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2004

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.”


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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.

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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.

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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.

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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
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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
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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
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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.


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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

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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.


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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
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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

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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.

Talk of the Bay - Wednesday, September 9th Listen
In the last part of KUSP’s Patriot Series, It’s 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.

Talk of the Bay - Tuesday, September 7th Listen part 1 Listen part 2
Young women aren’t 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 Film Gang.

Talk 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.

Talk 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.

Talk 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.

Talk of the Bay - Monday, August 30th Listen part 1 Listen part 2
Jenn Ramage talks about the decline of the American Dream with author and economist Jeremy Rifkin. His book, "The European Dream," suggests that it’s 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 Shaw’s Major Barbara. As the current election season heats up, the play invites us to examine our values and how we interact with the world.

Talk 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.

Talk 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.

Talk 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.

Talk 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

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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.

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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?

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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.

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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.

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Tuesday, August 10th Listen
Deanna Zachary talks with a spiritual master, we'll have a conversation about the arts.

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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.

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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

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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.

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Wednesday, July 28th Listen
Rachel talks with Sam Farr and Christopher Krohn about the Democratic National Convention.
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 Sulha


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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.

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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

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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 beginning.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 your input.

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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.

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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.

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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 the process?

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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.

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Tuesday, June 22nd Listen
Host Deanna Zachary talks to Dr. Richard Shapiro about the latest breakthroughs in cancer research.

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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.”

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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.

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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.

Talk 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.

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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.

Talk 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 Film Gang.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Talk 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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.”

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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 County.

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Wednesday, May 12th Listen
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 Sacramento Report.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Wednesday, May 5th Listen
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.

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Tuesday, May 4th Listen
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.

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Thursday, April 29th Listen
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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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
The 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
John Sandidge speaks with Joseph Schorpkenoff, private eye.

Talk of the Bay -
Wednesday, March 31st
Rachel 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 sewing.

Talk of the Bay -
Monday, March 29th
JT Mason welcomes NPR commentator and former This American Life contributor Sandra 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
Host 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 Sacramento Report.

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
Does 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
JT Mason talks about real hunger with the author of Growing Up Empty.

Talk of the Bay -
Thursday, March 11th
Say 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 current project. “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
The 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
Welcome 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 Work

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 Alliance. This 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 Powell!

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 election.

Talk of the Bay –
Monday, March 1st
Host 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
Host 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
Host 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 legal? Why 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
On 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 university education.

Talk of the Bay
– Thursday, February 12th
Host 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
Host 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
Host 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
California 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
Host 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 Report.

Talk of the Bay –
Tuesday, February 3rd
Host 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 with leukemia.

Talk of the Bay -
Monday, February 2nd
Robert 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
Host 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
Rachel 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
Deanna 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
Robin 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
This 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
Jean 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 John Laird.

Talk of the Bay -
Tuesday, January 20th
Host 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
Coastal 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
John 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 proposed budget.

Talk of the Bay -
Wednesday, January 14th,
A 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 John Laird.

Talk of the Bay -
Tuesday, January 13th
Host 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 Gang.

Talk of the Bay -
Monday, January 12th
Security 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
Fingerprinting 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
Rachel 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.

Talk of the Bay - Tuesday, January 6th
The 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.


Talk of the Bay - Wednesday, December 31st
Joe 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
Host Deanna Zachary speaks with UCSC professor Ronnie Gruhn about international trade and globalization.

Talk of the Bay -
Wednesday, December 24th
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
Settle 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 Andrew Griffin.

Talk of the Bay -
Thursday, December 18th
Host 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 Coast.

Talk of the Bay -
Tuesday, December 16th
Deanna 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 Gang.

Talk of the Bay –
Thursday, December 11th
Host 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 Assemblymember 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
Fighting 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
Corporate 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
Mass 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 Skills Coordinator 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
Tired 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 25th
President Bush made a recent historic speech about the growth of democracy around the world. Host Deanna Zachary investigates the President’s 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
An 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 Wegmuller, respectively

Talk of the Bay -
Monday, November 17th
JT 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 Regional 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 about the 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
JT 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, John 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
Rachel 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
Michael 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 United States 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
Host 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
Jenn 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, Robin Roberts 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 Scotts 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
Host 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 Gang.


