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Talk of the Bay - 2008 Archives
A discussion of issues affecting residents of the Central Coast.


This show is now broadcast live weekly, Sunday evening at 7pm

The American Idea
listen graphic and linkStephen Barkalow
listen graphic and linkEmily Reilly
listen graphic and linkBill Monning
listen graphic and linkBarbara Sprenger
(Recorded before the June election)

 

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Students Report
Sunday, December 28 - Listen listen graphic and link
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Out of the goodness of the holiday season, Rachel Anne Goodman shares with you some radio reports produced by students of "Radio Journalism" - Instructed by Rachel herself. Topics spectrum from local political activism to holiday shopping catastrophe.

Cuts Must Happen
Sunday, December 14 - Listen listen graphic and link
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Santa Cruz public programs face an immediate threat from the city's tight budget. Now board members are faced with the obligitory task of cutting programs.

Where's the Humor in the Election?
Sunday, December 7 - Listen listen graphic and link
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Calvin Trillin will tell you. Author of many memoirs and A Heck of a Job, Calvin is in the studio fresh from a reading at the Capitola Book Cafe for yet another reading of Deciding the Next Decider: The 2008 Presidential Election.

Health of the Ocean
Sunday, November 30 - Listen listen graphic and link
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How exactly is mother ocean's health persisting amongst the world's industrialization? Marine Biologist Wallace J. Nichols visits to answer this question and to discuss his most recent works on sea turtles. The waves of the ocean in danger? Surprising, certainly - listen to find out.

Thanksgiving
Sunday, November 23 - Listen listen graphic and link
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Recipes, ideas and tips from some local foodies to help you with your Thanksgiving preparations.

Top 25 Most Censored Stories of 2008
Sunday, November 16 - Listen listen graphic and link
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First, a look back at what didn't make the news in 2008, with Project Censored. Next, Mayor Ryan Coonerty talks about what's ahead for the city of Santa Cruz. Finally, a conversation with a local National Geographic photographer.

Proposition 8: What's Ahead
Sunday, November 9 - Listen listen graphic and link
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A look at the legal implications of the passage of California's Proposition 8. Also, Rachel Anne Goodman speaks with Jeremiah Ridgeway, photographer and veteran of the war in Afghanistan.

Election Expectations
Sunday, November 2 - Listen listen graphic and link
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Preview of perhaps one of the most important elections in modern history. Rachel Anne Goodman speaks with person in charge of elections in Santa Cruz.

Propositions and Obama's Organization
Sunday, October 26 - Listen listen graphic and link
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Discussion and opinion of the California propositions with treasurer of Santa Cruz County. Then, a discussion with author of "Beyond the Fields"; an analysis of the organization used in César Chávez's United Farm Workers movement. How are these strategies similarly used in Obama's campaign? Have a listen.

Jobs in the Now
Sunday, October 19 - Listen listen graphic and link
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Here's something important: jobs. In this time of financial turmoil, a professor of economics will discuss anything in the job sphere.

Politics of Politics: The Election
Sunday, October 12 - Listen listen graphic and link
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A former senator and author talks about the election in general as well as a UCSC Political Science professor's thoughts about the Iraq conflict in the election.

Credit Crunch Hitting Home
Sunday, October 5 - Listen listen graphic and link
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Rachel Anne Goodman holds an open discussion about how the credit crisis is affecting your neignborhood.

The Economic Bailout's Effect on Local Real Estate
Monday, September 28 - Listen listen graphic and link
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Rachel Anne Goodman discusses the economic situation with brokers from Bailey Properties and Keller Williams, also a columnist writer working with Pacific Inland Home Mortgage. Additionally, the effect on loans is discussed.

Fire Aftermaths - Response & Threats of Landslides
Sunday, September 14 - Listen listen graphic and link
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Discussion about response times to local fires and then the threats of possible landslides in Big Sur.

Health Dialogues
Friday, August 22
- Archive Available Here.

Gay Pride in Watsonville
Thursday, August 21 - Listen listen graphic and link
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Rachel Anne Goodman speaks with organizers of the first- ever Watsonville gay pride parade this weekend and discusses the importance of openness in Watsonville. She also takes a look back at KUSP's Live at Lunch over the years.

Call-In Show About Programming Changes
Wednesday, August 20 - Listen listen graphic and link
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KUSP General Manager Terry Green and Talk and Information Producer JD Hillard engage in a listener call-in regarding the new programming changes at KUSP.

Persuasive Language on Capitol Hill
Tuesday, August 19 - Listen listen graphic and link
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UC Berkeley Linguist George Lakoff explains what language he thinks Democrats will have to use in order to win the White House. KUSP's Deanna Zachary hosts. Also Deanna Zachary discusses her 8 years of work on Talk of the Bay with producer J.D. Hillard.

Wine or Beer?
Friday, August 15 - Listen listen graphic and link
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Rick Kleffel speaks with Charles Bamforth, author of Grape vs. Grain, who weighs in on the pros and cons of beer vs. wine. Then on Life Under the Lights, Alice Vecchiola speaks with the director, translator, and cast members of the Shakespeare Santa Cruz Fringe Show.

Call-In Show About Talk of the Bay
Thursday, August 14 - Listen listen graphic and link
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John Sandidge and Deanne Zachary join Rachel Anne Goodman in a listener call-in regarding the new programming changes at KUSP.

Pastures of Plenty
Wednesday, August 13

Rachel Anne Goodman's Pastures of Plenty.

Stories About Going Insane
Tuesday, August 12

Host Scott Carrier takes "The Test" for schizophrenia. An anonymous reporter describes his "Electroshock." More Information. Check back later for audio.

Curt Tofteland: Shakespeare Behind Bars
Monday, August 11 - Listen listen graphic and link
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KUSP's Robert Pollie talks to Curt Tofteland, director of Shakespeare Behind Bars, a prison arts program in La Grange, Kentucky.

Author Barbara Ehrenreich
Thursday, August 7 - Listen listen graphic and link
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Rick Kleffel speaks with Barbara Ehrenreich about her new book 'This Land is Their Land' and the on-going deterioration of what was once great about America.  On Life Under the Lights, it's the men and the music behind the Shakespeare Santa Cruz production of Lanford Wilson's "Burn This".  Then, Rick Kleffel interviews Members Only, the 80's cover band that greets playgoers.

Citenzenship Ceremony and Fire Bombings
Thursday, August 7 - Listen listen graphic and link
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Rachel Anne Goodman discusses the naturalization ceremony that took place today in San Jose, where over 10,000 people became U.S. citizens. Then she discusses the UCSC faculty fire bombings with animal rights activists.

Pastures of Plenty
Wednesday, August 6

Rachel Anne Goodman's Pastures of Plenty.

