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Talk of the Bay 2005 Archives
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Talk of the Bay - Thursday, Dec. 29 Listen
Host John Sandidge talks about the top news stories of the day.

Talk of the Bay - Wednesday, Dec. 28 Listen
KUSP presents another edition of Youthtopia. As the Supreme Court takes up the issue of parental consent, hear a debate about the issue from local teens. Recorded at Pacific Collegiate School in October, the forum looks beyond the failed Proposition 73, to the underlying issues facing pregnant teens and their parents.

Talk of the Bay - Tuesday, Dec. 27 Listen
Host Wes Sims speaks with Dennis Osmer about “Energy Services,” the Watsonville-based nonprofit he directs, to help low-income families of Monterey and Santa Cruz counties pay their utility bills. PG& E’s Jeff Smith is also on the program. Then, KUSP’s J.T. Mason interviews energy expert Deborah Lindsay about “Peak Oil,” an issue that addresses the world’s dwindling supply of fossil fuel. All This, plus the Film Gang's latest review.

Talk of the Bay - Monday, Dec. 26 Listen
KUSP’s Robert Pollie talks with nature writer and poet Gretel Ehrlich about the beauty of winter, the importance of cold, and the threat of climate change. Then, Jenn Ramage interviews Chilean novelist Albert Fugeut about the newly released paperback version of his novel about a seismologist, born in Chile, but molded by his upbringing in the United States.

Talk of the Bay - Thursday, Dec. 22 Listen
Host John Sandidge talks about the top news stories of the day.


Talk of the Bay - Wednesday, Dec. 21 Listen
KUSP presents another edition of Youthtopia. As the Supreme Court takes up the issue of parental consent, hear a debate about the issue from local teens. Recorded at Pacific Collegiate School in October, the forum looks beyond the failed Proposition 73, to the underlying issues facing pregnant teens and their parents.

Talk of the Bay - Tuesday, Dec. 20 Listen
Host Deanna Zachary interviews author Julie Powell about The Julie-Julia Project: the year that Powell made all of Julia Childs’ 536 recipes from her first volume on French cooking. Then, local Mormon scholar Robert Rees and acclaimed religious commentator Rabbi Brad Hirschfield talk about the spiritual and commercial sides of the holidays, and whether political correctness can be carried too far. Plus the Film Gang's latest review.

Talk of the Bay - Monday, Dec. 19 Listen
Host Wes Sims is joined by Shanna McCord, staff writer with the Santa Cruz Sentinel, and Ken McLaughlin of the San Jose Mercury News. They’ll discuss the top Santa Cruz news stories of 2005. Then, KUSP's Rick Kleffel talks with Tim Pratt about The Strange Adventures of Ranger Girl, his novel of the Old West and the supernatural, set entirely in Santa Cruz.

Talk of the Bay - Thursday, Dec. 15 Listen
Host John Sandidge explores the top local issues of the day, taking calls from listeners.


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Wednesday, Dec. 14 Listen
After the execution of Stanley "Tookie" Williams in California, host Rachel Anne Goodman considers the death penalty. She is joined by a panel of experts that includes social justice advocate Lance Lindsey and U.C.S.C. Community Studies Professor Paul Ortiz. Plus the Sacramento Report.

Talk of the Bay - Tuesday, Dec. 13 Listen
Host Deanna Zachary interviews Washington Post reporter T.R. Reid about the future of the European Union. Then Homeless Garden Project's executive director talks about the challenges it faces. Plus the Film Gang's latest review.


Talk of the Bay - Monday, Dec. 12 Listen
Robert Pollie interviews film maker John Waters.

Talk of the Bay - Thursday, Dec. 8 Listen
Host John Sandidge explores the top local issues of the day.

Talk of the Bay - Wednesday, Dec. 7 Listen
Rachel Anne Goodman interviews Nel Bernstein about her book, All Alone in the World: Children of the Incarcerated. We'll also hear from Santa Cruzan David True about his experience as an incarcerated parent and his current efforts to help families of jailed adults. Then, Rachel interviews satirist Paul Krassner. All this, plus The Sacramento Report.

Talk of the Bay - Tuesday, Dec. 6 Listen
part 1 -
Deanna Zachary interviews Norman Solomon about his new book, War Made Easy: How Presidents and Pundits Keep Spinning Us to Death.
Listen part 2 Host Brian Peterson explores proposed changes to the Endangered Species Act and the potential impacts for animal life along the Central Coast, including sea otters and the California condor with guests biologist Rebecca Leonard and attorney Brent Plater.

