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What to Be is KSQD radio show and podcast hosted by Your Future Is Our Business, a non-profit in Santa Cruz County that helps students explore careers. We interview and highlight the careers of inspirational people in Santa Cruz County and ask them to tell us what their job is really like! Our show airs every Sunday at 7pm on 90.7fm KSQD Santa Cruz. You can also go to soundcloud.com/what-to-be to find shows organized by career sector playlists, stream online at ksqd.org, or scroll down below ...
 
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This week, Lt. Gov. Kate Marshall and Gov. Steve Sisolak’s chief of staff Michelle White come on the podcast to talk about stepping down from their roles — Marshall to take a job at the White House and White to spend more time with her family. Both women talk about their jobs in the government, what the future holds for their offices and more. Then…
 
Episode Notes Tune in to this episode of the What to Be Show to hear from Eoghan Mckee. Eoghan is director of security operations at Circle, which works in blockchain cyber security. Eoghan shares his career journey from earning two engineering degrees as well as a Masters's degree in computer security and forensics. After school, Eoghan worked for…
 
This week, to celebrate the 200th episode of the IndyMatters podcast, we break from our normal format and share vignettes from people from all over the state who explain what it means to be a Nevadan, how they got here and what makes this state so unique. From attorneys to restaurant owners to casino workers, we sought a wide range of voices who ma…
 
Episode Notes On the What to Be Show this week we hear from Tyson Wiles of Wiles & Wiles Personal Injury Attorneys. Tyson shares his career journey from growing up in Santa Cruz wanting to become a professional skateboarder to graduating from UCSC and then going on to law school to become an attorney. Tyson follows in the footsteps of his Grandfath…
 
Episode Notes In this episode of the What to Be Show we hear from Tom Ralston of Tom Ralston Concrete. Tom shares his life and career journey into the decorative concrete business where he has worked all over the United States, as well as from Panama to Aruba! Tom also talks about his passion as a singer/songwriter with his new song, "Bonny Doon St…
 
This week, Reporter Daniel Rothberg and Host Joey Lovato talk about the still raging Caldor Fire, which has forced mass evacuations in South Lake Tahoe. After that, Reporter and Cohost Jacob Solis sits down with Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) Chancellor Melody Rose to talk about vaccine mandates for students and possible mandates for staf…
 
Episode Notes In this episode of the What to Be Show we hear from Tom Laidig. Tom has worked for the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration(NOAA) for over 30 years as a research fisheries biologist. Tom leads an exciting career doing underwater research on mostly fish and corals using ROVs, AUVs, and scuba diving up and down the California coa…
 
This week, Reporter and Assistant Editor Michelle Rindels talks with UCLA History Professor Kelly Lytle Hernandez about an immigration law that a Nevada-based federal judge has declared unconstitutional, citing its racist origins. Then, Reporter Jazmin Orozco Rodriguez heads out to the Walker River Indian Reservation to talk with business owner And…
 
This week, Host Joey Lovato is joined by Washington Post Soccer Reporter Steven Goff and Indy Reporter Howard Stutz to talk about Major League Soccer considering Las Vegas for their next expansion team. Then, Reporter Jazmin Orozco Rodriguez talks with Indigenous artist Melissa Melero-Moose about finding her voice in her art and her goal to get mor…
 
This week, Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg comes on the pod to talk to Reporter Chanel Pulido about the infrastructure bill that recently passed the Senate, which will provide more than a trillion dollars to states. D.C. Reporter Humberto Sanchez also talks infrastructure in Nevada. After that, Reporter Tabitha Mueller talks with Host Jo…
 
Episode Notes In this episode of the What to Be Show we hear from Ken Doctor. Ken is the CEO and founder of Lookout Santa Cruz which is an emerging network of, digital-only, mobile-first, editorially heavy, and hyper-local media outlet offering community-focused news and resources. Ken is also known for his 2010 book Newsonomics: The Twelve New Tre…
 
This week, Reporter Chanel Pulido has a big feature piece on a bill that passed the Legislature that promotes the teaching of diverse perspectives in Nevada public schools. After that, Reporters Humberto Sanchez, Tabitha Mueller and Jannelle Calderón have a story on an eviction moratorium that lapsed but is now back in many areas. At the end of the…
 
