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Talk of the Bay 2006 Archives
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Talk of the Bay - Friday, December 29 - Listen listen graphic and link
Rick Kleffel speaks with author Christopher Paolini, author of Eragon.

Talk of the Bay - Thursday, December 28 - No archive available. Capitol Steps performance. More information.

Talk of the Bay - Wednesday, December 27 - No archive available. City Arts and Lectures interview with film makers Philip Kaufman. More information at www.cityarts.net .

Talk of the Bay - Tuesday, December 26 - Listen listen graphic and link
Deanna Zachary welcomes new poet Peggy Heinricht, who has won awards for her poems, haikus and tankas. Then local high school students who are part of “Project Happiness,” along with students from Nigeria and India, and are creating a class curriculum based on the Dalai Lama’s “Ethics for the New Millenium.”

Talk of the Bay - Monday, December 25 - Listen listen graphic and link
KUSP’s Robert Pollie presents a Christmas Day special with critically-acclaimed Welsh singer-songwriter Judith Owen. Jazz vocalist Cassandra Wilson called Owen "one of the most passionate, mesmerizing, thoroughly creative vocal artists on the scene today," and folk-rock legend Richard Thompson described her as "one of the great talents of her generation."

Talk of the Bay - Friday, December 22 - Listen listen graphic and link

Rick Kleffel speaks with Amir Aczel, author of “The Artist and the Mathematician.” Learn the true story of the greatest mathematician of the 20th Century ­ who did not, in fact, exist. Plus Daria Troxell's "Life Under the Lights" holiday show.

Talk of the Bay - Thursday, December 21 - Listen listen graphic and link
Host Rachel Anne Goodman presents a collection of features produced by students of Cabrillo College on stories of local import, including the severely restricted salmon fishing season, and a man who is homeless by choice.

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Wednesday, December 20 - No archive available. KQED’s monthly Health Dialogues, hosted by Scott Shafer, will examine the growing field of genomics.Click here for the KQED audio site.

Talk of the Bay - Tuesday, December 19 - Listen listen graphic and link
Host John Sandidge welcomes Jim Conway, museum coordinator for the City of Monterey and author of “Monterey: Presidio, Pueblo and Port.”

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Monday, December 18 - Listen listen graphic and link
Actress and comedian Amy Sedaris offers tips on home entertaining to KUSP's Robert Pollie. Plus season's greetings from film maker John Waters.

Talk of the Bay - Friday, December 15 - Listen listen graphic and link
Rick Kleffel speaks with science fiction's Grandmaster of Dragons, Anne McCaffrey, who is joined by her son and collaborator Todd. Plus Daria Troxell speaks with Julie James of Jewel Theatre Company about its upcoming production of "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown.”

Talk of the Bay - Thurday, December 14 - Listen listen graphic and link
Monterey County is on the brink of adopting a General Plan that would determine where development is allowed for the next two decades. Host Rachel Anne Goodman discusses the plan with Monterey county residents and officials, and explores the controversy that has surrounded the plan for seven years.

Talk of the Bay - Wednesday, December 13 - No archive available. City Arts & Lectures presents an interview with Australian writer and art critic Robert Hughes. More information at www.cityarts.net.

Talk of the Bay - Tuesday, December 12 - Listen listen graphic and link
Host Deanna Zachary explores micro-credit – lending small sums of money so that people can start their own businesses. We'll take a look at the successes and challenges in the Third World as well as right here on the Central Coast.

Talk of the Bay - Monday, December 11 - Listen listen graphic and link
Robert Pollie speaks with famed actress, writer and Indian cooking authority Madhur Jaffrey. She'll about her childhood in India, her food-infused memories and her life on stage and in the kitchen.

Talk of the Bay - Friday, December 8 - Listen listen graphic and link
Rick Kleffel speaks with author and editor Heidi Julavits. Her new novel is “The Uses of Enchantment,” a literary novel of psychological suspense. Plus Daria Troxell speaks with Kate Hawley of Shakespeare Santa Cruz about its current production of "Sleeping Beauty."

Talk of the Bay - Thursday, December 7 - Listen listen graphic and link
Host Rachel Anne Goodman discusses the news and issues of the day.

Talk of the Bay - Wednesday, December 6 - No archive available. City Arts & Lectures presents an interview with linguists Geoffrey Nunberg, and Deborah Tannen, More information at www.cityarts.net.

Talk of the Bay - Tuesday, December 5 - Listen listen graphic and link
Host John Sandidge speaks with Federal Communications Commissioner Michael J. Copps, who addresses threat of media giants snatching up the remaining local media outlets. Then John welcomes Jeff Cohen, founder of Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting, a media watchdog group.

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Monday, December 4 - Listen listen graphic and link
Robert Pollie speaks with comedian and political satirist Harry Shearer. He's a member of the mock-rock group Spinal Tap, the voice of many characters on The Simpsons, the star of a new movie and a first-time novelist. Shearer will discuss his career in TV, radio and film.

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Friday, December 1 - Listen listen graphic and link
Host Rick Kleffel speaks with fantasy writers Kate Elliot and Melanie Rawn; each has a new novel out and they are touring together. Then Daria Troxell speaks with John McCluggage of San Jose Repertory Theater about its upcoming production of "A Christmas Story."r

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Thursday, November 30 - Listen listen graphic and link
Host Rachel Anne Goodman speaks with Lee Mercer of Second Harvest Food Bank and Jane Barr of Mid-Peninsula Housing.

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- Wed., November 29 - Listen listen graphic and linkRebroadcast of our Nov. 14 Health Dialogues Forum, in partnership with Community Television of Santa Cruz County, on methamphetamine. Easy to obtain and highly addictive, meth use is on the rise – straining our social and government services, and ripping families apart.

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Tuesday, November 28 - Listen listen graphic and link
Deanna Zachary talks about housing – affordable housing for those with low incomes, and shelter for the homeless. She’ll speak with Chuck Hilger, executive director of Habitat for Humanity – Santa Cruz County, about its recent and upcoming projects, and with Dr. Mark Ragins of The Village in Long Beach, about its award-winning, innovative approach to homeless services.

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Monday, November 27 - Listen listen graphic and link
Robert Pollie speaks with Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Richard Ford. They discuss Ford's new novel, "The Lay of the Land," and its protagonist/narrator Frank Bascombe.

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Friday, November 24 - Listen listen graphic and link
Kathryn Petruccelli speaks with Pulitzer Prize-winning author Frank McCourt about his latest memoir, “Teacher Man” - an honest account of teacher and teenage angst over 30 years of teaching. Then Daria Troxell speaks with Robert Kelley of Santa Cruz Ballet Theatre about its upcoming production of "The Nutcracker."

Talk of the Bay - Thursday, November 23 - Listen listen graphic and link
Host Rachel Goodman hosts her annual Thanksgiving “What’s for Dinner” cooking show with guest chefs Irene Herrmann and Joseph Schultz.

Talk of the Bay - Wednesday November 22 - No archive available. City Arts and Lectures interview with author Joan Didion. More information at www.cityarts.net

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- Tuesday, November 21 - No archive available. KQED’s monthly Health Dialogues focuses on medical outsourcing. Click here for the KQED audio site.

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Monday, November 20 - Listen listen graphic and link
Robert Pollie talks to Oscar-nominated film maker Adrian Belic. Belic is best-known for his documentary "Genghis Blues." He'll discuss his latest film, "Beyond the Call," which profiles a group of humanitarian-adventurers delivering aid to some of the world's most dangerous places.

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Friday, November 17 - Listen listen graphic and link
Rick Kleffel speaks with Erik Larson, author of the bestselling history “The Devil in the White House,” about his new book, “Thunderstruck.” Then Daria Troxell speaks with representatives of Shakespeare Santa Cruz about its upcoming production of "Sleeping Beauty."

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Thursday, November 16 - Listen listen graphic and link
Host Rachel Goodman speaks with author Simon Winchester, author of the “Meaning of Everything” and “Krakatoa.” Winchester's latest book, “A Crack in the Edge of the World,” explores the history and geology of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake.

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Wednesday, November 15 - Listen listen graphic and link
Deb Hopewell speaks with Santa Cruz High counselor Sandy Walt and consultant Judy McNeely about how to prepare teen-agers in making college applications, and where to look for scholarships – even if you don’t think you qualify.

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Tuesday, November 14 - Listen listen graphic and link
Deanna Zachary speaks with two local contributors to “Operation Homecoming,” a National Endowment for the Arts-sponsored anthology of letters, poems and memoirs sent from the front lines. She’ll also speak with the book’s editor, award-winning author Andrew Carrol.