Talk of the Bay - Monday, Dec. 5 Listen
Co-hosts Sarah Phelan of Metro Santa Cruz and Wes Sims of KUSP are joined by Jeff Tobin, staff writer with the Santa Cruz Sentinel, and Christine Cuevas, program director of the Community Foundation of Santa Cruz County, talk about a new survey of non-profits in Santa Cruz County. Then, KUSP's Jenn Ramage talks with Hyder Akbar about his memoir, Come Back to Afghanistan: A California Teenager's Story.

Talk of the Bay - Wednesday, Nov. 30 Listen
Host Rachel Anne Goodman explores peacemaking in the middle east with ex-hostage and former CNN journalist Jerry Levin. Also on the show, health issues along the California - Mexico border.

Talk of the Bay - Tuesday, Nov. 29 Listen
Host Deanna Zachary explores sacred architecture, walk-able cities, green spaces and public art with a panel of local and national architectural and design experts. And then the Film Gang’s latest movie review.

Talk of the Bay - Monday, Nov. 28 Listen
Host Wes Sims is joined on the weekly reporters roundtable by San Jose Mercury News environmental reporter Paul Rogers and Ria Megnin, who reports on education for the Salinas Californian. Then, it sounds like science fiction, but physicists are beginning to think the world has extra dimensions beyond the usual three. Theoretical physicist Lisa Randall discusses the science of higher dimensions with KUSP's Robert Pollie.


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Wednesday, Nov. 23 Listen
Host Rachel Ann Goodman hosts her annual "What's for Dinner?" show, just in time to rescue your Thanksgiving dinner. If you're tired of the same old turkey, or just can't get your gravy thick enough, tune in for recipes, advice, and a touch of humor with guests Irene Herrmann and Daniel Steinberg.

Talk of the Bay - Tuesday, Nov 22 Listen
Deanna Zachary explores the great 14th century Sufi poet Hafiz when she welcomes Daniel Ladinsky to the show. Ladinsky has published three volumes of translated Hafiz poetry, including "The Gift,” "The Subject Tonight is Love" and "I Heard God Laughing."

Talk of the Bay
- Monday, Nov 21 Listen
Host Isabel Estalano is joined by Shanna McCord of the Santa Cruz Sentinel and Bruce Willey, news editor at GOOD TIMES. They'll speak with Santa Cruz attorney-turned-journalist Paul Sanford, who startled the administration and the press corps when he began asking tough questions at a White House press conference. Then, KUSP's Rick Kleffel speaks with Mary Roach, author of "Spook: Science Tackles the Afterlife."

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Thursday, Nov 17 Listen
Host John Sandidge discusses leash laws for dogs with Mike Tilson & Grant Weissman. Then the Medicare Subscription Plan is discussed with Bonnie Burns, with listeners calls

Talk of the Bay - Wednesday, Nov 16 Listen Host Rachel Anne Goodman interviews Peter Phillips, author of Operation Censored, about the 25 most important news stories NOT covered by the corporate media. Also on the program: a discussion of the Long Range Development Project being proposed at U.C. Santa Cruz.

Talk of the Bay - Tuesday, Nov 15 Listen
Deanna Zachary speaks with author George Packer about his book, The Assassins Gate: America in Iraq. And we'll have the Film Gang's latest review.

Talk of the Bay - Monday, Nov 14 Listen
Host Wes Sims is joined for the weekly reporters roundtable discussion by Jim Johnson, staff writer with the Times Publishing group in Santa Cruz County, and Jessica Lyons, news editor with the Monterey County Weekly. Then, KUSP's Jenn Ramage talks with Pulitzer Prize-winning feature writer J.R. Moeringer about his memoir, The Tender Bar, an homage to the culture of the local pub. And Josh Weiss speaks with John Chase, author of The Sidewalk Companion to Santa Cruz Architecture.

Talk of the Bay - Thursday, Nov 10 Listen
Host John Sandidge discusses Medicare re-imbursement with the president of the SC County Medical Society, Dr. Dean Kashino, patient Lynn Lewis, and Bonnie Burns, a consumer advocate. Then he discusses the topic of the S.C. Immigration Project
with guests Doug Keegan -program director and Susan Tully, National Field Dir. for FAIR - Federation ofor American Immigration Reform.

Talk of the Bay - Wednesday, Nov 9 Listen
Host Rachel Anne Goodman reviews the results of Tuesday's Special Election with State Assembly Member John Laird, and discusses national implications with Congressman Sam Farr. We'll also visit with John Larry Granger, music director of the Santa Cruz County Symphony, with a preview of a weekend concert.

Talk of the Bay - Monday, Nov 8 Listen
On Election Day, host Deanna Zachary discusses the state propositions and Monterey County's local initiatives with Monterey College of Law Professor and political analyst Bill Monning. Also on the program is marine geologist Gary Griggs, director of Long Marine Lab, talking about his new book, Living with the Changing California Coast.

Talk of the Bay - Monday, Nov 7 Listen
Host Robert Pollie Interviews novelist Rick Moody about his new book "The Diviner's."

