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Talk of the Bay 2007 Archives
A discussion of issues affecting residents of the Central Coast.

This show is broadcast live, Monday thru Friday 10am-11am.
 

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The Capitol Steps
Monday, December 31
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Special program by political satirst group - the Capitol Steps. Info available at their website.

Frank Delaney, Isabel Allende & Lou Anders
Friday, December 28
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Rick Kleffel interviews Frank Delaney. They discuss Irish history and Delaney’s new book "Tipperary." Also a 2003 interview with Isabel Allende and then Lou Anders, editor of Pyr books talks about what he looks for in submitted manuscripts.

One School Has Some Good News
Thursday, December 27
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Amidst continuing criticism of No Child Left Behind and poor performance of public education, one school has some good news. KUSP’s Emily Quirk Reports on a school that fell under the sway of No Child Left Behind and got itself out.

Health Care Challenges and Opportunities
Wednesday, December 26
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Twice this year President Bush has vetoed the State Children's Health Insurance Program. Meanwhile, a proposal for universal health coverage has passed in the California Assembly. Santa Cruz County Health Services Director Rama Khalsa explains what these proposals mean for the Central Coast.

Homeless Memorial Day; Tsunami Histories
Monday, December 24
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The Santa Cruz homeless community gathered last week to remember homeless people who died in the county during 2007. KUSP's Robert Pollie reports. Also, three years after the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, Robert speaks to geologist Simon Day about oral traditions in tsunami education. Day has discovered storytelling traditions in New Guinea that accurately record past tsunamis and help prepare for future ones.

Adventures of Eddie Fung
Friday, December 21
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Chinatown kid, Texas Cowboy, Prisoner of war, autobiographer Eddie Fung is interviewed by KUSP’s Rick Kleffel who also speaks with Fung's co-author Janet Yung.

Pajaro Valley Water and Universal Health Care
Thursday, December 20
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Pajaro Valley residents have pumped so much water from their wells that some wells now only produce salt water. Now a court order has forced the region's water agency to cut its fees by half. KUSP’s Rachel Anne Goodman explores the region’s response to the problem and how the agency will operate in the wake of the fee cut. Then Assembly member John Laird discusses the future of a proposal for universal health care that has passed the state assembly and is waiting for discussion in the senate.

Astronomy Call-in Show
Tuesday, December 18
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Astronomers Greg Laughlin and Steve Vogt spend their lives hunting down planets. Tune in to hear how the search is going and how it works. Visit oklo.org or exoplanets.org to learn about these UCSC astronomers' efforts to find planets outside our solar system.

Redmond O'Hanlon: Trawler

Monday, December 17
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Acclaimed travel writer Redmond O'Hanlon spent two storm-tossed weeks aboard a North Atlantic fishing trawler--and lived to tell the tale to KUSP's Robert Pollie.

Ann Vileisis,
Rusty Morrison & Felix Gilman
Friday, December 14
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Ann Vileisis talks about her new book "Kitchen Literacy;" it's journey through the history of our perceptions of the food we eat. Then I talk to Rusty Morrison about why and how she and her husband Ken Keegan started their own publishing company, Omnidawn Publishing. And finally an interview wi fantasist Felix Gilman about the urban influences on his new novel "Thunderer.".

The season of need

Thursday, December 13
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A report on the state of hunger in the Central Coast from staff of Second Harvest Food Bank and an interview with Curtis Reliford a one-man orginazation providing aid to the needy in the area devastated by Hurricane Katrina. KUSP's Rachel Anne Goodman hosts.

Preventing floods and restoring habitat
Wednesday, December 12
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KUSP's Brett Bennett interviews the Sierra Club's Lois Robin about the Army Corps of Engineers' plans for preventing flooding on the lower Pajaro River. Also an exerpt from Deanna Zachary's 2006 interview with contributors to "Project Homecoming."

Chasing Glaciers
Tuesday, December 11
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“Chasing Glaciers” is a documentary aiming to show the affect of global warming on the world’s glaciers and drinking water. Producer-director Curt Dowdy discusses his film with KUSP’s Deanna Zachary.

The Physics of Higher Dimensions

Monday, December 10
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Beyond 3-D. Some physicists think the world may have 4, 5, or even more dimensions of space. KUSP's Robert Pollie talks to theoretical physicist Lisa Randall about the science of higher dimensions.

Tom Honig Retires from SC Sentinel

Thursday, December 6
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After more than 35 years at the Santa Cruz Sentinel including over a decade as managing editor, Tom Honig has left he news business. He discusses his years in the news and the state of that industry with KUSP's Rachel Anne goodman.

Remembering Jerry Smith
Wednesday, December 5
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Community leaders remember Jerry Smith, Monterey County's first black supervisor. Smith died last week after serving a portion of his first term. Also new performance venues coming to Santa Cruz County and an archive interview about a computer program that allows you to help the hunt for new planets.

Reversing Water Privatization in Felton
Tuesday, December 4
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An update on Felton's efforts to take over its water system with Jim Graham of Felton Friends of Locally Owned Water. Broadcast included an episode of the National Radio Project's "Making Contact" series. Learn more about NRP here.

Daniel Dennett on Religion as Biology
Monday, December 3
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A conversation about the nature of religion with the celebrated philosopher Daniel Dennett. Dennett says that the religious impulse is a product of evolution and should be studied as a biological phenomenon. He talks to KUSP's Robert Pollie.

Talk of the Bay
- Thursday, November 29 - Listenlisten graphic and link
Learn the history of the cats on Highway 17 in Los Gatos, or the Boardwalk's "Cave Train" ride. KUSP's Rachel Anne Goodman interviews UCSC historian Dana Frank author of "Local Girl Makes History: Exploring Northern California's Kitsch Monuments."

Talk of the Bay - Wednesday, November 28 - Listenlisten graphic and link
More on the proposal to fund transportation projects in Santa Cruz County. Last week we heard why some environmental groups oppose the plan. On this show: why most of the people who saw the plan liked it.

Talk of the Bay - Tuesday, November 27 - Listenlisten graphic and link
A year ago, we learned that Salud Para la Gente was deep in debt and Elderday, it’s daytime assisted living service, might have to close. On this show, Medical Director Jose Chibras discusses the past and future of Salud. Then the new Bishop of the local Episcopal church explains her vision of the future for the church.

Talk of the Bay
- Monday, November 26 - Listenlisten graphic and link
What great art teaches us about the brain. KUSP's Robert Pollie talks to science writer Jonah Lehrer, author of "Proust was a Neuroscientist." Lehrer discusses recent discoveries in brain science and says that artists like Proust, Cézanne and Stravinsky got there first, anticipating scientific breakthroughs by many decades.

Talk of the Bay - Friday, November 23 - Listenlisten graphic and link
Rick Kleffel speaks with Molly Gloss about westerns, science fiction, and her new book, The Hearts of Horses, about the young women who "started" wild mustangs on the west coast in 1917, and with Karen Joy Fowler, author of the Jane Austen Book Club.

Talk of the Bay - Thursday, November 22 - Listenlisten graphic and link
Iconoclast chef Anthony Bourdain discusses Thanksgiving and his book “No Reservations: around the world on an empty stomach” with KUSP’s Rachel Anne Goodman.

Talk of the Bay - Wednesday, November 21 - Listenlisten graphic and link
A 600 million dollar plan to widen Highway 1 in Santa Cruz County as well as build rail, bike and bus routes may fail because it failed address global warming.

Talk of the Bay - Tuesday, November 20 - Listenlisten graphic and link
In 2006 the Nature Conservancy purchased the rights to seven federal groundfish trawl permits to protect nearly 4 million acres of seafloor habitat along the Central Coast. They have now started leasing back those permits to fisherman in hopes of making fishing more sustainable and more economically viable. Brian Petersen explores the implications of this new Conservation Fishing Agreement.

Talk of the Bay
- Monday, November 19 - Listenlisten graphic and link
A rebroadcast of Robert Pollie's 2006 interview with comedian Amy Sedaris. She talks about the art of hospitality. Then Robert hits the road with writer Robert Sullivan, author of the travel memoir "Cross Country."

Talk of the Bay
- Friday, November 16 - Listenlisten graphic and link
A visit with Poetry Santa Cruz at the Capitola Book Café. Also, KUSP’s Rick Kleffel reports from the Princess and the Pea Chair Tour.

Talk of the Bay
- Thursday, November 15 - Listenlisten graphic and link
Our annual Thanksgiving cooking show. Call in with cooking ideas and questions for Irene Hermann, Daniel Steinberg and Rachel Anne Goodman.

Talk of the Bay
- Wednesday, November 14 - Listenlisten graphic and link
Exploring the recent oil spill in San Francisco Bay, KUSP's J.D. Hillard speaks with Steve Shimek from The Otter Project. Then, an update on the a Moss Landing neighborhood's fight to stop spraying fumigants in a local field.

Talk of the Bay
- Tuesday, November 13 - Listenlisten graphic and link
A show from our archives. Despite being the richest, most technologically advanced county in history, the United States health care system is nowhere near the best. So says doctor and Stanford University professor David Kerns. Kerns has dramatized his criticism in a new novel, “Standard of Care.” He joins KUSP’s J.D. Hillard to discuss the novel, U.S. health care’s troubles as well as universal health care.

