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Santa Cruz, the smallest County in the State, will now be represented by 3 Assembly Districts!! Mark's "2 year bills" are both in the Senate (non-custodial wardship for kids, and courthouse lactation facilities accessible by attorneys); deep dive into the election year calendar", including "pulling papers" on March 11, but no one is officially a ca…
 
This Just in... from Outdoors Environmental News Magazine 14 January 2022 Headlines Elevate Energy in Chicago makes low-income housing more efficient (Climate Connections) Study finds low birthweight children associated with fracked oil/gas wells (Public News Service) Indigenous leaders prepare communities for climate change (btlonline.org) For cen…
 
In 2017 an AR-15 military-style assault rifle was stolen from the Santa Cruz Police Department and remains missing. In this hour-long interview, Santa Cruz Police Lieutenant Arnold Vasquez discusses the three-week investigation he led into the AR-15 theft. Lt. Vasquez explains that he was unable to discover when or where the gun was stolen. The AR-…
 
Welcome to the CUIP Alumni podcast as part of the Banana Breath Podcast Coalition. Today, we welcome you to a special conversation with Alison Trybom Lucas, the UC Santa Cruz’s Arts Division Chief of Staff. We talk about her own college experience as one of the first cohorts of Chancellor’s Undergraduate Internship Program, practical advice for stu…
 
A dialogue between Dr. Sylvanna Falcón, producer/host of Voces Críticas and Dr. Molly Talcott, Professor of Sociology at California State University, Los Angeles and Representation Chair of the California Faculty Association (the largest higher education faculty union in the United States) about the unprecedented coup attempt at the U.S. Capitol on…
 
Welcome to the Pandemicene podcast! Today we welcome you to a conversation with Kim TallBear and Jessica Kolopenuk, two Indigenous scholars at the University of Alberta, Canada. We talk about their Indigenous STS research training program, their upcoming open access class on Indigenous peoples and pandemics, what a “productive embrace of crisis” lo…
 
Stop The Sweeps Santa Cruz: Activists Discuss Resistance Against Closing San Lorenzo Park Human rights activist Abbi Samuels, and unhoused activist Hannah, discuss resistance against the Santa Cruz city manager’s Dec. 17, 2020 executive order to close San Lorenzo Park, currently the site of a homeless encampment of about 200 people. There are curre…
 
The band and culture-jamming project Negativland recently released their 14th studio album “The World Will Decide.” Long-time bandmember Jon Leidecker discusses this latest audio offering from the Bay Area media collective founded in 1980. Topics include technology, privacy, the military-prison complex and the current movements for Black Lives and …
 
Santa Cruz Indigenous Resistance & Survival in the 19th Century Marty Rizzo is the author of a 2016 thesis titled “No Somos Animales: Indigenous Survival and Perseverance in 19th Century Santa Cruz, California” for which he received a PhD in History from UCSC. The paper is currently being made into a documentary film and a book that’s scheduled for…
 
These days Oliver Tree lives in Hollywood. But he started out here in Santa Cruz, California. The performer’s first album (and last) - Ugly is Beautiful - was released by Atlantic Records and leapt onto the billboard charts on August 1, 2020 as both number one alternative and rock album. Oliver Tree, who embodies elements of Evil Knievel, Andy Kauf…
 
Gina Dent is an activist, author and associate professor of Feminist Studies and History of Consciousness at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Dent discusses the movement to abolish police and prisons and efforts to create community health and safety without systems of coercion and punishment. “Visualizing Abolition” is a year-long series f…
 
KZSC joined the nationwide COMMUNITY RADIO BLACKOUT on June 2nd, 2020 — 8 minutes and 46 seconds of silence — followed by 24/7/365 of programming calling for racial justice. George Floyd’s death is part of an appalling history of racist harassment, assault, and murder that stretches back far too long in the life of our nation. There are too many vi…
 