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Thursday, Nov 3 Listen

Host John Sandidge talks to supporters and opponents of Proposition 77, which would put a panel of retired judges in charge of re-districting. Then John will speak to Amelia Vela Gonzalez, whose son Victor died in Iraq.

Talk of the Bay - Wednesday, Nov. 2 Listen
California's special is less than a week away. Host Rachel Ann Goodman interviews political analyst Dan Walters, with the Sacramento Bee and former state assembly speaker pro-tem Fred Keeley . now, Santa Cruz County's Treasurer - Tax Collector, about what to expect from next Tuesday's vote.

Talk of the Bay - Tuesday, Nov. 1 Listen
Host Deanna Zachary talks with best selling author Dr. Andrew Weil about his new book on healthy aging. Then an interview with Mark Crispin Miller, author of. "Fooled Again: How the Right Stole the 2004 Election and Why They'll Steal the Next One Too."

Talk of the Bay
- Monday, October 31 Listen

For our weekly reporters roundtable, host Wes Sims is joined by print journalists Sarah Phelan from Metro Santa Cruz and J.D. Hillardfrom the Register Pajaronian. Then, KUSP's Rick Kleffel has a Halloween conversation with the Rossing Darkness Review . scary stories with musical accompaniment, by writers Glen Hirshberg, Pete Atkins and Robert Morrish.

Talk of the Bay - Thursday, October 27 Listen
Host John Sandidge explores the top local issues of the day.

Talk of the Bay - Wednesday, October 26 Listen
Host Rachel Ann Goodman interviews two local specialists in women's health, about cancer awarness, prevention, and treatment from a naturopathic point of view. Then, we'll hear from Carol Saline, one of the authors of the new book, "A Day in the Life of the American Woman".

Talk of the Bay - Tuesday, October 25 Listen
host Deanna Zachary talks to author Jim Hightower about poverty and reconstruction in New Orleans, and the benefits of Costco versus Walmart. Then a panel of guests from UC Santa Cruz will preview their forum on the California Budget Crisis and its impact on education funding.

Talk of the Bay - Monday, October 24 Listen
Host Wes Sims is joined by print journalists Cathy Smith from the Santa Cruz Sentinel and Noel Smith from the Times Publishing Group, for our weekly reporters round-table. Then KUSP's Jenn Ramage speaks with best-selling author, Myla Goldberg, whose novel, "Wickett's Remedy", follows an Irish American shopgirl facing down the tragedy of the 1918 influenze epidemic.

Talk of the Bay - Thursday, October 20 Listen
Host John Sandidge tackles the important local news of the day, inviting your phone calls.

Talk of the Bay - Wednesday, October 19 Listen
From radical to respectable . That's the story of the Community Action Board of Santa Cruz County. Host Rachel Ann Goodman speaks with Al DiLudovico . one of the founders of C-A-B, 40-years ago this month. We'll also hear from California Peace Prize Recipient O.T. Quintero and non-violent communication trainer Kelly Bryson.

Talk of the Bay - Tuesday, October 18 Listen
Host Deanna Zachery is live with KUSP's Robert Pollie, talking with award-winning music historian Peter Guralnick. (ger-ALL-nick.) He's written a major new biography celebrating the life and music of Sam Cooke.

Talk of the Bay - Thursday, September 28 Listen
Rachel Ann Goodman hosts a community conversation with UCSC Chancellor Dr. Denice Denton. Then Rachel talks with Maureen Corrigan, books reviewer for NPR's Fresh Air, about her new book, "Leave Me Alone, I'm Reading."

Talk of the Bay - Thursday, September 22 Listen
Host John Sandidge speaks with Erica Lann-Clark about her one-woman show, "Shopping For God."  We'll also hear from Christine Woodard from the Second Harvest Food Bank about tonight's "Chef's Dinner" in Santa Cruz.  And, Barbara Springer, from Felton Flow talks about her community's efforts to buy the Felton Waterworks from Cal. Am.


Talk of the Bay - Thursday, September 21  Listen
Rachel Ann Goodman speaks with David Freedman, general manager of New Orleans public radio station WWOZ, about efforts to resurrect the station in the aftermath of Katrina. Then, as the Senate contemplates the confirmation of John Roberts to the U.S. Supreme Court, we ask whether nine unelected individuals, however intelligent and insulated from the political fray, can be entrusted with decisions that will affect the course of history for the quarter century or more.

Talk of the Bay - Thursday, September 20 Listen
Peter Koht hosts an interview recorded recently with former NPR Morning Edition host Bob Edwards.


Talk of the Bay - Wednesday, August 18 Listen
KUSP's Robert Pollie talks to Malcolm Gladwell, writer for the New Yorker magazine and author of the best-selling book The Tipping Point. Gladwell discusses his new book, Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking, about the strengths and weaknesses of snap judgments.