This week, Intern Chanel Pulido talks with Daniel Kiser of the Desert Research Institute and Professor Luke Montrose about the interplay of wildfire smoke and COVID-19. Then, Reporter Daniel Rothberg sits down with Host Joey Lovato to talk about why the largest solar energy project in Nevada was canceled. At the end of the show, Intern Jannelle Cal…
 
Episode Notes Tune in to this episode of the What to Be Show to hear from Broker and Investor John Flaniken. John shares his interesting career journey from graduating from UCSC with a degree in Chemistry to now working as a Broker and Investor in Santa Cruz County for nearly 20 years. John also serves on the Santa Cruz County Board of Realtors Ass…
 
Ralston College presents a conversation between Stephen Blackwood and award-winning architect and author Marwa Al-Sabouni, followed by an audience Q&A. A voice of penetrating clarity and prophetic power, Al-Sabouni discusses the role of architecture in cultivating or undermining our social fabric, arguing that the seeds of the devastating Syria Civ…
 
This week, host Joey Lovato talks with Paul Petersen, the state fire management officer, and Tim Brown, the director of the Western Regional Climate Center, who come on the show to talk about wildfires. Then, reporter and producer Jacob Solis goes over UNR potentially acquiring the campus of Sierra Nevada University. At the end of the show, Reporte…
 
Episode Notes In this episode of the What to Be Show we hear from Tom Hart who shares his 30-year career journey with us working in planning and development for health clinics and hospitals in Santa Cruz County. Tom was the VP of Facility Planning and Development for Palo Alto Medical Foundation and is an active member of the Santa Cruz Sunrise Rot…
 
This week on IndyMatters, Reporter Megan Messerly discusses the Delta variant of COVID-19 and also talks with several Nevada experts on the subject. After that, Reporter Daniel Rothberg talks about how the drought is affecting the Colorado River and what that means for water supply in Nevada. At the end of the show, Intern Zach Bright comes on the …
 
Episode Notes Tune in to this episode of the What to Be Show to hear from Pablo Orozco-Castro who works with Encompass Community Services of Santa Cruz County. Pablo earned is degree in psychology from UC Santa Cruz before obtaining his MSW (Masters in Social Work) from Columbia University. Today Pablo works with youth in our community to help supp…
 
This week on IndyMatters, Reporter Howard Stutz and Host Joey Lovato are back with the final installment of our three-part series “Flashback,” which explores the history of the gaming industry in Nevada. Then, Assistant Editor Michelle Rindels reports on the implications of decriminalizing traffic tickets and speaks with Leisa Moseley of the Fines …
 
This week on IndyMatters, Reporter Howard Stutz and Host Joey Lovato are back with the second installment of our three-part series “Flashback,” which explores the history of the gaming industry in Nevada. Then, Joey and Reporter Tabitha Mueller interview Samantha Glover, a 16-year-old from Reno who helped write and pass a bill that would provide fr…
 
Episode Notes In this episode of the What to Be Show we hear from pediatric doctor George Bunch, who was the first graduate of the University of New Mexico Medical School. Dr. Bunch also served as President of the New Mexico board of medical examiners and was later President of the New Mexico medical society. Dr. Bunch has been a Deacon and chair o…
 
This week on IndyMatters, Reporter Howard Stutz and Host Joey Lovato present, Flashback, part one of three on the history of the gaming industry in Nevada. Then Editor Jon Ralston continues his breakdown on the 2021 legislative session from last week, talking about the freshman class, one legislative leader who will be retiring and more. At the end…
 
This week on IndyMatters, Reporter Jazmin Orozco Rodriguez sits down with the 2021 National Teacher of the Year Juliana Urtubey, who teaches special education in Clark County. After that, Reporter/Producer Jacob Solis talks with Legislative Reporter Riley Snyder and Assistant Editor Michelle Rindels about the end of the 2021 legislative session, mi…
 
In Part II of their discussion Stephen Blackwood and Alexander Stoddart speak about the transhistorical community of past, present, and future. Stoddart explicates his Schopenhauerian view of art as life-denying and thus paradoxically able to help us relinquish our own will to power. He contrasts this view with that of a shallow presentism, a self-…
 
Episode Notes In this episode of the What to Be Show we hear from microbiologist Jim Alberti. Jim is a Rotarian who earned his MA in microbiology and he shares his interesting career journey from operating a medical laboratory specializing in veterinary medicine to teaching at Foothill and Gavilan, to now in retirement running his Alberti vineyard …
 
