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What to Be is KSQD radio show and podcast hosted by Your Future Is Our Business, a non-profit in Santa Cruz County that helps students explore careers. We interview and highlight the careers of inspirational people in Santa Cruz County and ask them to tell us what their job is really like! Our show airs every Sunday at 7pm on 90.7fm KSQD Santa Cruz. You can also go to soundcloud.com/what-to-be to find shows organized by career sector playlists, stream online at ksqd.org, or scroll down below to subscribe via podcasting platforms. New episodes are uploaded every week!

Email us at whattoberadio@gmail.com if you have questions or if you'd like to be our next guest!

WHAT TO BE Your Future Is Our Business

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What to Be is KSQD radio show and podcast hosted by Your Future Is Our Business, a non-profit in Santa Cruz County that helps students explore careers. We interview and highlight the careers of inspirational people in Santa Cruz County and ask them to tell us what their job is really like! Our show airs every Sunday at 7pm on 90.7fm KSQD Santa Cruz. You can also go to soundcloud.com/what-to-be to find shows organized by career sector playlists, stream online at ksqd.org, or scroll down below to subscribe via podcasting platforms. New episodes are uploaded every week!

Email us at whattoberadio@gmail.com if you have questions or if you'd like to be our next guest!

    Justin Barrett | Jade Sculptor

    Justin Barrett | Jade Sculptor

    Episode Notes
    On this episode of the What to Be Show we hear from jade sculptor Justin Barrett(JustinJade.com). Justin scuba dives off the Big Sur coast as well as mines in the Sierra Nevada foothills to source jade which he then carves into contemporary jewelry and art pieces. Tune in to hear his inspiring career journey!

    • 29 min
    John Flaniken | Real Estate Broker & Investor

    John Flaniken | Real Estate Broker & Investor

    Episode Notes
    Tune in to this episode of the What to Be Show to hear from Broker and Investor John Flaniken. John shares his interesting career journey from graduating from UCSC with a degree in Chemistry to now working as a Broker and Investor in Santa Cruz County for nearly 20 years. John also serves on the Santa Cruz County Board of Realtors Association as chair for Government relations, as well as an active member of the Santa Cruz Sunrise Rotary Club.

    • 28 min
    Peter Truman | Entrepreneur

    Peter Truman | Entrepreneur

    Episode Notes
    Tune in to this episode of the What to Be Show to hear from Peter Truman. Peter shares his interesting career story from working as a sailor in his youth to owning and operating multiple print shops in Santa Cruz county, to recently becoming a relator. Peter is also an active member of the Santa Cruz Sunrise Rotary Club.

    • 28 min
    Tom Hart | Planning and Development Palo Alto Medical Foundation

    Tom Hart | Planning and Development Palo Alto Medical Foundation

    Episode Notes
    In this episode of the What to Be Show we hear from Tom Hart who shares his 30-year career journey with us working in planning and development for health clinics and hospitals in Santa Cruz County. Tom was the VP of Facility Planning and Development for Palo Alto Medical Foundation and is an active member of the Santa Cruz Sunrise Rotary Club.

    • 29 min
    Pablo Orozco-Castro | Encompass Community Services

    Pablo Orozco-Castro | Encompass Community Services

    Episode Notes
    Tune in to this episode of the What to Be Show to hear from Pablo Orozco-Castro who works with Encompass Community Services of Santa Cruz County. Pablo earned is degree in psychology from UC Santa Cruz before obtaining his MSW (Masters in Social Work) from Columbia University. Today Pablo works with youth in our community to help support mental health in many ways including music and so much more!

    • 29 min
    Jen Karno | Designer

    Jen Karno | Designer

    Episode Notes
    In this episode of the What to Be Show we hear from designer Jen Karno. Jen has worked an interesting and varied career from the video game industry with Sega and Electron Arts, to helping organize the bicycling race Tour of California for its Santa Cruz stops, to being a bicycling tour guide, to now teaching theatre and more at 1440 Multiversity: Immersion learning in Scotts Valley.

    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

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Alicia_Claire ,

A great career resource

This is a really helpful resource for anyone wanting to learn about careers, especially anyone in the Santa Cruz area. Many of the professionals have careers related to education, but overall there is a fairly large variety featured.

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