KZSC Radio

Click HERE to learn about my new KZSC radio show Voces Críticas/Critical Voices (launched January 2017).

Many years ago as a graduate student at the University of California, Santa Barbara, I participated in a radio collective with other graduate students on a show we called “Voices for Global Justice” at KCSB. We were on the air for about one year following the September 11, 2001 attacks in the United States, determined to offer our critical perspective and views to the mainstream discourse at the time. I have been eager to get back on the radio for many years and am delighted to finally connect with KZSC. Please return to this page for podcasts featuring select shows.

KZSC’s Mission Statement [abbreviated]
KZSC is a non-commercial, educational public radio station licensed by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to the University of California. The station’s responsibilities are to both the license grantor and license holder.

The station’s responsibility to the UC Regents is to serve as a training ground for UC Santa Cruz students wishing to pursue a professional career or a vocational activity in the broadcast industry. The station is also obligated by the FCC to operate as a public service to Santa Cruz, San Benito, and Monterey county audiences, offering programming in “the public interest.”

KZSC is dedicated to airing alternative viewpoints that often differ from the broadcasts found on many commercial stations. Our creative and educational endeavors will be guided by honesty, balance and sensitivity.

PODCASTS/VIDEOS

December 28, 2016Guest host Sylvanna Falcón interview Derek Conrad Murray on KZSC’s Artists on Art
This interview with UCSC Associate Professor Derek Conrad Murray was primarily about his book Queering Post-Black Art: Artists Transforming African-American Identity After Civil Rights (2016, I.B. Tauris, UK).   Interview topics include “post-black” (this does not mean post-racial) cultural production and focusing on four African American artists who are the focus of the book: Glenn Ligon, Kehinde Wiley, Michalene Thomas, and Kalup Linzy.
*Special thanks to Nada Miljkovic for the invitation to be the guest host on her show.

December 27, 2016Guest host Sylvanna Falcón interviews Hillary Angelo and Lindsey Dillon on KZSC’s Universal Grapevine
This interview with UCSC Sociology Assistant Professors Hillary Angelo and Lindsey Dillon took place on Bruce Bratton’s Universal Grapevine at KZSC. Topics discussed include urban sustainability, “toxic tours” of Bayview Hunters Point in San Francisco, protecting climate change data, and the social conflicts of nature.  We also talked about an upcoming UCSC conference called “Democratizing The Green City” about Santa Cruz scheduled for February 2017.
*Special thanks to Bruce Bratton for the invitation to be the guest host on his show.

October 20, 2016Sylvanna Falcón interviews Philip Misevich and Konrad Tuchscherer on KZSC’s Artists on Art
This interview with Philip Misevich and Konrad Tuchscherer of St. John’s University is about a film they co-produced called “Ghosts of Amistad: In the Footsteps of the Rebels.”  This film is the 2016 winner of the American Historical Association’s John E. O’Connor Film Award and was part of the UC Santa Cruz’s Andrew W. Mellon Foundation John E. Sawyer Seminar on the Comparative Study of Culture.  Here is a description from the film’s website: “This documentary by Tony Buba is based on Marcus Rediker’s The Amistad Rebellion: An Atlantic Odyssey of Slavery and Freedom (Viking-Penguin, 2012).  It chronicles a trip to Sierra Leone in 2013 to visit the home villages of the people who seized the slave schooner Amistad in 1839, to interview elders about local memory of the case, and to search for the long-lost ruins of Lomboko, the slave trading factory where their cruel transatlantic voyage began.  The film uses the knowledge of villagers, fishermen, and truck drivers to recover a lost history from below in the struggle against slavery.”
*Special thanks to Nada Miljkovic for the opportunity to conduct this interview on her show.

October 5, 2016Sylvanna Falcón interviews Bridget Anderson on KZSC’s Artists on Art (video)
This interview with Bridget Anderson, Professor of Migration and Citizenship and Deputy Director of the Centre on Migration, Policy and Society at the University of Oxford provided listeners with a preview of her opening keynote address for UC Santa Cruz’s Andrew W. Mellon Foundation John E. Sawyer Seminar on the Comparative Study of Culture. The title of her talk was “The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Citizenship and the Politics of Exclusion” and it took place on Thursday, October 6, 2016 at the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History.
*Special thanks to Nada Miljkovic for the opportunity to conduct this interview on her show.

September 7, 2016Sylvanna Falcón interviews Shelley Stamp and Edward Ramirez on KZSC’s Artists on Art
This show was about the art of storytelling through a historical lens in our conversation with Professor Shelley Stamp and with a more contemporary outlook in talking with Edward Ramirez. Stamp wrote a book called Lois Weber in Early Hollywood and Edward Ramirez, current Interim-Coordinator of the Day Worker Center in Santa Cruz who was one of the artists affiliated with the well-received Working for Dignity collaborative research project about low-wage labor in Santa Cruz county.
*Special thanks to Nada Miljkovic for the opportunity to guest host the show and to Keith Rozendal for engineering.

August 31, 2016Sylvanna Falcón interviews John Jota Leaños and Claudia López on KZSC’s Artists on Art
The show was about depictions of forcible displacement through artistic mediums. “Displaced” is broadly defined to represent being displaced from mainstream U.S. history, due to colonialism, social injustice, patriarchy, racism, and so forth. How do they use art to speak back to power. Leaños discussed his artistic process, his pbs.org animated film called Frontera, and his animated PSA shown in Los Angeles about healthy eating (called Evil White Foods). He also shared some of his own music with listeners. López discussed her photo exhibit Expulsion, which will be showing in Santa Cruz on Oct. 6, 2016 at the MAH. Expulsion is a collective project involving four women of color who are using the visual medium of photography to provoke discussions about forced migration by highlighting the lives of those directly affected by displacement.
*Special thanks to Nada Miljkovic for the opportunity to guest host the show and to Keith Rozendal for engineering.

July 20, 2016Sylvanna Falcón, Daniel Wirls, and Nada Miljkovic on KZSC’s Talkabout News and Call-in Show
This show discussed the 2016 Republican National Convention, particularly the rhetoric and tone, and then went on to discuss military spending and the qualifications to look for in a president-elect.*
*Special thanks to Nada Miljkovic for the show description write-up and podcast.