Ruth Copland interviews Jodi Frediani, whose incredible photographs of whales, dolphins, and marine life have featured in national newspapers and permanent collections around the world. Listen to the interview hereIt's A Question Of Balance - Jodi Frediani (broadcast Jan 21st). We talk about her journey through the flower power of the 60s, travelling all over Africa and Europe, giving Yoko Ono relationship advice, and how (having received her first camera at the age of 12) she became such an incredible marine-life photographer.
With a bachelor’s degree and graduate certificate in Art/ Photography, Jodi’s graduate photo project ‘Our Other Homeless’ highlighted the plight of abandoned cats and dogs, euthanised in the thousands by shelters when homes can’t be found. Her photographs were incorporated in books and magazines and exhibited from coast to coast. Jodi has photographically recorded adventures, people, places, and animals across Africa capturing on film an array of incredible animals including elephants and cheetahs. For the past 7 years, she has focused on marine species of the Monterey Bay in California, and for the last 15 seasons Jodi has been swimming with and photographing the North Atlantic humpback whales in the warm waters of the Silver Bank Marine Mammal Sanctuary, Dominican Republic, where she also helps gather fluke ID photos for research. This non-invasive data collection helps scientists to discover where whales spend their time. Jodi has also spent time swimming with and photographing humpback whales in Tonga.
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
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.