Exploring Santa Cruz

Exploring Santa Cruz is hosted alternatively by Mathilde Rand and Jean Kratzer. We explore familiar and new places and activities of people living in Santa Cruz County through the lenses of a long-time resident (Mathilde) and a relatively new resident (Jean).
Predatory Lending Practices

Predatory Lending Practices

Brandon Sencion of Santa Cruz Ventures talks with host Mathilde Rand about predatory lending practices: how to avoid them, how to control your own finances and steps organizations are taking to...

Climate Emergency

Climate Emergency

Itzel Sanchez of La Vida Verde and Nancy Faulstich of Regeneracion Pajaro Valley Climate Action discuss climate emergencey with host Mathilde Rand.

Building Relations

Building Relations

Kent Madsen, Ruth Cruddas and George Bunch discuss their work with Santa Cruz Al Salvador (santacruzalsalvador.org) building relations between the Guillermo Ungo and El Pilar communities in El...

Refugees and immigrants

Refugees and immigrants

Magdalena Zschokke and Rebecca Bogdon join host Mathilde Rand to discuss their observations and experience at the Mexican-US border.

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Mathilde Rand

In December of 2008, I became part of the First Person Singular Team at KUSP (at that point we were five). During the last months of KUSP in 2016, I was the last hold-out. Now I am providing the same 2-minute program at KSQD, Community Radio, because I wholeheartedly believe in giving community members a voice.In 2017, I started the Community TV program Connect, exploring the connections people establish with their community. When Jean Kratzer opted for the radio program Exploring Santa Cruz, she asked me to join. I have transferred a number of the Connect programs to an Exploring Santa Cruz segment. Live Exploring Santa Cruz programs are also offeredI am also the treasurer at KSQD.

Jean Kratzer

Jean is a relative newcomer to Santa Cruz after 35 years as a conference interpreter in Geneva, Switzerland