Talk of the Bay
- Monday, November 12 - Listenlisten graphic and linkRemembering Maude. Friends, family and fellow writers celebrate the life and work of poet Maude Meehan. The Santa Cruz-based writer, teacher and community activist died this past August. KUSP's Robert Pollie hosts this special tribute show.

Talk of the Bay
- Thursday, November 9 - Listenlisten graphic and linkVeteran television news anchor Tom Brokaw discusses his book "Boom." Also renowned poet and activist Nikki Giovanni, whose latest book is "Accolites," discusses her work with Kathryn Petruccelli. Then director Paul Whitworth and writer Kate Hawley discuss Shakespeare Santa Cruz's production of "The Princess and the Pea." 

Talk of the Bay - Thursday, November 8 - Listenlisten graphic and link
From our archives: KUSP's Rachel Anne Goodman's interviews from the spring about Felton's water conflict and "Making Tracks" a new documentary from local filmakers Karen and Kennan Ward.

Talk of the Bay - Wednessday, November 7 - Listenlisten graphic and linkKUSP's George Cadman interviews opponents of growth plans at UCSC. Tom Brokaw discusses his book "Boom" with KUSP's Rick Kleffel. Detective Sgt. Dan Campos joins J.D. Hillard to explain the dangers and precautions of identity theft.

Talk of the Bay - Tuesday, November 6 - Listenlisten graphic and link
As the state prepares to spray pheromones over Santa Cruz County, KUSP's J.D. Hillard discusses the spraying with David Dilworth, director of the group that sued over anti-moth spraying in Monterey County.

Talk of the Bay
- Monday, November 5 - Listenlisten 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, November 2 - Listenlisten graphic and link
A diverse show today - interviews with Richard Ford; Janet and Chris Atwood; Dr. Rodnew Brooks; and Daria Troxell, by hosts Rick Kleffel and J.D. Hillard.

Talk of the Bay - Thursday, November 1 - Listenlisten graphic and link
KUSP's Quarterly Listener Call-In program, with listeners questions and comments about KUSP programming.

Talk of the Bay - Wednesday, October 31 - Listenlisten graphic and link
Erika Mailman discusses her novel "Witch's Trinity" with KUSP's Rick Kleffel. Also Margot Herster discusses her exhibit "Guantanamo: pictures from home." And the cast of the Planet Cruz Comedy Hour demonstrate radio comedy counseling.

Talk of the Bay - Tuesday, October 30 - Listenlisten graphic and link
Michael Krasny, host of KQED’s weekday talk show “Forum,” joins Deanna Zachary to discuss radio journalism and his new book, “Off Mike.”

Talk of the Bay
- Monday, October 29 - Listenlisten graphic and link
How music messes with your head. KUSP's Robert Pollie talks to musician and cognitive psychologist Daniel Levitin about the neuroscience of music. Levitin is author of "Your Brain on Music." Then some mind-altering melodies from composer and New Music Works director Phil Collins. He discusses his original film score for the silent horror classic "Nosferatu."

Talk of the Bay
- Friday, October 26 - Listenlisten graphic and link
Rick Kleffel explores Artificial Intelligence and SF at SF. Alice Vecchiola interviews Scott Kravitz, director of Mountain Community Theatre's Rocky Horror Picture Show.

Talk of the Bay - Thursday, October 25 - Listenlisten graphic and link
Two years after Halloween in Santa Cruz was marred by a number of gang-related assaults police explain their plans to keep Santa Cruz safe during the raucous holiday. Rachel Anne Goodman hosts. Also local costume experts give tips on Halloween attire.

Talk of the Bay - Wednesday, October 24 - Listenlisten graphic and link
Religion and global warming. Environmentalists and local religious leaders explain the role religion can play in the response to climate change.

Talk of the Bay - Tuesday, October 23 - Listenlisten graphic and link
Resolving lawsuits with conflict management. Conflict Resolution Center head Nancy Heischman joins KUSP's J.D. Hillard to discuss conflict resolution in Santa Cruz County's small claims court.

Talk of the Bay
- Monday, October 22 - Listenlisten graphic and link
Comedian and political satirist Harry Shearer. He's a member of the mock-rock trio Spinal Tap, the voice of many characters on The Simpsons, a radio host and a first-time novelist. Shearer discusses his career in TV, radio and film with KUSP's Robert Pollie and shares some of his classic satirical sketches. Originally broadcast fall, 2006.

Talk of the Bay
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Vegetarian home cooking guru Mollie Katzen's latest cookbook is "The Vegetable Dishes I Can't Live Without." she joins KUSP's Rachel Anne Goodman and local cook Irene Hermann to discuss recipes and vegetarian cooking.

Talk of the Bay - Wednesday, October 17 - Listenlisten graphic and link
Impeachment and the expansion of executive power. Charlie Savage discusses his book “Takeover the Return of the Imperial Presidency and the Subversion of American democracy.” Why some conservatives support impeaching both the vice president and the president. Congressman Sam Farr joins J.D. Hillard to explain the prospects for impeaching Dick Cheney, which he supports.

Talk of the Bay
- Tuesday, October 16 - Listenlisten graphic and link
Former U.S. Labor Secretary Robert Reich discusses his new book "Supercapitalism" with KUSP's Deanna Zachary. Reich explains how citizens can take back the power that has been granted to global corporations. He explains his argument that the corporate income tax and social responsibility movement aren’t helping.

Talk of the Bay - Monday, October 15 - Listenlisten graphic and link
Formed to counter anti-immigrant feeling in Italy, Rome's Orchestra di Piazza Vittorio has evolved a unique cross-cultural sound. We'll hear the band's story and plenty of music as KUSP's Robert Pollie talks to bandleader Mario Tronco and documentary film maker Agostino Ferrente.

Talk of the Bay - Friday, October 12 - Listenlisten graphic and link
Sumo wrestling, noh theatre and World War Two. These are some of the elements of Gail Tsukiyama’s novel “The Street of a Thousand Blossoms.” Tsukiyama discusses her novel with KUSP’s Rick Kleffel. Also on the show, interviews with Andrew Kimbrell, author of "Your Right to Know" and journalist Michael Harvey.

Talk of the Bay - Thursday, October 11 - Listenlisten graphic and link
UCSC and the City and County of Santa Cruz have announced a pact to reduce local carbon emissions and encourage climate-friendly businesses. KUSP's Rachel Anne Goodman discusses the plan with UCSC climate scientist Lisa Sloan.

Talk of the Bay - Wednesday, Oct. 10 - Listenlisten graphic and link
Rebroadcast of Pastures of Plenty: Episode 4, "The Future of Farm Labor." In this program, we hear from berry pickers and flower workers about border crossings, unions, immigration, and living beneath the radar. Jim Hightower speaks about American farm worker policy, and we meet a farmer, Delphina Corcoles, who has moved from being a farm worker, to owning her own organic farm. We also hear from a college graduate who chose to go back to berry picking rather than leave the land and work in an office.

Talk of the Bay
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Last week, California’s agriculture secretary explained the state’s aerial spraying against the Light Brown Apple Moth. On Tuesday’s show, KUSP’s George Cadman discusses concerns about the spraying with the managing director of the Pesticide Action Network.

Talk of the Bay
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Pulitzer-prize winning journalist Susan Faludi examines America's psychological response to 9/11. She says the September 11th attacks revived old myths--and old gender concepts--that go back to the founding of the nation. She talks to KUSP's Robert Pollie.

Talk of the Bay
- Friday, October 5 - Listenlisten graphic and link
Rick Kleffel speaks with Kate Christensen about her book "The Great Man", and then Katherine Petricelli speaks with Belle Yang anbout her new book and a new movie based upon her life.

Talk of the Bay - Thursday, October 4 - Listenlisten graphic and link
The state department of Food and Agriculture plans to spray pheromones over Santa Cruz County to fight an infestation of light brown apple moth. Then Santa Cruz County's recycling coordinator explains how the county hopes to achieve zero waste status. Also,with Ryan Coonerty about how a new organization hopes to engage younger Santa Cruz residents to participate in civic life.

Talk of the Bay - Wednesday, Oct. 3 - Listenlisten graphic and link
Rebroadcast of Pastures of Plenty: A history of California's farmworkers - Episode 3, "Destination, El Norte: Braceros, Campesinos and the U.F.W." The Bracero program was a guest worker program which allowed growers to bring workers under contract as field laborers for a specified time. Ignacio Gomez was a Bracero in the 1950’s and talks about how his view of America changed after he got to Salinas, and why he’s seeking money still owed to him. Cesar Chavez talks about how his early experiences as a migrant farm worker shaped his view of the world. Parts 4 will be broadcast over the next Wednesdays at 10am

Talk of the Bay - Tuesday, October 2 - Listenlisten graphic and link
Santa Cruz author Leba Wine and KUSP’s Deanna Zachary discuss Wine’s novel based on the history of a quilt passed through her family for generations. Also on the show, hear from the producers of "Accidental Hero,” playing during the Pacific Rim Film Festival. And comedian Richard Stockton explains how the Planet Cruz Comedy Hour, whose first performance is Friday, can be the Praire Home Companion for the left coast.

