Broadcast on 10 May 2014 on KSCO AM 1080, KOMY 1340 and Live Stream

‘It’s A Question Of Balance’ balances the intellectual with the creative. The show combines a debate topic with an arts interview because discussion and creativity are two of the most vital ways we engage with the world.

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

Ruth Copland in the studio with Jenni Ward
We discuss our Question That Matters this week ‘Does fear help us or hinder us in our lives?’ Fear can be paralysing, disempowering and make us feel that the world is against us. Fear can make us judgmental and critical of ourselves and others. Fear can limit our world view and our aspirations for ourselves. It can place us in a victim stance. It can lead to stagnation. Fear can be a justified response. It can keep us safe by warning us of something wrong. Fear can inspire action and motivate us to overcome. Fear can show us we are stretching ourselves and growing. How does fear play out in your everyday life? Where is the balance between the benefits and drawbacks? Join the conversation!

Hour 2: (Begins at 0:53 minutes) Arts Interview with Jenni Ward

Jenni Ward original art from the nest series
I interview Jenni Ward – sculptor, art instructor and owner of Earth Art Studio in Aptos CA, a sculpture studio offering clay and mixed media sculpture classes and workshops for children, teens and adults. She has also spent much of her time working with Haitian artists and offering art education to schools and orphanages in Haiti. In addition to teaching, she has been creating, showing and selling her own sculptures since graduating from University of Hartford-Hartford Art School with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1998. She exhibits her work nationally and has participated in the Santa Cruz County Open Studios Art Tour for nearly a decade. Her work has also been included in exhibitions at the Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History, the De Saisset Museum and the American Museum of Ceramic Arts. More info