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    Transformation Highway- SCPD AR-15 – LT. Arnold Vasquez– Feb. 25, 2021

    Transformation Highway- SCPD AR-15 – LT. Arnold Vasquez– Feb. 25, 2021

    In 2017 an AR-15 military-style assault rifle was stolen from the Santa Cruz Police Department and remains missing. In this hour-long interview, Santa Cruz Police Lieutenant Arnold Vasquez discusses the three-week investigation he led into the AR-15 theft. Lt. Vasquez explains that he was unable to discover when or where the gun was stolen. The AR-15 rifle was discovered missing in May, 2017 and was last seen three months before that, in February, 2017 he said. 
     
    The SCPD AR-15 theft was not made public and some current Santa Cruz City Councilmembers, and the police auditor for the city, learned of the missing gun from me.  
     
    My three-part series on the SCPD stolen AR-15 was published in the Santa Cruz Sentinel and is available online: 
    https://www.santacruzsentinel.com/2021/02/11/ar-15-stolen-from-santa-cruz-police-department-four-years-ago-still-missing/amp/ 
     
    The AR-15 was originally manufactured by ArmaLite and is now produced by Colt. The AR-15 is the civilian/police version of the U.S. military’s M-16 rifle that was the standard issue weapon for U.S. soldiers during the catastrophic war on Vietnam. In addition to the AR-15 some of the other military-style gear that the Santa Cruz Police Department has includes an armored personnel carrier, flashbang grenades, grenade launchers and sniper rifles.   
     
    This interview was originally broadcast on Feb. 25, 2021 on “Transformation Highway” on KZSC. 88.1 FM, kzsc.org. 

    • 57 min
    KZSC Santa Cruz - KZSC News ~ 2021 02 11

    KZSC Santa Cruz - KZSC News ~ 2021 02 11

    KZSC News updates on local mutual aid resources and COVID 19 vaccines

    • 7 min
    CUIP Alumni Podcast: Alison Trybom Lucas on Professional Development

    CUIP Alumni Podcast: Alison Trybom Lucas on Professional Development

    Welcome to the CUIP Alumni podcast as part of the Banana Breath Podcast Coalition. Today, we welcome you to a special conversation with Alison Trybom Lucas, the UC Santa Cruz’s Arts Division Chief of Staff. We talk about her own college experience as one of the first cohorts of Chancellor’s Undergraduate Internship Program, practical advice for students transitioning to the work world, and exciting programs that the Arts Division is hosting for UCSC students to network, learn, and develop themselves professionally.

    • 16 min
    Voces Criticas - Talcott/violence at US Capitol

    Voces Criticas - Talcott/violence at US Capitol

    A dialogue between Dr. Sylvanna Falcón and  Dr. Molly Talcott, longtime friends and collaborators, about the unprecedented coup attempt at the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021.

    • 22 min
    Ep 1: Kim TallBear and Jessica Kolopenuk on Indigenous Lead Techno-scientific Innovation

    Ep 1: Kim TallBear and Jessica Kolopenuk on Indigenous Lead Techno-scientific Innovation

    Welcome to the Pandemicene podcast! Today we welcome you to a conversation with Kim TallBear and Jessica Kolopenuk, two Indigenous scholars at the University of Alberta, Canada. We talk about their Indigenous STS research training program, their upcoming open access class on Indigenous peoples and pandemics, what a “productive embrace of crisis” looks like,and how understanding our relations as kin on earth might help us learn how to live better together on stolen land. 
    Show notes can be found here.

    • 26 min
    Transformation Highway-Stop the Sweeps-Abbi Samuels and Hannah

    Transformation Highway-Stop the Sweeps-Abbi Samuels and Hannah

    Stop The Sweeps Santa Cruz: Activists Discuss Resistance Against Closing San Lorenzo Park  
     
    Human rights activist Abbi Samuels, and unhoused activist Hannah, discuss resistance against the Santa Cruz city manager’s Dec. 17, 2020 executive order to close San Lorenzo Park, currently the site of a homeless encampment of about 200 people. There are currently no beds available in local shelters.  
     
    Abbi Samuels explains that she contacted Gail Newel, health director of Santa Cruz County, about the park eviction and Newel said that if the public health department had been contacted she would have advised against moving the homeless encampment out of the park because it violates CDC guidelines that recognize that dispersing encampments during the pandemic may lead to a spreading of the Covid-19 virus. 
     
    These interviews with Abbi and Hannah were recorded on Sunday, December 20, 2020 and originally broadcast on Thursday, December 24th on “Transformation Highway” with John Malkin on KZSC 88.1 FM at the University of California Santa Cruz. 
     
    Update: On Monday, December 20, 2020 unhoused and housed activists acted in solidarity to create Stop The Sweeps, an organized effort to resist Santa Cruz police efforts to evict the on-going encampment in San Lorenzo Park. Since Monday police officers have been stopped from evicting the homeless encampment and closing the rest of the park. Activists used fencing to barricade the police away from the encampment, stopping the eviction. And on December 30 a lawsuit was filed in federal court by the California Homeless Union and the Santa Cruz Homeless Union on behalf of Food Not Bombs, Alicia Avalos, Hannah Hegel, Chris Ingersoll and Randolph Tolley. As a result, a temporary restraining order was issued to stop the city from closing San Lorenzo Park.  
     
    Stop the Sweeps Santa Cruz petition: 
    https://www.change.org/p/santa-cruz-city-manager-martine-bernal-stop-the-closure-of-san-lorenzo-park-and-the-displacement-of-the-homeless-camp?redirect=false 

    • 53 min

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