.John Malkin

November 28, 2023

A Look from Behind Bars

Anthony Michael Jefferson describes himself as a “returned citizen.” The actor, playwright and chef was incarcerated for 23 years in Soledad State Prison for first degree murder and was released in 2015. The Bumpy Road Less Traveled is Jefferson’s powerful one-person play...
October 25, 2023

De-evolution Is Real

DEVO, the band that brought the world “Whip It” and “Freedom of Choice” brings their farewell tour to the Santa Cruz Civic on November 2. John Malkin has an interview
October 11, 2023

Punching Out Prisons

Maria Gaspar uses jail bars, film and sculpture to challenge the prison industrial complex. Chicago-based artist Maria Gaspar grew up a few blocks from the...
September 20, 2023

Music For Abolition

Terri Lyne Carrington is a jazz drummer, educator and author who grounds her projects in feminism, spiritual liberation and the movement to abolish prisons and police. Carrington will be performing at the Monterey Jazz Festival Sunday at 1:50pm with her band New Standards. Later Sunday she’ll be at the Pacific Jazz Café in a panel discussion with Angela Davis and Gina Dent.
August 30, 2023

You’re Precious

Alabaster DePlume moves through the world with a sense of compassionate curiosity. The poet/singer/saxophonist, whose given name is Gus Fairbairn says, “Curiosity is one antidote to fear.”
Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu in The Book of Joy by Doug Abrams
February 15, 2017

Preview: A Discussion of Joy in the Face of Adversity

Local author Doug Abrams discusses a message of compassion and joy from Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu
October 11, 2016

Free Radio Santa Cruz Celebrates 21st Birthday

A look back at the pirate station’s brave history, including a federal raid that briefly took it off the air
April 26, 2016

Here Come the Drones

Ex-CIA analyst Ray McGovern discusses the realities and dangers of drones at Reel Work Film Festival screening