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Monday, August 1
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Join Wes Sims for a roundup of the week's top local news stories with Claudia Melendez Salinas of the Californian and Wallace Baine of the Santa Cruz Sentinel. Also, Jenn Ramage speaks with novelist Lisa See about her novel, "Snow Flower and the Secret Fan". Set in 19th Century China, the novel details the story of lifelong friends Lily and Snow Flower, their imprisonment by rigid codes of conduct and their betrayal by love and pride.

Talk of the Bay
- Wednesday, July 27
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Rachel Goodman looks at allegations that the California National Guard spied on Code Pink anti-war protesters. Guests will be Code Pink’s Medea Benjamin, Sam Joi and Natalie Wormley.

Talk of the Bay
- Tuesday, July 26 Listen
Deanna Zachary explores how women are seeking to change the Catholic Church, and how local activist Victoria Rue will take part in a non-sanctioned ordination to become a priest. Then we’ll hear from local activists who are making change, including a civil rights worker and a Red Cross worker. And the Film Gang’s latest movie review.


Talk of the Bay
- Monday, July 25 Listen
Host Wes Sims continues his look at the top stories of the Central Coast, this week with reporters Jessica Lyons of the Monterey County Weekly and Silas Lyons of the Tribune of San Luis Obispo County..

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Thursday, July 21Listen
On the anniversary of the Scopes Monkey Trial, host John Sandidge speaks with Rabbi Irwin Kula and proponents of Intelligent Design about  culture and religion in the public square.


Talk of the Bay- Tuesday, July 19 Listen   
Join host Brian Petersen for a discussion of solar energy in California. With all this sun, why aren't we using it more? We will talk with advocates and critics about the California Million Solar Roofs Initiative, and members of the solar energy industry about how you can join the Solar Age.

Talk of the Bay – Monday, July 18th Listen   
Wes Sims hosts a local reporter's roundtable conversation with writers from the Salinas Californian, the Santa Cruz Sentinel and the Hollister Pinnacle. Then Robert Pollie talks to Davy Rothbart, editor of Found magazine. The magazine reprints found writings, notes, love letters, photos and more, offering an intimate, often funny glimpse at other people's lives.


Talk of the Bay-
Thursday, July 14
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The notirious Freeway Blogger discusses his campaign to place anti-war slogans on overpasses. Then, journalist Alexander Cockburn takes up the case of Judith Miller, the New York Times reporter recently jailed for refusing to disclose her sources. Also appearing: a California reporter who did jail time himslf. John Sandidge hosts.

Talk of the Bay- Wednesday, July 13 Listen (part 1)   
Host Rachel Anne Goodman examines California’s efforts to legislate a single payer health plan. Also enjoy a visit with performers from the Cabrillo Stage production of the Fantastiks. Then listen (part 2)
to the California Report with John Laird. He'll talk about how he sees the chances of legislative success for the single payer plan.

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Monday, July 11
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Wes Simms hosts a local reporters roundtable, looking at the top news stories around the Monterey Bay area. Then, Jenn Ramage speaks with British novelist Kate Atkinson about her novel Case Histories, the art of dark comedy and the pleasure of exposing family dysfunction.

Talk of the Bay-
Thursday, July 7
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John Sandidge host a debate on Santa Cruz's measure X, which would replace lost tax revenues, and then, a discussion about the recent decision by the United Church of Christ to endorse same sex marriage.

Talk of the Bay
-Wednesday, July 6
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Satndardized Testing: Host Rachel Anne Goodman talks with Harold Berlak, a fellow at the Educational Policy Unit at Arizona State University and Ruben Pulido the Superintendent of Alisal Union School District in Salinas.

Talk of the Bay
-Wednesday, July 5
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Host Deanna Zachary talks about the proposed golf course in the Del Monte Forrest.

Talk of the Bay
-Thursday, June 30
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Host John Sandidge speaks with promoters, union members and Santa Cruz city officials about the future of performances at the Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium. They will discuss the viability of the venue. Then John talks with Mike Rotkin and others on the subject of eminent domain.

Talk of the Bay
- Tuesday, June 28 Listen
Host Deanna Zachary welcomes Harper's Magazine editor Lewis Lapham. The discussion will include history, politics and Lapham's newest book.


Talk of the Bay
Monday, June 27 Listen
Host Rick Kleffel interviews Andrew Vachss

Talk of the Bay
– Thursday, June 23rd, Listen
      
Host John Sandidge speaks with Anna Eshoo about the local economy and other topics and the second half of the show John speaks with Kusp station manager Terry Green and Carol Pierson President of the National Foundation of Community Broadcasters about the CPB proposed funding cuts in Washington.