Race and Wealth
Tuesday, August 5 - Listen listen graphic and link
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Host Deanna Zachary discusses the connection between race and economic success with UCSC Professor Rob Fairley.

Robert Stone: Remembering the 60's
Monday, August 4 - Listen listen graphic and link
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Robert Pollie talks to novelist Robert Stone about his 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.

Author Jim Malusa
Friday, August 1 - Listen listen graphic and link
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Botanist and bicyclist Jim Malusa talks about his journeys to the lowest places on the earth and his book 'Into Thick Air: Biking to the Bellybutton of Six Continents'. Also, local author Doug Abrams about his book, 'The Secret Diaries of Don Juan'.  It's an historical novel based on a mythic figure.  He'll also talk about breaking into the world of professional novel writing.

Industrial Development in Monterey Bay
Thursday, July 31 - Listen listen graphic and link
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The City of Santa Cruz this week approved a new industrial development, joining other communities in the region hoping to encourage clusters of new businesses in the Monterey Bay area. KUSP's Rachel Anne Goodman explores the concept of business clusters and the question of new construction on the water-strapped Central Coast.

Pastures of Plenty
Wednesday, July 30

Rachel Anne Goodman's Pastures of Plenty.

Geek Speak
Tuesday, July 29 - Listen listen graphic and link
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KUSP's Rick Kleffel sits down with Geek Speak hosts Sean Cleveland and Lyle Troxell. Also, an interview with science fiction author Charles Stross.

Voices from the Cabrillo Music Festival
Monday, July 28 - Listen listen graphic and link
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Music and conversation with four featured artists from the 2008 Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music. KUSP's Robert Pollie talks to composers Mason Bates, Eric Lindsay and Matthew Cmiel, as well as percussionist Evelyn Glennie.

Author Benjamin Wallace
Friday, July 25 - Listen listen graphic and link
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Rick Kleffel speaks with Benjamin Wallace about his book "The Billionaire's Vinegar."   It's the story of the sale of a bottle of wine that once belonged to Thomas Jefferson – or did it? – and the intrigue that surrounds the auction of rare wines.  On Life Under the Lights, Alice Vecchiola speaks with Tim Ocel of Shakespeare Santa Cruz and finds out if "All's Well That Ends Well."

Brazil Rising

Thursday, July 24 - Brazil Rising is a documentary about the emergency of Brazil as a global power from KQED radio in San Francisco and the Stanley Foundation. Learn more at: Brazil Rising.

Somebody Call 911!
Wednesday, July 23 - Listen listen graphic and link
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Funding 911 services in Santa Cruz County. JD HIllard discusses the issue with the Vice Mayor of the City of Santa Cruz, Cynthia Mathews. Later in the show, author Kevin Phillips complains about the debt buildup in the U.S.

Saving the Sierra
Tuesday, July 22 - Listen listen graphic and link
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Three stories about efforts to preserve rural communities in the Sierra Nevada mountains. It's "Saving the Sierra" from producers Catherine Stifter and Jesikah Maria Ross.

Big Sur: After the Fires
Monday, July 21 - Listen listen graphic and link
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Stories of the Basin Complex Fire. Big Sur residents look back on the recent wildfires and consider the challenges ahead. Also, Steve Stucky of the San Francisco Zen Center describes the firefight to save the Tassajara monastery. Hosted by KUSP's Robert Pollie.

Health Dialogues
Friday, July 18
- Archive Available Here.

Author Whitley Strieber
Thursday, July 17 - Listen listen graphic and link
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Part two of a two-part conversation with author Whitley Strieber, about his horror novels including The Wolfen, The Hunger, and Communion. Then on Life under the Lights, Shakespeare Santa Cruz' Romeo and Juliet.

Foreclosures in Santa Cruz and a Fire Update
Wednesday, July 16 - Listen listen graphic and link
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An examination of the causes consequences of the the housing and foreclosure crisis that effects us all. Then an interview with Esalen Executive Director Harry Feinberg, by Emily Quirk. Listen to fire update only.

State Budget & Basin Complex Fire Update
Tuesday, July 15 - Listen listen graphic and link
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Host Deanna Zachary discusses the state budget with Assemblymember John Laird. Then, an update on the fires with Nepenthe's Kirk Gafill and Life in the Fire Lane blogger Kelly O'Brien.

Ry Cooder Interview
Monday, July 14 - Listen listen graphic and link
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Robert Pollie interviews Ry Cooder in the KUSP studio. They discuss "The California Trilogy," Ry's collection of music and stories offering glimpses of California's past, people and politics.

Author Whitley Strieber
Friday, July 11 - Listen listen graphic and link
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Part one of a two-part conversation with author Whitley Strieber, about his horror novels including The Wolfen, The Hunger, and Communion. Then on Life under the Lights, members of the cast and crew from the Cabrillo production of Jesus Christ Superstar.

Plein Aire Affair and Big Sur Fire Update
Thursday, July 10 - Listen listen graphic and link
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Fighting fire with fire in Big Sur, and two participants in this weekend's Plein Aire Affair at the Museum of Art and History in Santa Cruz explain why they like making art in the outdoors.


Radio Lab
Wednesday, July 9
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Radio Lab is an experiential investigation that explores themes and ideas through a patchwork of people, sounds, and stories. In each episode, Radio Lab experiments with sound and style allowing science to fuse with culture and information to sound like music. More info at Radio Lab.

Shakespeare Santa Cruz
Tuesday, July 8 - Listen listen graphic and link
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Host Deanna Zachary explores the upcoming season of Shakespeare Santa Cruz, featuring "Romeo & Juliet" and "All's Well That Ends Well." Also, an interview with "Bach at Leipzig" playwright Itamar Moses.

Wildfires & The Environment
Monday, July 7 - Listen listen graphic and link
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KUSP's Robert Pollie talks to ecologists and climate experts about the environmental causes and effects of California's wildfires. Is global warming to blame? What is the impact on local plant and animal species? What are the implications for land management policy? Guests include ecologists Steve Running, George Wuerthner and Mike Vasey.

Sir Salman Rushdie
Friday, July 4 - Listen listen graphic and link
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Rick Kleffel speaks with Sir Salman Rushdie taped live at the Rio Theater in Santa Cruz about his beginnings as a storyteller, his career in advertising, creating his Booker Prize-winning novel Midnight's Children and his latest novel, The Enchantress of Florence.

Save Our Shores this Independence Day
Thursday, July 3 - Listen listen graphic and link
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July 4th is one of the biggest tourist weekends of the summer and probably the messiest. Fred Keeley and Aleah Lawrence-Pine of Save Our Shores explain what’s involved in cleaning up. Also a discussion of how to keep the holiday safe.