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Monday, November 13 - Listen listen graphic and link
Robert Pollie takes a close-up look at the Iraq reconstruction effort with one who participated in it. Ex-British diplomat Rory Stewart served as de facto governor of an Iraqi province following the US-led invasion. He talks about his experiences, how the occupation went wrong and the problem with nation-building.

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Friday, November 10 - Listen listen graphic and link
Rick Kleffel speaks with Erik Larson, author of the bestselling history “The Devil in the White House,” about his new book, “Thunderstruck.” Plus Life Under the Lights, with Daria Troxell.

Talk of the Bay - Thursday, November 9 - Listen listen graphic and link
Rachel Goodman speaks with Charles Frazier, the author of the acclaimed Civil War novel "Cold Mountain," about his new book, "Thirteen Moons." It's the story of a white boy's adoption by the Cherokee tribe.

Talk of the Bay - Wednesday, November 8 - Listen listen graphic and link
Host Deb Hopewell speaks with permaculture expert David Blume. Blume’s latest project is organizing the nation’s first driver-owned ethanol distribution station – in Santa Cruz. Then Lynn Robinson, newly elected to the Santa Cruz City Council.

Talk of the Bay - Tuesday, November 7 - Listen listen graphic and link
John Sandidge will host an Election Day open discussion about politics and issues of the day. He’ll invite you to call in with your comments and questions.

Talk of the Bay - Monday, November 6 - Listen listen graphic and link
KUSP's Robert Pollie talks to the acclaimed singer-songwriter Stew, about his new musical theater piece "Passing Strange." Merging story and song, the play explores and explodes myths of race, authenticity and artistic truth.

Talk of the Bay - Friday, November 3 - Listen listen graphic and link
KUSP’s Rick Kleffel speaks with David Edelman about his new novel, "InfoQuake." Then Daria Troxell speaks with representatives from Mountain Community Theater about their production of "Rocky Horror Show.” Plus the Literary Calendar and Performance Art Calendar.

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Thursday, November 2 - Listen listen graphic and link
Host Rachel Goodman interviews Washington Post assistant managing editor Rajiv Chandrasekeran whose book "Imperial Life in the Emerald City" depicts life in Baghdad's Green Zone. Also, an interview with author and L.A. Times reporter Joe Mathews, whose new book "The People's Machine" traces Governor Schwarzenegger's career in parallel with the rise of voter initiative politics.

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- Wednesday, November 1 -
No archive available. City Arts & Lectures presents an interview with director, essayist and novelist Nora Ephron. More information at www.cityarts.net.

Talk of the Bay - Tuesday, October 31 - Listen listen graphic and link
Host Deanna Zachary talks with UC-Santa Cruz professor Bettina Aptheker about her new autobiography, “INTIMATE POLITICS: How I Grew Up Red, Fought For Fre e Speech, and Became a Feminist Rebel.” Then a look at the Earth Vision Environmental Film Festival, and films about the Exxon Valdez disaster and alternative energy.

Talk of the Bay - Monday, October 30 - Listen listen graphic and link
Two Santa Cruz city ballot measures and a spate of lawsuits aim to limit or mitigate UC-Santa Cruz growth. Host Robert Pollie takes a closer look at Measures I and J. Guests include Santa Cruz Mayor Cynthia Matthews and Don Stevens of CLUE, the Coalition to Limit University Expansion.

Talk of the Bay - Friday, October 27 - Listen listen graphic and link
Jenn Ramage speaks with Kate Atkinson about her new literary mystery, “One Good Turn,” in which detective Jackson Brodie from Atkinson's previous novel, “Case Histories,” ventures to Edinburgh. That’s Crime, car crashes and complex character studies.

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- Thursday, October 26 - Listen listen graphic and link
Host Rachel Anne Goodman discusses domestic violence with Celia Organista, retiring executive director of Santa Cruz County’s Women’s Crisis Support-Defensa de Mujeres.

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- Wednesday, October 25 - Listen listen graphic and link
Brian Petersen speaks with John Moir, author of “Return of the Condor: The Race to Save Our Largest Bird from Extinction.”

Talk of the Bay - Tuesday, October 24 - Listen listen graphic and link
Host John Sandidge speaks with Michael Watkins and Rowland Baker, candidates for County Schools Supervisor.

Talk of the Bay - Monday, October 23 - Listen listen graphic and link
Robert Pollie speaks with acting UC Santa Cruz Chancellor George Blumenthal. They'll talk about town-gown relations, campus growth and other challenges confronting the university.

Talk of the Bay - Friday, October 20 - Listen listen graphic and link
Click Rick Kleffel speaks with Jennifer Egan about her postmodern gothic novel, “The Keep.” Then Daria Troxell speaks with Timothy Near of San Jose Repertory Theater about the first show of their 2006-07 season, "Moonlight and Magnolias."

Talk of the Bay - Thursday, October 19 - Listen listen graphic and link
Are you confused about the 13 propositions vying for your vote this coming election? Rachel Ann Goodman discusses the effects of these initiatives with Santa Cruz County Treasurer and former state assemblyman Fred Keeley.

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- Wednesday, October 18 - No archive available.
KQED’s monthly Health Dialogues looks at the chemicals in our bodies. available. Click here for the KQED audio site.

Talk of the Bay - Tuesday, October 17 - No archive available. City Arts and Lectures conversation with Emmy Award-winning satirist, comedian and actor Stephen Colbert, whom Time magazine named one of the 100 most influential people of 2006. More information at www.cityarts.net.

Talk of the Bay - Monday, October 16 - Listen listen graphic and link
KUSP's Robert Pollie talks to Curt Tofteland, founder of Shakespeare Behind Bars. The program stages productions of Shakespeare's plays in the prisons, using inmate actors.

Talk of the Bay - Friday, October 13 - Listen listen graphic and link
Rick Kleffel interviews British sci-fi author Charles Stross and Daria Troxell speaks with the musical director of "Big River, the Adventures of Huck Finn" at the Western Stage in Salinas.

Talk of the Bay - Thursday, October 12 - Listen listen graphic and link
Host Rachel Anne Goodman speaks with John Robbins, author of “The Food Revolution,” about his new book, "Healthy at 100: The Scientifically Proven Secrets of the World's Healthiest and Long-Lived Peoples."

Talk of the Bay - Wednesday, October 11 - Listen listen graphic and link
Hear excerpts from Democracy Now’s Amy Goodman taken from her Sept. 17 appearance at the Rio Theatre in Santa Cruz, part of her “Breaking the Sound Barrier” tour.

Talk of the Bay - Tuesday, October 10 - Listen listen graphic and link
KUSP’s Deb Hopewell talks with local historian Sandy Lydon about his upcoming talk at the Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History, “Snakes in the Garden: Racism and the KKK in Santa Cruz County.”

Talk of the Bay - Monday, October 9 - No Archive available. Robert Pollie features moments from his past shows, during our fall pledge drive.

Talk of the Bay - Friday October 6 - Listen listen graphic and link
Rick Kleffel speaks with Naomi Novik, whose fantasy series "Temeraire" is slated to be the next big-screen fantasy epic from Peter Jackson. Life Under the Lights spotlights Mountain Community Theater's production of "Love Letters." Daria Troxel speaks with director Wendy Edmonds and actor Richard Gaughan.

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- Thursday October 5 - Listen listen graphic and link
U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer joins host Rachel Ann Goodman to discuss Boxer's new political novel, "A Time to Run." It’s a tale of friendship and betrayal, idealism and pragmatism, in-fighting and public spin.

Talk of the Bay - Wednesday October 4 - No archive today. City Arts and Lectures conversation with Pulitzer Prize-winning “New Yorker” writer John McPhee. More information at www.cityarts.net.

Talk of the Bay - Tuesday October 3 - Listen listen graphic and link
Host Deanna Zachary talks to former Senator and Presidential hopeful Gary Hart about his ideas for a revitalized Democratic Party. Then hear a discussion with humorist and liberal radio commentator John Moe about his attempts to become a conservative using a Fox news media diet. His new book is called “Conservatize Me: How I Tried to Become A Righty with the Help of Richard Nixon, Sean Hannity, Toby Keith and Beef Jerky."

Talk of the Bay - Monday October 2 - Listen listen graphic and link
Robert Pollie talks to Francesca Grifo of the Union of Concerned Scientists, and to former Food and Drug Administration official Susan Wood. Wood resigned from the FDA last year to protest what she considered undue political influence when the FDA further delayed its ruling on the "morning after" birth control pill.

Talk of the Bay - Fri. September 29 - Listen listen graphic and link
Kathryn Petruccelli visits with local teacher and photographer Ted Orland about his recent book, “The View from the Studio Door: How Artists Make Their Way in an Uncertain World.” Then Daria Troxell speaks with Susan Myer Silton of Pisces Moon Productions about their production of "The Last Days of Judas Iscariot."