Talk of the Bay
– Wednesday, June 22
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The HIV and AIDS crisis continues in the U.S. The epidemic has hit some communities particularly hard. Over the past ten years, the HIV infection rate has doubled among African Americans and is on the rise again among gay men and youth. After two and a half decades of prevention efforts, what have we learned? What messages work and what don't? Rethinking HIV outreach on the June Health Dialogues."


Talk of the Bay
– Tuesday, June 21
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Deanna Zachary looks at HIV outreach on the central coast. She’ll talk with Chris Smith, director of the Santa Cruz AIDS Project, and Linda Goodfriend, of the Santa Cruz County Health Agency.


Talk of the Bay
– Monday, June 20th
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Wes Sims talks with directors of the local Second Harvest Food Bank about why hunger persists here on the central coast and what’s being done about it. Then, Jenn Ramage speaks to editors JENNY OFFILL and ELISSA SCHAPELL about a new collection, The Friend Who Got Away : Twenty Women's True Life Tales of Friendships that Blew Up, Burned Out or Faded Away. Join us for Talk of the Bay, Monday at 10am on Central Coast Public Radio.


Talk of the Bay
– Thursday, June 16th
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When a Wal-Mart opens up in Pajaro, does it mean more jobs or a drain on small business? Host John Sandidge talks with filmmaker Robert Greenwald about his new film on the effects of Wal-Mart on communities, Then hear the pros and cons of a proposal to turn Salz Tannery in Santa Cruz into a live/work space for artists.


Talk of the Bay
– Wednesday, June15th
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Host Rachel Anne Goodman speaks with Miguel Aznar, author of the new book “Technologically Challenged” His book challenges us to make conscious choices about the role of technology in our lives , also Tom Keating chimes in about what is going on as the Director of Education of the Tech Museum of Innovation in San Jose.


Talk of the Bay
– Tuesday, June 14th Listen
Senator Able Maldonado and the subject of “Green Cities.


Talk of the Bay – Thursday, June 2 Listen
John Sandidge when Bill Randolph, the Aptos man who flew solo around the world in a small, RV-8 plane, recounts some of his stories. Then, West Nile virus is here on the Central Coast. Staff from the Santa Cruz county public health department talks about ways you can protect yourself and your family.

Talk of the Bay - Wednesday, June 1 Listen
Robert Pollie pays a visit to San Francisco's Telegraph Hill to meet Mark Bittner, star of the movie "The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill." Then we'll explore the music and meaning of bird song with David Rothenberg, author of "Why Birds Sing." Close encounters of the bird kind on Talk of the Bay.


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Tuesday, May 31 Listen 
Host Deanna Zachary for a discussion with Zen teacher Cheri Huber on radical self-acceptance.


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Monday, May 30 Listen 
Host Wes Sims for a Memorial Day conversation with war veteran Mike Almgren, commander of the Santa Cruz Chapter of Disabled American Veterans. Then Jenn Ramage speaks with Thomas Frank, author of the best-selling book What's the Matter with Kansas: How Conservatives Won the Heart of America. 

Talk of the Bay - Wednesday, May 25 Listen 
Rachel Anne Goodman talks with the head of the Santa Cruz City Planning Department, Ken Thomas, about recent town halls meetings designed to gauge residents’ wishes for their city’s future. We'll hear what they found out. Then, JT Mason speaks with Mary Zeppernick, former President of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, about reclaiming democracy, and taking on the World Trade Organization.

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Tuesday, May 24
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Join host Deanna Zachary for a discussion about military recruiting on high school and college campuses. Recent protests at UCSC and Watsonville High and allegations of unethical recruiting practices have brought the issue to the foreground in our community. Her guests are Bob Fitch of the Resource Center for Non-Violence, and members of UCSC's Students Against the War.

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Monday, May 23
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Host Wes Sims will welcome Sandra Nichols, a member of the Pajaro Valley Unified School District Board. They will discuss the conflict between educators and Gov. Schwarzenegger over public school funding. Then Rick Kleffel speaks with “Fight Club” author Chuck Palahniuk about his new collection of short stories, “Haunted.”

Talk of the Bay – Thursday, May 19 Listen
In our continuing focus on globalization, we look at the local labor jobs in the area and around the U.S. Our guests are UCSC professor of economics, Laurie Kletzer, and Paul Johnston of the Central Labor Council

Talk of the Bay - Tuesday, May 17 Listen
What have activists been doing since their protests against the World Trade Organization in Seattle? Host Deanna Zachary talks to Kevin Danaher of Global Exchange and Paul Lubeck from UCSC about globalization and activism.  


