The Regents of the University of California recently approved the appointment of former Homeland Security Director Janet Napolitano as president of the UC system. Prof. Christopher Newfield discusses the implications of the appointment with Elizabeth Robinson. In a second interview, Prof. Michael Morgan and some of his students talk about their [...]
Al Kagan, African Studies librarian at the University of Illinois Library at Urbana-Champaign joined Gerardo Colmenar and Elizabeth Robinson to talk about the recent resolutions on Edward Snowden and Bradley Manning passed by the Social Responsibilities Round Table Action Council (SRRT-AC) during the American Library Association annual conference [...]
REPO MAN’S Sound Man, Steve Nelson, Shares Production Stories 30 Years Later in THE FREAK POWER TICKET Podcast (Now Online!)
During the Monday, July 22nd edition of KCSB's music-and-cultural-arts program "The Freak Power Ticket," host Ted Coe took a trip back to the Reagan-'80s, paying tribute to filmmaker Alex Cox's 1984 punk satire, Repo Man, which was shot in Los Angeles 30 years ago this summer. Special guest Steve Nelson, Repo Man's "production sound mixer" [...]
UN Special Rapporteur, Richard Falk discussed implications of Mohammad Morsi's ouster in Egypt. Coup or legitimate military intervention? Populist or democratic movement. Barbara Barrigan-Parilla of Restore the Deltatalked about the potential impact of peripheral canals diverting water from the Sacramento and San Joaquin river delta and the local [...]
Film Professor Allan Langdale + UCSB A&L’s Roman Baratiak Preview ALFRED HITCHCOCK NIGHTS in “The Freak Power Ticket” PODCAST!
Jimmy Stewart, REAR WINDOW (1954) - From the collections of the Margaret Herrick Library (From UCSB A&L) - CLICK TO ENLARGEThe Monday, July 1st edition of “The Freak Power Ticket” celebrated Alfred Hitchcock's "Golden Era," from the early 1940s into the early 1960s. This special tribute previewed ALFRED HITCHCOCK NIGHTS: Eight Classic [...]
Cool Summer Presents and Santa Barbara's Ghost Tiger co-host the indie-rock quintet's all-ages record-release party tonight, Thursday, June 6th, 8pm at SOhO Restaurant & Music Club. Ghost Tiger "Madeline" Video Still - CLICK TO ENLARGEThis past Monday, June 3rd, vocalist/songwriter Alixandra Macmillan-Fiedel, bassist Kevin Evans, [...]
The Dunwells LIVE at UCSB (4/26/2013) - CLICK TO ENLARGEA few weeks back, on April 26, 2013, British alt-pop quintet The Dunwells performed at UC Santa Barbara’s Storke Plaza. KCSB aired the performance in an hour-long special broadcast, which can now be streamed at your leisure. The podcast also includes Sheamus Nolan’s live interview with [...]
TERMINATOR Film Composer BRAD FIEDEL Discusses Autobiographical Musical BORROWED TIME on “The Freak Power Ticket”: Podcast Now Online!
Brad Fiedel (Copyright Cara Robbins) - CLICK TO ENLARGEOn Monday, April 22nd, Brad Fiedel, the composer best known for his futuristic score for James Cameron’s 1984 sci-fi sensation, The Terminator, was a special guest on the music-and-cultural-arts program “The Freak Power Ticket." Fiedel joined host Ted Coe for an hour that included [...]
Tune in from 12-2 P.M. today for the Zest Pool on KCSB-FM 91.9, or KCSB.org, to listen to UCSB Battle of the Bands' 2013 victor and sweet-singing sextet Alpha Phunk. This self-proclaimed “Sly Stone kind of R&B” group utilizes a smooth-talking MC, feisty female vocals, on point percussion, rhythmic strings, and a crowd-pleasing trumpet to [...]
BIG HAIR & PLASTIC GRASS Dan Epstein Interview #2 – MLB in the Swingin’ 70s on The FREAK POWER TICKET: Podcast Now Online
On April 15, "The Freak Power Ticket" featured an interview with Dan Epstein, author of the lively cultural history, Big Hair and Plastic Grass: A Funky Ride Through Baseball and America in the Swinging ’70s (Thomas Dunne Books). Marilyn & Fritz Peterson, Susanne & Mike Kekich - CLICK TO ENLARGEThe book explores how the clean-cut [...]