Ruth Copland interviews Veronica Roth, internationally best-selling sci-fi/ fantasy author of the hugely popular Divergent series of novels and blockbuster movies. Listen to the interview hereIt's A Question of Balance - Veronica Roth (broadcast on Jan 14th). The Divergent trilogy has been adapted into a blockbuster series of films starring Shailene Woodley and Theo James. The first Divergent film grossed $270 million in global box office and Veronica is one of the top-selling authors in the world. Veronica is making her only Bay Area appearance at Santa Cruz High on January 23rd courtesy of Bookshop Santa Cruz to launch her new highly-anticipated book Carve The Mark. Sure to sell out, advance ticket purchase is a must (info at bookshopsantacruz.com).
Veronica writes young adult (YA) fiction and believes that reading fosters empathy and curiosity, qualities that are especially important for young people to develop. Research shows, however, that 55% of YA fiction is bought by readers over the age of 18 - so she has plenty of adult fans too all over the world! Join me and Veronica to find out why her work is so popular. For more info on the show and to listen to podcasts of previous shows visit www.itsaquestionofbalance.com
A Tribute To Kay Zwerling Featuring Kay's Commentaries
KSCO is sad to report the passing of our matriarch, Kay Zwerling, at age 95.
Kay was one of the original fans of talk radio -- and was responsible for introducing her son Michael to talk radio at an early age.
Kay and her husband Bernard, were very encouraging and supportive of their son Michael's acquisition of KSCO back in January of 1991.
Over the years Kay became a familiar talent on KSCO by writing and recording commentaries that were broadcast several times throughout the day on KSCO for more than fifteen years. In 2011, at the age of 90, and in response to many requests by listeners, Kay compiled many of her commentaries into a book, "For KSCO, I'm Kay Zwerling."
A public celebration of Kay's life will take place in the Spring and be announced on KSCO.
"What an amazing lady -- a true force of nature! My condolences to the great MZ and the entire KSCO family." - David Ferrell Jackson
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"So sorry MZ. I was very honored to have known Kay and to have her at my home a few years ago during the holidays." - Dan White
"My wife and I had the great pleasure to spend time with this great Lady. She will be missed. If you have not bought her book to find out more about her, I highly recommend it as a national treasure to add to your personal library.
Our thoughts and prayers for the Michael Zwerling family." - Mike & Earline Ponder
My Mothers Ground
"My deepest condolences...
What a wise woman she was.
I wish I had the chance to meet her.
She leaves a great son behind.
Highest Regards" - Richard Veil
Sweden admits more asylum seekers per capita than any European nation. The government provides substantial support to immigrants including, financial, housing, and education services. In response, the immigrant community has settled in ghettos or enclaves so culturally opposed to their host country that Swedish police consider them "no go zones". Incidence of rape and other violent crimes has skyrocketed. Is Sweden nobly bearing the burden of a humanitarian crisis or are they foolishly endangering their own culture and well-being?
Watch this provocative video and do your own research.
On one hand there is evidence that there has been a substantial public relations effort, funded by big oil companies like Exxon, to discredit the theory that anthropogenic (man made) climate change is a grave concern. On the other hand, hacked "climategate" emails appear to provide evidence that the "Hockey Stick" climate scientists are doctoring the evidence in order to manipulate public policy.
The stakes are no less substantial than our economy or our lives.
Brush up on your climate debate knowledge with these articles below. Remember, if you really want to have a strong position, study the opposition.
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