World-renowned poet, writer and activist Nikki Giovanni will be the keynote speaker at this year’s Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Convocation. Still committed to the struggle for civil rights and equality today, her talk will cover “The Privilege of Serving: Art and the Legacy of Martin Luther King Jr”. The event takes place Thursday, February 2nd at the Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium. It’s free and open to the public with doors opening at 6:30 pm. If you can’t make it there in person you can hear exclusive live coverage of UCSC’s 28th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Convocation on KZSC beginning at 7 pm.
The 2011-2012 NBA season has started, providing eye-popping athleticism and excitement!
No players have stood out more than Small Foward LeBron James of the Miami Heat, and Small Forward Kevin Durant of the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Both James and Durant are ranked number 1 and 2 in scoring, respectively, and both players have led their squads to 5-0 records.
Kevin Durant started his MVP profile with a game winning 3-pointer to defeat the defending champion Dallas Mavericks.
Statistically, LeBron has a slight edge on Durant. However, keep in mind that the sample size is only 5 games.
LeBron is averaging 29.6 points, 7.8 rebounds, 6.6 assists, 2.4 steals, and 1.2 blocks. Not to mention, he’s shooting 59.8% from the field and 80.9% from the charity stripe.
Durant is averaging 27.4 points, 7.0 rebounds, 4.2 assists, 1.2 steals, and 1.0 blocks. He is shooting 54.7% from the field, 80% from the line, and is hitting 2.2 3-pointers a game.
LeBron has more offensive weapons surrounding him, playing alongside Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh. Kevin Durant plays with PG Russell Westbrook and 6th man James Harden, but it is obvious Durant is the main scoring threat.
LeBron has two MVP awards to his name (2008-2009 and 2009-2010). Those awards were with the Cleveland Caveliers, and he is still looking to nab an MVP for his talents in South Beach.
Kevin Durant has won back to back scoring titles since the 2009-2010 season (becoming the youngest scoring champion ever), but has no MVP to his name.
Last season’s MVP was Derrick Rose, who averaged 25.0 PPG and emerged as the most prolific scorer for the Bulls since the days of MJ. It is interesting to note that these three players were all top picks in the NBA draft. LeBron was 1st overall in 2003, Kevin Durant was 2nd overall in 2007 (Greg Oden anybody?), and Derrick Rose was the 1st pick of the 2008 draft.
There’s lots of season left to play, but who will win the MVP this year?
All this and more on Slugtalk, Wednesdays 7-8 PM, only on the GREAT 88, KZSC.
LeBron dunks on Gerald Henderson’s head (video below).
NBA owners and union officials have agreed to a new Collective Bargaining Agreement, with the NBA season starting on December 25th!
Tonight on Slugtalk 7-8 PM, KZSC will interview former NBA player Lamond Murray and discuss the new CBA that was ratified. Lamond Murray was selected 7th overall by the Los Angeles Clippers in the 1994 NBA Draft after a college career at the University of California, Berkeley. Murray averaged 11.3 points per game in his 12-year NBA career.
It’s a great interview that you don’t want to miss!
To listen to the Lamond Murray Interview, please visit: http://www.kzsc.org/blog/2011/11/30/slugtalk-113011/
Last week, Jay-Z’s clothing line “Rocawear” announced a new T-Shirt design would go on sale Friday the 11th. The T-shirt featured the slogan “Occupy all Streetz” and sold for $22 online. Seeing as the profits of Jay-Z’s newest T-shirt would not go to the occupy movement but rather to this millionaire’s pocket alarmed many fans and critics who said this was exploitation of the 1% at its finest. Jay-Z has taken down the T-shirt and his online store no longer holds any trace of the design.
Would you buy his shirt?
Every Thursday night at 7pm, after the simulcast of the KPFA News at 6 pm, check out a triple shot of student run news and public affairs programming, offering a new perspective you wont hear anywhere else.
Starting off the first half hour, “KZSC News”, hosted by Adam Bayley, offers local, state, and national news pertinent to Santa Cruz, Monteray and San Benito Counties.
“People you Should Know”, hosted by Casey Coughlin, during the second half of the “KZSC News” hour, introduces listeners to people in the community and beyond. With insightful questions and clear presentation, Casey will introduce you to the people YOU should know.
Afterward, take a plunge into the world of philosophy with “The Armchair” hosted by Nina Morente. With guests and discussions, Nina will open your eyes to the complex and sometimes perplexing world of philosophy. Don’t be afraid of where the mind can take you.
Local KZSC News public affairs programming can be heard Monday-Thursday at 7pm, and for a relaxing and peaceful start to your Sunday Morning, check out Conciliation Sunday 6am-9am every Sunday.
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Due to programming changes at Pacifica, KZSC will no longer carry a news update from KPFA weekdays at 7 AM. KZSC will still carry the weekday morning updates at 8 and the complete Pacifica newscasts at 6 pm every evening. You can now hear your favorite KZSC talk programs anytime. Click on the “Listen” tab on our homepage for podcasts of KZSC Local News, Talkabout, Universal Grapevine, Artists on Art and Conciliation Sunday.