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‘Are religion and violence inextricably linked?’ It’s A Question Of Balance 8-9 PM Saturday November 15th

This Saturday November 8th 8-9 PM on It’s A Question Of Balance with Ruth Copland we consider ‘Are religion and violence inextricably linked?’ Religious scholar Karen Armstrong states that many people “believe instinctively that there is a violent essence inherent in religion, which inevitably radicalises any conflict - because once combatants are convinced that God is on their side, compromise becomes impossible and cruelty knows no bounds.” But is violence in the name of, or in defence of, religion a cover for other agendas?  Does religious violence actually have more to do with politics and social order? Or is some level of violence inevitable in the defence of faith? What do you think? I get the views of people in the local area for our Out and About feature. Join us on Saturday 8-9 PM! For more info on the show and to hear past shows visit www.itsaquestionofbalance.com

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Richard Stockton Special Guest on It’s A Question Of Balance with Ruth Copland Saturday November 15th 9-10 PM

This week as my special guest from the arts I’m pleased to be interviewing Richard Stockton, comedian, performer, writer, storyteller, musician, radio host and Gail Rich Award winner. In 1982 Richard became the morning talk show host of WKDA/KDF in Nashville, Tennessee which was the number one talk show in the mid south for two years. In 1986 he became a full time touring comedian, based in San Francisco. In his twenty-eight years as a standup comedian he has appeared on dozens of national TV shows and has headlined A-List comedy clubs from coast to coast – Improv, Punchline, Comedy Underground, Comedy Works, and more – growing an audience of devotees to his unique take on the human potential movement. His first book, Fondle The Fear is now in its third printing, and is the basis for a TV show by the same name. He also creates short stories of transformation for NPR stations KQED, KUSP and KAZU in Northern California. He is the originator and star of the one-man comedy theatre show Are We There Yet?’- a journey through the past 60 years and crossing into the next 30 – on the voyage of the baby boomer generation. Planet Cruz Comedy with Richard Stockton, a comedy/variety show with the finest progressive stand-ups in the country, along with comedy sketches about the state of Santa Cruz, all to the beat of the Planetoid Band, comes to The Rio Theatre in Santa Cruz on November 15th. Join me Saturday 9-10 PM to find out more about the life and art of Richard Stockton. For more info and to hear previous shows visit www.itsaquestionofbalance.com

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'Can We Retain Empathy in the Face of Fear?’ It’s A Question Of Balance 8-9 PM Saturday November 8th

This Saturday November 8th 8-9 PM on It’s A Question Of Balance with Ruth Copland we consider ‘Can We Retain Empathy in the Face of Fear?’ America is known for its defense of freedom and civil liberties, yet at times it seems that fear-based hysteria can build, reducing empathy and compassion, and eroding defense of civil liberties. Responses to HIV/AIDS, terrorism and threatened health epidemics spring to mind, the recent Ebola scare in particular. Do you think that it is a choice whether we live in fear or not? Do you think the media has a responsibility not to incite fear? There doesn’t seem to be much compassion in the reporting of the Ebola epidemic compared with famine victims, for example. There has also been a bubbling witch-hunt mentality about travelers from foreign countries and exposed health-workers. There are hundreds of things more likely to kill us than Ebola, including our own choices about such things as not addressing clinical obesity, high usage of alcohol, drug-taking, extreme sports, smoking, as well as many diseases. Where does our fear of Ebola come from? Why have we so quickly jumped to concern for ourselves? And if we can’t help but be afraid, can we at least retain empathy in the face of fear and moderate our responses accordingly? What do you think? I get the views of people in the local area for our Out and About feature. Join us on Saturday 8-9 PM! For more info on the show and to hear past shows visit www.itsaquestionofbalance.com 

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Jane Smiley Special Guest on It’s A Question Of Balance with Ruth Copland Saturday November 8th 9-10 PM

This week as my special guest from the arts I’m pleased to be interviewing Jane Smiley, Pulitzer-Prize-winning novelist and essayist. Praised as ‘a diverse and masterly writer’ and ‘one of the premier novelists of her generation’ Jane has written 14 novels, five non-fiction books and a series of horse books for young adults, as well as many essays and articles. Her novel A Thousand Acres won the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award in 1992, and her novel The All True Travels and Adventures of Lidie Newton won the 1999 Spur Award for Best Novel of the West. She has been a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters since 1987. Her novel Horse Heaven was short-listed for the Orange Prize in 2002, and her novel, Private Life, was chosen as one of the best books of 2010 by The Atlantic, The New Yorker, and The Washington Post. She received the PEN USA Lifetime Achievement Award for Literature in 2006. Her most recent novel SOME LUCK, the first volume of a trilogy, the story of an American farming family across a 100 years ending in 2020, has just come out. Join me Saturday 9-10 PM to find out more about the life and art of this masterly writer. And if you enjoy the interview you can meet Jane live at Bookshop Santa Cruz November 12th at 7 PM. I’ll be going so I hope to see you there! For more info and to hear previous shows visit www.itsaquestionofbalance.com

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‘Should artistic expression ever be censored?’ It’s A Question Of Balance 8-9 PM Saturday November 1st

This Saturday November 1st 8-9 PM on It’s A Question Of Balance with Ruth Copland we consider ‘Should artistic expression ever be censored?’ Historically artists are considered highly influential, imbued with the power to touch the soul and conscience of the people and drive change. Various regimes have decimated artist populations in order to ensure the stability of their political agenda. Very few people would argue this is a good thing. However, the potential of art to offend and subvert remains a concern in ‘civilised’ society, with such things as misogynistic pop songs being targeted for criticism. Should artists have the right to shock and appall, confront religious taboos, question political stances, and step beyond the norm or are there instances where their artistic license should be curtailed? Can some art be so offensive that banning or censoring it is the right thing to do so that it doesn’t contaminate our society? Or should artistic expression always be allowed free reign, without any restriction? What do you think? I get the views of people in the local area for our Out and About feature. Join us on Saturday 8-9 PM! For more info on the show and to hear past shows visit www.itsaquestionofbalance.com 

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Saleem Special Guest on It’s A Question Of Balance with Ruth Copland Saturday November 1st 9-10 PM

This week as my special guest from the arts I’m pleased to be interviewing popular comedian and actor, Saleem. Originally from Dayton, Ohio, Saleem is known for his dynamic stage presence, his bold and refreshingly original material, and his ability to appeal to a broad audience without compromising his distinctive comedic “voice”. His credits include appearances on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno”, NBC’s “Last Comic Standing”, TBS’s “Lopez Tonight”, FOX’s “Best Damn Sport Show…Period” and BET’s “Comic View.” He has also worked with music greats “The Temptations”, “Boyz II Men” and Vanessa Williams and comedy legends such as George Carlin, Joan Rivers, Chris Rock, Adam Sandler, D.L. Hughley, Kathleen Madigan and Gary Shandling. Saleem has appeared internationally in the UK, Canada, The Netherlands and the Caribbean, has performed for charity in Israel and Mexico, and has had the honor to perform on tours supporting United States Service personnel for The Armed Forces Entertainment Network in Iraq and Kuwait, clearly demonstrating Saleem’s universal comedic appeal. As an actor he has appeared on ABC’s “Sons & Daughters”, Universal’s “Blind Date” as well as in many popular commercials. His comedy is clean, confident, original and irreverent, contributing to his wide appeal. Join me Saturday 9-10 PM to find out more about the life and art of this very funny man! For more info and to hear previous shows visit www.itsaquestionofbalance.com

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