The Cruz Report: A Collective

Here we go, it’s fall! The Talk Programming Department has gathered its minions and we are ready to attack–or rather, occupy the airwaves with quality pieces. Look out for The Cruz Report, the Talk Programming collective Tuesday nights 8-8:30pm. Six of us DJ’s will be taking turns throughout the quarter to host the show and air pieces with the shared theme of local news and events. Our audience can expect interviews with professors, performances by local musicians, audio from local events, and even sound collages. Because there are so many of us in the collective, each Tuesday night will be packed with interesting information from a student perspective. The Cruz Report fits in right after Bruce Bratton’s Universal Grapevine, so keep the dial set to 88.1 when you hear those dudes from Creedence Clearwater Revival singing about grapes!

Chancellor Blumenthal Addresses the State of the Campus in his State of the Campus Address

On September 24, 2012 Chancellor George Blumenthal gave his State of the Campus Address to discuss UCSC’s global impact over the past year, and the difficulties that lie ahead.

Photo by Carolyn Lagatutta

UCSC Chancellor Today on KZSC

As the fall academic quarter begins, UC Santa Cruz Chancellor George Blumenthal will offer observations, updates and progress reports regarding our campus at his annual “State of the Campus” address. KZSC will have live coverage today beginning at 3 pm. You’ll also be able to hear a rebroadcast in its entirety Wednesday, September 26th at 7 pm, directly after the KPFA News on KZSC.

Dirty Talk?

At the moment KZSC does not air any “dirty talk” shows-in the sexual sense, but we have had a few sex talk shows in our past. My point is not all talk programming is news, sports or so-called “public affairs”. Talk Programming can be interviews, conversations, lectures, stories, field recordings or (my favorite at the moment) even spoken word and poetry. KZSC’s new Talk Programming department has been riding on the spoken word train this summer. Our  station Librarian has taken it upon himself to sort our spoken word vinyl archives and has unearthed some gems. Ginsberg, Burroughs, Giovanni; children’s stories; African folk tales and more. We’re always on the lookout for more provocative talks and poignant poetry so with the help of the Internet, I present to you some “dirty talk” by the wonderfully talented poet Rives:

Keep your ears open for different styles of “talk” on The Great 88 this fall!