Radio Lab
Wednesday, July 2
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Radio Lab is an experiential investigation that explores themes and ideas through a patchwork of people, sounds, and stories. In each episode, Radio Lab experiments with sound and style allowing science to fuse with culture and information to sound like music. More info at Radio Lab.

Grassroots Entrepreneurialism
Tuesday, July 1 - Listen listen graphic and link
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We offer an interview from our recent past: KUSP's Deanna Zachary discussing grassroots entrepreneurialism with progressive commentator Jim Hightower. Also J.D. Hillard takes a look into the 16 water projects kicked off in Santa Cruz County this month.

The Philosophy of Insults and Heckling
Monday, June 30 - Listen listen graphic and link
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Insults: Why we dish 'em out; why we can't take 'em. KUSP's Robert Pollie talks to Jerome Neu, UC Santa Cruz professor and author of "Sticks and Stones: The Philosophy of Insults." Then filmmaker Michael Addis discusses his documentary "Heckler," about the caustic relationship between entertainers, hecklers and cutthroat critics.

Authors Pat Murphy and Carol Emshwiller
Friday, June 27 - Listen listen graphic and link
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Rick Kleffel speaks with Pat Murphy about how her work at the Exploratorium informs her fiction, with Carol Emshwiller about her fifty years writing fiction and Tim Pratt about finding the mythic resonances of childbirth. And in Life Under the Lights, Alice Vecchiola speaks with the director and cast of Forever Plaid.

PIO Steve Kleist about Indians Fire
Thursday, June 26 - Listen listen graphic and link
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KUSP’s J.D. Hillard interviews Public Information Officer Steve Kleist about the possibility of eventual joining of the Indians and Basic Complex fires in the Los Padres National Forest. This report is 5 min 20 second.

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Contains time sensitive, active fire report, that may not be relevant at the time you listen.

The Canine Conundrum in Monterey
Thursday, June 26 - Listen listen graphic and link
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KUSP’s Royce Fincher explores how Monterey Bay communities reconcile the enthusiasm of dog owners to use public spaces with the oppostion of those who prefer dog-free zones.

Radio Lab
Wednesday, June 25
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Radio Lab is an experiential investigation that explores themes and ideas through a patchwork of people, sounds, and stories.This episode is about Laughter, and its many spledid facets. In each episode, Radio Lab experiments with sound and style allowing science to fuse with culture and information to sound like music. More info at Radio Lab.

Persuasive Language on Capitol Hill
Tuesday, June 24 - Listen listen graphic and link
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UC Berkeley Linguist George Lakoff explains what language he thinks Democrats will have to use in order to win the White House. KUSP's Deanna Zachary hosts.

A Conversation with Novelist Andrew Sean Greer
Monday, June 23 - Listen listen graphic and link
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Writer Andrew Sean Greer discusses his latest novel, "The Story of A Marriage." It's a story of concealment and conformity set in 1950's-era San Francisco. KUSP's Robert Pollie hosts.

Health Dialogues
Friday, June 20
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The program looks at the changing role of public health and examines the readiness of California public health departments in addressing both new threats like bioterrorism and environmental pollution and long standing challenges like obesity, diabetes, tobacco control and the sizable uninsured population.

Filmmakers Eric Thiermann and Jim Clark
Thursday, June 19 - Listen listen graphic and link
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Local documentary filmmakers Eric Thiermann and Jim Clark join KUSP’s Rachel Anne Goodman.  The team’s next project follows two sea-plane pilots exploring Arctic waters opened by global warming.

Radio Lab
Wednesday, June 18
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Radio Lab is an experiential investigation that explores themes and ideas through a patchwork of people, sounds, and stories.This episode is about War of the Worlds, and an examination of the power of mass media to create panic. In each episode, Radio Lab experiments with sound and style allowing science to fuse with culture and information to sound like music. More info at Radio Lab.

Who Can You Trust?
Tuesday, June 17 - Listen listen graphic and link
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Boston Globe reporter Charlie Savage's book about the imperial presidency and expansions in executive power under the Bush administration is out in paperback. He discusses the question of executive power among presidential candidates. Also local author Linda Stroh explains the effect of trust in relationships. Her book is Trust Rules.

Going to the Chapel
Monday, June 16 - Listen listen graphic and link
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JD Hillard talks with three same-sex couples who plan to marry as a result of the California law that legalized gay marriage last month.

Author Karen Joy Fowler
Friday, June 13 - Listen listen graphic and link
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Rick Kleffel speaks with Karen Joy Fowler, author of the bestselling novel The Jane Austen Book Club, about her new book, Wit's End, set in Santa Cruz.  It's a mystery, a comedy, a gothic novel and metafictional meditation on characters, place and Holy City.  Welcome to Santa Cruz.

The Next Generation of Radio Journalists
Thursday, June 12 - Listen listen graphic and link
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More produced features from Rachel Anne Goodman's Radio Journalism students from Cabrillo College and UC Santa Cruz.

Radio Lab
Wednesday, June 11
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Radio Lab is an experiential investigation that explores themes and ideas through a patchwork of people, sounds, and stories.This episode is about Deception. In each episode, Radio Lab experiments with sound and style allowing science to fuse with culture and information to sound like music. More info at Radio Lab.

The Geek of all Geeks: William Gibson
Tuesday, June 10 - Listen listen graphic and link
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RIck Kleffel hosts a special edition of GeekSpeak with guest WIlliam Gibson.  Gibson's 1982 novel Neuromancer invented cyberspace as we know it today; his new novel Spook Country offers a look at a present most of us cannot quite comprehend.  William Gibson is joined by Sean Cleveland and Lyle Troxell of KUSP's GeekSpeak.

Microcosm: Carl Zimmer on E. Coli
Monday, June 9 - Listen listen graphic and link
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What do humans have in common with bacteria? Nearly everything, according to science writer Carl Zimmer. He'll talk to KUSP's Robert Pollie about E. Coli and the new science of life.

Your Pesky Little Brother
Friday , June 6 - Listen listen graphic and link
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Rick Kleffel talks with blogger and activist Cory Doctorow about his new young adult novel, Little Brother, which looks at the erosion of our civil liberties in the wake of terrorism and offers concrete advice for HOW TO take them back.  

After the Fire
Thursday , June 5 - Listen listen graphic and link
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Corralitos area residents Tom Ross and Bill Leland lost homes in the Summit Fire, they join KUSP’s Rachel Anne Goodman to discuss their experiences and the recovery process. Also, several short features by Rachel’s radio journalism students.

Radio Lab
Wednesday, June 4
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Radio Lab is an experiential investigation that explores themes and ideas through a patchwork of people, sounds, and stories.This episode is about The Science of Sleep. In each episode, Radio Lab experiments with sound and style allowing science to fuse with culture and information to sound like music. More info at Radio Lab.