Talk of the Bay
- Monday, October 1 - Listenlisten graphic and link
KUSP's Robert Pollie talks to British-born actor and comedian Nick Ullett about his life in show business. Ullett started in the Cambridge Footlights troupe with future members of Monty Python, then became a popular stand-up performer in the US. He describes opening for Lenny Bruce, getting kicked off the Ed Sullivan show, how to play a bad guy and more.

Talk of the Bay
- Friday, Sept. 28 - Listenlisten graphic and link
Steve Almond, author of 'Not that you asked' and Peg Kingman, who wrote 'Not Yet Drowned' is interviewed by Rick Kleffel Also J.D. Hillard speaks with the producers of the MAH Art Car event.

Talk of the Bay - Thursday, Sept. 27 - Listenlisten graphic and link
In the past 12 months, newspapers around the Monterey Bay area have cut staff, including a number of reporters. Tom Honig, editor of the Santa Cruz Sentinel and Luther Jackson, head of the area reporters' union discuss how the cuts affect the news. Rachel Anne Goodman hosts.

Talk of the Bay - Wednesday, Sept. 26 - Listen listen graphic and link
Rebroadcast of Pastures of Plenty: A history of California's farmworkers - Episode 2, "Hard Times in the Country: Europeans, Okies and Fruit Tramps." Parts 3-4 will be broadcast over the next two Wednesdays at 10am.

Talk of the Bay - Tuesday, Sept. 25 - Listenlisten graphic and link
The next innovation in renewable fuel might come from the Monterey Bay Area. In Santa Cruz, Permaculture guru David Blume proposes a community-based approach to ethanol. Meanwhile, local organic farmers are experimenting with crops to produce biodiesel.

Talk of the Bay
- Monday, Sept. 24 - Listenlisten graphic and link
Coltrane: the story of a sound. New York Times jazz critic Ben Ratliff traces the development and impact of one the 20th century's most distinctive musical voices. He talks and spin some tunes with KUSP's Robert Pollie.

Talk of the Bay
- Friday, Sept. 21 - Listenlisten graphic and link
Rick Kleffel speaks with Saul Landau, author of "A Bush and Botox World," about the implications of our imperial presidency. Rick also joins The Women of Mystery Book Club to celebrate their collaborative novel "The Jewel Box: A Capitola Mystery."

Talk of the Bay
- Thursday, Sept. 20 - Listen listen graphic and link
Rachel Anne Goodman examines a plan circulated by the Monterey County Community Foundation and Arts Council to build the regions creative economy. Also documentary filmmaker David McGuire explains why marine reserves should be established to protect sharks.

Talk of the Bay - Wednesday, Sept. 19 - Listen listen graphic and link
Rebroadcast of Pastures of Plenty: A history of California's farmworkers - Episode 1, "Sailing East: Chinese, Japanese, and Filipino Farmworkers". Parts 2-4 will air for the next three Wednesdays at this time.

Talk of the Bay - Tuesday, Sept. 18 - Listen listen graphic and link
This week hundreds of volunteers will line Santa Cruz’s coast shining lights into the heavens – for peace. Artist Kirby Scudder and Mayor Emily Reilly and join J.D. Hillard to discuss the Night Light event, which takes place Thursday. Also on the show is Don Haifley from the O'Neill Sea Odyssey project, on it's 10th anniversary.

Talk of the Bay - Monday, Sept. 17 - Listen listen graphic and link
They're on us, they're in us, they shape our biology and maybe even our minds. Evolutionary scientist Marlene Zuk discusses the parasites that make us who we are. KUSP's Robert Pollie hosts – no pun intended.

Talk of the Bay - Friday, Sept. 14 - Listen listen graphic and link
Rick Kleffel attends the Singularity Symposium on Artificial Intelligence. Scientists and high-tech entrepreneurs gathered last weekend to discuss what might happen when we create an Artificial General Intelligence. Learn to think differently, because A-I ain't what it used to be.

Talk of the Bay - Thursday, Sept. 13 - Listen listen graphic and link
This month the State of California begins tight restrictions on fishing and other activities along the coast. KUSP’s Rachel Anne Goodman interviews the Otter Project’s Steve Shimek about the value of Marine Protected Areas. Also, discussions of the upcoming Coastal Cleanup day and the ongoing saga of Monterey County’s General Plan.

Talk of the Bay
- Wednesday, Sept. 12 - Listenlisten graphic and linkAddiction treatment workers discuss the miracle of recovery and the plague of meth. Also on the show, What went wrong with the surge? Carmel resident and Iraq Study Group member Leon Panetta discusses the Iraq War with Wes Sims of KBYU - Note: The interview with Mr. Panetta can be found on the Web site of KBYU's Thinking Aloud.

Talk of the Bay - Tuesday, Sept.11 - Listenlisten graphic and link
KUSP’s Emily Quirk asks how green a city can be. Santa Cruz is among cities and counties across the country with so-called green building programs. On this program officials in Santa Cruz and other cities explain these policies and how they could help work against global warming.

Talk of the Bay - Monday, September 10 - Listenlisten graphic and link
Longevity and its limits. KUSP's Robert Pollie talks to anti-aging activist Aubrey de Grey and other scientists and thinkers about attempts to extend the human lifespan. How far can we go? How far should we go? Originally broadcast April, 2006.

Talk of the Bay - Friday, September 7 - Listenlisten graphic and link
KUSP's Rick Kleffel interviews Xiaolu Guo, author of "A Concise Chinese-English Dictionary for Lovers." The book depicts the challenges ito communicaiton in a cross-cultural relationship.

Talk of the Bay - Thursday, September 6 - Listenlisten graphic and link
The FCC is accepting applications in October for Non-Commercial Educational FM radio licenses, the kind of license KUSP has. Tune in to find out why Community radio advocates and religious broadcasting networks nationwide are organizing to establish stations and why this may become a pivotal moment in radio history.

Talk of the Bay
- Wednesday, September 5 - Info/Listen
Hidden Kitchens Texas -- A tasty treat from the Kitchen Sisters. Stories of cowboy kitchens, chili queens, the tamale lady at Fuel City in Dallas, the first barbeque pit on the moon, the garage kitchens of the Vietnamese in Houston, deep fried fuel from biodiesel kitchens, and so much more. Willie Nelson and Robin Wright Penn host.

Talk of the Bay - Tuesday, September 4 - Listenlisten graphic and link
Is environmentalism dead? KUSP's Deanna Zachary and author Michael Schellenberger discuss his criticism of the environmental movement. Schellenberger explains why he believes fighting global warming requires a new approach. Note: This show was originally broadcast February 22, 2005.

Talk of the Bay
- Monday, September 3 - Listenlisten graphic and link
Thirty years ago, Daniel Everett set out to bring Christianity to a remote Amazonian tribe. But they converted him – to science. Now a linguist, Everett talks to KUSP's Robert Pollie about his experiences in the rain forest and his controversial theory of human language. Note: This show was originally broadcast March 5, 2007.

Talk of the Bay - Friday, August 31 - Listenlisten graphic and link
KUSP's Rick Kleffel interviews editors and a contributor to Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet, an anthology of new fiction.

Talk of the Bay
- Thursday, August 30 - No Archive available.

Talk of the Bay
- Wednesday, August 29 - Listenlisten graphic and link
After it was charged with a number of safety violations The Pleasant Care nursing home company went bankrupt and sold off a local facility. KUSP’s Dana Farington investigates the viability of these homes with resident advocates.

Talk of the Bay - Tuesday, August 28 - Listenlisten graphic and link
The Department of Homeland Security has announced it will step up enforcement against businesses whose employees’ names don’t match the Social Security numbers they submit. Immigrant advocates and farmers join KUSP’s George Cadman to look at the effects this announcement has already had on the Central Coast.

Talk of the Bay
- Monday, August 27 - Listenlisten graphic and link
As California Democrats continue to lobby for some form of health coverage expansion, KUSP re-airs Deanna Zachary’s discussion with architects of the health care plans in Vermont and San Francisco.

Talk of the Bay
- Friday, August 24 - Listenlisten graphic and link
KUSP’s Rick Kleffel and author and critic Alan Cheuse discuss Cheuse’ new book “The Fires.” Also, on Life Under the Lights, actor Richard Saldavia explains what’s involved in playing several drunks in the upcoming “Drinking in America.”

Talk of the Bay
- Thursday, August 23 - Listenlisten graphic and link
After weeks of delay, California’s legislature has agreed on a budget. KUSP’s Rachel Anne Goodman examines the budget with State Senator Joe Simitian and Assembly member John Laird. Also, why the ACLU is giving Simitian and Laird awards.

Talk of the Bay
- Wednesday, August 22 - No Archive Available. The California Report's Health Dialogues series discussion of first aid. More info at: Health Dialogues.

