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info_outline Ep 1: Kim TallBear and Jessica Kolopenuk on Indigenous Lead Techno-scientific Innovation 01/11/2021
Ep 1: Kim TallBear and Jessica Kolopenuk on Indigenous Lead Techno-scientific Innovation 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” looks like,and how understanding our relations as kin on earth might help us learn how to live better together on stolen land. Show notes can be found .
info_outline Transformation Highway-Stop the Sweeps-Abbi Samuels and Hannah 01/05/2021
Transformation Highway-Stop the Sweeps-Abbi Samuels and Hannah 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 currently no beds available in local shelters. Abbi Samuels explains that she contacted Gail Newel, health director of Santa Cruz County, about the park eviction and Newel said that if the public health department had been contacted she would have advised against moving the homeless encampment out of the park because it violates CDC guidelines that recognize that dispersing encampments during the pandemic may lead to a spreading of the Covid-19 virus. These interviews with Abbi and Hannah were recorded on Sunday, December 20, 2020 and originally broadcast on Thursday, December 24th on “Transformation Highway” with John Malkin on KZSC 88.1 FM at the University of California Santa Cruz. Update: On Monday, December 20, 2020 unhoused and housed activists acted in solidarity to create Stop The Sweeps, an organized effort to resist Santa Cruz police efforts to evict the on-going encampment in San Lorenzo Park. Since Monday police officers have been stopped from evicting the homeless encampment and closing the rest of the park. Activists used fencing to barricade the police away from the encampment, stopping the eviction. And on December 30 a lawsuit was filed in federal court by the California Homeless Union and the Santa Cruz Homeless Union on behalf of Food Not Bombs, Alicia Avalos, Hannah Hegel, Chris Ingersoll and Randolph Tolley. As a result, a temporary restraining order was issued to stop the city from closing San Lorenzo Park. Stop the Sweeps Santa Cruz petition:
info_outline Transformation Highway- Negativland- Jon Leidecker 12/19/2020
Transformation Highway- Negativland- Jon Leidecker 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 defunding the police. This interview was originally broadcast on November 20, 2020 on “Transformation Highway” with John Malkin on KZSC 88.1 FM / .
info_outline Transformation Highway - Native Resistance - Marty Rizzo 12/08/2020
Transformation Highway - Native Resistance - Marty Rizzo 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 release in Fall, 2021. Rizzo speaks about Santa Cruz Indigenous history, the infamous 1812 assassination of Roman Catholic Spanish Padre Andres Quintana by Native Americans at the Santa Cruz Mission, the Amah Mutsun movement to protect Juristac (), and more. Originally broadcast on KZSC 88.1 FM on Thanksgiving Day, 2017 on Transformation Highway with host John Malkin.
info_outline Transformation Highway - Ugly is Beautiful - Oliver Tree 11/23/2020
Transformation Highway - Ugly is Beautiful - Oliver Tree 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 Kaufman and Iggy Pop, spoke with John Malkin on Transformation Highway on KZSC 88.1 about why the album release was delayed, what it’s like to build the world’s biggest scooter (and ride it) and why he’s done with music and has established a production company called Alien Boy Films.
info_outline Transformation Highway- Visualizing Abolition- Gina Dent 11/16/2020
Transformation Highway- Visualizing Abolition- Gina Dent 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 featuring artists, activists, scholars and lawyers struggling for prison abolition. Presented by the Institute for Arts and Sciences at UCSC, the events run from October 20 to May 19, 2021 and are, “designed to examine the ways people see and understand issues of mass incarceration, detention, and policing in the United States and abroad, challenging the prevailing social, economic, and political worldviews that prisons promote.” “Abolition. Feminism. Now” is the forthcoming book by Gina Dent, Angela Davis, Erica Meiners and Beth Richie, scheduled for release by Haymarket Books on March 2, 2021. This interview was conducted by John Malkin and was originally broadcast on “Transformation Highway” on October 16, 2020 on KZSC 88.1 FM, kzsc.org.
info_outline Pandemicene Podcast- Ep2- Joan Donovan 11/12/2020
Pandemicene Podcast- Ep2- Joan Donovan Tune in to our interview with Dr. Joan Donovan, faculty at Harvard; Research Director of the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy; and host of the Big If True webinar series. We discuss the spread of misinformation, social media platforms, and possibilities for online organizing.
info_outline COMMUNITY RADIO BLACKOUT JUNE 2ND, 2020 06/02/2020
COMMUNITY RADIO BLACKOUT JUNE 2ND, 2020 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 victims whose experiences never made headlines and whose names will never become public. KZSC and UC Santa Cruz work within the same context of white supremacist systems, structures, and conditions that make life more dangerous and precarious for people of color. We need to do all that we can to dismantle these injustices. KZSC, like our country, have taken too long to translate our ideals into action or sustainable change. We must do better, in order to uphold the highest values that we pursue in our mission — to provide "access in a non-discriminatory, progressive fashion to those traditionally underrepresented in the media. This includes, but is not limited to, women, cultural, ethnic and racial minorities, people of various sexual orientations and gender expressions, seniors, youth, children and persons with disabilities."