Where the Money Goes
Tuesday , June 3 - Listen listen graphic and link
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Host Deanna Zachary explores philanthropy, from grassroots organizations to private foundations. Then she interviews students from Mt. Madonna School's presentation of the Ramayana, playing at the CSU Monterey Bay's World Theater, June 6-8.

Props 98 and 99
Monday , June 2 - Listen listen graphic and link on computer.
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Proposition 98 may represent a revolution in the relationship between government and its citizens or merely a fair reading of the 5th Amendment of the US Constitution. Monterey County Farm Bureau head Bob Perkins and KUSP's Land Use Report producer Gary Patton sound off. Also Barbara Sprenger and Bill Monning, candidates for the Democratic nomination to the 27th district of the state assembly offer their thoughts on The American Idea.

James Houston & Tom Killion
Friday , May 30 - Listen listen graphic and link on computer.
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Rick Kleffel speaks with James D. Houston and Tom Killion about Santa Cruz, literature of place and the literary history of Santa Cruz.  Plus, Jeffrey Alford talks about traveling 'Beyond the Great Wall: Recipes and Travels in the Other China'.

Animal Rescue from the Summit Fire
Thursday , May 29 - Listen listen graphic and link on computer.
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Santa Cruz County Animal Services Staff join KUSP’s Rachel Anne Goodman to relate their experiences rescuing animals from the fire. Also, Len Traubman explains how he helps advocates of Israel and Palestine make peace with one another. Then RideSpring founder, Paul McGrath, argues for old-fashioned carpooling to help reduce carbon emissions. Plus, 27th Assembly district candidates Reilly and Barkalow sound off in two episodes of the new commentary series The American Idea.

Radio Lab
Wednesday, May 28
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Radio Lab is an experiential investigation that explores themes and ideas through a patchwork of people, sounds, and stories. In each episode, Radio Lab experiments with sound and style allowing science to fuse with culture and information to sound like music. Hosted by Jad Abumrad with co-host Robert Krulwich, more info at Radio Lab.

The Electric Car
Tuesday , May 27 - Listen listen graphic and link on computer.
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Host Deanna Zachary explores the future of the electric car with Kelly O'Brien of KUSP's Life in the Fast Lane. Then the KUSP film gang reviews the latest films.

The Summit Fire
Monday , May 26 - Listen listen graphic and link on computer.
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Host Robert Pollie interviewed CAL Fire unit chief John Ferreira, on Sat. May 24. Also on the show is a Monday report from CAL Fire Batt. Chief & spokesman David Shue.

Health Dialogues
Friday, May 23
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The program looks at the changing role of public health and examines the readiness of California public health departments in addressing both new threats like bioterrorism and environmental pollution and long standing challenges like obesity, diabetes, tobacco control and the sizable uninsured population.

A Monumental Decision
Thursday , May 22 - Listen listen graphic and link on computer.
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Host Rachel Anne Goodman discusses the recent California Supreme Court Decision legalizing same-sex marriage in the state. Also, frequent news updates from the fire in the Santa Cruz Mountains along Summit Road.

Radio Lab
Wednesday, May 21
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Radio Lab is an experiential investigation that explores themes and ideas through a patchwork of people, sounds, and stories. In each episode, Radio Lab experiments with sound and style allowing science to fuse with culture and information to sound like music. Hosted by Jad Abumrad with co-host Robert Krulwich, more info at Radio Lab.

The Budget Crisis in California
Tuesday , May 20 - Listen listen graphic and link on computer.
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Host Deanna Zachary explores the California State Budget Crisis in California with Senator Jeff Denham, Santa Cruz County Superintendent of Schools Michael Watkins, and Assemblyman John Laird.

The Kasper Hauser Comedy Troupe
Monday , May 19 - Listen listen graphic and link on computer.
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The surreal, cerebral humor of San Francisco's Kasper Hauser Comedy Troupe. They laugh it up with KUSP's Robert Pollie and discuss their beginnings at Stanford University, the science of absurdity and their May 24th performance in Santa Cruz.

Woman Behind the Apocalypse
Friday , May 16 - Listen listen graphic and link on computer.
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Rick Kleffel speaks with Eleanor Coppola, wife of director Francis Ford Coppola, who recently wrote the book Notes on a Life.  Then Santa Cruz writer Seana Graham about her experiences writing for Script Frenzy, a web-based contest that aims to help writers create a 100 page film script in one month.  Lastly, Justin Peacock about his novel A Cure for Night.

Saving Our Local Libraries
Thursday , May 15 - Listen listen graphic and link on computer.
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Host Rachel Anne Goodman discusses Measure R which, if passed, will fund local libraries in Santa Cruz. Later she talks to the artists and organizers of the River Arts Festival, held in Santa Cruz's San Lorenzo Park in May.

Radio Lab
Wednesday, May 14
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Radio Lab is an experiential investigation that explores themes and ideas through a patchwork of people, sounds, and stories. In each episode, Radio Lab experiments with sound and style allowing science to fuse with culture and information to sound like music. Hosted by Jad Abumrad with co-host Robert Krulwich, more info at Radio Lab.

Here Comes the Judge
Tuesday , May 13 - Listen listen graphic and link
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Host Royce Fincher interviews Superior Court judicial candidates for Monterey and Santa Cruz counties for the upcoming June primary.

Can You Trust Your Brain?
Monday , May 12 - Listen listen graphic and link
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Neuroscientist Robert Burton talks to KUSP's Robert Pollie about our brain's often-unjustified sense of self-certainty. Burton's latest book is "On Being Certain: Believing You Are Right, Even When You're Not."

Women Fighting Back
Friday , May 9 - Listen listen graphic and link
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Host Rick Kleffel talks to Jessica Queller, author of "Pretty is What Changes." Then he talks with comedienne and cancer survivor Rene Hicks about her role in the show, "Women's Voices: A Night of Comedy", a benefit put on for the women's cancer advocacy organization, WomenCare.

Nobel Winner Ben Santer - Leftist Gorillas
Thursday, May 8 - Listen listen graphic and link
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Ben Santer, a leader of the panel that shared in the Nobel prize awarded to Al Gore, lays out his argument that humans drive climate change. San Francisco political comic Will Durst and Bizarro cartoonist Dan Piraro discuss their upcoming performance and the state of poolitical humor. Maya Barsacq discusses the Three Penny Opera, presented this weekend by the Santa Cruz chamber Orchestra. With KUSP's Rachel Anne Goodman.

Radio Lab
Wednesday, May 7
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Radio Lab is an experiential investigation that explores themes and ideas through a patchwork of people, sounds, and stories. In each episode, Radio Lab experiments with sound and style allowing science to fuse with culture and information to sound like music. Hosted by Jad Abumrad with co-host Robert Krulwich, more info at Radio Lab.