Talk of the Bay - Tuesday, August 21 - Listenlisten graphic and link
As Central Coast branches of national mortgage lenders have been laying off staff, KUSP’s Deanna Zachary continues her exploration of the local effects of the woes of the mortgage industry.

Talk of the Bay
- Monday, August 20 - Listenlisten graphic and link
The budget impasse in the California state legislature has resulted in reduced services at some Central Coast charities. KUSP’s J.D. Hillard explores the reasons for the halted state funding with State Senator Jeff Denham and representatives of local service agencies.

Talk of the Bay
- Friday, August 17 - Listenlisten graphic and link
Cyberpunk pioneer William Gibson joins KUSP's Rick Kleffel to discuss his work and changes in cyberspace.

Talk of the Bay - Thursday, August 16 - Listenlisten graphic and link
Vice President Dick Cheney’s role in the death of thousands of salmon on the Klamath River. KUSP's Rachel Anne Goodman examines the congressional investigation and the impact of diverting the river’s water for agriculture. Leon Panetta, Sam Farr and fishing and river advocates all take part.

Talk of the Bay
- Wednesday, August 15 - Listenlisten graphic and link
The first part of the show is from our archives: Host Deanna Zachary explores micro-credit – lending small sums of money so that people can start their own businesses. And in part 2, George Cadman interviews Anna Baltzer, author of "Witness in Palestine: Journal of a Jewish American Woman in the Occupied Territories."

Talk of the Bay - Tuesday, August 14 - Listenlisten graphic and link
Following the state decertification of voting machines, Santa Cruz County Elections chief Gail Pellerin answers questions about the reliability of the county election system. Then recycling coordinator discusses the county’s effort to create zero waste. Also, the director of the Mock Tempest explains his "triple baked potato."

Talk of the Bay
- Monday, August 13 - Listenlisten graphic and link
Long time civil rights activist Tony Hill died in his Santa Cruz home August 7th. On Monday’s Talk of the Bay, KUSP presents Deanna Zachary’s 2004 interview with Tony Hill from our archives. Hill gives an in-depth look at prejudice and inter-racial families.

Talk of the Bay
- Friday, August 10 - Listenlisten graphic and link
Jean Thompson discusses her short story compilation “Throw like a girl” with KUSP’s Katherine Petrucelli.

Talk of the Bay
- Thursday, August 9 - Listenlisten graphic and link
An update on a Moss Landing neighborhood’s fight to stop the fumigation of a nearby strawberry field. KUSP’s J.D. Hillard will speak with Jonathan Gettleman, the attorney representing some residents in a lawsuit seeking to block the pesticides. Also on the show, local fire chiefs warn that the fire season continues in rural areas.

Talk of the Bay
- Wednesday, August 8 - Listenlisten graphic and link
Making spinach safe. Jim Bogart of the Grower Shipper Association joins KUSP’s J.D. Hillard for a discussion of rules the leafy green industry has developed to prevent e. coli outbreaks. Then small-farm advocates explain how “farm-to-institution” arrangements can help local farms.

Talk of the Bay - Tuesday, August 7 - Listenlisten graphic and link
A major ingredient to the sub-prime mortgage industry melt-down has been adjustable-rate mortgages with optional payments. KUSP’s Deanna Zachary and local mortgage attorney William Purdy discuss the hazards of these loans and how they were targeted to minority borrowers.

Talk of the Bay
- Monday, August 6 - Listenlisten graphic and link
KUSP's Robert Pollie talks to Rory Stewart, an ex-British diplomat and former official with the US-led coalition in Iraq. Stewart discusses his experiences as the de-facto governor of an Iraqi province, how the occupation went wrong, and options for a US pullout.

Talk of the Bay
- Thursday, August 2 - Listenlisten graphic and link
Former Santa Cruz resident Steve Rudock earned an award for his humanitarian efforts in Afghanistan while working for the Defense Department. He’ll discuss his experiences there with KUSP’s Emily Quirk. Then composers Jennifer Higdon and Mark O’Connor discuss their upcoming works in the Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music.

Talk of the Bay - Wednesday, August 1 - No archive available here. The third of three episodes of from the Folger Shakespeare Library. In this episode: Shakespeare is a Black Woman: Shakespeare in American Politics. Info at Shakespeare in American Life.

Talk of the Bay
- Tuesday, July 31 - No archive available here. "After Oil,” A documentary from independent producer Richard Paul. America has always responded well to a crisis. But, thinking about "Peak Oil" – Can we act before the crisis? We have the tools, but do we have the will? Link to archive at PRX.

Talk of the Bay
- Monday, July 30 - Listenlisten graphic and link
KUSP’s Robert Pollie talks to acclaimed orchestra conductor Marin Alsop, music director of the Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music. They discuss this year's festival and the art of conducting.

Talk of the Bay
- Friday, July 27 - Listenlisten graphic and link
Rick Kleffel speaks with John Burdett about his new novel, Bangkok Haunts. It's a police procedural set in Thailand featuring a Buddhist cop who pursues serial murderers and vengeful spirits with equal aplomb.

Talk of the Bay - Thursday, July 26 - Listenlisten graphic and link
Sean Sweazy of UCSC’s Agro-ecology center discusses the innovations he’s made in the organic cultivation of strawberries. Then, Media Critic Normon Solomon talks about his film "War Made Easy."

Talk of the Bay
- Wednesday, July 25 - No Archive Available. The second of three episodes of Shakespeare in American Life from the Folger Shakespeare Library. In this episode: Shakespeare is a Black Woman: Shakespeare in American Politics. Info at Shakespeare in American Life.

Talk of the Bay - Tuesday, July 24 - Listenlisten graphic and link
By 2030, one in four Americans will be over 60 years old. A new trend suggests many will avoid retirement. Join KUSP’s Deanna Zachary and author Marc Freedman as they discuss his latest book, “Encore: Finding Work That Matters in the Second Half of Life.” Also on the show, Jim Leap of UCSC Agro-ecology program and program graduates discuss the Agro-Ecology apprenticeship.

Talk of the Bay
- Monday, July 23 - Listenlisten graphic and link
KUSP's Robert Pollie talks to noted theater director Peter Lichtenfels about the life and work of Samuel Beckett. Lichtenfels is currently directing Beckett's play "Endgame," running at the Shakespeare Santa Cruz festival.

Talk of the Bay
- Friday, July 20 - Listenlisten graphic and link
Rick Kleffel interviews Jeff Prucher editor of "Brave New Words: terms from science fiction now in use in the english language." Also Shakespeare Santa Cruz’s Paul Whitworth previews this year’s season on Life Under the Lights.

Talk of the Bay - Thursday, July 19 - Listenlisten graphic and link
Yoga and meditation are popular responses to many illnesses, including heart disease. KUSP’s Rachel Anne Goodman takes a look at how these practices may or may not help in cases of heart disease. Also in the show, UCSC celebrates 40 years of leadership in sustainable agriculture. Agro-Ecology center director Patricia Allen discusses the center’s accomplishments with KUSP’s J.D. Hillard.

Talk of the Bay
- Wednesday, July 18 -No Archive Available. The California Report's Health Dialogues series discusses heart disease treatments and contributing factors. More info at: Health Dialogues.

Talk of the Bay - Tuesday, July 17 - Listenlisten graphic and link
The Big Sur Land Trust expanded its local open space preserves by 1,600 acres. KUSP’s J.D. Hillard explores this future parkland with land trust staff. Also on the show, the West Cost Poetry Slam Returns and a new technology from UCSC that could help rapid detection of epidemic viruses and to film activity in cellular nucleii.

Talk of the Bay - Monday, July 16 - Listenlisten graphic and link
KUSP's Robert Pollie talks to film maker Jasmine Dellal about her new documentary "Gypsy Caravan." The film celebrates the lives and music of top international Gypsy performers from India, Romania, Macedonia and Spain.

Talk of the Bay
- Friday, July 13 - Listenlisten graphic and link
Put yourself in a superhero’s shoes. Austin Grossman discusses his novel “Soon I Will Be Invincible” with KUSP’s Rick Kleffel. Then Shakespeare Santa Cruz’s Paul Whitworth previews this year’s season on Life Under the Lights.

Talk of the Bay - Thursday, July 12 - Listenlisten graphic and link
KUSP’s Rachel Anne Goodman interviews Santa Cruz County Treasurer-Tax Collector Fred Keeley about his efforts to make the region a headquarters of environmentally friendly innovation. Plus, a new industry makes it possible to recycle electronic waste and prevent the release of toxins.

Talk of the Bay
- Wednesday, July 11 - No archive available. In honor of the opening this week of 2007 season of Shakespeare Santa Cruz , KUSP presents the first of three episodes of "Shakespeare in American Life" from the Folger Shakespeare Library. Info at Shakespeare in American Life.

Talk of the Bay - Tuesday, July 10 - Listenlisten graphic and link
Residents of a Moss Landing neighborhood cry foul over plans to apply pesticides to a nearby field. Then Buddhist teacher author and counselor Noah Levine discusses his new book “Against the Stream.” KUSP’s Deanna Zachary hosts.

