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Michael Zwerling: Saturday Special

With Michael Zwerling

The Saturday Special is hosted by the maverick owner of KSCO and KOMY. Michael, always one to buck trends, enjoys crossfire conversations giving all sides an opportunity to express their views.

  • Saturday: 10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Good Morning Monterey Bay

With Rosemary Chalmers and Rick O'Shea

Good Morning Monterey Bay, in its present incarnation with Rosemary Chalmers, Rick O'Shea, Easton Allyn, K.O., and Susan Simon, is radio at its best.

This locally produced 3-hour drive time show will give you up-to-the-minute "King of the Hill" traffic, news, sports, weather, informative interviews, and lots of laughs.

  • Monday: 6:00 AM - 9:00 AM
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Good Morning Monterey Bay

With Charles Freedman

Host Charles Freedman brings you commentary on politics and current events as well as music from his vast record collection.

  • Monday: 12:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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The Costa Report

With Rebecca Costa

Author of "The Watchman's Rattle", host of the syndicated radio talk show, "The Costa Report" and public speaker.

  • Thursday: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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Dave Alan

With Dave Alan

Dave Alan, one of the most groundbreaking radio talk show hosts since Art Bell, bring you metaphysical and spiritual talk with an uplifting and positive message.

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  • Sunday: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Dr. Joel Wallach

With Dr. Joel Wallach and Doug Winfrey

Call in Number: 831 479 5911

A biomedical research pioneer, Dr. Joel D. Wallach spent more than 40 years in the field of Veterinary Medicine, observing and researching the effects of individual nutrients on animal health, before becoming a Naturopathic Physician in 1982. Today, Dr. Wallach is renowned for his groundbreaking research on the health benefits of selenium and other minerals. He currently dedicates his time to lecturing throughout the world on the therapeutic benefits of vitamins and minerals, and on lobbying the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on behalf of the dietary supplement industry.

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  • Monday: 12:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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Ethan Bearman

With Ethan Bearman

Nationally syndicated talk radio superstar Ethan Bearman burns up the airwaves with national politics and current events.

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  • Sunday: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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With with Greg and Marleen

Your one-stop location for all your culinary news, reviews and ideas. We are the FUN in the kitchen. We are food enthusiasts that have a true passion for food!

We love and enjoy everything with food, and the preparation! During our shows, we will showcase and talk about the following:

- Your Best Recipes, Nationally and Internationally
- Reviews on top Recipe Books
- Interviews with Chefs, Authors, and pioneers of this industry
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- And share innovative ideas so we can keep our time in the kitchen exciting and fun.

  • Sunday: 12:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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Dave Michaels

Pilot Dave Michaels & Various Co-Pilots

A fast paced humorous look at today's headlines.

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  • Monday: 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Michael Olson

With Michael Olson

It's a fact: 100% of your audience eats food, but only a very small percentage of your audience knows from where their food comes!

Every week, as he has for over 940 weeks, award-winning author and host Michael Olson brings the most important issues of our lives to the table for an hour of what's-eating-what-radio that entertains listeners and grows audience.

How will the price of fuel affect the price of food? Is it safe to eat genetically-engineered corn? Will we have to compete with the Chinese for food?

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  • Saturday: 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
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Ruth Copland

With Ruth Copland

Ruth Copland presents a two-hour show with an interview/talk format. In the first hour, we discuss all kinds of topics from all kinds of angles attempting to see if we have more in common than divides us, focusing on debate rather than one-sided conversations. We discuss topics with local relevance and global significance. In the second hour, we keep a balance between the left and right brain by featuring stimulating in-depth interviews with talented local, national, and international guests from all areas of the arts.

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It's the Way of Love Live

With Rockelle and MC Hager

Our shows feature positive solutions and life-loving, uplifting content... what people do for the love of it! We feature positive news, informative interviews with dynamic guests, life-affirming messages, inspirational music, satirical comedy, and the best of what our global community has to offer. We are talk radio in a variety show format.

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KSCO Presents

With Alex Darnell

KSCO radio in Santa Cruz, California brings you a variety of hosts discussing local and national topics.

