KSQD-Produced Programming – Cephalopodcasts
KSQD-produced programs and syndicated shows are listed below in alphabetical order. Click the box with the show name to see more information about each show, including program pages and podcast feeds (if available).
Ask Dr. Dawn
Be Bold America!
We have a crisis in politics that can’t be ignored. But! We have a crisis in acceptable character and principle-centered living that can’t be ignored either. Living a bold, principle-centered life? “Be Bold America!” Is a live talk show that imagines an America with ethical principles and functional systems. We can be a country with engaged citizens whose lives are politically active and personally meaningful. A bold democratic America first requires informed, principle-centered citizens. On “Be Bold America!” cohosts will set up topics, interview guests, and conclude with reviewing the Keep/Stop/Starts: practical principles and tools to enhance the listeners personal and political life. Every other Sunday at 5:00pm!
Host: Jill Cody
Cruz News and Views
Join us as we explore a range of topics relating to the healing aspects of night time dreams. I talk about my personal dream journey and share what I’ve learned as a dream coach. I interview experienced dreamworkers and others on the path of dreaming, but the heart of this show is YOU, your nighttime dreams, your daytime desires, and your hopes for a better life. Call in, and explore your dreams on the air. Dreams, they really can transform your life. Podcasted episodes available on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Spotify and Stitcher.
Host: Katherine Bell
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).
Hosts: Mathilde and, Jean Kratzer
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Faith Matters is a bi-weekly radio program that features leaders from diverse faith communities discussing their distinct spiritual values and perspectives in a roundtable format. Faith Matters builds bridges of understanding by providing meaningful conversations that explore the foundations of belief and the role faith and religion play in people’s lives. Faith Matters: Spotlight is an occasional series that explores a particular spiritual topic or issue in greater depth.
Host: Seth Schapiro
First Person Singular
First Person Singular segments feature the unique voices of our community, sharing a commentary, personal story, or an observation. To participate, submit 240 words to firstname.lastname@example.org, which should be readable in 90 seconds. After review, the writer will be invited to record it in KSQD’s production room. The producer then edits in the opening music, an intro and an outro.
Host: Mathilde Rand
Good News Santa Cruz
Good News Santa Cruz is a show hosted by a collective of women inspired by the peace and social justice mission of WILPF (Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom). There’s 104 years of history behind this show–years of women crossing many nations and facing all kinds of odds to make a world that works better for us all. And this work is still going on, as powerful as ever. Our show brings that story home, here and now, in Santa Cruz, and in real time. We air interviews with local people who are finding real ways out of the mess we’re in–with stories, ideas, successes and strategies connecting across issues to achieve systems change.
Hosts: The Good News Team
In the Garden
In the Garden presents information on best practices for home gardens, current weather conditions, information on upcoming garden-related events, details regarding assistance needed for community garden projects, and advice from experts guests. Relevant music from all genres as program transitions.
Hosted by: Joe Truskot
Katz on Dogs
Talk of the Bay Fridays
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Reflections on Buddhism
Reflections on Buddhism is a monthly discussion with local Buddhist monastic Venerable Tenzin Chogkyi and Patrick McGinn (host) that bridges the worlds of Buddhist thought, current events and the latest research in the field of positive psychology.
Hosts: Patrick McGinn, Brigitte Reardon
Santa Cruz Naturalist
State of Mind
STATE of MIND features intimate conversations about mental health and wellness with psychotherapist Debra Sloss. Guests share personal stories and professional knowledge on important mental health issues. Explore the complexity of the human experience and hear hard-earned wisdom from lived experience. Join us for new understandings, seeds of hope, and valuable resources. New shows broadcast 6-7 pm on the 1st Sunday of every month. All episodes available as podcasts on Apple Podcasts and Google Podcasts.
Host: Debra Sloss, LMFT
Are you concerned about the Earth’s future? Are you interested in what is being done in the Monterey Bay area to address environmental issues? Do you want to act? Then tune in every other Sunday to “Sustainability Now!” to hear interviews with local scientists, scholars, activists and officials involved in the pursuit of sustainability.
Host: Ronnie D. Lipschutz
Talk of the Bay
Talk of the Bay is committed to covering political, social, and cultural topics from around the Monterey Bay. We focus on current events and people making news locally (from the central coast to Sacramento). We also consider national and international issues, their impact on the central coast, and local responses. We tackle perennial topics like housing, homelessness, transportation, education, and more from a new angle.
Rick Kleffel/Clara Shirley-Appel (Fridays)
Rachel Anne Goodman (Thursdays)
Len Beyea (Wednesdays)
Christine Barrington (Tuesdays)
Brad Kava and Suki Wessling (Mondays)
The Computer Man Show
The Film Gang
Despite the so-called Golden Age of Television and endless streaming options, The Film Gang firmly believes in the transformative power of cinema and the irreplaceable communal experience of watching movies with an audience. Join us each week as we take a look at a film worth leaving the house for.
PLEASE NOTE: We look forward to once again bringing you reviews of local theatrical releases later this year. In the meantime, we hope you enjoy a look back at classic and cult films as well as reviews of new releases available on streaming platforms.
Hosted by: Paul Kanieski, Dennis Morton
The Kitchen Sisters
The Kitchen Sisters Present… Stories from the b-side of history. Lost recordings, hidden worlds, people possessed by a sound, a vision, a mission. The episodes tell deeply layered stories, lush with interviews, field recordings and music. From powerhouse producers The Kitchen Sisters (Hidden Kitchens, The Hidden World of Girls, The Sonic Memorial Project, Lost & Found Sound, Fugitive Waves and coming soon… The Keepers). “The Kitchen Sisters have done some of best radio stories ever broadcast” —Ira Glass. The Kitchen Sisters Present is produced in collaboration with Nathan Dalton and Brandi Howell and mixed by Jim McKee. A proud member of Radiotopia, from PRX.
Hosted by: Nikki Silva
Unheard Voices is a weekly, hour-long talk-show program that aims to create dialogue and education concerning systemic issues, historical and current events, primarily affecting members of the BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) community at large. All issues ranging from a local, county, state, national and even global level. Each show featuring a range of diverse guest from the Community. All speaking about issues that are Unheard and creating new Voices for the Community to hear.