Talk of the Bay
- Monday, July 9 - Listenlisten graphic and link
Old habits die hard. How once-outmoded racial ideas may be resurfacing in genetics, medicine and forensic science, and why that has some observers worried. KUSP's Robert Pollie talks to sociologist Troy Duster and other experts about the on-again, off-again science of race.

Talk of the Bay
- Friday, July 6 - Listenlisten graphic and link
Susannah Moore's recent book, Big Girls is the story of a mother who kills her children. She discusses the book with KUSP’s Rick Kleffel. Then J.D. Hillard interviews Mad Magazine Senior Editor Joe Raiola. Raiola performs his one-man comedy piece "Almost Obscene".

Talk of the Bay - Thursday, July 5 - Listenlisten graphic and link
Last year, the Lompico Watershed Conservancy completed a campaign to preserve some of Santa Cruz County’s most remote forest land from logging. KUSP’s Brian Peterson interviews Kevin Collins, one of the organizers of that effort. Also on the show, logging to save the land.

Talk of the Bay
- Wednesday, July 4 - Listenlisten graphic and link
Annual surveys of homeless populations on the Central Coast found declines in the number of homeless people. KUSP's J.D. Hillard discusses the surveys with homeless service providers. Then representatives of the Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History discuss the museum's Plein Aire Affair.

Talk of the Bay - Tuesday, July 3 - Listenlisten graphic and link
With the July fourth beach crowds comes July fourth beach trash. KUSP’s Emily Quirk interviews representatives of environmental group Save Our Shores, which organizes cleanups afterward. Also on the program, making dagerous intersections safer and Salinas' effort to improve its image.

Talk of the Bay
- Monday, July 2 - No archive available. A City Arts & Lectures production - Political pugilist Christopher Hitchens discusses his new book, "God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything." Info at cityarts.net.

Talk of the Bay
- Friday, June 29 - Listenlisten graphic and link
Rick Kleffel speaks with Jim Crace about his new novel "The Pesthouse". It's a vision a future America that has been cast back to a medieval level of technology. Then Heather Harvell covers Cabrillo Stage's production "Little Shop Of Horrors".

Talk of the Bay - Thursday, June 28 - Listenlisten graphic and link
Children's health care in Santa Cruz County; and then an update about local actions of the Raging Grannies. Rachel Anne Goodman hosts.

Talk of the Bay
- Wednesday, June 27 - Listenlisten graphic and link
On September 27, 2006, Governor Schwarzenegger signed AB 32, the Global Warming Solutions Act. The bill aims to reduce California’s greenhouse gas emissions to 1990 levels over 14 years. KUSP’s Brian Petersen explores the meaning of this goal for the state and the Central Coast.

Talk of the Bay - Tuesday, June 26 - Listenlisten graphic and link
Despite being the richest, most technologically advanced county in history, the United States health care system is nowhere near the best. So says doctor and Stanford University professor David Kerns. Kerns has dramatized his criticism in a new novel, “Standard of Care.” He joins KUSP’s J.D. Hillard to discuss the novel, U.S. health care’s troubles as well as universal health care.

Talk of the Bay
- Monday, June 25 - Listenlisten graphic and link
A new look at the Ninth Amendment with constitutional law expert Daniel Farber. Farber says the long-neglected amendment could help settle some of today's most contentious legal debates. He talks to KUSP's Robert Pollie about his new book, "Retained by the People: the Silent Ninth Amendment and the Constitutional Rights Americans Don't Know They Have."

Talk of the Bay
- Friday, June 22 - Listenlisten graphic and link
Rick Kleffel speaks with noted blogger, working writer and science fiction author John Scalzi. They discuss the wild world of the web, writing for a living and blowing stuff up in science fiction.

Talk of the Bay
- Thursday, June 21 - Listenlisten graphic and link
Sharon Daniel’s Web site “Public Secrets” is a collection of testimonials from women inmates of California prisons. The site won a Webby, among the highest honors for Internet sites. KUSP’s Rachel Anne Goodman Interviews Daniel about the project and the injustices it highlights. Then the Japanese Cultural Fair returns to Santa Cruz this weekend. Rachel explores some of the food and music that will be on display.

Talk of the Bay - Wednesday, June 20 - No Archive Available. The California Report's Health Dialogues series examines allergies and asthma. More info at: Health Dialogues

Talk of the Bay
- Tuesday, June 19 - Listenlisten graphic and link
Compared with neighboring regions, doctors in Santa Cruz and Monterey counties receive less compensation for Medicare services, creating a sort of brain drain in local health care. This month, the county governments signed onto a class action law suit challenging the compensation rate. KUSP’s Emily Quirk interviews Sutter Santa Cruz CEO Larry de Ghetaldi about the meaning of the suit.

Talk of the Bay
- Monday, June 18 - Listenlisten graphic and link
Being good neighbors in the global village. KUSP's Robert Pollie talks to the philosopher Kwame Anthony Appiah about ethics in a cosmopolitan world. Appiah draws on his own cross-cultural background to explore issues of racial, religious and national identity and coexistence.

Talk of the Bay
- Friday, June 15 - Listenlisten graphic and link
Rick Kleffel presents his interview with digital rights activist and science fiction author Corey Doctorow.

Talk of the Bay - Thursday, June 14 - Listenlisten graphic and link
Affordable Housing is an issue throughout the Central Coast. Host Rachel Anne Goodman defines some critical issues and explores misunderstandings surrounding affordable and low-income housing. Also, an interview with Ryan Coonerty on the County budget and a talk about the moth that may wreak havoc on the Central Coast.

Talk of the Bay - Wednesday, June 13 - Listenlisten graphic and link
In 2004, Santa Cruz County voters turned down a sales tax to fund widening Highway 1 and developing mass transit and bicycle facilities. Fred Keeley, who heads the Transportation Funding Task Force, discusses the future of transportation in Santa Cruz County.

Talk of the Bay - Tuesday, June 12 - Listenlisten graphic and link
Transgender people face serious health care obstacles. These range from ignorance of the health implications of gender reassignment to trans-phobia. Deanna Zachary interviews Doctor Jennifer Hastings, and author Cris Beam.

Talk of the Bay
- Monday, June 11 - Listenlisten graphic and link
Our cheatin' brains. How we justify bad decisions, deflect blame and blind ourselves to our own errors. KUSP's Robert Pollie discusses self-deception and self-justification with social psychologist Elliot Aronson, author of "Mistakes Were Made, But Not By Me."

Talk of the Bay
- Friday June 8 - Listenlisten graphic and link
Kathryn Petruccelli speaks with Helen Simpson author of 'In the Driver's Seat', a collection darkly humorous short stories. Get behind the wheel with Helen Simpson.

Talk of the Bay
- Thursday June 7 - Listenlisten graphic and link
Water in Monterey County is an object of contention, especially when it comes to agriculture. Rachel Anne Goodman discusses Water on the Central Coast. Also, Are you ready for the next big disaster? A talk about disaster planning and the history of calamities on the Central Coast.

Talk of the Bay - Wednesday, June 6 - Listenlisten graphic and link
The U.S. has little control over oil supplies. In the past, price spikes have resulted from variety of events, from refinery maintenance to the whim of other nations. We discuss how we can prepare for a rapid rise in oil prices.

Talk of the Bay - Tuesday, June 5 - Listenlisten graphic and link
School districts with large numbers of English learners face stiff challenges meeting the requirements of the No Child Left Behind law. Pajaro Valley Unified School District Trustee Sandra Nichols discusses the effects of the law on her district with KUSP's JD Hillard.

Talk of the Bay - Monday, June 4 - Listenlisten graphic and link
KUSP's Robert Pollie talks to New York Times science columnist Natalie Angier. In her new book, "The Canon: A Whirligig Tour of the Beautiful Basics of Science," Angier explores the fundamentals of physics, chemistry, biology and more.

Talk of the Bay - Friday, June 1 - Listenlisten graphic and link
Roboticist Daniel Wilson’s new book, “Where’s My Jetpack,” examines predictions that never happened. He’ll discuss the future that has yet to arrive with KUSP’s Rick Kleffel.

Talk of the Bay - Thursday, May 31 - Listenlisten graphic and link
The Santa Cruz Boardwalk celebrates its 100-year anniversary. Rachel Anne Goodman brings Laughing Sal and other Boardwalk amusements to life. Also, journalism students from Cabrillo College exhibit their feature stories.

Talk of the Bay - Wednesday, May 30 - Listenlisten graphic and link
KUSP’s Stefanie Wolf examines the effects oil scarcity could have on agriculture.

Talk of the Bay - Tuesday, May 29 - Listenlisten graphic and link
Deanna Zachary interviews Cheri Huber about her recently published book, "Making a Change For Good." Also, UCSC Professor Bettina Apthecker discusses her book, "How I Grew Up Red, Fought for Free Speech, and Became a Feminist Rebel."

Talk of the Bay - Monday, May 28 - From the independent producer collective Hearing Voices, comes "For the Fallen," a public radio special for Memorial Day. The host is Green Beret and poet Major Robert Schaefer. Archive availabe from the Hearing Voices Web site.