More on Replacing John Laird
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Royce fincher continues his interviews with candidates for the Democratic nomination to replace 27th district Assembly Member John Laird. Today: Bill Monning and Barbara Sprenger. Interviews with Stephen Barkalow and Emily Reilly aired May 1.
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Jack Kerouac's Big Sur
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Jack Kerouac's Big Sur: the man, the place, the book and now the movie. In 1960 Kerouac spent six weeks in Big Sur and wrote what some consider his most powerful novel. A new film chronicling Jack Kerouac's time on the central coast gets a special screening at the Santa Cruz Film Festival. Film maker Curt Worden talks to KUSP's Robert Pollie.

Pico Iyer & the Dalai Lama
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Pico Iyer has known the Dalai Lama for 30 years.  In 'The Open Road : The Global Journey of the Fourteenth Dalai Lama', he gives readers a personal glimpse of one of the most important men on the planet.  KUSP's Rick Kleffel spoke with Iyer about the Dalai Lama, the western perceptions of Tibet and the Buddhist belief system. Also interviews with writers James D. Houston and Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston.

Replacing John Laird
Thursday, May 1 - Listen listen graphic and link
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On June 3 Monterey Bay area democrats will choose which of four candidates to run in the November election to replace the termed out John Laird. Royce Fincher interviews Stephen Barkalow and Emily Reilly. Tuesday May 6, we present interviews with Bill Monning and Barbara Sprenger. Full-length versions of these interviews:
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Radio Lab
Wednesday, April 30
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Radio Lab is an experiential investigation that explores themes and ideas through a patchwork of people, sounds, and stories. In each episode, Radio Lab experiments with sound and style allowing science to fuse with culture and information to sound like music. Hosted by Jad Abumrad with co-host Robert Krulwich, more info at Radio Lab.

These American Lives
Tuesday, April 29 - Listen listen graphic and link
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This American Life host Ira Glass joins KUSP's Robert Pollie to discuss Thursday's live performance. Also the story of a man who rode his bike to Washington and found a nation despondent about politics, with Royce Fincher. Also a discussion about rebuilding Pajaro River levees.

Bra Boys
Monday, April 28 - Listen listen graphic and link
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"Music in May"--free chamber music concerts benefitting youth charities. "Bra boys", a documentary depicting an Australian surfing tribe's maturation from brawling to peacemaking. How medicaid cuts could hurt California's economy. Hosted by J.D. Hillard.

Health Dialogues
Friday, April 25
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The program looks at the changing role of public health and examines the readiness of California public health departments in addressing both new threats like bioterrorism and environmental pollution and long standing challenges like obesity, diabetes, tobacco control and the sizable uninsured population.

Reel Work, Reel Films
Thursday, April 24 - Listen listen graphic and link
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A cinematic look at labor struggles old and new. KUSP’s Rachel Anne Goodman welcomes the filmmakers behind “Pete Seeger: Power of Song” and “Secrets of Silicon Valley.” Both films are included in the upcoming Reel Works Film Festival.

Radio Lab
Wednesday, April 23
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Radio Lab is an experiential investigation that explores themes and ideas through a patchwork of people, sounds, and stories. In each episode, Radio Lab experiments with sound and style allowing science to fuse with culture and information to sound like music. Hosted by Jad Abumrad with co-host Robert Krulwich, more info at Radio Lab.

Hightower: New Ways to Farm
Tuesday, April 22 - Listen listen graphic and link
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Host Deanna Zachary welcomes Jim Hightower, author of Swim Against the Current. He’ll talk about how Central Coast farmers are breaking away from corporate agriculture to farm in new ways. Then a discussion with gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender youth—who are part of the 2008 Queer Youth Awards.

Masculinity & Hip-Hop
Monday, April 21 - Listen listen graphic and link
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KUSP's Robert Pollie talks to gender activist and film maker Byron Hurt about his latest documentary, "Hip Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes," which takes a critical look at masculinity and sexism in hip-hop music and popular culture.

Book-brick Epic Space Operas
Friday, April 18 - Listen listen graphic and link
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Rick Kleffel speaks with science fiction novelist Peter F. Hamilton about writing huge book-brick epic space operas. Then, we hear an interview with Rudy Rucker about the lawsuit seeking to stop European Nuclear Research Organization -- CERN -- from turning on a new particle collider. And also Joseph Ribeiro about Cabrillo College's upcoming production of The Importance of Being Earnest.

Where the Light Takes its Color from the Sea
Thursday, April 17 - Listen listen graphic and link
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"Farewell to Manzanar" author James Houston reads from his latest collection of writing "Where the Light Takes its Color from the Sea." Also wildlife filmmakers Karen and Kennan Ward spin tales from the filming of their latest work "Endangered."

Radio Lab
Wednesday, April 16
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Radio Lab is an experiential investigation that explores themes and ideas through a patchwork of people, sounds, and stories. In each episode, Radio Lab experiments with sound and style allowing science to fuse with culture and information to sound like music. Hosted by Jad Abumrad with co-host Robert Krulwich, more info at Radio Lab.

Fishing Canceled
Tuesday, April 15 - Listen listen graphic and link
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Santa Cruz Commercial Fishermen's Association President Mike Stiller explains the far reach of the closure of the salmon season. Also California Certified Organic Farmers Executive Director Peggy Meiers tells how the organization dropped its support for spraying against the light brown apple moth. Plus People Power's Micah Posner outlines Wednesday's Santa Cruz County supervisor candidates' forum.

The Global Teacher Migration
Monday, April 14 - Listen listen graphic and link
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UC Santa Cruz professor Lora Bartlett has discovered a surprising new trend in American education: the recruitment of large numbers of foreign teachers to solve labor shortages in US public schools. She talks with KUSP's Robert Pollie about the impact of the global teacher migration.

A Journey Through the Sierras
Friday, April 11 - Listen listen graphic and link
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KUSP's Rick Kleffel speaks with Tim Palmer about his book Luminous Mountains, his photographic journey through the Sierras. Later he invites Sandra Aamodt and Sam Wang to discuss their book, Welcome to Your Brain: Why You Lose Your Car Keys but Never Forget How to Drive and Other Puzzles of Everyday Life.

Scott Simon and the Windy City
Thursday, April 10 - Listen listen graphic and link
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KUSP's Rachel Anne Goodman interviews NPR Host Scott Simon about his book, Windy City. Then Erin Digitale speaks with psychology professor Dominic Massaro about his creation, the multilingual computer program nicknamed "Baldy".

