Jul 27, 2013

Mindful Dating Advice and Live Music of Medicine Road

yasmina2.jpg We talk to Yasmina Porter about Mindful Courtship on It's the Way of Love.  Yasmina is a Mindfulness coach at Cabrillo College's ACE program (cabrillo.edu) and in her private practice. Find out ways of being mindful, find out about your personality type and learn to communicate mindfully.  Finally, we explore the topic of mindful courtship.  You can contact Yasmina at yasminaporter@gmail.com or (831)325-5304.  We are delighted to hear music from Marya Stark's The Garden album. See http://www.maryastarkmusic.com/.

Medicine Road Finally, we listen to the live music of Medicine Road. Medicine Road is a Jimi Hendrix meets Jerry Garcia type band with all original music, excluding several choice golden oldies. Part folk, part psychedelic, part rock. They are a honest, hard-working, loving, long haired, psychedelic, hippy, rock band. See medicineroad.com.

Jul 20, 2013

Santa Cruz Natural History and Oatmeal Cookie Live!

We talk to folks at the Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History, Dr. Daniel Harder, executive director, and Daniel Howell, volunteer coordinator. We talk about Krystals Caves and Kilns, Flowers of the Sea, Storytime, Beautiful bats, Astronomy and Native Bird connections. See santacruzmuseum.org.

OATMEAL COOKIEFinally, the last hour Oatmeal Cookie plays live! Oatmeal cookie is an original Indie rock band with a high energy, feel good vibe that will make everyone get up, dance, and have a good time! Visit them on Facebook.

Jul 13, 2013

An Ecotopia with Dr. Paul Lee and Live Music of Scott Cooper

We talk to Dr. Paul Lee about his book There is a Garden in the Mind which is a memoir of Alan Chadwick and the Organic Movement in California.  Paul Lee was educated at St. Olaf College, Luther Seminary, the Univ. of Minnesota, and Harvard, where he received a divinity degree and a PhD.  He was the founding editor of the Psychedelic Review, founder of the UC Santa Cruz Student Garden Project, among many other projects.  See ecotopia.org.

  We feature musician Scott cooper. Multi-instrumentalist Scott Cooper is a veteran of the San Francisco Bay Area music scene. Though best known for fronting the popular Grateful Dead tribute the China Cats, Scott is well-known for having his hands in multiple projects simultaneously. He has been playing bass with Bay Area jam band the Gary Gates Band for nearly a decade and plays on Gary's heralded CD "San Gregorio General Store" produced by John Nowland (Neil Young, Jewel). Scott’s other current projects include bluegrass combo Wet & Reckless (aka the Intangibillies), performing solo gigs, fronting his own acoustic trio and a side project called the Secret Chimp with Jim Lewin (Great American Taxi). See http://www.volumemedia.com/ and http://scottcooperjams.bandcamp.com/.

Jul 7, 2013

Herbalism w/ Paula Grainger; Indian Canyon w/ Ann-Marie Sayers; Jane w/ Deborah Allen

Ruth Copland talks to British Medical Herbalist and health expert, Paula Grainger.

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Paula is now based in Santa Cruz having moved here with her husband, best-selling novelist Michael Marshall, and their son. Paula is a member of The National Institute of Medical Herbalists (NIMH), one of the most venerable associations for professional herbalists in the world. Paula’s passion for herbs includes a love of nature and the outdoors. She ran regular herb walks in London, helping people discover the astonishing variety of wild medicinal plants growing in our streets and parks, and now runs herb walks here in Santa Cruz. We talk about how you can learn to recognise and use the plants available in this area to improve your health and well-being. Find out more about Paula's herb walks and consultations at


In the second hour Ruth Copland talks to Ann-Marie Sayers, caretaker at Indian Canyon (with her daughter Kanyon).


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We find out more about Indian Canyon, the only land continuously held by the Ohlone people, the first inhabitants of the San Francisco and Monterey Bay Areas, and the only federally recognized "Indian Country" along coastal Northern California from Santa Barbara to Sonoma. Indian Canyon provides a place for Indigenous people who need land for ceremony. In addition to offering 30-40 areas for individual prayer and ceremony, Indian Canyon provides research and exchange opportunities for students and interns from throughout Northern California.

We also find out about an upcoming special event at Indian Canyon that the public can attend -

July 13th, 2013 - Saturday - 1PM to 5PM - 17th Annual Indian Canyon Storytelling.

Featuring: Traditional Storytellers, Indigenous Dancers - Singers - Poets.

Entry by donation: suggested donation (adult $20, student $10, children under 12 FREE) For more information — indiancanyon.kanyon@gmail.com or call — (831) 637-4238

Find out more at


Finally, Ruth Copland sneaks in a preview interview with Deborah Allen, producer and screenplay writer of the film Jane.


Ruth will be interviewing Deborah in depth on the August 24th show but here we learn what the film is about and also a local fundraising benefit. www.JANEbenefit.com

Somewhere in America, a woman is raped every two minutes. Today, nearly 40% of the women raped are between the ages of 14-17. Most tell no one. Embedded into JANE, are the steps needed for girls and their families to prevent certain kinds of trauma, and if they can’t, how to begin healing from them. JANE reminds all of us that no one can deprive us of our essential wholeness. It all starts with a story…Attend the Benefit to help this story get out there.

WHEN: July 20, 2013, from 4-7 pm

WHAT: “Cruzin’ To Hollywood With JANE,” a benefit for JANE The Movie and the Women’s Council of Realtors, Santa Cruz Chapter

WHERE: Canepa Car Collection and Motorsport Museum

WHY? A whole community is gathering to make a feature film that matters.


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