Amy Goodman of Democracy Now!

Democracy Now! is on the road for a 100-city tour, starting with the Republican National Convention in Tampa and the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, running up to Election Day.

Amy Goodman and Denis Moynihan are traveling through many of the electoral swing states, going beyond the mainstream media’s obsessive focus on the latest poll numbers and candidate gaffes.

Join them for a public event near you — to help raise critical funds for the public community television and radio stations across the country.

Kathleen Kralowec on Gamers on Game

Margaret Rosas

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Local “Queen of Awesome”, educator, entrepreneur, programmer, and connector of people and ideas, Margaret Rosas came into the KZSC Studio to talk about the recent successful Third TechRaising Event.

Margaret is a community builder and collaboration advocate. She also founded the Santa Cruz Geeks, Freelance Camp, and Hope Foundry. She is a community advisor to NextSpace.
Margaret co-founded Techraising with Matthew Swinnerton and Andrew Mueller to create an eco-system of technology businesses in Santa Cruz built upon relationships. Techraising is a weekend startup blitz designed to take ideas for new web-based businesses and bring them to reality. It is a safe space for people to exchange ideas, create new products and get a new perspective on business building and life in general.

It began October 17 at 6pm pitching to get the teams and ended Sunday, October 21, at 6pm with the demonstration of prototypes built over the course of the weekend. There were 27 pitches, 16 teams and 16 proto-types at the end of event. Most teams included a designer, developer and a business developer. Volunteer mentors helped by roaming the event and injecting knowledge and sage advice wherever needed. One of the teams, Studio Holladay – Creative Collective, created an instant magazine chronicling the Techraising weekend and looking at techies that have built things and been successful in Santa Cruz.

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Consuelo Alba

On our show October 18, 2012at 7pm KZSC Santa Cruz 88.1 features Consuelo Alba, directory of the documentary ” Common Ground” which will be premiering at the 24th Annual Pacific Rim Film Festival, Ocotober 21 & 24th.

Here’s the teaser for Common Ground about Watsonville’s Pajaro Valley Art Gallery and its lively, multicultural celebration of the annual Dia de Muertos, or Day of the Dead.

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Dance Trapeze

Tonight, this week’s Gamers on Game will feature Lisa Christensen of Santa Cruz Aerial Playground to talk about Dance Trapeze Workshops with Elizabeth Ng happening Saturday and Sunday, Oct 20 and 21 3-5pm at the Aerial Playground in the Ow Building on Mission Extension on the Westside formerly known as  “Wrigley Building”.

The low-flying trapeze is a very mobile trapeze hung from a single point so that the bar and ropes form a triangle. A swivel at the point allows a person to spin, spiral, sail and fly in circles or straight lines. Beginners can enjoy the sensation of flying right away. As dancers gain skills and strength they learn to interchange tone and tricks with flow and release while moving between the bar, ropes and floor allowing for a dynamic dance-flying experience.

Saturday workshop is an introduction to single-point low-flying trapeze. Open to all experience levels. $30

Sunday workshop is a lab to expand on material from Saturday workshop and to explore the dynamic movement of the low-flying trapeze through short dance sequences. Open to those with some aerial experience and anyone who took the Saturday workshop. $30

To register or for more information contact Elizabeth thought quite a bit about maximum of pleasure for the least amount of pain.

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Juliebeth Ingraham

On Thursday, October 11, 2012, the 418 Project’s Next Frontier Artist  & Program Director, dancer and choreographer, Juliebeth Ingraham, came onto Artist on Art to talk about the premiere of her original dance performance, “3 Weeks: My Father’s Last Dance” to pass on his final lesson: Courageously live every precious moment.

The performance features original choreography by Juliebeth Ingraham and an original score composed and performed by Wireless Lovebird who also was on the show, along with six more dancers.

To hear our Artist on Art broadcast, please click the gray ‘play’ button below: [haiku url=”″ title=”Juliebeth Ingraham” graphical=”true”] 3 Weeks: My Father’s Last Dance performance dates are Oct 12, 13, 19, 20 at 8pm, & Sunday October 21 at 7pm @ The 418 Project, 418 Front Street, Santa Cruz.

For more information: 831-466-9770 or Tickets: $15 in advance – $25, available at To make a tax-free donation in support of this show, visit the 418 Project and mark your donation “Juliebeth.”

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Wes Modes on Gamers on Game 10/11/12

Tonight on Gamers on Game will be a talk w/ local game provocateur, thinker and educator, Wes Modes, about Games as a Strategy for Living & Liberation.

Wes Modes is an artist activist who cofounded FreeSkool Santa Cruz, SubRosa, Guerilla Drive-In, & founded The Spoon, an international storyteller’s group. Wes is a radio star and writer among many other accomplishments.

Wes has been thinking about the question, what is games, for a long time.

In a couple of weeks, through Free Skool Santa Cruz , Wes will be teaching a class at UCSC’s Stevenson Cafe, entitled, “Games as a Strategy for Living (and Liberation)” from 4:45-6pm for four Wednesdays in row. The class begins November 14th and continues November 21st, 28th, and December 5th.

This is your antidote to the winter blahs. A class for people who take serious matters lightly and for people who take their play seriously. We create games to help us play the bigger game of life which is itself a playful dance. This is an intellectual & philosophical exploration of games. We’ll talk about games and play, learn game theory, share DIY games, and design our own. Requirements: Bring your playful spirit and intellectual curiosity. This class will build on each session, so try to commit to all of them.

You can hear his radio show,  Night Ride, at his Archives.

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Kirby Scudder

The great Santa Cruz Art mover, maker and shaker Kirby Scudder, digital portraiture, archivist, Sentinel and KUSP journalist, videographer, curator, originator of First Friday Santa Cruz made a movie about me. I’m so honored,

I hope to have him on Artist on Artist in the next couple of weeks to celebrate the opening of the Santa Cruz contemporary Museum of Art at the Tannery Arts. Currently, they have a call to artists for Steampunk; Art & Technology, November 2nd through December 15th.

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