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Thursday, May 12
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Host John Sandidge speaks with local Iraq war vets ( Nick Jordan, Jeremy Combs, Justin Newport) about their experience in the war and their coming home. Call-in

Talk of the Bay
- Wednesday, May 11
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Host Rachel Anne Goodman takes a look at the recent controversy at the Corporation for Public Broadcasting over the appointment of two of President Bush’s appointees to the head of the agency. Critics say they have an agenda to steer public broadcasting to the right. Jeff Chester from the Center for Digital Democracy is our guest, and we’ll take your calls.

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Tuesday, May 10
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Host Deanna Zachary will talk with Captain Steph, who will report about the whales that are swimming off our local shores. Then a profile of the new National Geographic television special to air on PBS titled “Strange Days on Planet Earth,” exploring alien invaders, climate change, predators and troubled waters. .

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Monday, May 9
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Host Wes Sims talks with Santa Cruz County Supervisor Mark Stone and members of the library board about what it will take to keep the county’s libraries open in the wake of a move that almost shuttered Felton’s library. In the second half of the hour, Jenn Ramage interviews author Daniel Alarcon about his new collection of short stories, “War by Candlelight.

Talk of the Bay
- Thursday, May 5
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Join host John Sandidge in a conversation with Professor Joanna Rojas Franco, Luis Moreno and Nicholas Tomb about the future of U.S. relations in South America. Also singer and storyteller Utah Phillips joins the show to talk about his own view of peace and violence in the world.


Talk of the Bay
- Tuesday, May 3 Listen
Host Deanna Zachary talks to the director of a new movie about climbing Mount Everest. Then-.. local psychologist Dr. Alan Strachan does a psychological and spiritual profile of President Bush, examining the intermal motivations for his policies and stance toward religion.


Talk of the Bay
– Monday, May 2 Listen
Wes Sims talks about "Flight School Security." Then, KUSP's Robert Pollie interviews the famed English writer Kazuo Ishiguro. He's the author of The Remains of the Day. They'll discuss Ishiguro's new novel, Never Let Me Go. It's one of his most moving and unsettling books yet.

Talk of the Bay - Thursday, April 28 Listen
Join host John Sandidge in a community conversation with Sam Farr, Tim Clary and Paul Waldman. He will also share news and his observations from his recent trip to China.


Talk of the Bay - Monday, April 25 Listen
Our new host, Wes Sims, talks with former TV news anchor Romney Dunbar about the world of local television news. Then Robert Pollie interviews international bestselling author Jonathan Safran Foer about his new novel, "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close."

Talk of the Bay
- Thursday, April 21st
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KUSP presents a special broadcast speech by former presidential candidate and Senator George McGovern, recorded at the Vets Hall in Santa Cruz. McGovern speaks about the state of democracy in the 21 st century, and his own political career.


Talk of the Bay - Wednesday, April 20th Listen
From ginkgo to ginseng, herbs are big business in California. But when the U.S. Food and Drug Administration last year banned the use of ephedra in dietary supplements, it rekindled the debate over the use of medicinal herbs. Should herbs be regulated like drugs? How do you know what dosage to take when scientists don’t understand how the herbs work?


Talk of the Bay
- Tuesday, April 19th Listen
Host Deanna Zachary goes botanical. You’ll hear about a music series at UC Santa Cruz’s arboretum, and get ideas for native plants to put in your garden. Also hear about the interaction between western and herbal medicine.


Talk of the Bay - Monday, April 18th Listen
Rachel Anne Goodman speaks with Iraq war veteran, Camilo Mejia about his decision to become a conscientious objector. Then, Jenn Ramage talks with journalist and UC Santa Cruz grad Azadeh Moeveni about her new memoir, “Lipstick Jihad: A memoir of Growing Up Iranian in America and American in Iran.”


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Thursday, April 14th Listen
It’s politics in the field and in the capitol. First, Bill Monning talks with Monterey County residents who worked to ban El Cortijo—the short handled hoe, which caused severe back problems for many farmworkers. Then our new Secretary of State, Bruce McPhereson, talks with Deb Hopewell about his plans for the office.

Talk of the Bay - Wednesday, April 13th Listen
Rachel Goodman talks to filmmakers showing their work at the upcoming Reel Work Film Festival. The Festival explores the role of labor in economies throughout the world. Also, a conversation with local nature photographer Kennan Ward, on location in the wild. 

Talk of the Bay – Tuesday April 12th Listen
Host Deanna Zachary honors nominees for the gay youth leadership awards..

Talk of the Bay - Monday, April 11th Listen
Rick Kleffel talks with author Stephan Zielinski about his first novel, 'Bad Magic', six kinds of evil and the San Diego Zombie.  Then Robert Pollie talks with NPR Science Correspondent Richard Harris about the science of reporting about science.