Talk of the Bay - Friday, May 25 -Listenlisten graphic and link
KUSP’s Rick Kleffel speaks with novelist Jonathan Lethem about his rock and roll novel, “You Don't Love Me Yet.” Comedy, plagiarism and the Complainer.

Talk of the Bay - Thursday, May 24 - Listenlisten graphic and link
Rachel Anne Goodman discusses the politics of water, and how national and local water issues figure into life on the Central Coast. Also, a discussion of the immigration debate in the House.

Talk of the Bay - Wednesday, May 23 - Listenlisten graphic and link
Next month, California’s Fish and Game Commission could decide to protect California Condors by banning lead bullets. “Return of the Condor” author and journalist John Moir returns to the program to discuss the ban with KUSP’s Brian Petersen.

Talk of the Bay - Tuesday, May 22 - Listenlisten graphic and link
Host Emily Quirk leads a discussion about green businesses and how changing state laws could make them more competitive. Also, an interview with David Smith-Ferri, who will read some new works inspired by his trip to Iraq.

Talk of the Bay - Monday, May 21 - Listenlisten graphic and link
Culture critic Erik Davis joins KUSP's Robert Pollie for a tour of California's spiritual movements and religious architecture. Davis spent several years documenting California's sacred sites, from Buddhist temples and Christian megachurches to utopian communes and UFO shrines.

Talk of the Bay - Friday, May 18 - Listenlisten graphic and link
KUSP’s Rick Kleffel and former “60 Minutes” correspondent Jon Marks discuss Marks’ new novel, “Fangland.” “Fangland” is the story of a TV reporter who stumbles into the clutches of a modern Dracula in Transylvania.

Talk of the Bay - Thursday, May 17 - Listenlisten graphic and link
Mobile-home parks in the area may soon face rent-control changes. Also, learn better ways to plan for your financial future. And finally, a discussion on the health of fisheries.

Talk of the Bay - Wednesday, May 16 - No archive available. Health care premiums are rising almost as twice as fast as wages, and medical costs continue to skyrocket. There is growing public support and political will to reform the state's health care system. But how can costs be controlled? More info at: Health Dialogues.

Talk of the Bay - Tuesday, May 15 - Listenlisten graphic and link
A set of interviews with the organizers and winners of the 10th annual Queer Youth Awards. Also, local fishermen discuss last year's fishery disaster.

Talk of the Bay - Monday, May 14 -Listenlisten graphic and link
Three who refused. KUSP's Robert Pollie talks to Agustin Aguayo, Camilo Mejía and Pablo Paredes, American servicemen who became Iraq war resisters. All refused to support the war effort and were sentenced to prison or hard labor as a result.

Talk of the Bay - Friday, May 11 - Listenlisten graphic and link
KUSP’s Rick Kleffel interviews “Fight Club” author Chuck Palahniuk. Palahnuik’s latest novel, “Choke,” is about a sex addict who attends sex-addict recovery meetings just to pick up dates.

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Bike to Work Week is coming up. Host Rachel Anne Goodman tells us how to get a free breakfast just by riding a bicycle. Also, an interview with Rafe Esquith, author of "Teach Like Your Hair's on Fire."

Talk of the Bay - Wednesday, May 9 - Listenlisten graphic and link
Comedian Paula Poundstone is returning to the Monterey Bay area for a concert benefiting the group WomenCare, which helps women with cancer. Poundstone talks with KUSP’s Kelly O’Brien about her latest work and her humble beginnings.

Talk of the Bay - Tuesday, May 8 - Listenlisten graphic and link
CHP Officer Grant Boles and KUSP’s Emily Quirk discuss the driving behaviors that are dangerous and illegal or just plain annoying.

Talk of the Bay - Monday, May 7 - Listenlisten graphic and link
Robert Pollie talks to essayist, former Wall Street trader and scientist of uncertainty Nassim Taleb, about his book "The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable." Taleb says we fundamentally misunderstand the nature of randomness - in finance, history and everyday life.

Talk of the Bay - Friday, May 4 - Listenlisten graphic and link
Rick Kleffel speaks with David Shipley and Will Schwalbe, the authors of “SEND: An Essential Guide to Email for Home and Office.” Learn how to use email to stay married, employed and out of jail.

Talk of the Bay - Thursday, May 3 - Listen listen graphic and link
A With the Monterey County General Plan Initiatives coming up for vote in June, Host Rachel Anne Goodman helps sort out the issues. Also, a talk with UCSC Professor Paul Ortiz and fellow organizers about the upcoming Reel Works Film Festival.

Talk of the Bay - Wednesday, May 2 - Listen listen graphic and link
A decade since Oslo, a peaceful, two-state relationship remains beyond the grasp of Palestine and Israel. Israeli peace activist Jeff Halper discusses the future of the two-state solution with KUSP's George Cadman.

Talk of the Bay - Tuesday, May 1- Listen listen graphic and link
A discussion with local students and teachers after a recent visit with the Dalai Lama. Also, we revisit an interview with John Moore, author of "The Return of the Condor."

Talk of the Bay - Monday, April 30 - Listen listen graphic and link
Ken Eklund designs on-line alternative reality games--where players compete to solve real-world problems. He'll discuss his latest project--World Without Oil--which simulates a global energy crisis.

Talk of the Bay - Friday, April 27 - Listen listen graphic and link
KUSP's Rick Kleffel and sci-fi/horror author John Shirley discuss "The Other End," Shirley's novel responding to the "Left Behind" series. Plus a look at upcoming performances on Life under the Lights.

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In this final episode of Pastures of Plenty, a discussion of the future of farm labor. We’ll hear from former Texas Agriculture Secretary and activist Jim Hightower, and Historian Richard Steven Street about ways to improve conditions.

Talk of the Bay - Wednesday, April 25 - Listen listen graphic and link
In episode three of "Pastures of Plenty," Bracero workers discuss working on farms, and members of the United Farm Workers discuss their struggles in the 1960’s.

Talk of the Bay - Tuesday, April 24 - Listen listen graphic and link
In episode two of "Pastures of Plenty", we hear stories from the lives of European immigrants and dustbowl refugees as they recall the great depression in California.

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Monday, April 23 - Listen listen graphic and link
Part one of the special "Pastures of Plenty". Hosted by Luis Valdez and produced by KUSP’s Rachel Anne Goodman, episode one explores the lives of the first immigrant farm workers to the golden state; the Chinese, Japanese and Filipinos. For more info, or to purchase the series.

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Friday, April 20 - Listen listen graphic and link
Host Rick Kleffel interviews Scott Rosenberg, co-founder of Salon.com, about his new book, "Dreaming in Code."

Talk of the Bay - Thursday, April 19 - Listen listen graphic and link
Host Rachel Anne Goodman talks with nature photographers Kennan and Karen Ward about their new film, "Making Tracks," a feature about Grizzly bears. Also, a conversation with Reverend Deborah L. Johnson.

Talk of the Bay - Wednesday, April 18 - No archive available. Medical marijuana: Why do some cities tolerate it while others don’t? Health Dialogues.

Talk of the Bay - Tuesday, April 17 - Listen listen graphic and link
Today is Tax Day for most but former Santa Cruz major Scott Kennedy is only paying half of his taxes: he is opposed to funding the War in Iraq. Host Deanna Zachary talks with Kenedy and Novelist Linda Olson. Also, a talk about the upcoming dance show A Crack in the Mask.

Talk of the Bay - Monday, April 16 - Listen listen graphic and link
Immigrant lives, on screen and on the page. Robert Pollie talks to film maker Mark Becker about his documentary "Romantico" and to author Gabriel Thompson about his book "There's No Jose Here." Each tells the story of a Mexican immigrant, why they came and what they left behind.

Talk of the Bay - Friday, April 13 - Listen listen graphic and link
Rick Kleffel interviews Jon Clinch, author of the new novel “Finn.” Finn is a dark account of the final days of Huckleberry Finn’s father. Then on Daria Troxell’s Life Under the Lights: “Terra Nova,” a dance performance using motion-capture technology.

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Thursday, April 12 - Listen listen graphic and link
A discussion of Monterey County's June General Plan Initiatives. Host Rachel Anne Goodman also gears up for Earth Day with a focus on the environmental Santa Cruz Film Festival.

Talk of the Bay - Wednesday, April 11- No archive available. A City Arts and Lectures presentation: Interview with Steve Wosniak, co-inventor of Apple Computer. Info at cityarts.net

Talk of the Bay - Tuesday, April 10 - Listen listen graphic and link
What is the future of journalism? As new forms of media arise, the status of print journalism is changing shape and possibly even facing extinction.

Talk of the Bay - Monday, April 9 - Listen listen graphic and link
KUSP's Robert Pollie interviews Santa Cruz Film Festival founder and director Jane Sullivan about this year’s line-up.

Talk of the Bay - Friday, April 6 - Listen listen graphic and link
Rick Kleffel interviews Christopher Moore, author of, “You Suck: A love story,” about two newly initiated vampires in love.

Talk of the Bay - Thursday, April 5 - Listen listen graphic and link
Santa Cruz County is facing a drought due to this year's limited rainfall. Rachel Anne Goodman discusses water scarcity, water pollution, and how to conserve it.

