Broadcast on October 11, 2013 on KSCO AM 1080, KOMY AM 1340 and Live Stream.

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HOUR 1: Out And About – Conversations with People on the Street about Questions That Matter

Is there something wrong with a world in which everything is for sale? Across America money is being used to incentivise and define our lives in ways undreamt of 30 years ago. From having a free market economy we have become a free market society, with money defining the way we think about everything. Do we want to live this way? Putting a price on the good things in life can corrupt them by changing our attitudes towards these goods and how we value them. But should we be free to buy and sell whatever we choose? Or are there some things money can’t honour and should not buy? Join the conversation

Hour 2: (Begins at 0:54 minutes) Interview with Michael Marshall Smith


I talk to New York Times best selling (and Sunday Times best selling) author Michael Marshall Smith about his 20+ year career and latest novel available in the US, Killer Move. Born in Britain, Michael spent some of his childhood in America and has lived in Santa Cruz, CA for 2 years. Michael writes dark suspense fiction with a hint of the supernatural. He is the winner of the Philip K Dick Award, the August Derleth Award for best novel, six British fantasy awards and the only author ever to win the BFS Award for Short Story four times. Stephen King referred to his Straw Men trilogy as a “masterpiece”. His novel Spares was optioned by Stephen Spielberg’s Dreamworks and his supernatural thriller The Intruders is currently optioned for TV by BBC Worldwide.

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