This week on IndyMatters, Reporter Jazmin Orozco Rodriguez talks with tribal members who were finally able to gather and bless the pine nut harvest for the first time since the pandemic started. After that, Host Joey Lovato talks with Alyssa Nota, the CEO and president of the University Studies Abroad Consortium, and a student, Tyler Moye, who was …
 
Ralston College presents a conversation between Stephen Blackwood and Alan Dershowitz, followed by an audience Q & A. The discussion begins with Professor Dershowitz describing the early influences that awakened his appreciation for civil liberties—particularly free speech—and the origins of his fiercely independent thinking. The subsequent convers…
 
This week on IndyMatters, Assistant Editor Michelle Rindels talks with State Treasurer Zach Conine about fine-tuning a backlogged rental assistance program. Then, Environmental Reporter Daniel Rothberg talks about what’s ahead for wildfire season with Host Joey Lovato. After that, Producer Jacob Solis talks with Legislative Reporter Riley Snyder an…
 
This week, Environmental Reporter Daniel Rothberg talks with the Desert Research Institute’s Dr. Monica Arienzo about the effects that disintegrated plastics have on the environment. Then, Host Joey Lovato talks with Education Reporter Jackie Valley and Assistant Editor Michelle Rindels about the state of play for school funding in Nevada, which ha…
 
Episode Notes Tune in to the What to Be Show at 7pm on KSQD 90.7 FM Community Radio and streaming online at KSQD.org to hear from Brittany Maldonado-Gosline. Brittany shares her career and touching personal story working as the director at Jacob's Heart who helps to provide children's cancer support services. Also available on Spotify and SoundClou…
 
This week, Intern Jannelle Calderón speaks with laid-off hospitality workers who are pushing for a controversial bill that would guarantee them the right to return to their old jobs as the state reopens. Then, Intern Sean Golonka talks with Host Joey Lovato about how inmate families are reacting as prisons reopen to family visits for the first time…
 
This week, Producer and Reporter Jacob Solis talks with UNLV President Keith Whitfield about his first academic year on the job, and how he plans on handling everything from COVID to the budget to increasing diversity among faculty After that, Host Joey Lovato talks with Reporter Jackie Valley and Assistant Editor Michelle Rindels about people comi…
 
Episode Notes Tune in to this episode of the What To Be Show to hear from human resources strategist Candice Elliot. Listen as Candice shares her great insight and interesting career journey with us, from teaching English as a second language, to working in the middle east as an archaeological technician, to now running her own human resource compa…
 
This week, host Joey Lovato talks with UNLV Professor Tyler D. Parry about the Derek Chauvin verdict and policing reform in Nevada. After that, Reporter Riley Snyder and Assistant Editor Michelle Rindels talk about what bills lived and died at the Legislature this week after deadline day. At the end of the show, reporter Humberto Sanchez discusses …
 
Our thee-part arts series “The Callback” wraps up this week. Joey and Sean talk to Tsvetelina Stefanova, Shoshana Zeldner and Angelique Janowski about film festivals, music festivals, live events, time to reflect on art during the pandemic, coming back to work, unemployment for artists and the creative process amid major challenges. Later in the sh…
 
Have we killed Homer for good? Stephen Blackwood and historian-farmer Victor Davis Hanson examine the state of the contemporary West by returning to its ancient Greek origins. They explore the richness of its first principles, including self-critique, the elevation of rational understanding, the democratization of learning, and the unification of t…
 
Performing arts venues have been shuttered for over a year and reopening is not as simple as just lifting capacity limits. In our second installment of “The Callback,” host Joey Lovato and intern Sean Golonka talk with Myron Martin, president and CEO of The Smith Center in Las Vegas, and Dennyse Sewell, managing director at the Pioneer Center in Re…
 
Episode Notes Tune in this evening at 7pm to KSQD 90.7 FM Community Radio or streaming at Ksqd.org to hear from Cabrillo College culinary instructor Chef Andrea Mollenaur. Andrea shares her career journey from being a student of Cabrillo's culinary program to recently being hired as a full time instructor, to running her Food Lounge in downtown San…
 
This week on IndyMatters, we have the first of our three-part arts series “The Callback,” where intern Sean Golonka and host Joey Lovato explore how the pandemic has affected the creative community and how they are coming out of it. After that, we hear from Republican Assemblyman Greg Hafen and Indy columnist David Colborne on a bill to restrict so…
 
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