Talk of the Bay - Thurs. September 28 - Listen listen graphic and link
Rachel Anne Goodman welcomes best-selling local author John Robbins, author of "Diet for a New America." Robbins will discuss his new book, Healthy at 100, which presents a new paradigm of aging.

Talk of the Bay - Wed. September 27 - Listen listen graphic and link
What kind of programs on KUSP do you like? What do you think we could do better? Listen to our Quarterly Call-in.

Talk of the Bay - Tues. September 26 - Listen listen graphic and link
Host John Sandidge welcomes Dan Haifley, executive director of the O'Neill Sea Odyssey, about the program's 10-year anniversary.

Talk of the Bay - Mon. September 25 - Listen listen graphic and link
One hundred and seven people were detained and many deported in recent immigration raids that swept Santa Cruz County. What do these raids mean for local residents and the nation? How is the community responding? KUSP's Robert Pollie talks to immigration experts, activists and public officials.

Talk of the Bay - Fri. September 22 - Listen listen graphic and link
Rick Kleffel speaks with Keith Donohue, author of The Stolen Child, a gorgeously written novel of gritty Earth spirits and growing old while staying young.

Talk of the Bay - Thurs. September 21 - Listen listen graphic and linkRachel Ann Goodman talks about municipal planning and the future of Santa Cruz.

Talk of the Bay - Wed September 20 - No archive available. Health Dialogues examines how parents and schools are responding to rising rates of autism and other developmental disabilities in California’s special education programs. Click here for the KQED audio site

Talk of the Bay - Tuesday September 19 - No archive available. City Arts and Lectures presents a conversation with actor and comedian Martin Short. More information at www.cityarts.net.

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- Monday September 18 - Listen listen graphic and link
Avast ye robots! For the past month, dozens of robotic vehicles have been cruising the depths of Monterey Bay in the biggest experiment of its type ever attempted. KUSP's Robert Pollie reports from land and sea. He'll talk to Jim Bellingham, chief technologist of the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute.

Talk of the Bay - Friday September 15 - Listen listen graphic and link
Dialogues and common ground in the Middle East. Jenn Ramage interviews Sandy Tolan about his book book, "The Lemon Tree." Then Daria Troxell speaks with Stephen Moorer of Pacific Repertory Theater about their productions of "The Woman in Black" and "Measure for Measure."

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- Thursday September 14 - Listen listen graphic and link
Host Rachel Ann Goodman speaks with This American Life contributor David Rakoff about his book Don't Get Too Comfortable. Then an interview with Democracy Now! host Amy Goodman on her book Static and her upcoming appearance in Santa Cruz.

Talk of the Bay - Wednesday September 13 - No archive available, but get more info on the NPR page here . Ted Koppel discusses the competing interests of liberty and security on an NPR special presentation entitled The Price of Security.

Talk of the Bay - Tuesday September 12 - Listen listen graphic and link
Host Deanna Zachary interviews Jim Wallis and discusses his book: "God's Politics."

Talk of the Bay - Monday September 11 - Listen listen graphic and link
The brief life and deathless music of Sam Cooke. KUSP's Robert Pollie talks to famed music historian Peter Guralnick. His Sam Cooke biography, Dream Boogie, has just come out in paperback.

Talk of the Bay - Friday September 8 - Listen listen graphic and link
Rick Kleffel with this week’s book interview and Daria Troxell speaks with David Avadon about his magical theater show, "Abraca-Daring".

Talk of the Bay - Thursday September 7 - Listen listen graphic and link
Host Rachel Ann Goodman speaks with futurist John Smart and investigative journalist Greg Palast.

Talk of the Bay - Wednesday September 6 - Listen listen graphic and link
Host John Sandidge looks at the contentious issue of UCSC expansion and invites you to call in.

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- Tuesday September 5 - Listen listen graphic and link
Host Deanna Zachary discusses male/female brain differences. She’ll talk with Kathy Spears, author of “The Minds of Boys” and other experts.

Talk of the Bay - Monday September 4 - Listen listen graphic and link
A conversation about right and wrong with one of the world's leading ethicists. Peter Singer is professor of bioethics at Princeton University and author of "Animal Liberation," "Practical Ethics," and "The Way We Eat." He and KUSP's Robert Pollie consider some of the toughest moral questions of our time, including animal rights, euthanasia, and capital punishment.

Talk of the Bay - Friday September 1 - Listen listen graphic and link
Rick Kleffel speaks with TC Boyle about his new economic horror novel, Talk Talk. When an identity theft becomes identity takeover, you may believe that debt is a fate worse than death. Daria Troxell then talks to folks at the theater company "Kids on Broadway".

Talk of the Bay - Thursday August 31 - Listen listen graphic and link
Host John Sandidge looks at the contentious issue of immigration and invites you to call in.

Talk of the Bay - Tuesday August 29 -
Audio archive not availabale. City Arts and Lectures presents a conversation with author John Updike. More information at www.cityarts.net.

Talk of the Bay - Monday, August 28 - Listen listen graphic and link
KUSP's Robert Pollie talks Bruce Rosenblum, physicist and author of "The Quantum Enigma," a new book about one of the biggest puzzles in all of science. Do our observations shape reality?

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- Friday, August 25 - Listen listen graphic and link
Jenn Ramage talks to Oakland based writer Daniel Alarcon about his short story collection, War by Candlelight, newly available in paperback. Civil strife and natural disasters mark these nine unflinching stories set in upper Manhattan and the blighted countryside and atrophied capital of Peru. A new South American voice, writing in English from Oakland and a global perspective.

Talk of the Bay - Thursday, August 24 - Listen listen graphic and link
A special KUSP presentation of the Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music’s Scientific Forum. Held in conjunction with LIFE: A Journey Through Time, the discussion will feature Frans Lanting and scientists from UCSC.

Talk of the Bay - Wednesday, August 23 - Listen listen graphic and link
John Sandidge looks issues important to the Central Coast and invites you to call in.

Talk of the Bay - Tuesday, August 22 - Listen listen graphic and link
Deanna Zachary hosts a discussion of the street drug: crystal meth—or methamphetamine. Over 12 million Americans have tried meth and that number is growing, especially among young people and women. Meth causes a feeling of euphoria that can last over 12 hours, but it can also lead to permanent health damage, paranoia, memory loss and violent behavior. We’ll hear from users, doctors, drug treatment specialists, and the Santa Cruz County sheriff.

Talk of the Bay - Mon, August 21 - Listen listen graphic and link
KUSP's Robert Pollie speaks with renowned linguist and author Geoffrey Pullum. They'll discuss the grammar wars, common misconceptions about our mother tongue and how many words Eskimo languages really have for snow.

Talk of the Bay - Friday, August 18 - Listen listen graphic and link
Kathryn Petruccelli speaks with photographer & artist Barbara Traub about her book "Desert to Dream: A decade of Burning Man Photography." Also Daria Troxell speaks with Marina Troxell and Steve Abrams, who perform jazz standards and musical theater songs.

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- Thursday, August 17 - Listen listen graphic and link
Host John Sandidge explores the controversy over medical marijuana dispensaries on the Central Coast, and then the controversy over plans for development in Arana Gulch.


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Wednesday, August 16
KQED's Health Dialogues
- Click here for the KQED audio site. Heath Dialogues presents an exploration of just what kind of job the media is doing covering health care issues.s

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Tuesday, August 15 - Listen listen graphic and link
Host Deanna Zachary explores self-disciple with Zen teacher Cheri Huber. Self-discipline can be strict, harsh and punishing, or it can be a compassionate way to affect change. Then, a discussion about self-care and wellness with experts in the healing arts

Talk of the Bay - Monday, August 14 - Listen listen graphic and link
KUSP's Robert Pollie talks to UC Santa Cruz astronomer and acting chancellor George Blumenthal about the mysterious stuff our universe is made of.

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Friday, August 11 - Listen listen graphic and link
Rick Kleffel interviews Verner Vinge, author of the paper on "The Coming Technological Singularity", and Life Under the Lights host Daria Troxell speaks with KUSP's own Christopher Palermo about his upcoming solo performance of "Vintage/Nouveau."

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Thursday, August 10 - Listen listen graphic and link
Host John Sandidge speaks with members of the Watsonville Brown Berets.

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Wednesday, August 9 - No archive available. City Arts and Lectures presents a conversation with poet Seamus Heaney. More information at www.cityarts.net.

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Tuesday, August 8 - Listen listen graphic and link
Host Deanna Zachary speaks with Andrew Beaujon, author of “Body Piercing Saved My Life: Inside the Phenomenon of Christian Rock." Then, host Rick Kleffel speaks with Steven Kotler author of "West of Jesus: Surfing, Science and the Origins of Belief."

