Dr. Wallach & Dead Doctors Don't Lie Live Show: 888-379-2552

KSCO Live Show: 831-479-1080      KSCO Office: 831-475-1080

Important! For Dead Doctors Don't Lie Use: 888-379-2552

Jon Ronson Special Guest on It’s A Question Of Balance with Ruth Copland Saturday 4th April 9-10 PM


Photo by: Emli Bendixen

This week as her special guest from the arts Ruth Copland is pleased to be interviewing internationally best-selling writer, journalist, screenwriter, radio presenter and film-maker Jon Ronson. If you enjoy the interview you can meet Jon in person at Bookshop Santa Cruz on Friday April 10th at 7:30 PM for a talk and book-signing. Born in Wales, Jon currently lives in London and New York. Author of nine books and numerous articles, Jon’s non-fiction books, The Psychopath Test; Them: Adventures with Extremists; Lost at Sea; and The Men Who Stare At Goats have all been international and New York Times bestsellers. The Men Who Stare At Goats was adapted into a film starring George Clooney, and The Psychopath Test is to be adapted into a thriller starring Scarlett Johansson. Jon is a documentary film-maker, directing, writing and hosting by turns; his many films include Stanley Kubrick's Boxes and The Secret Rulers of the World. His first fictional screenplay, called Frank and written with Peter Straughan, won the British Independent Film Awards Best Screenplay award. Jon is currently writing and directing a silent comedy, The Dog Thrower. In the UK Jon writes regularly for The Guardian newspaper and has produced and presented radio shows including the BBC Radio 4 show Jon Ronson On… which has been nominated for a Sony Award four times. In the US he’s a regular contributor to the Public Radio International show This American Life and GQ magazine. Jon’s latest book So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed has just come out.

Tune in Saturday 9-10 PM to find out more about the life and art of Jon Ronson. For more info and to hear previous shows visit www.itsaquestionofbalance.com

Comment (0) Hits: 366

‘Should Children Be Paid To Learn?’ It’s A Question Of Balance 8-9 PM Saturday 4th April

This Saturday 4th April 8-9 PM on It’s A Question Of Balance with Ruth Copland we consider ‘Should Children Be Paid To Learn?’ According to research papers quoted in Education Week and the Journal of Human Resources a dozen states in America have offered financial incentive programmes to students ranging from students being paid to read to receiving in some instances hundreds of dollars for good grades. But should children be paid to learn? Michael Sandel in his book What Money Can’t Buy states that economic reasoning suggests that two incentives should work better than one but there is also the possibility that the monetary incentive will undermine the intrinsic one leading to less reading over time. Is there any harm in offering children financial incentives if it gets them to do the work? What life lessons do you think children might learn from being offered money to read, or get better grades, rather than learning to motivate themselves? Could it be teaching them that studying is a chore? Or would they perhaps gain an intrinsic love of reading, for example, as a by-product of learning for pay?

What do you think? Ruth Copland gets 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

Comment (0) Hits: 255

For Those Who Missed Georgia's Response to the Sat Special "roasting" - March 18th Show

If you missed Georgia's response to her "roasting" on the Saturday Special, take a listen to her dynamic and prudent response.

This particular show has been hailed as "Georgia at her best".

Don't miss out!

Take a Listen!

Download

Comment (0) Hits: 241

‘Should you have the right to be forgotten on the internet?’ It’s A Question Of Balance 8-9 PM Saturday 28th March

This Saturday 28th March 8-9 PM on It’s A Question Of Balance with Ruth Copland we consider ‘Should you have the right to be forgotten on the internet?’ Last year, the Court of Justice ruled that Europeans have the right to ask Internet search engines like Google to remove links from their name to information that is inadequate, irrelevant, no longer relevant or excessive. Removal is not automatic, the decision is reached by weighing the person’s privacy against the public’s right to know. This ruling has become popularly known as the right-to-be-forgotten. Americans do not currently have this right. How do you feel about that? Would you like to be able to control what information about you can be accessed through internet searches? Is it a problem our past follows us so closely now? Or are there benefits to society from this? Should you have the right to be ‘forgotten’ on the internet?

What do you think? I get the opinions of people on the street 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

Comment (0) Hits: 226

Daniel Handler a.k.a. Lemony Snicket Special Guest on It’s A Question Of Balance with Ruth Copland Saturday 28th March 9-10 PM

 

This week as Ruth Copland’s special guest from the arts she is pleased to be interviewing internationally renowned, best-selling writer and musician Daniel Handler aka Lemony Snicket. Born in San Francisco, Daniel is the author of five novels under his own name and as Lemony Snicket, has written numerous highly popular books including the best-selling series All The Wrong Questions as well as A Series of Unfortunate Events, which has sold more than 60 million copies, was the basis of a feature film starring Jim Carrey, Meryl Streep, and Jude Law, and is to be produced as a Netflix original series. In addition, Daniel has written with artist and author Maira Kalman Why We Broke Up, which won the Michael J. Printz Honor and has worked with Kalman on the book Girls Standing on Lawns and the soon-to-be-released Hurry Up and Wait. Daniel also works extensively in music, serving as the adjunct accordionist for the music group The Magnetic Fields and collaborating with composer Nathaniel Stookey and songwriter Stephin Merritt. His latest book for adults We Are Pirates is in the opinion of Neil Gaiman “the strangest, most brilliant offering yet from the mind behind Lemony Snicket”.

Tune in Saturday 9-10 PM to find out more about the life and art of Daniel Handler. For more info and to hear previous shows visit www.itsaquestionofbalance.com

Comment (0) Hits: 233

Bob Fitch Special Guest on It’s A Question Of Balance with Ruth Copland Saturday 21 March 9-10 PM

Photo by: David Bacon

Photo by: David Bacon

This week as my special guest from the arts I’m pleased to be interviewing iconic photographer and photo-journalist Bob Fitch. Bob’s photo archives are a principal source for the iconic images of the peace, social justice and cultural movements of the last 60 years including intimate photo documentary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the Black Civil Rights Movement; Cesar Chavez and the United Farmworkers; Dorothy Day and the Catholic Workers; Joan Baez and David Harris and the Draft Resistance; Fathers Phillip and Daniel Berrigan; Congressman Ronald V. Dellums and other participants in this vibrant period of history. Such is the quality and significance of Bob’s work that in October 2013 Bob's images were acquired by Stanford University to establish the Bob Fitch Photographic Archive at the Stanford University Libraries. Bob’s photographs have also been featured in two Smithsonian traveling exhibits. Bob moved to Watsonville, CA in 2008 where he manages his photo archives and, although affected by Parkinson’s disease, remains active in community empowerment programs.

Join me Saturday 9-10 PM to find out more about the life and art of Bob Fitch. For more info and to hear previous shows visit www.itsaquestionofbalance.com

Comment (0) Hits: 279