info_outline KZSC News ~ 15 May 2020 05/20/2020
KZSC News ~ 15 May 2020 COVID-19 rules could force a housing shakeup for UC Santa Cruz in the fall. Fewer students might return to Santa Cruz if most classes are online only, and all dorm rooms on campus could be converted to singles, says UCSC Chancellor Cynthia Larive. KZSC news talks to Larive and others about housing. More at kzsc.org
info_outline Voces Críticas ~ Jan Goff LaFontaine/Jaqueline Mendoza/Jessica Espinoza July 18 2019 09/26/2019
Voces Críticas ~ Jan Goff LaFontaine/Jaqueline Mendoza/Jessica Espinoza July 18 2019 Jan Goff LaFontaine created the Speaking Out Campaign, a photography empowerment project focused on healing from sexual violence. The healing stories of Mendoza and Espinoza are featured in the campaign.
info_outline Voces Críticas ~ Cross-border activism w/ Alan Gomez Aug 15 2019 09/23/2019
Voces Críticas ~ Cross-border activism w/ Alan Gomez Aug 15 2019 Historian professor Alan Eladio Gómez of 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).
info_outline Voces Críticas ~ Puerto Rico with Juan Davila July 25 2019 09/16/2019
Voces Críticas ~ Puerto Rico with Juan Davila July 25 2019 Juan Carlos Davila, a documentary filmmaker, journalist and PhD student in Latin American and Latinx Studies at UC Santa Cruz, discusses two weeks of street protests resulting in the official resignation of Puerto Rican Governor Ricardo Rosello.
info_outline Voces Críticas ~ Paulina Moreno & Joseph Watkins June 27 2019 08/30/2019
Voces Críticas ~ Paulina Moreno & Joseph Watkins June 27 2019 A joint interview with Paulina Moreno and Joseph Watkins of the 2020 Census Project at the Community Action Board about organizing for Census 2020 in Santa Cruz county and beyond.
info_outline Unquestionable: Rep. Barbara Lee, Ft. Octostrange 07/24/2019
Unquestionable: Rep. Barbara Lee, Ft. Octostrange Anti-war congresswoman Barbara Lee, reducing waste and increasing pay in restaurants, and a new track by Octostrange are on the menu with Dan Woo and new cohost Jasper Ramirez...who is grilled on how he got in to the air room.
info_outline Voces Críticas ~ Watsonville Project May 23 2019 05/29/2019
Voces Críticas ~ Watsonville Project May 23 2019 **Please note this interview covers a sensitive topic and may not be suitable for all listeners.** This special episode is co-produced by three Watsonville High School students - Nance Rodriguez, Dafne Martinez, and Casey Martinez - about surviving sexual assault
info_outline Unquestionable: Professor Grace Peña Delgado, UCSC 05/29/2019
Unquestionable: Professor Grace Peña Delgado, UCSC "Making the Chinese Mexican" author tills the historical context of nationalism...exploring discrimination both aimed at, and stemming from, Mexico over the past century.
info_outline Voces Críticas ~ Rebecca Hernandez and Rennea Howell May 2 2019 05/29/2019
Voces Críticas ~ Rebecca Hernandez and Rennea Howell May 2 2019 Dr. Rebecca Hernandez (Mexican-American and Mescalero Apache), Director of the American Indian Resource Center (AIRC) at UC Santa Cruz and Rennea Howell (member of the Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma), AIRC student intern discuss the epidemic of missing and murdered indigenous women.
info_outline Voces Críticas ~ Alberto Ledesma, April 18 2019 05/28/2019
Voces Críticas ~ Alberto Ledesma, April 18 2019 Alberto Ledesma, an Assistant Dean for Diversity at U.C. Berkeley, was brought undocumented to Oakland, California at eight years old. He discusses his book "Diary of a Reluctant Dreamer: Undocumented Vignettes from a Pre-American Life" (The Ohio State University Press, 2017).
info_outline Voces Críticas ~ Sandra Soto April 11 2019 05/28/2019
Voces Críticas ~ Sandra Soto April 11 2019 Sandra Soto, Associate Professor or Gender and Women's Studies at the University of Arizona (UofA), discusses the charges brought against three UofA students for protesting a campus presentation on March 19, 2019 by armed Border Patrol agents. The students are known as #TheArizona3.
info_outline Unquestionable: Labor Rights w/ Shannon Liss-Riordan 05/14/2019
Unquestionable: Labor Rights w/ Shannon Liss-Riordan Labor rights attorney Shannon Liss-Riordan. talks about ensuring fair business practices in the gig economy as well as older economic sectors, her $20 million settlement victory from Uber, and a possible run for senate in Mass.
info_outline KZSC Interviews - Davon Thomas, Student Union Assembly Vice President of External Affairs 05/11/2019
KZSC Interviews - Davon Thomas, Student Union Assembly Vice President of External Affairs 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.