Talk of the Bay - Monday, March 28th Listen
Bonnie Jean Primbsch talks with John Dizikes about his upcoming lecture, Beyond Calories: Food and Drink in Opera. Then, it’s sexuality, power and politics: KUSP's Robert Pollie talks to novelist and journalist Stephen Elliott. They'll discuss Elliott's novel "Happy Baby" and his experiences on the 2004 presidential campaign trail.

Talk of the Bay - Thursday, March 24 Listen
John Sandidge finds out about "A Day Without a Campesino"--a celebration in Davenport on Cesar Chavez Day that asks the question: what would life be like if campesinos and their culture didn't exist? Also, coach Pete Newell Jr talks about the Boy's Santa Cruz High Basketball Team and the State Championship.

Talk of the Bay - Wednesday, March 23rd Listen
Ever wonder what the middle of Earth is made of, why stars twinkle, or how whales can get so big? Rachel Goodman welcomes Milos Radakovich, host of KUSP’s Life on the Bay and Life on the Planet for another Science Ask-A-Thon.

Talk of the Bay - Thursday, March 10 Listen
John Sandidge invites your calls for a community conversation about the news of the day.

Talk of the Bay - Monday, March 7th Listen
Rick Kleffel speaks with visionary author Steve Erickson about Apocalypse, chaos, and order. How many more times does the author intend to destroy Los Angeles? Also TErry Green talks with comedienne Marga Gomez about her upcoming UCSC Arts & Lectures performance of un-PC satire, Los Big Names.

Talk of the Bay - Thursday, March 3 Listen
John Sandidge talks to Gwen Mickelson about therecent big surf contest at Mavericks. Also, the American Civil Liberties Union has relocated its drug law reform project from Washington DC to Santa Cruz. Hear about the project’s recent forum, with Graham Boyd of the ACLU; Valerie Corral of the Wo/Men’s Alliance for Medical Marijuana; and her attorney Ben Rice.

Talk of the Bay - Thursday, March 3rd Listen
John Sandidge invites your calls for a community conversation about the news of the day. Big waves at Maverick’s and Medical Marijuana

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Tuesday, March 1st Listen
Deanna Zachary talks to scientists who say the Bush administration is undermining their research. Also hear the Film Gang’s latest movie review.


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Tuesday, February 22nd Listen
On the next Talk of the Bay: the death of environmentalism. Deanna Zachary talks with the authors of a recent article that suggests the movement is dead and needs to change. Do you agree?


Talk of the Bay -
Monday, February 21st Listen
Positive coaching-- Bonnie Jean Primbsch talks to a panel of youth soccer coaches who say the old model of coaching youth sports needs changing. Then: Is there no way to prevent the Salinas city libraries from closing? Kathryn Petruccelli asks library patrons what they’ll miss. And Diana Troxell gets the skinny on the latest show at the Cabrillo Art Gallery in Aptos.

Talk of the Bay - Tuesday, February 15th Listen
As part of KUSP’s Health Dialogues coverage, host Deanna Zacahary devotes the show to the subject of fertility and infertility. She’ll look at teen pregnancy, treating infertility with acupuncture, and why more infertile couples don’t take the adoption option.


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Thursday, February 10th Listen
John Sandidge invites callers to talk about the University and the apparent growth issues around the area.


Talk of the Bay - Wednesday, February 9th Listen
Rachel Anne Goodman talks to Eddie Kamae and Jim Houston about their biography, Hawaiian Son: the Life and Music of Eddie Kamae. . Also, Assemblyman John Laird delivers the Sacramento Report

Talk of the Bay – Tuesday February 8th Listen
Host Deanna Zachary explores a radical gay and lesbian political agenda with writers of a new book called "That's Revolting: Queer Strategies for Resisting Assimilation". Then Susie Bright talks about what's "hot" in erotica, sex and writing, Also hear the Film Gang’s latest movie review .

Talk of the Bay - Thursday, February 3rd Listen
John Sandidge speaks with the Coalition of University Employees about the newly created, high-salary job for the partner of new UCSC Chancellor Denise Dee Denton. Also, Rep. Sam Farr will check in with his response to Wednesday night’s State of the Union address by President Bush.

Talk of the Bay
- Wednesday, February 2nd Listen
Rachel Anne Goodman finds out about “Juvies,” a youth-produced film about kids serving 12 year to lifetime sentences in Los Angeles prisons. The film will be shown in Santa Cruz Sunday at 4pm at the Resource Center for Nonviolence. Also on the show: What do you want to know about your food? How should food be labeled? Guest Phil Howard is asking consumers these questions and finding answers. And Assemblyman John Laird delivers the Sacramento Report.

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Tuesday, February 1st Listen
Iraq just held their first democratic election. Middle East expert Stephen Zunes and others talk with host Deanna Zachary and take your calls. They evaluate the results of the election, potential civil war, US involvement, and the future of Iran. And hear the latest movie review from KUSP's Film Gang.