Talk of the Bay - Monday, August 7 - Listen listen graphic and link
Robert Pollie speaks to Palestinian diplomat Afif Safieh. Considered a moderate and bridge-builder, Safieh talks about Palestinian politics, the current fighting in Gaza and prospects for a new Middle East peace process.

Talk of the Bay - Friday, August 4 - Listen listen graphic and link
Life Under the Lights host Daria Troxell speaks with director Skip Greer about the Shakespeare Santa Cruz production of "King Lear." Plus this week’s book segment.

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Thursday, August 3 - Listen listen graphic and link
Host Isabele Estolano discusses food stamps, nutrition, and hunger on the Central Coast with Lee Mercer of Second Harvest Food Bank. Then, Isabele talks to Watsonville Brown Beret member, Agusto Cesar Sandino Segundo about their protest when Maria Shriver visited Watsonville on July 28.

Talk of the Bay - Wednesday, August 2 - Listen listen graphic and link
Host John Sandidge looks at the government’s new Medicare plan with Lou Tousto, an expert on medicare and senior health insurance.

Talk of the Bay - Tuesday, August 1 - Listen listen graphic and link
Host Beowulf Rochlen explores affordable housing in Santa Cruz County and California with Santa Cruz County Supervisor Mardi Wormhoudt , Attorney Gretchen Regenhardt with California Rural Legal Assistance, and San Francisco Chronicle Surreal Estate Columnist Carol Lloyd.

Talk of the Bay - Monday, July 31 - Listen listen graphic and link
Robert Pollie takes a tour of California's spiritual movements and sacred architecture with Erik Davis, author of "Visionary State: A Journey Through California's Spiritual Landscape." Then Robert talks to film maker Thomas Riedesheimer, about his cinematic portrait of musician Evelyn Glennie.

Talk of the Bay - Friday, July 28 - Listen listen graphic and link
Daria Troxell speaks with director Randy White and Artistic Director Paul Whitworth about the Shakespeare Santa Cruz production of "Pygmalion" on Life Under the Lights. Plus this week’s book segment.

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Thursday, July 27 - Listen listen graphic and link
Lucy Saunders reports on horse slaughter prevention legislation and rescue operations with Willow Pond Ranch founder Sharon North and the Humane Society's Nancy Perry.

Talk of the Bay - Wednesday, July 26 - Listen listen graphic and link
Rachel Ann Goodman looks at Israel, Hezbollah, and the state of the Middle East with University of San Francisco Professor Stephen Zunes and former US Ambassador to Afghanistan Robert Finn.

Talk of the Bay - Tuesday, July 25 - Listen listen graphic and link
Deanna Zachary explores the changing face of California with Peter Schrag, author of “California: America’s High Stakes Experiment.”

Talk of the Bay - Monday, July 24 - Listen listen graphic and link
A conversation about the death penalty, with attorney and author Scott Turow. In addition to being a best-selling novelist, Turow was a federal prosecutor and member of the Illinois Capital Punishment Commission. He'll speak with KUSP's Robert Pollie.

Talk of the Bay - Friday, July 21 - Listen listen graphic and link
Rick Kleffel speaks with Rolling Stone reporter Randall Sullivan about his experiences investigating apparitions of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Bosnia-Herzegovina and his book The Miracle Detective. And this week on Life Under the Lights, host Daria Troxell speaks with director Aaron Posner and actress Kate Eastwood-Norris about the Shakespeare Santa Cruz production of "As You Like It."

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Thursday, July 20 - Listen listen graphic and link
Host John Sandidge speaks with 27 District Assemblymember, John Laird.

Talk of the Bay - Wednesday, July 19
KQED's Health Dialogues - Click here for the KQED audio site.  The California Report presents Health Dialogues. Host Scott Shafer looks at how retail health care, and other trends, are changing how medical services are being delivered in California.
services are being delivered in California.
Talk of the Bay - Tuesday, July 18 - Listen listen graphic and link
The local skateboard industry takes on Nike. Host John Sandidge explores a locally based effort to boycott Nike products.

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Monday, July 17 - Listen listen graphic and link

A spate of violent incidents has Santa Cruz residents wondering about the safety of our streets. KUSP's Robert Pollie talks to Bob Lee, District Attorney for Santa Cruz County; Zach Friend, analyst and spokesman for the Santa Cruz Police Department; and Deborah Elston of Santa Cruz Neighbors.

Talk of the Bay - Friday, July 14 - Listen listen graphic and link
This week’s book review segment with Jenn Ramage and Daria Troxell speaks with local performing artists on "Life Under the Lights."

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Thursday, July 13 - Listen listen graphic and link
Beowulf Rochlen interviews Curt Tofteland, founder of the Shakespeare Behind Bars program, and others involved with the project and Craig Haney, author of "Reforming Punishment."

Talk of the Bay - Wednesday, July 12 - Listen listen graphic and link
Chinese History in California. Host Rachel Goodman speaks with Judy Yung, UC Santa Cruz professor and author of the book “Chinese American Voices: From the Gold Rush to the Present.”

Talk of the Bay - Tuesday, July 11 - Listen listen graphic and link
Buying a new car? Seeking better gas mileage? Host Deanna Zachary explores alternatives to gasoline including hybrids, ethanol, fuel cells and biodiesel.

Talk of the Bay - Monday, July 10 - Listen listen graphic and link
KUSP's Robert Pollie speaks with controversial social commentator Shelby Steele. They'll discuss Steele's latest book, "White Guilt." Steele says that black activists and American institutions have been engaged in a game of victimhood and guilt that grossly distorts current race relations. Then, a contrasting view from Michael Brown, professor of politics at UC Santa Cruz.

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Friday, July 7 - Listen listen graphic and link
Kathryn Petruccelli with J Maarten Troost and on Life Under the Lights, Daria Troxell speaks with Jon Nordgren and Janie Scott Cabrillo Stage's production of "Guys & Dolls."

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Thursday, July 6 - No archive available.
City Arts & Lectures presents a conversation with Wole Soyinka, 1986 Recipient of the Nobel Prize in Literature. More information at www.cityarts.net.

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Excerpts from a public memorial event honoring UC Santa Cruz Chancellor Denice Denton.


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A special Fourth of July examination of privacy and the Patriot Act. KUSP's Beowulf Rochlen speaks with Peter Scheer of the California First Amendment Coalition, Tom Honig, Executive Editor of the Santa Cruz Sentinel, Executive Director of Santa Cruz public libraries Anne Turner and Bookshop Santa Cruz owner Neal Coonerty.


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Historian Rebecca Herzig describes a time when scientists were expected to sacrifice life and limb for their profession. And many of them did. Rebbecca Herzig talks to KUSP's Robert Pollie about science and suffering.

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Rick Kleffel speaks with author James P. Othmer and Daria Troxell speaks with local performing artists on “Life Under The Lights".

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Beowulf Rochlen speaks with Barbara Bailey-Porter and Noah Buchanan, artists participating in this year’s Plein Air Affaire event produced by the Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History.

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Host Rachel Goodman looks at the impact of UCSC Chancellor Denice Denton's death on the Santa Cruz community with City Councilman Mike Rotkin. Then, listen to an investigation of allergies, skin cancer, and other reasons to look forward to Winter.

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In the aftermath of the apparent suicide of UC Santa Cruz Chancellor Denice Denton, host Deanna Zachary explores the realities of suicide and depression with Diane Brice, Program Director for Suicide Prevention Service of the Central Coast and clinical psychologist Mitch Golant.

Talk of the Bay - Monday, June 26 - Listenlisten graphic and link
The secrets of the operating room. KUSP's Robert Pollie gets inside the head of neurosurgeon Katrina Firlik. Plus, Robert tries a little brain surgery himself. Also, the Santa Cruz Umbrella Man speaks his mind.

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Jenn Ramage interviews Kate Atkinson and Daria Troxell speaks with members of the San Jose Repertory Theater about their production of “2 Pianos, 4 Hands.”

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City Arts & Lectures presents a conversation with Ira Flatow, host of National Public Radios Talk of the Nation Science Friday. Flatow has shared his passion for science, technology, and the environment with public radio listeners for more than thirty years. More information at www.cityarts.net.

Talk of the Bay - Wednesday, June 21- No archive available.
A special presentation of Health Dialogues. Health Dialogues considers the impact of legal and illegal immigration on health care and explores how legal status influences the kind of health care immigrants. More information at: www.kqed.org/programs/radio/tcr/healthdialogues


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Deanna Zachary explores the recent women's rights demonstration in Iran where women activists were beaten and arrested. She'll also talk with Persis Karim, the editor of a new book about the lives of women in Iran and women in the Iranian Diaspora.


