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It’s A Question Of Balance ® radio show balances the intellectual with the creative, exploring whether we have more in common than divides us through thought-provoking conversations – out and about with people on the street on different topics, and in the studio with inspiring guests from the arts. Balance is not a compromise. Balance is truth distilled from many places creating cohesive understanding.

Topic: Out And About – Conversations on the Street about Questions That Matter: What Is The Nature Of True Courage?

Ruth and Helena de Crispo

We discuss our Question That Matters this week ‘What is the nature of true courage?’ We often hear about physical acts of bravery but courage can take many forms, moral and emotional as well as physical. What constitutes courage to you? Have you an example of when you had to have courage in your life? Local people share their views with Ruth on the show’s Out and About feature.

Arts Interview: In-Depth Conversation with Helena De Crespo Begins at 53 Minutes


I interview international actress, director, and founder of Save World Art, Helena De Crespo. Born in Spain, educated in Britain and now resident in Portland, Oregon, Helena is an award-winning actress, world traveller and humanitarian. Having worked at her craft in over 16 countries, she has seen at first hand that societies crumble, national identities wither, and human dynamics fail if the arts and their important heritages are allowed to die. She founded Save World Art to protect indigenous art forms at the point of extinction. She shares some of her inspiring life and work with Ruth live in the KSCO studio. For more info visit and

“It’s A Question of Balance ® so rare among radio talk shows, lets its subjects breathe. With her discursive style and pleasingly eccentric range of curiosity, host Ruth Copland each week treats her listeners to two hours of Whole Brain Radio.
Hampton Sides – Internationally bestselling author, award-winning journalist, and historian

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