On this week's Universal Grapevine, Bruce interviews Jodi Frediani, forestry consultant for the Sierra Club and director of the Central Coast Forest Watch, and Pat Matacjek from Friends of Arana Gulch.
Kai and Richard talk about the LGBT year in review, holiday tips from PFLAG, top news stories of 2011, community calendar and announcements.
Santa Cruz Superior Court Judge Jeff Almquist is on the show followed by Patricia Zavella, UCSC professor of Latin American & Latino Studies, who talks about her new book, I'm Neither Here nor There.
Hillary Clinton speech at United Nations, LGBT news, community calendar and announcements.
Bruce Bratton interviews Nathaniel Berman, Music Director of The Santa Cruz County Youth Symphony as well as Leta Miller, Professor of Music at UCSC.
An interview with PFLAG representatives Cheryl Rebottaro, Heidi Brancatelli and Sue Schotland about the kick off meeting for the new Santa Cruz chapter. News community callendar and announcements.
Guest Bob Taren speaks about city and county political issues. Guest Jim Mosher discusses alcohol legal policies.
Guest Ralph Abraham speaks about mathematics, culture and education. Guest Gary Patton discusses water use and desalination plants.
Nine Bookshop Santa Cruz Young Writers Contest winners read their entries.
Guest Don Young discusses his book, "The Battle For Snow Mountain." Guest Robert Sward discusses his book "New and Selected Poems 1957-2011."
Guest Nina Simon discusses the Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History and Meg Sandow discusses the Homeless Garden Project.
Kai and Richard talk about Barney Frank's retirement, Harvey Milk's assasination anniversary, Salvation Army, and LGBT people in military.