Recent Shows

Come here to listen to recent shows.  Other shows can be found under the archives tab or using the search function.

May 31st: US Immigration Politics
An interview with Roberto Lovato, journalist and prolific writer, about immigration, the drug war, national security and climate change.

May 24th: The Politics of Visibility & Undocumented Status
An interview with Dr. Rebecca M. Schreiber, Associate Professor in the American Studies Department at University of New Mexico, on her new book titled The Undocumented Everyday: Migrant Lives and the Politics of Visibility (2018, University of Minnesota Press)

May 17th: No show this week > Tune in next Thursday.

May 10th: **KZSC PLEDGE DRIVE** Re-air of interview with Dr. Patricia de Santana Pinho about the political crisis in Brazil. Original air date of Feb. 1, 2018.

May 3rd: The “Whole Child” Educational Approach
How do you meet the educational needs of the “whole child” beyond what you see in the classroom alone? Dr. Rebecca London discusses an ambitious new initiative she’s a part of in the Bay Area called the Silicon Valley Regional Data Trust. This research project seeks to build a database in which school and social service partners work together to meet the needs of the whole child. Dr. London is an Assistant Professor in the Sociology Department and Faculty Director of the Student Success Evaluation and Research Center at UCSC. Her research focuses on understanding the challenges faced by disadvantaged children and youth and the ways that communities and community organizations support young people to be healthy and successful.


April 26th: The Politics of Curated Stories
How can activists or advocates engage in storytelling as a political tool without compromising the complexity of the narrative? Dr. Sujatha Fernandes, Professor of Political Economy and Sociology at the University of Sydney, and a visiting scholar at the Center for Place, Culture, and Politics at the CUNY Graduate Center in New York, discusses her latest book Curated Stories: The Uses and Misuses of Storytelling (Oxford University Press, 2017) about how the power of storytelling can sometimes undermine structural
changes in society.


April 19th: Emerging Visions, Freedom, Justice
Dr. Mary Thomas worked with 12 artists and independent presses for a new art exhibit titled “Emerging Visions: Creative Practice at the Nexus of Freedom and Justice” (open from April 19, 2018-June 19, 2018).  Dr. Mary Thomas is the Research Associate for the Eloise Pickard Smith Gallery (Cowell College, UC Santa Cruz) and Associate Director of Development for the U.S. Latinx Art Forum.


April 12th: Migrant Families in Santa Cruz County
Dr. Ann Lopez is the founder and Executive Director of the Center for Farmworker Families in Watsonville, CA and an emerita professor of San Jose City College where she taught courses in biology, environmental science, ecology and botany in the biology department. She talked about the work of the Center for Farmworker Families, the health
challenges facing farmworkers as a result of pesticides used in our county, and how provide stability for these families who make an important contribution to our local community.


April 5th: Sexual Policing of Migrant Women
Bristol Cave-LaCoste studies prostitution and sexual policing within immigration policy of the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. She is a Ph.D. candidate in History, with a Designated Emphasis in Latin American and Latino Studies at UC Santa Cruz. She is one of four student presenters at an April 26, 2018 public campus-sponsored event to discuss her research. We spoke about her archival research on the sexual policing of migrant women.