An interview with Jan Goff LaFontaine, Jaqueline Mendoza, and Jessica Espinoza about LaFontaine's Speaking Out Campaign against sexual violence. LaFontaine believes in creating social change, empowering women and girls, one photograph at a time. LaFontaine's visual photography projects reflect a collaboration between the survivors themselves and th…
 
History professor Alan Eladio Gómez of justice and social inquiry in the School of Social Transformation at Arizona State University discusses his research and book "The Revolutionary Imaginations of Greater Mexico: Chicana/o Radicalism, Solidarity Politics & Latin American Social Movements" (University of Texas Press, 2016). We also discuss his ne…
 
A live phone interview on July 25, 2019 with Juan Carlos Davila, a documentary filmmaker, journalist and PhD student in Latin American and Latinx Studies at the University of California-Santa Cruz, shortly after the official resignation of Puerto Rican Governor Ricardo Rosello following two weeks of street protests.…
 
A joint interview with Paulina Moreno, the Project Director of the Thriving Immigrants Initiative and the 2020 Census Project at Community Action Board of Santa Cruz County (CAB) and her colleague Joseph Watkins, Assistant Project Director for the 2020 Census Project at CAB. We discussed the SCOTUS decision to not include the citizenship question t…
 
**Please note this interview covers a sensitive topic and may not be suitable for all listeners.** Since October 2018, KZSC and the Research Center for the Americas at UC Santa Cruz have been teaching journalism classes in Watsonville, California at the Digital NEST. This special episode is co-produced by three Watsonville High School students from…
 
Dr. Rebecca Hernandez (Mexican-American and Mescalero Apache) is the Director of the American Indian Resource Center (AIRC) at UC Santa Cruz and Rennea Howell (member of the Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma) is an AIRC student intern. They discuss the epidemic of missing and murdered indigenous women and their collective efforts to raise awareness on this …
 
Alberto Ledesma, an Assistant Dean for Diversity at U.C. Berkeley, was brought undocumented to Oakland, California at eight years old. He graduated U.C. Berkeley three times over and has held faculty positions at Cal State University, Monterey Bay, and U.C. Berkeley. In this interview, he discusses his book Diary of a Reluctant Dreamer: Undocumente…
 
Daniel sat down with the current UCSC SUA Vice President of External Affairs, Davon Thomas, to talk about the work he does in his position and the statewide scope it encompasses. Topics discussed include tuition hikes, state lobbying, minority representation, undocumented aid, and much more. Thanks for tuning in!…
 
This week, Oiko explores environmental impacts of agriculture and what we can do to lessen our carbon footprint by changing our diet. Ronald Donkenvoort, farming for over thirty years, gives us a glimpse how farming has changed over time, while Rebecca King talks about the unique challenges of being a sheep dairy in a changing climate. Anthony Toma…
 
Listen to a special episode of Oiko! Usually a biology show this week we expanded to include interviews with astronomers, psychologists, and historians as part of the Graduate Research Symposium held this weekend. New celestial bodies on the outskirts of our solar system, machine learning, and the environmental policy of China in the 1950s and much…
 
Nicknamed the "Reef Sentinel" for his multidisciplinary approach to coral reef studies, Dr. Terry Hughes' research on bleaching of the Great Barrier Reef earned him a spot on Nature Journal's top ten people who matter in 2016. He discusses the future health of the world's reefs, economic security of nations that depend on the reef, and his latest r…
 
Dr. Safiya Noble, Associate Professor at UCLA in the Departments of Information Studies and African American Studies, and a visiting faculty member to the University of Southern California's Annenberg School of Communication, is the author of the best-selling book Algorithms of Oppression: How Search Engines Reinforce Racism (NYU Press, 2018). Her …
 
An interview with Nina Simon, outgoing director of the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History (MAH) and incoming CEO for Of By For All. We discuss rebuilding of the MAH to reach an unprecedented level of financial stability, what she's learned about her own leadership style, about realizing one's own career potential, and about the Of By For All moveme…
 
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