Radio Lab
Wednesday, April 9
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Radio Lab is an experiential investigation that explores themes and ideas through a patchwork of people, sounds, and stories. In each episode, Radio Lab experiments with sound and style allowing science to fuse with culture and information to sound like music. Hosted by Jad Abumrad with co-host Robert Krulwich, more info at Radio Lab.

Wilderness Preservation on the Central Coast
Tuesday, April 8 - Listen listen graphic and link
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KUSP's Deanna Zachary examines the tension between development and wilderness preservation with Jean Brocklebank of Friends of Arana Gulch and Patricia Matejcek of the Sierra Club as well as UCSC professor Donna Harraway.

Comedian Maria Bamford
Monday, April 7 - Listen listen graphic and link
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What's so funny about depression, anxiety and OCD? Comedian Maria Bamford discovers hilarity in some unlikely places. KUSP's Robert Pollie talks to some of the voices in her head.

Looking at Machiavelli's "The Prince"
Friday, April 4 - Listen listen graphic and link
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Rick Kleffel takes an in-depth look at the "The Prince," the infamous book of political advice by Niccló Machiavelli. We'll hear from Professor Albert Ascoli, translator Peter Constantine and Oxford English Dictionary Etymologist Dr. Katrin Thier. Was Machiavelli himself Machiavellian?

Photographer Frans Lanting
Thursday, April 3 - Listen listen graphic and link
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Host Rachel Anne Goodman interviews National Geographic photographer Frans Lanting. Later she discusses major cuts to the educational system on the Central Coast and statewide.

Radio Lab
Wednesday, April 2
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Radio Lab is an experiential investigation that explores themes and ideas through a patchwork of people, sounds, and stories. In each episode, Radio Lab experiments with sound and style allowing science to fuse with culture and information to sound like music. Hosted by Jad Abumrad with co-host Robert Krulwich, more info at Radio Lab.

Isabel Allende and Haifa Zangana
Tuesday, April 1 - Listen listen graphic and link
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Host Deanna Zachary interviews author Isabel Allende, presenting her latest work, The Sum of Our Days, and author Haifa Zangana, who talks about her book, City of Windows: An Iraqi Woman's Account of War and Resistance.

Bringing Arts to the California Prisons
Monday, March 31 - Listen listen graphic and link
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This week, the William James Association of Santa Cruz celebrates the 30th anniversary of the Prison Arts Project, bringing arts programs to the California state prisons. KUSP's Robert Pollie speaks to key participants, including instructors and inmates, about the history and impact of the project.

Paolo Bacigalupi on Writing Science Fiction
Friday, March 28 - Listen listen graphic and link
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Host Rick Kleffel speaks with science fiction writer Paolo Bacigalupi about his work, and discusses the economics of small-press publishing with his publisher, Jeremy Lassen. Then he invites environmental journalist Michelle Nijhuis to speak about the way in which her work informs the science fiction in Paulo’s writing.   

Apple Moth and Pajaro Middle School
Thursday, March 27 - Listen listen graphic and link
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Discussion of the apple moth controversy with ethicist John Berteau and then a discussion on Pajaro Middle School's emergence from No Child Left Behind sanctions.

Radio Lab
Wednesday, March 26
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Radio Lab is an experiential investigation that explores themes and ideas through a patchwork of people, sounds, and stories. In each episode, Radio Lab experiments with sound and style allowing science to fuse with culture and information to sound like music. Hosted by Jad Abumrad with co-host Robert Krulwich, more info at Radio Lab.

Controlling the Story
Tuesday, March 25 - Listen listen graphic and link
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Political Scientist Cynthia Daniels discusses scientists' failure to consider the vulnerability of men's genes with KUSP's Erin Digitale. Then State Primary Entymologist Kevin Hoffman responds to a report suggesting light brown apple moths will cause little damage. Also a discussion of the Steinbeck Center's public readings of Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451.

The Math of Living Things
Monday, March 24 - Listen listen graphic and link
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A theoretical physicist takes on biology. Santa Fe Institute president Geoffrey West describes some simple mathematical rules that may explain everything from the length of our lives to the health of our cities. He talks to KUSP's Robert Pollie.

Biography on Alice Waters and Chez Panisse
Friday, March 21 - Listen listen graphic and link
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Rick Kleffel speaks with nature writer Thomas McNamee about his new biography, Alice Waters and Chez Panisse. It's the social and cultural history of the woman behind the food revolution that has changed and is changing the way we eat. After that, humorist and children's poet Alan Katz about his new book "Oops!"

Apple Moth and Saving the Sand Hills
Thursday, March 20 - Listen listen graphic and link
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Rachel Anne Goodman investigates the real story of the apple moth and its threat to our crops. She welcomes Assemblyman John Laird to discuss the issue along with getting perspectives from agriculturalists from New Zealand and Mexico. Then she discusses a project to preserve the Sandhills, an ecosystem here on the Central Coast with Stephen Slade and Jodi McGraw.

Radio Lab
Wednesday, March 19
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Radio Lab is an experiential investigation that explores themes and ideas through a patchwork of people, sounds, and stories. In each episode, Radio Lab experiments with sound and style allowing science to fuse with culture and information to sound like music. Hosted by Jad Abumrad with co-host Robert Krulwich, more info at Radio Lab.

Jim Hightower - Swim Against the Current
Tuesday, March 18 - Listen listen graphic and link
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Deanna Zachary welcomes Jim Hightower to the show to discuss his new book “Swim Against the Current.” Then a look at how the foreclosure crisis is leading to neglected and abused pets as people leave behind their homes and their animals. And a peak at the new “Buy Local” movement.

The Lohdown Life on Science
Monday, March 17 - Listen listen graphic and link
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Humorist, writer and public radio commentator Sandra Tsing Loh. She joins host Robert Pollie to talk about her new radio feature, "The Lohdown on Science," airing weekdays on KUSP. She'll also discuss her eccentric father, her performance career, motherhood and the American public schools.

The New American Meal
Friday, March 14 - Listen listen graphic and link
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Replay from January, 2008 - A conversation about the New American Meal with Michael Pollan, author of "The Omnivore's Dilemma", and Mollie Katzen, author of "The New Moosewood Cookbook" and also joined by Ann Vileisis, author of "Kitchen Literacy", hosted by KUSP's Rick Kleffel. They talked about where our food has come from, what food is and why we eat.

Lou Dobbs v. Coonerty
Thursday, March 13 - Listen listen graphic and link
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Digging into the roots of the dust-up between Central Coast politicians and CNN anchor Lou Dobbs. Also: preventing the next oil spill.

Radio Lab
Wednesday, March 12
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Radio Lab is an experiential investigation that explores themes and ideas through a patchwork of people, sounds, and stories. In each episode, Radio Lab experiments with sound and style allowing science to fuse with culture and information to sound like music. Hosted by Jad Abumrad with co-host Robert Krulwich, more info at Radio Lab.