  • Monday: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Georgia Peach

With Georgia Peach

Georgia will entertain and inform you while she delights you with her Southern charm and sharp wit. She's an unapologetic common-sense conservative who isn't afraid to ruffle the feathers of the powers-that-be with her intelligent commentary and unabashed sense of humor.

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Lets Go Fishing

With Mike Baxter & Allen Bushnell

Mike Baxter and Allen Bushnell bring you local fishing reports for the Santa Cruz area.

  • Thursday: 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Pamela Fugitt-Hetrick

With Pamela Fugitt-Hetrick

Money Moves is all about the one you love the most... your money! Topics include investing, saving, taxes, insurance and so much more. We'll answer your questions about your money and making it work for you.

  • Thursday: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Off The Lip

With Neil Pearlberg

Brought to you by local surf writer Neil Pearlberg, and skate shop owner Terry Campion. The talk show focuses on everything surfing and skateboarding with special guests that you can call in to ask your question. There is local live music, a trivia contest, and up-to-date news of Santa Cruz surf and skate cultures.

  • Sunday: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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Out in Santa Cruz

With Steph Taylor and Shaun Ordinario

Out in Santa Cruz is a locally-produced LGBTQ talk show covering news of the week & sharing the diverse voices of the queer community. Co-hosted by Steph Taylor, Shaun Ordinario, & Rob Watson. Join us live Saturday nights 7-8pm here on KSCO AM 1080.

  • Saturday: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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With Donald Davidson

Constitutional Perspectives is hosted by Donald Davidson, along with various guests and guest-hosts.

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Raising the Standards

With Mike Jacobi

  • Saturday: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Stephen Wagner & Mitch Winick

With Stephen Wagner & Mitch Winick

Join co-hosts Professor Stephen Wagner and Dean Mitchel Winick to discuss issues of law and public policy that affect our everyday lives.

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We've Got Your Back

With Mr. Logic

Airing on KSCO 1080 AM, Santa Cruz's news/talk radio and one of the last privately owned radio stations in the United States, We've Got Your Back will get the conversation going about the growing back pain epidemic in our country. Every week, Dr. Eric and Ben will discuss topics like how back pain occurs, treatment and prevention techniques, the growing concern for "sitting disease" and how it affects the back, the corporate ramifications of not having a wellness program that encourages employee physical activity, and much more.

  • Friday: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Veterans Take Charge

With Dave Ramos & Justin Baker


TASK: Conduct an outstanding radio broadcast FOR, WITH, and BY active duty military, veterans and, their families in our communities and around the world.

CONDITIONS: 2 hour weekly frequency at am1340 KOMY. Broadcasting at 1000 watts reaching from Santa Cruz to Big Sur. Updated, posted, streamed, and archived online.

STANDARDS: Maintain a military bearing and code of conduct while operating with integrity and professionalism in sharing content with the general public.

  • Wednesday: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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  • Tuesday: 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM

The Saturday Food Chain with Michael Olson- May 25th 2013- Cocaine + Caffeine= Coca Cola- Guest: Mark Pendergrast, Author of "The Definitive History of the Great American Softdrink and the Company that Makes It"

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Cocaine + Caffeine= Coca Cola - Guest: Mark Pendergrast, Author of "The Definitive History of the Great American Soft Drink and the Company that Makes It"

Mark Pendergrast joins Michael Olson to discuss the history of the iconic American soft drink.  Learn about the trials and errors of one of America's biggest companies.  To find out more about Mark and his book click here: http://markpendergrast.com/coca-cola

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The Saturday Food Chain with Michael Olson- May 18th 2013- Is the Herbicide Glycosphate (Round Up) Safe to Eat?

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Food Chain Weekly News Topic
Herbicide Glyphosate (Roundup)

Food Chain Radio Show #920
May 18, 2013 • Sat 9AM Pacific

*********                       Michael Olson hosts:   Stephanie Seneff, PhD, Senior Research Scientist

MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory                              

I recently sat in on a Food Dialogues panel discussion titled “The Straight Story on Biotech in Agriculture: The Media and its Impact on Consumers.”


This discussion, which took place in Chicago at the International Bio convention in front of an audience of biotech people from biotech companies like Monsanto and DuPont, quickly became a tug of words between organic and conventional agriculture.  One of the panelists, Dr. Bob Goldberg, was the author of the ballot argument against California’s Proposition 37 GMO Labeling initiative, and so had lots of words with which to tug, and was very good at tugging.