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Nigerian novelist Chris Abani. He grew up biracial in Nigeria, survived war, imprisonment, and a death sentence. In his poetry and fiction, he searches for humanity in some very dark places. KUSP's Robert Pollie talks to Chris Abani about his life and work.


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Friday, June 16 Listenlisten graphic and link
Rick Kleffel interviews author Gary Shteyngart on his new novel “Absurdistan,” and Daria Troxell speaks with members of the Pacific Repertory Theater about their upcoming production of “A Streetcar Named Desire” and “Talking With Terrorists.” years

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Thursday, June 15
No archive available for this show. City Arts & Lectures presents a conversation with poets Billy Collins and Kay Ryan hosted by Garrison Keillor. More information at www.cityarts.net

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Wednesday, June 14 Listenlisten graphic and link
Rachel Ann Goodman discusses high school exit exams and the state of our preschools with outgoing Santa Cruz County School Superintendent, Diane Siri and other guests.

Talk of the Bay - Tuesday, June 13
The Cambridge Forum with environmental activist and founder of the Worldwatch Institute, Lester Brown. He discusses his latest book, for Plan B 2.0, outlining a rescue plan for a world facing oil and water shortages and the disruptions caused by global climate change. More information at www.cambridgeforum.org.

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Our guest is National Public Radio's Scott Simon. He's covered wars and presidential campaigns, hosted NPR's long-running Weekend Edition show, and won nearly every major award in broadcast journalism. But he's never been on Talk of the Bay--until now. Scott Simon joins KUSP's Robert Pollie to discuss his novel, "Pretty Birds," his life as a reporter, and the state of journalism today.

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Friday, June 9 Listenlisten graphic and link
Rick Kleffel interviews author David Mitchell, and Daria Troxell speaks with members of The Western Stage Theater Company about their production of William Saroyan’s “The Time of Your Life.”

Talk of the Bay - Thursday, June 8
No archive available for this show. City Arts & Lectures presents population geneticist Spencer Wells and a discussion of his book The Journey of Man: A Genetic Odyssey. More information at www.cityarts.net.

Talk of the Bay - Wednesday, June 7 Listenlisten graphic and link
A sneak preview of Rachel Goodman’s documentary series on the history of California Farm workers. She'll share an interview with two descendants of Italian farmers from the North Coast of Santa Cruz county, Ivano Franco Comelli and Norma Dinelli Wilson. Plus, a look at the upcoming Japanese Cultural Fair.

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A special Election Day edition of Talk of the Bay with coverage of the issues in the California primary election. KUSP’s Deanna Zachary will be joined by Sacramento Bee Columnist Daniel Weintraub, Professor Bill Monning, and Former White House Chief of Staff Leon Panetta.

Talk of the Bay - Monday, June 5 Listenlisten graphic and link
MIT physicist Seth Lloyd talks to KUSP's Robert Pollie about the new science of quantum computing. Lloyd explains how the universe itself one big computer, and how a lump of ordinary matter can out-calculate all the computers in the world.

Talk of the Bay - Friday, June 2 Listenlisten graphic and link
An interview of Peter Orner by Jenn Ramage. Daria Troxell speaks with Bill Peters and Sarah Albertson of Ghostlight Theater about their upcoming production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.”

Talk of the Bay - Thursday, June 1 Listenlisten graphic and link
The Santa County Arts Commission's presentation of their 2006 Artist of the Year, Laurie R. King, who is joined on a panel with writers Morton Marcus and James Houston to discuss the mystery of writing, hosted by KUSP's Rick Kleffel. Then, Deb Hopewell talks with artists Erica Steiner and Marcos Weiss about Santa Cruz county’s 6th Annual SPLAT Art Tour.

Talk of the Bay - Wednesday, May 31 Listenlisten graphic and link
Hear the candidates for California’s 28th Assemby Seat, Anna Caballero and Ana Ventura Phares in a one-hour live debate.

Talk of the Bay - Tuesday, May 30
Crossing East Program Eight: "New Waves and New Storms". This final segment sheds light on current discriminatory treatment of Asian Americans in the last two decades and what we can learn from past mistakes. No archive available from KUSP. However, information on the program is available at the Crossing East website here and an associated podcast can be subscribed to via the following link: podcast.

Talk of the Bay - Monday, May 29 Listenlisten graphic and link
Susan Halpern tackles some of life's toughest communication issues. She'll offer advice on how to talk to friends and family members about sickness, dying, divorce and other difficult situations. Susan Halpern is the author of "The Etiquette of Illness: What To Say When You Can't Find The Words." She'll talk to KUSP's Robert Pollie and take your phone calls.

Talk of the Bay - Friday, May 26 Listenlisten graphic and link
Daria Troxell speaks with Paul Figueroa, Executive Director of The Museum of Art & History regarding the upcoming exhibit "Picturing the Century: 100 Years of Photography from the National Archives."

Talk of the Bay - Thursday, May 25
Crossing East Program even: "Refugee From War"
This segment, hear stories of refugees from Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos who had no choice but to flee their homelands and come to America. No archive available. However, information on the program is available at the Crossing East website here and an associated podcast can be subscribed to via the following link: podcast.

Talk of the Bay - Wednesday, May 24 Listenlisten graphic and link
Hear the three candidates for Santa Cruz County’s 3rd District Supervisor in a one-hour live debate. That’s Jonathon Boutelle, Chris Krohn and Neal Coonerty live in the KUSP studio.

Talk of the Bay - Tuesday, May 23
Crossing East Program Six: "The Post ’65 Generation"
This segment, hear stories Asian families immigrating together and becoming entrepreneurs. No archive available from KUSP. However, information on the program is available at the Crossing East website here and an associated podcast can be subscribed to via the following link: podcast.

Talk of the Bay - Monday, May 22 Listenlisten graphic and link
Nobel prize-winning physicist Robert Laughlin talks to KUSP's Robert Pollie about how physics often misses the big picture. Then, a turtle talks back to a naturalist in the new novel by New York Times columnist Verlyn Klinkenborg.

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Join Rick Kleffel for a live interview with local author Laurie King. Then Daria Troxell speaks with Lindsey Chester regarding All About Theatre's upcoming production of "Seussical: The Musical.”

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Crossing East Program Five: "Brides & Children"
This segment, hear stories of Asian brides of American servicemen and adopted Asian children. No archive available from KUSP. However, information on the program is available at the Crossing East website here and an associated podcast can be subscribed to via the following link: podcast.

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KQED's Health Dialogues - Click here for the KQED audio site.
Nearly 40 percent of Californians are overweight, often because of poor diet. What is in the food we eat, and why are we making such unhealthy choices? What effect does marketing have on the food we buy?

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Crossing East Program Four: "Exclusion & Resistance "
This segment, hear accounts of immigration laws designed specifically to restrict Asian-Americans. No archive available from KUSP. However, information on the program is available at the Crossing East website here and an associated podcast can be subscribed to via the following link: podcast.

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David Rothenberg studies the meaning of birdsong by playing music with birds. He'll play some bird-human duets and share his thoughts with KUSP's Robert Pollie. Then Robert talks to British adventurer/humorist Redmond O'Hanlon about his terrifying two weeks aboard a North Atlantic fishing trawler.

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Jenn Ramage speaks with author Susan Straight. Then listen for “Life Under the Lights” with host Daria Troxell, when Daria speaks withArtistic director Timothy Near about San Jose Repertory Theatre's production of "Iphigenia at Aulis."

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Crossing East Program Three: "Raising Cane"
This segment looks at Hawaii's multicultural plantation heritage from the 1700's to today. No archive available. However, information on the program is available at the Crossing East website here and an associated podcast can be subscribed to via the following link: podcast.

Talk of the Bay - Wednesday, May 10 Listenlisten graphic and link
Rachel Anne Goodman speaks with City Councilman Tony Madrigal and Teresa Thomae, director of the Central Coast Small Business Development Center, about the upcoming Santa Cruz Community-wide Economic Prosperity Summit. Also hear the Sacramento and Washington reports, with Assemblyman John Laird and U.S. Rep. Sam Farr.

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Crossing East Program Two: "Frontier Asians"
No archive available from KUSP. However, information on the program is available at the Crossing East website here and an associated podcast can be subscribed to via the following link: podcast.

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Robert Pollie speaks with renowned ethicist and philosopher Peter Singer, author of “Animal Liberation.” Singer will talk about his new book, “The Way We Eat: Why Our Food Choices Matter,” and about his upcoming appearance at UCSC’s Environmental Forum. Robert, who’ll also be joined by UC Santa Cruz visiting professor and environmental ethicist Victoria Kamsler, will welcome your calls and comments.

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Host Rachel Anne Goodman speaks with State Senator Joe Simitian, and welcomes your calls and comments to the senator. Then Rachel welcomes Jamie Lee, author of “Washaka.” Then the Sacramento and Washington reports.