Impact of Recession on Targeted Families
Tuesday, March 11 - Listen listen graphic and link
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The sub prime loan debacle has a unique impact on local Latino families on the Central Coast. Also on the show, with a severe drop in the number of salmon returning to spawn, host Deanna Zachary explores the potential collapse of the salmon fisheries.

Jill Bolte Taylor on Her "Stroke of Insight"
Monday, March 10 - Listen listen graphic and link
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A surprisingly happy story about brain injury. Ten years ago, neuroscientist Jill Taylor watched her own mind disintegrate following a massive stroke. She now regards it as one of the great learning experiences of her life. She talks to KUSP's Robert Pollie.

KUSP Call-In: Defining Program Service
Friday, March 7 - Listen listen graphic and link
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Listeners share their perspectives about programming choices in the call-in hosted by KUSP General Manager Terry Green, with Rob Mullen and Dennis Morton

Morton Marcus and his Memoirs
Thursday, March 6 - Listen listen graphic and link
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Prolific local poet Mort Marcus speaks about his new literary memoir, "Striking Through the Masks". Also Richard Stockton talks to host Rachel Anne Goodman about his upcoming "Planet Cruz Comedy Hour."

Radio Lab
Wednesday, March 5
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Today's show was about what happens where there is no leader. From bees and ants to complicated human societie.s Radio Lab is an experiential investigation that explores themes and ideas through a patchwork of people, sounds, and stories.

Race in American Electoral Politics
Tuesday, March 4
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Professor and politcal activist Francis Fox Piven joins host Deanna Zachary to discuss her book topics ranging from political parties attemempts to marginalize the black votee, to the domestic costs of the war in Iraq, and about . Also on the show, Angela Flynn, director of "Earth Vision", an environmental film festival.

Econ 101
Monday, March 3
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KUSP's Robert Pollie gets a remedial course in economics from UC Santa Cruz professor and former Federal Reserve economist Michael Hutchison. What's a recession? What makes economies rise and fall? Robert asks the dumb questions to you don't have to.

Inside Publishing - An Author and His Editor
Friday, February 29
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Get inside the publishing process with first novelist Toby Barlow about his book Sharp Teeth. It's an epic love story of werewolves and meth labs in Los Angeles; then we talk to his editor at publisher HarperCollins, Jennifer Barth. Hosted by Rick Kleffel.

Revisiting Martin Luther King Jr's "Beyond Vietnam"
Thursday, February 28
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Host Rachel Ann Goodman welcomes Reverend Deborah Johnson to discuss Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "Beyond Viet Nam" speech, the subject of a day-long symposium in Santa Cruz.

Radio Lab
Wednesday, February 27
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Today's show was about Stress. Radio Lab is an experiential investigation that explores themes and ideas through a patchwork of people, sounds, and stories.

Viability of Local Media / KAZU and KUSP Talks
Tuesday, February 26
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With local and regional newspapers facing the possibility of yet another round of newsroom staff cuts, KUSP's Deanna Zachary examines the viability of local media with Tom Honig and Tom Thomas. Also John Laird and Terry Green about strategic talks between KAZU and KUSP.

The Real Mark Twain

Monday, February 25
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What Mark Twain's fiction tells us about him and about us. UC Santa Cruz professor Forrest Robinson looks behind the mask of America's favorite humorist and finds a troubled conscience, haunted by history. Hosted by KUSP's Robert Pollie.

A Commoner in the Japanese Royal Family

Friday, February 22
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Rick Kleffel speaks with John Burnham Schwartz about his novel, The Commoner. It's based on the true story of a commoner who married into the reclusive Japanese royal family in 1959.

Transportation Funding Plan
Thursday, February 21
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Santa Cruz County transportation commission director George Dondero discusses the failure of the county's transportation funding plan with Rachel Anne Goodman. Then she welcomes a group of Salinas teens who have produced a series of radio dramas for the Radio Bilingue network.

Radio Lab
Wednesday, February 20
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Radio Lab is an experiential investigation that explores themes and ideas through a patchwork of people, sounds, and stories. In each episode, Radio Lab experiments with sound and style allowing science to fuse with culture and information to sound like music. Hosted by Jad Abumrad with co-host Robert Krulwich, more info at Radio Lab.

Natalie Goldberg on Writing

Tuesday, February 19
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Process writing guru Natalie Goldberg discusses her latest work. Then UCSC professor Paul Lubeck reviews the elections in Pakistan. Hosted by Deanna Zachary.

Bata Music Goes Global

Monday, February 18
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Bata music, from Africa to the Americas. KUSP's Robert Pollie talks to anthropologist Debbie Klein and master percussionist Michael Spiro about a centuries-old drum and dance tradition that lives on in Nigeria, Cuba and Brazil.

The DNA Files

Monday - Friday, February 11-15

The DNA Files is an award-winning series of radio programs hosted by John Hockenberry and guided by an outstanding panel of advisors. The programs explore not only the science of genetics, but its ethical, social and legal implications. Visit DNA Files Website to listen to these shows.

Beautiful Children
Friday, February 8
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Rick Kleffel talks with Charles Bock about his first novel, "Beautiful Children," which took ten years to complete. It's a "Great American Novel" about missing children, their parents, Las Vegas and the pornography industry. Plus, get organized with professional organizer Shannon McGinnis and "The Ten Minute Tidy."

Panetta Assesses the Primaries
Thursday, February 7
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Former White House Chief of Staff Leon Panetta handicaps the various candidates in their races for the presidency. Then Monterey County Transportation Agency Executive Director Debbie Hale lays out her agency's proposal to raie a billion dollars for local transportation with a 1/2 cent sales tax.

Super Tuesday Reactions
Wednesday, February 6
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UCSC Community Studies Professor Paul Ortiz discusses race and the primaries. George Dondero, Executive Director of the Santa Cruz Regional Transportation Commission, explains what's in the county transportation plan. Then, Assembly Member John Laird responds to the failure of Prop. 93 and the now imminent end of his term representing the central coast.

Elections On Talk of the Bay
Tuesday, February 5
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Sacramento Bee columnist Dan Walters walks us through the propositions. Also, local elections officials discuss vote accuracy measures. Then former Santa Cruz county Republicans chair Vic Marani and current Santa cruz County Democrats chair Zach Friend explain the intricacies of the primary process.

Our Inner Fish
Monday, February 4
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Fish stories with paleontologist Neil Shubin. Shubin describes our finny ancestors, the art of fossil hunting and his discovery of a key missing link between fish and land animals. Hosted by KUSP's Robert Pollie.