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Monday, January 31st Listen
Jenn Ramage talks with Sister Helen Prejean, made famous in the movie based on her book “Dead Man Walking” starring Susan Sarandon. Sister Prejean talks about her latest book, "The Death of Innocents: An Eyewitness Account of Wrongful Executions," which looks at how capitol punishment is administered in the United States. And Diana Troxell takes us on a tour of a show at Stanford featuring contemporary Chinese artists considering theirrelationship to the wider world.

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- Wednesday, January 26th Listen
Rachel Anne Goodman follows up on Talk of the Bay’s look at education with a conversation with State Superintendent of Schools, Jack O’Connell. He delivered the State of State Education Address Monday.

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Tuesday, January 25th Listen
California is one of the worst states in the nation in K-12 education, with low test scores, low spending, and poor results for kids. On the next Talk of the Bay , host Deanna Zachary interviews the author of the recent RAND study on California’s failure in education. Also a look at our local schools..

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Monday, January 24th Listen
Rick Kleffel speaks with British writer Graham Joyce about the traditions of hedgerow witches, midwifery, and the power of women in Joyce's new novel 'The Limits of Enchantment'.  She who knows the father of the child holds the power in a community.  Then Diana Troxell talks with Santa Cruz Symphony Music Director John Larry Granger about their upcoming concert this weekend. The power of water is a theme in the show.


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- Thursday, January 20th Listen
After George W. Bush’s inauguration, host John Sandidge gets an update on the counter-inaugurations, and invites your response to the President’s speech. John also talks with George McGovern and Ralph Nader

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- Wednesday, January 19th Listen
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Rachel Anne Goodman interviews two noted historians about the origins of California's population boom-- and where we're headed as a state. Her guests are writer James Houston and historian J.S. Holliday, author of "The World Rushed In.”

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- Monday, January 17th Listen
San Benito County is a-buzz with California Miwok Indian plans for a casino. Tracie Cone of the Hollister Pinnacle calls in with an update. Then: Of rats and men.  KUSP's Robert Pollie hits the streets with R obert Sullivan, author of Rats: Observations on the History and Habitat of the City's Most Unwanted Inhabitants. Together they'll explore the underside of the urban jungle. And Diana Troxell talks with the director of San Jose Repertory Theater’s production of Enchanted April, in which a group of women transform their lives while vacationing in Italy.

Talk of the Bay - Thursday, January 13th Listen
John Sandidge invites your calls for a discussion on the State Budget and there is a new Sheriff in town.


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- Wednesday, January 12th Listen
Host Rachel Anne Goodman welcomes local historian Sandy Lydon for a chat about big events in Santa Cruz County's winters past. Then Patricia Rain the Vanilla Queen talks about her new book, VANILLA: The Cultural History of the World's Favorite Flavor & Fragrance .

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- Tuesday, January 11th Listen
Diana Troxell talks to Hal Simpson about his wife Billie Simpson's memorial retrospective show at the Pacific Grove Arts Center.

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Monday, January 10th Listen
JT Mason talks to Rev Joseph Lowry about the subject of his keynote address at tonight’s Martin Luther King, Jr Convocation. Then: From the page to the stage: San Francisco's WORD-FOR-WORD performing arts company turns literature into theater. KUSP's Robert Pollie talks to Word-For-Word's artistic director Susan Harloe about their upcoming Santa Cruz appearance. They'll perform stories by Tobias Wolff as part of UCSC's Arts and Lecture series

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- Thursday, January 6th Listen
John Sandidge invites your calls for a review of the past year. What do you think were the significant events and developments of 2004? We’ll address stories from your own backyard to across the globe.

Talk of the Bay - Wednesday, January 5th Listen
A local landmark hotel in Santa Cruz is slated for an extensive re-do. The new Coast Hotel may improve the experience of tourists, but what will it do for the local landscape? Then: through the California League of Cities, local governments are banding together to improve their lot. But will the CLC's goals for 2005 be helped or hindered by Governor Schwarzenegger's state plans for the coming year?

Talk of the Bay - Tuesday, January 4th Listen
H ost Deanna Zachary talks to Zen teacher Cheri Huber about creating peace in the world and in ourselves. Then, hear from local Monterey Bay poets who recently released a new collection of poems.

Talk of the Bay - Monday, January 3rd Listen
Sentinel arts reporter Wallace Baine offers his top 10 movie picks for 2004; Diana Troxell finds out about the 10th annual "Eight Tens at Eight" theater festival, featuring eight new ten-minute plays. And Kathryn Petrucelli speaks with local poet Debra Spencer about her collection, entitled Pomegranate . They talk about poems she can't read in public, and about how a first kiss and a country's politics meet on the page.


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