet.
August 28th, 2002
Host Joe Hall asks:
should the United States declare war on Iraq? Discussing the
issue will be UCSC Professor Alan Richards, an authority on Middle
East economics; and Tim McCarthy of the Monterey Institute of
International Studies, who used to be a UN arms inspector in Iraq.
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