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Felicia Day Special Guest on It’s A Question Of Balance with Ruth Copland Saturday 15th August 9-10 PM

This week as her special guest from the arts Ruth Copland is pleased to be interviewing Felicia Day, award-winning actress, web entertainment entrepreneur, writer, songwriter, producer, and director. Felicia has carved a unique place for herself and her talents both in the traditional entertainment realm and online. If you enjoy the interview you can meet Felicia in person at Bookshop Santa Cruz on August 22nd at 7 PM. 

An early adopter of all things internet Felicia has written, produced, directed and starred in many shows in the web video world including The Guild, which was a huge hit running to six series and has won numerous awards for web video excellence. Amongst other web projects, Felicia has co-starred in Joss Whedon’s multi-award-winning Internet musical “Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog,” and her production company Knights of Good has produced the innovative web series “Dragon Age” in conjunction with EA/Bioware. In 2012 Felicia launched Geek & Sundry, a funded Youtube channel which aimed to be the epicenter of gaming and lifestyle for pop culture fans with an independent spirit. The channel has many highly acclaimed shows and has garnered over one million subscribers and over 200 million views since its launch. In 2014, the company was sold to Legendary Entertainment. Felicia continues to work as creative chief officer of her company, as well as develop television and web projects for her to write, produce and star in. In addition to acting online, Felicia has appeared as an actor in many beloved roles in film and TV including in Supernatural, Eureka, Buffy The Vampire Slayer, and Red Werewolf Hunter. She was a member of the board of directors of the International Academy of Web Television from 2009-2012. Born in Alabama, Felicia had an unconventional upbringing and schooling and began college at 16 attending the University of Texas at Austin on a full scholarship in violin performance. She double majored in mathematics and music performance, and graduated at the age of 19 in the top 4% of her class. Her life and remarkable career is showcased with humour and insight in her newly published memoir You’re Never Weird On The Internet (Almost).

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

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‘Should Minors Ever Be Tried As Adults?’ It’s A Question Of Balance 8-9 PM Saturday 15th August 2015

This Saturday 15th August 8-9 PM on It’s A Question Of Balance with Ruth Copland we consider ‘Should Minors Ever Be Tried As Adults?’ Critics of juvenile court argue that the line between juvenile and adult is no longer as clear, that children grow up much quicker these days, and they are more exposed to adult ideas and so they can be responsible for their actions. Barry Krisberg, a University of California, Berkeley criminologist states that there is no way a minor can fully understand what they are doing saying “he might be able to recount the events that resulted, but the notion that he comprehended the consequences of his actions flies in the face of all the science we know.” Scientific research has shown the pre-frontal lobe development is not complete until the early 20s. Teens may have difficulty inhibiting inappropriate behaviors because the circuitry needed for such control is not fully mature. This is something that is frequently put forward as an argument as to why the legal age to consume alcohol should not be lowered. Critics of the juvenile court system state that it is not being successful enough at deterring juvenile crime and this is an argument for a more punitive approach in the criminal courts. Concerns about justice being done for juveniles being tried as adults revolves around whether they can adequately comprehend their Miranda Rights, and the complexities of the legal process, research showing that when tried as an adult juveniles are more likely to waive the right to an attorney and to confess during police interrogations; misunderstand that they have the right to an attorney before and during a police interrogation; and erroneously believe that attorneys only serve innocent defendants. So should minors ever be tried as adults?

What do you think? Ruth Copland gets the views 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

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‘How Important is Doing Your Jury Duty?’ It’s A Question Of Balance 8-9 PM Saturday 8th August

This Saturday 8th August 8-9 PM on It’s A Question Of Balance with Ruth Copland we consider ‘How Important is Doing Your Jury Duty?’ It seems that many people’s first reaction to being asked to serve on a jury is to wonder how they can get out of doing it. With many people avoiding serving as jurors, the choice of jurors in trials becomes much more limited and less representative of the population. Is this something that concerns you in terms of justice being served? Judge Gregory E. Mize, Judicial Fellow, National Center for State Courts, says we need to “move beyond feeling jury service is solely a duty. …jury service is a privilege and … a jury summons is an admission ticket to very special higher learning.” Have you thought about benefiting personally from serving on a jury? Or that it contributes to the upholding of our democracy?