Beth Lisick, Peter Beagle, Miceal Ledwith
Friday, February 1
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Three interviews today: Beth Lisick, who spent one year consulting health self-improvement gurus and wrote the book "Helping Me Help Myself", also KUSP alumnus Peter Beagle, award winning fantasist and author of The Last Unicorn; and then Miceal Ledwith about his book, "The Orb Project". All hosted by Rick Kleffel.

Who wins with 92?
Thursday, January 31
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Renowned nature photographer Franz Lanting discusses his new work on Albatrosses. Then Cabrillo College President Brian King and California Teachers Association representative Erik Hines discuss pros and cons of Prop. 92.

Biofuel Criticism
Wednesday, January 30
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Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory scientist David Fridley explains his criticism of biofuels. Then, a report on Focus the Nation, a sit in taking place tomorrow at California State Univeristy Monterey Bay. Also, a discussion of Proposition 93. Hosted by KUSP's J.D. Hillard.

Interview with Fred Luskin
Tuesday, January 29
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Former Stanford Forgiveness Project head Fred Luskin explores ways of forgiveness in his new book "Forgive for Love." With host Deanna Zachary.

Still Grazing: The Life and Music of Hugh Masekela
Monday, January 28
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Jazz and pop legend Hugh Masekela talks about his life and music, his recovery from addiction, the fight against apartheid and his return to South Africa in this 2004 interview with KUSP's Robert Pollie.

Mystery Writer Laurie King
Friday, January 25
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Recorded call-in show with mystery writer Laurie King. Hosted by Rick Kleffel.

Gail Rich Awards 2008
Thursday, January 24
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Santa Cruz resident and “Farewell to Manzanar” author Jeanne Houston discusses the work that earned her one of this year’s Gail Rich awards. Fellow winners and renowned instrumentalists Shelly and Barry Phillips also join the discussion with KUSP's Rachel Anne Goodman.

Interviews from the Archive
Wednesday, January 23
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Rick Kleffel speaks with David Shipley and Will Schwalbe, the authors of “SEND: An Essential Guide to Email for Home and Office.” Then, comedian Paula Poundstone talks with KUSP’s Kelly O’Brien about her latest work and her humble beginnings.

A Different Take on the Events in Pakistan
Tuesday, January 22
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Alternative Radio's David Barsamian has just returned from a month-long trip to Pakistan, where he traveled to the volatile North West Frontier Province.

Radio Lab
Monday, January 21
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Radio Lab is an experiential investigation that explores themes and ideas through a patchwork of people, sounds, and stories. In each episode, Radio Lab experiments with sound and style allowing science to fuse with culture and information to sound like music. Hosted by Jad Abumrad with co-host Robert Krulwich, more info at Radio Lab.

Vikram Chandra and Eric Webber interviewed
Friday, January 18
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Vikram Chandra talks about crime in India and his novel Sacred Games; NPR's Eric Weiner journeys to the happiest places on Earth in his new book The Geography of Bliss.

Bush's drive for war on Iran - top censored stories
Thusday, January 17
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Former chief UN weapons inspector Scott Ritter explains his argument that the Bush administration is building a case for war on Iran. Then Project Censored's Peter Phillips explains why he thinks building 7 was demolished and why the news won't report it or other important stories. 

Cut Medi-Cal? Sam Farr rescues PVCHT
Wednesday, January 16
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Executives of local health care nonprofits discuss the potential effects of Governor Schwarzenegger’s proposal to reduce Medi-cal services. Congressman Sam Farr rescues the Pajaro Valley Health Trust from the Department of Homeland Security. Also a discussion of disparities in health care between different Central Coast communities. 

Grassroots journalism, Bush and Botox
Tuesday, January 15
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From our archives: KUSP's Deanna Zachary interviews Eesha Williams, author of the how-to manual "Grassroots Journalism." Then local poet Patrice Vecchione and others discuss "Faith and Doubt" the anthology of poems edited by Vecchione. Also, KUSP's Rick Kleffel interviews Saul Landau, whose latest book "A Bush and Botox World."

Meeting Resistance: Inside the Iraq Insurgency
Monday, January 14
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In 2003 and 2004, war correspondents Molly Bingham and Steve Connors went where no reporters had gone before: inside the Iraq insurgency. Bingham and Connors talk to KUSP's Robert Pollie about their new documentary film, "Meeting Resistance," which offers a rare and surprising look at some of the people battling American forces.

The New American Meal
Friday, January 11
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A conversation about the New American Meal with Michael Pollan, author of "The Omnivore's Dilemma", and Mollie Katzen, author of "The New Moosewood Cookbook" and also joined by Ann Vileisis, author of "Kitchen Literacy", hosted by KUSP's Rick Kleffel. They talked about where our food has come from, what food is and why we eat. 

Voting Systems in California
Thursday, January 10
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KUSP's Rachel Anne Goodman explores local voting systems in Santa Cruz County with guests. Then she explores the question of local preparedness for natural disasters, after the recent winter storm.

Ocean Science Call-In Show
Wednesday, January 9
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KUSP's J.D. Hillard fields general ocean science questions in this call-in, with two professors who work at San Jose State's Moss Landing Marine Lab.

Exploring Automobile Fuel Efficiency
Tuesday, January 8
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In 2007 the EPA denied California’s attempt to require cars to burn less fuel. Meanwhile, President Bush’s plan for addressing climate change is the recently enacted requirement that cars increase gas mileage forty percent by 2020. KUSP’s Kelly O’Brien explores automobile fuel efficiency and reducing greenhouse gasses, hosted by Deanna Zachary.

Tales of Do-It-Yourself Artistry
Monday, January 7
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How a retired stockbroker found contentment playing accordion on the streets of Santa Cruz. "The Great Morgani" talks about his life with KUSP's Robert Pollie. Also, "Learning to Love You More": a participatory art project that explores our collective creativity.

Sci-fi Author Charles Stross
Friday, January 4
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Rick Kleffel speaks with writer Charles Stross about his new book "Halting State", a sci-fi story involving crime and internet gaming.

Vegetarian Cooking
Thursday, January 3
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Vegetarian Cooking guru Mollie Katzen and KUSP foodies Rachel Anne Goodman and Irene Hermann discuss Katzen's new book "The Vegetable Dishes I Can't Live Without." (Note: Rebroadcast of program of October 18, 2007.)

Local Photographer Discusses Capturing Nature
Wednesday, January 2
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(This program was originally broadcast on March 22)--Renowned local nature photographer Frans Lanting discusses capturing biodiversity on film. (Note: Rebroadcast of program of March 22, 2007.)

Robert Reich on Curbing Corporate Abuse
Tuesday, January 1
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Former Labor Secretary Robert Reich offers some new ideas about progressive efforts to curb corporate abuses and his book titled "Supercapitalism". (Note: Rebroadcast of program of October 16, 2007.)


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