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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: Can You Judge A Book By Its Cover? 
We discuss our Question That Matters this week ‘Can you judge a book by its cover?’ New research suggests that the old adage ‘you can’t judge a book by its cover’ may actually not be true. It seems that people can tell quite a bit about a person by looking at them – whether a man would make a good father, for example. Do you think that you can tell the kind of person someone is just by looking at them? If so, what exactly are you evaluating? Are you using your brain or your gut? Looks or feel? Is your first impression useful or dismissive? Could making instant judgements lead to prejudice? Join the conversation! 
Arts Interview: In-Depth Conversation with Mona May Begins at 53 Minutes

I interview Mona May, renowned Hollywood costume designer. Mona’s early career exploded with the release of CLUELESS and raised the status of fashion in film. The New York Times, Vogue Magazine, and Women’s Wear Daily proclaimed CLUELESS “the fashion movie of the year” bringing Costume Designer Mona worldwide attention. Films Mona has worked on include Stuart Little 2, Clueless, The Wedding Singer, Enchanted, The Haunted House and 8mm to name but a few. Mona May’s trademark joie de vivre is clearly evident in her work, and it injects a bold, sexy confidence into her designs. Mona’s deep understanding of both design and anatomy combine to render the actor and the character inseparable, including many roles played by such Hollywood luminaries as Nicole Kidman, Emma Stone, Jennifer Aniston, Eva Mendes, Nicolas Cage, Eddie Murphy, Demi Moore, Anna Farris, Will Ferrell and many more. Mona’s dedication to the art of creating characters with fabric, textures, and color goes far beyond dressing the actors. It is an art that spans genres, time periods, and even media – ranging from live-action to CGI. For more info visit

“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