What do you think? Ruth Copland gets the views 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

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William Kelley Special Guest on It’s A Question Of Balance with Ruth Copland Saturday 8th August 9-10 PM

This week as her special guest from the arts Ruth Copland is pleased to be interviewing internationally acclaimed artist William Kelley. Known for his use of space, color, and shape to create alluring glowing paintings William has studios in Florence in Italy, and Florida in the US, and has had many exhibitions of his art in both countries. His work is highly admired and sought after by private collectors, including British art historian Sister Wendy Beckett, world renowned designer Adrienne Vittadini, Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Mike Peters, Marchesi de’ Frescobaldi (of the 700-year-old Tuscan winemaking family) and Brian Johnson the lead singer of AC/DC who owns over 15 of William’s paintings. Born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, William began drawing and painting as a young child. With art as his passion he attended the University of Massachusetts to study art but switched majors to history after becoming disillusioned with the department, however still putting himself through college by painting portraits of fellow students. He went on to study for four years at the Museum of Fine Arts at Boston and for two years at the Lorenzo de’ Medici Art Institute in Florence. Travelling widely through Europe and Asia, William drew inspiration from the varied cultures channelling his enthusiasm into his art and moving his focus from portrait painting to landscape. Renowned art historian and author Sister Wendy Beckett states of William’s art “The work, so rich, glowing, cheery, subtle, its colours and patterns so measured in their rhythm, its impact of serious joy so deep.”

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

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

This week as her special guest from the arts Ruth Copland is pleased to be interviewing Darren Korb, award-winning audio director, song-writer, and composer. Darren is audio director at independent game developer Super Giant Games where he has composed the music, conducted voice recording, and created most of the sound effects for the small independent studio's critically acclaimed titles, Bastion and Transistor. Bastion has sold over three million copies and PC Gamer states “Bastion is special, the soundtrack is phenomenal”. Darren’s scores for both games have garnered many industry awards. Awards for Bastion, which was the first video game score Darren had written, include Best Original Score at the Spike Video Game Awards, Best Music Award from Official Xbox Magazine and Best Audio in a Casual/Indie/Social Game from the Game Audio Network Guild. In addition, the track ‘Build That Wall (Zia’s Theme)’ won the Best Song in a Game award from Spike Video Game Awards and the Song of The Year in Gamespot’s Game of The Year awards. The musical style of the soundtrack has been described by Korb as "acoustic frontier trip hop". A soundtrack album for the game was released due to fan demand. Darren went on to write the score and songs for Super Giant Games next release, Transistor, describing it as "old-world electronic post-rock”. The Transistor soundtrack album was released in 2014 and sold 48,000 copies within the first 10 days of release. Darren received his BA from NYU's Gallatin School in 2007, studying Music Production and Music Business. Since then in addition to writing scores for Super Giant Games he has worked as a session musician, produced several New York recording artists, composed for various TV and film projects, written a Power Pop musical, and authored songs for the Rock Band Network. He is also the 2010 national Rock Band champion!

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

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‘Should we be saved from ourselves?’ It’s A Question Of Balance 8-9 PM Saturday 1st August

This Saturday 1st August 8-9 PM on It’s A Question Of Balance with Ruth Copland we consider ‘Should we be saved from ourselves?’ There seems to be a general understanding that it is the government’s job to protect us from other people - murderers, rapists, thieves, terrorists - but I’m wondering if you think it’s the government’s job to protect us from ourselves and our potential bad choices. If we look at how we can abuse our bodies - abuse of prescription and illegal drugs, alcohol, cigarettes, and food, for example, this abuse involves personal choice and personal responsibility. However, some of these choices may be predicated on socio-economic disadvantage, and/or psychological and emotional trauma, which perhaps affect the ability to make good choices. Does it make sense therefore for the government to try to influence our choices in these areas? Should we be saved from ourselves? Or is it up to us? There’s a discrepancy with how we are dealing with poor personal choices in regard to our health. In some instances we are saying it’s personal choice, in others we are using the law to try to control people’s behaviour. Should there be consistency?

What do you think? Ruth Copland gets the views 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

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