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Crossing East Program One: First Contacts
No archive available from KUSP. However, information on the program is available at the Crossing East website here and an associated podcast can be subscribed to via the following link: podcast.

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Host Rachel Anne Goodman speaks with State Senator Joe Simitian, and welcomes your calls and comments to the senator. Then Rachel welcomes Jamie Lee, author of “Washaka.” Then the Sacramento and Washington reports.

Talk of the Bay - Tuesday, May 2 Listenlisten graphic and link
Host Deanna Zachary hosts a discussion about the increase of reported rapes in Santa Cruz, and a proposed task force that would handle rape-prevention outreach and education. Then Deanna welcomes this year’s honorees from the Queer Youth Leadership Awards.

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A conversation with one of the world's leading theoretical physicists, Roger Penrose. KUSP's Robert Pollie talks to Penrose about truth and beauty in mathematics, fashion in physics, and the miracle of discovery.

Talk of the Bay - Friday, April 28 Listenlisten graphic and link
Rick Kleffel talks with Colson Whitehead about his new novel, "Apex Hides the Hurt," about a nomenclature consultant hired to help re-name a sleepy Midwestern town. Then “Life Under the Lights” host Daria Troxell speaks with Jana Marcus about the premiere of her new photography exhibit, "Transfigurations: The Making of a Woman." Plus the Literary Calendar and Performance Art Calendar.

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Rachel Anne Goodman speaks with Democratic candidate for governor Steve Westley, and welcomes your calls and questions. Then Rachel talks with John Malkin about his book, “Sounds of Freedom,” a compilation of interviews with sixteen musicians speaking about social change and spiritual growth.

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Host Deb Hopewell talks with Santa Cruz County Tax Collector Fred Keeley about the newly formed countywide transportation task force. Then hear from the Rev. Billy, who will be bringing his Stop Shopping Gospel Choir to the Rio Theater on Friday

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Robert Pollie speaks with Harvey Pekar, creator of the autobiographical comic book “American Splendor.” Hear about his early life as a street fighter, the making of the “American Splendor” movie, and his falling out with David Letterman.

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Jenn Ramage talks with June Casagrande about her new book, “Grammar Snobs are Great Big Meanies: A Language Guide for Fun and Spite.” Then Daria Troxell speaks with Robin Aronson and Suzanne Schrag about Autumn Stage Productions' presentation of "The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe."

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Talk of the Bay - Wednesday, April 19 Listenlisten graphic and link
Host Rachel Anne Goodman welcomes photographers Kennan and Karen Ward to talk about their latest project, “Wolves: Running with the Pack.”

Talk of the Bay - Tuesday, April 18 Listenlisten graphic and link
Host Deanna Zachary speaks with Smith & Hawken co-found Dave Smith about his book, “To Be Of Use – The Seven Seeds of Meaningful Work.” Hear what can happen when we stop focusing solely on the bottom line and focus more on the difference our work makes in the world.

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Another round in the debate between science and religion. KUSP's Robert Pollie talks to celebrated philosopher Daniel Dennett about his new book "Breaking the Spell." Dennett proposes that Darwin explains not only evolution, but also religion itself. Then Robert Pollie speaks with New Yorker writer James Surowiecki about "The Wisdom of Crowds" and the power of group problem solving.

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Jenn Ramage talks with June Casagrande about her new book, “Grammar Snobs are Great Big Meanies: A Language Guide for Fun and Spite.” Then Daria Troxell speaks with Robin Aronson and Suzanne Schrag about Autumn Stage Productions' presentation of "The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe."

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Host Deb Hopewell speaks with the executive director of Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks about the increasing challenges our state parks face. Then Deb will be joined by Carol Pott, editor of “The Blue Pages,” about how to do business with companies that share your values.

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Milos Radakovich, Mr. Life on the Planet, comes to the KUSP studios to answer callers' science questions. From the recently discovered “missing link” fish to how a star is born, call in to Milos Radakovich with your questions about life on the planet.

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J.T. Mason speaks with Gloria White-Hammond, a pediatrician and minister, and chairwoman of the Million Voices for Darfur Campaign. Then “Dharma Punks” author Noah Levine discusses his efforts to teach mindful meditation to youths caught in the juvenile detention system.

Talk of the Bay - Monday, April 10 Listenlisten graphic and link
Robert Pollie talks to scientists, ethicists and other experts about longevity – and its limits. Extending the human life span: How far can we go? How far should we go?

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KUSP’s Rick Kleffel speaks with humorist and author Christopher Moore about his new novel, 'A Dirty Job.’ Learn how the Beta males have come to, if not rule the world, at least avoid danger. Then Daria Troxell talks with Sarah Albertson about the Cabrillo College Theater Arts Department's upcoming production of "Inherit the Wind."

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Host Deb Hopewell speaks with the executive director of Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks about the increasing challenges our state parks face. Then Deb will be joined by Carol Pott, editor of “The Blue Pages,” about how to do business with companies that share your values.

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Host Rachel Anne Goodman speaks with Pulitzer Prize-winning Los Angeles Times reporter Sonia Nazario about her book “Enrique’s Journey,” detailing a Honduran boy’s journey to find his mother in the United States.

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Deanna Zachary discusses the threatened closure of the salmon-fishing season. Then Linda Blachman will join Deanna to talk about her new book, “Another Morning: Mothers with Cancer."

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Pollie Robert Pollie presents a Pledge Drive special - funny, surprising and fascinating highlights from past shows. Hear John Waters, Hugh Masekela and more...

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Friday, March 31 Listenlisten graphic and link
Assemblyman John Laird will join host Deb Hopewell in the KUSP studio for a special half-hour Sacramento Report. Then Daria Troxell speaks with director Kim Rubinstein about the Bay Area Premiere of "The Intelligent Design of Jenny Chow: An Instant Message With Excitable Music," which is currently running at San Jose Repertory Theatre.

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Host John Sandidge speaks with members of Watsonville’s Brown Berets about the ongoing student marches in Watsonville. Then Santa Cruz City Councilman Tim Fitzmaurice joins John in the studio to talk about the proposed smoking ban in city parks.

Talk of the Bay - Wednesday, March 29 Listenlisten graphic and link
Host Rachel Anne Goodman speaks with Santa Cruz County Supervisor Mardi Wormhoudt, who will be retiring her post at the end of her term next fall.

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Hear a special Talk of the Bay production, “Questioning Authority.” We’ll hear from five people with distinct perspectives on what it means to keep secure, both personally and as a society. Bonnie Jean Primbsch will host this exploration of security and protection in the post-9/11 age.

Talk of the Bay - Monday, March 27 Listenlisten graphic and link
Robert Pollie delves into the mystery of Max Yergan, black activist turned apartheid supporter. Robert discusses this 20th-century enigma with David Anthony, professor of history at UC Santa Cruz. Then Robert talks to eminent African-American historian John Hope Franklin about his life and times.

Talk of the Bay - Friday, March 24 Listenlisten graphic and link
Jenn Ramage talks to journalist Elizabeth Gilbert about her memoir, Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman's Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia. The Daria Troxell speaks with Arch Mott and Marian Oliker, members of Freefall Improvisational Theater, about their upcoming performance at the Santa Cruz Broadway Playhouse.

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Host John Sandidge speaks with Ray McGovern, a 27-year veteran CIA analyst who along with 15 others walked the halls of Congress earlier this month in orange Guantanamo Bay-style jumpsuits, their mouths gagged shut. McGovern also returned his Commendation Award medallion, which was given to him for "especially commendable service."

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Host Rachel Anne Goodman speaks with world renowned local photographer Frans Lanting, whose images appear regularly in National Geographic. Then Christopher Scott, author of "Stem Cell Now," talks about the science, ethics and politics of stem cell research.

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Deanna Zachary discusses the impending sale of two local Knight Ridder newspapers, the San Jose Mercury News and Monterey Herald, and what it could mean for journalism locally as well as nationally. Guests include Carolina Garcia, executive editor of the Monterey Herald; Jerry Ceppos, former executive editor of the San Jose Mercury News; and John McManus, director of GradeTheNews.org.

Talk of the Bay - Monday, March 20
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Talk of the Bay - Friday, March 17 Listenlisten graphic and link
Daria Troxell speaks wtih Stephen Moorer, founder and artistic director of Pacific Repertory Theater about its upcoming musical production of "The Full Monty" and its play "Fully Committed."

Talk of the Bay - Thursday, March 16 Listenlisten graphic and link
Host John Sandidge speaks with Patrick Minnis, Senior Research Scientist at NASA Langley Research Center, about contrails and the theories involving chemtrails.