Nevertheless, I was there to tell the audience why I think people are uncertain about their technologies, and the foods those technologies produce, and so offered up something like this:

“You have at your hands a marvelous new technology which has the capacity for ultimate good, and ultimate bad.  You have made it possible for one farmer to grow thousands of acres of food crops with no weeds, and therefore have made their lives much better, and yourselves, much wealthier.  But what did consumers get?  They got food drenched in herbicide and infused with pesticide.  And some of those consumers are starting to ask, ‘What’s to eat?’”

Those who manufacture herbicide-resistant plants say that the herbicide saturated foods are safe for people and mammals to eat.  The herbicides go right straight through us, they say, and they have the science to back up what they say.  And who am I to doubt the wisdom of their science?

Then I ran across the following in the journal Entropy:  “… glyphosate is the “textbook example of exogenous semiotic entropy.”  And… “Consequences are most of the diseases and conditions associated with a Western diet, which include gastrointestinal disorders, obesity, diabetes, heart disease, depression, autism, infertility, cancer, and Alzheimer’s disease.”

This leads us to ask the author of that Entropy article…

Is the herbicide glyphosate (Roundup) safe to eat?


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The Saturday Food Chain with Michael Olson- May 04th 2013- Super Weed- Is Seaweed good for the Human Body?

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Food Chain Radio Show #918
April 4, 2013 • Sat 9AM Pacific

Michael Olson hosts:  Scott Kennedy, FarmaSea

Is seaweed a good food for the human body?
I was introduced to the nutritional properties of seaweed by Robin, a dedicated gardener from South Africa.  “I have a few boxes to take to the flea market,” he said, “May I have a lift?”
When I saw that the boxes contained kelp Robin had drug home from the nearby beach and shredded by hand, I said, “Robin, you have got to be kidding me!   Who in their right mind is going to buy that seaweed?”

“Oh,” Robin replied, “You’ll see!”

After running a few errands, I decided to swing by the flea market to see how Robin was doing peddling his boxes of seaweed.  I found him standing there with a confused look.  There were no boxes of seaweed to be seen anywhere.

“Robin,” I said, “Did you really sell those boxes of seaweed? “

“No,” he replied, slowly and sadly swinging his head from side to side.  “I went to the restroom and when I came back the boxes were gone.  Somebody just took them!”  
The theft of Robin’s boxes caused me to wonder about the value of the seaweed, and later, to buy tons of it to manufacture an organic fertilizer called Soil Essence.   It would be fair to say that I became a believer in the nutritional properties of kelp.  
That being said, the following claim gives me cause to pause: “The people that eat it (kelp) every day or maybe even three times a week, are the healthiest and longest living people in the history of mankind.”
This claim leads me to ask…  
Is seaweed a good food for the human body?

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The Saturday Food Chain with Michael Olson- April 27th 2013- Should We Send the World's Hungry Food or Money?

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Food Chain Radio Show #917
April 27, 2013 • Sat 9AM Pacific

Michael Olson hosts:  Kathy Kozer, National Family Farm Coalition; Eric Munoz,

Oxfam America;  Mary Kay Thatcher, American Farm Bureau Federation

Should we send the hungry food or money?

When possible, the United States sends the surplus crops of its farmers to feed the world’s hungry.
The Obama administration is planning to change this traditional way of aiding the world’s hungry:  Instead of sending the surplus crops of its farmers, the administration wants to send the surplus money of its taxpayers.

The reason put forth for this change of plans is simple:  Sending surplus U.S. crops to the hungry destroys the market for local agriculture.  After all, the reasoning goes, local farmers cannot compete with free crops from abroad, and when local agriculture is destroyed, the hungry become even hungrier.

But others say sending surplus U.S. taxpayer money to foreign farmers will undermine the competitiveness of U.S. farmers and related industries. After all, the reasoning goes, what U.S. farmer can compete with foreign farmers receiving free U.S. taxpayer money?
This disagreement over how the U.S. should administer its food aid leads us to ask…  
Should we send food or money?

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