Santa Cruz Film Festival with Elizabeth Gummere and Local Young Band Fall Forward


In the first hour, Ruth Copland interviews Santa Cruz Film Festival Director Elizabeth Gummere about the upcoming festival, now in its 12th year. We talk about the festival's history, women in film, the submission process, how they strike a balance between different kinds of films and the events lined up for this year 7-10 November. Check out details at

In the second hour, Ruth Copland talks to local band Fall Forward and MC Hager calls in with This Day In History.

Fall Forward comprises the Ward brothers, Jay (17) and Carl (13). Scotts Valley natives, the brothers recently recorded their debut EP called Boxes and Strings with 6 songs written and co-produced by Jay. Having played music from a young age, the bios are going from strength to strength with Jay recently coming second (out of 100 songwriters) in the Santa Cruz Songwriters Showcase. Ruth talks to them about the inspiration behind their music and plays tracks from the the EP, as well as the boys playing live in the studio. Check out their music at

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