Rick Kleffel

The ocean had long been the first great love of marine biologist Shannon Leone Fowler; that is until it took away the love of her life.  In her new memoir Traveling with Ghosts, Fowler talks about returning to the ocean after tragedy. 

Learning to Listen to Your Body for Your Health

Feb 17, 2017

If your body was trying to tell you something about your health would you know how to listen?  Santa Cruz Dr. Rachel Carlton Abrams wants to help you with that.  She wrote the new book BodyWise: Discovering Your Body’s Intelligence for Lifelong Health and Healing.  I recently spoke with Dr. Carlton Abrams (RA).

Santa Cruz's Doug Abrams Crafts The Book of Joy

Dec 9, 2016
courtesy: Doug Abrams

The Dalai Lama and retired Archbishop Desmond Tutu, who have been friends for more than two decades, recently collaborated on The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World.  It’s a book they wrote with the help of Santa Cruz native Doug Abrams.

Adriane White

This weekend Marin Alsop will wrap up her final year as Music Director of the Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music (which supports KAZU).  It’s a position she’s held since 1992.    She's premiered works by America's top composers here, from John Adams to John Corigliano. 

Hometown Inspires Monterey Native's Debut Novel

Aug 5, 2016

Author Lindsay Hatton no longer lives in Monterey, but her hometown inspired her new book.  In her debut novel, Monterey Bay, she re-imagines the founding and the founder of the Monterey Bay Aquarium.  

courtesy: Dan White

Camping is an American summer tradition.  But if you are like Santa Cruz author Dan White you both love and hate the experience.  For his new book Under the Stars: How America Fell in Love With Camping, White crisscrossed the nation and delved into the history of camping.   He recently spoke with Rick Kleffel.

Thanks to Wong family photo collection

The late journalist Herb Wong covered the Monterey Jazz Festival since its start in 1958.  Known for his encyclopedic knowledge of jazz, Wong was also a record producer, educator and radio DJ on the former KJAZ in San Francisco.