Photograph by Dina Scoppettone
It’s A Question of Balance® is broadcast live in California, USA, on independent stations KSCO AM 1080 Santa Cruz, KSCO 104.1 FM, KOMY AM 1340 Watsonville, and KSCO.com Live Stream on Saturday evenings 8-9 PM Pacific Standard Time.
The show is currently on sabbatical in terms of live broadcasting. We invite you to listen to the podcasts of the show on this site under Listen To Shows or by clicking on the Guests or Topics tabs. There are hundreds of amazing arts guest interviews and thought-provoking topic discussions to choose from!
Ruth with Liam, the radio show dog
It’s A Question Of Balance® has a topic hour and an arts hour. The show combines a debate topic with an arts interview because discussion and creativity are two of the most vital ways we engage with the world.
Ruth comments “I want to bring an approach to commercial talk radio that provides a different way of talking, of opening up discussion that is more fruitful. The purpose of the topic hour of the show is to try to ask questions that make us think. I’m not necessarily trying to find a definitive answer to the issue, I’m trying to start a thought process, a conversation, to walk around a topic and look at it from different angles. In the Out and About feature, where I interview people on the street, I am giving a voice to people, without an agenda. I am not trying to equally weight opinion; I am featuring the thoughts of the people who agree to be interviewed. What I’m hoping is that by listening to others’ thoughts we may find ourselves revolving the topic in our own minds and explore what we feel about it. Maybe even see a new perspective.”
Ruth says “Art gives us a way of entering into another’s experience of the world. This can be by turns exciting, unsettling, pleasurable and healing. In my interviews I try to go beneath the surface and find out what motivates the guest to make their art; to explore how their life experiences have shaped and inspired their work and what place they see for art in the modern world.”