Talk of the Bay - Wednesday, March 15 Listenlisten graphic and link
Hear an interview with Sen. Barbara Boxer about her first novel, “A Time to Run.” The central figure is a liberal Democratic senator from California who must decide how to respond to a Republican Supreme Court nomination. But it’s as much about friendship and betrayal as it is about politics.

Talk of the Bay - Tuesday, March 14 Listenlisten graphic and link
Chef Jozseph Schultz joins host Bonnie Jean Primbsch to talk about seasonal produce and taking your calls about your best bets at the farmers markets. Then Bonnie welcomes Santa Cruz musician Velzoe Brown, celebrating her 80th year – yes that's eight decades – as a paid performing musician.

Talk of the Bay - Monday, March 13 Listenlisten graphic and link
Robert Pollie speaks with Tony Award nominee Calvin Levels, who will perform his one-man play “James Baldwin: Down from the Mountaintop” at UCSC. Then Robert interviews Nigerian writer and political dissident Chris Abani about life in Africa's largest city, the dangers of purity and the good and bad in all of us.

Talk of the Bay - Friday, March 10 Listenlisten graphic and link
Robert Pollie speaks with writer Rick Moody, author of "The Ice Storm." Moody talks about his latest novel – a Hollywood send-up called "The Diviners" – and about divinity in his own life. Then Daria Troxell speaks with David Dorfman, artistic director of the David Dorfman Dance Company, which performs this weekend at UC Santa Cruz.

Talk of the Bay - Thursday, March 9 Listenlisten graphic and link
Host John Sandidge will discuss the controversy surrounding
political scientist and speaker Norman Finkelstein, who will be appearing in Santa Cruz next week. Then he’ll be joined by Cynthia Matthews, who is retiring as associate vice president of public affairs at Planned Parenthood Mar Monte. Cynthia will talk about her work of nearly 40 years with theorganization – and the current state of female reproductive rights.

Talk of the Bay - Wednesday, March 8 Listenlisten graphic and link
Host Rachel Anne Goodman will speak with LandWatch Monterey County’s Chris Fitz, and Tom Carvey of Common Ground Monterey County, about efforts surrounding the contentious General Plan Initiative.

Talk of the Bay - Tuesday, March 7 Listenlisten graphic and link
Host Deanna Zachary welcomes Kim Clark, producer of “God & Gays,” showing this week at San Jose’s Cinequest Film Festival. Then she’ll be joined by guests to discuss the proposed sale of Natividad Hospital in Salinas, which serves 70,000 under- and uninsured patients in Monterey County.

Talk of the Bay - Monday, March 6 Listenlisten graphic and link
Washington Post reporter Dana Priest joins host Deb Hopewell in the KUSP studio to talk about “The CIA’s Secret War.” Priest, a UCSC alumna, broke the story in November about the CIA’s secret prisons in Europe.

Talk of the Bay - Friday, March 3 Listenlisten graphic and link
KUSP’s Rick Kleffel speaks with author Kim Stanley Robinson about the debate on global warming taking place within the science-fiction genre. Then Daria Troxell speaks with director Brian Spencer regarding S.E.E. Theatre's production of "Taken In," which is currently running as part of Actors Theatre's 2005-06 season.

Talk of the Bay - Thursday, March 2 Listenlisten graphic and link
Host John Sandidge will speak with State Treasurer Phil Angelides about his bid to become the Democratic candidate for California governor.

Talk of the Bay - Wednesday, March 1 Listenlisten graphic and link
Rachel Anne Goodman examines the debate over academic freedom. Should professors at state-funded colleges and universities be allowed to discuss their political beliefs during class time?

Talk of the Bay - Tuesday, Feb. 28 Listenlisten graphic and link
Host Deanna Zachary welcomes Keith Beauchamp, the filmmaker acclaimed for “The Untold Story of Emmett Louis Till,” and Angela Glover Blackwell, founder and CEO of the national advocacy group PolicyLink. They will be speaking Tuesday night at UCSC’s Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Convocation. Then Andrew DeVogelaere, research coordinator at the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, discusses the latest findings at the Davidson Seamount.

Talk of the Bay - Monday, Feb. 27 Listenlisten graphic and link
Hear an interview with playwright Wendy Wasserstein, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of “The Heidi Chronicles” and “An American Daughter,” who died on Jan. 30.

Talk of the Bay - Friday, Feb. 24 Listenlisten graphic and link
Rick Kleffel speaks with Julian Barnes about "Arthur & George," Barnes' bestselling novel based on an incident in the life of Arthur Conan Doyle. Then Daria Troxell speaks with Jon Nordgren, the new Artistic Director and Music Director of Cabrillo Stage, about Cabrillo Stage's 25th Anniversary summer production of "Guys & Dolls."

Talk of the Bay - Thursday, Feb. 23 Listenlisten graphic and link
Host John Sandidge discusses the tax break for SUVs, then
speaks with Lee Mercer of Second Harvest Food Bank about its
just-released hunger report.

Talk of the Bay - Wednesday, Feb. 22 Listenlisten graphic and link
Host Rachel Anne Goodman talks with Stanford professor Paul Ehrlich, whose recent book examines the global problems of overpopulation and overconsumption. Then author Arlene Blum will talk about her latest book, a memoir that follows her life from an over-protected childhood in Chicago to the summits of some of the world's most challenging peaks.

Talk of the Bay - Tuesday, Feb. 21 Listenlisten graphic and link
"Preschool for All” is coming to a ballot box near you in June. This initiative promises universal preschool for all 4-year-olds in California. Host Deanna Zachary will invite guests to discuss the pros and cons of universal preschool in California.

Talk of the Bay - Monday, Feb. 20 Listenlisten graphic and link
Host Deb Hopewell speaks with photographer Kelley Richardson, whose nearly completed book, "The Santa Cruz Tattoo Project," takes a photographic look inside Santa Cruz's world of ink, and the people who both color bodies and cover their bodies with tattoos. Then hear a Cambridge Forum presentation of “Ecosystems and Human Well-being,” about the effects of ecosystem changes and how these dangerous trends can be reversed.

Talk of the Bay - Friday, Feb. 17 Listenlisten graphic and link
One of France’s leading philosophers, Bernard-Henri Lévy, discusses his 9-month road trip and the state of American democracy with KUSP's Robert Pollie. Then Daria Troxell speaks with Allison Crawford, Artistic Director of Cirque du Soleil's touring production of "Corteo."

Talk of the Bay - Thursday, Feb. 16 Listenlisten graphic and link
Host John Sandidge discusses the issue of internet safety
for kids. He will welcome Monique Nelson, executive vice president of Web Wise Kids, about how to help kids make good decision on social-networking web sites like Myspace.com.

Talk of the Bay - Wednesday, Feb. 15 Listenlisten graphic and link
Host Rachel Anne Goodman talks with Monterey attorney Bill Monning about his recent trip to Venezuela on the invitation of the Hugo Chavez administration. What does democracy look like in Venezuela, and how is the new constitution being brought to life?

Talk of the Bay - Tuesday, Feb. 14 Listenlisten graphic and link
Host Deanna Zachary speaks with Rabbi Michael Lerner, author of “The Left Hand of God: Taking Back our Country from the Religious Right.” Lerner challenges the “stuck-thinking” of right and left, but especially the left for its failure to include the spiritual dimension in its rhetoric. Lerner appeals to both to create a movement that respects our country’s deepest shared values and aspirations.

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Hear another perspective on Valentine’s Day when Talk of the Bay airs “Love’s Labor,” tales of amour that include women's tales of true but tainted love, or what Nancy Updike calls "Cringe Love.” The Kitchen Sisters find “Love & Marriage Atop the Trade Towers,” and Amy Dickinson joins the “leftover brides” at a mass Moonie wedding.

Talk of the Bay - Friday, Feb. 10 Listenaudio link
KUSP's Jenn Ramage talks to New York Times columnist James McManus about his new book "Physical, An American Checkup", and the Daria Troxell speaks with playwright Stephanie Golino.

Talk of the Bay - Thursday, Feb. 9 Listenaudio link
Host John Sandidge speaks with Democracy Now co-host and New York Daily News columnist Juan Gonzales. Gonzalez has won numerous awards in investigative reporting, and his most recent book, “Fallout: The Environmental Consequences of the World Trade Center Collapse,” documents cover-ups by the Environmental Protection Agency and government officials about health hazards at Ground Zero in New York.

Talk of the Bay - Wednesday, Feb. 8 Listenaudio link
Host Rachel Anne Goodman interviews radio commentator and former Texas Agriculture Commissioner Jim Hightower, who attended the recent Eco-Farm Conference in Pacific Grove. They’ll discuss the future of farm labor policy.