Talk of the Bay -
Monday, October 20th
John 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
Why 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
Rachel 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
Joe 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
The 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
State 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 Monning.

Talk of the Bay -
Wednesday, October 8th
Rachel 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
Host 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
We're 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
Bill 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 County headlines.

Talk of the Bay
- Wednesday, October 1st
Rachel 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 citizens from 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 Cruz.

Talk of the Bay -
Thursday, September 25th
Steven 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 to talk about her work with SOS and the colorful life she's led so far.

Talk of the Bay -
Thursday, September 18th
Advocates 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
The 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 who successfully 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 author Melody 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
Gubernatorial 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 Marijuana 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
Earthquake, 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 John Laird!

Talk of the Bay -
Thursday, September 4th
After 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
We’ll 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 politics.

Talk of the Bay -
Wednesday, August 27th
It’s 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
Sand 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 comments.

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 interviews 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
Robert Pollie talks with Matt Ridley about his latest book, which takes a fresh look at the interaction between genes and environmental influence.

Talk of the Bay -
Monday, August 18th
Talk of the Bay presents a focus on different ways to communicate. The 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 communicate.

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
In 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
Host 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 lactation consultant, 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 best-selling 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 spiritual 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
John 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 Governor Davis.

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
Brett 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
Joe 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 the farm.


Talk of the Bay – Wednesday, July 2nd
With 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 mismanagement in 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 at 10am.

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 Report,

Talk 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.

Talk of the Bay - Tuesday, June 17th
Looking 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 in Iraq.”

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, Dive". Then 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. Santa 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 at 10am.

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 coverage in 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 at 10am.

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
Congressman 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.

April 30th
Rachel Goodman talks about the upcoming May Day Labor Film Festival, with organizer Gary Fritz and filmaker Tia Lessin. Airs Wednesday at 10am.

Talk 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.


April 22nd
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.

April 21st
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.

April 17th
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.

April 15th
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.

April 10th
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.

April 8th
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 and others

April 7th
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 Bay

April 2nd
Add 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.

March 31st
As gas 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.

March 27th
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.

March 26th
Robert Weissman is one of dozens of journalists and others who signed 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 and comments

March 25th
Has 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

March 24th
As talk begins about how Iraq should be rebuilt, host Deanna Zachary looks at how Afghanistan is faring.
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.

March 20th
German 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 Sam 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.

March 19th
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 Katherine O'Connell.

March 17th
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.

March 13th
An interview with Bonny Doon resident Andy Goldberg, news editor for the German Press Agency. He talks about what is happening behind 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.

March 12th
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.

March 11th
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 Africa.

March 10th
The 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 Report

March 6th
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 with Judy 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.

March 5th
It's womens history month. Rachel Goodman welcomes UCSC Professor & women's history maker Bettina Aptheker.

February 26th
As the threat of war with Iraq looms, Rachel Goodman examines how 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?

February 24th
Noted poet Nikki Giovanni offers her thoughts about war, race, gender equity, depression, and the current administration in Washington, as well as writing and poetry.

February 20th
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 College.

February 11th
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.

February 19th
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 them?

WATER
SPECIAL • February 12
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.

• Rachel Anne Goodman files this story about the local concerns with MTBE, a gasoline additive that has caused cancer in laboratory rats.

January 23
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.

January 10th
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 book “The Tinderbox” US Middle East Policy

November 6th, 2002
Host Joe Hall reviews election results and their possible impacts, with historian Bill Domhoff

October 9th, 2002
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.

November 14th, 2002
Host Jenn Ramage talks with journalist Ruben Martinez about his book "Crossing Over" A Mexican family on the migrant trail.

November 27th, 2002
Host Bill Monning discusses the United Nations Association and Human Rights Day, with UNA president Larry Levine.

October 11th, 2002
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
The 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 Park.

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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