Talk of the Bay - Wednesday, April 4 - Listen listen graphic and link
Officials with Big Creek Lumber and the Sierra Club talk about logging on the Central Coast. Also, Chadwick Garden founder Paul Lee talks about establishing the garden 40 years ago.

Talk of the Bay - Tuesday, April 3 - Listen listen graphic and link
A discussion about teen suicide and the mental health of young people. Also, a focus on meditation and mindfulness practices that may help young people.

Talk of the Bay - Monday, April 2 - Listen listen graphic and link
An interview with Dr. Sherwin Nuland about his latest book, "The Art of Aging: A Doctor's Prescription for Well-Being." His previous best-selling book, "How We Die," won a National Book Award.

Talk of the Bay - Friday, March 30 - Listen listen graphic and link
An interview with British author China Miéville about his new children's novel, "Un Lun Dun." His adult novels have won him awards and a loyal following - so why turn his talents toward youth?

Talk of the Bay - Thursday, March 29 - Listen listen graphic and link
An interview with Phil Buster, former prisoner of war, on why he opposes U.S. policies on torture. Also, a talk about the California bill to make Gardasil, the vaccine against the human pappiloma virus, required for school girls

Talk of the Bay - Wednesday, March 28 - No Archive Available. An Interview with Barbara Ehrenreich, author of "Nickel and Dimed." Her new book is "Dancing in the Streets: A History of Collective Joy," which explores the origins and forms of communal celebrations.

Talk of the Bay - Tuesday, March 27 - Listen listen graphic and link
Remembering Ray Belgaurd, the Chief Inspector for the Santa Cruz District Attorney and Salinas' blighted Chinatown and upcoming restoration project. A film review on the work of Ida Lupino, the first woman director in television.

Talk of the Bay - Monday, March 26 - Listen listen graphic and link
The poetic and musical imagination of writer Nate Mackey. Nate won the 2006 National Book Award for poetry, and he's also a long-time KUSP music programmer. Nate joins Talk of the Bay host Robert Pollie to share some thoughts on art and life, his jazz-inflected verse and the music that inspires him.

Talk of the Bay - Friday, March 23 - Listen listen graphic and link
Rick Kleffel interviews local author James Huston, whose latest book, "Bird of Another Heavan," is a love story set during the overthrow of the Hawaiian kingdom. Plus, "Life Under the Lights," KUSP's look inside the world of theatre on the Central Coast.

Talk of the Bay - Thursday, March 22 - Listen listen graphic and link
Allegations of a local business that's distributing food products from a Guatemalan food supplier. Plus, a talk with Ryan Coonerty about his new book, then an interview with musical comedian Sean Altman.

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Wednesday, March 21 - No Archive Available. What are the rewards and challenges of being a caregiver? A look at the growing demand for caregiving. More info at: Health Dialogues

Talk of the Bay - Tuesday, March 20 - Listen listen graphic and link
Deanna Zachary interviews Eesha Williams, a UCSC graduate and author of "Grassroots Journalism," a handbook for a new kind of community journalism. Also, local poets Patrice Vecchione, Robert Sward and Gary Young.

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Monday, March 19 - On today's pledge drive show, excerpts from these previously archived programs: Harry Shearer, Amy Sedaris, & Chris Albani.

Talk of the Bay - Friday, March 16 - Listen listen graphic and link
An interview with historical cartoonist Guy Gabriel Kay. Plus, "Life Under the Lights," KUSP's look inside the world of theatre on the Central Coast.

Talk of the Bay - Thursday, March 15 - Listen listen graphic and link
Rachel Anne Goodman interviews participants of an ecumenical vigil that's planned for the March 16 anniversary. Then Franz Lanting, renowned local photographer discusses his latest work.

Talk of the Bay - Wednesday, March 14 - Listen listen graphic and link
It’s a celebration of pi day. On the 14th day of the third month, math fanatics turn their minds to circles and radii. Then host J.D. Hillard and UCSC astronomer Greg Laughlin discuss the free software Laughlin created to help find planets.

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Tuesday, March 13 - Listen listen graphic and link
Host John Sandidge and his guest Wes Anthony, owner of Santa Cruz’s E3 Playhouse, discuss restrictions that city places on businesses that host performances.

Talk of the Bay - Monday, March 12 - Listen listen graphic and link
KUSP's Robert Pollie speaks to Los Angeles Superior Court judge Kelvin Filer, this year's recipient of the UC Santa Cruz Distinguished Social Sciences Alumni Award. Filer talks about being a black student at mostly white UCSC, his efforts to steer inner-city youth away from crime, and his legal career.

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Friday, March 9 - Listen listen graphic and link
An interview with Vendela Vida, author of the new novel, "Let the Northern Lights Erase Your Name." Also, "Life Under the Lights," KUSP's look inside the world of theatre on the Central Coast.

Talk of the Bay - Thursday, March 8 - Listen listen graphic and link
In October, KQED radio and television merged with San Jose’s KTEH, forming Northern California Public Broadcasting which acquired the Monterey Bay area’s own public television station, KCAH. KUSP’s Rachel Anne Goodman discusses the merger with Jeff Clark, CEO of NCPB. Then she interviews actor turned activist Mike Farrell. Farrell will read from his new book this week in Santa Cruz.

Talk of the Bay - Wednesday, March 7 - No Archive Available. A City Arts and Lectures presentation: The true story of Valentino Achak Deng, one of the so-called "Lost Boys" of Sudan. The novel, based on Deng’s life, depicts Deng's thousand-mile exodus across Africa during the Sudanese civil war, and his experiences as a refugee in Atlanta, Georgia. Info at cityarts.net

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Tuesday, March 6 - Listen listen graphic and link
Logging and forest management in the West and on the Central Coast. KUSP's Brian Peterson talks with George Wuerthner who edited “Wildfire: a century of failed forest management."

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Monday, March 5 - Listen listen graphic and link
Thirty years ago, Daniel Everett set out to bring Christianity to a remote Amazonian tribe. But they converted him--to science. Now a linguist, Everett talks to KUSP's Robert Pollie about his experiences in the rain forest and his controversial new theory of human languages.

Talk of the Bay - Friday, March 2 - Listen listen graphic and link
Katherine Petrucelli interviews Ann Cummins, author of the novel Yellowcake. Plus Life Under the Lights.

Talk of the Bay - Thursday, March 1 - Listen listen graphic and link
Rachel Anne Goodman explores the potential local effects of overcrowding in the state prison system. Then a discusssion of efforts to preserve the wetlands of Elkhorn Slough.

Talk of the Bay - Wednesday, February 28 -No Archive Available. A City Arts and Lectures interview. Cherry Jones won the 2005 Tony Award for her performance as Sister Aloysius in John Patrick Shanley's Pulitzer Prize-winning play "Doubt." Info at cityarts.net.

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In December, after Santa Cruz made marijuana its lowest law enforcement priority, a local head shop held a marijuana tasting. We’ll discuss that event and the City of Watsonville’s decision over whether to allow medical marijuana dispensaries. Why do some cities tolerate pot while others don’t?

Talk of the Bay - Monday, February 26 - Listen listen graphic and link
Programming the universe. How a speck of matter can out-compute a million Pentium processors. MIT physicist Seth Lloyd talks to KUSP's Robert Pollie about the new science of quantum computing.

Talk of the Bay - Friday, February 23 - Listen listen graphic and link
Host Rick Kleffel and science fiction writer Corey Doctorow continue their discussion of Doctorow’s novels and his activism against digital copyrights. Then, Life Under the Lights.

Talk of the Bay - Thursday, February 22 - Listen listen graphic and link
Latinos make up about a third of Santa Cruz students but less than a tenth of advanced placement students. In a discussion with local school district officials, host Rachel Anne Goodman explores the achievement gap and what can be done to close it.

Talk of the Bay - Wednesday, February 21 -No Archive Available. Health Dialogues The infant mortality rate is down, the number of premature births is up and the average age of new moms in California is at an all-time high. What are the ethical implications of pre-natal testing and Caesarean deliveries? How are changing attitudes and science affecting the birth process?

Talk of the Bay - Tuesday, February 20 - Listen listen graphic and link
Governor Schwarzenegger’s health care proposal would require everyone to get health insurance. Meanwhile, Vermont offers health care for all residents. Deanna Zachary hosts a discussion of different approaches to the health care crisis and how they would affect the Central Coast.

Talk of the Bay - Monday, February 19 - Listen listen graphic and link
In his quest to understand American males, New York Times reporter Charlie LeDuff takes participatory journalism to extremes. He tells KUSP's Robert Pollie what he's learned about himself and his fellow man.

Talk of the Bay - Friday, February 16 - Listen listen graphic and link
Host Rick Kleffel and science fiction writer and Boing Boing blogger Cory Doctorow discuss his novels and his activism against digital copyrights. Then Life Under the Lights.

Talk of the Bay - Thursday, February 15 - Listen listen graphic and link
Proposals to protect from future E.Coli outbreaks and the National Steinbeck Center’s moth of reading of the Grapes of Wrath.