Talk of the Bay - Tuesday, Feb. 7 Listenaudio link
Host Deanna Zachary speaks with local author Susie Bright, editor of “Best American Erotica 2006.” Then Deanna will be joined by the authors of “Outside the Not So Big House: Creating the Landscape of Home,” who will talk about breaking down the barrier of home and garden to create a unified space.

Talk of the Bay - Monday, Feb. 6 Listenaudio link
On the same day that the Senate will hold hearings on the National Security Agency’s domestic phone taps, Talk of the Bay will explore the European response to the Madrid and London bombings. Now European countries are following the lead set by the Patriot Act, engaging in activities they once criticized the U.S. for. How do we live with our fears without giving up our civil liberties, our way of life?

Talk of the Bay - Friday, Feb. 3 Listenaudio link
The new sound of Talk of the Bay on Friday begins with Talk of the Bay Books interview, followed by the Literary Calendar. Then, Daria Troxell presents "Life Under the Lights," followed by the Performing Arts Calendar.

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Host John Sandidge welcomes Watsonville Mayor Ana Ventura Phares to talk about her candidacy for the 38th District Assembly seat.

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Wednesday, Feb. 1 Listenaudio link
Host Rachel Anne Goodman speaks with Sarah Vowell, nationally known author of “The Partly Cloudy Patriot” and more recently, “Assassination Vacation.” Then U.S. Representative Sam Farr will join us for a response to Tuesday evening’s State of the Union address by President Bush.

Talk of the Bay - Tuesday, Jan. 31 Listenaudio link
Deanna Zachary hosts a show exploring autism. The number of children diagnosed with autism has climbed dramatically, leaving researchers, educators and caregivers struggling for answers.

Talk of the Bay - Monday, Jan. 30 Listenaudio link
Roert Pollie speaks with Davy Rothbart, editor of “Found” magazine. The magazine reprints found writings, notes, love letters, photos and more. Get an inside look at the mind of America with Davy Rothbart.

Talk of the Bay - Friday, Jan. 27 Listenaudio link
Daria Troxell” speaks with the Mountains Art Center about their current exhibition, “Splash,” and other upcoming exhibitions. Then hear "Harvesting Justice," a look at the battle between industry and farm workers, who are considered to have the second most dangerous job in the United States.

Talk of the Bay - Thursday, Jan. 26 Listenaudio link
Host John Sandidge welcomes Santa Cruz Chamber of Commerce
executive director Greg Carter, and Nora Hochman of the Working Alliance for Economic Justice, to discuss the initiative that would raise the minimum wage in Santa Cruz. Then John is joined by Salinas Mayor Anna Caballero, who is running for the 28th District Assembly seat.

Talk of the Bay - Wed., Jan. 25 Listenaudio link Science Call-In
Why are all those sardines suddenly in the bay, and where did they come from? Why do we care about comet dust, anyway? Tune in when KUSP’s “Life on the Planet” host Milos Radakovich takes your questions on the air during a special science call-in show, hosted by Rachel Anne Goodman.

Talk of the Bay - Tuesday, Jan. 24 Listenaudio link
Host Deanna Zachary speaks with Mike Davis, about his book “Monster at Our Door: The Global Threat of Avian Flu,” and Dr. Hugh Stallworth, Health Officer for Monterey County Health Department.

Talk of the Bay - Monday, Jan. 23 Listenaudio link
Rick Kleffel talks with roboticist Daniel H. Wilson about his book "How to Survive a Robot Uprising," Then hear the story of the conflicted relationship between a daughter and her Taiwanese mother.

Talk of the Bay - Friday, Jan. 20 Listenaudio link
Commemorating Black History Month- resolving racial conflicts from personal perspectives. Then musican Michael Franti discusses his musical influences and finally KUSP's new segment "Life Under the Lights," interviews Santa Cruz Symphony's Conductor John Larry Grainger and Director Virginia Wright hosted by Daria Troxell.

Talk of the Bay - Thursday, Jan. 19 Listenaudio link
Host John Sandidge discusses the federal government’s Medicare prescription fiasco and its effect on local seniors. He’ll speak with Sally NeSmith, program manager for Health Insurance Counseling & Advocacy Program and welcome your calls.

Talk of the Bay - Wednesday, Jan. 18 Listenaudio link
Host Rachel Anne Goodman welcomes John Brown Childs, UCSC sociology professor and editor of the new book Hurrican Katrina: Response and Responsibilities. Then she will be joined by actress Kerry Lee, the lead actor in Word for Word Performing Arts Company’s production of the Amy Tan short story “Immortal Heart.”

Talk of the Bay - Tuesday, Jan. 17 Listenaudio link
Host Deanna Zachary explores feng shui for the New Year. Fung Shui is not just about furniture placement, or painting your front door red, it's a strategy for living with ancient roots in China and India. We'll welcome your calls for local Fung Shui experts Dan Stickle and Shannon McGinnis.

Talk of the Bay - Monday, Jan. 16 Listenaudio link
KUSP's Jenn Ramage talks to Puerto Rican writer Esmeralda Santiago. The Turkish Lover continues Santiago’s story of self-discovery where her earlier memoirs, When I Was a Puerto Rican and Almost a Woman, left off. And for Life Under the Lights, Talk of the Bay's new performance arts segment, Daria Troxell speaks with the San Jose Rep about their 25th Anniversary Gala, featuring Mandy Patinkin in concert.

Talk of the Bay - Friday, Jan. 13 Listenaudio link
Daria Troxell introduces her new Friday performance arts segment, “Life Under the Lights.”  Daria speaks with Wilma Marcus Chandler and Bill Peters of Actors Theater about the upcoming production of “Eight 10s at Eight Festival.” In the second half-hour, writer Bill McKibben asks whether we live in a world of information – or distraction – in his essay “Long Distance: The Year of Living Strenuously.”

Talk of the Bay - Thursday, Jan. 12 Listenaudio link
Host John Sandidge speaks with Santa Cruz City Councilmember Emily Reilly and city planner Ken Thomas about the city’s response to UCSC’s recent Environmental Impact Report. Then he talks with local peace activist MacGregor Eddie, who goes on trial Jan. 19 in Santa Barbara federal court to face charges of trespassing at Vandenberg Air Force Base.

Talk of the Bay - Wednesday, Jan. 11 Listenaudio link
Host Rachel Anne Goodman will discuss issues of interest to the listeners on the Central Coast.

Talk of the Bay - Tuesday, Jan. 10 Listenaudio link
Host Deanna Zachary speaks with Dr. Kay Jamison, author of the book Exuberance. Jamison says it’s exuberance, that unique kind of irrepressible joy, that buoyed James Watson to discover the double helix, drove John Muir to preserve the wilderness, and fueled Americans' pioneer spirit.

Talk of the Bay - Monday, Jan. 9 Listenaudio link
Pulitzer prize-winning author Tracy Kidder speaks with KUSP’s Robert Pollie. Kidder is celebrated for his portraits of other people, in books like House, The Soul of a New Machine and Mountains Beyond Mountains. Now, Tracy Kidder writes about his own life in his Vietnam war memoir "My Detachment."

Talk of the Bay - Friday, Jan. 6 Listenaudio link
Robert Pollie interviews Dr. Peter Kramer, author of Listening to Prozac about his new book: "Against Depression". Robert also interviews author Dr. Jerome Groopman about his book "The Anatomy of Hope".

Talk of the Bay - Thursday, Jan. 5 Listenaudio link
Host John Sandidge speaks with local citizens who organized “Last Night Santa Cruz,” the grass-roots New Year’s Eve parade that filled the gap left when “First Night Santa Cruz” was cancelled. They’ll discuss, among other things, their public meetings that were attended by plain-clothes police officers. Then San Jose Mercury News writer Brad Kava will discuss the state of radio.

Talk of the Bay - Wednesday, Jan. 4 Listenaudio link
Host Rachel Anne Goodman speaks with Carol Baird of the California Institute for Biodiversity. She'll also speak with Santa Cruz Treasurer/Tax Collector Fred Keeley about the future of transportation in the county. Then, a spokesperson for Greenpeace will discuss domestic spying.

Talk of the Bay - Tuesday, Jan. 3 Listenaudio link
Host Deanna Zachary talks with Dr. Norm Rosenthal, author of the book Winter Blues, about seasonal affective disorder. Hear advice on how to live with the short days of winter without succumbing to the winter blues. Then Deanna speaks with Kirsten Olsen, author of Cooking with Jane Austen. All this, plus the Film Gang's latest review.

Talk of the Bay - Monday, Jan. 2 Listenaudio link
KUSP’s Jenn Ramage talks with novelist Lisa See about her new novel set in remote 19th-century China: Snow Flower and the Secret Fan. Then Rick Kleffel interviews Fight Club author Chuck Palahnuik about subjects that don't often get aired in polite circles. Find out what happens when people decide they can tell you things they can't tell anyone else


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