Talk of the Bay - Wednesday, February 14 -No archive available. A City Arts and Lectures interview with best-selling author and chef Anthony Bourdain. On his TV show, "No Reservations," he travels the world seeking the authentic experiences and food that flavor the world's cultures. Info at cityarts.net.

Talk of the Bay - Tuesday, February 13 - Listen listen graphic and link
A few Democratic legislators have proposed a return to the Fairness Doctrine's requirement that broadcasters balance opinions with opposing views. Host John Sandidge welcomes columnist Nat Hentoff, who calls the proposal an assault on freedom of speech.of

Talk of the Bay - Monday, February 12 - Listen listen graphic and link
A jump in Santa Cruz County homicides and a series of high-profile attacks on women have raised worries about serious crime in our region. Is crime on the rise in Santa Cruz County? Has the nature of the crimes changed? Area law enforcement officials join host Robert Pollie.

Talk of the Bay - Friday, February 9 - Listen listen graphic and link
Rick Kleffel speaks with author Dan Simmons about this novel The Terror, a vision of what became of the 1845 expedition searching for the Northwest passage. Two of the most modern ships in the British Navy disappeared, and all aboard were lost. A chilling story of nature's triumph over man.

Talk of the Bay - Thursday, February 8 - Listen listen graphic and link
It’s hard to get some parents to admit they spank their children. A discussion of a proposal to make any corporal punishment of young children illegal with host Rachel Anne Goodman.

Talk of the Bay - Wednesday, February 7 - Listen listen graphic and link
Heather Harvell Interviews Michael York, starring in the role of Arthur, in Camelot, at the San Jose Center for the Performing Arts. Then A City Arts and Lectures interview with writer Gore Vidal. No archive on that section. Info at cityarts.net.

Talk of the Bay - Tuesday, February 6 - Listen listen graphic and link
A call-in show with host Deanna Zachary: Hundreds of people flocked to Byron Katie’s event last year in Santa Cruz to do what she calls “The Work.” Now Byron Katie returns to the area to discuss her new book, “A Thousand Names for Joy: Living in Harmony with the Way Things Are.”

Talk of the Bay - Monday, February 5 - Listen listen graphic and link
Robert Pollie talks to novelist Robert Stone about his new memoir, "Prime Green: Remembering the Sixties." One of the premier novelists to come out of the 1960's looks back on the rise of psychedelia, his friendship with Ken Kesey, the birth of the counterculture and more.

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Film director David Lynch joins host Rick Kleffel in a conversation about creativity, transcendental meditation and finding human ears in the suburbs. Dive into the ocean of bliss within us all and surface at the coffee counter in Bob's Big Boy. Then Life under the Lights and the Literary Calendar.

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Thursday, February 1 - Listen listen graphic and link
The City of Santa Cruz has declared itself a pro-choice community. Host Rachel Anne Goodman discusses the meaning of this decision with city council member and local Planned Parenthood chapter founder Cynthia Mathews .

Talk of the Bay - Wednesday, January 31 - No archive available. City Arts and Lectures interview with Cartoonist Roz Chast, in conversation with writer and McSweeney's founder Dave Eggers.More information at www.cityarts.net .

Talk of the Bay - Tuesday, January 30 - Listen listen graphic and link
Host John Sandidge discusses the future of assisted day care for seniors in Santa Cruz County with Elderday officials. In the second portion of the program, UCSC has announced it will donate $25,000 to help police control loud student parties. University and police representatives answer your questions.

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Monday, January 29 - Listen listen graphic and link
Troubled waters? KUSP's Robert Pollie investigates some potentially worrisome changes in coastal marine conditions with UC Santa Cruz ocean scientists Raphael Kudela and Mary Silver. Then, Robert talks to environmental scientist Jane Lubchenco about threats to marine ecosystems and steps toward sustainable ocean policies.

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Friday, January 26 - Listen listen graphic and link
Host Rick Kleffel treads the mean streets with noir author Charlie Huston. They'll meet hippy vegan vampires and hapless hit men. Then, "Life under the Lights," and the Literary Calendar.

Talk of the Bay - Thursday, January 25 - Listen listen graphic and link
Comedian Paula Poundstone discusses her new biography, “There’s Nothing In This Book I Meant To Say,” with host Rachel Anne Goodman. Her recent work pokes fun at Dick Cheney’s marksmanship, Intelligent Design and other topics in current events.

Talk of the Bay - Wednesday, January 24 - No archive available. City Arts and Lectures interview with New York Times columnist Frank Rich, whose book, “The Greatest Story Ever Sold: The Decline and Fall of Truth from 9/11 to Katrina,” explores how the United States' collective suspension of disbelief contributed ot the acceptance of the Iraq war. Rich answers the question: "Which is scarier, Dick Cheney or Andrew Lloyd Webber?" More information at www.cityarts.net .

Talk of the Bay - Tuesday, January 23 - Listen listen graphic and link
Despite fewer juvenile arrests, more girls have recently been arrested in Santa Cruz County. Host Deanna Zachary explores a new program that attempts to steer them away form crime. Then, Deanna interviews David True, director of the "Community Restoration Project," which provides alternatives to jailing children.

Talk of the Bay - Monday, January 22 - Listen listen graphic and link
Santa Cruz County faces challenges over providing housing, encouraging economic development and preserving open spaces. County supervisor Neal Coonerty and host Robert Pollie take calls about how the county should respond to these and other questions. Then Art Studio with Kirby Scudder.

Talk of the Bay - Friday, January 19 - Listen listen graphic and link
Host Rick Kleffel converses with novelist Rudy Rucker on his role in the Cyber Punk era, and explores science fiction's role in the world. He also speaks on some upcoming projects.

Talk of the Bay - Thursday, January 18 - Listen listen graphic and link
Host Rachael Anne Goodman explores the growing militarization of US policy toward Iran as a new Cold War begins to form in the Middle East. Includes three special guests: professors Juan Cole, Terry Burke, and Steven Zunes.

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Wednesday, January 17 - No archive availiable. Health Dialogues broadcast - New Years Resolutions. Click here for information.

Talk of the Bay - Tuesday, January 16 - Listen listen graphic and link
Editors of local papers join host John Sandidge to discuss how "Letters to the Editor" forums are governed and how they affect the rest of the news. Then, Santa Cruz County's Regional Transportation Commissioners, who voted for and against widening Highway 1, come on the show and take your calls.

Talk of the Bay - Monday, January 15 - Listen listen graphic and link
Celebrating the life and work of renowned author and activist Tillie Olsen, who died earlier this month. Tillie had deep ties to our area and thought of Santa Cruz as a second home. Friends, family members, writers and scholars remember her in this special tribute, hosted by KUSP's Robert Pollie.

Talk of the Bay - Friday, January 12 - Listen listen graphic and link
Host Rick Kleffel interviews Harvey Pekar, the artist behind "American Splendor," an autobiographical comic book series.

Talk of the Bay - Thursday, January 11 - Listen listen graphic and link
The annual Fungus Fair returns to Santa Cruz this weekend. Host Rachel Anne Goodman discusses what visitors will see there and explores the practice of mushroom hunting with fair organizers and local mushroomers.

Talk of the Bay - Wednesday, January 10 - No archive available. City Arts and Lectures interview with author Stephen King. More information at www.cityarts.net .

Talk of the Bay - Tuesday, January 9 - Listen listen graphic and link.
A special broadcast on how Marin County's agriculture industry has persisted in the face of rising real estate prices. Then, David Korten, author of, "The Great Turning: From Empire to Earth Community," explains how we might be at the cusp of a shift to a new system of values.

Talk of the Bay - Monday, January 8 - Listen listen graphic and link.
Was the US strategy in Iraq doomed from the start? Is nation-building possible? Are there any good options left? Leon Panetta talks to KUSP's Robert Pollie.

Talk of the Bay - Friday, January 5 - Listen listen graphic and link.
Rick Kleffel speaks with avante garde experimental fantasy author Jeff VanderMeer. Together they explore Ambergris, a city of saints and madmen, an economic empire. Then Daria Troxell presents this week's "Life Under the Lights."

Talk of the Bay - Thursday, January 4 - Listen listen graphic and link.
KUSP Host Rachel Ann Goodman and author Peter Laufer explore resistance to the Iraq war. Laufer’s book, “Mission Rejected,” depicts the experiences of soldiers – including three from the Central Coast - who chose not to go to Iraq.

Talk of the Bay - Wednesday, January 3 - Listen listen graphic and link.
Rebroadcast of a Health Dialogues forum on domestic violence, produced jointly by KUSP and Community Television of Santa Cruz County. We’ll speak with social service experts, health care providers, and women who have experienced domestic violence.

Talk of the Bay - Tuesday, January 2 - Listen listen graphic and link.
Host John Sandidge welcomes outgoing Santa Cruz County Supervisor Mardi Wormhoudt and recently elected Santa Cruz City Councilmember Lynn Robinson.

Talk of the Bay - Monday, January 1 - No archive available. Crossing Borders: "A Tale of Two Countries." Stories from and about the US-Mexico border, the Mexican immigrant experience and more. For more information, click here.

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